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Galley Bay Resort & Spa in St 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 Resort & Spa

Galley Bay Resort & Spa
Saint John's Street,
St John's, Antigua and Barbuda

Nearest Airport: ANU

Amenities for Galley Bay Resort & Spa

  • General Information
  • 98 Guest Rooms
  • Adults Only
  • Dining
  • Private Dining
  • Bar & Lounge
  • Afternoon Tea
  • Lounge
  • Oceanfront Dining
  • Waterfront Dining
  • Restaurants
  • 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
  • Flat-Screen Televisions
  • Luxury Linens
  • Luxury Bath Amenities
  • Mini Refrigerators
  • WiFi
  • Activities
  • Bicycling
  • Excursions
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Tennis
  • Windsurfing
  • Scuba Diving
  • Snorkeling
  • Wildlife Viewing
  • Cultural Tours
  • Table Tennis
  • 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
  • Hotels
  • Summer Getaways

Reviews for Galley Bay Resort & Spa

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TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 16 hours ago

Fabulous beach front position. Annoying seagulls that pinch the food off your breakfast plate. Grumpy staff (most) but some fantastic staff as well. Hardly any light in the open air dining room (cant see what you’re eating) but really really good food. Some of the best we have had anywhere in the Caribbean. Don’t pay for the rooms father away from the main complex, they are along a ‘mosquito alley’'. The smaller ones right next to the water sports are lovely.

snorkeller2016 - Wolverhampton, United Kingdom

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 18 hours ago

This is our fourth year at the resort. Everything here is done first rate and they invite return guest to a dinner to solicit improvements. The staff makes all the difference. We love Victoria who keeps the family in island jewelry and clothing. And the spa is one of a kind. We highly recommend.

Jean H - woodstock, United States

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 1 day ago

My wife and and I just returned from 5 great nights at Galley Bay. It was exactly what we needed to escape the northeast winter and to totally relax. Although waves were a bit rough (with the red flags up for 4 of the 5 days due in part to the "nor-eastr" back home), it didn't stop us from thoroughly enjoying the beautiful pool, gorgeous grounds and soft sand beach. It's a very low key classy resort where the guests can really "de-stress" without any pressure to join in activities, outside excursions or even from buying local goods from pushy beach vendors. Generally, guests are in their 40's and up with just a few newlyweds. There is nightly entertainment near the bar that is geared toward this more mature crowd. The food was very good with our favorite Guagin down the far end of the resort with private palapa dining, which needs a same day reservation. Part of our nightly routine was watching the stunning sunsets that were a real special treat. We used the gym and joined the daily yoga classes (in the newly added outdoor yoga pavilion on the beach), as well as the running path around the lagoon, which was a nice way to see the local waterfowl. Best of all was the on site GM and his staff with a special thanks to Iba for attending so kindly to us during our stay and of course the bar staff for bringing us many great drinks at the pool. We hope to return some time soon and highly recommend it for that much needed getaway.

BruceW426 - New York City, New York

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 2 days ago

We had a fantastic 7 night stay at Galley Bay. We booked the trip through Costco Travel. First, the Gauguin Suite we stayed in - We were in G17 and loved it. If we ever return to GB, we want to go right back to G17! It was tucked along a garden path with our own private deck and small pool backing onto the lagoon, complete with interesting Caribbean marsh birds which we could watch every day. The positioning of the cottages, plunge pools, and landscaping makes for a very private experience for all the Gauguin Suites. We were only a one minute walk to either the pool or the beach so to us it wasn't a huge downside not being beachfront, and having our own private back deck and small pool was a huge upside! If I had a complaint about the suite, it would be that the seating was limited - just two chairs inside and two loungers outside. A love seat or sofa would be a good addition. The staff - Very friendly and hard working. We attended the orientation our first morning with Iba (very professional, a great representative for GB) and learned about the resort and the excursions they recommend. We signed up for one while at orientation because it was convenient to do so. All the staff and managers we interacted with during our week were friendly and knowledgeable. They also host a once-weekly manager's cocktail party which was fun, and it's a nice way to meet some of the staff. Food - We did not end up eating at Ismay's during our week, but tried everything else. For a quick and casual lunch, the Barefoot Grill serves great food (thanks Ive!) - we did that a few times. We ate at Gauguin once for lunch (no reservation needed) - jerk chicken wings are a recommended appetizer - and once for dinner (just phone Guest Services at 7:15am to make a reservation). We found breakfasts and dinners at Sea Grape to be very good in general. The fish entrees were standouts during our week - really good. Drink - Drinks at the TeePee Bar (along with poolside service) and the Sea Grape Bar were good. They have top shelf liquor but you need to ask for it. So don't say "vodka martini," say "Grey Goose martini," for example. The wine was ok but not stellar, but was perfectly drinkable for an all-inclusive resort. If you wish to pay for better wine you can do that - we never felt the need to. Don't miss the Rum Shack at night. We went there most nights for interesting rum-based cocktails and top shelf sipping rums. Naquiba (Nikki) was helpful! The mini-fridge in the room came with a couple beers, waters and some sodas and is refreshed daily. You can tell Guest Services (or leave a note for the housekeeper) that you want more beer, more soda or whatever in it each day. You can also ask for bottles of beer at the bar to restock it yourself. I'll put it this way: You won't go thirsty at GB. Pool - The pool is very nice, but an irritation is that guests reserve the limited seating first thing in the morning. Even at 7am, I noticed towels and books on the loungers - ridiculous. Staff can help bring extra seating for you, but you won't end up with an umbrella. I think GB should look into adding more seating/umbrellas around the pool, and having more temporary seating at the ready which they can quickly deploy if needed. Entertainment - The nightly entertainment (bands, singers, etc.) was good. Fun times, dancing, etc. This resort has no "piped-in" music around the resort which we consider a plus. Beach - Well, for us it was red flag for most of our trip unfortunately because of weird weather and an unusual onshore (west) wind. Our first night there, the surf wreaked havoc and damaged some decking outside TeePee and Sea Grape, and a few folks we met got some water and sand in their beachfront rooms. Anyway, we didn't get to enjoy the watersports as much as we had hoped to. However, with excursions (eg. snorkling) and with GB kindly arranging vans to take us over to Deep Bay (next door), we still got lots of time in the Caribbean waters. Linroy from watersports was so helpful - lugging beer and water to Deep Bay beach for us to enjoy. Clientele - As other reviews note, there are lots of repeat customers at GB. In general, it's an older demographic. There were a few "young people" (say 20s/30s) but the average age was probably in the 50s or maybe even 60s. We met American, British, and Canadian guests. Room for improvement - There are a couple minor quibbles which could easily be remedied. Drink orders (particularly around the pool, or when we would walk-up to TeePee with the intention of taking to go) were sometimes messed up or delayed. Another frustration was coffee at breakfast where the host who seats you would ask if you want coffee/tea, but it typically would not arrive. A server would later ask what you wanted again, and eventually it would come. I don't think I'm unique in wanting coffee pretty quickly after sitting down for breakfast. Wine refill at dinner was sometimes inconsistent and slower than desired. Ask for more Cabernet Sauvignon but the server happens to have a Malbec in their hand so they need to come back. But along the way, someone else asks for a Merlot and now they have two problems to solve. Better would be if they remembered who was drinking what and make rounds. There were also some things around the resort that needed fixing (separate from the surf-related problem they had) such as broken outdoor light fixtures, and there were some things in our room too (a burned out light over the mirror, shower door not wanting to stay closed, etc.). I also asked about getting our plunge pool jets and pool light working (the switches are on the wall, so I'm pretty sure they are supposed to work) but they never got fixed. The solution is not for me to have to go to Guest Services on my vacation to ask for light bulbs to be replaced and shower doors to be adjusted - they should be noticed by the housekeeper and reported to Maintenance without me doing anything. But these are relatively small complaints. We had a fun and relaxing week at GB, and the staff are wonderful. I think they have also created an atmosphere that fosters serendipitous encounters where you meet nice people who you end up getting to know a little, having drinks or even dinner with, going on an excursion together, etc. A great trip all around.

PassingThruCustoms - Connecticut, USA

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 2 days ago

I'd whole-heartedly recommend this resort for adults who want a chilled out beach vacation. The food was great, the staff was super professional, the grounds were beautiful, and the beds were really comfy. My partner and I are strong swimmers so we were able to enjoy the ocean, but next time I'd bring aquasocks (elastic footie slippers) as the shells on the beach are a bit sharp. Jerk wings and goat curry at the Gaugin were some of our favourites. We had some very nicely prepared fresh fish at the Seagrape as well. The nightly entertainment was fantastic, as was the bar service. The guests at this resort tended to be over 40, which suited us well, and it was easy to strike up a conversation with holidaymakers from around the world. The only improvement I'd say is extending breakfast serving time. If you don't make it to breakfast by 10A, you won't get to eat until lunch is served at noon. We love a long lie-in but had to really hustle to get to breakfast so we wouldn't be ravenous.

AlanaAPN - Toronto

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