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Galley Bay Resort and Spa

Antigua, St Johns

Exclusively for adults
All inclusive

  • Adult-Only, all inclusive hotel
  • Non-motorised watersports included
  • Located on a sandy beach
  • Short distance to the airport
  • Situated next to a natural bird sanctuary

Located on a wonderful sandy beach which is three quarters of a mile long, Galley Bay Resort & Spa is an intimate retreat that encourages total escapism. Lush palm gardens meet crystal-clear waters, whilst endless views stretch far across the lagoon and play host to a multitude of birds and marine life. Charming accommodations maintain a rustic elegance, each one surrounded by vegetation to capture a peaceful intimacy. The award-winning Sea Grape restaurant is an absolute must, sample Euro-Caribbean dishes whilst taking in the tranquil setting. Spend days lazing by the pool or partake in any of the activities available, whatever your choices whilst in this Tahitian style paradise. Visit the Spa Indulge for the perfect place to unwind, with its multi-level hideaway featuring massage areas, a plunge pool and a wide array of indulgent face and body therapies. You are sure to emerge feeling refreshed and revitalised.

This hotel does not accept children under the age of 16 years.

All Inclusive - what's included

Breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner (a supplement of $35 per person applies at Ismay's). Pre-dinner hors d'oeuvres and all drinks by the glass including house wines, premium drinks, cocktails and champagne from the bars. Non-motorised watersports (including sailing, windsurfing, kayaks & snorkelling). Tennis. Fitness centre. Bicycle hire. Regular entertainment. Complimentary Wi-Fi is available in public areas.

Facilities

Bars & Restaurants

Sea Grape


Opening Times:
Breakfast: 07:00 - 10:00
Lunch: 12:00 - 14:00
Dinner: 18:30 - 21:30
Please note: Hours are subject to change.

Dress Code:
Breakfast & Lunch: Shoes must be worn at all times and bathing suits are covered and dry.  
Dinner: Men are required to wear collared shirts with long trousers or stylish jeans. T-shirts, shorts, capri, 3/4 trousers and ripped jeans are not accepted. We ask that women wear dresses, skirts, long trousers or stylish tailored shorts or jeans. No short shorts or tank tops allowed.

Sea Grape is the resort's signature beachside eatery, boasting a dazzling menu of local flavours, and best visited during one of the weekly Caribbean-themed barbecues, where the energy and excitement is truly infectious.

Gauguin


Opening Times:
Lunch: 12:00 - 16:30
Dinner: 2 sittings - 18:45 and 20:30
Please note: Hours are subject to change.

Dress Code:
Lunch: Shoes must be worn at all times and bathing suits are covered and dry.  
Dinner: Men are required to wear collared shirts with long trousers or stylish jeans. T-shirts, shorts, capri, 3/4 trousers and ripped jeans are not accepted. We ask that women wear dresses, skirts, long trousers or stylish tailored shorts or jeans. No short shorts or tank tops allowed.


This is the resort's most romantic restaurant, serving a truly global menu in wonderfully intimate surroundings. Private cabanas, candlelit tables and the gentle crashing of the waves help to create a wonderful setting for a special couple's meal.

Barefoot Grill

Opening Times:
Lunch: 12:00 - 16:30

Set right by the beach, this casual snack bar serves a sizzling array of beach-style dishes, including hand-made burgers, kebabs and plenty of refreshing beverages.

Ismay's


Opening Times:
Dinner: 19:00 - 21:30
Please note: Hours are subject to change.

Dress Code:
Dinner: Men are required to wear collared shirts with long trousers or stylish jeans. T-shirts, shorts, capri, 3/4 trousers and ripped jeans are not accepted. We ask that women wear dresses, skirts, long trousers or stylish tailored shorts or jeans. No short shorts or tank tops allowed..

Set at the end of the resort's pristine white sand beach is a rustic timber hut with views of the azure sea. This is Ismay's - a romantic and secluded restaurant where Caribbean flavours are order of the day and the ambience is second to none.

Bars


Opening Times:
Tee Pee Bar: 10:00 - 00:00 midnight
Lounge Bar: open when Sea Grape Restaurant opens
Gauguin Bar: open when restaurant opens
Ismay’s Bar: opens when restaurant opens
Please note: Hours are subject to change

Dress Code:
As per restaurants.

The resort boasts four unique bars scattered around the resort. Cocktails, live entertainment and beautiful views can be found within these venues, and there are plenty of peaceful spots for a long drink during a lazy afternoon.

Beach & Pools

Swimming Pool

Set amid gentle palms, the hotel's freeform swimming pool is perfect for those that prefer the quiet life. A sparkling waterfall feature is the pool's focal point, and there are plenty of loungers dotted around for guests to choose from.

Beach

Antigua is unarguably a beach destination, and the Galley Bay Resort & Spa happens to boasts one of the island's finest. The dazzling 3/4 mile white sand crescent is moments from the guest accommodations, making a day at the beach easy peasy. 

Spa & Wellness

Spa


The resort's spa centre embraces the natural beauty of the island, with open-air, rough-hewn massage pods and serene private pools dotted around the multi-level hideaway. Natural ingredients, indigenous colours and local materials combine to create a truly natural wellness experience.

Activities & Entertainment

Bicycles


The resort is perfectly set up to explore by bike, and there are plenty available for guests to use. Take a quick ride around the edge of the lagoon, or head outside of the resort for a chance to explore rural Antigua.

Entertainment


Each night, guests are treated to local music. Steel drums, acoustic guitar and many other instruments can be heard during these nights, helping to create unforgettable moments.

Tennis


Fans of tennis are sure to love a chance to play on the resort's beautiful astro-turf court. Professional training is also available for those seeking to work on their game.

Water Sports


The spectacular location of this resort makes it the ideal place to go for varied watersport activities. Peaceful stand-up paddle boarding, sea kayaking and the more adventurous sailing on offer means that there's plenty to keep guests occupied. 

About the location
St. John’s, Antigua's colourful capital, is perched on the northern coast of the island, covering four square miles of markets, restaurants and candy-coloured buildings. Architectural styles jostle for dominance here – the city skyline is a mosaic of bright Caribbean buildings punctured by its most important monument, the neo-baroque St. John’s Cathedral. Everywhere you turn, St. John’s is mixing vibrant heritage with an upmarket crowd, from Redcliffe Quay’s swanky shops and restaurants to the Saturday morning fruit markets. The city is fantastic for shopping (it’s big on duty-free luxury goods), and the elegant bars and restaurants contribute to an upbeat vibe after dark. 
Transfer time
25 minutes from Antigua airport
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Best kept secret of Antigua
soprano1975, Thornhill, Canada
Tripadvisor review Dec 04 2017
I can't say enough about this gem of a hotel. It is small and if you are looking for nightlife and loud music with partying crowds, this hotel is not for you. But it is romantic and great for...
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Sailed into Paradise.
PaulbirminghamUK, Birmingham UK
Tripadvisor review Dec 03 2017
As many Trip Advisors will know Galley Bay suffered hurricane damage in October forcing the management to shut the hotel. Our party like so many others still visited Antigua and can report we saw NO...
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