Royal Palm

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Our Hotel

The Royal Palm is a unique secluded hide-a-way nestled in the lush highlands of Santa Cruz Island in the heart of the Galapagos. Designed and crafted to complement our natural environment, the Royal Palm offers a spacious and exclusive paradise.

The hotel and its landscaped gardens, fountain, pool and outdoor Jacuzzis are surrounded by the natural beauty of the hotel’s 150 hectare private estate adjoining the Galapagos National Park. The largest accessible lava tunnel on the Island is also found here.

At the Royal Palm you can enjoy a great sense of space and far reaching, beautiful views over the Highlands to the sea beyond. The native ferns and flora create an enchanting environment of contrast and color and if you look closely, you may see some of the owls, Darwin Short Beak Finches, Garrapatero birds and Egrets that live here too.

The hotel is located a short 20 minute drive from the bustling port town of Puerto Ayora with its local shops, restaurants and fish market. A “must visit” in the Port is the Charles Darwin Research Station. Our Adventure Designers are here to create your very own Galapagos Adventure Experience.

You have a choice of booking your accommodation and activities individually; if you would prefer to put together your own itinerary, our Adventure designers are experts at creating a very special individual adventure for you which is priced accordingly. 

The Royal Palm Hotel offers a select choice of very spacious accommodation which includes:

1 Luxury 2-bedroom Villa - The Prince of Wales
2 Luxury open-plan Villas - The Royal Villa and The Presidential Villa
8 Double king / twin queen Highland Villas
2 Double four-poster king / twin queen Highland Family Villas
8 Double king / twin queen Casitas

The residences complement their natural surroundings and are designed for your comfort and relaxation. The Villas sit individually within the grounds while the Casitas are located on the Royal Fountain Circle, with verandas overlooking the Royal Palm estate. All the accommodation is well appointed with custom-made furnishings and luxurious bedding. Our rooms have everything you would expect a five star property to offer including Wi-Fi, LCD flat screen TVs with 15 satellite channels, minibar, in-room tea & coffee making facilities, safe, air-conditioning and private Jacuzzi.

You have a choice of booking your accommodation and activities individually; if you would prefer to put together your own itinerary, our Adventure designers are experts at creating a very special individual adventure for you which is priced accordingly. 

Restaurant & Lounge Bar

A beautiful space for our guests to wine and dine with spectacular views across the estate and out to the sea.

Our restaurant is a combination of elegant colonial style and traditional island design and offers the ultimate indoor and outdoor dining experience. The warm mahogany furniture reflects the glow of the open fire underneath the impressive pitch roof. An large open fireplace divides the bar and the restaurant, and on warmer nights you can enjoy the terrace under the equatorial stars. The menu artfully combines traditional Ecuadorian flavors with some more established international favorites. As many ingredients as possible are freshly sourced from the Island, and fresh fish is collected directly from the fishermen in the port. The wine cellar reflect the eclectic nature of the menu and includes some interesting South American choices.

Villa Escalesia

The Royal Palm is proud to present the very exclusive oceanfront private residence Escalesia, located in Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz Island.

Villa Escalesia is a beautifully designed modern, air-conditioned villa right on the edge of the ocean, a stunning base for a Galapogean holiday and a magnificent location for weddings and special events.

There are 4 large en suite bedrooms and an annex bedroom with bathroom; our private villa can accommodate up to 8 guests with a further 4 guests in the Annexe (The annex is ideal for children sharing).

The villa has uninterrupted ocean views of Academy Bay and out across the sea to Santa Fe Island. Enjoy privacy of indoor and outdoor living! The villa is enclosed in its own walled garden area at the front and to the rear you will find a pool-side bar, an infinity pool, whirlpool, steam bath and sun deck.

The villa can be rented as self-catering (B+B only), full board, or with our full range of diamond services for the bespoke holiday of a lifetime.

Diamond Services include pre-holiday adventure design assistance to help you plan your perfect itinerary. Our adventure designers can help with everything ranging from private planes and yachts to helping plan your menu. An Executive Chef, Housekeeper, Maître d´ and Personal Concierge are also provided with the diamond service.

Prices 2018

The following prices are available for 2018. If you make reservations for a group, for several concurrent services or on certain dates we are usually able to offer special prices on these occasions - Please contact us!

Please contact us for your personalized offer!
Ecuador Galapagos Travels
Ecuador Galapagos Travels
Veintimilla E10-78 and Av. 12 de Octubre
El Giron Building – Tower E – 2nd Floor – Office 104
fax: (593 2) 2224 628
P.O.BOX: 17-01-43
email: info@ecuadorgalapagostravels.ec
Quito - Ecuador

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