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.
We loved snorkelling with marine iguanas, turtles, and the lovely playful sealions.FM, Manchester
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
Highlight?: Probably a sea lion playing underneath me and showing off whilst I was snorkelling. Beautiful.DD, Uxbridge
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
Without a doubt, the Galapagos Islands were amazing. We feel very privileged.SM, South Croydon
A couple of days in the Galapagos when we didn't see any other people. Intimacy of swimming with sealions, turtles & being chased in the water by a flightless cormorant!TC, St Albans
The trip around the Galápagos was spectacular and I have never experienced anything like it before.LB, Enfield
The sealions were brilliant fun and the pups so cute, and so close. All the wildlife was great and seeing it all up close as nothing is afraid of humans, was amazing.KH, Weybridge
The Galápagos were above expectation – the best thing we have done.DL, Dulwich
The Galápagos Islands were something else- quite outstanding for the wonderful wildlife and abundant sea life while snorkelling.CP
Snorkelling with penguins, turtles, sea lions and marine iguanas. Unbeatable.DJ, Saltash
How close we could get to the wildlife in the Galápagos.DG, Neston
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 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
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
The Galápagos was so amazing - we were not at all disappointed even though we had looked forward to it so much. Every part of our cruise was special, and we loved the Athala and her itinerary.RJ, Kenilworth
No-one should consider a Galápagos cruise of less then 8 days. We both had a holiday of a lifetime.LF
The Galápagos Islands were out of this world.DJ, Chesterfield
Everything came up to expectations but the highlight was the Galápagos IslandsSC, London, SW11
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 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
Galapagos was incredible. We loved it. The guides were all excellent and we especially enjoyed having guides with a naturalist qualification.LE, Poole
The wildlife in the Galápagos was so totally unbothered by our presence.SB, Leyland
The Galápagos Islands were out of this world.DJ, Chesterfield
Our time on the Galápagos Islands was unique to us, the wildlife was fabulous, we enjoyed every minute of it.BT, Ware
The Galápagos offer amazing access to stunning wild-life and a great week living on a boat.PJ, London
This was our holiday of a lifetime fulfilling a long held desire to visit the Galápagos Islands, and it lived up to all our expectations.SH, Aylesbury
The Galapagos tour was our highlight because of the proximity and abundance of the wildlife.AB, St Neots
Highlights?: Snorkelling with green turtles sea lions and penguinsPW, Twickenham
The Galápagos trip was very sympathetic to the environment and local habitat.AD, Dublin
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