Sweeping rooms in hues of blue and white exude a laid-back beach vibe, with open, white lines splashed with colour from furnishings and art adorned with Galápagos wildlife and landscapes. The Ocean View Suites go one up, mixing in private terraces that look out to the ocean as well as a cosy lounge area and hammock perfect for whiling away the hours with a book.
The contemporary, cosy lounge is perfect for a sundowner overlooking the pool before you sample the delights of the onsite restaurant. With ingredients plucked fresh from the hotel’s own organic vegetable garden, or from the local fishermen who line the beachfront – alongside the resident sea lions and iguanas – with their catch, the head chef forms a delicious menu of both international and Galápagos-inspired dishes.
Days are spent, naturally, exploring what lies outside, with the hotel offering everything from surfing and kayaking to mountain biking, alongside, of course, discovering the wildlife and landscapes of Santa Cruz – home to, among others, Gordon’s Rock, Whale Bay and the Charles Darwin Research Station. The hotel even has a private yacht for expertly-guided cruise adventures.
Soothe any sightseeing aches at the hotel's own private beachfront spa, from private yoga lessons on the seafront deck to hot tub soaks, and spa treatments that offer the likes of regenerating facials to hot volcanic stone massages.