We booked a Premium Beachfront Suite for 2 weeks in January to celebrate my 50th Birthday... and to have a total switch off. We have been to the Caribbean many times, but this was our first time at Galley Bay, and also our first time in January - which was noticeable cooler and less humid than in March - May (although still a lovely 28c average during the day). Having read such excellent reviews we did wonder if the resort could actually live up to them... it did! The location is wonderful, although the storms crossing the atlantic certainly effected the sea, which was rough for several days. The location of our room, ground floor, right on the beach, was the main reason for picking this hotel... to be able to walk from our room into the sea for a 'wake up' swim was just heaven, and sunbathing right outside the room made life very easy. The food was consistently very good at The Seagrape and Gauguin and was excellent at Ismay's, the wine was very drinkable (and served in decent sized glasses!). We had a private dinner on the beach to celebrate my birthday - Mike, Mike & his staff made this a very special experience.... That brings me to the thing that made the holiday truly special - the Staff - They really are exceptional! Pretty much every member of staff that we met were very, very friendly and at the same time were extremely good at what they did... Althea, the lovely lady who looked after our room everyday, was so helpful & always happy, Janice & Natasha in the Teepee bar, Shylo in water sports, to name but a few who made us feel so at home, but really everyone, including all the staff behind the scenes, made it a great holiday for us.
I can understand why returning guests feel like they're at a 'home from home', you are made to feel
like you're part of the family...
One word of warning - the tiled floors in the room / bathroom are very slippery when they're wet...! That's the most negative thing I can say...!
Thank you Galley Bay, we returned to wet & windy Europe very relaxed and recharged...!!
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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