Ecuador is an amazing and diverse South American country that lies at the foot of the Andes. It encompasses the mainland country and the Galapagos Islands. The western side of the country is the coast, and this is lined by the Pacific Ocean. The coastal regions are extremely popular with tourists both because of the beautiful setting and because the locations provide many fun activities for visitors to enjoy. If you are planning a trip to this part of the world, the accommodation you choose can make a significant difference to your overall experience of your stay in Ecuador. There is a wide variety of different styles of accommodation available to suit all preferences and budgets. Staying in a luxury hotel will make your vacation all the more special. Here are five of the top luxury hotels on the coast of Ecuador.
1. Palmazul Hotel & Spa
One of the top luxurious experiences is delivered by Palmazul Hotel & Spa. The rooms are fitted to the highest standard, providing both comfort and modern amenities, and most offer spectacular views. The hotel has its own private beach which gives an air of exclusivity to a stay at this hotel. Their Arena Spa is the only one in the country that is within a few steps of the ocean and the beautiful gardens create a pleasant environment for the guests’ enjoyment. The hotel restaurant is amazing and specializes in serving Ecuadorian fusion food.
2. Sanctuary Puerto Cayo Lodge
It is the customer service at Sanctuary Puerto Cavo Lodge that makes this hotel stand out against its competitors. They pride themselves on providing their guests with the most pleasant stay possible. This is a peaceful and relaxing hotel that is best-suited to those who want to avoid the hustle and bustle of the main tourist spots. The hotel is located within the Machalilla National Park and has direct access to the beach. The rooms have a rustic style with modern touches. The hotel’s restaurant has a farm-to-table ethos and specializes in Manabita cuisine. However, there is a wide range of international dishes also available.
3. Hosteria del Parque
Hosteria del Parque is located within the Machalilla National Park next to the Playa de Los Frailes and just ten minutes from Puerto Lopez. There are luxurious and spacious rooms in a variety of sizes, some of which offer ocean views. The hotel has an outdoor pool and jacuzzi, tennis courts, beautiful gardens, and a terrace offering views over the beach and the port. The hotel’s restaurant serves top-quality national cuisine and guests have the option of dining inside the restaurant or on the terrace. An entertainment room adds an element of fun to this luxurious hotel.
4. Tanusas Retreat & Spa
A stay at Tanusas Retreat & Spa offers a different experience to anywhere else on the Ecuadorian coast. The aim of the hotel is to create a sustainable village alongside the local community to provide guests with a tranquil retreat that provides a variety of experiences. It is designed to allow guests to fully appreciate the biodiversity of the area. One feature of a stay in this hotel that guests may particularly enjoy is whale watching. Wellbeing is also an important element of a stay in this hotel and they offer a variety of classes, such as yoga and Pilates, to reenergize you during your stay. Tanusas Retreat & Spa also boasts that it can provide a gastronomic experience for its guests as it prides itself on creating the highest quality of food which is made using fresh local ingredients and is served in the luxurious surroundings of the fine dining restaurant.
5. Mantahost Hotel
This modern hotel has a contemporary design both inside and out. While the rooms offer a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere, there are also modern amenities to enhance your stay and room service is available 24 hours a day. Upgraded rooms have balconies offering spectacular ocean views. Some of the facilities and amenities available to guests include an outdoor infinity pool, a gym, tennis courts, and hot tubs. The hotel’s restaurant offers a casual yet high-quality dining experience and there are two bars where guests can relax and have fun. The hotel is within walking distance of many of the local attractions, such as the Museo del Banco Central. There is direct access to the beach from the hotel.