Finch Bay Eco-hotel
This is a tranquil getaway and is the only hotel overlooking the coast on Santa Cruz island. It is set amid the mangroves, and as such, you can spot all manner of bird life as you relax. There’s a Zen garden and if you want to explore, you can borrow snorkeling gear and kayaks. There’s also a private yacht for hire.
Finch Bay is the only hotel in the archipelago with a biological sewage treatment plant. They have introduced energy-saving measures such as solar panels, light bulbs, movement sensors, better room insulation and more efficient electrical appliances. They use organic waste for composting to enrich the hotel’s organic vegetable, fruit and herb garden (less food is brought in to the hotel, reducing its carbon footprint).
The most famous, and diverse, collection of wildlife on the planet. This delicate ecosystem has very strictly controlled visitation programmes, but once you arrive, it’s like a natural wonderland. Turtles, sharks, manta rays, sea lions…there is nothing like this collection of islands anywhere else.