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 the 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 hotel is located a short 20 minute drive from the bustling port town of Puerto Ayora with its local shops, restaurants and fish market.
Each Veranda Guestroom has a spacious double bedroom with either a king-size bed or two queens, en suite bathroom and indoor Jacuzzi, front porch with hammock and a small tropical garden. All have a living room, dining area with fireplace, bathroom, dressing room and Jacuzzi. A sofa bed is also available for triples.
The residences complement their natural surroundings and are designed for your comfort and relaxation. The Villas sit individually within the grounds of the hotel. All the rooms are well appointed with custom-made furnishings and floors of mahogany wood with super-comfortable beds and the finest linens. The rooms have everything you would expect a property of this distinction to offer including free Wi-Fi, desk, LCD flat screen TVs with 15 satellite channels, minibar, tea & coffee making facilities, safe, air-conditioning, iron and board, hairdryer and the Villas all have a private Jacuzzi room.
The architecture of the villas feature wide covered decks next to each bedroom and living space, a purposeful design meant to unveil maximized viewing opportunities for guests, bringing the outdoor and indoor living areas seamlessly together. All have a living room, dining area with fireplace, bathroom, dressing room and Jacuzzi. Some have king-size beds and others two queens. A sofa bed is also available for triples.
The Casitas are located on the Royal Fountain Circle, with verandas overlooking the Royal Palm estate. All the rooms are well appointed with custom-made furnishings and floors of mahogany wood with super-comfortable beds and the finest linens. The rooms have everything you would expect a property of this distinction to offer including free Wi-Fi, desk, LCD flat screen TVs with 15 satellite channels, minibar, tea & coffee making facilities, safe, air-conditioning, iron and board, hairdryer.
A beautiful space for guests to wine and dine with spectacular views across the estate and out to the sea, on a clear day. The Restaurante Los Tres Pinzones / The Three Finches 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 which divides the bar and restaurant, and on warmer nights you can enjoy the terrace under the equatorial stars.
Discover the unexpected beauty and fascinating wildlife of the Galapagos Islands. The Archipelago, which inspired Charles Darwin's theory of evolution, is today a living laboratory and showcase of evolution – a very special place where animals show no fear of man.
In addition to the outdoor pool, the Royal Palm offers a gym, Jacuzzi and small sauna. There are two hard-surface tennis courts, rackets and balls are available from reception, and indoor table-tennis. For the more adventurous, there is a lava tunnel on the Estate just waiting to be explored. If you want to go further afield, you can go horse riding or enjoy scenic hiking trails, jogging paths and off-road cycling routes using the hotel’s mountain bikes. Just off the coast, you will find some of the world’s most spectacular diving and snorkeling. Kayaking and surfing is also available.