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“We are planning to make Galley Bay an annual vacation!” 5 of 5 stars
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Galley Bay Resort
4.0 of 5 Resort (All-Inclusive)   |   Galley Bay Beach Rd, St. John's, Antigua   |  
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Ranked #4 of 18 Hotels in St. John's
Bedford, Texas, United States
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“We are planning to make Galley Bay an annual vacation!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

This was one of the best vacations I've ever had. We didn't even want to leave the resort to do anything else. The resort itself is beyond beautiful and the staff are friendly and very personable. The customer service was outstanding. Food was great. It's such a feel good place which is contributed to not only the beauty and relaxing ambiance of the resort, but the wonderful individuals that work there really make you feel welcome. Rooms were extremely nice and very clean. We were lucky enough to have a beachfront on the bottom floor so we just literally opened the sliding doors and prestine turquoise water was before us. We found out pretty quickly that 5 days just isn't enough time. I'm going to shoot for 10 days next time.

Thanks Galley Bay! I love you and we'll be back. You can take that to the bank.
Catherine P

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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  • Rooms
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New York City, New York
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

My husband and I got married at Galley Bay on August 28th. I could have not asked for a more perfect place to have the wedding. The day was so stress free thanks to the wedding coordinator, Ernestine. The pictures and video also came out perfect. Our honeymoon was fantastic. ALL staff members were very welcoming and accommodating. I also appreciated the fact that everyday a manager would touch base with us to see how our stay was going. I would highly recommend Galley Bay to anyone wishing to have a destination wedding or are planning a honeymoon. Definitely plan on returning for our anniversaries.

P.S.- 4 thumbs up for the food at all 4 restaurants

Room Tip: Bottom rooms you walk right onto the beach.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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GuestAmbassador01, Guest Relations Manager at Galley Bay Resort, responded to this review, September 10, 2013
Dear NC082813,

So happy we could be part of your wonderful wedding day and honeymoon. We are thrilled that you chose Galley Bay for this most momentous occasion and look forward to welcoming you back for many happy anniversaries.

Congratulations!
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Amersham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

This was our 6th visit to Galley Bay and it's always an absolute pleasure to spend time here. The staff are so friendly and we always receive a complimentary "Welcome Home" bottle of bubbly and an invitation to the "Returners Dinner" where we have the opportunity to chat with the management and give any relevant feedback. For us this resort means peace and tranquillity and the opportunity to relax completely. The premium beachfront rooms are wonderful - very spacious with sun loungers on the patio or balcony depending on which level you are located, where you can sit and listen to the sound of the ocean. The beach is probably my favourite in Antigua and I have visited many although not all the 365 as yet! The service is excellent and the bar and restaurant staff so friendly (Janice is so cheerful and never fails to make us laugh). Ismay whilst being the longest serving member of staff has the privilege of having the fine dining restaurant named after her, where you will be very well looked after by the dapper Mike. Do try and visit here as it is an experience, particularly if you want to mark a special anniversary. Galley Bay is not for those seeking organised activities and constant entertainment but rather a small piece of paradise to relax, chill and unwind from the daily stresses of life. See you next year.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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GuestAmbassador01, Guest Relations Manager at Galley Bay Resort, responded to this review, September 7, 2013
Dear BB2511,

Thank you for your very positive comments about your recent stay with us at Galley Bay. We are thrilled that you have become part of our Galley Bay family!

Look forward to spending your next vacation with us next year.
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

We spent a week here in August and it was really enjoyable. This is a perfect low-key place for those who like to relax on a beautiful beach or by a lovely pool (or both), read a good book (or 2), and totally unwind. There is no night-life to speak of, which was fine for us. But you should have the right expectations: this is beach resort in a tropical environment. So in addition to all the enjoyable features of being on the beach (e.g., sound of waves lulling you to sleep), there will also be mosquitos, local birds that join you for breakfast, frogs chirping at night, mongooses sculking about. For us, this did not detract from a great relaxing time (indeed, except for the mosquitos and perhaps the frogs, these were all enhancements).

We stayed in a Deluxe room on the beach. It was very clean, very comfortable, but not luxurious (great AC and cable TV). The resort is beautiful and well-maintained. The beach is perfect and the layout is such that you are never very close to anyone else under your palappa. No beach service, but there is never much of a walk to get anywhere on the result.

Although we mostly relaxed on the beach or at the pool, there are activities if you are up for that. We played tennis (local pro Kelly is great), went on a half day snorkle/sail trip (Sean does a great job), and took a daily walk around the resort lake and saw all kinds of unusual birds. The spa is also very good.

Meals are good for an all-inclusive. And the service is great -- eveyone is ultra-friendly. Management is always about and takes a genuine interest in making sure you are having a good time.

Also, we are gay couple and we felt totally confortable here. We'll definately be back.

Room Tip: Be on the beach -- everyone seems to recommend the premium rooms, but our delux (one step down) was...
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Cirencester, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

We decided to visit Galley Bay to get married and have our honeymoon there we are an older couple and wanted it to be special.From the moment we arrieved they made us feel like part of their family,very welcoming,.The organisation of the wedding was very thorough and nothing was too much trouble.It was a perfect day special and intimate as we wanted,with many extras that we had not known about.One of those being a romantic dinner for two a couple of evenings later at Ismays restaurant in the gazebo where we had got married.The service is excellent,and as for the food you are spoilt for choice ,lovely restaurants hard to pick a favourite.The location ,staff,service,made this a memory never to forget.
We cannot wait to return next year for our anniversary,Thanks to Ismay the longest serving member of staff who helped make this a dream come true.

Room Tip: The premier deluxe ground floor suites are amazing ,open the curtains in the morning to your own bea...
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

A piece of paradise just gorgeous. this was everything you could dream for.
the staff were wonderful and nothing was too much to ask for.
Our room was terrific and very comfortable. the cleaning staff took great care
of us.
the food and selection was also terrific.

Room Tip: loved the beach front room..
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Congers, New York
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

We visited Galley Bay to celebrate a special birthday. From the moment of arrival until departure , the service was top notch. The beach is beautiful and we loved walking right out our sliding door to the sand and sun. The room was nicely furnished and extremely clean. The bed was quite comfortable and the bathroom was large with a big soaking tub and a shower area for two people. We enjoyed mixing beach time with time spent at the lovely pool area. The pool was very clean as well. We ate at all three of the delicious restaurants, as well as the Barefoot grill for a quick beach lunch. Service was always prompt and attentive. We will definitely be returning to this wonderful resort.

Room Tip: Room 23 was perfect
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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Address: Galley Bay Beach Rd, St. John's, Antigua
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Location: Caribbean > Antigua and Barbuda > Antigua > Saint John Parish > St. John's
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Top resorts Hotel in St. John's
#3 Family Hotel in St. John's
#3 Romantic Hotel in St. John's
#3 On the Beach Hotel in St. John's
#4 Luxury Hotel in St. John's
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Galley Bay Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 70
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Also Known As:
Galley Bay Hotel St. John`s
Galley Bay Antigua
Galley Bay St Johns
Antigua Galley Bay
Galley Bay Resort Antigua/Saint John Parish

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