Pikaia Lodge is located in Santa Cruz Island, in the centre of the Archipelago, where secluded white sandy beaches and wildlife sites of the Galapagos National Park are nearby. 31 hectares of land and private wild giant tortoise reserve sits 450 meters above sea level.
Pikaia Lodge is a new concept in luxury land-based eco-adventure in the Galapagos Islands, offering the highest levels of comfort and a once in a lifetime experience to guests combining schedule half and full day land explorations with full day explorations visiting nearby islands on exclusive private yacht.
From all 1rooms and suites, guests will enjoy expansive views of the pristine arid savannah of the adjacent Galapagos National Park by looking north, to extinct volcanic cones shrouded in mist, mountains covered with lush tropical cloud forests, and green pasture farms by looking to the southwest; along with a 270-degree view of the infinite Pacific Ocean with nearby islands as a backdrop. All 14 rooms are equipped with modern technology.
Six beautiful rooms on the ground floor are nestled on top of the small plateau of the main crater and are conveniently close to the main building. All of them have panoramic floor to ceiling windows with access to private shaded terraces with breath-taking unobstructed views. Rooms were designed for having an optimal natural cross ventilation and thermal insulation for natural cooling.
Rooms have panoramic floor to ceiling windows with access to private shaded balconies with breath-taking unobstructed views. Rooms include balcony on the second floor, with modern and cosy contemporary style décor and are naturally well lighted.
The suite has panoramic floor to ceiling windows with access to a private shaded terrace with breath-taking unobstructed views. Including spacious ground floor terrace with a private garden, with a modern and cosy contemporary style decor. It is furnished with a king size bed and a sofa-bed.
The suite has panoramic floor to ceiling windows with access to a private plunge pool and a shaded terrace with breath-taking unobstructed views. The suite was designed for having optimal natural cross ventilation with thermal insulation for natural cooling. It has remote controlled split air conditioners and ventilators for maximum guest comfort. Floors are made of Bamboo wood and are partially carpeted for bare foot comfort.
Fresh local produce is complemented with the best imported ingredients to create delicious á la carte dinner menu, fusing modern international cuisine with traditional Ecuadorian dishes. Evolution also served outside on the shaded decks and terraces, where guests can take in the stunning panoramic views beyond the infinity pool.
Pikaia’s DNA Bar is strategically placed between the restaurant, the lobby-lounge, and the shaded terraces and pool area. Barman can mix world- famous cocktails as well as popular local drinks prepared with top quality imported liquors, freshly squeezed tropical juices, Champagnes, exotic spirits, wines, beers, soft drinks.
With its surrounding decks plastered with Peruvian travertine marble and furnished with comfortable beach chairs, the pool is strategically placed to receive the sun shadow-free the entire day to maintain a pleasant water temperature. There is a covered terrace next to the pool where guests can enjoy meals and drinks without having to change. At night the pool and decks are softly illuminated, creating a tranquil ambiance.
Decorated in a classic style with white Dominican coral stone, Sumaq Spa will offer a serene environment to relieve muscular tension and travel stresses, or to pamper and purify the body. Two individual massage, sauna and the whirlpool, with a 180- degree view of the ocean, is the best way to wind down after a day’s exploring.
Pikaia Lodge in the highlands of the island of Santa Cruz is a unique environmentally conscious way to experience the Galapagos Islands, offering adventurous land-based tours that are the last word in luxury while preserving the unique eco-system of the archipelago that inspired Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution.