Since we did not want days filled with endless activities (which would feel far too much like everyday life!) we picked an island and hotel that was long on relaxation and beauty and short on busyness. We found a hotel named Ladera that offered peace and quiet, great food and spectacular views.
|View from the Hotel
|Random beautiful setting on St. Lucia
|The love of my life
|Rush hour, St. Lucian style... water taxi was how Rachel and I got around parts of the Island.
|When you spend most of your day in a swimming suit you know its a good vacation
|The pool at the hotel
|Ladera's amazing restaurant...one of the best on the island.
Ladera has only 31 rooms and is more of a boutique resort as opposed to a large Sandals-like place. Nestled about 1000 feet above sea level and perched on a cliff, all of the hotel's rooms have three walls, with the open wall facing the ocean. They are all lined up in a row so you have privacy from your neighbors...more or less. It's luxurious simplicity.
The rooms themselves are made from beautiful hard woods, with cool tile floors and each room has a private plunge pool.
You sleep under a mosquito net and the ocean breeze flows through your room all night. It was nothing short of spectacular.
|Our living room.