St. Lucia is an island located in the Southern Caribbean that is blessed with 2 completely unique sides, making it a 2 for 1 destination for travelers. The South of the Island has the majestic Pitons as it’s backdrop with old plantations and beautiful hidden beaches dotted around the town of Soufriere. Sulphur Springs (Soufriere Volcano) is considered to be the only drive-in volcano in the world. Lush vegetation and very little commercialism make Soufriere and it’s surrounding regions a perfect destination for vacationers and honeymooners who want to connect with nature and completely relax.
Ladera Resort, is a luxurious, eco- friendly, romantic hideaway set in between The Pitons overlooking the Caribbean Sea. It was one of the first resorts to build rooms with only 3 walls leaving the fourth open to allow glorious vistas from your bedroom. Wooden decor with impressionist art, four poster beds with mosquito netting and colorful mosaic tiles in the bathrooms make Ladera a resort with all the luxuries while capturing the natural and authentic feel of the area.
All rooms at Ladera have plunge pools, some are cold and some are heated. The newest rooms are located at Paradise Ridge and these are the largest and most luxurious accommodations that include butler service and airport transfers. Free Wifi is available throughout the resort but there are no TV’s in the room.
The property features a pool, a spa, baths and while there is no beach on-site the resort offers complimentary shuttle service several times daily to Sugar Beach below where guests can obtain lounge chairs and are offered room charging privileges to purchase food and drinks.
Dasheene, the open air laid back restaurant is the main dining venue offering breakfast, lunch and dinner with a focus on Caribbean fare and daily specials along with live music and a weekly Caribbean themed night. The bar is open late with cocktail specialties, local beers and a diverse wine list. Many guests choose room service in the privacy of their guest rooms.
Ladera specializes in weddings and honeymoons with an experienced wedding planner onsite that can help plan a dream wedding and honeymoon. All-Inclusive packages are available and can be customized based on budget and group size. A concierge is on call to organize activities and excursions.
To book your stay or for more info visit: Ladera Resort
The North Side of The Island, near Rodney Bay, is the more modern side of the island with a downtown in Castries and luxury mega- resorts along with expensive homes built into the hillsides.
Eastwinds, In Gros Islet is a boutique luxury premium all-inclusive resort located on of the best most pristine white sand beaches in St. Lucia. Located on 12 acres of gardens with over 100 types of tropical plants, trees and birdlife.
37 cottages ranging from Superior to Oceanfront are spread out across lush grounds leading to the main pool that has a DIY bar with top shelf liquor and a menu board to guide guests in their cocktail making skills. The resort prides itself on the guest experience and the staff are very eager to please and treat guests like family. Within a day of arrival everyone greeted us by name and remembered our drink preferences.
Dining is ala carte with a weekly Caribbean themed buffet/BBQ with fresh seafood and meats using only the freshest locally sourced ingredients and spices.
Watersports are included with snorkeling equipment provided, kayaking, paddle boarding and hobie cat sailing.
Weddings & Honeymoons are the resort’s specialty being able to organize a boutique size wedding from 2 to 72 people.
The wellness needs of the guests are taken care of with an outdoor yoga pavilion with classes available as well as an open air spa that offers massages, facials, and mani-pedis.
Guests wanting to venture out and explore the island have a wide range of activities & excursions available exclusively to Eastwinds guests. Some are included and some have an additional fee.
To book your stay please visit: Eastwinds Inn
If travel to St. Lucia involves bringing the family or a more active vacation is desired, just down the road from Eastwinds is Windjammer Landing. Resembling a Mediterranean-style village the 70 acre resort offers 175 guest rooms located in the hillside or on the beach.
The resort features 6 pools, not including villas and suites with private pools, 5 dining venues, a kids club, a dive shop, tennis courts, gym, full service spa and nightly entertainment. The resort is not all-inclusive but several all inclusive packages are available.
The Spa at Windjammer Landing is New and its holistic menu offers signature massages, body scrubs, facials, and mud wraps using Kerstin Florian products and a locally sourced Signature Product Collection developed by Nat Med, the Spa’s naturopathic partner. Outside guests are welcome to come and visit the spa and enjoy a treatment.
Too Book Your Stay at Windjammer Landing Please Visit: Windjammer Landing