Across the bay from Puerto Ayora on Santa Cruz Island, Finch Bay is one of the few hotels in the Galapagos Islands located near a beach. While the hotel prides itself on its ecofriendly touches—such as its own water treatment plant, solar panels, a composting system, and the addition of 500 new mangrove plants surrounding the hotel—the atmosphere is more that of a contemporary resort than a rustic nature lodge. Outside, an oversized pool overlooks the ocean; inside, a Cordon Bleu–trained chef heads a modern restaurant. Dark volcanic stones line the walls in the suites, while standard rooms all come with hammock-slung wooden balconies. Like most hotels in the Galapagos, Finch Bay is all-inclusive, providing land and sea excursions to attractions like the highlands of Santa Cruz, to search for giant tortoises in the wild. Also included are daily excursions on the hotel’s private yacht to nearby islands like Bartolomé or North Seymour, national park highlights, which can be reached on day trips.
Amazing Galapagos, wonderful Finch Bay
Finch Bay Eco Resort is a simply wonderful place to make your Galapagos visit amazing and amazingly simple. The grounds are well kept, the rooms simple and clean with comfortable beds. The meals are wonderful and Management is adept and accessible. The daily yacht adventures take most of the day and are fun and relaxing and exciting at the same time. Our guide for the entire stay was excellent! I cannot recommend this resort enough. It is suitable for single, family or romantic travelers. Please note that the daily trips on the yacht are not for those who are subject to seasickness. The daily trips are approx. 2 hours in each dirction.