Perfect romantic getaway nestled b/w the Pitons
Posted Jul 25, 2016
Great location nestled between Gros and Petit Piton. Great meals and excellent staff and service. Across the street from another great restaurant, Boucan at Hotel Chocolate. And a complimentary shuttle close to one of the best beaches on the island, Sugar Beach. Close to the town of Soufriere, but not a great location to visit or hang out, but driving through is fine. They do have a local grocery store though. I will say that we visited Jade Mountain, Anse Chastanet, Stone Field Estate and Sugar Beach Resort and were frankly unimpressed with Jade (i realize their marketing and PR makes you think otherwise, but sharing a resort and amenities with Anse is not that appealing for the price). Sugar Beach is impressive, but rather pricey and a bit stuffy, although worth a dinner by the beach and beach time. Ladera is the best value, experience and romantic getaway. The staff is impressive and will do the right thing no matter what. We would stay at Ladera again regardless of what you read about the bugs, etc. It is part of the romantic experience with views of Petit and Gros that blow your mind and pictures won't even be able to describe how gorgeous it is. The government runs the hikes up Gros Piton, but well worth it. If you are adventurous and in good shape, hire a guide to take you up Petit Piton (find Cameron Vauroque). The start is hard to find and safety should be your top priority with many ropes to get to the top.