Stay Warm in Style at Luxury Resorts This Winter

by , SmarterTravel Staff - November 28, 2007 See all photo galleries
View from Ladera Resort, St. Lucia

Ladera, St. Lucia

Clinging to a mountain slope in the rainforest between St. Lucia's two Piton peaks, the eco-lodge style resort Ladera removes the division that normally exists between hotel guests and the outside environment. Ladera's six villas and 21 suites are completely open on their westward-facing sides (but designed for safety and protection against the elements), allowing nature lovers to see and hear the sounds of the rainforest below. Winter rates at this luxurious Caribbean retreat start at $495 per night, which includes daily breakfast and afternoon tea and shuttle service to the beach.

(Photo: Ladera)

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