Ladera Resort, St. Lucia

Voted “Best Hotel in the Caribbean,” and ranked the “Best of the Best” by Conde Nast Traveler readers, the Ladera Resort in St. Lucia is unlike any other. The Ladera, a 25-room hotel, sits on a mountain ridge and provides beautiful views of the sea and valleys below. “The suites and villas are like luxurious tree houses. The netting draped over your four poster bed is all that separates you from this glorious outside world (Birnbaum’s Caribbean).” Imagine lying and retreating in your open-air suite without a care in the world … Rooms purposely lack a fourth wall to accentuate the views and have no phones. The Ladera Resort has six villas with pools and 19 suites. Every accommodation features its own plunge pool or villa swimming pool, for a private, refreshing dip just outside your room.
Suites start at $320 per night.