Galley Bay Resort & Spa

Antigua, Caribbean

The hotel

Set on one of Antigua's many beautiful beaches, the Galley Bay Resort & Spa offers guests a fabulous combination of superior service, Caribbean cuisine and rustic luxury in a very natural setting. Much of the architecture here is inspired by the French artist Gauguin. The charming, refurbished individual suites have their own splash pool and are surrounded by lush gardens and views of the lagoon. There are three excellent open-air restaurants, all beachfront, offering intimate, candlelit dining of excellent quality. Ismay's Restaurant offers a higher quality dining experience to be shared for that special occasion, whilst the more laid-back Barefoot Grill is a great place to enjoy a tasty quesadilla made with resort grown produce. At sunset, hors d'oeuvres are served at the bar which overlooks the sea from under its Tahitian-style roof. There are activities such as non-motorised water sports and a recently expanded gym, but reclining with a novel on the beachfront deck from the library is equally as popular.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Wedding
  • Honeymoon
  • Evening Entertainment
  • Wheelchair access
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Internet Access
  • Anniversary and special occasions
  • Beachfront location
  • Tennis

Where is it

On a beautiful beach, adjacent to Hawsbill and Deep Bay. Transfer time from airport: 30 minutes.

Hotel information

98 rooms on 1 or 2 floors. All with balcony/terrace, air-conditioning, ceiling fan, TV, telephone, complimentary WiFi, coffee maker, safe, bathrobes and hairdryer. Deluxe Beachfront Rooms are in 1 or 2-storey buildings located right on the beach, only rooms on the ground floor have direct beach access. Rooms are large and are well appointed with spacious bathrooms which have a walk-in double shower. Rooms sleep maximum 2 adults. 

All Inclusive of: all meals, snacks and drinks by the glass (name-brand spirits, sparkling wine by the glass, Caribbean beers, tropical coolers and soft drinks, excludes bottled water). All activities and entertainment above unless otherwise stated. Restaurants open on rotation.

 

Superior Deluxe Beachfront Rooms are charming rooms in 1-storey buildings in the centre of the resort, with private patio located directly on the beach. Each with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Gauguin Suites are situated on the edge of the bird sanctuary lagoon, just 50 yards from the beach and consist of two wooden cedar shingle roof rondovals with an enclosed large air conditioned sitting area joining the two. The suites have cool and modern white tile flooring with stone accents, plus their own private plunge pool, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Premium Beachfront Suites are in 2-storey buildings, these have a bedroom and sunken living room with wet bar, huge bathroom with twin sinks, large bath and double walk-in shower, plus ocean views from the balcony or terrace, making these the largest and most luxurious option with iPod docking station and WiFi access. With 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 3 adults. A full-size rollaway bed is provided for Premium Beachfront Suites to allow for triple occupancy. These rooms have direct beach access on the ground floor only.

Premium Beachfront Spa Suite, sleeps maximum 2 adults and includes daily spa treatments from our selected menu of 45-minute treatments (five per week). A spa treatment is included daily excluding the day of arrival and departure, per person per holiday (non-transferable).

  • Booking bonus: Book by 28 Feb '20 and save up to 20% off the accommodation cost for travel between now–2 Jan '21

    Any applicable offers have been calculated into the prices shown. Offers may not be combinable.

3 restaurants and 1 beach grill: Sea Grape Restaurant (serves award-winning Euro-Caribbean cuisine; breakfast, lunch and dinner), Gauguin Restaurant (offers traditional local cuisine where you can dine in individual cabanas for romantic meals; lunch and dinner), Barefoot Grill (offers a relaxed and laid-back, beachside atmosphere, serving burgers and 'basket style' sandwiches such as the classic Cuban, all made using home-grown fruits, herbs and vegetables from the resort).For special occasions try Ismay's Restaurant* (International island flavours, open evenings only — a US$45 per person supplement applies, payable locally, subject to change). 4 bars: Teepee Bar, Lounge Bar, Gauguin Bar and Rum Shack Bar serving different rums from around the Caribbean and delicious curated rum cocktails. The coffee shop features specialty coffee, tea drinks and homemade pasties.

All restaurants are beachfront. Restaurant hours and availability are subject to change. Restaurants open on a rotation basis, subject to change.

Regular entertainment several nights a week. Weekly beach cinema.

Large freeform swimming pool with waterfall feature. 'Spa Indulge'* with open-air treatment cabanas, sun deck and splash pool. Fitness centre. Non-motorised water sports: Hobie cats, kayaks, windsurfing, paddle boarding and snorkelling. Bicycles. Tennis and table tennis. New yoga pavilion. Croquet lawn. Weekly cooking demo. Nature lovers will enjoy the garden tours (Tuesdays) to learn about the fresh grown herbs and spices onsite. Nature walk and swim (Thursdays). On-site Diamonds international shop.

Boutique*. Complimentary WiFi available in public areas. Internet room. Library. Cabana rooms can be booked for use on your day of departure. Rooms offer a great place to store your bags and you have access to shower facilities before the flight home. The cost is $35 for 3 hours and the money is donated to the Amazing Grace Foundation, a local children’s home in Antigua.

Wheelchair adapted rooms with partially accessible amenities or facilities available on request. Please note that these rooms are subject to availability and may be restricted to specific room categories and bedding arrangements. Rooms and facilities vary between hotels so please check at the time of booking. For more information and contact details please check out our Special Assistance page

7 nights between 21 Dec '19-2 Jan '20 and 3 Jan-23 Apr '20.

5 nights between 24 Apr-20 Dec '19, 24 Apr-20 Dec '20 and 21 Dec '20-2 Jan '21.

* Denotes local charge.

Please note: this hotel is adult only - children under 16 years are not permitted at any time.

Dress code: breakfast/lunch: shoes must be worn at all times and bathing suits must be covered and dry. Dinner: men are required to wear collared shirts with long trousers or stylish jeans. T-shirts, shorts, caprise and ripped jeans are not accepted. Women are asked to wear dresses, skirts, long trousers or stylish tailored shorts or jeans. No short shorts, tank tops or beach flip-flops are allowed.

For all guests in June, July and August: dress shorts can be worn (no short shorts or cutoffs).

Please note: guests are required to present a valid form of ID (passport, driving license, ID card) along with a valid credit card at check-in. A USD$350 pre-authorisation will be processed on the credit card at check-in to cover for any incidental purchases or similar expenses. Incidental purchases may include tours, excursions, gift shop purchases or dining in the speciality restaurant. We understand that not all guests incur additional charges during their stay, but this process assists the resort with fraud prevention. Upon check-out, the pre-authorisation is released, assuming there are no charges made.

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Jan 21, 2020 Voyager37232307771

The luxury of being able to be as social or anti- social was well worth it as privacy was our number one priority, everything else was a pleasant bonus, extremely friendly staff and managers always inquiring on how they could be more of service to us and the food was excellent adding to our already beautiful location. Thank you Galley Bay
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Can't Wait To Be At Galley Bay Again!

Jan 21, 2020 C2642YGanns milton, ontario, Canada

Wonderful staff, atmosphere, accommodations, entertainment and ability to do as much or as little as you want! Along with 3 restaurants, you'll find a "Rum Shack", yoga classes, tennis and croquet courts and lush, beautifully cared for gardens. It's an easy cab ride to St. John's -a bustling, quaint town with great shopping, bars and eateries.… Read more
Wonderful staff, atmosphere, accommodations, entertainment and ability to do as much or as little as you want! Along with 3 restaurants, you'll find a "Rum Shack", yoga classes, tennis and croquet courts and lush, beautifully cared for gardens. It's an easy cab ride to St. John's -a bustling, quaint town with great shopping, bars and eateries. Great place for couples of all ages! Read less
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Jan 20, 2020 Y2650NAjackieh

We have just returned from a 10 night stay at this fantastic resort. On arrival we were greeted with a choice of champagne or rum punch, great first impressions! We were allocated a top floor beachfront room but I asked if we could change to a ground floor room. Absolutely no problem at all and after drinking another rum punch and shown around the… Read more
We have just returned from a 10 night stay at this fantastic resort. On arrival we were greeted with a choice of champagne or rum punch, great first impressions! We were allocated a top floor beachfront room but I asked if we could change to a ground floor room. Absolutely no problem at all and after drinking another rum punch and shown around the resort our room was ready! Rooms are spacious with large bathroom and walk-in showers. There is a separate walk-in closet with plenty of shelving and hanging space. We ate at the Sea Grape, Gauguin and Barefoot Grill. The menus changed daily with plenty of choice. Our favourite was to eat at the Gauguin on a lunchtime. The beach was never busy but unfortunately during our stay there was only one day when the red flag wasn’t flying but hey ho, nature at its best. Thoroughly recommend Captain Sean’s sunset cruise, great afternoon. Also a must is the Sunday trip to Shirley’s Heights. And on to the best bit - the staff! Always smiling, giggling, taking the time to get to know you as individuals. Nothing was too much trouble for any of them. A few names to mention - Ann Marie, Chesley, Sandy C, Dave (Gauguin), Adrien and Mike in the Tee Pee bar (motto “never eat on an empty stomach”, who kept our drinks replenished!). Read less
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Jan 19, 2020 Margot1967 Emsworth, United Kingdom

We visited for a week in December to escape the British winter and general election! We chose one of the beach bungalows which was beautiful, but I think we'd have been happy with any of the rooms. This is a really lovely resort - extremely laid back, beautiful surroundings, great food and absolutely delightful staff. Everyone does whatever they… Read more
We visited for a week in December to escape the British winter and general election! We chose one of the beach bungalows which was beautiful, but I think we'd have been happy with any of the rooms. This is a really lovely resort - extremely laid back, beautiful surroundings, great food and absolutely delightful staff. Everyone does whatever they can to make your stay enjoyable. We loved the beautiful beach, the wonderful hummingbird-filled gardens, the fabulous restaurants, the sunsets, the bike rides through the village and up to Fort Barrington, the friendliness, the peace, the warmth, the sea, the lake, the food, the spa... Relaxed and special. Exactly what we needed for an "away from it all" week in the sunshine. Thank you. Read less
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Jan 14, 2020 Marty M

We are normally Jumby Bay guests, but with their 2 week stay requirement in January, we ended up at Galley Bay and we are so glad we did. The resort is beautiful, the staff are wonderful, the guests are very nice & fun and the value is phenomenal. Special shout outs to many of the staff that made our trip so enjoyable....Elaine, Dayton, Dave,… Read more
We are normally Jumby Bay guests, but with their 2 week stay requirement in January, we ended up at Galley Bay and we are so glad we did. The resort is beautiful, the staff are wonderful, the guests are very nice & fun and the value is phenomenal. Special shout outs to many of the staff that made our trip so enjoyable....Elaine, Dayton, Dave, Claudia, Mike Ray, Derrick, Shanda, Cheressa, Richard, Keriane, Tarick, Aphique, Javorn and Ramereo. Thanks for a great week. Read less