Exterior view of Golden Bay Hotel & Spa on San Cristobal in the Galapagos Islands
Woman and man waiting to help customers at reception area of Golden Bay Hotel & Spa on San Cristobal in the Galapagos Islands
Suite interior with bed, bath, and ocean views at Golden Bay Galapagos hotel on San Cristobal in the Galapagos Islands.
Suite interior with bed, couch, bench & large tub in middle of room at Golden Bay Galapagos hotel on San Cristobal in the Galapagos Islands.
Tropical drinks on table on the balcony of a suite at Golden Bay Galapagos on San Cristobal in the Galapagos Islands.
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Golden Bay Galapagos

The Golden Bay Galapagos hotel offers an unparalleled level of comfort and world-class service in the wonderful and unique Galapagos Islands of Ecuador. Settled right on the oceanfront, the Golden Bay Galapagos (formerly Golden Bay Hotel & Spa) is the perfect place for discerning travelers who want to explore the natural wonders of San Cristóbal and other Galapagos Islands from the comfort of the highest international quality. This hotel merges luxury status with the environmental demands of the archipelago while the architectural design combines modernity with the surrounding natural world.

Golden Bay Galapagos Review

AdventureSmith Explorations’ Golden Bay Galapagos review includes a detailed description and photo gallery. Our adventure travel experts can help compare the Golden Bay Galapagos with other Galapagos luxury hotels and lodges. Choose Golden Bay Galapagos for the perfect proximity to San Cristobal’s waterfront tourist district, as the hotel is far enough from town to offer some solitude but close enough to walk to bustling shops and restaurants. This property is a favorite for custom Galapagos trips; browse AdventureSmith’s curated listing of Galapagos luxury trips to find other top accommodations.

Location of Golden Bay Galapagos

The Golden Bay Galapagos is located next to the beach facing the spectacular bay that frames Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, the administrative and political capital of the Galapagos Islands on San Cristobal Island. The hotel is a five-minute walk to the town center with souvenir shops, cafes and the main pier, and less than ten minutes from the San Cristobal airport. One of the major attractions of the hotel is its direct access to Playa de Oro, frequented by sea lions of Galapagos, marine iguanas and various birds.

Amenities at Golden Bay Galapagos

The spacious and charming interior and exterior spaces include an outdoor pool, terrace and gardens that compliment the natural light of each interior space. A reception, lobby area and business center with two computer terminals ensures swift and professional service. The swimming pool is on the ground floor in the Interior Garden, which features endemic and ornamental plants. There’s an attached swimming pool for children as well as a supervised children’s game room. The Panoramic Terrace offers covered, outdoor seating and two original volcanic rock hydromassages. Spa services offer relaxation and wellbeing, facial and body treatments provided by appointment by a professional therapist. 

Other services include daily maid service, private check in and check out, tour desk, bridal suite, laundry and shuttle service (additional charge), and a 24-hour front desk with English and Spanish speaking receptionists. WiFi is available in all areas free of charge, as are children television networks. The entire hotel is air conditioned, non-smoking and can accommodate guests with disabilities.

Dining at Golden Bay Galapagos

The bar and restaurant are on the ground floor and offer delicious drinks and local and international, made-to-order meals. The snack bar features a wood oven for baking fresh pizzas in the Panoramic Terrace.

Accommodations at Golden Bay Galapagos

Each of the 21 guest rooms are equipped with air conditioning, a 40″ LED Smart TV with cable, in-room safe deposit box, minibar, private bathroom and free WiFi. The Golden Bay Galapagos offers four types of rooms: Suite, Deluxe Room with Front View, Double Room with Balcony and Deluxe Room with Garden View. Rooms are bright, clean, generously spacious, elegantly decorated and modernly equipped with international standards. All rooms have a large private bathroom with amenities of the highest quality and natural light that makes this hotel unique.

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