Aside from glorious 360 degree views, Pikaia Lodge is perfectly positioned in the heart of the Galapagos Archipelago on Santa Cruz Island. A member of the coveted Relais & Chateaux collection, the lodge’s location is the ideal spot for guests looking to explore the legendary islands in complete comfort and style.
With just 12 beautiful rooms and two suites the Pikaia offers both luxury and exclusivity. The rooms are spacious – 61m2 in size – and boast either a ground floor terrace or balcony. Each room is furnished with twin queen beds or a king bed, have panoramic floor-to-ceiling windows, feature warm contemporary décor and bamboo flooring. The spacious ensuite bathrooms have walk-in closets, his and hers sinks, shower, bathtub and luxury amenities including SUMAQ shower gels, bathrobes and slippers.
Decorated in the same style the two elegant suites are slightly larger in size (74m2) and nestle on the top of the main crater. Both have king size beds plus an additional sofa bed. Each also has access to a private, shaded terrace, with the Pool Suite having a slightly larger terrace and a lovely private plunge pool.
The main lodge offers wonderful hospitality in the “Evolution Restaurant”, which serves a delicious fusion of Ecuadorian and European cuisines and an evolving menu that changes every two days. The restaurant also has a walk-in wine cellar with a wide range of superb South American wines. For special occasions, guests can enjoy romantic dinners under the stars by the fire pit.The building also houses the Homo Sapien Explorers Lounge, a 24-seat lecture theatre, as well as a dedicated library filled with books on evolution, the Galapagos Islands and science. There is an undercover terrace where guests can enjoy a relaxing drink or casual meal as well as an outdoor infinity pool with awe-inspiring views of the archipelago. The Sumaq Spa offers massages and treatments in an oasis of peace and tranquility. There is also a whirlpool and gym.
A third yacht – the M/Y Galapagos Aggressor III – is used for a one-week, live-aboard advanced diving cruise, exploring the marine wonders of the Galapagos Islands.
Other activities available include scuba diving, complimentary mountain bike hire, and nearby white-sand beaches ideal for swimming or snorkelling.