Up and Close with the Pitons at Ladera

Ladera had been on my bucket list for a while. I had seen enough images on Pinterest, and read enough descriptions on cntraveler to realize that this would be one of those hotel splurges when we would finally plan our trip to St. Lucia.

Well THAT day was finally here… our trip was scheduled for late March, right before the tourist rush of the Caribbean (April – June). This also seemed the perfect time to escape the brutal NYC winter that (seemingly) drags on forever…getting pummeled with a series of snow storms  is no fun. But once we stepped afoot the tropical paradise of St. Lucia, winter seemed like a distant reality 😉

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Hotel Tugu Lombok – an idyllic slice of paradise

We savor a cup of Lombok coffee by the beachside bar, watching tiny raindrops disturb the calm green water of the main pool; surrounded by purple flowers and overlooked by the goddess herself. “This is an early sign of the daily afternoon showers”, we are told “Don’t worry, these will pass soon and you can enjoy beach again!” Ah! that beautiful beach in the horizon…

We were waiting for our room at the Hotel Tugu Lombok, where the journey from Bali seemed to have taken us straight into a chapter of the epic, Mahabharata. Continue reading “Hotel Tugu Lombok – an idyllic slice of paradise”