Ladera Resort helps Soufriere Church

Ladera Resort, the original open-air luxury retreat, has set an example to all businesses in Saint Lucia and urged them to also support charitable endeavours here.

“We believe strongly in charity and giving back to our communities, which is why our Good Works Group has, for many years, supported educating children, feeding the hungry and strengthening the ability of our religious institutions to provide for those in need,” said Ralph Hooper, founder and owner of Ladera. “It is just the right thing to do.”

Ladera Resort, nestled between the Pitons, has committed to providing a Matching Grant to the Parish of Our Lady of The Assumption in Soufriere to carry out essential repairs to the Church and Presbytery. Ladera will contribute up to $30,000 based on the monies donated by other businesses on island. Until July 15th, for every dollar donated to the Parish by local businesses, Ladera will donate two dollars.

Donations should be made to the Parish of Our Lady of The Assumption. P.O. Box 205, Soufriere, tel. 459 7214. If you do not run a local business, or if the deadline has passed, and you still wish to make a donation, Holly Scott at Ladera would be delighted to hear from you: 285 9325.


Coco Palm in Rodney Bay, an authentic Caribbean boutique hotel, caters to the corporate and the leisure market. It also cares about the community, youth and art. Earlier this year Coco Palm invited students from schools throughout the island to submit original works of art in a competition, with the winning entry to be displayed on the wall of the office of the Prime Minister, Honourable Allen Chastanet. Chosen themes were Saint Lucian scenery, flora, fauna, nature, people, sea or mountains.

The artwork was displayed to the public in June at Coco Palm prior to judging by a panel including Feolla Chastanet, Executive Chairwoman of Coco Palm.


Windjammer Villa Beach Resort loves animals! It is the latest establishment to become a corporate sponsor of SLAPS (Saint Lucia Animal Protection Society) and has pledged at the highest level: platinum.

Windjammer is spread over several acres and has a colony of cats that ‘patrol’ the grounds and often mingle with the tourists. The cats are fed and looked after by the resort – its smallest ‘guests’! – and, in return, are happy to undertake their role of keeping away unwanted vermin, as well as adding a touch of feline style!

Roney Francis, Windjammer’s Director of Resort Operations, says, “Being a sponsor of SLAPS gives us a new opportunity to embrace their initiatives and incorporate their activities into our programmes.”

Other resorts in Saint Lucia that are proud to be corporate sponsors of SLAPS are Ti Kaye, St. James’s Morgan Bay, Harmony Suites, Royal St. Lucian, The Landings and Royalton. Membership is open to any business, family and individual anywhere in the world.