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Royal Palm Hotel

The Royal Palm Hotel is the only five-star luxury hotel in the Galapagos Islands

Royal Palm Hotel, Santa Cruz, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador

Smart Voyager Certification

As one of Ecuador's leading conservation organizations, Conservacion y Desarrollo developed the Smart Voyager sustainable tourism certification program, which awards its seal of approval to tour boat operators and hotels in Ecuador who meet a set of strict conservation standards for protecting the environment, wildlife and the well-being of workers and local communities.

A haven for the discerning traveler, the exclusive 17-room retreat, comprised of private suites and villas and veranda studio rooms, indulges the guest's every whim and provides virtually immediate access to the area's unique treasures, as well as recreational activities ranging from boating and ocean kayaking to hiking, horseback riding and bird watching. Surrounded by 500 acres of lush, tropical forest, the Royal Palm Hotel has been thoughtfully designed and built with extreme sensitivity to its unique natural surroundings, while offering an international level of technology, comfort and service.

Royal Palm Hotel Swimming Pool Royal Palm Hotel, Villa, Galapagos

Additional highlights include an art gallery and star observatory, a fine dining restaurant and piano bar, a garden barbecue restaurant and cocktail bar, a naturally landscaped outdoor swimming pool, health and fitness centre, 2 professional tennis courts and a business centre with 2 boardrooms for meetings and conferences.

The hotel is located 40 minutes by property transport from Baltra Airport, where guests enjoy access to a dedicated VIP lounge with complimentary refreshments and business services.

Royal Palm Hotel Restaurant
The Hotel Restaurant
Royal Plam Hotel Library
The Library
Royal Palm Hotel Villa Jacuzzi
Villa Jacuzzi
Royal Palm Hotel, Royal Suite Jacuzzi
Royal Suite Jacuzzi

The different places that can be visited in
Santa Cruz are: Lava Tunnels at the Hotel ground, Free Roaming Tortoises, Twin Craters, Tortuga Bay beach, Garrapatero Bay beach, Academy Bay visit, Seymour Island, Plazas Islands, Bartolome Island, Santa Fe Island.

The hotel offers and arranges many packages and trips to visit interesting places around Santa Cruz Island or beyond. Take advantage of the cooler temperatures to travel and walk and remember, even if it is misty in the Highlands, on the coast, it is probably sunny and clear. Then, after the heat of the coastal regions, return to the refreshing coolness of the Santa Cruz Highlands. The different excursions include day trip to the near Islands, half day boat tour to Adacemy Bay, Kayaking, Hiking and Mountain Bike in the different sightseeing of Santa Cruz Island.



2015 Rates
Valid until Oct 1, 2015

All rates are per ROOM and in US dollars. 
Rates subject to change at any time
Rates not applicable March 24-April 1 & Dec 20/13-Jan 3/14

Royal Palm Hotel
Low Season
Sept & Oct
Mid Season Holiday Season
Traditional Casitas
408 sq ft / 38 sq m
$375 $438 $500
New Casitas $438 $500 $563
Presidential Villa
645 sq ft / 60 sq m
$725 $775 $850
Royal Villa
839 sq ft / 78 sq m
$900 $931 $1025
Highlands Villa
914 sq ft / 85 sq m
$938 $969 $1063
Highlands Family Villa
(up to 4 guests)
914 sq ft / 85 sq m
$1113 $1175 $1238
Prince of Wales Villa
(capacity for 4)
1968 sq ft / 90 sq m
$1238 $1250 $1375

All our guests’ rooms at the Royal Palm are equipped with:

Satellite television
Internet access
Direct dial phone
DVD & CD player
Safety deposit box
Iron & iron board
Hair dryer
Air conditioning
Private Jacuzzi

Accommodations at the Royal Palm include:

Use of our:
Gym & Spa (treatments & some equipment hire additional)
Outdoor Pool
Tennis Courts

Welcome drink (non alcoholic)
American breakfast
Visit the Lava Tunnels on the hotels ground
Selection of DVDs available for our guests without charge.
Complimentary Nintendo game cube and games

Rates do NOT include: Airfare, Airport transfers, Galapagos National Park entrance fee, drinks, tips and personal expenses.

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Map of Royal Palm Hotel, Galapagos


Casitas (8)
409 sq ft / 38 sq m

Each of our eight Casitas has a spacious bedroom with either a king size bed or two queens, dining area, en-suite bathroom, indoor Jacuzzi and a front porch looking onto the garden. Two pairs of Casistas can interconnect.

Size -38 m sq. / 409 sq. ft. Can accommodate up to 2 guests.

Royal Plam Hotel Veranda Studio

Presidential Villa (1)
645 sq ft / 60 sq m

The Presidential Villa is an open-plan secluded suite with its own private garden and outdoor Jacuzzi. The bedroom area is spacious with a king size four-poster bed and dressing area leading down to the living and dining area with large open fireplace.

Size – 60 sq m / 645 sq. ft. Can accommodate up to 2 guests.

Presidential Suite, Royal Palm Hotel, Galapagos
Presidential Villa

Royal Villa (1)
839 sq ft / 78 sq m

The Royal Villa is open plan and benefits from an indoor sauna and outdoor Jacuzzi in its own private garden. The bedroom has a king size, four-poster bed and a dressing area which leads down to a large living room and dining area with open fireplace.

Size – 78 m sq. / 839 sq. ft. Can accommodate up to 2 guests.

Royal Palm Hotel Royal Suite
Royal Villa

Highlands Villa (8)
914 sq ft / 85 sq m

Each of our eight Highland Villas has a bedroom, a large bathroom, a separate Jacuzzi room and a living/dining room. They all feature open fireplaces and enjoy views out across the estate from the large windows. There is a choice of villas with either king beds or 2 queen beds.

Size – 85 m sq. / 914 sq. ft. Double / King Villas can accommodate up to 2 guests. Double / Queen Villas can accommodate up to 4 guests.

Royal Palm Hotel Villa Suite
Highlands Villa

Highlands Family Villa (2)
914 sq ft / 85 sq m

Our two Highland Family Villas each have two bedrooms; one with a king size four poster bed and the second with two queen size beds. Both bedrooms lead into a large bathroom with shower and Jacuzzi bath. The living room and dining area enjoy views across the estate and all have an open fireplace.

Size – 85 m sq. / 914 sq. ft. Can accommodate up to 4 guests.

Prince of Wales Villa (1)
with capacity for 4 people
968 sq ft / 90 sq m

The largest Suite at the Royal Palm is named in honour of His Royal Highness - The Prince of Wales who stayed here with HRH The Duchess of Cornwall.

This luxurious private villa has two spacious en-suite bedrooms plus dressing areas – one with a king size bed and the other with two queen size beds. The master bedroom has its own sauna. Both bedrooms have a private garden area with an outside Jacuzzi. The living/dining room which is central to the Prince of Wales Villa features an open fireplace, comfortable seating, dining area and a desk.

Size – 90 m sq. / 968 sq. ft. Can accommodate up to 4 guests.

Imperial Suite, Royal Palm Hotel,Galapagos
Prince of Wales Villa

Royal Palm Hotel, 5 star Galapagos deluxe accommodation

All Bedrooms Include:

- Satellite television
- Internet access
- Direct dial phone
- DVD & CD player
- Minibar
- Safety deposit box
- Iron & iron board
- Hair dryer
- Air conditioner
- Private Jacuzzi


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