Scale of 90-100
This luxurious, sculpture-filled resort on the island of Santa Cruz is set on a hilltop amid 75 acres that have been replanted with some 9,000 native trees. The property includes 12 rooms with either patios or balconies, plus two larger suites, one of which has a private plunge pool. Opt for a slightly more expensive Balcony Room, which has higher ceilings and unobstructed views toward the distant coast through floor-to-ceiling windows. All suites have a simple but plush décor with dark bamboo floors and comfortable living rooms. Amenities include an airy lobby-lounge, a restaurant, a wide infinity pool and the small Sumaq Spa. Unforgettable excursions with Pikaia’s yacht to nearby islands (private charters can be arranged) are also available.
Read the full review from our editors.
The extraordinary excursions; the spacious accommodations; the panoramic views; the always-friendly staff.
The spotty management presence; the occasional overlooked detail; the extremely high price.
Good to Know
I regretted not booking the four-night package, which includes two excursions on the lodge’s yacht.
Pikaia Lodge Features:
- Children welcome
- Meal plan offered
- Room service
Average Mid-High Season Rates (including taxes):
Lowest Rate: Terrace Room for two, $1,300; Editor’s Choice: Balcony Room For two, $1,500 (breakfast included).
All meals and non-alcoholic beverages; Fruit plate on arrival; Welcome amenities; Pikaia Lodge backpack and water bottle; Access to VIP lounge at Seymour Airport; Scheduled guided excursions aboard Pikaia I and Pikaia II; Use of sports equipment; Round-trip airport transfers
Learn more about Pikaia Lodge:
In order to offer you the highest level of service, online booking is currently not available. Please call Andrew Harper Travel at (800) 375-4685, or contact the hotel directly, for reservations.