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Galley Bay Resort & Spa

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Beachfront resort with top-notch service and delicious food, according to former visitors
Resort only permits guests 16 and older
Roughly 5 miles west of St. John's on Antigua's west coast, the all-inclusive Galley Bay Resort & Spa stands as one point in the triad of Antigua's Elite Island Resorts family (also included are St. James's Club and The Verandah Resort & Spa). Galley Bay Resort's 98 guest rooms and suites feature prime real estate (close to Galley Bay Beach), private balconies or patios and minifridges. For a more secluded experience, guests can select one of the Gauguin Suites – thatched-roof accommodations with private pools and patios that are close to the resort's lush lagoon. Outside the rooms, visitors will find three fine dining restaurants (with a smart-casual dress code), a casual beach grill, a coffee shop and multiple bars and lounges. Additionally, guests can get pampered at the property's Indulge Spa. Recent travelers raved about the resort's cuisine and friendly and efficient staff. But remember, children 15 and younger are not welcome at this adults-only property.
St. John's
Hotel Class
Property Type
Boutique hotel, 98 rooms
Primary View
Bay, Ocean
Traditional, Modern



  • 4.5Hotel Class
  • GOODCritic Rating


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Other Awards

  • TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Awards 2019

Travel + Leisure


Forty acres of verdant tropical gardens and a nearly mile-long sweep of white beach make Galley Bay – set on Antigua's westerly Five Islands peninsula – feel like a true oasis. Most of the 98 airy units (outfitted with vaulted ceilings, tile floors, and gleaming acacia-wood furniture) are set along the waterfront, just steps from the sand.



This posh, adult-only all-inclusive channels the fictional Bali H'ai (with colonial architectural flourishes) on 40 lush acres. There's a man-made lagoon and stunning grotto pool; a bird sanctuary laced with nature trails; and a magnificent boardwalk-lined ecru beach.

Fodor's Choice

The New York Times


There is no better place to start a tour of the glamorous side of Antigua than Galley Bay Resort & Spa, a 40-acre manicured refuge of white-painted cottages, sea grape trees, coconut palms and a bounty of yellow and orange blooms.



This rustic-elegant adults-only all-inclusive sits on a three-quarter-mile beach of powdery white sand just a 10-minute drive from the capital of St. John's. It's a mid-sized resort, not too big and not too small, with a full roster of all-inclusive perks essential for a complete island holiday.

Other Awards

  • TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Awards 2019

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by Tripadvisor. A total of 4051 have reviewed the Galley Bay Resort & Spa, giving it a rating of 4.5, on a scale of 1-5.

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Tripadvisor Travel Rating: Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 4051 reviews 4.5 (based on 4051 reviews)

Guest Rooms

Galley Bay Resort & Spa's beachfront rooms sit very close to the ocean and sport luxury features like vaulted ceilings, stocked minifridges and flat-screen televisions. Although on the small side, every room has a king-sized bed and private balcony or patio, as well as white or dark wood furniture, white walls and green or blue accents. For a bit more privacy and space, guests can bed down in one of the resort's Gauguin Suites, which come with private pools and kitchenettes.
  • All-inclusive room rates cover in-room Wi-Fi access
  • His and hers showers and separate soaking tubs in Premium Beachfront Suites

Standard room size270 square feet

  • Premium channels
  • Workspace/desk
  • Minifridge
  • Bathrobes/slippers
  • Minibar
  • Shower/tub combo
  • Separate shower
  • Separate tub
  • Internet
  • Wireless internet
  • Free internet
  • Fee for internet usage
  • Guest rooms with patios and balconies
  • Adjoining rooms available

Location & Parking

Set on a northwestern slice of Antigua by Galley Bay Beach, Galley Bay Resort & Spa is in a prime location for nature lovers and water sports enthusiasts, with beachfront rooms on one side and a large lagoon and bird sanctuary on the other. The all-inclusive resort sits about 5 miles west of the capital city of St. John's, where guests will find the bulk of the island's shops and restaurants.
  • Less than 9 miles southwest of V C Bird International Airport
  • Fort Barrington national park located approximately 2 miles northeast
  • Car rentals can be arranged through resort (daily fee of about $50 applies)
  • 24-hour valet parking
  • 24-hour self-parking (free)
  • Airport shuttle
  • Car service (with fee)

Within walking distance of:

  • Bus stop
  • Restaurants
  • Movie theater
  • Train station
  • Beach
  • Theater
  • Subway/metro stop
  • Grocery store
  • Shopping


Galley Bay houses four restaurants and a variety of lounges and bars. Sea Grape, the main restaurant, offers breakfast, lunch and dinner near the water, while Gauguin serves lunch or dinner in a private cabana on the beach. Ismay's, located on the beach's southern end, features fusion Caribbean fare, and the Barefoot Grill provides guests with quick snacks to enjoy at the beach or pool.
  • Dress code applies for dinner
  • Private beach and gazebo dining available for additional fee
  • Dinner reservations required for Gauguin and Ismay's
  • Manager's cocktail party every Wednesday night at 6:30 p.m.
  • Fee applies for dinners at Ismay's; all-inclusive room rates cover all other meals and drinks
  • No room service

Number of restaurants4

Cuisine TypesAmerican

  • Fine dining
  • Casual dining
  • Quick service cafe/coffee shop/marketplace
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service
  • 24-hour room service
  • free breakfast


Galley Bay Resort & Spa's lagoon-style pool is surrounded by palm trees, lounge chairs and sun umbrellas. The pool also features an impressive rock waterfall. At the beach, travelers can relax in one of the beach loungers, take a dip or take advantage of complimentary water sports equipment, such as paddleboards, snorkeling gear, kayaks, Hobie Cat catamarans and Sunfish sailboats.
  • Gauguin Suites feature private pools
  • Separate plunge pool at Indulge Spa
  • Free beach towels in each room
  • Lap pool
  • Wading pool
  • Lazy river
  • Family pool
  • Infinity pool
  • Whirlpool/hot tub
  • Adults-only pool
  • Lifeguard on duty
  • Poolside service
  • Waterslide
  • Deck chairs or cabanas
  • Pool bar


The Indulge Spa features multiple massage and couples rooms, two of which are open-air spaces that overlook the lagoon. Spa offerings include massages, facials, body treatments and salon services like haircuts, manicures and pedicures. A spa plunge pool allows for further relaxation.
  • Advance bookings recommended
  • Pevonia Botanica skincare products used

Services offered:

  • Massage
  • Facial
  • Body Treatments (i.e. scrubs, wraps)
  • Salon services
  • Outdoor treatment area
  • Steam room
  • Sauna


While the resort appeals mostly to couples, children 16 and older are welcome. Premium Beachfront Suites, which include a sleeper sofa, can best accommodate families.
    • Kids Club
    • Free Kids Club
    • Fee for Kids Club
    • Cribs
    • High Chairs


    Open daily from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m., Galley Bay's fitness center is equipped with strength-training and cardio equipment. Free weights, exercise balls and yoga mats are also available. Outside, travelers can enjoy complimentary activities like tennis, beach volleyball and yoga classes in the yoga pavilion. Water sports equipment rentals, such as paddleboards and kayaks, are also covered by the all-inclusive room rates.
    • Free loaner bikes
    • Private tennis lessons cost extra
    • Complimentary water aerobics and Caribbean dance classes also available
    • Weight equipment
    • Cardio equipment
    • Yoga mats
    • Free fitness classes
    • Premium fitness classes (with fee)


    At Galley Bay, guests have access to a small business center, which houses computers and printers. Although the property does not have any designated meeting spaces, business events can be accommodated in any of the on-site restaurants.
    • Executive retreats can be arranged (up to 25 rooms can be booked)
    • Group discounts apply; rates depend on time of year and number of rooms booked
    • Business center
    • Meeting rooms
    • Meeting and event planners available


    Galley Bay offers several event spaces and packages for couples looking to tie the knot, go on a honeymoon or celebrate an anniversary. Ceremony venues include a beachfront gazebo, garden settings and open strips of sand. The Elite Wedding Package includes decorations, flowers, a cake and a best man or maid of honor, if needed.
    • Local licensing fee required
    • Up to 40 guests can be accommodated for weddings

    Maximum wedding guest capacity40

    • Hotel hosts weddings
    • Outdoor space for weddings
    • Wedding planners available

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