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Galley Bay Resort and Spa an Elite Island Resort - All-Inclusive

Saint Johns, Antigua, Antigua and Barbuda (ANU)

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Beachfront Room - All-Inclusive - Galley Bay Resort and Spa an Elite Island Resort - All-Inclusive - 1

Beachfront Room - All-Inclusive

Features run-of-house location, including 1 king-size bed and 1 roll-away bed. Each air-conditioned room has tropical decor, peaked wood ceilings, Terra-Cotta tile floors, cable/satellite TV, coffee/tea, ceiling fans, and louvered windows, bathrooms with pedestal sinks, a walk-in shower, compact refrigerator with bottled water, soft drinks and beer, turn-down service, and in-room safe.
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Deluxe Beachfront - All-Inclusive

Deluxe beachfront rooms are larger than beachfront rooms, with walk-in closets, large beach patios located in 1 or 2-story buildings on the beach. Guests can walk straight out onto the sands from the lower level rooms, whilst upper floor rooms have spectacular views of the Caribbean Sea. Accommodation features 1 king-size bed and 1 rollaway bed. Each air-conditioned room has tropical decor, peaked wood ceilings, Terra-Cotta tile floors, cable/satellite TV, coffee/tea, ceiling fans, and louvered windows, bathrooms with pedestal sinks, a walk-in shower, compact refrigerator with bottled water, soft drinks and beer, turn-down service, and in-room safe.
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Gauguin Cottage - All-Inclusive - Galley Bay Resort and Spa an Elite Island Resort - All-Inclusive - 2

Gauguin Cottage - All-Inclusive

Features 1 king-size bed. Each air-conditioned cottages have separate bedroom and bathroom connected by a thatched breezeway, plunge pool, Terra-Cotta tile floors, cable/satellite TV, coffee/tea, ceiling fans, louvered windows, walk-in shower, compact refrigerator, and in-room safe.
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Gaugin Cottage

Premium Beachfront Suite - All-Inclusive

Features the largest rooms, located in 1 or 2-story buildings on the Beach. Guests can walk straight out onto the sands from the lower level rooms, whilst upper floor rooms have spectacular views of the Caribbean Sea. accommodation features 1 king-size bed and 1 rollaway bed. Each air-conditioned room has tropical decor, peaked wood ceilings, Terra-Cotta tile floors, cable/satellite TV, coffee/tea, ceiling fans, and louvered windows, bathrooms with pedestal sinks, a walk-in shower, compact refrigerator with bottled water, soft drinks and beer, turn-down service, and in-room safe.
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Galley Bay Resort and Spa an Elite Island Resort - All-Inclusive
Galley Bay Beach Road, St. Johns, CR Antigua and Barbuda


This Adults-Only retreat is located 7 miles from the VC Bird International Airport [ANU], in the middle of Leeward Islands in the Eastern Caribbean, roughly 17 degrees north of the equator.

Why Stay Here

Romantic Perfection
Non-Motorized Water Sports
Fitness Center
All-Inclusive, Adults-Only Resort
On-Site Spa

Resort Details

Galley Bay Resort and Spa an Elite Island Resort is the perfect all-inclusive retreat for the discerning traveler. It`s secluded setting on the tranquil west coast of Antigua, enjoys 40-acres of tropical gardens between a bird sanctuary lagoon and a 3-quarter mile beach. Great care has been taken to ensure the resort complements these natural surroundings. Thatch, bamboo and terracotta establish an ambiance of refined rusticity in the public areas, while a picturesque wooden deck ensures maximum exposure to the ocean views.

There is little disruption from the outside world as access to the resort is via a wooden bridge. All guests are welcomed at the historical sugar mill reception and whisked by golf cart to one of the 69 suites and cottages. More than 3-quarters of the accommodations lie directly on the white sand beach; the remainder tucked away in the gardens and boasting their own private splash pools.

All-Inclusive Details

  • Complete Meals Including Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Daily.
  • Dinner can be A La Carte. Reservations are Required and Dress Code Is In Effect.
  • Domestic Drinks Including Beer, Wine and Cocktails.
  • Non-motorized Water Sports such as Paddle boarding, Sailing, Snorkeling, Kayaking and Hobie style Catamarans.
  • Use of Fitness Center and Daytime Tennis.
  • All Current Hotel Taxes and Gratuities are Also Included.

Accommodation Details

Choose between a beachfront room, beachfront suite, or a cottage all featuring outstanding accommodations to suit every guest\'s needs.

Restaurants, Lounges & Bars

Sea Grape is a spacious open air elegant beachfront restaurant where you will be treated to exotic flavors of the Caribbean with award-winning sumptuous a la carte dishes for breakfast, lunch, and dinner created by our Master Chef. Gauguin Restaurant is a smaller more intimate ocean side venue with casual, grill-type fare beneath individual thatched huts. Open for lunch and dinner, reservations required for dinner. At the Lounge Bar, after dinner aperitif and stay as long as you want. The perfect ending to a perfect day. Teepee Bar is a cone-shaped, thatched-roof bar located on the beach. Hors d`oeuvres are served in the early evening at 6:00 PM and the Gauguin Bar opens from 11:00 AM and closes at 11:00 PM.


Honeymooners: Sparkling wine and fruit plate in room on arrival. Designation as a honeymoon couple must appear in the reservation request.


Galley Bay`s commitment to peace and tranquility means that children under 16 years of age are only accepted during the Christmas and New Year holidays. Over 20,000 subscribers of Conde Nast Traveler have named Galley Bay amongst the `World`s Best Places to Stay.`

Dress Code: In the restaurants, shoes are worn and bathing suits are covered. After 6:30 PM, men wear slacks [no shorts, jeans, capris, or 3/4 pants] and collared shirts with short or long sleeves [no T-shirts or tank tops]. Women wear dresses, skirts, slacks, culottes or in the summer, tailored Bermuda-length shorts [no ``short shorts`` or cutoff jeans].

  • Air-Conditioning
  • All-Inclusive
  • Beachfront
  • Beauty Shop/Salon (+)
  • Casino (nearby) (+)
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Coffee Maker
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Deck, balcony or terrace
  • Fitness Facility
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
  • Game Room (+)
  • Golf (nearby) (+)
  • Hair Dryer
  • Horseshoes
  • In room Safe (+)
  • King Bed
  • Kitchenette
  • Lounge/Bar
  • Massage Therapist (+)
  • Mini-Fridge
  • Non-Motorized Water Sports
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Public Internet Access
  • Restaurant
  • Satellite TV
  • Shopping (nearby) (+)
  • Spa Services (+)
  • Telephone (+)
  • Tennis Courts
  • Water Sports (nearby) (+)
  • Wedding Services (+)
(+) = Additional fees may apply for the use of these amenities.
(*) = Free, some restrictions may apply

Based on 3062 reviews
Submitted on 23-05-2016
Great place for a honeymoon. Stayed in a renovated gaugin cottage which was beautiful and perfect. Only downfall was food, not a lot of fresh seafood options. Make reservations first thing in the morning for dinner at Gaugin
from Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Submitted on 24-05-2016
After visiting many of the Caribbean islands in recent years, we were completely taken by surprise by the Galley Bay as it unlike any other hotel in that area. Child free was a big want from us and an atmosphere that would totally chill me out. Ticks in both boxes. The pace is set by you. No hassle. Genuine fantastic staff, and food that would not look out of place at a top London restaurant. We will return next year with an eye on getting married there. Thanks to all of you at that piece of pa... Read more
from Houston, Texas
Submitted on 24-05-2016
This was the most amazing resort I have ever been to. The beach is settled between two cliffs so you are free from the the scammers and hustlers that you would get at other resorts. The food is great and the people are friendly. You will not regret going to this place
from Brandon, Mississippi
Submitted on 24-05-2016
i can not say enough about this resort. the staff was professional and attentive. The rooms were clean and very nice. The beach was b e a u t i f u l !!!! the plants and flowers all over the resort were lush and vibrant. This is a place for fine food, and relaxation. If you are looking a wild place to party on the beach, this is not it. this is an adult vacation location for fun, beauty, fine food and relaxation
from Northford
Submitted on 25-05-2016
This was our third visit three years in a row and it will not be our last, just when I thought it couldn't get any better it does, we stay in the same room every year # 41. We are welcomed home right away when we get there with a nice rum punch and cold towel check in is quick and easy, and I really do feel like we just came home. The room is beautiful as always and so well taken care of during our stay by Roseann she is so sweet and always smiling. Was good to see all of the staff that we have ... Read more
from Chippenham, United Kingdom
Submitted on 04-06-2016
We returned to Galley Bay last month ( May 2016) for a weeks' holiday. We had previously come to Galley Bay in Jluy 2012 and enjoyed it so much we vowed to return. We arrived to find that the room we requested at the northern area of the resort had not been honoured. We were shown to a room which was at the southerly end but seemed nice and was a Premium Beachfront room as we had booked. It was a bit tired-looking with some broken tiles on the floor but we could overlook this. They obviously h... Read more
from staten island
Submitted on 05-06-2016
Really wanted to rate them 4.5 but TA doesn't let you so I'm giving them a 5 for all those TA reviewers who THINK they are professional critics. Is this the best resort I have ever been to? No, but EXCELLENT. Is this the best beach I have ever been to? No, but EXCELLENT. Is this the best food I have eaten? No but EXCELLENT. Is this the best... OK you get the point. People write that there is something special about this resort and they are right. I feel it is the resort's no tipping policy that ... Read more
from Nags Head, North Carolina
Submitted on 06-06-2016
We stayed a Galley Bay May 7 thru May 13 2016. It was very quirt resort and with a beautiful white crescent beach. This is where we spent the vast majority of our time and enjoyed this aspect very much. For us that was about it. The food was mediocre at best. I do have to say that most of the people we talked to at the resort loved the food, I guess we have different expectations. The all-inclusive wasn't so all-inclusive, unless you consider getting your water bottle refilled inclusive. Yo... Read more
from Cape Girardeau, Missouri
Submitted on 06-06-2016
Our second trip to Antigua and Galley Bay. This time for our wedding. Consualla and the rest of the staff made it extra special. Room was ocean front and beach was beautiful. Spa package and bridal couples special kept us relaxed and refreshed. Wedding at beach in front of Ishmay's was intimate and beautiful. Gazebo wedding dinner with our guests was perfect! St. John's shopping and dinner at Hemmingway's added some local culture. Sunsets were among the most beautiful I have seen and our sunset ... Read more
from San Antonio, Texas
Submitted on 06-06-2016
After a hectic and stressful day of travel, we arrived in paradise. We were greeted with cold towels (very welcome, after a humid drive in from the airport) and rum punch. Things just got better from there! We stayed in a premium beachfront suite at the Ismay's end of the beach--very peaceful and quiet, just ten steps from our patio to the beach. This does mean a longer walk to restaurants and the pool, but it's worth the walk to have peace and quiet when you're relaxing. This is not a resort f... Read more
from Surfside Beach, South Carolina
Submitted on 21-06-2016
An exceptional all inclusive resort that provides a welcoming, friendly atmosphere. The staff is attentive and friendly, the food is wonderful and the beverage selection outstanding. This was our first visit to Galley Bay but will not be our last. We enjoyed every aspect of our vacation.
Submitted on 21-06-2016
Where do you even begin with this amazing resort...First of all my wife and I travel a lot and have stayed at some very nice resorts throughout Mexico and the Caribbean but never have we been to a place where EVERYBODY was beyond courteous and friendly and relaxation was the goal for everybody! First off and most importantly the staff is what makes Galley Bay rank first in our book! From the upper level management to the maids and garden workers... Everybody greets you with a smile! Some peopl... Read more
from Farnham, United Kingdom
Submitted on 21-06-2016
The moment we arrived we felt like we were in paradise. From the welcome drink through to the continuous attentive care where nothing is too much trouble- 'no problem' was an expression we heard repeatedly. We stayed in the superior single level beachfront rooms which have the true 'WOW' factor for views of the beach and sea which is literally yards away-breathtaking. The rooms are clean and traditionally furnished - huge bed and the bathroom has a large shower and hanging rails. Simple and cle... Read more
from Westfield, New Jersey
Submitted on 21-06-2016
Starting with the the 3/4 mile beach--its beautiful. And most remarkably, at no time during our stay, regardless of time of day, or day of the week did we see more than 12 people on the entire strand. Water is crystal clear. Love love love not having to fight for a lounge chair, as there is always a pair right outside your room. Rooms are well appointed, and every one is steps away from the beach. Food is definitely a cut above the usual all-inclusive menus you'll find elsewhere. Sea Grape... Read more
Submitted on 22-06-2016
My wife and I just returned from our honeymoon. We split our honeymoon between St. Lucia and Antigua with Galley Bay being the second part of our trip. The Good: Views from the rooms are amazing. With the exception of the cottages, all other rooms sit right on the beach. If you have a lower level room you walk right out your door onto the beach. Rooms were decent size and bathrooms were nice. Menus for dinner changed every night so you were always trying some new food which was good but... Read more
from Cardiff, United Kingdom
Submitted on 28-06-2016
This was our second visit here, last time was 3 years ago. We were a bit nervous about going back but we shouldn't have worried. Amazingly some of the staff recognised us and said welcome back. Great staff, lovely location, fantastic beach, good food, all in all the most relaxing place I know. We will go again
from Coventry
Submitted on 28-06-2016
This beautiful piece of paradise was our home for 8 days. Our first floor deluxe beachfront room (Room 60) had a view over the beach and ocean, an absolute delight to wake up to. The room was decorated to a good standard and had everything you needed for a perfect break. The welcome bottle of champagne was a perfect surprise! We ate in all 3 restaurants, the Gaugin was set, just off the beach in your own cabana, very romantic, our server was polite and very friendly - Athelia, you were a star!... Read more
from Connersville
Submitted on 28-06-2016
When learning Galley Bay was a sister resort to Palm Island in the Grenadines, we had to go!! We stayed in the Beach front Premium Suites. Couldn't have made a better choice. Loved it. The water was crystal clear and the beach was pristine. A boutique resort which was perfect for us. Be sure to take Captain Sean's Sunset Sail. Dining at Ismays is a must!! Even with the additional sure to try it at least once. Mike is wonderful!! Take advantage of the water sports, Mark is lots of f... Read more
from Virginia Beach, Virginia
Submitted on 29-06-2016
I'm not an 'all-inclusive' kind of traveler. In fact, I cringed at the suggestion from a family member since I prefer sampling a variety of restaurants, scoping out the local scene, etc.. So I couldn't have been more astonished at how amazing Galley Bay Resort is. In retrospect, the cab ride from the airport and check-in should have been a clue - we encountered 2 couples that had stayed there 7 and 18 times. The staff, the food, the grounds - everything was phenomenal. The room (recommend 2nd fl... Read more
from Ipswich, United Kingdom
Submitted on 30-06-2016
I stayed at Galley Bay in early June for one week. I usually travel with my husband but this time had a girlie break with my daughter. From the minute we arrived we were made to feel special. We had two small issues with our room, a bathroom window that didn't shut and a problem with the shower and these were both attended to very promptly and efficiently, There is so much nice to say about Galley Bay I don't know where to begin, but here goes - THE GROUNDS - these are kept beautifully mani... Read more
from Collegeville, Pennsylvania
Submitted on 03-07-2016
Our trip to Galley Bay this week was for our 25th wedding anniversary. That being said, we chose Galley Bay because on our honeymoon, we were on a Carribean cruise. One of the stops was Antigua, and we spent only the day on the Galley Bay beach. Loved it, so when we were investigating possible 25th anniversary destinations, we thought this might fit what we were looking for. All I can say is " Wow!" Galley Bay far exceeded anything we expected and more! Our goal for this trip was to completely ... Read more
from Fairfax County, Virginia
Submitted on 04-07-2016
Everything was great. People were friendly. Staff was helpful. Our room was on the beach and was easy to access everything. We were told the resort was 90% booked but it seemed that hardly anyone was there.
from London, United Kingdom
Submitted on 04-07-2016
Great service, amazing food, wonderful facilities. Thoroughly recommended. The report is "adult only" and there was a good mix of people - lots of honeymooners as well as other couples and some families with older (16+) kids. A really good mix of people. We couldn't fault a thing.
from Jackson, New Jersey
Submitted on 05-07-2016
My fiancé and I had the most amazing experience at galley bay! Everything was amazing from the rooms to the food. The staff is fantastic. It was super romantic and fun! So many nice things to do at the resort. I would recommend galley bay to everyone!
from Cramlington
Submitted on 05-07-2016
Our 5th visit to Galley Bay, wonderful and very romantic. The whole place is just the best and of very high standards. Our thanks to Manager Cedric and his outstanding staff. A special thanks to all the guys who remembered us. All very helpful and always available with advice when needed .I would like to mention all the staff, but that would mean everyone..Nola, Natasha, Javid, Janice, Paulette I could go on and on.. Hope to see you all next year
Submitted on 06-07-2016
Loved the rooms and the beaches. I wasn't incredibly impressed by the food, even at the one restaurant that you had to pay out of pocket for, and the crowd during our stay was a bit older than we would have liked but we still had a great time. The staff was really nice and the activities were great. We took a trip up to Shirley Heights one night and had the best time there.
from Brighton, United Kingdom
Submitted on 08-07-2016
A perfect 2 week holiday in a perfect location. The Galley Bay resort is fantastic! Staff, food and accommodation faultless and the premium beachfront suite well worth the money. All the restaurants are good and nothing is too much trouble. The location is wonderful and plenty to do. Even in our late 60's we went hobie sailing, kayaking and did a sailing cruise down the west coast- all brilliantly and safely organised. We had more rain than we liked and the sea was too rough to swim in much of... Read more
from London, United Kingdom
Submitted on 09-07-2016
Just arrived back from Antigua today. Went with my fiance based on the reviews that we had read on Tripadvisor as potentially the resort where we wanted to get married in 2017. The good things. The beach, the room, the coffee shop. The Thursday night BBQ. All of this was phenomenal. When we first arrived, we were excited. We stayed in the Premium Beach Suite. It was nice Loved the double shower! However, the cleaners were in no rush to clean the rooms. One day our room was not cleaned un... Read more
from cobham
Submitted on 10-07-2016
We returned to Galley Bay after visiting las year. One year on a few changes, coffee shop and rum shop, and new jewellery shop. Most of the lovely staff are still working, and make such a fuss of all the guests. They cannot do enough for you! Really really relaxing resort, we had an oceanfront suite and it was delightful. Huge bathroom with double showers and enormous bath. Food very good, although sometimes a bit of a delay over breakfast. I couldn't wait to rebook, and we will be back again ... Read more
from Bracknell, United Kingdom
Submitted on 10-07-2016
I've just come back from a 10 night honeymoon at Galley Bay and my husband and I both loved it. We were lucky to have one of the newly refurbished Gauguin cottage and we couldn't fault it. The cottages no longer have a corridor connecting the bedroom to the shower room but a central living space with a sink, fridge and two small chairs. We tended to only use this area for the fridge as we didn't want to be sat indoors at any time. The beds were comfy and had comfy pillows (it's rare on holiday f... Read more
from Berkshire, United Kingdom
Submitted on 11-07-2016
We stayed in the cottages which was very roomy and we'll air conditioning we also had our own splash pool and sun loungers. The splash pool was cleaned every day. Housekeeping was a very high standard. Restaurants was very high standard and all alicart. Staff was very helpful and friendly
from Dallas, Texas
Submitted on 11-07-2016
We just returned from 7 nights. Ours was a party of 6 people. What's good: 1. The rooms were lovely. We had the Premium Beachfront Suites all ground floor on the north side of the Property. Definitely stay on that side as the southern end does have a lagoon that gets stagnant and smelly. 2. The location is beautiful with soft sand and lovely water. 3. The drinks lots to choose from and generally were call liquor. The stocked mini fridge was 2 bottles of water and 2 beers and no they don't rep... Read more
from Ocean, New Jersey
Submitted on 12-07-2016
The trip exceeded our expectations. We were in the beach front suite and had the upper suite-it was wonderful waking up to the beautiful sea and palm trees. It looked like a screen saver but we were in it. Falling a sleep to the sound of the sea lapping the shores was special. I liked being on the second floor for privacy and the vaulted ceilings added elegance and a feeling of spaciousness. The walk around was fine and the fact that there were always chaise lounges available was appreciated. ... Read more
from Horley, United Kingdom
Submitted on 13-07-2016
My husband and I chose this resort for our honeymoon after much debate over whether to go to Antigua or St Lucia. I'm so glad we did! Stepping into this resort you leave your life behind and enter a new world where everything is perfect. From the quaint cafe where you can relax with a book, cake and latte, free snorkeling equipment in your room for you to check out the sea life, to the steel pan live music you listen to, cocktail in hand, whilst watching the sun go's simply mind blo... Read more
from Columbus, Ohio
Submitted on 13-07-2016
We love staying at Galley Bay Resort. This was our 2nd year at the resort and we loved it as much as our first year. We had a beautiful room, we arrived at Galley Bay to find out our room had been upgraded! The service was great. The food was delicious. We love the peaceful beauty that is Galley Bay. We appreciated the attention to detail. We can't wait to return!
from Chicago, Illinois
Submitted on 13-07-2016
we worked with beach bum vacations (google that for more info, ask for nikki) for this and galley bay meet 90% of our items. if you are looking for power water sports rentals to entertain you pre-teen or bueno. this is for the adults and teenagers that understand responsibility. it is great, quite & easy going...yup chilaxed. our week here never once did any thought of work or bills matter! the wifi is great. stay near the bar. the coffee shop has great snacks through out you d... Read more
from Saint Louis, Missouri
Submitted on 14-07-2016
My husband & I stayed in a premium beach suite (#74) for 6 nights in early July. We had an upper level suite and definitely liked the view and privacy. Unless you want to walk out directly on to the sand, I would recommend requesting an upper level. You can see directly into the lower rooms so you would have to keep your curtains closed throughout your stay. We loved our end of the beach (close to gym & Gaugin restaurant) because it was extremely private. We came out each day around 11:00am... Read more
from Greater London, United Kingdom
Submitted on 14-07-2016
This is a difficult one to review. I have been fortunate to have visited many islands in the Caribbean, so my standards are very high. The location is superb, one of the best beaches visited. Private, secluded, no cries of beach volley ball or vendors trying to sell you stuff, that when you got home, thought was a good idea! The accommodation was first class, favored a room on the second floor, huge bathroom with 2 showers that worked simultaneously! Perhaps the best feature is the staff, co... Read more
from Warrington, United Kingdom
Submitted on 15-07-2016
I have to admit to being a serial visitor as our visit in June was our sixth in ten years. Each time we have returned the location completely wows me with the beach and the direct access from the rooms. We have usually been on an upper storey so this time direct access to the beach was provided by a lower storey location in #53 What brings us back has been not just the location but the staff and the overall friendly atmosphere. There is no pressure, meals are all of an excellent quality and the... Read more
from Derby, United Kingdom
Submitted on 16-07-2016
We came here on recommendation for a relaxing week. It was superb with large spacious room and balcony on the beautiful beach. Fall asleep listening to the waves and the singing frogs. All inclusive food of excellent quality and served to the table .Captain Sean has a fabulous 35 foot sail boat moored most days off the beach and will take you snorkelling or day trips with his own rum punch and great sailing experience. Worth the extra if you don't want to be with the crowds. Superb friendly ser... Read more
from Westcliff-on-Sea, United Kingdom
Submitted on 17-07-2016
After a seven year gap we returned to a very different Galley Bay. Still here are many of the same staff mostly still smiley and motivated. Some really good changes like the addition of the Bare Foot Grill which offers surprising good quality snack lunches (if you don‚??t want to have a more formal midday meal), and the sun lounger upgrades both by the pool and on the beach which was a really big positive. Nobody needs to get up at Oh Goodness me oh clock to reserve a sunbed because there ar... Read more
from Raleigh, North Carolina
Submitted on 18-07-2016
We just returned from an amazing trip to Galley Bay. The beach and the water were AMAZING! This trip was exactly what we were looking for and more. It was very quiet (but not too quiet) and we liked that about it. Galley Bay definitely hit the mark for a relaxing vacation. Pros: The beach was the best feature for us- the water was calm, warm and shallow, and you could snorkel right off the resort. The sand was soft and clean (no seaweed, like we experienced in Mexico). Right on the beach is al... Read more
from Florida
Submitted on 18-07-2016
My husband and I loved every moment spent at Galley Bay. The staff are all nice and friendly with excellent service. They made our 10 year anniversary very special. We loved the hike. My favorite part was that our room was over looking the ocean and we had full beach access. If you want to escape and relax to island time, Galley Bay is the place for you. Thank you Galley Bay:))))))
Submitted on 20-07-2016
I love this place my wife and I were only able to spend 5 days there but it was enough for us to say we're are going back. Staff very friendly, food good, location awesome. Resort has a lot to offer never a dull moment, and the rum punch at arrival is the perfect start.
from NY
Submitted on 20-07-2016
This resort was very small - only 3 restaurants for dinner - one you had to pay which I found odd for an all inclusive, so basically you had 2 choices for all meals which gets old fast. I didn't find the natives there to be particularly friendly. There was no entertainment, and no music by the pool - very quiet and nothing to do there. We spend the extra money for a suite, which wasn't as nice as pictured on line. There were also only lounge chairs by your suite - there were no other lounge ... Read more
from Toronto
Submitted on 22-07-2016
We went to Galley Bay for a week to celebrate our anniversary. It was one of the few resorts we would return to again in a heartbeat. We stayed in a Beachfront Suite and the view from our room and balcony was spectacular - only a few feet from the ocean. The food was exquisite - the fact that it was all a la carte really made this resort stand out from other all inclusives. We found the 3-4 course meals every night to be very relaxing and added to the feeling that we were having a special experi... Read more
Submitted on 26-07-2016
Galley Bay was amazing and just what we wanted for a romantic quiet (no kids and no craziness) getaway for our 20th anniversary 1. The resort is beautiful - the beach is pristine with blue and emerald waters 2. We stayed in a deluxe beachfront condo - amazing; loved walking right out of the door into paradise 3. Resort amenities - it really is all-inclusive ; the bars were great but the main one - the tepee bar was our favorite and most centered on the resort - amazing drinks - lived on th... Read more
Submitted on 26-07-2016
Galley Bay did not disappoint on our first trip to this beautiful island!! Resort is located just a short 20 min. cab ride from the airport. We were greeted with welcoming smiles and refreshing drinks. Check-in was quick, simple, and seamless! To our surprise we also received a complimentary room upgrade. This was truly the beginning of a fabulous vacation trip for a family of 4 (including 2 teens). Admittedly, we read all the reviews and high praise about Galley Bay, and we had high expec... Read more
from Marlboro, New Jersey
Submitted on 26-07-2016
Galley Bay is the best vacation resort in Antigua. It is right on a magnificent beach and has an amazing and excellent staff .The food is absolutely delicious. Accommodations are always excellent. The bar staff is always there to bring you your favorite cocktail. We have been to Galley Bay several times and highly recommended it.
from Indianapolis, Indiana
Submitted on 26-07-2016
We recently visited Galley Bay with one other couple for an adults-only vacation. As soon as you step foot on the property, you feel like royalty and that you've entered paradise. The staff is incredibly nice, as is everyone on the island really. We especially appreciated Iba and all of his advice. Our room (deluxe beachfront) was extremely clean and turndown service each night is complimentary. The walk-in closet was key as I prefer keeping hotel rooms tidy. The bathroom doesn't have an... Read more
Submitted on 27-07-2016
I wish I could give it more stars!!!! If your 21 and want to party to u til u puke.... Keep looking, this is not the place for u!! However, if u are an adult, who enjoys a beautiful private beach area with lush floral beauty, great rooms, gourmet food, fabulous service, unlimited cocktails, water fun and quite lovely relaxation Galley Bay is your piece of HEAVEN!!!! We found this small diamond perfect for our taste. Not crowded. Only about 50 -100 rooms, most ocean front, beautiful water, sn... Read more
from London, United Kingdom
Submitted on 02-08-2016
A truly amazing holiday. Food out of this world. All the staff so friendly and helpful. Beach rooms pure luxury and saw all other rooms and couldn't fault any of them. Recommend the walking tour. Cocktails of the day always worth trying as always spectacular. The barefoot bar great for a snack. A truly wonderful holiday can't wait to go back !!!
from Downingtown, Pennsylvania
Submitted on 03-08-2016
This past June, my wife and I visited Galley Bay for our 2nd time. We returned because we had fond memories of our visit several years ago. We are delighted that we decided to return. We like Galley Bay because it has a distinctive Caribbean feel to it. So many of the all-inclusives in the Caribbean today are all chrome and glass and narrow beaches with lounges lined up on top of each other. Galley Bay is not like that at all. It's an adults only resort that is small enough to provide personaliz... Read more
from Columbia, South Carolina
Submitted on 03-08-2016
First, the positives. Beautiful property, lots of flowers and birds. The view from our room was gorgeous. The staff, for the most part, were very friendly, grounds keeping was done with brooms, not the annoying drone of leaf blowers! Cons, the AC in the room was limited to 20 Celsius, or 68 Fahrenheit. This sounds fine, however, the unit was undersized for the room. The temp in most of the room was at least 75 for most of the day and around 80 in the bathroom. Dining was done in open air res... Read more
from Farmington, CT
Submitted on 04-08-2016
Our 95 year old mom wanted to put her toes in the sand and although Galley Bay is a honeymooners paradise too, it was perfect for my husband,sister and I to create amazing new memories with mom- and relax!
Submitted on 04-08-2016
We spent our 30th anniversary at Galley Bay with another couple who were also celebrating 33 years of marriage. We have been friends since before high school. Hands down best trip ever, the rooms, the location, the staff, the food, the amenities all first class. We WILL be returning and will miss it terribly till we can come again!!!!
from Houston, Texas
Submitted on 05-08-2016
Great experience every time. The staff is friendly and attentive every time. I now know staff by first name basis. The food was good. The room location and amenities were great also. The grounds were well kept and clean.
from Valbonne, France
Submitted on 06-08-2016
We had a premium beach front suite, we just opened the door and stepped out on to a beautiful beach. Picture postcard....white sand, palm trees etc., Lots of tropical plants and birds, frogs chirping and croaking away. 3 restaurants & an informal grill. we were impressed by the quality of all the food, presentation was lovely and portion sizes were perfect (not to big). Bar areas were lively and the nightly entertainment is good. Really well equipped gym. However what makes this resort is th... Read more
from Cottrellville
Submitted on 06-08-2016
This was an ultimate anniversary trip for me and my husband. The service was out of this world from the time we arrived at the resort getting a towel to cleanse our face with, and a rum punch to enjoy while we were checking in to the resort, to the impeccable and attentive service we received at all the restaurants throughout our stay! The private beach meal was fabulous, and well worth the cost! The eco tour was fantastic, will definitely go on more excursions our next stay. Only complaint is t... Read more
from Lawrenceville, New Jersey
Submitted on 08-08-2016
We had a wonderful time at galley bay resort ! The property manager is fantastic really makes sure you have a perfect stay! Mike at the water sports center is a excellent teacher and awesome employee ! We are just thrilled and hope to return !
from New York City, New York
Submitted on 09-08-2016
We went to Antigua to relax and boy oh boy did we succeed. We arrived to a home made cocktail and cold towel and smiles galore. This was the typical of the staff a kind word here, a helpful tip on the best place to snorkel, a recommendation on the menu or digging up one of the best 15 year old scotches I drank on the beach underneath the most star filled sky I have seen. The resort was fabulous make sure you stop by the Spa where the hour you spend will be worth the trip. If you are looking for ... Read more
from New York City, New York
Submitted on 09-08-2016
What a fabulous holiday at Galley Bay! Our first time visiting, and certainly, not our last. The resort is beautiful. It is peaceful, clean, and picturesque. The staff are warm and friendly and very helpful. The restaurants, while sometimes a tad slow, offer delicious and varied meals in beautiful surroundings. Captain Sean's trips on his yacht "Beats Working" are an absolute must-do--a true sailing experience with great snorkeling, great food and drink. The Spa is also memorable - a qu... Read more
from Toronto, Canada
Submitted on 10-08-2016
Pleasant Surprise!!! My husband surprised me with a stay at Galley Bay for our third anniversary. I wish everyday was my anniversay. There is a windmill near the reception area. We were welcomed with a cold towel and fruit punch. After check in we were taken to our room in a gold cart. The resort is all-inclusive, adult only, has 98 rooms and is situated on a beautiful beach, We stayed in a beachfront suite, the view from the balcony was incredible. Our room was quite large with a separa... Read more
Submitted on 10-08-2016
We travelled to Galley Bay Resort in June where we married on the stunning beach. It seems that all that visit the resort are seduced by its beauty and tranquillity. An Adults only resort, it truly is a heavenly place and if its total escapism and peace that you desire this will not disappoint . The staff are all to be commended as they greet you each day as someone they have known for years. There will always be a few exceptions to the rule but the members of staff who shone far out wei... Read more
from London, United Kingdom
Submitted on 12-08-2016
How to begin a review for the fabulous Galley Bay Resort? Location - 100% Perfect the beach is very spacious and quiet, no children - adults only - no one is squashed in, often we have been in the sea by ourselves or with just a few other guests, the quiet atmosphere allows for holiday friendships or solitude as you prefer. Pressures of life are dissolved at Galley Bay - this resort is great for removing stress and improving health and well being. Don't open your emails they can wait! Staff - 10... Read more
from Fleet, United Kingdom
Submitted on 13-08-2016
I thought long and hard about a subject line which sums up our stay at Galley Bay in Dec 2015. This may be the one line mission statement used by the Ritz but it also perfectly describes our experience at this resort. A truly breathtaking resort with a fantastic level of customer service! If you are reading this because you have just booked then rest assured, you've made the right choice. If you are trying to decide where to go on holiday then you won't be disappointed with Galley Bay. Find the... Read more
from London, United Kingdom
Submitted on 13-08-2016
Just got back from two weeks in Galley Bay - our second visit to Antigua (we went with our then young children 12 years ago) and our first to this resort. We were looking for somewhere "special" to celebrate our 25th anniversary and we both felt that we found it here. It's luxurious, but not too smart (if that makes sense!), so it retains that lovely relaxed barefoot feel that you want on a Caribbean holiday. The location is amazing, on a beautiful arc of white sand with turquoise sea, gentle wa... Read more
from Vancouver, Canada
Submitted on 13-08-2016
We spent a week at this resort to celebrate an important anniversary. It is a wonderful place to relax and regenerate. We were in a deluxe beachfront suite. We chose the upper floor for privacy and the cathedral ceiling. The room was spacious and the views over the bay were spectacular. We were in the northern part of the property, closer to Ismay's. The location was quiet and we had no complaints with the housekeeping. The beach is one of the best we have experienced. In July the water w... Read more
from Cambridge, UK
Submitted on 15-08-2016
Galley Bay Resort has an excellent location with a superb beach. Although beaches are public in the Caribbean, there is (apparently) no obvious access to this beach other than from the resort so there were no locals (or horses as we had last year in St Lucia). The sea was calm and clear and great for swimming. The general standard of the resort is high, with well-kept gardens and facilities. A walk around the lagoon was particularly pleasant with plenty of bird life. The food in Sea Grape and G... Read more
from Portage, Michigan
Submitted on 15-08-2016
My best vacation ever! I went with a group of friends, so it wasn't a romantic experience, nevertheless, I thoroughly enjoyed myself. I had a beach front room, where I'd wake up to the sound of the ocean crashing against the shore. The water was absolutely beautiful and the shoreline walks provided a level of calmness that I had never experienced. My vacation started on August 1st, and I was fortunate to attend the last day of Carnival on Tuesday, which is a celebration of the emancipation of sl... Read more
from Huddersfield, United Kingdom
Submitted on 16-08-2016
My husband and I just got back from Galley Bay and had a really amazing time. There are several things to do on site and we utilised this to our benefit. The guys at the beach sports centre (despite a couple of the older guys being a bit grumpy) were really helpful, specifically naming Mark and Winstons - they were super happy and helpful chaps. We got a half hour lesson learning how to use the hobby cat which was awesome fun. You can't use them everyday though because there may be to much... Read more
from Hitchin, United Kingdom
Submitted on 17-08-2016
Great say, lovely friendly staff, I'm disabled nothing was to much to help if required clean and tidy, we stayed in upgraded rooms right on the beach beautiful view to wake up to. We sailed with captin Sean great tip with snorkelling on the reef Helicopter flight over to Montserrat to see the volcano in all a great holiday will return
from Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates
Submitted on 02-09-2016
Where to start, when we first arrived we were met by Arlene who greeted us as long lost friends even though we had never been before, she is just so warm and friendly as are all the staff. We were taken to our room through the gardens and on entering were just astounded by how close the sea was, just stepping out of your back door on to the sand was so amazing. Breakfast at the Seagrape, you can chose eggs done anyway from the menu which is served to the table but there is also a buffet with all... Read more
from Herne Bay, United Kingdom
Submitted on 02-09-2016
My husband and I were lucky enough to spend a week at this amazing resort this August! I cannot say enough wonderful superlatives about the fantastic hotel, the beautiful Gaugin Cottages, the idyllic beach, the outstanding facilities, the delicious food and copious cocktails, the superb service and the wonderful team working at Galley Bay. Nothing was too much trouble. Everything was perfect! We could not have asked for more. World Class service. A special mention for Kerry who got us dancing mo... Read more
from Backwell, United Kingdom
Submitted on 05-09-2016
This is a beautiful resort with the most friendly staff you will find anywhere. With just 90 or so guest rooms, three restaurants and 4 bars it is never crowded even with full occupancy. Amazing mile long beach and huge swimming pool and acres of gardens there is plenty of room for everyone. Food is good and in the speciality restaurant it is exceptional. No children are allowed. This is a place for relaxation and quiet evenings with local entertainment. Do not expect a full on party atmosphere... Read more
from New York City, New York
Submitted on 06-09-2016
This is my annual getaway from it all and Galley Bay always is the perfect destination. Four years in a row and counting. The most amazing staff and naturally beautiful resort I have traveled to. See you all again next year.
from Atlanta, Georgia
Submitted on 07-09-2016
Great beach, the vacationers were an international mix. Europeans,South Americans and North Americans. The staff was great and bent over backwards to assist if needed. The food was had a European flair which was a plus since we did not want Americanized fare. You could get bar fare at the beach as well. Worth the four hour flight !!
Submitted on 10-09-2016
I can't recommend this resort enough. I went there with my husband to recuperate after foot surgery and was on crutches. This is a quiet resort to relax in no under 16's allowed and rowdy drunk people are not appreciated by any one here. If you want late night drinking don't go here. It is all inclusive and the drink range is huge and it's all named drinks no cheap rubbish From the moment we arrived to the moment we left nothing was too much trouble. The resort is easily accessible to people w... Read more
from New York City, New York
Submitted on 12-09-2016
We came for our honeymoon. It was a perfect place to stay. Our door opened right to the beach and the food was amazingly delicious. Couldn't have had a better time. The staff was very accommodating and friendly.
from San Diego, California
Submitted on 12-09-2016
This was the ultimate vacation. Wonderful room. (Our room number was in the 80's. We chose upstairs so we could leave the sliding door open and hear the ocean sounds.)Fabulous view accompanied by fabulous tropical sounds. I'm not sure you have to upgrade (we did), because all rooms are right on the ocean except for the cottages. DO eat at Gauguin for lunch and dinner. You feel like you're in paradise (oh wait, you are) and the food was delicious. Really, the food is not your run-of-the-mi... Read more
from Kent. England
Submitted on 14-09-2016
Excellent stay in September 2015, best service, great food, lovely location, just about every member of staff could not do enough to help enjoy our stay, even managed to let us have our favourite room. Going again this year
from United Kingdom
Submitted on 16-09-2016
On Galley Bay what a conundrum you are! So many mixed feelings about this hotel. Location - is good, beach is lovely but many rocks in the water. Sea can be rough beach shelves steeply in places not great for those who find getting in an out difficult. Grounds- Galley bay claims Eco credentials and maybe because of this the grounds are unkempt and a but scruffy. There are many beautiful plants but they are not well tended, it's a survival of the fittest. Rooms- are not luxury, we have the ... Read more
from Dahlonega, Georgia
Submitted on 18-09-2016
We‚??ve just returned from Galley Bay, which stands out as one of our very best ‚??self-indulgent‚?? vacations. We went to relax and pamper ourselves in a beautiful and enticing place, and Galley Bay excelled! When we travel, we generally plan for excursions to hiking, historic sites, museums, galleries, and concerts. This trip, we decided to focus on immersing ourselves in natural beauty and sensory delight, so we chose an all-inclusive resort - even though we know the food and service is ty... Read more
from Lichfield, United Kingdom
Submitted on 18-09-2016
A fabulous holiday ..... But! Plus points Beautiful location , great customer service (on the whole - as anywhere in life) Excellent Newly equipped gym. Very good quality of food - Ismays a step up from the AI package ( recommended as a treat ) Water sports include sea kayaking ,paddle boarding , sailing and windsurfing But be prepared to wait as service is in Antiguan time ! Fantastic staff( on the whole) - could not do enough to ensure you were having a great time ! Entertainment very g... Read more
from Montreal, Canada
Submitted on 18-09-2016
Just returned from Galley Bay resort, had a wonderful vacation, The superior rooms(cottages) are right on the beach. The experience of this just alone is all worth it. The resort is perfect, food, accommodations, staff and services are all very good. The best of all is the amazing beach and Crystal clear pristine water. Great resort if you are looking for a quieter and relaxing vacation although there is lots to do and some wonderful excursions ( try the Barbuda day trip from Excellence) you wil... Read more
from Northampton, United Kingdom
Submitted on 19-09-2016
We arrived at the Galley bay not knowing what to expect, we were greeted at the reception by Rebena,( sorry if we spelt it wrong) with a rum punch and cold towel who was very welcoming. We spent 10 days in a fantastic hotel, staff were very accommodating, beautiful beach and sea. Food excellent. couldn't want more from a relaxing holiday. Special mention for Cedric( general manager)who was always seen around the hotel ensuring everyone was having a good time. The only negative is the rooms are... Read more
from New York City, New York
Submitted on 19-09-2016
Beautiful location on the island, some of the friendliest and attentive staff anywhere, and the perfect blend of seclusion, amenities, and quiet for a relaxing vacation. Highly recommend and will surely be back!
from Belle Mare
Submitted on 23-09-2016
There are many big pluses going for this lovely hotel. No 1 is the beach- long enough that each guest has their very almost private bit but it still feels intimate. No 2 the food best ever had in an all inclusive resort. No 3 the staff - so pleasant and attentive. Not something you often find in the Caribbean where " laid back" is a more familiar description 4 rooms - Huge and with everything you would expect ( except conditioner ) right on the beach. Tinted glass means you can look out but no ... Read more
from Wethersfield, Connecticut
Submitted on 25-09-2016
A very small resort, maybe 200 guests at the most, where attention to your stay is the staff's priority. From the moment you arrive to the time you leave you will feel a VIP. The meals are exceptional, the rooms quite comfortable, and the beach prestine. The staff was very attentive to a guest who had difficulty walking, escorting the, to the beach and into the water, setting up a beach chair for them, and running down to the shore when they saw the guest trying to make it to shore, Their ac... Read more
from London, United Kingdom
Submitted on 26-09-2016
Just returned from Galley Bay and cannot believe how exhausted I am after doing nothing for 14 days! This place just ticks all the boxes from all inclusive, no kids, no loud music and basically you can eat & drink as much as you want as the food is of a top quality. The management from top to bottom are fantastic with nothing too much trouble and no wonder film stars often turn up for a few days to relax & unwind; if its good enough for Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter) its good enough for me!! I'... Read more
from Belfast, United Kingdom
Submitted on 26-09-2016
Hi Guys, we have just returned home after having spent a week at the Galley Bay to celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary, we would like to thank everyone for making our stay so special, many thanks for the champagne on our wedding anniversary and the many congratulations from staff we received on the day. Our stay way surpassed our expectations but what sets the resort apart are the staff, everyone is a great ambassador for the Galley Bay and by the time we had left we felt we had made many n... Read more
from Racine, Wisconsin
Submitted on 27-09-2016
I couldn't have picked a better destination to go on our honeymoon! From arriving to the hotel (given a rum punch and a cold towel) to leaving (with a personal goodbye from the manager), and everything in between. The staff is super friendly and will help you with anything. I like the fact that there is security as well. We will definitely be back (hopefully for our 1 year anniversary!).
from louth
Submitted on 27-09-2016
Arrival is by minibus taxi (unable to arrange through hotel though they only supply same) i do mean mini kids legroom which after 12 hours travelling is sad and uncomfortable. Though youngsters or super limber may find ok. You'd imagine 5 star hotel might have decent taxi or transfer contacts. The room and location (53) lovely small covered patio with sun-beds for when bit hot on beach. The beach view straight infront of room (my ideal) love hearing and seeing the sea from room . The service s... Read more
from Yorkshire
Submitted on 28-09-2016
15 visits to Antigua, first stay at Galley Bay, why did we wait so long. It's all about customer/ guest service at Galley Bay, which is instilled by the Resident Manager, Cedric Henry, no sad faces with theses members of staff, you make an effort to interact with them & you will be blow away by the joy & fun they give out. Other reviewers have given details of the Hotel/resort so please read them. For us as an elderly couple, sorry wife, we had such a busy time with all the actives available ... Read more
Submitted on 28-09-2016
I thing for a review to be useful has to be writen according to the experience of the reviwer .This is my view of this resort Upon arrival and check in a quick ride to the room area notice that the grounds are beautiful and we'll kept.A short walk to our room (4) ; nice room a bit dated but the location was absolutely spectacular,open the back door and the beach was just there 30 feet away from the water And this was the best part of the vacation;The location of our room; This is not a 5 sta... Read more
from Sydney, Perth
Submitted on 29-09-2016
My partner wanted to spoil me after being quite unwell for nearly 3 years, this was my first visit to the Caribbean and I absolutely loved it! *Welcome - We checked into reception and were greeted by very smiley staff and a yummy rum cocktail (just what we needed after being awake for what seemed like forever!) The manager who runs the resort, Cedric Henry personally welcomed us and every time he saw us around the site randomly, he always made a point of stopping and asking us how things were... Read more
from rockford
Submitted on 30-09-2016
We were welcomed to this tropical paradise in October 2016 for our 11 day honeymoon, with a rum punch, and a cool towel. We were quickly taken to our Superior Beachfront room. Wow...that view! The beauty and convenience of being 10 steps from the water is undeniable. It felt so luxurious. While the premium rooms are larger, the Superior rooms are closer to the water. If you are looking for seclusion, romance, with a lush background, Galley Bay is it! We wanted to have our privacy, so this... Read more
from Loule, Portugal
Submitted on 01-10-2016
I have just returned from my second visit to Galley Bay, thinking it would be just as fantastic as my first visit. I was wrong, it was even better. There is just something so special about this place from the minute you arrive. After a long journey and be welcomed with a cold flannel to refresh yourself, to the rum punch to get you in the holiday mood is such a lovely touch. Last time we stayed in a beachfront suite on the upper floor which was lovely with a large terrace to relax on. This time ... Read more
from Glasgow, United Kingdom
Submitted on 08-10-2016
Return trip to Galley bay, that beach just keeps bringing us back! Beach -lovely and quiet sometimes it feels like its only you there.There are a few sellers but they are very nice and non intrusive. Angie comes round selling massages on the beach which seems popular. There are now snorkels in the rooms which is great. Lots of fish near the shore when the sea is calm. Activities: Watersports with Shiloh is good. He will take you out on the sailing boat to a ship wreck nearby for snorkelling a... Read more
from Guildford, United Kingdom
Submitted on 09-10-2016
We stayed at the end of September and although the weather was fantastic all week, we had the added excitement of the start of Hurricane Matthew on our pen-ultimate day (it was a Tropical storm at that time - one of the benefits of the Windward Isles, so nothing too severe just some wind and torrential rain). By the way, don‚??t be put off from going in the Hurricane season ‚?? unlike the UK where we have a depressing grey sky and it drizzles all day, in the Caribbean it chuck it down furiously ... Read more
from Toluca Lake
Submitted on 10-10-2016
from start to finish a fantastic resort staffed by people who really enjoy their guests. It is hard for me to understand how people can great new guests every day of the week and really make you feel welcomed and respected. We traveled with four of our friends and stayed in premium beach front units, numbers 78,79 and 80. The trip from the airport is confusing as all flights seem to arrive at the same time.... and I mean all flights delta, united, American, BA, etc. So there are at least five hu... Read more
from Brixham, United Kingdom
Submitted on 10-10-2016
This was our first visit to Galley Bay and what an amazing experience it was! From the moment we arrived and throughout our stay, all of the management and staff we met were helpful, willing, cheerful and friendly. Our beachfront room was lovely. It was clean and spacious with patios front and back and an outdoor shower. But it was the beautiful peaceful beach setting that really sets this resort above the rest and helped to make this one of our most relaxing holidays ever. The beach remained r... Read more
from Saint Louis, Missouri
Submitted on 11-10-2016
My wife and I selected Galley Bay on a whim as our honeymoon destination. She's been all over the Caribbean but Antigua was one island she hadn't been to. We both have been to multiple all inclusive resorts, and Galley Bay is the BEST place we've ever been too. The staff is AMAZING, the food is AMAZING, and the atmosphere is quiet, relaxing, and the absolute perfect place to go for a getaway. It's hard to put into words how great this place really is. We're already planning a second trip t... Read more
from Wickford, United Kingdom
Submitted on 14-10-2016
I have just returned from 10 days in Galley Bay with my friend. We wanted somewhere to relax and chill out and Galley Bay certainly delivered! The staff are all so friendly and without exception when walking around they always greet you with a smile and enquire how you are doing. The rooms are all sea facing (Caribbean Sea) and what a view to wake up to every morning with white sand and turquoise water. The restaurants all offer cooked to order menus (no awful buffet that is the same every ni... Read more
Submitted on 15-10-2016
My husband and I selected Galley Bay Resort after several weeks of online research. Any time I did a comparison Google search, Galley Bay won every time. If you are looking for beach service, a party atmosphere, this isn't it. If you're looking for a small resort (30+) rooms, laid back, and great service this is definitely the resort for you. All rooms (except the cottages) are beach front rooms. I kept saying over and over how beautiful everything was. Our room was 52, on the second floor. T... Read more
from Oxted, United Kingdom
Submitted on 18-10-2016
This charming resort has a great location, beautiful grounds, nice low rise accomodations and a great sandy beach. The main problem during out stay was the size of the waves hittiing the beach resulting in red flag (for 7 out of our 12 days) - no watersports or pickups for sailing trips (shuttle transport to another nearby beach used) and swimming not advised, Many people (including myself) did swim although the waves had exposed quite a bit of rock making entry to the sea a little tricky. Once... Read more
from Hampshire, United Kingdom
Submitted on 18-10-2016
Difficult to know where to start. The property is stunning. You arrive at a remotely located reception block and are driven with your luggage over the lagoon and to the resort. On the way you pass the Rum Shack, the Coffee Shop and library arriving at the guest services/arrivals/shop entrance. We stayed in room 40 at the North end of the beach. The suites are four to a block, we were on the top floor and were very pleasantly surprised by the size and amenities. A very large split level main room... Read more
from Watford
Submitted on 18-10-2016
This was our third visit to Galley Bay in three years. As my Husband and I have just retired and it was also our 20th Wedding Anniversary, we decided to push the boat out and stayed for 24 nights. On our arrival we were greeted like old friends. The usual cold towel and rum punch at reception were most welcome before being taken by buggy across the lagoon to our room. We stayed once again in a Premium Beachfront Suite which was as always clean spacious and comfortable. We had a bottle of champag... Read more
from Apple Valley, California
Submitted on 18-10-2016
One of the best mellow destinations in the Caribbean. The staff is outstanding just like the beautiful beach and grounds. A definite must visit for the discerning couple who enjoys fine dining in such romantic settings
Submitted on 19-10-2016
If I could give them 6 stars I would. We had another great stay at Galley Bay. They continue to make minor tweaks to make our stay even better than last time. Coffee Bar, Rum Bar, new gym, rehydration stations to name a few. The quality and presentation has been improved, not that it was ever not superb.The employees at Galley Bay could not be more gracious and helpful. Each and every one was so cordial and helpful. We can not wait to return, how does tomorrow sound?
from Sydney, Australia
Submitted on 19-10-2016
Came to Galley Bay 10 years ago. Positives: Still a wonderful place to chill out. Beach still unspoilt, beautiful and with few people on it. Snorkelling not a good as before due to larger waves and a steeper sand drop into the sea (may have been due to time of year though). Stayed in quirky Gauguin Cottages again - now updated with an enclosed room uniting the bedroom and bathroom/changing area rooms. Clean and stylish. Air con now in bathroom/changing room as well as bedroom, but not in the... Read more
from Nuneaton
Submitted on 19-10-2016
We have just returned from the most fabulous chilled out 10 day holiday at Galley Bay. I really don't know where to start the praise... We arrived at the resort reception and was greeted with Rum punch and a cold wet towel, so refreshing and welcoming. After 'checking in' we were driven across the lagoon into the main resort and taken to our room, we had chosen a Premier beach front suite (room 38) we were amazed at how spacious it was, and the bathroom was huge, with double showers and double ... Read more
from Bay Shore, New York
Submitted on 21-10-2016
We were very happy with our honeymoon at Galley Bay Resort! Our room had a bottle of champagne and a spectacular ocean view. The bathroom was enormous and had dual showers which makes cleaning up after swimming at the beach and pool a breeze! There are only one or two vendors that walk this beach which is nice and you can snorkel right off the beach and see fish, sea fans, coral, urchins, etc. There are different bands/types of music each day after dinner - our favorite was the steel drum band w... Read more
from Bexleyheath, United Kingdom
Submitted on 21-10-2016
Spent 13 nights at Galley Bay this October, overall a great resort. Staff fantastic and cheerful, location second to none. Food and drinks - no complaints there! Stayed in one of the superior beach front suites - Loved the vaulted roof and the feeling of space. Met loads of great people and a couple of not so great ones (drunk Americans) The beach grill, Rum shack and coffee shop all great additions to the resort What needs to improve? Airflow in the sea grape restaurant, sitting down in the ... Read more
from South Kingstown, Rhode Island
Submitted on 22-10-2016
Just returned from a week at Galley Bay and we loved it!!!! We were in room 56 which was ideal- between the Sea Grape & Gauguin, and no small rocks in front of room in the water. From the moment we arrived, we were met with wonderful service! Beach- No fighting for shade or beach chairs!!!!!- there are plenty. Beach is beautiful and few people.The surf picked up a due to storms but we found only 1 day was unswimmable ( that didn't stop my husband!) and the resort took a group of us over to De... Read more
from London, Canada
Submitted on 23-10-2016
We have visited twice now and will be back. Such a relaxing environment and all the staff are there to make your stay perfect...and they do. From the welcome to the good bye couldn't ask for a better experience.
from Walton-on-Thames
Submitted on 24-10-2016
Had a brilliant stay at this great resort, unfortunately for us it was only for 5 nights but certainly better than no nights! I loved the fact that it was adults only, virtually all the rooms have an ocean view and nothing ever seemed crowded. One of my bug bears is heading to the pool only to find people draping towels over 'their' sun loungers to 'reserve' them, we had no problems finding loungers every day we went down to the pool, a very refreshing change. I think the fact that virtually al... Read more
Submitted on 24-10-2016
Our first stay at The Galley Bay Resort, 8 days and nights of rest and relaxation. The beach is stunning and resort service is excellent (praise in particular to Grantley, Lisa and Natasha for their constant cheerfulness). We stayed in Room 16 (Deluxe Beachfront, one storey building) which was a great room, great location within the resort, fabulous privacy and an abundance of sunbeds, direct access to the beautiful long sandy beach. Food in The Seagrape and Gauguin was fantastic, plentiful,... Read more
from South Windsor, Connecticut
Submitted on 25-10-2016
Nice lay out of the resort. Very laid back and relaxing. The restaurants had great food and just the right portions. The beach was definitely one of the nicer and bigger ones I'd seen on the island. Loves the premium suite and the staff was very friendly and helpful!
from leeds
Submitted on 25-10-2016
If you want a peaceful holiday, relaxing, right on the beach, with evening entertainment from carribean groups, good food and friendly staff, this is the place to go. The management are always on hand to help solve any problem that may arise(we had none). The sea was rough in front of our bungalow for a few days, the hotel arranged transport to another beach(close by) if you wanted to go, which other hotel do you know that would do that?. Will definite return for our 4th time.
Submitted on 26-10-2016
This resort was very clean and well Maintained. It gets a little quiet at night, not too much night life after 10pm. But the beach is beautiful and the staff was amazing. The food at all the restaurants was very good and the drinks kept on coming. Beach service was lacking but I didn't mind the walk up to the bar.
Submitted on 26-10-2016
The best of the West Indies without a crowd. This place is amazing. All I can think about is how to go back asap. We flew in from ATL and took a quick cab to the resort. Upon arrival we were greeted with a feeling of welcoming hospitality that lasted for a week. I had a delicious yet potent rum punch in hand within 60 seconds of arrival. Clinton and Javid have arrival on lock down. Very cool. After check in with Arlene and her showing us the ropes, we went to our beachfront room in a little ... Read more
Submitted on 27-10-2016
Have just returned home after yet another wonderful holiday at Galley Bay. This was our fourth holiday there and it remains our favourite place to be. Staff and management go above and beyond to ensure you have a good holiday and many have been there since our first visit nearly ten years ago. The restaurants and food are first class, the curried goat was amazing!! At the start of our stay the sea was too rough for swimming so there was the option to be taken to Deep Bay, only 5 minutes away,... Read more
from Georgetown, Canada
Submitted on 01-11-2016
We visited Galley Bay for the second time in 2 years. From the moment we arrived some of the staff remembered us from our previous visit. That was really nice. Once in our room we saw the return guest dinner invitation signed by Cedric. Another beautiful gesture. What makes Galley Bay great is the tone of space on the beach. With only 98 rooms and a beach three quarters of a mile long there is no need to get up early to find a chair or a spot. Unlike other resorts in the Caribbean. The food ... Read more
from Fairfield, Connecticut
Submitted on 01-11-2016
Keep coming back to this wonderful resort. You can't ask for a better beach location, friendlier staff [Lynnete (take care of that knee!), Joy-Ann, Javid and Kamiya are true stars], or more gorgeous grounds. From the moment I arrived, I felt taken care of; I received as much attention as I needed. My only two wishes would be to have more shade available for the rooms on the Ismay's side; palapas would be nice. It would also have been so much better to have the bar at Ismay's open during the ... Read more
from Saginaw, Michigan
Submitted on 01-11-2016
I am a extreme Vacationer and Write long and extremely Honest reviews so please take the the tie to read. This was my husbands & I's Second Trip TO Galley Bay Resort, original trip was September 2014 on our honeymoon, so we decided to return to Galley Bay for our Second Anniversary trip. we also Traveled to Antigua in 2015 but to another resort and kept comparing it to Galley Bay So we wanted to return to Galley Bay in hopes that it was everything we remembered from our honeymoon. we travele... Read more
from Bedford, United Kingdom
Submitted on 02-11-2016
We booked this from the middle to the end of Oct 16 for our honeymoon after research on trip advisor etc. There had been a couple of dodgy reviews more recently since we booked but I am very aware that you can't please everyone so we waited for our visit to judge ourselves. We booked the premium beachfront suites which are the best upgrade as it was our honeymoon. We were in room 82 and it did not disappoint. It was massive and had wonderful views although a slight complaint would be that views... Read more
from Fort Mill, South Carolina
Submitted on 02-11-2016
Wonderful views with a romantic setting. All inclusive is the way to go, but falls short of the promised extra crucial water entertainments.....Ex. Kayake, wind surf, paddle board. An attendant was stationed at the equipment but unwilling to loan out or allow use of the equipment due to "bad wave conditions ". Conditions in the water never changed day to day so why offer? I guess the conditions were okay if I wanted to rent a jet ski or snorkeling excursion they tried SELLING me at the all in... Read more
from Camarillo, California
Submitted on 04-11-2016
We booked a premium beachfront suite for our stay at Galley Bay Resort and it exceeded our expectations. The room was clean and well maintained with a first rate view of the ocean. Great beach access right out our back door. We stayed for a week, and never ran out of things to do. First morning when you arrive, be sure to go to the daily orientation with Iba. It is very informative on things to do while you are there. We booked all of our activities through Iba. He gave excellent recommen... Read more
from Ronkonkoma, New York
Submitted on 08-11-2016
My husband and I absolutely loved this place it is quiet peaceful and uncrowded not to mention beautiful too we stayed in the premium beachfront suite and rite out our back door was the sand and water it was gorgeous you feel like the only ones on the beach and we did a beautiful beach dinner as Ismay's and they did an absolute beautiful job we will be returning for sure and we been all over the Caribbean and this place is our favorite ū???
from South Florida, Florida
Submitted on 08-11-2016
This was our 1st Anniversary. We got married on the beach in Exuma and decided to celebrate our first year on the beach again. So we choice Antigua with its 365 beaches. This resort is small and intimate. Tucked away from everything with its own private beach. It's an adult only all inclusive, not the most modern resort but it lacks nothing. The beachfront rooms are very large and comfortable. We where on the second floor and sleep with our balcony doors wide open and fell asleep to the sound... Read more
from Camarillo, California
Submitted on 10-11-2016
My husband and I were recent guests at Galley Bay and wanted to share a few comments with you regarding our stay. We purchased the week at this beautiful resort at a charity event in our hometown. The opportunity to bid on a week at Galley Bay at the live auction part of the fundraiser came up, and we decided to bid on it. In hindsight, we're so happy we did! We worked with Angela Gilreath in setting up the dates to stay at Galley Bay. Ms. Gilreath was most helpful, and gave us lots of feed... Read more
from Ramsgate, United Kingdom
Submitted on 11-11-2016
My husband and I booked Galley Bay over a year ago for our honeymoon and we could not have been happier with our stay there. We stayed in a Superior beachfront room which had a gorgeous view and was right on the beach. The room itself was very comfortable and the amenities were great. We stayed for 10 nights and had first class service throughout our stay. The food was delicious and varied - plenty of options for both fish and meat eaters, as well as vegetarians or people with special diets. The... Read more
from Surrey
Submitted on 11-11-2016
This resort is absolutely wonderful and I would highly recommend. The beach is stunning, without a doubt one of the most stunning in Antigua. The food is great, the Gauguin restaurant has the most wonderful setting and great staff. We have a premium beachfront room which is right on the stunning beach. The grounds the hotel is set in are lush. They are very environmentally friendly here. Book galley for a special occasion, you won't be disappointed.
from Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
Submitted on 13-11-2016
My wife Andrea and I recently spent a fabulous week at the Galley Bay Resort in Antigua. We thought we‚??d been spoiled on previous trips to resorts in Grenada and Barbados, but the Galley Bay was quite special. Its private beach location is stunning and idyllic, with rooms that back directly onto golden sand and an azure ocean. Our room was open and spacious; the balcony at the back faced the Caribbean sea (as I mentioned) while the front overlooked well-tended gardens teaming with stunning fl... Read more
from Newport, Rhode Island
Submitted on 14-11-2016
Galley Bay has changed a lot over the past 20 years that we've been visiting - all for the better. The resort has improved while maintaining its reputation as a secluded, romantic, private resort. The latest changes which we thoroughly enjoyed are a coffee shop, a rum bar, and a much larger gym with Caribbean Sea views. The staff was top notch as always - well spoken, polite, and completely responsive to your every wish and need. Loved the expedited check in as a returning guest - straight t... Read more
from King City, Canada
Submitted on 14-11-2016
there is virtually no service here. and the food options are limited (by budget) despite the fact that this is one pricey resort. we stayed at Blue Waters last year and had such a favourable impression of the island that we came back. We (unfortunately) fell for the Air Canada Vacations scam (same one they use for Sandals resorts) -- big discount but you actually overpay for the trip! this is not an accessible property with all rooms having at least several stairs and the 2nd floor unit have ... Read more
from Windsor, California
Submitted on 14-11-2016
We loved the facility, the food and the staff, could not have asked for more. The resort gave us the sense of privacy and intimacy and allowed us to really relax. The beach is fantastic, and there are plenty of activities if a person wants to keep busy playing.
from London, United Kingdom
Submitted on 16-11-2016
myself and my wife like slightly different holidays, see likes the beach and lazy days while I like to be a little busier, however the resort made me feel so laid back that the reverse of the above was nearly true. great place to just unwind and recharge your batteries in beautiful scenery. I inspected trip advisor reviews before we went and there were a couple of differing views on staff friendliness, I can confirm that we encountered both types, its like some go the extra mile while others are... Read more
from Beccles, United Kingdom
Submitted on 18-11-2016
There has been so much written about Galley Bay, some of it by me, that I nearly didn't do another review but hopefully I will find something to add. We stayed at Galley Bay in May 2015 and returned this year in October, different time, different room, a few different staff and we were "returners" this time! To compare the rooms, last time it was the very newly renovated G6, Gaugin Cottage with plunge pool, this time room 37 beach front, ground floor, premium suite, "Ismays end". We much preferr... Read more
Submitted on 19-11-2016
Incredible setting on the beautiful blue ocean with pristine sand. The food was good but make sure you get reservations at the Gauguin restaurant where you get an individual thatched hut where up to four people can dine in privacy. The one thing that that was a little disturbing was 90% of the staff throughout the resort either seemed disinterested or bothered when we would ask for basics like a drink at the bar, to be seated at the restaurant, etc. There were a few shining stars that very hel... Read more
from North Bay, Canada
Submitted on 19-11-2016
Wow!!! This beach resort is absolutely beautiful and intimate... we had a wonderful romantic holiday that allowed my husband and I to reconnect and spend some quiet quality time.. definitely a couples resort with a quiet nightlife. You spend your days on the beach with your toes in the sand and crystal clear teal blue water... amazing dinner on the beach worth the extra cost... so romantic..
from Burlington, Ontario
Submitted on 21-11-2016
Just got back from Galley Bay yesterday and already want to go back. This is an all inclusive without the feel of an all inclusive. Paradise is still not a strong enough word for this resort, my husband and I loved every minute of the 7 days we were there. The view from our balcony was like nothing we've seen before. We sent pics home and people thought it was a postcard....absolutely breathtaking. Resort, ammenities, staff and even sellers on the beach were amazing, polite and great to tal... Read more
from Barcelona
Submitted on 23-11-2016
My wife and I have just returned from a lovely holiday 10 days galley bay A really charming resort Best bits . Fantastic beach very private no beach sellers. The staff are so friendly, obviously one or two on the odd occasion can be slightly off hand but on the whole they are great Another must do is a trip with captain Sean especially if you are partial to a rum punch. Small criticisms . The rooms are a bit dated. We went for the upgrade beach suite DONT BOOK THE COTTAGES from the outside they ... Read more
from Loughborough, United Kingdom
Submitted on 23-11-2016
2nd time here. Just as good. This time we saw turtles hatch. Last time I had the privilege of watching one lay her eggs. What can I say about the staff. A special mention to Heather(at Ismays) and Kerry (thank you so much for getting us up to dance). Will be back.
from Pymouth
Submitted on 23-11-2016
Just got back today from a two week stay here with my husband. We had previously stayed at the Rendezvous in St Lucia which was amazing and as this was more expensive we expected this to be the same however the attitude of some members of staff spoiled our holiday. Don't get me wrong, there were some lovely members of staff there like Grantley, Kerry, Natasha, Lisa and Liza but oh there are some grumpy ones and it's the attitude of the bad ones that spoil it for those good ones. We went to th... Read more
from Brantford, Canada
Submitted on 24-11-2016
There is nothing quite like Galley Bay. We keep coming back (16 times). The Staff and Management go out of their way to make sure you are comfortable, happy and if there is anything else they can do for you, please do not hesitate to ask. This resort has become our favourite and we need not go anywhere else as it has everything we need . Just kick your shoes off and enjoy the sand beneath your feet as the waves gently caress your toes. Have lunch/dinner beneath the palm fringed huts in the ... Read more
from Nottingham, Maryland
Submitted on 26-11-2016
I can't say anything about this place that hasn't been said before. Just look at all the repeat customers and how they love it. We spent an amazing 5 nights here and wish it could have been more. It was truly the most relaxing awesome vacation that I have ever taken. The resort is definitely for those looking for a quiet place to unwind but if you need some adventure there are plenty of excursions that you can book to make your time here more exciting. We only left the property for the party... Read more
Submitted on 27-11-2016
We have recently returned from our wedding at Galley Bay Resort & Spa. It was the perfect location for our special day and honeymoon. Special thanks to Rovena & Ernestine the fantastic wedding planners who helped to make our day so special. This really is a five star plus resort amazing food and service, helpful and friendly staff who go the extra mile to make sure you have a wonderful holiday. We had a luxury beach front room which was spacious with a lovely balcony where we could relax and l... Read more
from Bristol, United Kingdom
Submitted on 27-11-2016
I should start by saying that after reading so many stunning reviews here our expectations were probably unrealistically high. Expecting to find something between Fantasy Island and Narnia which of course it could never be. On arrival by private transfer we were the only couple at reception, eventually after a short wait someone came out and we felt like we were an inconvenience, we were offered a drink which we gratefully said yes to upon which a couple of vans turned up and 5 couples got out,... Read more
from Littleton, Colorado
Submitted on 27-11-2016
Absolutely loved this smaller boutique resort - a true gem! I tend to like smaller resorts and this one was just perfect for my husband and me. I generally wouldn't ever consider going back to the same resort because there are so many places to visit in the world, but I could see myself going back there! We booked through Costco travel and would book with Costco again. It was great. Rooms: We stayed in a premium beachfront suite and it was Beautiful! We loved our spacious room - highest leve... Read more
from St. John's, Antigua
Submitted on 28-11-2016
Just returned from a week of R & R to get prepared for the Christmas madness! This is the first time we have been to the Caribbean and our agent recommended this resort. We were willing to go anywhere but thought we would give this a try. For the most part, we enjoyed it very much. Just a few things that we both felt could have enhanced our stay even better. We had a lower level premium beachfront suite which was very comfortable. Enjoyed being able to walk out the back patio doors and dire... Read more