Galley Bay Resort & Spa
About the hotel
Galley Bay Resort & Spa is the meeting place of luxury and beauty, where refined and unpretentious indulgence combines with the turquoise seascapes of the Caribbean Sea. This boutique hideaway is nestled between a sweeping three-quarter-mile powder-white beachfront and verdant tropical foliage, and focuses on exceptional all-inclusive experiences. Galley Bay Resort & Spa will welcome you into a world of refinement, where you can decompress, escape from the world, and enjoy living the dream amid 40 acres of gorgeous gardens. Each room or suite provides an unprecedented sense of privacy with all the finest amenities, and 3 al fresco dining options await you with delicious dishes and stunning views. It's easy to see how Galley Bay Resort & Spa was named among the "Top 100 resorts of the World" and among the "Top 10 Best Resorts for Romance in the Caribbean". Experience the Caribbean with finesse and distinction at Galley Bay Resort & Spa.
- Luxury adults-only retreat in the beautiful landscapes of Antigua
- Most accommodations enjoy a beachforont location with easy beach access
- Go Green programme ensures the resort is environmentally friendly
At a glance
Galley Bay Resort & Spa combines the best elements of luxury living with stunning beachfront locations.
Superior Beachfront Rooms
Located directly on the beach, these vaulted-ceiling rooms are traditionally furnished to evoke better times, and benefit from direct beach access that places the glorious Caribbean sea just seconds away. Louvred windows, colourful local art and rattan furnishings create a mood that is quintessentially Caribbean, rounded out with a private terrace and en-suite bathrooms for your absolute comfort.
Deluxe Beachfront Rooms
Take your sun worshipping to the next level with a Deluxe Beachfront Room, located in one or two-storey buildings directly on the beach. From a Deluxe Beachfront Room you can walk straight onto the sands from the lower-level, and upper-floor rooms boast spectacular views over the Caribbean Sea. These spacious rooms also benefit from a walk-in wardrobe, a bathroom with a shower and a large beach patio with a beach shower.
Start each day with stunning views and glorious birdsong in a Gauguin Suite. Located on the cusp of the bird sanctuary lagoon, just 50 yards from the beach, each of these romantic suite consists of two thatched rondovals (one a bedroom, the other a bathroom) with a large enclosed air conditioned sitting area. The stunning ocean views can be enjoyed from the comfort of your sitting area or your private plunge pool.
Premium Beachfront Suites
The most astonishing suites at Galley Bay Resort & Spa are the Premium Suites, offering wonderfully upmarket beachfront living beautifully complemented by gleaming granite accents and dark acacia furnishings. Step outside onto your balcony or patio and you'll find a pair of comfy, all-weather rattan chaises to settle into. This is the finest way to experience Antigua.
- Living rooms with a wet bar
- Floor-to-ceiling windows
- Private furnished terraces or balconies
- Wall-mounted LCD televisions
- DVD player
- iPod alarm clocks
- WiFi access
- Individual climate control
- Gilchrist & Soames luxury amenities
- His-and-hers showers
- Deep, corner-installed bath for two
- Double sinks
Premium Spa Suites
Premium Spa Suites offer all the perks of a Premium Suites, but add a daily 45 Minute spa treatment per person from a set menu.
Part of the joy of staying at Galley Bay Resort & Spa is sampling finest cuisine spread across 3 alfresco restaurants,.
The Seagrape serves breakfast, lunch and dinner, offering a blend of European culinary techniques and Caribbean-Creole flavours. The laid-back beachside dining at The Seagrape comes complete with live entertainment or the relaxing metronome of the sea lapping the shoreline.
This intimate restaurant awaits you with candlelit dinners for two, specialising in dishes that merge European and Caribbean fare into timeless delights. Sit in a thatched cabana for two, watch the evening sky, and rediscover that sense of togetherness.
Ismay's Restaurant & Bar
Any special occasion is ripe for a meal at Ismay's, a beachfront restaurant and bar adjacent to the tropical gardens. Ismay's incorporates the island's fresh, local ingredients into its menu, serving up classic island specialities. This stunning timber restaurateur is situated at the southern end of the three-quarter-mile white sand beach, with beautiful views of Shell Bay. Dining at Ismay's requires a small surcharge.
The Barefoot Grill
The Barefoot Grill offers you a laid-back beachside atmosphere. Open daily for lunch, the Barefoot Grill serves up hot and tasty basket-style sandwiches such as the classic Cuban and grilled quesadillas.
Afternoon Tea & Little Treats
In addition to serving three delicious meals, the resort also provides afternoon tea, evening hors d'oeuvres, top-shelf beverages, live entertainment, cocktail parties and a Caribbean beachside barbecue on Thursday evenings.
Enjoy a cooling break from the sun or a satisfying nightcap at any of Galley Bay Resort & Spa's 3 open-air lounges.
Make a point of stopping by the distinctive TeePee Bar, famous for the Galley Bay Resort & Spa Special, a delightful frozen mixture of Cavalier light rum, coconut cream, grenadine and fresh bananas.
The Lounge Bar is the ideal place to kick back and enjoy your cocktail of choice, or perhaps enjoy a few fine hors d'oeuvres in a comfortable, social setting.
The Gauguin Bar welcomes you into a private atmosphere, ideal for a pre-lunch or pre-dinner drink.
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.
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?
A True Paradise
Surround yourself with spectacular scenery thanks to oceanfront rooms and lagoon-view Gauguin suites that bring the beauty of Antigua straight into your room. Spacious sundecks and gorgeous al fresco restaurants and bars allow you to live and breathe the idyllic landscapes.
Swooping pelicans, majestic frigate birds and elegant herons are just a handful of Galley Bay's numerous bird sanctuary residents. You might even be fortunate enough to spot a bright-red ghost crab.
Galley Bay Resort & Spa is a romantic hideaway for couples, with a particular charm for honeymooners or those planning a distinguished wedding. From private beachfront dinners to secluded suites with private plunge pools, Galley Bay Resort & Spa is the lovers' escape of your dreams.
Complimentary water sports come as standard at Galley Bay Resort & Spa, as do outdoor activities such as cycling and tennis. If you want to work on your physique, try the air-conditioned fitness centre. Just beyond the resort's grounds are stunning dive spots and amazing golf.
Depending on your room, there are a range of indulgent facilities awaiting you:
- iPod alarm clocks
- Quality furnishings
- Beach showers
- Private patios or verandahs
- Gilchrist & Soames bath amenities
Relax Your Body and Mind
Choose from an amazing array of face, body and massage treatments each designed to refresh, relax and rejuvenate your entire being.
The stunning three-quarter-mile crescent of sand that frames Galley Bay Resort & Spa is a fantastic natural playground for a host of non-motorised water sports:
- Stand Up Paddle Boarding
- Hobie Cat Sailing
- Sunfish Sailing
- Diving excursions
There are loads of ways to have fun and stay dry:
- Table Tennis
Get out and explore Antigua with a fabulous excursion:
- Adventure Antigua Extreme Circumnavigation
- Adventure Antigua Eco-Tour
- Wadadli Cats
- Excellence Catamaran Cruises
- Stingray City
- Nightwing Charters
- Antigua Rainforest Zipline & Kayak Adventure
- Antigua Rainforest Canopy Tour
- Tropical Adventure 4x4 Discovery
- Full Island Tour
- Tropical Adventure Land & Sea Tour
- Shirley Heights
- Pinchin Bay Picnic
Envelope yourself in birdsong and the tranquilly of the lagoon at the Indulge Spa. An extensive range of therapeutic, rejuvenating treatments are available, using Pevonia Botanic skincare products ranging from body wraps and facials to a romantic Swedish massage for two. An à la carte spa menu is available on request, and you can get a new perspective on your therapy from tree-top treatment rooms.
For a new look or a quick refresh, the salon will bring you back into style with cuts, colour and styling wizardry for special occasions. You can also treat yourself to a manicures, pedicures and and treatments so you can look your best during your stay.
Stunning Destination Weddings
The three-quarter-mile white-sand beach that makes Galley Bay Resort & Spa so striking serves as the ultimate romantic escape and the perfect choice for one-of-a-kind destination weddings.
The Elite Wedding Package
- Decorated Site for the Wedding Ceremony (the wedding is set up for a maximum of 6 persons)
- Best Man or Maid of Honour (if needed)
- Bouquet of Fresh Local Flowers for the Bride
- Boutonniere for the Groom
- Wedding Cake (Single Tier)
- One Bottle of Sparkling Wine
- All Hotel Taxes and Gratuities
- Hors D'Oeuvres
- Private Dinners
- Additional Wine
- Beauty Treatments
- Local Entertainment such as Steel Bands
- And More
The outstandingly beautiful tropical vegetation, powdery beaches, and aquamarine coastline of Galley Bay Resort & Spa is an exceptional location for an all-inclusive honeymoon.
Romance & Private Package
- Romantic champagne picnic on secluded beach
- An evening of in-room romance package with candles, flower petals and aromatic bath oils
- Two massages (one each) with trained masseuse
- Two matching galley bay bath robes
Pampered & Indulged Package
- Champagne continental breakfast in bed
- Two soothing 1-hour aromatherapy massages (one each)
- A his & hers treatment of choice (manicure, pedicure or facial) per person
- A spa pack of body products
- Two matching galley bay bath robes
Make any special occasion even more special with by choosing to celebrate in the luxurious environs of Galley Bay Resort & Spa
Renewal of Vows Package
- Decorated site for the ceremony (the renewal of vows celebration is set up for a maximum of 6 people)
- Services of the wedding coordinator
- Commemorative certificate
- A renewal of vows cake (single tier)
- One bottle of sparkling wine to toast the ceremony
Galley Bay Resort & Spa offers a wide range of eco-friendly initiatives to preserve and protect the local area, including:
- A state-of-the-art reverse osmosis water purification plant which produces fresh water from the sea.
- Use of recycled paper products
- Energy-efficient lighting
- Sensored air-conditioning that detect open doors
- Expertly trained staff who understand the importance of conserving engergy
- Re-use of waste for practical purposes, including re-using kitchen oil to fuel local farm vehicles
- Waste food is separated and given to local farmers for feed processing
- Installation of solar water heaters in the newly completed premium suites
- On-site herb, fruit and vegetable garden delivering the freshest ingredients to the table
- Non-motorised watersports
- And much more.
Galley Bay Resort & Spa has been awarded the Green Globe Certificate for sustainable tourism highlighting their commitment to making positive contributions to people and the planet.
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