Need to know
10, including one suite
12pm, but flexible. Check-in, 1pm.
Double rooms from $639.34.
Rates include a buffet breakfast and a set-menu evening meal.
At the hotel
Outdoor infinity pool, communal lounge with WiFi, viewing deck, laundry service. In tents: jungle-view balcony with hammock, en suite bathroom with Ninacuro products, desk, hair dryer, tea- and coffee-making facilities.
Our favourite rooms
There are nine foliage-fringed luxury tents, and a larger family-friendly cabin – all with en suite bathrooms – pitched about 70m from the main lodge, simply decorated with handwoven Ecuadorian rugs and locally made teak furniture, with balconies peering over verdant valleys down to the ocean. You’re unlikely to be bothered by neighbours at the best of times, but if privacy is your priority, secluded tent number one is nicknamed the ‘honeymoon suite’.
If it weren’t for the lounger-lined decking, you could mistake the infinity pool for a natural waterhole. Thankfully, you can dive into it after a day of adventuring and gaze out to sea without the fear of upsetting thirsty wildlife. Take a dip at night and you’ll be dazzled by stars.
A copy of <i>The Origin of Species</i>, your sturdiest walking boots and your longest camera lens for snapping shy animals.
There’s some learning to go with your leisure – all guests get a background on Darwin’s work on the island and the evolution of its distinctive wildlife.
All ages welcome, as long as everyone's up for the trek. There's a designated family tent that sleeps six and there is plenty of room to roam outdoors. The kids club distracts small ones with art classes, cookery lessons and storytelling.
In a big way. They help with reforestation (guests can help out if they like), have begun growing native cacao plants, use purified rainwater across the camp and most produce comes from their farm.