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Galley Bay Resort & Spa

Saint John › Antigua › Leeward Islands › Caribbean

Galley Bay Resort & Spa

Saint John › Antigua › Leeward Islands › Caribbean

Treat yourself to an authentic Caribbean getaway at the Adults-Only Galley Bay Resort & Spa in Antigua. Set between one of the best beaches on the island and acres of lush tropical gardens, this All-Inclusive boutique resort delights guests with a refined, yet unpretentious atmosphere. Ideal for couples and newlyweds seeking a romantic getaway, both adventure and tranquility are on the menu at this award-winning tropical paradise.

Resort At A Glance
  • Adults Only
  • All Inclusive
  • Boutique Hotel
  • Spa On Property
  • 98 Rooms & Suites
  • 1 Swimming Pool
  • 4 Restaurants
  • 4 Bars & Lounges
  • Fitness Centre
  • Complimentary Watersports
About Antigua
  • Getting To Antigua The international airport in Antigua is Bird International, airport code ANU. There are regular direct scheduled flights from the United Kingdom with British Airways and Virgin Atlantic and flying time is around 8 - 9 hours. The airport is also serviced by Delta Airlines, American Airlines and Air France allowing connections through major USA hubs and Paris
  • Getting To The Resorts Shuttle transfers or Private Transfers are available in Antigua for all the resorts that we feature. Antigua is a fairly small island so most trips will be around 30 - 45 minutes. Please allow longer if you are taking a shuttle transfer as this may involve stops at different hotels for fellow travellers en-route
  • Language English
  • Time Difference - 5 Hours GMT (Summer) - 4 Hours GMT (Winter)
  • Currency Eastern Caribbean Dollar or US Dollars
  • Dialling Code +1 268
  • Tipping If a service charge isnt added to your bill, then we suggest that you tip about 15%
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Galley Bay Resort & Spa

Saint John › Antigua › Leeward Islands › Caribbean

More Hotel Details

As you are whisked across a bridge over the lagoon you will feel as though you've found your own tropical hideaway.

A scattering of rocking chairs on the boardwalk offers the perfect place to sit and gaze out over the ocean at sunset with a cocktail in hand, while the saltwater lagoon is a scenic spot to watch herons, pelicans and frigate birds diving for their dinner.

The unique, newly renovated Tahitian-style Gauguin Cottages are tucked away in gardens close to the lagoon and feature two thatched rooms - a bedroom and a bathroom - connected by an open-air walkway. They are wonderfully private and feature a plunge pool - ideal for honeymooners. The Superior Beachfront Rooms and Deluxe Beachfront Rooms offer you the chance to step straight from your ground-floor room on to the sand or enjoy an unobstructed view from your first-floor room.

The exclusive Deluxe Beachfront Spa Rooms are as the Deluxe Beachfront Rooms but with three spa treatments per person from a specially designed spa menu plus one dinner for two at Ismay's included (within a one-week stay). For the ultimate in luxury choose a spacious split-level Premium Beachfront Suite.

Galley Bay Resort & Spa

Saint John › Antigua › Leeward Islands › Caribbean

Restaurants & Bars

Three excellent restaurants offer al fresco, a la carte dining and ocean views. The Grill will serve you snacks and lunches with the sand between your toes. You can dine at three out of the four eateries on the all inclusive meal plan.

The casual beachside Barefoot Grill is the place to go to grab a snack or enjoy a light lunch, such as the Cajun catch-of-the-day, homemade burgers and fajitas.

Sea Grape offers stunning views over the bay and the weekly Caribbean barbecue is the perfect place to enjoy local grilled specialities accompanied by the island rhythms of a local steel-drum band.

Head to the romantic Gauguin Restaurant to enjoy candlelit dinners infused with flavours from West Indies, Pacific Rim and Europe under private thatched cabanas and listen to the waves while enjoying the fresh 'catch of the day' or 'roti of the day'. Specialities include Jerk Chicken and Peppered Yellowfin Tuna.

At a supplement you can dine on local island cuisine with a beachfront setting at Ismay's - the resorts fine-dining restaurant, where there is a telescope so that you can enjoy a spot of romantic star-gazing.

The Coffee Shop is the perfect place to go to get your caffeine fix or indulge in tasty treats. Choose from a range of drinks including coffees, herbal teas and fresh juices, accompanied by homemade pastries and chocolates, freshly baked cakes, brownies, muffins and cookies.

Choose from a selection of open-air bars - head to the Rum Shack for a traditional taste of the Caribbean. Choose from 20 rums and enjoy them straight, on ice or in a delicious cocktail, the Lounge Bar has cocktails, hors d'oeuvres and live nightly entertainment and the TeePee serves the Galley Bay Special - a delicious frozen blend of rum, coconut cream, grenadine and banana - beneath a distinctive high-peaked roof. The Gauguin Bar offers a quiet and romantic setting and Ismay's Bar is nestled in the gardens and boasts a superb collection of fine wines.

Please note that a dress code applies, with the exception of the Barefoot Grill. After 7pm male guests are required to wear collared shirts with long pants or stylish jeans. T-shirts, shorts, capri pants and ripped jeans are not accepted. Women are requested to wear dresses, skirts, long pants or stylish tailored shorts or jeans. Short shorts and tank tops should not be worn during dinner.

Galley Bay Resort & Spa

Saint John › Antigua › Leeward Islands › Caribbean

Activities & Things To Do

Galley Bay Resort & Spa is a complete vacation resort, providing amenities and activities to meet the needs of every guest. From complimentary non-motorised water sports, to bicycling and tennis, the air-conditioned fitness centre, the spa and salon and a natural bird sanctuary; everything is at your finger tips.

On Galley Bay's beautiful, three-quarter-mile crescent of sand, the inviting sea is a fantastic natural playground for a host of non-motorised water sports, just another luxurious reason to choose an all-inclusive stay at Galley Bay. Why not take advantage of complimentary non-motorised water activities such as kayaking, stand up paddle boarding and Hobie cat sailing. All of the equipment can be found at the Water Sports Centre and if you're new to any of the sports, instructors are ready to help you get on your way.

At Galley Bay, the beach is never far away. Just a few steps from your room, the wonderful beach is the perfect place for a cooling swim or an invigorating beach walk and if you've always wanted to explore the under-sea world, this is the time. Snorkeling equipment and instruction is complimentary at Galley Bay.

The beautiful free-form pool and its distinctive waterfall provide ample opportunity to practice your strokes and plenty of deck space and chaise-longues for reclining, reading and soaking up the sun.

Back on dry land guests may choose to keep busy with outdoor activities such as cycling, tennis, croquet and table tennis or maintain your aerobic conditioning with a run on the jogging track or along the three-quarter-mile beachfront.

At this natural bird sanctuary, you'll enjoy the presence of swooping pelicans, majestic frigate birds and elegant heron, to name just a few of Galley Bay's numerous avian residents. You'll also want to keep your eyes peeled for the intriguing bright-red ghost crabs that call this place home.

Bathed in natural light with a beautiful view of the luxurious tropical landscaping, the Fitness Centre has all the equipment you need for a complete workout. Open from 6:00am to 9:00pm, 7 days a week, there's no reason to take a vacation from your exercise regiment while you're at Galley Bay. Free weights and cardio equipment let you keep up your routine - or start a new one - in the comfort of the air-conditioned Fitness Centre. Towels and chilled water are provided.

For the utmost in relaxation and pampering, guests are invited to explore Indulge, the resort's beautiful spa. Indulge is inspired by the distinctive look of the Gauguin cottages and is centrally located, adjacent to the calming waters of the lagoon and surrounding bird sanctuary.

Unwind in tropical paradise at the spacious, multi-level hideaway featuring three massage areas, two of which are rustic, open-air treatment 'pods'. The pods are rough-hewn, airy massage decks draped with sheer, white curtains for privacy and both overlook the bird sanctuary and lagoon. The second, shaded treatment pod is designed to accommodate two massage tables, for romantic his-and-hers treatments, in keeping with Galley Bay's emphasis on couples. While we can't guarantee that you'll manage to stay awake during your relaxing treatments, if you do, you'll enjoy the wonderful lagoon view, courtesy of mirrors strategically placed at the base of each massage bed for just this purpose.

Before or after your treatment, you're welcome to unwind and enjoy the natural surroundings on the third, open-air relaxation pod. At Indulge, you'll also be able to enjoy the spa pool and surrounding deck, either pre or post-treatment.

A full range of facials, skincare and therapeutic massage treatments are available and In-room treatments can also be provided for guests who desire the utmost in privacy combined with the best in spa-style pampering.

Those who wish to explore beyond the resort's grounds can join a Jeep adventure into the rainforest, play golf or discover some of the island's 365 beautiful beaches. The island also has a fascinating history, revealed in several interesting sites around the island. You'll also want to stroll around the vibrant capital city of St. John's, stopping to dine and to shop for unusual souvenirs. Experienced guest services staff at Galley Bay resort can arrange everything you need to make your excursion complete, from transportation and directions to suggestions for things to see along the way.

Galley Bay Resort & Spa

Saint John › Antigua › Leeward Islands › Caribbean

Rooms & Suites

Most rooms have idyllic beachfront locations, others beautiful lagoon views, all have exquisite interiors and offer privacy and tranquillity. Crafted using natural, local timbers and materials the emphasis is on genteel elegance and a calm space, with luxurious linens and special touches for optimal comfort.

Deluxe Beachfront - Galley Bay Resort & Spa
Deluxe Beachfront
Galley Bay Resort & Spa, Saint John
Superior Deluxe Beachfront - Galley Bay Resort & Spa
Superior Deluxe Beachfront
Galley Bay Resort & Spa, Saint John
Premium Beachfront Suite - Galley Bay Resort & Spa
Premium Beachfront Suite
Galley Bay Resort & Spa, Saint John
Gauguin Cottage - Galley Bay Resort & Spa
Gauguin Cottage
Galley Bay Resort & Spa, Saint John

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Antigua Weather

Average temperature in degrees C°

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Average monthly rainfall in millimetres

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Average days of rain per month

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