Love can come in many ways, shapes, and forms, but most of all, we want to be able to show our loved ones, no matter the occasion, just how much they mean to us with romantic gestures and declarations of love. A quick getaway or romantic few weeks at the Finch Bay Galapagos Hotel, located in one of the most secluded places in the world, will catapult your plan to the stars, undoubtedly surpassing your expectations of a perfect romantic occasion. At the Finch Bay Galapagos Hotel, we don’t have a favorite romantic event- we celebrate them all! Our main goal is to make all your dreams come true in the perfect and intimate setting of love.
At the Finch Bay Galapagos Hotel, we specialize in:
So, what can we offer you? Our unique boutique hotel offers a personalized experience for every guest and, if your dream isn’t on our list of activities, ask one of our staff members or put in a special request. We’ll go above and beyond all expectations to create your perfect getaway – no matter the occasion.
The importance of choosing the right destination in the COVID era
Choosing the right place to celebrate our special occasions has always been important. Nowadays, as the world slowly drifts into a “new normal“, this is even more crucial than before. To plan a romantic escapade, wedding, or anniversary, the first thing you need to consider are secluded or remote destinationswhere you won’t have to face the much-dreaded crowds. Also, with fewer people around you and wide-open spaces, you’ll be more at ease than ever!
That is why Galapagos (and especially the Finch Bay Galapagos Hotel) is the perfect setting to celebrate a romantic occasion! In this remote haven, you’ll be surrounded by pristine nature and endemic fauna! Plus, our hotel has all the biosafety protocols you need to be safe while maintaining the quality of your experience!
What makes the Finch Bay Galapagos Hotel the perfect place to celebrate a romantic occasion?
Easy! Our exceptional facilities, pristine and remote location, premium service, and wide-ranging list of available activities, such as day tours on our private yacht, are all at your disposal for every occasion. Plus, we have all the biosafety protocols to ensure you’ll have a pleasant and safe stay!
Note: We have also designed a Honeymoon Package! It includes all of our best activities, including a couple’s massage, a day tour adventure on the Sea Lion Yacht, and exquisite meals in our top-class restaurant!
Of course, the Galapagos Islands are one of the most enchanting places in the world, but the Finch Bay Galapagos Hotel is ideally situated for romance. It is a secluded, and private hotel tucked away in a pedestrian-only neighborhood of Puerto Ayora on Santa Cruz Island. In fact, it’s so exclusive that guests have to cross the bay in the hotel’s private water taxi to get there! Once at the hotel, guests can step from the hotel’s pool area directly onto the sandy white beach of Playa de Los Alemanes. The soft sound of lapping waves is heard throughout the hotel, creating the perfect dreamy atmosphere.
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Our luxurious rooms have everything any romantic occasion could ask for. With a total of only 27 rooms available in the entire hotel, everything about it has been designed to be personalized and exclusive. The wooden walkways among the mangroves, the small duck pond surrounded by cacti, and the hotel’s elegant architecture show just how spectacular and premium this hotel is. The romance of Finch Bay truly comes to light when you enter the lounge and dining room area. The soft white curtains flutter in the breeze, and plush furniture mixed with accents of color and wicker pieces allow guests to relax in an open but private setting.
Each of our rooms has both private indoor and outdoor spaces where guests can relax in hammocks on their spacious balconies. Each room is furnished with the finest linens, furniture, and cozy design. Our six Finch Bay suites have views looking directly over the oceanalong with a private balcony. These rooms are perfect for a wedding night or anniversary.
Bar and Pool Area
Our intimate open-air bar is perfect for all occasions, from small celebrations to service for an intimate wedding. Each cocktail has been specifically crafted to encompass the nostalgia and romance of the Galapagos archipelago into unique and surprising drinks. Our friendly bartenders can help you order a meal or snack while you watch the sunset – the perfect way to end a perfect day!
The pool area was recently renovated in 2019 and is open exclusively to guests. You can enjoy the lounge chairs out in the sun or, if you prefer some shade, the ample pergola offers both intimacy and relaxation. The pergola is the perfect place for a social occasion such as a wedding.
Around our pool area are a few intimate outdoor tables where you can dine by candlelight with the sound of the waves crashing in the distance. Not surprisingly, many proposals have been organized and carried out here to perfection.
Our recently built spa is hidden along a mangrove-sheltered path in a secluded spot away from other guests and the hotel, which makes it a great place to relax with your loved one in a couple’s massage or by enjoying one of our outdoor hot tubs. The hot tubs must be reserved at the front desk, which means that only you and your party will be able to relax in private.
The dining area allows guests to enjoy an intimate meal without interruption from other guests. The extensive menu includes the incredible flavors of the islands, a twist of the Ecuadorian cuisine, and a touch of home. Every meal is lovingly prepared to ensure your romantic getaway exceeds every expectation.
Private yacht – Sea Lion
The Sea Lion yacht is available for Finch Bay guests only, making the onboard experience extremely personable and luxurious. A day tour on our private yacht is the perfect opportunity for spectacular wedding photos or a romantic cruise in the Galapagos archipelago while enjoying a glass of wine in the cozy rooftop seating area or lounging on the sun chairs on the front of the vessel. The staff is both highly trained and highly experienced, ensuring that you and your group will have the best possible experience on board. The yacht is only able to hold 20 people, meaning their attention is always focused on you.
The Finch Bay Galapagos Hotel is more than just a hotel – it’s an experience. There are many activities that you can enjoy depending on how you want to spend your romantic occasion. You can enjoy a ceviche cooking class with one of our head chefs or, if you prefer something a little more active, you can go kayaking or paddleboarding around the bay. You can even enjoy a cocktail-making class with one of our expert bartenders. Each activity can be carefully modified to make your romantic occasion all about you and your partner.
We also pride ourselves on our exceptional service in every area of the hotel. Even if you don’t see your desired activity on our website or want to plan something special for your loved one, the staff are willing and excited to help you.
Do you want a destination wedding? Contact us! Would you like to arrange a surprise beachside proposal? Send us an email! Every facet of our hotel is designed to provide you with the best and most romantic experience that you will find in the Galapagos Islands. Don’t hesitate to contact us with your dreams and desires. Let us help you make your most romantic aspirations come true!
Explore the town of Puerto Ayora. With its small cafes, boutiques and nightclubs, there is a little something to entertain everyone. Check out everyday life for locals at the farmer’s market on Saturdays or visit the fisherman’s wharf any day of the week.
Take it easy, rest on a pool lounger or a hammock, dig your bare toes into the sand just steps away from your room. Sip a cocktail at the bar, savour fine dining at our renowned restaurant, end the day with a massage and then watch as the stars illuminate the night sky with its Equatorial constellations.
To deepen and broaden your knowledge, make your way to the headquarters of the Galapagos National Park Service and the recently renovated Charles Darwin Research Station, located in Puerto Ayora. You’ll find a fascinating interpretation centre and can wander through the tortoise rearing program facilities.
Explore the Galapagos Islands in style via convenient and exclusive day tours
Marvel at the beauty of the Galapagos’ Central Islands aboard our very own Sea Lion Yacht – one of only 12 yachts in the Galapagos that offers day tours to the Galapagos National Park in the company of certiﬁed Naturalist Guides. In addition to offering exclusive Day Tours, each of which is limited to 20 guests, you’ll embark on a Galapagos Day Tour like no other!
Our Day Tours in the Galapagos
One of the most fascinating and otherworldly islands in the Galapagos.
Wildlife observation is the prime reason why so many people choose to visit the archipelago. Nowhere else in the world can we observe animals so closely, so calmly. And from your base at the hotel, you can encounter many of the Galapagos’ BIG15
Up in the highlands of Santa Cruz, we visit a giant tortoise reserve. In the wild, tortoises can be seen grazing on the surrounding vegetation, or wallowing in muddy banks or in a small red-coloured pond (impressively coloured by surface red pond-weeds).
Our innovative Island-2-Island hopping concept allows you to stay at the Finch Bay on Santa Cruz and our partner, Scalesia Lodge on Isabela Island. Discover the best of the two most beautiful islands in the Galapagos – including a stunning inter-island flight – and wake up ready for brand new inspiring views and adventures.
Las Grietas are a fascinating rock formation of two cliffs separated by an ocean water chasm. They are reached along a walkway and path from the hotel through a mangrove and opuntia cactus-filled landscape, passing by old salt mines. The Grietas are a lovely place for a snorkel, since the water here is stunningly clear and calm.