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Galley Bay

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Our Opinion
A popular choice in Antigua, the Galley Bay Resort offers 98 guest rooms with most of them just a step away from the ocean. This resort offers excellent food from its all a la carte dining options. Great for couples.

Overview
This tranquil, charming and intimate hideaway is set on 16 hectares and fronts a superb sweep of white sand beach. Take a splash in the man-made pool grotto or meander through the trails of the adjacent bird sanctuary. The unique circular Gauguin Village cottages feature charming and colourful island artwork while the beachfront rooms have custom-made rattan and bamboo furnishings, and Haitian art. This romantic, gracious all-inclusive is ideal for the discerning traveller seeking well-appointed surroundings, exquisite beach and fabulous dining.
 
Location: On the west coast on 40 secluded acres, 20 minutes from the airport.

tripadvisor Traveler Reviews
  • franneed1 : Commack, New York
Can't wait to return!!!

We chose Galley Bay because it was beautiful all inclusive resort with many amenities!! The rooms were comfortable, spacious and clean! The refrigerator was stocked with your favorite soft drinks, water and beer everyday! The food was beyond our expectations!! Loved the bbq night! The entertainment every night was great! The bars were well stocked and the bartenders were right there remembering your drink of chose and in most cases your name, so you didn't even have to think. We loved sitting on the beach with the beautiful blue sky, inviting water and gorgeous sunsets. The pool was fun too. All the staff were so friendly and helpful and considerate of your every need!!! After a week of special treatment by this wonderful staff, who we have now come to call family. We had the best time!Galley Bay was the perfect fit for us as you can sit and relax and have all the quiet time you need or be busy every minute of your vacation with swimming, snorkling, long walks on the beach, water sports, excursions and personal tours around the gardens and bird watching along the lagoon and dancing under the stars every night!I just want to say thank you Galley Bay for making our very first trip to Antigua a very special vacation and we are looking forward to coming back soon!

  • simonepV7701KT :
Best vacation ever!

My husband and I stayed 7 nights at Galley Bay and felt like we were on our own private island. We loved the quiet atmosphere and the sounds of nature...waves, birds and tree frogs. We loved the plush landscape and the intimate size of the resort. The staff were pleasant and accommodating. We took advantage of the off resort excursions - both a water Eco tour and a jeep land tour - I would highly recommend both! We plan to return next year.

  • napanapa_3 : Napa, California
Galley Bay Revisted - Perfection the Second Time Around

My husband and I are nearing the end of our second holiday at Galley Bay in Antigua. I am happy to say that everything we loved about our first visit to this singular island, we are experiencing again. And our stay at Galley Bay Resort could not be more perfect. What we appreciate about this resort is the feeling that we are at a completely private retreat set on one of the island's most beautiful beaches. Antiguans have to be some of the most special people on the planet, genuinely gregarious and especially (when it comes to hospitality), concerned about each guest's experience. There is not a staff person from the restaurant managers to the gardeners who does not stop us to say hello and ask about our day. From our first greeting of "Welcome Home" through every greeting since our arrival, we do indeed, feel as though we are completely at home. Our accommodations right over the beach are spacious and beautiful and the views are stunning. There is nothing like reading a good book on our lanai and listening to the ocean while watching sailboats in the distance. Three superb restaurants (and a beach lunch grill) offer constantly changing menus with outstanding cuisine. We can't rave enough about Galley Bay, and we can't wait to return.

  • MhaPa : pa
What's Wrong With Galley Bay?

Not much. A 5 star from us on our second stay. All the five star reviews are pretty much true. But what about the 1,2,3,4 star reviews? Were there some common threads among them? To save you the trouble, I trolled them to see. Here they are in no particular order with some random commentsNo bar service on the beach. (True. But the beach is quite long. Besides you'll avoid a blood clot.) The water in the pool was cold. (Not in April it isn't. You want warm, go to Boca Raton, Fl.) Ocean rough / too many red flag days posted. (Depends what you're used to. "Rough days" are normal days in North Carolina. It's fine, just not dead calm all the time.) The menus got tiresome. (Not really. Then don't stay for 3 weeks.) The beach loungers are uncomfortable. (They're all pretty new. I though they were very good. The resin ones are gone.) The dinner wine isn't any good. (If you're used to knocking back Premier Cru Volnays and Screaming Eagle Cabernets, then you'll be disappointed. The sparkling white and the Malbec are perfectly acceptable. There's a wine list of better wines for purchase.) The internet is slow. (True. But not that slow. I streamed Netflix in the beachfront suite on several nights without a problem.) The beach suite room decor is tired. (It's not Architectural Digest stuff, and I'm told they're slated for update. Frankly, I didn't notice since most of the day and night is spent outside.) Restaurant service is slow. (Absolutely not.) Not much to do. (If you don't read, you could be in trouble. That said, there are enough water sports on the beach and activities arranged outside the resort to keep one plenty busy.)Some of the staff aren't friendly. (O.K., "them's fight'n words". WRONG. The staff is wonderful. I would go so far as to say that it's the staff that make the place so special, and a huge factor why the returning guest rate is so high. )Anecdote. We were talking to Michael, one of the managers. I told him that I remembered the curried goat I had in the Islands 2 years earlier when we were here sailing and how good it was. I asked him if the chef ever makes it in any of the restaurants. He excused himself and returned a few minutes later. He said I would be having it for dinner on Friday, and if I liked, could have it as a Roti Saturday for lunch, The curried goat was amazing. Thanks, Michael. And thank you, Galley Bay.

  • 988Mark : Wokingham, United Kingdom
Fantastic location

My wife and I stayed in a beach front room, open the curtains in the morning and there is the beach and stunning looking sea! from 29th March 2017 for 9 nights. The place is a wonderful, secluded, luxurious location. Food at all three main restaurants varied and always really good. Hotel team and service excellent (and genuine). Atmosphere is relaxed and very friendly. Happy to respond to others looking to stay at this resort if there are specific queries, overall a top holiday and location.

Vacations packages include round-trip flights, accommodations, round-trip transfers (unless outlined below) to and from the hotel, and tourist cards (if required, unless outlined below).

If selecting an all-inclusive resort option, the package will also include the all-inclusive features as outlined by each resort.

Items not included:

  • Travel insurance (mandatory if traveling to Cuba)
  • Tourist cards ($10USD)if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing Airlines
  • Departure taxes ($20USD) if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing or Signarture Vacations
  • Hotel transfers for packages with WestJet to USA (with exception to Honolulu)
  • Hotel transfers for packages to Europe
  • Items of a personal nature

  • 3 meals daily
  • Snacks
  • All drinks (International brands, Domestic beer, House Wine, 11am - 12am)
  • Non-motorized water sports: Sailing, Catamarans, Windsurfing, Kayaking, Sunfish sailing 
  • Snorkeling
  • Tennis
  • Use of bicycles
  • Manager's cocktail party
  • Nightly entertainment
  • 98 rooms in twenty eight 2-storey buildings
  • 2 a la carte restaurants (Local, International)
  • 3 bars including Lobby bar, Beach bar, Pool bar
  • 1 outdoor pool with waterfall
  • 18-hole golf course 20 minutes away 
  • 1 tennis court (not lit) on-site
  • Internet access
  • Fitness facilities
  • Scuba diving nearby (fee)
  • A range of watersports available
  • Beauty salon (fee)
  • Spa (fee)
Gauguin Cottages include:
  • A/C
  • King size bed
  • Ceiling fans
  • Mini-fridge
  • TV
  • Phone
  • Hair-dryer
  • Coffee-maker
  • Bathrobes
  • In-room safe
  • Bathroom with shower only
  • Plunge pool
  • Situated on the edge of a bird sanctuary, 50 metres from the beach.
  • Max. occupancy 2 adults
Superior Beachfront Room:
  • Same as above with private patio
  • Located directly on the beach
  • Max. occ. 2 adults.
Deluxe Beachfront Room:
  • Larger than the above with walk-in closet
  • Beach patio with beach shower
  • Rollaway for 3rd person
  • Max. occ. 3 adults
Premium Beachfront Suite:
  • Feature a sunken living room
  • Private balcony/patio
  • Situated directly on the beach
  • His and hers showers and separate tub
  • Max. occ. 3 adults
Honeymoon Bonus - Champagne and flowers in room upon arrival. Request at time of booking. Marriage certificate required upon check-in.

Free Wedding - Free packages includes: Ceremony, Marriage License, Service of a minister, Bouquet for the bride, Boutonnière for the groom, Wedding cake, and Bottle of champagne. Available for Beachfront suite only. Minimum 7 nights required.

Early Booking Bonus - This hotel may offer early booking bonuses at certain times of the year. If early booking bonuses apply to your vacation, prices shown online have already been adjusted accordingly. Please inquire for complete details.

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  • Galley Bay
    Antigua,Antigua And Barbuda

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Galley Bay Resort
Galley Bay Beach Rd, St. John's Antigua

Some restaurants may be open for certain meals only and limited visits may apply. Reservations required and dress code in effect for a la carte restaurants. Time restrictions may apply for water sports.

Child pricing may only be available with select tour operators and valid for select dates and durations. Child pricing rules are subject to change without notice. Please contact one of our vacation specialists if you require assistance with child pricing.

Photo identification and/or credit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges.

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy. Rollaway beds and cribs (infant beds) may be available and should be requested at the time of booking; fees may apply.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in. Special requests cannot be guaranteed and may incur additional charges upon check-in to fulfil.

Hotels do not condone unruly behavior, parties in rooms, excessive noise or any other actions that violate the hotels terms of use. Guests may be removed from the property at their own expense in the event of any disturbance or complaint from other guests or hotel staff. Escapes.ca cannot be held responsible for any guests who may be removed from the hotel due to a violation of rules.

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