For those who want the utmost luxury and privacy during their Galapagos stay, the best option is the exclusive oceanfront residence, Villa Escalesia in Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz Island. The villa boasts spectacular ocean views of Academy Bay and Santa Fe Island. Operated by The Royal Palm hotel, Villa Escalesia is a beautiful, modern, air-conditioned villa overlooking the ocean that can accommodate eight guests comfortably with four large en suite bedrooms and an annex bedroom for an additional four with its own bathroom.

The walled garden area to the front and back of Villa Escalesia provides privacy for maximum enjoyment of the infinity pool, whirlpool, steam bath and sun deck. The villa can be rented as a bed and breakfast only or with the full range of diamond services offered by The Royal Palm, which include a head chef, housekeeper, maître d´and personal concierge. Villa Escalesia can also be rented for weddings and other once-in-a-lifetime events.