Galley Bay Resort & Spa

Five Islands
P.O. Box 305
St. Johns, Antigua

Galley Bay Resort & Spa
Galley Bay is an all-inclusive beachfront hideaway created for discerning travelers in search of a refined, yet unpretentious escape. It enjoys a secluded setting amidst forty-acres of lush, tropical gardens between a bird sanctuary lagoon and a 3/4 mile beach on the undeveloped west coast of Antigua. Great care has been taken to ensure the resort not only compliments, but also takes full advantage of these untouched natural surroundings. Thatch, bamboo, and terracotta combine to establish an ambiance of elegant rusticity in the alfresco public areas, whilst 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 traversing the bird sanctuary. The 98 guestrooms are discreetly tucked away amidst the palms, more than three-quarters of them lying directly on the white sand beach and boasting breathtaking views of the Caribbean Sea- the comfortable Superior and Deluxe Rooms all feature private terraces or balconies. The Premium Suites are distinguished by sunken living rooms, floor-to-ceiling windows and expansive bathrooms with deep-soaking tubs, and updated amenities such as complimentary internet access, a DVD player and an iPod docking station. Home-away-from-home comforts throughout include air conditioning, ceiling fans, satellite TVs, mini-refrigerators (stocked on the day arrival only) and coffee makers. Set just behind close to the bird sanctuary is the unique Gauguin cottages with their own individual splash pools. Designed as semi-private sanctuaries for couples, each one consists of two thatched-roof rondovals (one a bedroom and the other a bathroom/dressing room), as well as splash pools with paved sundecks, many of them overlooking the lagoon. Woven bamboo ceilings, uneven whitewashed walls and cool terracotta tiling establish their charming Caribbean theme, whilst the beach is no more than fifty-yards away.
In keeping with Galley Bay's tranquil, escapist ambience, recreational activities tend to be of a relaxing nature and guests are generally quite content to sunbathe on the sands or around the landscaped swimming pool. Those in the mood for a little action, however, can take advantage of the tennis court, air-conditioned fitness room or non-motorized watersports, such as windsurfing, sailing, snorkeling and kayaking. Massages are also available on-site, scuba-diving can be arranged nearby, whilst golf on two 18-hole golf courses are less than 30-minutes drive away. Dining is also an important part of any stay at Galley Bay, the European Executive Chef specializing in Euro-Caribbean cuisine that makes the most of fresh local produce and seafood. Guests seeking a change from the a la carte fine dining experience of The Sea Grape can enjoy the grilled fare of the more intimate Gauguin restaurant, both dining venues alfresco and just steps from the Caribbean Sea. Or guests can also experience fine dining at Ismay's restaurant (an additional surcharge applies for this dining option). Afternoon tea, evening hors d'oeuvres, live entertainment, cocktail parties and Caribbean barbecues all contribute to the hotels sociable, tropical ambiance, whilst the personal service from the staff contributes to its exceptionally high repeat-guest quota.

Distance from hotel to the capital city of St. John, 10 minutes. Distance from hotel to V.C. Bird International Airport (ANU), 25 minutes.

  • Activities Desk
  • Bars
  • Beach
  • Beauty Salon ($)
  • Bicycles
  • Boutique
  • Car Rental Desk ($)
  • Currency Exchange
  • Entertainment
  • Fishing ($)
  • Fitness Center
  • Game Room
  • Games (board)
  • Gift Shop
  • Golf (18-hole, nearby) ($)
  • Horseshoes
  • Internet Access
  • Kayaks
  • Laundry Service ($)
  • Library
  • Lounges
  • Massage Services ($)
  • Physician ($)
  • Pool (freshwater)
  • Snorkeling
  • Table Tennis
  • Tennis
  • Wedding Gazebo ($)
  • Windsurfing

($) Denotes a fee may be charged. Please note: Some hotel amenities listed above may have an additional fee associated with them.

Arrival/Departure Time:
Check-in-time: 3:00 pm Check-out-time: 12:00 pm

Children Policy:
No children under 16 years old are permitted at the resort. Children are charged at the adult rate, in existing bedding.

Maximum Occupancy:

  • Gauguin Cottage w/Pool – 2 adults.
  • Superior Beachfront – 2 adults.
  • Deluxe Beachfront – 2 adults.
  • Premium Beachfront Suite – 3 adults*.

Please Note:  (*) The Premium Beachfront Suite will allow 3 adults, with the extra person utilizing a rollaway bed.

  • Gauguin Cottage With Pool, Situated on the edge of a bird sanctuary lagoon, starting just 50 yards from the beach, each romantic cottage consists of two separate thatched rondovals – one for sleeping – the other a bath/dressing room, connected by a sheltered breezeway. The plunge pools are either rectangular or freeform in shape, each one concealed from its neighbor by a combination of the lush tropical vegetation and screens made from natural Spanish heather. Flanked by paved sun decks, they measure either 7 feet by 9 feet or 7 feet by 13 feet and are either step- up or level to the ground. Bedding: 1 king bed.
  • Superior Beachfront, Elegant rooms in one-story buildings with vaulted ceilings and private patio located directly on 3/4-mile white sand beach. Bedding: 1 king bed.
  • Deluxe Beachfront, These rooms are well appointed and spacious, larger than the Superior Beachfront rooms, with walk-in closets, large beach patios (with beach shower) and modern designer bathrooms. Walk directly onto the beach from the lower level rooms. Second floor rooms have private balconies. Bedding: 1 king bed.
  • Premium Beachfront, the hotel’s largest and most luxurious accommodations feature a bedroom and sunken living room with a wet bar overlooking a spectacular ocean view. Each suite has its own private balcony/patio situated directly on the beach with his and her showers/basins and separate bathtub. This category also includes complimentary internet access, a DVD player and an iPod docking station. Bedding: 1 king bed.

Recent Room Upgrades:  All rooms have been recently upgraded (in 2010) with new furniture and soft goods.

All accommodations include: telephones (direct dial), television (satellite), air conditioning, alarm clock radio, bathrobes, shower, coffee maker, hairdryer, iron (on request), ironing board (on request), safe deposit box and ceiling fan.

  • Refrigerator (mini) Mini refrigerator is stocked only on day of arrival with water, beer and soda. There is a minimal cost for replenishment.
  • Rollaway Bed A rollaway is only permitted in the Premium Beachfront Suite category.

Specific bedding and/or special requests are fulfilled based on availability and cannot always be guaranteed.

Gauguin Bar General Opening Hours: 11:00am until 11:00pm

Lounge Bar, After dinner aperitif and stay as long as you want. The perfect ending to a perfect day.

Teepee Bar, A cone-shaped, thatched-roof bar located on the beach. Hors d’oeuvres are served in the early evening at 6pm.

Gauguin Restaurant(*), Smaller more intimate venue with casual, grill-type fare beneath individual thatched huts. Open for lunch and dinner. Same day reservations are necessary for dinner.

(*) Denotes reservation is required.  

Ismay’s, is a stunning timber building situated at the southern end of the 3/4 mile white sand beach adjacent to the beautiful shell bay. Menu offers guests the best of the islands local flavors with everything from classic West Indian “roti” to seafood gumbo and the classic rastafarian dish “ital”. Open for dinner 7 days a week (for all inclusive guests; adults & children a supplement applies). supplement is $35.00 per person.

Sea Grape Restaurant, Spacious open air restaurant right on the ocean where you will be treated to exotic flavors of the Caribbean with award-winning sumptuous a la carte dishes created by our master chef.

Dress Code Information:

Day time:

In the restaurants, shoes must be worn and bathing suits should be covered and dry.

Evening Time (after 6:30pm):

All restaurants and bar areas: Long pants, stylish jeans, dresses and skirts are permitted. Dress shoes and dress sandals are allowed (No flip flops or tennis shoes in the evening). Short or long sleeved shirts (no t-shirts or tank top/sleeveless shirts).


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