Sat on the west coast of Antigua with access to three quarters of a miles worth of pristine sandy beach, the Galley Bay Resort is the place to let all your cares and worries drift away on the warm winds of the Caribbean. This is an all inclusive resort and strictly adult only, leaving the staff to take care of all your needs so you are free to relax and enjoy the tropical surroundings.
40 acres of spectacularly lush gardens means you have a great place to experience the paradise that is Antigua. Fantastic facilities and the rooms just metres from the beach mean you can roll out of bed and straight onto the beach for that morning swim or sunbathe.
There is a wealth of water-based adventures on your doorstep, with diving and snorkelling on offer so you can explore the secrets of the deep amongst the reefs and shipwrecks. There are free lessons and equipment loans for non-motorised water sports, or if you want to stay dry there are tennis courts, rental bicycles and a fully-equipped gym as well.
If you want to take care of yourself there are a multitude of spa packages to choose from, with outdoor treatments as well so you can feel pampered while enjoying the panoramic views out over the lagoon.
With the stunning views and fabulous amenities, it’s not hard to see why Galley Bay has been named one of the ‘top 100 resorts in the world’.
Premium Beachfront Suites – With a gorgeous beachfront location and all the comforts and amenities you would come to expect from a luxury resort, the premium suites offer something sophisticated and stylish, with granite, dark woods and tropical photographs. Step into the sunken living room and out of the doors to admire the incredible views, or slump back onto the soft sheets and throws on the king size beds. Technology is minimal but when you want to keep in touch with the world there is everything you need. The bathrooms feature double sinks and showers, a bath for two, luxury toiletries and fluffy towels, and out on the balcony there are comfy furnishes and a beach shower.
Galley Bay Cottages – Reflecting a Tahitian lifestyle with an air of privacy, these cottages have access to peaceful lagoons, a sanctuary for birds and wildlife. Greenery and solitude surrounds you and they are the perfect place to unplug and relax, especially popular with newlyweds. The twin-peaked thatched roofs poke above the gardens, and inside there are whitewashed walls, bamboo ceilings and splashes of colour, all kept cool by individual air conditioning units. You have a bath/shower and dressing area where you can prepare for the morning while you feel the warm breezes wash over you, and the private patio leads out onto the plunge pool – perfect for a romantic dip.
Superior Beachfront Rooms – Steeped in traditional Caribbean style, these rooms are located right on the beach so you can roll out of bed and into the warm waters in seconds. High ceilings, private terraces and en-suite bathrooms (showers only) combine with rattan furnishings and colourful local art so will get a real sense of where you are.
Deluxe Beachfront Rooms – These more spacious rooms feature all of the amenities of the superior type, with walk-in closets and large beach patios with a shower to wash the sand off before returning to your room. Rooms on lower levels have beach access in seconds while the upper levels boast spectacular panoramic views over the sparkling waters of the Caribbean.
Premium Beachfront Spa Suite (coming soon) – For those seeking a healthy option or a kick start to a new and better lifestyle, there is now a range of spa holidays. The Spa Suite package includes five 45-minute treatments within a one week a stay, complete with robes and comprehensive spa packs. The list is extensive and all treatments use Pevonia products.
Restaurants & Bars
Sea Grape Restaurant – With weekly Caribbean BBQs and live steel drum music, the Sea Grape is a warm and friendly atmosphere in which to enjoy your meal, and the staff will make you feel right at home.
Gauguin Restaurant & Bar – A truly romantic setting for the evening, with seating for two in the cabanas. Candlelight and gently swaying palms enhance the experience, and a thatched roof above your heads and sea breezes washing over you as you eat. The menu changes daily and fuses West Indian, Pacific and European cuisine, along with a variety of fine wines by the glass.
Ismay’s Restaurant & Bar – At the southern end of the spectacular beach, this timber building offers views over the beautiful Shell Bay and the menu is packed full of local island flavours. For those looking for something a bit more special, a small surcharge enables you to celebrate that special occasion or romantic evening while dining with views out over the Caribbean.
TeePee Bar – Famous for the Galley Bay Special, the distinctive TeePee bar with its high-peaked roof greets its guests with great views any time of the day or night, and is a popular spot for guests to mingle.
Lounge Bar – A great place for cocktails and to sit and relax in a setting befitting a luxury Caribbean resort, it even boats live nightly entertainment and bands.
Dress Code: In the restaurants, shoes are worn and bathing suites are covered. After 6:30 pm, men wear shirts with collars and short or long sleeves (no T-shirts or tank tops) and long pants or stylish jeans (no shorts, Capri or 3/4 pants); and women wear dresses, skirts, long pants or stylish jeans, culottes or in the summer tailored Bermuda-length shorts (no “short shorts” or cut-offs).
For the utmost in relaxation and pampering, Galley Bay invite guests to explore Indulge, our beautiful new spa, which made its debut in January 2008. Indulge is inspired by the distinctive look of our 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’s emphasis on couples.
Prices: Please email us for any prices required and availability information. This way we can offer you the most up to date special offers.