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

  • Bicycle Rental
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Snorkelling
  • Tennis
  • Windsurfing
  • Wheelchair access
  • Honeymoon
  • Wedding
  • Bar
  • Evening Entertainment
  • Fitness Centre/Gym

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).

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.

This hotel has a resort fee of $24 including tax per room, per night, (payable locally, subject to change).Please note: a room levy of $5 per guest, per night applies to guests aged 6 years and above (payable locally, subject to change).

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. To discover all the special assistance services we offer please see additional information below.

5 nights between 21 Dec-2 Jan.

* Denotes local charge.

Please note: You must provide proof of being fully vaccinated against Covid-19 upon check-in (applies to guests aged 12 and over only). You’ll be unable to check in if you cannot provide this information.

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Special assistance

Please note: this hotel is adults-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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Oct 18, 2021 488nickib

Highly recommend the Premier deluxe rooms on the beach. Fantastic, food, company of friends and relaxation. Absolutely what is required. Beyond thrilled to be back. Galley Bay you do not disappoint and we have another week here. Thank you management and staff of Galley Bay for looking after us so well. NHB
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Oct 15, 2021 Tootiefruit2393

I must thank the staff and management at this wonderful resort! From the moment I entered the gates till it was time for me to leave, I must say my time at Galley Bay was a time to remember! STAFF 5⭐ FOOD 10+
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Oct 13, 2021 Trail67461699301

I celebrated my birthday and it was amazing. The hotel is beautiful; Food is 100% every time; water sports guys, guest services, servers, bartenders go out of their way to meet your needs and are professional and friendly! Will be back soon!
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Oct 5, 2021 F9444ILamandab

We have recently had the most amazing honeymoon here. The accommodation is spacious and beautiful. The beach is stunning, the grounds are so pretty, the food is exceptional, the Spa massage was amazing, the watersports were great fun and the majority of staff in all areas of the resort are friendly, accommodating and really helpful. Our stay at… Read more
We have recently had the most amazing honeymoon here. The accommodation is spacious and beautiful. The beach is stunning, the grounds are so pretty, the food is exceptional, the Spa massage was amazing, the watersports were great fun and the majority of staff in all areas of the resort are friendly, accommodating and really helpful. Our stay at Galley Bay exceeded expectations and we truly had a holiday of a lifetime! We were made to feel very safe with the Covid19 measures they had in place too. We would HIGHLY RECOMMEND Galley Bay Resort and Spa for a beautiful honeymoon destination! Thank you Galley Bay ... we will never forget this holiday and we'll certainly be back to celebrate a future anniversary!! Read less
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Oct 4, 2021 255shirleyh Morpeth, United Kingdom

My husband and I stayed at Galley Bay to celebrate our anniversary and my birthday. Everything was excellent. The food was all freshly cooked to a very high standard, the staff were incredibly attentive at all levels and the accommodation was great. I provided feedback about the choice on the menu for vegetarians and their response was fantastic.… Read more
My husband and I stayed at Galley Bay to celebrate our anniversary and my birthday. Everything was excellent. The food was all freshly cooked to a very high standard, the staff were incredibly attentive at all levels and the accommodation was great. I provided feedback about the choice on the menu for vegetarians and their response was fantastic. They took the feedback really seriously and even got the chef to come and have a chat with me about what I would like to see on the menu making it clear that if they had it they would cook it. Superb resort which I would definitely recommend. Read less