Accommodation rating: Superior
The charming Finch Bay hotel, named after the famous Darwin's Finches, is just steps from the beach on Santa Cruz Island at Punta Estrada, across the bay from Puerto Ayora town. Situated between mangroves, the hotel enjoys a quiet location offering privacy, natural surroundings and superb service. There are 21 air-conditioned rooms, each with private en suite facilities, and are modern in design and feature wooden blinds and tile floors. Hotel facilities include a private outdoor pool, an outdoor Jacuzzi, a bar and lounge and a restaurant serving international a la carte cuisine. The hotel has beach front access to the mangrove-rich coastline and it's beautifully landscaped grounds are great for a leisurely stroll. Whether your interests lie in observing the natural wildlife of the Galapagos, enjoying world-class snorkelling, birdwatching, exploring lava fields, relaxing on the beach, or a bit of everything, your stay at the Finch Bay Hotel offers you the freedom to select the activities of your choice. The Finch Bay is the only hotel by the beach on Santa Cruz Island. Excursions to the surrounding areas and other Galapagos Islands are taken in either the Sea Finch yacht which has capacity for 20 passengers, or the Sea Lion which accommodates 16. Both yachts feature a spacious air-conditioned lounge and dining room with panoramic picture windows, as well as outdoor decks for relaxing and sunbathing.
Please call 020 3813 2966 for more information or to make a booking.