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Galley Bay Resort & Spa

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Galley Bay Resort & Spa, an intimate, Caribbean hideaway, delights guests with its refined, unpretentious atmosphere and its relaxing, all-inclusive pricing. It's glimmering turquoise seascapes and lush tropical gardens create a relaxing, natural setting for those who want to decompress and escape from the world. The focal point is the three-quarter-mile white sand beach on the clear, warm Caribbean, where you can recline in the shade of a palm tree, soak up the sun or enjoy a refreshing swim and complimentary non-motorised water-sports. The boutique property's 98 guest rooms are set amid 40 acres of beautiful tropical gardens, providing a sense of privacy. The newly-renovated Gauguin Suites with new air-conditioned lounges, hidden amid the gardens, offer lagoon views and concealed individual splash pools for private dips. No wonder Galley Bay Resort & Spa was named in the "Top 100 resorts of the World" and among the "Top 10 Best Resorts for Romance in the Caribbean".

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Terms and conditions – Subject to Availability. Free Resort Transfers valid for stays of 7Nts+. Spa Discount applies to the main spa menu pricing, valid for first treatment only. Per person price based on 2 adults sharing on select dates, including return flights, APD tax, fuel charges, in–flight meals, luggage allowance, and all inclusive meal plan. Regional & weekend flight supplements apply, price correct at the time of publication based on the lowest flight booking class seats.

Accommodation

Accommodations all have air conditioning, terra cotta tiled floors, louvered windows, ceiling fans, mini-refrigerators (stocked on arrival only with water, beer and soda - minimal cost for replenishment), hair dryers, coffee machines, bathrobes, in-room safes, and bathrooms with his and hers showers and a large soaking tub. All rooms have one (1) king bed, televisions and telephones. Free Wifi available.


Gauguin Suites

  • The Gauguin Suites are situated on the edge of a bird sanctuary lagoon, starting just 50 yards from the beach.
  • Each romantic suite consists of two thatched rondovals with a large enclosed air conditioned sitting area that provides views of the garden and plunge pool - one rondoval is the bedroom - the other a bath/dressing room (shower only).
  • Gauguin Suites have cool white tile flooring with stone accents. Each Gauguin Suite has a plunge pool which is either rectangular or freeform in shape, each one concealed from its neighbour by a combination of the lush tropical vegetation and screens made from natural wood branches.
  • Flanked by paved sun decks with outdoors shower they either step-up or level to the ground

Superior Beachfront Rooms

  • These traditional single level rooms are located directly on the beach and feature vaulted ceilings, private terraces and en suite bathrooms with showers only.
  • A few seconds is all it takes to get from bed to sea, whilst rattan furnishings, louvered windows and colorful local art create a mood that is quintessentially Caribbean.

Deluxe Beachfront Rooms

  • Located in one or two-storey buildings on the beach, these more spacious rooms feature walk-in closets, bathrooms with showers and large beach patios with beach showers.
  • Guests can walk straight out onto the sands from the lower level rooms, whilst upper floor rooms boast spectacular views over the Caribbean Sea.

Premium Beachfront Suites

  • The first thing you'll notice about your Premium Beachfront Suite is the fabulous beachfront location. Then you'll quickly realise that the suite accommodations offer all the comforts and amenities you'd expect of an award-winning resort. They're especially proud of their 32 new Premium Suites, which offer a stylish departure in décor from their original Caribbean-style rooms.
  • These suites have a luxurious feel, with gleaming granite, tropical photographs and dark acacia wood furnishings that are both understated and refined.
  • Step down into the sunken living room and open the sliding, floor-to-ceiling doors, then perch on a stylish sofa to enjoy the sea breeze and stellar views. You'll also notice the opulent feel of 400-thread-count sheets and the cozy throws that grace the new king beds.
  • We know that many of the longstanding guests at Galley find the guestrooms mercifully free of technology, and they will continue to make those total-escape rooms available. On the other hand, for those of you who can't bear to part with your Blackberry and 24/7 access to the rest of the world, they've installed wireless Internet access as well as 32-inch, flat-screen, wall-mounted TVs, iPod alarm clocks and DVD players.
  • You can opt for naturally air-cooled bliss with ceiling fans and sea breezes, or set the individually controlled air conditioning - it's up to you.
  • The graciously appointed, spacious bathrooms are equipped with his-and-hers showers, a deep, corner-installed soaking tub for two, double sinks, a magnifying mirror for makeup and shaving, fluffy white towels and luxurious Gilchrist & Soames toiletries.
  • Step outside onto your balcony or patio and you'll find a pair of comfy, all-weather rattan chaises to settle into, as well as a beach shower.

 

Dining

Part of the joy of staying at Galley Bay Resort & Spa is dining at the three alfresco restaurants*. Farm-fresh offerings are prepared with care under the direction of award-winning Executive Chef Andrew "Stan" Baxter, who carefully melds Caribbean with Continental into wonderfully original dishes. On the menu, you'll recognise his distinctive touch in dishes like the Blue Mountain Coffee-dusted beef tenderloin, served with a spiced mango Béarnaise, accompanied by sweet potato mille-feuille, or the cornmeal-crusted yellowfin tuna and cherry tomato confit, served with a basil aioli.


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Sea Grape

  • The Sea Grape restaurant boasts warm, friendly service by outstanding wait staff that will make you feel right at home. Be sure to join in the festivities at the weekly Caribbean barbecue, when the gentle sound of the waves and live steel-drum music accompany your meal.

Gauguin

  • The romance continues at Gauguin. Here, you'll dine in a cabana for two by flickering candlelight among the palm trees, literally steps from the sea, with only a thatched roof between you and the evening sky.
  • The varied menu, which changes daily, blends the cuisines of the west Indies, the Pacific Rim and Europe. Enjoy a variety of wines by the glass with your dinner, perhaps starting with the curry-scented spinach soup with roasted corn or peppered yellowfin tuna, followed by pan-fried fillet of butterfish with sweet chili sauce and stir-fried vegetables.
  • Top off your meal with fresh-brewed coffee and a sweet surprise, like the delightfully decadent créme brulee.

Ismay's Restaurant & Bar

  • Try the newest beachfront restaurant Ismay's Restaurant & Bar - a stunning timber building situated at the southern end of the ¾ mile white sand beach adjacent to the beautiful shell bay.
  • Menu offers guests the best of islands local flavours with everything from classic west indian "roti" to seafood gumbo and the classic Rastafarian dish "ital".
  • An additional charge of approximately $USD35pp applies.

Barefoot Grill

  • The Barefoot Grill is the newest spot for snack cuisine. It provides the opportunity to chit-chat with the Chef to create your own culinary delight from homemade burgers to kebabs. The aroma of the grill will lure you in for tasty bites that can be enjoyed beach side or at one of our picturesque gazebos.

Dress Code

In the restaurants, shoes are worn and bathing suites are covered and dry. Evening Time (after 6:30pm), all restaurants and bar areas: Long pants, stylish jeans, dresses, skirts 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).

Lounges & Bars

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Enjoy a cooling break from the sun by day or a satisfying nightcap at any one of Galley Bay Resort & Spa's three open-air lounges. All three serve a wonderful selection of cooling Caribbean cocktails, top-shelf liquor and wines by the glass, along with nonalcoholic beverages.


TeePee Bar

  • Make a point of stopping by the distinctive TeePee Bar, with its high peaked roof. It's famous for the Galley Bay Resort & Spa Special, a delightful frozen mixture of Cavalier light rum, coconut cream, grenadine and fresh bananas. The TeePee Bar is a popular gathering spot where guests enjoy each other's company and spectacular sea views, both day and night.

Lounge Bar

  • The Lounge Bar is a fine place to enjoy cocktails and hors d'oeuvres in a comfortable, social setting, and enjoy live nightly entertainment.

Gauguin Bar

  • For the utmost in romance, the Gauguin Bar welcomes guests before and after lunch and dinner in a lovely setting with a very private atmosphere.

The Galley Bay Coffee Shop

  • New for 2016 and open daily from 07:00 - 22:30, you are treated to endless drink options including premium coffee and some super tasty treats to go along with it. Enjoy whatever you choose in the lounge or take your treats outdoors into the sunshine.

Rum Shack

  • New for 2016, this dedicated Rum Shack is perfectly placed in the gardens by the lagoon and is open between 18:00 - 23:00 every day. You can't come to the Caribbean without sampling rum, whether it be straight up, with ice or in an expertly prepared cocktail, this is the place to sample over 20 rums from across the Caribbean and learn all about their heritage, history and culture. Learn something new and find a new favourite drink, what more could you want?

Ismay's Bar

  • Try the newest beachfront restaurant Ismay's Restaurant & Bar - after dinner, enjoy a wide variety of drinks at the full liquor bar.

 

* Restaurants open on rotation basis.


Facilities

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  • At Galley Bay Resort & Spa, you're literally surrounded by spectacular scenery. From the oceanfront rooms and lagoon-view Gauguin cottages to the spacious sundecks and charming al fresco restaurants and lounges, the spectacular sugar-white sands and the ever-changing hues of the sea and lagoon will make your stay unforgettable.
  • At the 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 Resort & Spa'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.
  • Romance and relaxation are always on the agenda at Galley Bay Resort & Spa, making this an idyllic hideaway for all couples, especially honeymooners and those planning a distinctive wedding or reception.
  • By day, guests are welcome to enjoy complimentary non-motorised water sports and other outdoor activities such as bicycling and tennis, and to work out in the air-conditioned fitness center.
  • Those who wish to explore beyond the resort's grounds, can arrange dive and golf trips for an additional fee.
  • Adventurous excursions, sightseeing and shopping outings also are available.
  • Premium touches abound. Depending on the room you book, you may find wireless Internet service and iPod alarm clocks as well as quality furnishings, beach showers, and private patios or verandahs.
  • The new spa and salon facilities will raise the bar for pampering at Galley Bay Resort & Spa.

Leisure

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Indulge Spa & Salon

  • For the utmost in relaxation and pampering, we invite guests to explore Indulge, the beautiful new spa, which made its debut in January 2008. 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.

Dive & Snorkel

  • At Galley Bay Resort & Spa, the beach is never far away. Just a few steps from your room, the three-quarter-mile-long beach is the perfect place for a cooling swim or an invigorating beach walk. If you've always wanted to explore the under-sea world, this is the time. Snorkeling equipment and caring instruction is complimentary at Galley Bay Resort & Spa.
  • If you prefer your water flat, not fizzy, the free-form pool and its distinctive waterfall provide ample space to practice your strokes, and plenty of deck space and chaise lounges for reclining, reading, and soaking up the sun. If you're staying in the Gauguin cottages, you also can enjoy private swims in your own splash pool overlooking the lagoon, where you'll enjoy great views of spectacular native birds and wildlife.

  • Dive

    • Antigua and its sister island, Barbuda, both are surrounded by coral reefs, walls and shipwrecks, and sea life is plentiful, so adventurous spirits can make the most of their vacation by checking out the wide range of dive sites available. Dive depths are relatively shallow, ranging from 25 to 80 feet, with some deeper sites around 180 feet.
    • Those who'd like to visit some of the 20 nearby dive sites or take a lesson can do so with Mamora Dive Center. The nearby dive shop picks up guests on site and can arrange one - or two - tank dives. Especially popular are excursions to Cades Reef, part of which is now protected by Antigua's underwater park. With shallow depths of only 30 to 50 feet, and clear warm water, the reef supports a wide array of colorful sea life.
    • You'll be fascinated by the wreck of the Andes, a three-masted merchant ship which sank bow-first after a dramatic onboard conflagration in June 1905. A popular shallow-water dive, the Andes sits at 30-foot depths in nearby Deep Bay. Kids 10 and up are welcome to come along, after being deemed seaworthy by the shop's staff. Equipment rentals are included in the cost of any lesson or excursion.
    • The southern and eastern coasts of Antigua are considered to offer the most consistent diving. For more advanced divers, the ledge of Sunken Rock off the island's southern coast is a popular site, with a ledge at 30 feet that plummets to 150 feet, occupied by a welcoming committee of stingrays and barracuda.
    • Nearby, the island of Barbuda offers diving among many relatively unexplored wrecks. Because dive facilities are more limited on Barbuda, it's best to arrange in advance for transportation of diving gear by plane when planning a dive excursion from its shores.

    Mamora Bay Divers - Dive Shop

    • Galley Bay Resort & Spa is affiliated with The Mamora Bay Divers Dive Shop located at the St. James's Club. It is a locally owned company of experienced PADI certified international divers providing a full service dive shop.
    • The open water dive instructor, Linda Swann is the multilingual certified PADI Dive instructor, she offers over 15 years of experience with over 10,000 dives under her belt. Linda has been diving Antigua's best dive sites and surrounding waters for over 5 years. Be sure to pick up a brochure for complete details and pricing.
      • Full PADI certification
      • Daily 2 tank dives
      • 3 and 5 Day Packages
      • Retail Outlet
      • Dive Equipment Hire
      • Tank Fills
      • Fully Fitted Dive Boat
      • Advanced Dive Courses

    Please note Dive shop is closed on Saturdays.


    Sea Sports

    • On Galley Bay Resort & Spa's beautiful, three-quarter-mile crescent of sand, the inviting sea is a fantastic natural playground for a host of non-motorised water sports. All lessons and equipment are included, just another luxurious reason to choose an all-inclusive stay at Galley Bay Resort & Spa.
    • Try your hand at sailing a Sunfish for a remarkable view of the coast from offshore. You can ply the waters in a sea kayak and navigate the waves as you explore the extreme, rocky reaches of the beautiful cove. You'll enjoy the view - and you'll likely be viewed as you make your way up and down the shore - by the celebrity neighbours whose elaborate homes overlook Galley Bay Resort & Spa.
    • For a real workout, you can make the most of the breezes with a windsurfing experience, and if you're new to the sport, the able staff is more than happy to help you find your feet and teach you the ins and outs of the equipment.
    • To truly take to the seas, there's nothing like sailing aboard a catamaran, and the Hobie-style boats are at your disposal during your stay at Galley Bay Resort & Spa. You'll find that the azure waters off Galley Bay Resort & Spa boast a wide range of indigenous sea life; more than 70 species of fish make their homes in the sea surrounding Antigua.

    Fitness Centre

    • There's no reason to take a vacation from your exercise regime while you're at Galley Bay Resort & Spa. Free weights and cardio equipment let you keep up your routine - or start a new one - in the comfort of the air-conditioned Fitness Center. You can also maintain your aerobic conditioning with a run on the jogging track or along the three-quarter-mile beachfront.

    Land Sports

    • On land, you can partake of a wide array of sports and pastimes. Galley Bay Resort & Spa features an Astro-Turf tennis court for daytime play. To put a new spin on your game, join one of the clinics or arrange for personal instruction. You can also try your hand at table tennis, or borrow a bicycle for a spin around the property. Games of lawn croquet will provide opportunities to flex your competitive muscles and socialise in a gorgeous tropical setting.

    Excursions

    • Beyond the grounds of Galley Bay Resort & Spa, a host of exciting adventures are all within easy reach. 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. Savor the local Caribbean cuisine or shop in historic St. John's all only 30 minutes from the resort by car, as is Antigua's international airport.

    Entertainment

    • No Caribbean experience would be complete without the music of the islands. Galley Bay Resort & Spa makes it a point to keep its guests regularly entertained with the best local musicians, who bring island-inflected live music to the resort. Steel pan, reggae and island adaptations of classic popular music create a romantic milieu for unforgettably romantic evenings at Galley Bay Resort & Spa.

     

    *Additional costs apply for excursions and diving.

Indulge Spa & Salon

Spa

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  • For the utmost in relaxation and pampering, we invite guests to explore Indulge, the beautiful new spa, which made its debut in January 2008. 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. The spacious, multi-level hideaway features 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 Resort & Spa'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. The spa also has a second couples room and a third, air-conditioned private massage room.
  • 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 you'll be able to mix-and-match your favorites for a truly relaxing experience that's tailored just for you. Also new to the spa is a full line of world-class Pevonia Botanica skincare products, in keeping with the Indulge spa focus on nature.
  • Throughout the Indulge spa, they've also kept nature in mind by using beautiful, rustic materials that complement the colors and textures found in the Antiguan surroundings. Throughout the spa, guests enjoy the soothing beiges and browns of natural wood, the textures of rattan and wicker, the warm red of terra-cotta planters, and shimmering splashes of gold, brown and green in sumptuous fabrics, for a touch of elegance.
  • In-room treatments can also be provided for guests who desire the utmost in privacy combined with the best in spa-style pampering. You can take a bit of indulgence home with you, as beauty products used during your treatment are available for purchase, for a luxurious remembrance of Galley Bay Resort & Spa.

Salon

  • For a new look or a quick refresh while on the island, the new salon will provide you with everything from cuts, color and styling to blow-outs and up-dos for special occasions. We'll also offer manicures, pedicures and treatments so you can look your best during your stay at Galley Bay Resort & Spa.

Go Green

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  • Galley Bay Resort & Spa is constantly looking at ways to improve their 'product' whilst being conscious of their surroundings and environment. In 2007 the resort was certified by Green Globe.
  • Galley Bay Resort & Spa has a state of the art reverse osmosis water plant, which takes salt water from the sea through a purification process to produce fresh water. After leaving the reverse osmosis plant, water is passed through a lime filter to neutralise the water hardness as well as injected with chlorine to kill any bacteria still left in the water. The final product leaves them with a water quality that is 50% better than what is required by U.S. standards set up as a bench mark for municipalities throughout the United States, and therefore perfectly safe to drink.
  • Galley Bay Resort & Spa as a routine daily schedule, checks and tests the water at the different storage facilities around the property, laundry, food outlets, bars, pools as well as a random testing of different guest rooms throughout the property. This is done to meet and maintain the criteria that is required throughout the hospitality industry, and to ensure the water is safe to drink.
  • They are in the process of buying a water bottling plant for the hotel, which would allow them to bottle their own water into re-useable glass bottles. They would then be able to distribute these glass bottles throughout the hotel saving on the amount of plastic bottles thrown away each day.

Weddings

Caressing the edge of a stunning ¾ mile white-sand beach, Galley Bay is the ultimate romantic escape and the perfect choice for one-of-a-kind weddings that are limited only by your imagination. Reflecting an ambience of island-style luxury, such as its lovely, rustic beachfront gazebo and spectacular beach and garden settings ensure both a ceremony and a honeymoon to remember forever.


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Elite Wedding Package

  • Services of a wedding co-ordinator, marriage officer and witness (if required)
  • Normal government fees, Registrar costs and ceremony charges
  • Bouquet of fresh, local garden flowers for the bride
  • Decorated wedding venue 
  • Boutonniere for the groom 
  • Wedding cake (one tier)
  • One bottle of champagne 
  • All taxes and gratuities

Complimentary Wedding Package*

The above wedding package is FREE for couples staying 12 nights or more at Galley Bay Resort & Spa in a Deluxe Room or higher.


*Some restrictions apply, may not be combinable with some offers and/or packages. Does not apply to Gauguin Cottage or Superior Room.


Optional Extras

Optional extras include photography, videos, hors d'oeuvres, private dinners, additional champagne, beauty treatments and local entertainment such as steel bands*.


Honeymoons

The lush beauty of tropical vegetation, a white sand beach lapped by the brilliant Caribbean Sea and an all-inclusive plan that provides for all the basics - including romantic dinners, snorkeling adventures and lovely accommodations - make Galley Bay Resort & Spa a naturally romantic spot for a honeymoon.


Anniversaries

Caressing the edge of a stunning ¾ mile white-sand beach, Galley Bay is the ultimate romantic escape and the perfect choice for celebrating your anniversary. To make the day even more memorable, consider renewing your vows. Reflecting an ambience of island-style luxury, such as its lovely, rustic beachfront gazebo and spectacular beach and garden settings ensure a ceremony to remember forever.


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Renewal of Vows Package*

  • Services of the wedding co-ordinator
  • Decorated nuptial venue 
  • Services of the registrar 
  • A Renewal of Vows cake 
  • A bottle of chilled champagne to toast the ceremony

Optional Extras

Such services include photography, videos, hors d'oeuvres, private dinners, additional champagne and beauty treatments*.


Documentation Required

Original marriage certificate & valid passports or photo identification.


Date & Time of Ceremony

While specific requests can be made, Galley Bay cannot guarantee a specific time for the Renewal of Vows ceremony prior to your arrival. Ceremonies are generally performed between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m., but not on weekends or public holidays.

 

*Additional charges apply.



You will be required to present a copy of your wedding certificate at time of check in

 



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