Pikaia Lodge is an eco-friendly lodge on the Galapagos Island of Santa Cruz. Situated 450 meters above sea level on the on the crater of an extinct volcano, Pikaia Lodge provides guests with the unique opportunity of exploring and discovering the beauty of the Galapagos Islands while basking in luxury and style. Balancing the charm of a quaint bed and breakfast and the five-star services of an upscale hotel, the Pikaia Lodge features deluxe suites and villas with ocean-inspired décor and elegant furnishings and modern conveniences.

A range of premium amenities is available for guests to enjoy, such as a sparkling swimming pool with stunning ocean views, a gourmet restaurant and bar, and a relaxing, full-service spa. The resort is set on the sunny island of Santa Cruz at the center of the Galapagos Archipelago and has its own private natural Giant Tortoise Reserve. Surrounded by a UNESCO Natural World Heritage Marine Reserve which teems with sea life, activities include world-class snorkeling and scuba diving, kayaking, beachcombing, and exploring the volcano.



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Guest Accommodations

Pikaia Lodge deluxe suites and villas with contemporary décor and elegant furnishings, floor-to-ceiling windows and private shaded terraces with breathtaking Pacific Ocean views. Designed with a modern touch, naturally lit and ventilated, spacious guest rooms and suites have gleaming bamboo floors and are furnished with one king or two queen-size beds with designer linens, and en-suite marble bathrooms with separate bathtubs and showers, closed toilet rooms and walk-in closets. Rooms have work desks and armchairs and deluxe conveniences such as direct dial telephones, remote controlled air conditioning, ceiling fans, HDTVs with cable channels and DVD players, CD/iPod players, hair dryers, minibars and in-room safes.

Superior Rooms are 43 square feet in size and have private terraces on the ground floor, while Deluxe Rooms are the same size and can be found on the second floor. Suite One is a large, spacious suite of 51 square feet in size and offers a private terrace and garden, the Pool Suite is also 51 square feet in size and features a terrace, private garden and plunge pool.

Dining

Situated on the edge of the volcanic crater, Evolution Restaurant is a stylish and sophisticated eatery that serves a refined menu of contemporary cuisine and fine wines against a backdrop of unrivaled views. Evolution serves a full American-style breakfast buffet with tropical fruit and juice, fresh bread, cereals and pancakes, yogurt, crisp bacon and sausages, organic Galapagos eggs and freshly brewed coffee and tea, and other delicacies. A particular menu is served for lunch with a selected variety of freshly prepared salads, and other dishes to choose from and can be enjoyed outside on the shaded decks and terraces with splendid panoramic views.

Pikaia's DNA Bar is ideally placed between the restaurant, the lobby-lounge, and the shaded gardens and pool area and serves an innovative menu of small plates, light meals, artisan beers, champagnes, exotic spirits, fine wines from around the world, and handcrafted cocktails.

Amenities and Recreation

Amenities and facilities at Pikaia Lodge range from the Evolution Restaurant and DNA Bar & Lounge, which serves gourmet cuisine and signature libations, the Homo Sapiens Conference Room, which features state-of-the-art technologies and media for conferences, lectures and meetings, and a fully equipped spa and a fitness center. An infinity swimming pool boasts a sun deck with loungers and umbrellas and unobstructed ocean views, and activities include guided tours of the islands, snorkeling and scuba diving, sports fishing, sea kayaking, mountain biking, hiking and beach combing. The full-service Sumaq Spa offers a range of indulgent and pampering treatments, massages, and other spa services. Pikaia Lodge has two luxury yachts – the M/Y Pikaia I and the M/Y Pikaia II – along with smaller tenders that offer scuba diving and snorkeling cruises and tours, day cruises and other relaxing experiences.

Av. Juan Tanca Marengo. Edificio Conauto, 5to piso. Guayaquil-Ecuador, website, Phone: 5-93-43-71-16-70

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