The most luxurious, super-chic hotel on the Galápagos offers exclusive accommodation, top quality guided activities and its own yacht to take you on trips to other islands.
Proud member of the prestigious Relais & Chateaux portfolio, gleaming Pikaia Lodge is a luxurious, yet totally eco-friendly property sitting on top of an extinct volcano on Santa Cruz Island in the Galapagos. Everything here is very smart, and top quality: perhaps surprisingly super-cool contemporary, the spacious guestrooms and public areas are flooded with light, floor to ceiling windows open out onto the volcanic plateau and the Pacific Ocean beyond. You'll really feel enveloped by the island's wilderness.
There's a wellness spa, and if you want to be more active pop into the comprehensive fitness centre or take a dip in the gorgeous infinity pool. There are of paths and private trails for walking, jogging or biking, passing through woodland where you may encounter wild giant tortoises.
You will have the opportunity to explore other islands on the hotel's own motor yacht, returning to the hotel for dinner and the night: so you get the best of both worlds.
What our clients say
97% of our clients rated their experience with us as Excellent or Good.
The wildlife on the islands (obviously the major reason for the trip) was spectacular and wonderful to experience. I’m please to have made the trip and would certainly recommend the Galápagos to anyone with similar interests and sufficient money.PM, Chesterfield
No-one should consider a Galápagos cruise of less then 8 days. We both had a holiday of a lifetime.LF
The Galapagos Islands are spectacular and we are so glad we had the time to visit. After a busy four days onboard La Pinta it was good to have a days break at Finch Bay. It was certainly a well needed rest for us both.EK, Saltash
Highlight?: Probably a sea lion playing underneath me and showing off whilst I was snorkelling. Beautiful.DD, Uxbridge
Galapagos Islands wildlife, guide and boat. To be so close to birds and animals is a privilege and to see such pristine beaches and scenery is lovely.SJ, Winchelsea
Visiting the Galápagos islands and coming so close to so many special species of animals and birds was a memorable experience.JB, Chiswick
One of us had not snorkelled for a very long time and was hesitant in deep water. Martin the Naturalist on MV Eclipse helped her overcome her fears and enabled her to accompany him resulting in amazing underwater views that she would not have had. The whole trip was memorable for both of us... We just loved the Galapagos.AL
Without a doubt, the Galapagos Islands were amazing. We feel very privileged.SM, South Croydon
The Galápagos Islands were something else- quite outstanding for the wonderful wildlife and abundant sea life while snorkelling.CP
The Galápagos was so amazing - we were not at all disappointed even though we had looked forward to it so much. Every part of our cruise was special, and we loved the Athala and her itinerary.RJ, Kenilworth
The Galápagos trip was very sympathetic to the environment and local habitat.AD, Dublin
The Galapagos animals, scenery and sea were out of this world, just fabulousCH, Epsom
The sealions were brilliant fun and the pups so cute, and so close. All the wildlife was great and seeing it all up close as nothing is afraid of humans, was amazing.KH, Weybridge
Highlights?: Snorkelling with green turtles sea lions and penguinsPW, Twickenham
We loved snorkelling with marine iguanas, turtles, and the lovely playful sealions.FM, Manchester
The Galápagos Islands are a wonderland. If I say that of all places I have visited in the world only the Grand Canyon is their equal in impact and living up to expectation you will have an idea of how they affected both of us.DW Lingfield
I had wanted to travel to the Galápagos for many years. My husband did not want to go, so I arranged the trip by myself and had a memorable time, whilst feeling very well looked after by JLA.JG
"The Galápagos Islands and the amazing Machu Picchu ruins. A real once in a lifetime experience."MCP Richmond
Impossible to choose between the Galápagos and Easter Island - both are magical, special places.SM, Wandsworth
The close proximity of the wildlife in the Galapagos is amazing.DW, Stevenage
The highlight was always going to be the Galápagos and it lived up to our expectations. It is a unique place and unlike our last visit we came away with hundreds of photographs to remind us of the trip.NW, Wells
The Galápagos Islands were out of this world.DJ, Chesterfield
The Galápagos Islands were out of this world.DJ, Chesterfield
The Galápagos were above expectation – the best thing we have done.DL, Dulwich
A holiday in the Ecuador and the Galápagos is a once in a lifetime experience. A four day cruise whilst being an excellent 'overview' is just not long enough. Encourage all your customers to take the longest possible cruise.LF
The trip around the Galápagos was spectacular and I have never experienced anything like it before.LB, Enfield
The range of wildlife to be seen in the Galapagos stood out but there were so many highlights.TH, Colchester
A truly unique place on earth.KS, Southampton
The Galápagos - just breathtaking - walking in woodland with wild giant tortoise grazing in clearings, watching wild land iguanas amble through long grasses, peering at eye level into the nests of red footed boobies, watching penguins and sea lions hunting fish whilst snorkelling, and as a finale, watching huge sharks circling in the boat lights during our final evening meal.JW, Newcastle
How close we could get to the wildlife in the Galápagos.DG, Neston
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