A thousand feet below the resort, the Caribbean Sea dashes against the volcanic Piton Mountains. Faintly scented tropical breezes cool your skin. Your private plunge pool beckons. There are only 9 villas and 23 suites in this ultimate rainforest open-air hideaway. Each offers fine linens, luxurious amenities and four-poster beds made of polished tropical hardwood. And each, deliberately without a fourth wall, invites the spectacular sunsets and astonishing views right inside, to be a part of your very private, very special retreat. Read more: Ladera - St Lucia Resort
Balenbouche Estate is a family run eco friendly historic plantation with four guest cottages. The 75 acre property is one of the most beautiful and peaceful spots on St. Lucia; Balenbouche is like an island within an island and a true hidden gem for those wishing to get in touch with nature and avoid the commercial hotels and resorts. The 75 acre estate run by Uta Lawaetz and her two daughters is a family home, working plantation and heritage site which includes an organic farm and several adjoining beaches. We also offer destination weddings and wellness vacations such as yoga and nutrition retreats (organic, raw, vegan and vegetarian food). Balenbouche is within 15 – 40 minutes drive to some of the islands most popular natural attractions such as rainforests, snorkeling, waterfalls, the Pitons world heritage site and quaint towns and villages.