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Why you'll love Diving with Pikaia Lodge!

  • A luxury hotel that redefines eco-travel
  • Luxury rooms set around a volcanic crater on a tortoise sanctuary
  • The perfect place to be pampered with a great spa and dining facilities

Pikaia Lodge

The Pikaia Lodge concept is designed for the environmentally conscious, physically active and adventurous traveller, who seeks close contact with the unique natural wonders of the Galapagos, with the highest level of comfort and services that can be provided within the limitations of such a remote, restricted and eco-sensitive location. Pikaia Lodge offers supreme comfort, privacy and personalised attention with fine gastronomy.

The lodge is located on Santa Cruz Island in the centre of the Galapagos archipelago - many of the most interesting islands are nearby, with secluded white sand beaches and fascinating wildlife sites of the Galapagos National Park. Enjoy active, quality guided land and marine day programs in small groups and at night, rest in spacious and quiet accommodations.

Pikaia Lodge is perched on top of two extinct volcanic craters - it offers one of the most spectacular viewpoints in the Galapagos and is a scenic destination in itself. The 31 hectares of property and private wild giant tortoise reserve are located 450 meters above sea level in the transition zone between the sunny, arid savanna and the lush tropical mist forest of the volcanic highlands. Given its unique location, the lodge has a special microclimate: warm and sunny with fresh breezes for most of the year, and therefore, mosquito free!

Accommodation

Terrace Rooms
These six beautiful rooms on the ground floor are nestled on top of the small plateau of the main crater, conveniently close to the main building. All of them have panoramic floor to ceiling windows with access to private shaded terraces and breathtaking unobstructed views. These rooms are 61sqm, including an 11sqm ground floor terrace, with cosy, contemporary décor and naturally well-lit. These are furnished with either two queen size beds or one king size bed. Rooms were designed to have an optimal natural cross ventilation and thermal insulation for natural cooling. These have remote controlled split air conditioners and ventilators for maximum guest comfort. Floors are made of bamboo wood for barefoot comfort. These rooms have a generously sized bathroom of 21sqm with walk-in closet, two under counter vanity sinks, wall mirrors for each guest, a shower area and a bathtub with great views. These bathrooms have a separate closed toilet room, are naturally well ventilated, filled with natural light and decorated with Peruvian travertine marble.

Balcony Rooms
These six beautiful rooms on the first floor are nestled on top of the small plateau of the main crater, conveniently close to the main building. All have panoramic floor to ceiling windows with access to private shaded balconies and breathtaking unobstructed views. These rooms are 61sqm, including an 11sqm balcony on the second floor, with cosy, contemporary décor and are naturally well lit. These are furnished with either two queen size beds or one king size bed. These rooms have a generously sized bathroom of 21sqm, with walk-in closet, two under counter vanity sinks and wall mirrors for each guest, a shower area and a bathtub with great views. These bathrooms have a separate closed toilet room, are naturally well ventilated, filled with natural light and decorated with Peruvian travertine marble.

Garden Suite
This beautiful and spacious suite is nestled on top of the small plateau of the main crater, conveniently close to the main building. This suite has panoramic floor to ceiling windows with access to a private shaded terrace and breathtaking unobstructed views. It is 74sqm including a 16sqm ground floor terrace with a private garden. It is furnished with a king size bed and a sofa-bed. It has a generously sized bathroom of 22sqm with walk-in closet, two under counter vanity sinks and wall mirrors for each guest, a shower area and a bathtub with great views. These bathrooms have a separate closed toilet room, are naturally well ventilated, filled with natural light and decorated with Peruvian travertine marble.

Pool Suite
This beautiful and spacious suite is nestled on top of the small plateau of the main crater, conveniently close to the main building. This suite has panoramic floor to ceiling windows with access to a private plunge pool and a shaded terrace with breathtaking unobstructed views. It is 74sqm, including a 36sqm ground floor terrace with a plunge pool and private garden. It is furnished with a king size bed and a sofa-bed. It has a generously sized bathroom of 22 sqm with walk -in closet, two under counter vanity sinks and wall mirrors for each guest, a shower area and a bathtub with great views. These bathrooms have a separate closed toilet room, are naturally well ventilated, filled with natural light and decorated with Peruvian travertine marble.

Dining

Pikaia Lodge places great importance on the culinary aspect of its exploration programs. The Evolution Restaurant is situated on the top of edge of the crater, offering an unrivalled view over the infinity edge pool to the pristine Galapagos National Park with mist covered volcanic cones and other islands in the archipelago. It is furnished in a contemporary style decorated with casual elegance, with a subtle artistic touch inspired by the evolution of mankind. The restaurant has an air-conditioned walk-in wine cellar, where guests can choose their wines to enhance their gastronomic experiences to even higher levels, crowning exciting days with satisfied taste buds. In the morning, the restaurant serves a full American-style breakfast buffet with fresh bread, organic Galapagos eggs and coffee, crisp bacon and sausages, tropical fruit and juice, cereals and pancakes, yoghurt and many other delicacies. This wholesome breakfast will provide guests with sufficient energy for an exciting day of exploration and physical activity. A specific menu is designed for lunch, with a selected variety of dishes to choose from. Lunch can also be served outside on the shaded decks and terraces with splendid panoramic views behind the infinity edge pool. The restaurant has a sophisticated daily menu for dinner, inspired by a unique fusion of the Peruvian and Ecuadorian cuisine. Appetizers, entrées and desserts are lovingly prepared and creatively presented using fresh local products such as organic beef, chicken, catch-of-the-day fish, lobster or jumbo shrimps, served with a variety of vegetables, rice, imported Italian pastas, and herbs and spices.

After a hard day of explorations, you can chill out in splendid comfort, framed by a stupendous view of the Galapagos natural setting, bathed in the hues of the setting Equatorial sun at the Lobby Lounge. Share your discoveries, digital pictures and videos with family, friends and fellow travellers, or just relax in the serene, cosy atmosphere. To ensure prompt service, Pikaia's DNA Bar is strategically placed between the restaurant, the lobby lounge, and the shaded terraces and pool area. The barmen can mix world-famous cocktails as well as popular local drinks prepared with top quality imported liquors, tropical juices, champagnes, exotic spirits, wines, beers, soft drinks and bottled mineral water. This garden corner, including a fire pit, is an incredible spot for enjoying the display of magnificent sunrise and sunset colours while admiring an ocean view with several islands on the horizon.

With its surrounding decks plastered with Peruvian travertine marble and furnished with comfortable beach chairs, the pool is strategically placed to receive sunlight, shade-free the entire day to maintain a pleasant water temperature. Guests can take a refreshing dip or do some laps for exercise. There is a covered terrace next to the pool where guests can enjoy meals and drinks without changing clothes. At the eastern end, on the very edge of the main crater, there is a covered gazebo with two sofas for napping, reading or quiet contemplation.

Spa

The wellness center is an oasis of calm, perched on the rims of the craters at the eastern end of the main building with dramatic views of the Pacific Ocean, interrupted only by a few islands in its vastness. Sumaq Spa is decorated with Peruvian travertine marble in a minimalistic Japanese zen style to soothe the mind. It is a serene place to spend well-deserved time releasing muscular tension and stress while travelling or to pamper and purify the body with a massage after a busy day of explorations. A massage room for parallel massage sessions for couples is available and massage sessions can also be done in guests' rooms if requested.

The whirlpool provides the best ambience to experience total peace and profound relaxation with its never-ending 270-degree view of the ocean and if guests want to keep track of their workout schedule during their stay at Pikaia Lodge, the gym is equipped with a modern treadmill, elliptical trainer and spinning bike. The property also boasts almost 3.5km of private paths for walking, jogging or biking. These scenic trails pass through reforested endemic forests, where guests might even have the opportunity to encounter wild giant tortoises grazing.

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