Golden Bay Hotel and Spa
Golden Bay is a stunning, superior property perched on a white-powder beach you may share with a sea-lion or two. Contemporary chic blends with sympathy with the rustic landscape, and service comes with a welcoming smile.
You’ll find San Cristóbal’s stand-out property, Golden Bay Hotel and Spa, in sleepy Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, perched on a secluded beachfront. The resort, equally welcoming for families as for couples, individuals and friends, is a good base for exploration and relaxation with warm hospitality, inventive cuisine and stylish, minimalist décor.
Its elegant rooms and suites overlook either the ocean or adjacent gardens while additional comforts include its wellness spa, volcanic rock whirlpools atop a panoramic terrace and an extensive menu of guided excursions to choose from. It’s a lovely place to relax but you can stay in touch with the outside world: Wifi is provided in all rooms.
What our clients say
97% of our clients rated their experience with us as Excellent or Good.
Galapagos Islands wildlife, guide and boat. To be so close to birds and animals is a privilege and to see such pristine beaches and scenery is lovely.SJ, Winchelsea
A holiday in the Ecuador and the Galápagos is a once in a lifetime experience. A four day cruise whilst being an excellent 'overview' is just not long enough. Encourage all your customers to take the longest possible cruise.LF
The Galapagos Islands are spectacular and we are so glad we had the time to visit. After a busy four days onboard La Pinta it was good to have a days break at Finch Bay. It was certainly a well needed rest for us both.EK, Saltash
The Galapagos blew me away. was even better than I expected. it never felt crowded and the guides and crew made us feel as thought we were special., Surbiton
The most memorable experiences were walking in woodland with wild giant tortoise grazing in clearings, watching wild land iguanas amble through long grasses, peering at eye level into the nests of red footed boobies, watching penguins and sea lions hunting fish whilst snorkelling, and as a finale, watching huge sharks circling in the boat lights during our final evening meal.JW, Newcastle
The Galápagos cruise was just so good. I don't think I can remember enjoying a recent trip so much.NJ, London
The Galápagos Islands were fantastic and beyond our wildest expectations.AC
It's very difficult to pick out one thing. Seeing the animals everywhere we went was amazing. We fell in love with the sea-lions. I loved the walk up to the view over Pinnacle Rock and then being on the beach by the rock afterwards. Seeing a white tipped shark from the beach was something I never expected.NR, Swindon
Being able to visit the Galápagos with a reputable company was a highlight - the boat was fantastic and everything about the holiday was first rate.KF, Norfolk
The highlight was always going to be the Galápagos and it lived up to our expectations. It is a unique place and unlike our last visit we came away with hundreds of photographs to remind us of the trip.NW, Wells
One of us had not snorkelled for a very long time and was hesitant in deep water. Martin the Naturalist on MV Eclipse helped her overcome her fears and enabled her to accompany him resulting in amazing underwater views that she would not have had. The whole trip was memorable for both of us... We just loved the Galapagos.AL
The Galápagos - just breathtaking - walking in woodland with wild giant tortoise grazing in clearings, watching wild land iguanas amble through long grasses, peering at eye level into the nests of red footed boobies, watching penguins and sea lions hunting fish whilst snorkelling, and as a finale, watching huge sharks circling in the boat lights during our final evening meal.JW, Newcastle
No-one should consider a Galápagos cruise of less then 8 days. We both had a holiday of a lifetime.LF
The range of wildlife to be seen in the Galapagos stood out but there were so many highlights.TH, Colchester
Most Memorable Moment: Swimming with sea lions, following hundreds of dolphins on the boat, diving with penguinsKH, London
The wildlife in the Galápagos was so totally unbothered by our presence.SB, Leyland
The cabin upgrade was definitely worth the extra money, much more space and good sized windows!LF, Alderley Edge
We loved snorkelling with marine iguanas, turtles, and the lovely playful sealions.FM, Manchester
Our time on the Galápagos Islands was unique to us, the wildlife was fabulous, we enjoyed every minute of it.BT, Ware
The close proximity of the wildlife in the Galapagos is amazing.DW, Stevenage
Highlight?: Probably a sea lion playing underneath me and showing off whilst I was snorkelling. Beautiful.DD, Uxbridge
A truly unique place on earth.KS, Southampton
The Galápagos trip was very sympathetic to the environment and local habitat.AD, Dublin
A truly wonderful and privileged experience!RD, Ashford
Snorkelling with penguins, turtles, sea lions and marine iguanas. Unbeatable.DJ, Saltash
Most Memorable Moment?: The obvious answer is the whole thing! If I had to choose, I'd say the experience of arriving at the top of the Prince Phillip Steps on Genovesa to be confronted by a sea of roosting and nesting seabirds completely unfazed by our presence. Of course I'd read about it in advance but nothing really prepares you for experiencing it for yourself. Another key moment was going snorkelling for the first time at the age of 70 and immediately having underwater encounters with a sea lion and a green sea turtle. My prescience in investing in a GoPro camera ahead of the trip paid huge dividends in terms of lasting memories.DM, Nottingham
The wildlife on the islands (obviously the major reason for the trip) was spectacular and wonderful to experience. I’m please to have made the trip and would certainly recommend the Galápagos to anyone with similar interests and sufficient money.PM, Chesterfield
The Galápagos were above expectation – the best thing we have done.DL, Dulwich
The Galapagos animals, scenery and sea were out of this world, just fabulousCH, Epsom
The Galápagos offer amazing access to stunning wild-life and a great week living on a boat.PJ, London
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