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Golden Bay Galapagos

Eco-boutique hotel on San Cristobal Island, Galapagos!

Galapagos is an archipelago that belongs to the Republic of Ecuador located 1000 km away from the nearest coast. Its geographical location is key to its quality surf, being on the equator means that it gets swells coming from all directions.

Surf world-class waves and immerse yourself in the pure wilderness, along with sea lions and marine iguanas! Indulge in comfort and luxury at Golden Bay, where modern design meets the environmental demands of the “Enchanted Archipelago”, enhancing the natural beauty of the island while promoting sustainable and responsible tourism!

The Resort

Located in front of the sea with direct access to the charming Playa de Oro on San Cristobal Island, Golden Bay Hotel overlooks a section of the coast that is home to sea lions, endemic iguana, blue-footed boobies, and other iconic Galapagos fauna. The beach in front of the hotel is a wildlife area where you can observe these beautiful animals in their natural habitat, bringing you the magic and uniqueness of the Archipelago at your doorstep.

With a modern design and unprecedented level of comfort, Golden Bay is the only hotel on the island registered and approved by Ecuador’s Ministry of Tourism and awarded five stars! Guests at Golden Bay Galapagos can enjoy the hotel’s open-air bar, terrace with panoramic views, interior courtyard garden, and swimming pool and relax by the Spa.

Waves at Golden Bay Galapagos

Year-round world-class waves, warm weather and rich marine life make Galapagos a unique surfing paradise. Due to the exceptional location, the Galapagos get both north and south swells from the Pacific Ocean, delivering great waves throughout the year and for all surfing tastes! San Cristobal Island, located on the Southwest side of the archipelago, is particularly recognised as the place that offers the best quality of waves, consistently, and with world-class conditions.

The warm season (December to April) is recognised as the best time of the year for surfing, due to the El Niño current with its Northern swells and favourable winds. During the cold season (May to November) the Humboldt current brings swells that hit the islands with higher consistency.

Why We Love Golden Bay Galapagos

Enjoy the wilderness right at your doorstep at Playa de Oro, in front of the hotel!

Surf world-class uncrowded waves all-year-round!

 Golden Bay is a new model of hospitality and restoration based on conservation, sustainability and human ethics!

Ready to surf in Ecuador?

The Rooms

Stylish and chic, the 21 rooms of the resort are simple and modern, with clean lines, white furnishings and stunning views, some over the garden, others over the ocean and harbour, a few of them coming with balcony.

Rooms range in size from 25 to 40 sqm while suites are 75 sqm and have an additional sofa bed. All rooms are en-suite and have air conditioning and wifi.

The Panoramic Ocean View Suite is the best option for couples and honeymooners, while families can be comfortably accommodated in the 5-people Family Room with Balcony.

The Cuisine

The in-house restaurant MUYU brings a real Galapagos experience to your plate, using the best seasonal organic products from the farm, forest, and sea with a tropical aesthetic. The food is fresh and original with a mix of Ecuadorian and traditional island cuisine!

The restaurant caters to any sort of food requirements. Whether you’re vegan or have a food allergy, it has you covered!

The Panoramic Terrace Snack Bar is a great spot to catch a sunset and chill after a long day of surfing and exploration while eating a freshly baked pizza or enjoying a cocktail, wine or beer!

Activities

Hang out with sea lions in town, go on a hike, birdwatch, snorkel with turtles and marine iguana or just relax at one of the many beautiful beaches. San Cristobal is full of activities on offer and the concierge of the hotel will help you organise any excursion you like.

Disconnect

Galapagos is an ideal destination to disconnect from the outside world and enjoy the wild nature in the surrounding. Wi-Fi is available in all rooms and public areas however in the archipelago there is no optical fibre Internet. The connection can be slow and unstable at times. Turn off your devices and get other there!

Get There

The island’s airport (SCY) can be reached in approximately 10 minutes by road. San Cristobal’s airport operates daily flights from Quito and Guayaquil, as well as local charter flights to Isabela and Santa Cruz islands.

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Golden Bay Galapagos

Eco-boutique hotel on San Cristobal Island, Galapagos!

Galapagos is an archipelago that belongs to the Republic of Ecuador located 1000 km away from the nearest coast. Its geographical location is key to its quality surf, being on the equator means that it gets swells coming from all directions.

Surf world-class waves and immerse yourself in the pure wilderness, along with sea lions and marine iguanas! Indulge in comfort and luxury at Golden Bay, where modern design meets the environmental demands of the “Enchanted Archipelago”, enhancing the natural beauty of the island while promoting sustainable and responsible tourism!

The Resort

Located in front of the sea with direct access to the charming Playa de Oro on San Cristobal Island, Golden Bay Hotel overlooks a section of the coast that is home to sea lions, endemic iguana, blue-footed boobies, and other iconic Galapagos fauna. The beach in front of the hotel is a wildlife area where you can observe these beautiful animals in their natural habitat, bringing you the magic and uniqueness of the Archipelago at your doorstep.

With a modern design and unprecedented level of comfort, Golden Bay is the only hotel on the island registered and approved by Ecuador’s Ministry of Tourism and awarded five stars! Guests at Golden Bay Galapagos can enjoy the hotel’s open-air bar, terrace with panoramic views, interior courtyard garden, and swimming pool and relax by the Spa.

Waves at Golden Bay Galapagos

Year-round world-class waves, warm weather and rich marine life make Galapagos a unique surfing paradise. Due to the exceptional location, the Galapagos get both north and south swells from the Pacific Ocean, delivering great waves throughout the year and for all surfing tastes! San Cristobal Island, located on the Southwest side of the archipelago, is particularly recognised as the place that offers the best quality of waves, consistently, and with world-class conditions.

The warm season (December to April) is recognised as the best time of the year for surfing, due to the El Niño current with its Northern swells and favourable winds. During the cold season (May to November) the Humboldt current brings swells that hit the islands with higher consistency.

Why We Love Golden Bay Galapagos

Enjoy the wilderness right at your doorstep at Playa de Oro, in front of the hotel!

Surf world-class uncrowded waves all-year-round!

 Golden Bay is a new model of hospitality and restoration based on conservation, sustainability and human ethics!

Ready to surf in Ecuador?

The Rooms

Stylish and chic, the 21 rooms of the resort are simple and modern, with clean lines, white furnishings and stunning views, some over the garden, others over the ocean and harbour, a few of them coming with balcony.

Rooms range in size from 25 to 40 sqm while suites are 75 sqm and have an additional sofa bed. All rooms are en-suite and have air conditioning and wifi.

The Panoramic Ocean View Suite is the best option for couples and honeymooners, while families can be comfortably accommodated in the 5-people Family Room with Balcony.

The Cuisine

The in-house restaurant MUYU brings a real Galapagos experience to your plate, using the best seasonal organic products from the farm, forest, and sea with a tropical aesthetic. The food is fresh and original with a mix of Ecuadorian and traditional island cuisine!

The restaurant caters to any sort of food requirements. Whether you’re vegan or have a food allergy, it has you covered!

The Panoramic Terrace Snack Bar is a great spot to catch a sunset and chill after a long day of surfing and exploration while eating a freshly baked pizza or enjoying a cocktail, wine or beer!

Activities

Hang out with sea lions in town, go on a hike, birdwatch, snorkel with turtles and marine iguana or just relax at one of the many beautiful beaches. San Cristobal is full of activities on offer and the concierge of the hotel will help you organise any excursion you like.

Disconnect

Galapagos is an ideal destination to disconnect from the outside world and enjoy the wild nature in the surrounding. Wi-Fi is available in all rooms and public areas however in the archipelago there is no optical fibre Internet. The connection can be slow and unstable at times. Turn off your devices and get other there!

Get There

The island’s airport (SCY) can be reached in approximately 10 minutes by road. San Cristobal’s airport operates daily flights from Quito and Guayaquil, as well as local charter flights to Isabela and Santa Cruz islands.

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Justin West 19/04/2022

TrustPilot
I run surf coaching trips to perfect, uncrowded waves and I relied on the AWAVE team to deliver for my clients a month long boat trip to the Maldives. We had great waves on an absolutley 5* boat called North Seven which I REALLY recommend you enquire about.

I was dubious at first as a few boats were changed, in for repair but James assured me correctly this was a usual thing and they would endevour to find us the very best replacement (which they did). North Seven was so new we were the third guests but the crew were super experienced and could not have given us a better service. Captain Usmaan, the Chef great food, Hasan and Azim our surf boat operators could not have worked any harder and always had a smile even after the 50th request to speed us to the line up or spend four hours cruising looking or waves.

AWAVE team were always on hand to answer any fears and smooth out any worries. The payment system using Revolut was super easy.

We did have a few hiccups with the local airlines which was resolved and partly our fault (as for a month trip we took alot of surfboards and in some cases were over weight).

Take the fear out of booking and especially group bookings by using the AWAVE team. Justin West Coaching recommended.

Alex J. Zalewski II 12/11/20

Trustpilot
These guys are the BEST! Massively knowledgeable, fun and absolute shredders. I approached them asking for a UK winter getaway somewhere in the Indian Ocean and they suggested the perfect place, awesome setup with the beach a short stroll from my accommodation with 3 sick waves breaking over reefs to chose from. Real life doesn’t get much better than this. I also popped my barrel cherry in a big way on this trip so it was a truely memorable one. James also somehow wangled a boat charter to some super remote islands where we scored epic surf and landed some massive fish. James’ broken Indonesian language skills will get you places. Thanks again guys you rock.

Christine Losser 04/27/21

Trustpilot
James was very helpful and always there to answer all the questions. I will definitely book again with him!

Mark Carless 05/11/21

Trustpilot
James is a super knowledgeable surfer with a great ability to match any trip requirements to the right locations. He has arranged several trips for me and my friends in France, Morocco and more recently Indonesia. Awave have a great knowledge of all the surf spots and will go the extra mile to make sure your trip is all set up. With limited time to do this myself their service was invaluable.

Andrea Gomez 05/19/21

Trustpilot
Giuliana has been amazing to work with!! She was always available and answered all my questions. Thank you for all your help! We can't wait for our trip!

Adam 05/23/21

Trustpilot
Fantastic service from start to finish from James and his team. After having several ‘self organised’ trips to Asia end with only a handful of good surf days I decided this time to use Awave in hope of maximising my valuable holiday time. James custom built a trip for me and my friends tailored for our abilities and requirements. There were no days wasted waiting for transfers as he organised it all from the airport to the beach. We scored pretty much every day whilst also having a surf trip that had that ‘off the beaten track’ feel we wanted. To round it off there was also a secret boat trip in the end where we surfed an awesome spot just us...Unforgettable. Will be using again.

Micio Pardo 07/13/21

Trustpilot
Fantastic service and support from Giulia during our trip. During a self organised trip to Maldives, we ended up in a sketchy situation: the hotel was far from the described plus the owner 'forgot' to mention that the whole island was in lockdown for a covid emergency. I quickly realized that I would need support and the best in class. That's when I decided to use Awave! Giulia answered reactively and custom built several solutions for me and my girlfriend, based on what feasible, our budget and surfing preferences!! No other words needed. Thanks Giulia, we'll be in touch again!

Caroline 07/18/21

Trustpilot
A wave travel were great! They helped me organize my trip to Sumatra. I would definitely book with them again!

Harry Vargas 07/19/21

Trustpilot
My friends and I recently went on a trip to the Maldives. We booked a week on the Hudhuranfushi resort which was amazing! The staff was very welcoming, flawless facilities and tasty food. One day our surf guide Ryan caught a fish and made some sashimi on the spot! I think that was pretty thoughtful! Awave agency really made sure all our needs where met as we where a big group of friends. A very personal approach and clear communication. Epic surf, great service, memories of a lifetime! I highly recommend traveling with Awave!

A. Laprell 09/03/21

Trustpilot
I had just arrived in Bali when the whole of Indonesia went into lockdown again. Despite travel restrictions such as mandatory vaccination and PCR tests, flight cancellations and even the fast ferries to the Mentawis being cancelled, Giulia tried everything to get me there. It was a hell of a trip to get there but totally worth it.

I scored pristine and empty Mentawis. The resort was affordable yet very luxurious given the remoteness. And with their great surf guide and their boat, I scored amazing empty waves!
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