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Galapagos Islands: Essential Honeymoon Planning Guide

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Finch Bay selfie with land Iguana Galapagos

 

What better way to celebrate the biggest day of our life than going to the Galapagos Islands on honeymoon?

Our travel expert Tom Shearman explains why this remote archipelago’s blend of adventure, romance and comfort make it the perfect place to visit after your wedding.

 

Finch Bay Hotel Jacuzzi Galapagos

Jacuzzi at Finch Bay Hotel

 

He writes:

“Freshly prepared cocktails on deck, under a moonlit sky, listening to the sound of the waves….or strolling a sandy beach as the sun sets into the Pacific after a lovely evening meal next to the sea….

These are just some of the romantic moments awaiting travellers who choose the Galapagos Islands for their honeymoon.

Galapagos boasts great services, wildlife and landscapes for those prepared to travel a little further for that unforgettable way to remember your unforgettable wedding day.

 

Archipell snacks on deck Galapagos

Snack time on board

 

 

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There is something for everyone in Galapagos: hikes and bike for the active, beautiful beaches for sun worshippers.

Snorkelling is also a real highlight – sea lions darts around you, turtles float serenely past and the odd shark adds a little extra excitement, and some excellent diving for those who want something extra.

 

Galapagos sea lion and tourist swimming

Snorkelling with sea lions

 

The views are always spectacular with the crystal-clear waters, dramatic volcanoes and lack of pollution. Visit orchid-filled forests with hummingbirds or go prehistoric and sit among land or marine iguanas.

Galapagos is not your swamped destination, either – only 80,000 people visit each year. You’ll be bound to find lots of space and tranquility to enjoy quiet moments.

 

up close to sea lions Galapagos

Sea lions..and a human

 

 

Cruise, hotel or safari

In fact, your only real disagreement is over whether to cruise or stay in hotels – so read our blog to clear that up.

Many of the hotels have sea views, often with direct access to beaches teeming with wildlife. Finch Bay  is just one of those.

 

Finch Bay Exterior Galapagos

Finch Bay

 

First class boats will offer double beds. Some boats now have private terraces from where you can enjoy cold drinks and intimate sunsets, plus many offer fantastic menus on board.

 

Sun deck Jacuzzi, Treasure of Galapagos

Sun deck Jacuzzi, Treasure of Galapagos

 

There is the unique location and accommodation of the Galapagos Safari Camp which twins fine dining with African safari style tents in a beautiful setting with perhaps the best sunsets in all the islands.

 

Safari Camp with night sky Galapagos

Galapagos Safari Camp

 

For those looking for the ultra-indulgent, then the exclusive Pikaia Lodge is the finest hotel in the area.

Galapagos also has more budget-friendly options, full of adventure and choice, such as our Santa Cruz and Isabela land-based tour .

 

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Fish market, Galapagos

Ecuador extension

You really need a week to fully explore the Galapagos Islands. If you have more time, then Ecuador  – the access point for the islands – offers a myriad of experiences from Amazon to haciendas to volcanoes.

First floor sofas in main lodge, Napo, Ecuador

Napo Wildlife Center, Amazon

 

Organising a wedding is stressful enough, so contact us and let us help you plan your perfect Galapagos honeymoon.

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