Royal Palm Hotel Galapagos

Retreat into true serenity with a stay at Royal Palm Hotel Galapagos. Offering respite from busy schedules, the 21 casitas and villa accommodations feature comfortable furnishing and plentiful amenities. The Royal Palm Restaurant serves up authentic Ecuadorian cuisine complemented by unforgettable views of the sea on the horizon and landscaped gardens. Travelers can relax by the outdoor pool, indulge in a luxurious treatment at the spa, or explore the estate's various nature trails as well as one of the island's longest lava tunnels.

Located on the island of Santa Cruz within the Galapagos Island chain, the hotel offers a secluded spot away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Travelers are just moments away from the wonders found at Galapagos National Park, Tortuga Bay Beach, and much more.




  • Km18 Via Pto Ayora Baltra Isla Santa Cruz Santa Cruz EC


Nestled into the natural island landscape, Royal Palm Hotel Galapagos features 21 intimate casitas and villas situated among a 480-acre estate of land. In addition, groups of up to 12 travelers can enjoy the hotel's private residence, Villa Escalesia, for added space and the comforts of home. Each hotel room features a tranquil design to complement the environment, with custom furnishings, wood flooring, and plush linens. Travelers can also enjoy modern comforts including complimentary WiFi, LCD flat-screen televisions, a minibar, tea and coffee-making facilities, log fires for cooler evenings, and much more while on an island vacation.



After a long and exciting day under the Equatorial sun, retreat back to the hotel for a relaxing evening and delectable meal. The Royal Palm Restaurant boasts mahogany furnishings and shares a warm hearth with the hotel bar. Make sure to order a cocktail from the award-winning barman, Kenneth. On warmer evenings, the terrace is open for guests to unwind amid the tropical breeze.

Here, travelers are able to dine on authentic Ecuadorian dishes served with modern twists. Sourced with local ingredients, menu items are as fresh as can be, with fish directly collected from fisherman nearby. The cuisine can be complemented by a bottle of wine from the hotel's cellar, which includes a variety of South American wines.



Royal Palm Hotel Galapagos offers plenty of opportunities to relax in the secluded Santa Cruz Highlands. Rejuvenate all senses at the hotel's spa, featuring a unique treatment menu that utilizes natural ingredients—including volcanic mud facials and chocolate oil massages. Soak up the sun's rays at the outdoor pool and Jacuzzi. Build up endorphins at the fitness center, the two tennis courts, and even the indoor table tennis areas. Enjoy exploring the on-site lava tunnel.

Land trips and sea excursions are plentiful within the Galapagos Islands, and are the best way to see the scenery and wildlife. Travelers are encouraged to book tours in advance with the hotel's Adventure Design team since access to most of the Galapagos is only available with an official naturalist tour guide. Some activities such as hiking and kayaking can be done independently.

The Galapagos Islands Attractions and Activities Include:

  • Charles Darwin Research Station
  • Los Gemelos (Twin Craters)
  • Las Grietas
  • Tortuga Bay and Punta Estrada Beach
  • Tortoise Ranches
  • Trapiche Sugar Mill & Coffee Plantation
  • Biking
  • Hiking
  • Horseback riding
  • Kayaking
  • Snorkeling
  • Surfing
  • Yacht excursions