The Royal Palm Hotel is located in the lush Miconia Highland Forests adjacent to the Galapagos National Park of Santa Cruz and equidistant from Baltra Airport and the main town, Puerto Ayora (about 25 mins). Our spacious villas nestle in the secluded 190 hectare private estate. You are surrounded by indigenous fern and forest; no neighbors; no traffic, no aircraft, no pollution... just flora and fauna; you can hear the silence. Five-star in the Galapagos is not necessarily like five-star in other, more developed countries; the level of sophistication is perhaps different to what you are used to. At times it can be frustrating; the whole island is only connected by “satellite” which means that the Internet for example, can be a bit intermittent. The force of Mother Nature in the sub-tropics can take its toll on the environment and our hotel building and grounds, so our maintenance program runs constantly. We ask for your understanding when some areas of our beautiful estate look a bit “weather-beaten.” There are multiple micro-climates and these eco systems can change the weather quite suddenly. When it is hot and sunny on the coast, it can be cool, over-cast and sometimes misty in the highlands.
The Royal Palm Hotel offers a select choice of very spacious accommodation which includes:
- 1 Large deluxe 2-bedroom Villa - The Prince of Wales
- 2 Large deluxe open-plan Villas - The Royal Villa and The Presidential Villa
- 8 Double king / twin queen Highland Villas
- 2 Double four-poster king / twin queen Highland Family Villas
- 4 Double king / twin queen Traditional Casitas
- 4 Double king