Sarah Sleeps Around: Ladera

On St. Lucia’s southwest coast sits Ladera, a resort that’s truly special. And not just because it is perched 1,000 feet up on the mountainside between the island’s iconic twin volcanoes, Gros and Petit Piton.


The intimate oasis, celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2018, is famous because it was the first on island to feature suites that have only three walls.


Stay in any of its 37 suites and you’ll wake to the majestic sight of the Pitons and the melodic sound of birdsong, because the fourth wall is replaced by nature: the sky and sea in all its splendor.


Want to know what its like to stay in one of these singular suites? Just press play. (And then start packing).