Perched on top of two extinct volcanic craters on the island of Santa Cruz, Pikaia Lodge is a simply stunning Galapagos eco-escape that has to be seen to be believed. An ambitious blend of cutting-edge sustainable technology and five-star levels of comfort and service, it is both one of the eco-friendliest and most luxurious ways to experience the Galapagos archipelago. With floor-to-ceiling windows and private terraces, the spacious rooms and suites give uninterrupted views of Santa Cruz's dramatic volcanic landscape (as well as the giant tortoises that wander the grounds).
Throughout, enormous marble-lined bathrooms, bamboo floors and natural ventilation keep the atmosphere cool and comfortable. Spend your days exploring the unique marine and land environments of the Galapagos on individually tailored excursions, or just take in the views from Pikaia's stunning infinity pool. To recharge, head to the Evolution restaurant for delicious dishes like rock octopus with chimichurri and paprika and tuna tartare in Ecuadorean marinade, along with fine wines chosen by hand from the air-conditioned walk-in cellar.
Those seeking a Galapagos experience from dry land
THINGS TO DO AT THE HOTEL:
Soak up the sweeping island views from the infinity pool
Wind down at the spa with a blissful massage treatment or dip in the jacuzzi
Sip signature cocktails at the DNA Bar
Indulge in delicious Ecuadorian and international cuisine made with sustainably sourced ingredients at the Evolution Restaurant
Enjoy a romantic private dining experience under stars
THINGS TO DO NEARBY:
Enjoy an intimate overland tour of the island’s otherworldly landscape and wildlife
Cruise the islands’ beaches and coves from the comfort of the lodge's stunning private yacht
Stroll the pristine white sands of the Galapagos’ beaches
Meet one of the Galapagos Islands' most famous residents at the giant tortoise reserve
Spot iconic Galapagos wildlife such as the blue-footed boobies, sealions, land and marine iguanas
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