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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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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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Omar AlJammaz 07/07/22

Trustpilot
Great service. Quick response.

Sue Christy 06/09/22

Trustpilot
Giulia and Awave were great. Highly recommended to others.

Gavin 06/08/22

Trustpilot
James is a legend & will get everything you need for your trip setup & take care of all your needs. It was super easy & he responds to all emails very fast!

Oli 09/05/22

Trustpilot
Everything was perfect!

Garret Cleary 06/03/22

Trustpilot
They were great for our trip to the Maldives. Very fast response times to any questions we had and overall really helpful.

Gadi Haliva 07/17/22

Trustpilot
excellent service all the way . will use this service again

Anthony Luczkow 07/11/22

Trustpilot
James and the team at Awave do great work! Our trip was seamless the whole way through, which is really all you can ever ask for...plus the waves were great

Ray-Mie Nederland 05/30/22

Trustpilot
We booked a trip to Niyama Maldives (13 - 20 May 2022) with Awave.

Before deciding to go to Niyama I had close contact with Giulia about what would be the best resort for that season. Giulia responded almost immediately and gave us good and detailled advice about the surf and of course also about the resort.

We had a great trip! The resort was just prefect as well as the service! Unfortunately the waves were a bit choppy and the wind cross/ onshore, but that's mother nature....... (and May is a very difficult month for the Maldives). We still surfed every day in fun size waves and had a great time.

Would definitely recommend Niyama as well as booking with Awave!

Benjamin Soto 09/13/22

Google
the service we got froma James was excelent. He answer really fast and always willing to help. He provided super usefull information and good tips.

George Nexus 09/14/22

Google
Great communication, fantastic care and attention from James who is very knowledgeable and approachable, and the product recommended to us as an alternative, Ayada, was a real paradise. We had very high expectations and we were really impressed with everything (apart from the the quality of the surfboards for hire). :)
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