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July 14, 2017 for 3 nights for 2 adults.

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Galley Bay in Saint John's, Antigua and Barbuda

Find a slice of paradise on a historic sugar plantation on the beguiling island of Antigua, at the elite Galley Bay. Relaxation, warm Caribbean breezes and endless sandy beaches await you here. Secluded and exclusive, every detail has been carefully attended to, creating a tranquil environment for discerning travelers. From immaculate grounds offering an ambience of refined rusticity, to gracious private cottages and beachfront suites, Galley Bay is an enchanting invitation to escape the everyday and experience complete bliss.

Each spacious suite and room is decorated with colors to emulate the white sand and clear skies of Antigua. Touches of bamboo and terracotta provide a rustic ambience amid the luxury of exquisite linens and gracious decor. Superior beachfront suites sit on the very edge of a private beach, while the Gauguin Cottage is in the exotic flower-filled garden. For those looking for activity, Galley Bay offers a freshwater pool, tennis courts, a fitness center and manicured jogging trail around the lagoon sanctuary. Try the warm waters of the Caribbean for diving or snorkeling, and sailing or windsurfing. Spa services promise relaxing treatment, while the TeePee Bar will mix up a delicious drink to sip as the sun sinks into the ocean. End each perfect day at the Sea Grape restaurant, where Euro-Caribbean is served al fresco. Galley Bay is paradise without a care, where you can castaway in style.

Location of Galley Bay

Galley Bay
Five Islands
Saint John's, Antigua and Barbuda

Nearest Airport: ANU

Amenities for Galley Bay

  • General Information
  • 98 Guest Rooms
  • Only 16+ Years Permitted
  • Dining
  • 4 Bars
  • 4 Restaurants
  • Bar & Lounge
  • Afternoon Tea
  • Lounge
  • Oceanfront Dining
  • Waterfront Dining
  • On-Site Amenities
  • Beauty Salon
  • Spa on Property
  • Library
  • Walking Trails
  • Fitness Center
  • WiFi
  • Game Room
  • Bicycle Rental
  • Live Entertainment
  • Gazebo
  • Boutique
  • Gardens
  • Beach Access
  • Car Rental
  • Lounge
  • In-Room Spa Services
  • Sun Deck
  • Outdoor Spa Treatments
  • Jogging Path
  • Tennis Court
  • In-Room Amenities
  • Private Patios or Balconies
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • DVD Players
  • Hair Dryers
  • In-Room Safes
  • iPod Docks
  • Flat-Screen Televisions
  • Luxury Linens
  • Coffee & Tea Facilities
  • Luxury Bath Amenities
  • Mini Refrigerators
  • En-Suite Bathrooms
  • Activities
  • Bicycling
  • Croquet
  • Excursions
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Tennis
  • Windsurfing
  • Scuba Diving
  • Snorkeling
  • Wildlife Viewing
  • Cultural Tours
  • Table Tennis
  • Four-Wheel Drive Excursions
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Sightseeing
  • Golf
  • Water Sports Programs
  • Business
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Nearby
  • Historic Sites
  • Shopping
  • Restaurants
  • Casinos
  • Beach
  • Golf
  • Parks
  • Marina
  • Interests
  • All Inclusive
  • Beach
  • Honeymoons & Romance
  • Summer Getaways

Reviews for Galley Bay

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TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 1 day ago

We have just returned from our second fantastic 14 day stay at Galley Bay Resort The resort provides a great Adult only, relaxed resort, with management engendering amongst all categories of staff a feeling that guests and staff are a family. The aim is to ensure that all guest needs are attended to... And in all fairness the Resort come pretty close to perfection. Certainly various supervisory staff ask frequently if everything is Ok and can they do anything to help. And when we overheard other guests with the odd grumble and moan, or special need it was quickly rectified. We found the food portions just right, and even then still came home 8 lbs heavier despite me looking through the gym door 4 times! Sea conditions for us in June were all green flag days, any rain was almost exclusively late at night/over night, and come on gone in no time. Occasional slight breeze pool side was very refreshing, to accompany the occasional poolside ice lollies and requests for drinks orders rather than a short walk to TeePee Bar. In the big scheme of things comes close to perfection, and when you are doing nothing all day except laze about maybe tiny trivial issues worry some people more than others. If we were picking out tiny issues that could be improved we would wish when occupancy rates are lower off season for Gaugin to still be open more at lunchtimes and evenings, instead of the focus remaining on SeaGrape restaurant; for a bit more consistency in speed of meals service in SeaGrape, at times slightly more outgoing friendly staff to be based at the TeePee Bar, But these are all just small issues in the big picture of a fantastic holiday. We met some great couples this year who we hope to meet up with again.. And have already booked for our 3rd visit in April 2018

Nigel S - Cheddar, United Kingdom


TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 1 day ago

We visited Galley Bay for a number of reasons, primarily for a wedding, which we wanted to be barefoot on the beach,my wife's 50th birthday and a first visit to the Caribbean. We were not disappointed in any way. The wedding was perfect, my wife was absolutely spoiled for her birthday and we had a magnificent time. We referred to it a number of times but we felt like we were treated like royalty. ALL the staff were superb. Several stood out a bit more (Keitha, Iba, Timothy, Denval, Troya, Dwayne, Shilo and of course Ernestine and Rovena) but we had nothing but positive experiences and superb treatment from everyone, from cleaners, groundsmen, cooks/chefs, bar staff, waiting staff, water sports team, Cedric, everyone. The place is a paradise and we could not have chosen a more perfect place for a perfect wedding and holiday. The food was absolutely outstanding in all 3 restaurants and we had the meal on the beach also. Very romantic. The wedding was literally picture perfect and beautifully done. We did feel that Ismays was possibly not really worth the extra money for dining there since the food in the other restaurants was equally as great but it did offer a better wine selection and no allocated time slot, however without doubt we preferred eating in Gaugin since it was more intimate in the little individual beach huts. The only negative thing we could even say about it was that perhaps we could have had a mat to wipe the sand off our feet before going in the room. We noticed some rooms had bowls outside under the outside showers which would have done the trick but we have tongues in out head and could easily have asked for one of those but we didn't. Hardly life or death stuff! All in all, we are dying to return and will definitely do so once we have saved enough and would not hesitate recommending the place to anyone. More than willing to answer any questions and cannot wait to return.....just need to save a bit........

huw66 - Abertillery, United Kingdom


TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 2 days ago

We stayed at Galley Bay June 3rd through the 8th! I am 30 and my fiance is 28. We take a trip to a different area in the Caribbean every year. We chose Antigua this year & after months of research decided on Galley Bay resort! We had one of the Gauguin suites & i would definitely recommend getting this suite. It is completely secluded w/ a private plunge pool. We didn't even use the main pool bc we had our private pool. The main pool was stunning we just never saw the need to swim there w/ others when we had our 2 lounge chairs right next to our own little pool. On arrival we had little red ants in our room which we thought was due to the flowers they had placed throughout the suite. We called reception & asked if they could skip placing any more flowers in our room throughout our stay. They obliged but it didn't seem to help the ant problem...They stuck around and there were a lot. But we overlooked this because we weren't going to let a few small ants ruin our vacation. The room was always well kept and clean. New towels when needed & we were a small walk away from the beach activities hut where we could grab some new beach towels when needed. We reused all of our towels as often as we could bc we knew it would help their going green cause! We walked around the lagoon & rode bikes, which were provided, around the lagoon everyday of our stay. We booked an excursion w/ Wass, who was great, he took us to Bettys Hope, Devils bridge, long beach, & some shopping. If you love natural wonders like me devils bridge is the place to go, I could have stayed there all day taking photographs! Our last full day we booked a couples massage in the spa. We only did a 30 min massage & asked that they only target our backs because we both have a lot of back pain...boy did we ever wish we had done the hr long massage! It was amazing! We kayaked twice while we were there & also tried our hand at paddle boarding which was fun & interesting! We snorkeled everyday. We brought our own equipment...But if you don't have your own they provide for you. We saw many fish and even some rays along the rocks about 100 yards out from the resort. The food was great... every meal, every day! The only issue we had was that not everyone working at the resort was pleasant. We have traveled to many places and compared to our stays at other resorts we didn't seem to feel as welcome. Other than that the property is gorgeous and food & drink were phenomenal!! I wouldn't hesitate to stay here again!

rxykiss7 - Duncansville, Pennsylvania


TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 2 days ago

Just wanted to give you the best, honest review of the Galley Bay Resort & SPA located in Antigua W.I. Very detailed here, but I hope this may help you make your decision. First, it is important to understand what our goals and expectations were before choosing this vacation. Basically, my wife and I were celebrating a milestone anniversary. We wanted an adult only resort, all-inclusive meal, and drink plan, on a properly maintained beach, not overly crowded with other resorts on the same beach, and have great service and privacy. Overall, our experience was "Excellent"! Value - Good. As a shopper, we always want more discounts and opportunities for a good bargain. We just felt that the price could have been a little more reasonable. Mainly, due to the age of the facility. This does not mean that the facility was run down or falling apart, just some amenities are outdated. Ie/ We would have liked a stereo in our room for music. Granted we could have purchased a portable Bluetooth speaker, but would have been great if the hotel provided one. Service - Excellent. Staff pleasant, courteous, and helpful. Upon arrival the air conditioner was not working properly. We advised the Housekeeper in passing, and was planning to follow up with the front desk. We came back from beach to find the air unit fixed and working properly. An indirect issue was addressed and resolved by a staff member not responsible, in our mind, for fixing the issue. Wow! Beach & Pools - Excellent. Beach is secluded and no other resort is on top of you. Clean and very nice. Giorgio Armani's house is located next to the resort. Obviously, he knows perfection! His house is located at a perfect place! Pool was clean and refreshing. Enjoyed the location and the amenities! Dining Options - Good. Limited to 3 restaurants and one outside grill. One restaurant is a pay event, needing a reservation a week in advance. This is the Ismay restaurant. We did not eat there due to the waiting list. However, the Gaugin and Seascape restaurants were awesome! The Gaugin has private cabanas for dinner. The location was great. Service and food perfect. Room Comfort - Excellent. Mentioned earlier the air unit was not working upon arrival, but was fixed within two hours. Overall, the room was great. Clean and everything working properly. Bathroom was spotless and the housekeeping service was outstanding. Only one ask, is my wife and I would have liked more Caribbean music playing at the dining and pool areas. However, our like is another's dislike, but we believe music does help comfort the soul! We "Highly recommend" this resort to you!

paulfamily777 - Greensboro, North Carolina


TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 5 days ago

if you want palm fringed beaches, coral reefs less than 20 metres off shore (admittedly small ones but who cares) and service to make you think there is somewhere akin to paradise on earth look no further. If you want to totally unwind and kick back at stress come here. you will not be disappointed.

Bill T - St. Neots, United Kingdom


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