Knock-Your-Socks-Off Hotel Views

By Condé Nast Traveler - 2013-11-08T17:53:26Z

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St. Lucia

Ladera, St. Lucia

Anticipate "the experience of a lifetime" at this ecolodge built with Caribbean timber, local stone, and terra-cotta tiles on the site of a former cocoa plantation. It's in "a calm, beautiful, garden setting" on a forested ridge overlooking the Pitons and the sea. Rustic suites have private plunge pools and no fourth wall, allowing unobstructed views. At Ti Kai Posé Spa, indulge in a hot volcanic stone massage or take a dip in the mineral pools. "We loved, loved, loved the St. Lucian dishes" of local pork and shrimp served at Dasheene, in an open-air dining room overlooking the Caribbean. "What a lovely, restful resort."

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