My husband and I recently visited Ladera in December for our wedding anniversary. While the weather was a little disappointing, Ladera did not disappoint. We stayed in Paradise Ridge and had a beautiful suite. The open-air sleeping was very romantic. The staff at Ladera from top to bottom, were amazing, especially our butlers, Schol and Keisha. Anything we wanted, they made it happen. They even brought breakfast to us even though we failed to put our requests out the night before. We did have one unfortunate incident in Dasheen, which can happen anywhere, but everyone went out of their way to make it right, especially Keisha. We loved the island and will go back again, but probably in later winter. We did the volcano/mud bath excursion and it was awesome. I doubt there's a much better view than you will get at Ladera. It was a very unique vacation. I highly recommend it to everyone.