Simply put, an incredible stay. We were two families traveling together for spring break in the midst of covid. Even before our arrival, Chef Puente reached out to us to ensure our dietary needs would be met -- he even asked what kind of cheeses we preferred. Upon arrival, we were met by our amazing guide, Javier, who stayed with us throughout our trip. Nothing was too much trouble for him, and our kids learned so much. The manager, the front desk staff, and everyone else went out of their way to make sure we felt well cared for. The third night Chef Puente baked a special cake for my sister's birthday. The property itself is stunning on a hilltop. We didn't feel that the drive to the dock was too long, especially since the giant tortoise reserve is on the island. The yacht was incredible, and the crew on the yacht were so welcoming. They had food ready for us after each excursion and again showed so much care for us. We have stayed at resorts around the world, but this one was truly special.…
If you are considering staying here look no further. There are no words to describe the tranquil, amazing energy this location and staff provide. Despite recovering from unprecedented times, the people, day excursion guide, meals, spa, service, hospitality and energy are the best of the best. I felt cared for and can’t speak enough praise. I chose the private transfer from the airport. What was amazing about this was after hours of travel I was whisked away into a private lounge to relax while the host grabbed my luggage and dive gear and transported me to heaven. Thank you!!!!!!
We had the BEST say at Pikaia lodge, and couldn't have enjoyed our stay more. The views are incredible and every inch of the hotel is extremely beautiful! You won't want to miss the spa / jacuzzi views either. The staff was INCREDIBLE. Christopher makes sure to get everything done perfectly, and the staff was very flexible with any adjustments that needed to be made. The restaurant dinner is also fantastic! Make sure to get the dinner rolls! Thank you Pikaia for such a wonderful stay! Our family will be forever grateful for the memories! -The Kanoffs
We stayed at Pikaia Lodge at the very beginning of this year 2021 and enjoyed a magnificent experience : the place and its location are truly fantastic in the heart of Isla Santa Cruz, magnificently designed and arranged, perfectly served by a great team lead by Norman Brandt, including among many other great people, Chef Christian Puente who organized on our first evening a memorable and exclusive under-the-ecuadorian-stars tasting-menu diner that will stay with us as a great local culinary experience! Our room was just perfect, as were the infinity pool, the spa and the bar, all on top of a volcanic crater with a breathtaking view point. The overall experience was terrific and I highly recommend this place
While, like many, I've not been able to travel much in 2020 , when I dream of going back out to see the world, this is the place I return to. The spectacular views, the lovely pool, the incredible staff and guides, the cruise across to the islands, and of course, the Galapagos themselves. Seeing the tortoises just wandering about the property, and spotting a million finches right out the window of the most comfortable rooms? Nothing else like it on earth.