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A Galapagos Honeymoon: Fairytales do Come True in the Galapagos Islands

04 Apr 2017, Posted by Nathalie Moeller in Galapagos Islands Blog
Candlelit dinner by the sea

The Galapagos Honeymoon of Your Dreams

All the guests are gone, the family went back home, the glasses are empty, the party is over but the true celebration has just begun. Plane tickets, bathing suits, camera… everything is ready for your Galapagos honeymoon!

Picture this…

Clear waters teeming with marine life surround you as you swim at Playa Mansa on Tortuga Bay — one of the Galapagos Islands and the world’s most beautiful beaches. Off in the distance, trees spread their limbs and cast fresh shade over the ground as the always curious and hungry finches jump around, oblivious to the human presence. This is how life unravels in the Galapagos Islands, where nature is at its purest and freest. And we humans become mere observers, lucky enough to visit the archipelago and explore the home of several species that inspired Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution.

Galapagos penguins, find a mate that they remain faithfull to for the rest of their lives

Talk about being romantic! Galapagos penguins, find a mate that they remain faithfull to for the rest of their lives

The mesmerizing surroundings hold a surprise around every corner, or so it seems. From the hospitality of its people all the way to its unique flora and fauna, Galapagos is unlike anything you have ever seen. Crystal-clear waters, white-sand beaches, dried lava tunnels, and the second widest crater in the world, along with the best spots for scuba diving and snorkelling.

The Galapagos Islands truly seem to have it all!

The First of Many Adventures Together

The archipelago has been the home to Spanish conquerors and English pirates, and today, its amazing endemic wildlife still remains. The surrounding waters, protected in marine reserves, offer one of the world’s last pristine seas. And if you or your spouse happens to be a history buff, or a lover of science, remember that the islands provided one of many important clues that helped Charles Darwin develop his theories of evolution as described in The Origin of Species. Everything comes together in this one magical, out-of-this-world place: the Galapagos Islands.

Feel like you are in paradise at the Galapagos Islands

Feel like you are in paradise at the Galapagos Islands

Why travel to Galapagos on your honeymoon? Check our special  packages , we will transform your honeymoon into an unforgettable experience. Adventurous and romantic, sustainable and welcoming, what better place for a honeymoon? And what better base for that honeymoon than the Finch Bay Galapagos Hotel: a proud member of National Geographic Unique Lodges of the WorldTM; a three-time winner of the World Travel Awards’ World’s Leading Green Hotel Award; winner of the South America’s Green Hotel; and, Trip Advisor’s Travelers Choice Award for 2017. Let yourself go and let us take charge!

Intimate and Secluded

Finch Bay Galapagos Hotel is the only beachfront hotel in all of Puerto Ayora. Just a short boat-ride away from town, the Finch Bay Galapagos Hotel offers the perfect balance of intimacy and entertainment options. Soak up the sun, swim, or snorkel at the hotel’s secluded beach (Playa de los Alemanes). In the afternoon, take our private boat to the port, walk around the picturesque town of Puerto Ayora and experience warm local hospitality. Ready to go back to the hotel? We will be waiting for you with open arms.

Superb Cuisine

Enjoy the most delicious food available on the islands, with menus designed by our very own Le Cordon Bleu-trained chef and prepared with loving detail by our in-house chef to give you a taste of the best combination of local and international flavours, topped by our home-grown greens. Finch Bay Galapagos Hotel is the only hotel on the island with its own sustainable farm, the Chakrita Garden, which provides fresh produce for salads, drinks and other dishes. Prepare to have your senses hypnotized!

A dreamy Galapagos honeymoon: Finch Bay Galapagos Hotel's signature grilled tuna, sealed with a sesame crust

A dreamy Galapagos honeymoon: Finch Bay Galapagos Hotel’s signature grilled tuna, sealed with a sesame crust

The Perfect Setting

Wake up to the calm view of the Playa de los Alemanes, walk through our endemic garden, and have a perfect breakfast with the sweetest local fruit, freshly baked bread, and the best Ecuadorian coffee while watching little finches fly across the dining room. Afterwards, head to the most comfortable lounge chair and relax with a Darwin-signature cocktail in one hand and your loved one’s hand in the other. The Finch Bay Galapagos Hotel’s fairytale setting and superior service will make you want to come back again and again to relive your most romantic moments.

The gardens and paths of the Finch Bay Galapagos Hotel are planted with buttonwood mangroves.

The gardens and paths of the Finch Bay Galapagos Hotel are planted with buttonwood mangroves.

Take a Trip on Our Private Yacht

The beauty of the archipelago and its most secluded beaches are waiting for you! Step on board the Sea Lion, the Finch Bay Galapagos Hotel’s private yacht, and let yourself be treated to the most exclusive and luxurious Galapagos experience. Personalized service aboard with 4 crew members, a delicious gourmet buffet lunch, air-conditioned interiors and viewing decks will be available to you. Feel the moment, get lost in the landscape, and flow with the breeze.

Make the most of your Honeymoon

Adventure and relaxation at the same time? Absolutely! You can have the best of both, while getting a broader view of the famous Galapagos archipelago. Each island of the archipelago has a unique landscape and holds some particular species you will not want to miss, some of which are reachable only on a Galapagos cruise. Beautiful hikes and amazing snorkelling and kayaking experiences in one of the world’s UNESCO natural heritage sites will transform your honeymoon into an unforgettable adventure.

Enjoy the most luxurious, audacious and comfortable experience aboard Yacht La Pinta. Our exclusive yacht accommodates 48 guests, making it the perfect-sized cruise for a true Galapagos journey. Its ample social areas, observation deck, wrap-around windows, hot tub, cardio-gym, kayaks, glass-bottom boat, sun deck and sun loungers will transform your honeymoon into an amazingly upscale and sophisticated experience.

Yacht La Pinta

Yacht La Pinta

The Galapagos Islands’ stunning views and amazing wildlife will leave you breathless!

The most enchanting of sunsets

Few sunsets in the world are as stunning, breath-taking and magical as the ones in Galapagos. It’s something about the sky, how the wind flows, and how the sun paints the clouds. Fucsia, orange, purple and yellow colours spill onto the canvass overhead.  It’s impossible not to be hypnotized by the intensity of the beauty during this hour. The world stops turning and you just wish you could freeze those minutes. Take advantage and ask your destination expert or hotel manager to arrange a special candlelight dinner poolside…and maybe you’ll be surprised with an informal serenade.

Nothing compares to a Galapagos sunset

Nothing compares to a Galapagos sunset

The love story begins

The tide’s soft murmur as it caresses the sand. The cool and fresh morning air as the sun sneaks up on you. The song of a bird off in the distance. The hand of your loved one interlocked with yours as you wake up, stunned to realize just how lucky you are. Perfect little moments like these do exist and they are waiting to become part of your most dear and beloved memories. That’s why we invite you to let Finch Bay Galapagos Hotel be the most romantic and exotic setting for the beginning of your wildest adventure so far.

Please read the testimonials below, given by some of our guests:

 

“Incredible hotel!”

Reviewed yesterday NEWvia mobile

My husband and I spent our honeymoon at finch bay. I cannot explain how incredible the staff were. When we arrived we were greeted by Irene and I explained to her that my husband was unwell. She immediately sent liquids to help him to our room and he was served a special meal every day until he felt better. Once he was better, on our final night, the staff surprised us with a special private meal by the pool, under the stars, which was simply unbelievable. We were given private tours every day and our guides were knowledgeable and so helpful. The food was some of the best I’ve ever eaten and my husband was so upset he was unable to eat it until the final day! Every staff member at the hotel learns your name and they make you feel that there is nothing they will not do to make your stay special. I recommend this hotel to anyone looking for some luxury in the Galapagos and excellent and well planned tours. We will all the staff there and especially Cesar who is the best waitor I have ever come across!

Stayed January 2017, travelled as a couple

“Incredible honeymoon spot!”

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We cannot possibly say enough about this hotel, and specifically their staff…. our experience was AMAZING. We booked an 8 day / 7 night package for our honeymoon in November 2016. From the first day, many of the staff knew our names and were very cordial. It really felt like home-away-from-home…. But in paradise.

The first recommendation – do the all-inclusive package….. doing so eliminates any guesswork, and the staff adapts quickly to any changes on the fly (instead of you having to do so): they transformed a temporary power outage into a romantic candlelight dinner service! Our package included all meals, including packed snacks for times we were hiking to a beach, which were delicious! We have a gluten allergy and notified the hotel well in advance – because of that they ensured we had special gluten free bread at every meal in addition to adapting almost every option on the chef’s menu for us. The service made our stay very comfortable, going out of their way to stay out of our way. The front desk staff (Irene) were very welcoming and had plenty of advice when we had questions. The food and beverage staff (Jose/Cesar/Pepe) always went out of their way to make sure we were satisfied…. BUT, remember this is an island – the supply boat doesn’t come every day and it doesn’t come with every possible option the chef may desire (we had plenty of the “fish of the week”). This is no different from any other island paradise, and the kitchen staff are knowledgeable and creative enough to “work with the hand they are dealt.” A special shout-out to Jose, who setup a surprise last dinner for us that included a custom menu based on what we liked from the week – “¡INCREÍBLE!”

The excursions showed us the variety of wildlife on the islands and made sure we got to experience it “the Galapagos way” (up close and personal). Our tour guide (Soto) had answers to every possible question we could think of…. Including historical perspectives since he was born and raised on Santa Cruz. We saw everything from cane sugar / rum production to…. a farm that can only be described as Jurassic Park (with massive tortoises wandering around) to…. swimming with sea lions & penguins.

This was truly a once in a lifetime experience that we know will stick with us forever! We HIGHLY recommend Finch Bay Hotel (especially for newlyweds looking for something a little bit more unique than the average Cancun honeymoon)!

Stayed November 2016, travelled as a couple

Nathalie Moeller is of Ecuadorian and German descent. As a child she spent her summers in the Galapagos Islands, where her mother grew up, and from a very young age learned to love the beauty and uniqueness of the archipelago. She studied Journalism and Humanities in Barcelona, after living in Madrid and Germany for a couple of years. This gave her a culturally broader view of the world, which is reflected in everything she does. Blogging gives her the opportunity to combine her passion for travelling and writing.

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