Royal Palm Hotel
Santa Cruz Island
Welcome to The Royal Palm Hotel – a secluded hide-a-way nestling in the lush Miconia highland forests of Santa Cruz in the heart of the Galapagos. The Royal Palm is a spacious and exclusive 156 hectares (386 acres) private estate, only 20 minutes-drive from the bustling port town of Puerto Ayora. With just 8 Casitas and 13 exclusive villas, our guests can enjoy privacy, space and quiet seclusion.
Designed and crafted to complement our natural environment, this is as close to nature as you can get! The native ferns and flora create a carpet of contrast and color that cover the gently sloping hills down to the coast and beyond. Our resident birds include owls, Darwin Short Beak Finches, Garrapatero birds and Egrets and for our more active guests, the longest lava tunnel on the Island is a few steps from reception!
Our team is here to help you plan your program of adventure and discovery! Our fully-inclusive packages allow you to choose your activities and design your own itinerary according to your interests. Our packages include every excursion option on land and sea, offering you the best of both worlds!
Take the journey of a lifetime and discover the unrivaled uniqueness of these Enchanted Islands and their endemic species. Experience a natural world where the rare and harmonious existence between humans and wildlife still exists. Let the natural phenomena of millions of years of evolution intrigue your mind, engage your senses and nourish your soul.
Ask for our tailor-made programs, we are experts building the best itinerary according to your needs
The Royal Palm has a total of 21 Casitas and Villas offering a choice of very spacious accommodation which includes:
- The Prince of Wales Villa 1 very large deluxe 2-bedroom Villa (1 king & 1 twin-queen).
- The Royal Villa1 Large deluxe open-plan Villa (with 1 king bed).
- The Presidential Villa – 1 Large deluxe open-plan Villa (with 1 king bed).
- 8 Highland Villas (5 kings & 3 twin-queen).
- 2 Highland Family Villas (each with 1 four-poster king bedroom & 1 twin-queen bedroom).
- 8 Casitas* (4 king & 4 twin-queen)
*2 sets of 2 Casitas interconnect (i.e. 1 king & 1 twin-queen) – perfect for families!(4 king & 4 twin-queen)
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 rooms are well appointed with custom-made furnishings and floors of mahogany wood with super-comfortable beds and the finest linens. Our 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.
A beautiful space for our guests to wine and dine with spectacular views across the estate and out to the sea, on a clear day. The Royal Palm Restaurant and Bar combines elegant colonial style and traditional island design. The warm mahogany furniture reflects the glow of the open fire and on warmer nights, why not dine alfresco on our terrace under the equatorial stars. And don’t miss the chance to enjoy a sundowner cocktail made by our award-winning barman Kenneth Chalen!
In order to maintain the quality and freshness of our breakfasts, please note that when the hotel is less busy, breakfast is a la carte. When the hotel is busy, we serve a buffet breakfast. The only difference is that a la carte is ordered and served to the table; the buffet is laid out for self-service. The breakfast menu has the same choice a la carte and buffet.
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