Finch Bay Hotel
Accessible via a short boat ride from Puerto Ayora, Finch Bay is the Galápagos luxury hotel of choice for travelers who want to eke out some beach time between adventures. It counts six suites graced with ocean views and 21 rooms replete with sling hammocks.
From Finch Bay’s sand-skirted location, adventure stretches out in each direction. Hike 20 minutes to reach Las Grietas to swim in an emerald-hued “ocean water chasm” flanked by tawny lava cliffs. Garrapatero Cove and beach, which is said to have the finest white sand in all Galápagos, is a 20-minute drive away. Depart right from Playa de Los Alemanes in a kayak to reach Divine Bay, where seal lions and their pups fan out across the beach, just yards away.
- Board Finch Bay’s 20-person (maximum) Sea Lion Yacht to visit one of four islands on an all-day tour with a naturalist guide.
- Savor a private, poolside dinner illuminated by candlelight or make the quick trip to Puerto Ayora in one of Finch Bay’s private water taxis to dine in town.
- Indulge in wellness treatments from massage to yoga to soaking in a hot tub.