Galley Bay Resort & Spa

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Overview

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.

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Location
St. John's
Hotel Class
4.5-star
Property Type
Boutique hotel, 98 rooms
Primary View
Ocean, Bay
Style
Traditional, Modern
Best For
Couples

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  • 4.5Hotel Class
  • GREATCritic Rating

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Other Awards

  • Fodor's Choice
  • Travel + Leisure World's Best Awards
  • TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Awards

Travel + Leisure

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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.

Fodor's

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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.

The New York Times

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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.

Frommer's

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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

  • Fodor's Choice
  • Travel + Leisure World's Best Awards
  • TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Awards

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by TripAdvisor. A total of 3713 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 3713 reviews 4.5 (based on 3713 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

Dining

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

Fitness

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)

Business

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

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