Galley Bay Resort & Spa
Set on one of Antigua's many beautiful beaches, this exclusive adults-only hideaway 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 is a peaceful, natural lagoon which is host to rare birds, pelicans and herons. 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 fishing on the lagoon, 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.
- Wheelchair access
- Bicycle Rental
- Anniversary and special occasions
Where is itOn a beautiful beach, adjacent to Hawsbill and Deep Bay. Transfer time from airport: 25 minutes.
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. Superior Beachfront Rooms are charming rustic rooms in 1-storey buildings in the centre of the resort, en-suite shower room with private patio located directly on the beach. Each with 1 king-size bed, sleeping 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.
Deluxe Beachfront Rooms are in 1 or 2-storey buildings, located right on the beach. These are larger and well appointed with spacious bathrooms which have a walk-in double shower. Rooms sleep maximum 2 adults. Deluxe Beachfront Rooms have direct beach access on the ground floor only.
The newly renovated 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 splash 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 patio, 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).
Free Weddings: conditions apply. More information can be found here
Honeymoon offer: honeymooners receive sparkling wine, a fruit plate and 25% off spa treatments (not applicable at hair salon) when staying a minimum of 5 nights.
3 restaurants and 1 beach grill: Sea Grape Restaurant (serving award-winning Euro-Caribbean cuisine), Gauguin Restaurant (offers romantic, individual dining cabanas), Ismay's Restaurant* and bar for those special occasions (International island flavours, open evenings only — a US$45 per person supplement applies, payable locally, subject to change), Barefoot Grill offering guests a relaxed and laid-back, beachside atmosphere (open for lunch) serving hot and tasty burgers and 'basket style' sandwiches such as the classic Cuban as well as grilled quesadillas all made using home-grown fruits, herbs and vegetables from the resort. 4 bars: Teepee Bar, Lounge Bar and Gauguin Bar. Rum Shack 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.
Large freeform swimming pool with waterfall feature. Bicycles. Tennis and table tennis. 'Spa Indulge'* with open-air treatment cabanas, fitness centre. New yoga pavilion. Beach cinema. Non-motorised water sports: Hobie cat sailing, Sunfish sailing, kayaks, windsurfing, paddle boarding and snorkelling. Croquet lawn. Birdwatching and fishing at spectacular lagoon sanctuary. Weekly cooking demo. Garden tour (Tuesdays). Nature walk and swim (Thursdays). On-site Diamonds international shop.
Boutique*. Complimentary WiFi available in public areas. Internet room. Library.
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 3 Jan-23 Apr '19, 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.