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.