Ladera was once part of Rabot Estate, one of Soufrire's oldest and most famous cocoa plantations. In 1982 it was transformed into the unique resort it is today. Taking full advantage of its natural surroundings, Ladera offers a unique design in guest accommodations. The 37 suites all have an "open wall" the west side of each unit is left open to expose the breathtaking view, and the orientation of the buildings maintains complete privacy. As one of the top St. Lucia resorts, the suites are constructed of tropical hardwoods, stone and tile, furnished with locally crafted wood furniture, fixtures and accessories. All units are decorated with local artwork and feature magnificent views of the Pitons and Caribbean Sea.