Pikaia Lodge

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Why we like it

  • Great location on Santa Cruz, in the centre of the Galapagos Archipelago
  • An entirely new concept in contemporary, high end style
  • All the benefits of boat-based exploring with a central base to return to spend the day on board the luxurious 100ft cruise yacht Pikaia I
  • Spacious rooms and suites with floor to ceiling windows

A&K Top Tip

The Pikaia’s boat, M/Y Pikaia I, minimises seasickness thanks to its size, weight and stabilisers, meaning it’s a great option for those who suffer when sailing.

Guest Testimonial

What can I say? Eleanor you have been to the Galapagos so you know all about it. What I will say is that is was an unforgettable experience and something that will stay with us forever. Thanks for organising the holiday Eleanor Mawer and thanks to A&K

- RY, Berkshire

Hidden in a secluded location and nestled on top of an extinct volcano crater, Pikaia Lodge is a stunning new alternative for exploring the ‘last paradise on Earth’ in a comfortable and truly sustainable land-based way. The lodge is an entirely new concept in the Galapagos Islands, offering luxurious contemporary accommodation with the highest level of comfort and services.

This lodge has serious eco credentials: solar panels, recycling and a wind turbine allow the lodge to generate up to a third of its own power and to make the best use of water, the most precious resource on Galapagos.

All 14 rooms and suites feature stunning floor-to-ceiling panoramic windows with access to private shaded terraces that offer breathtaking unobstructed views of the Galapagos National Park. From your terrace you may be able to see the savannah, the volcanic cones or to other islands the Pacific Ocean.

The lodge’s infinity pool also offers incredible views that few other places in the world can provide, across the island landscape to the sea, and is strategically placed to receive the sun, shadow free, the entire day, which maintains a pleasant water temperature without the need for heating. The spa is perfect for winding down after a hard day’s exploration, ideally followed by a cocktail at the lobby lounge. All meals are served in the Evolution Restaurant, where you can sample a fusion of Peruvian and Ecuadorian cuisine that utilises local ingredients such as fresh Galapagos eggs, organic beef, suckling pig, lobster or the world-famous jumbo shrimp that’s landed nearby. There’s an Explorers Lounge for relaxing with a library and temporary art and photography installations to promote local artists, where you can chill out by the fireplace on a cool evening and learn more about the islands with films and lectures. Some of the best beaches of the islands are located near to the lodge, and you’ll have the use of the hotel’s exclusive 105ft yacht during the day for excursions.

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