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Gray's Farm Main Road, Five Islands Village Antigua
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  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Updated 06/29/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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2021 Travelers' Choice Best of the Best
Treat yourself to an authentic Caribbean getaway at the Adults-Only Galley Bay Resort & Spa - All Inclusive, in Antigua. Set amid aquamarine seascapes, a powdery white-sand beach and lush gardens, this All-Inclusive boutique resort delights guests with a refined, yet unpretentious atmosphere. Ideal for couples and newlyweds seeking a romantic getaway, both adventure and tranquility are on the menu at this award-winning tropical paradise.
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Free parking
Free internet
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Beach
Bicycle rental
Airport transportation
Parking
Wifi
Paid wifi
Pool / beach towels
Adult pool
Outdoor pool
Fitness classes
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary instant cofffee
Poolside bar
Diving
Snorkeling
Tennis court
Entertainment staff
Evening entertainment
Fishing
Table tennis
Car hire
Spa
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Full body massage
Head massage
Massage
Salon
Adults only
Baggage storage
Concierge
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Shops
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
24-hour front desk
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Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Safe
Iron
Minibar
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
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Ocean view
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JFsB wrote a review Jun 20
Fairfield, Connecticut443 contributions442 helpful votes
I confess: this was my second stay this year, and my 5th visit in all. What brings me back is the unparalleled service (everyone from the front desk, to customer service, wait staff, housekeeping is simply wonderful) and the gorgeous beach. The food is always freshly prepared and tasty. The premium beach front suite is my preferred room category and is very comfortable. I'm glad to see tourism picking back up; there were about 120 guests in May compared to the 80 that were there in January. Having hurt my feet on the first day, I was grateful for the buggy service to get around. Also, the COVID testing couldn't have been more organized and I was amazed to get my results in less than 12 hours. If you are trying to chose between Galley Bay and any other resort, don't hesitate and book here immediately. I like the Elite Islands Resorts so much, I'm already book at the St. James in Antigua in October.
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Date of stay: May 2021
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Room Tip: I favor the beachfront suites but all rooms are fantastic
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Dear Valued Guests, It's wonderful to know that you have chosen Galley Bay twice this year as your getaway, to relax and rejuvenate during these difficult times. It is certainly nice to have life back in the resort, as we look forward to even better days ahead. The buggy service is definitely handy for anyone who may be having trouble walking. We want all of our guests to have the opportunity to experience the full expanse of the resort without any difficulty. Thank you very much indeed for your lovely review, and we look forward to welcoming you back home in the near future. Kind regards, All of Us at Galley Bay Resort & Spa, Antigua
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Saratennis wrote a review Jun 20
Boynton Beach, Florida10 contributions12 helpful votes
Loved Galley Bay. Having patio right on beach was heaven. Food could be improved on and menu updated but it was a perfect respite after the lost year of the pandemic. People were most gracious and accommodating. Hope to return. Definitely not disappointed.
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Date of stay: June 2021
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Dear Valued Guests, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience. We are always looking for areas to improve and value the input from our guests to guide us. We certainly do hope that we have the pleasure to welcome you back sometime in the future. Kind regards, All of Us at Galley Bay Resort & Spa, Antigua
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Ian S wrote a review Jun 18
Oxford, United Kingdom89 contributions26 helpful votes
Thank you Galley Bay for our fantastic 2 week holiday and especially many thanks to Cederic, Nathanial and Derek who were exceptional and attended to our every request. We stayed in Room 27 on the ground floor leading straight to the beautiful ½ mile long beach. Thank you as well Shilo and Kelly for the well run water sports centre. We enjoyed eating at Gauguin and Ismay’s but did not fancy the Seagrapes restaurant. Some exceptional staff to note are Alfred who was always smiling and worked really hard, Paulette who kept our room spotless, the talented chef Patrick, cocktail star Natasha, rain man Ordel for serving in pouring rain and to the countless other well trained staff. We do hope to return someday soon and would recommend this hotel.
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Date of stay: June 2021
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Dear Valued Guests, We are so pleased to know that you had such a wonderful stay with us at Galley Bay. It's so lovely to be welcoming guests back to the Resort and our Staff are delighted have met you and made your stay special. Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience and we truly hope that we will have the pleasure to welcome you home again in the future. Kind regards, All of Us at Galley Bay Resort & Spa, Antigua
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Karen S wrote a review Jun 16
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We are just back from an amazing trip to Antigua and stay at the Galley Bay Hotel, having extended the original 10 nights to 14 shortly after arriving from the UK, and a year of lockdown! The highlight of the hotel is the beautiful white sandy beach reached directly from our hotel room (premium beach front suites-room 27) which we walked along daily (1/2mile length) with both the Guarguin and Ismays Restaurant at either end, which alternate during the evenings. A gorgeous fresh fish lunch can always be found at Guarguin thanks to Chef Patrick, and the food at both is of a high quality. We weren't so keen on the Sea Grape (Main) restaurant, but chef Nathaniel, did his best to help remedy that and provided delicious tropical fruit for breakfast and omelettes to our own taste. The management, Cedrick and Derrick were always on hand to come around and chat and try and fix any issues that we might of had, and were very approachable. Another highlight was the fantastic water sports centre.(all included) Shilo and Kelly would regularly take us out on the Hobbie Cat, and they taught my husband to sail. They were very patient and entertaining and they would take us over to the next door bay, and snorkel over the 1905 ship wreck or visit fort Barrington. The snorkelling here and directly in front of Ismays is wonderful with lots of tropical fish to see. We took our own snorkel equipment but the hotel will provide it for you. We also tried the kayaking which is also included. There is great nightly live band entertainment with lots of dancing, even from the waitresses! It generally lasts 2 hours and finishes around 10 or 10.30pm due to the local curfew. The hotel was about 80% occupancy we were told but it never felt you were on top of other guests, and there was plenty of space to relax and swim alone. 2 weddings happened during our trip and it looked like a beautiful occasion, and certainly a good destination to get married. The staff were all friendly, and tried their best to help you, but a special mention to Natasha, who made us her own version of a Porn star Martini, Amanda at Ismays and Gaurguin, Andrea, Sadi, Sandy, Alfred with his water jugs! and Order who battled a fairly heavy tropical down poor to bring us our lunch. And not forgetting Paulette who kept our room clean and tidy despite a lot of sand being brought in from the beach!
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Date of stay: June 2021
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Dear Valued Guests, We are so pleased that you had such a wonderful experience with us at Galley Bay. We often get compliments on our staff and it is always wonderful for them to hear when they have made someone’s vacation a memorable one. We are lucky to call such a beautiful location our home and we hope that’s exactly how you felt with us as well. Thank you for taking the time to write such a wonderful review for us, we truly appreciate the feedback from our guests. We look forward to welcoming you home to Galley Bay in the future and wish you all the best for the remainder of 2021. Kind regards, All of Us at Galley Bay Resort & Spa, Antigua
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Snubes wrote a review Jun 15
Yardley, Pennsylvania28 contributions27 helpful votes
Our 11 day trip to Antigua started not on very good note. Our American Airlines flight from Newark, after numerous delays, was finally cancelled around 11pm and we were put on another flight to Antigua for next morning but from JFK airport. American arranged transportation and hotel (on them) to JFK so we finally got to our room around 1am. Very long day. Woke up to receiving a message from AA that our 8:40am flight was delayed till 2:30 pm, so went back to bed to catch a couple more hours of sleep. Finally got to our resort in Antigua around 8pm, tired but happy to finally be there. I booked 11 night stay at Galley Bay resort which is higher end mid size all inclusive resort. The crowd seemed to be 100% American with a lot of young honeymooners the first week and an older crowd the second. It appears to have maybe 60% occupancy rate. The service was a first notch though couple of nights the service at their main restaurant was slow as they were overwhelmed but no worries there were plenty of wine to keep us happy. At the time we were there they were running two restaurants for dinner every night, main one and alternating the other two. Food was very good at all of them, we stuck to the main one for dinner every night as we didn’t feel like trekking down to the far end of the resort but did have a couple of lunches there. The resort is pretty spread out so if you have mobility issues ask for the room closer to the main facilities. Though the resort can provide a golf cart transportation on request. They provided entertainment every night, different musicians every night played at main resort area from 8pm till I think 10, we never stuck around that late, enjoyed our pool instead. We opted for Gauguin pool suite. Each suite has private plunge pool that come in two sizes. Some more like a hot tubs with sitting bench all around perimeter and some are bigger in size and more like a mini pools. We asked for a bigger one so we can kind of swim around. So if size is important request the one you want. The pool deck was pretty private with fence and vegetation surrounding it, suitable for skinny dipping if so desired. The water was very warm, bath like and very enjoyable. The room was well stocked with soft drinks, beer, bottled water and coffee fixings. They also provided two bottles of wine and a bottle of champagne per stay. Other stuff was replenished daily. The suite was very clean, nicely laid out and very comfy. It has separate bedroom, large bathroom and sitting area in between, fully air conditioned. The ocean was pretty warm too and was easy to get in and out. No big waves. I read a lot of reviews saying that Ocean could be rough there so I don’t know if it depends on the time of a year but it was pretty calm when we were there first and second weeks of June. Overall resort is very well kept and very lush with tropical vegetation. All help is very friendly and polite and helpful. They take Covid precautions very serious, all employees wear masks all the time, hand sanitation stations all through out public areas and for guests masks required in enclosed areas. We felt very safe and comfortable. Resort arranges on-site Antigen Covid test at $60 per person to get back to USA with results within few hours, very convenient. I would definitely recommend this resort for someone who is looking for a lay back relaxing vacation with everything provided. If you are looking for a high pace place with a lot of action, loud music at the pool and a party atmosphere with multiple bars-this place is not for you! But if you want to stay active there are plenty of different water sports toys, day sail with captain Sean and other excursions that can be arranged to keep you busy.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Dear Valued Guests, We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us at Galley Bay, and thank you for kindly taking the time to share your experience. Galley Bay has been following all protocols throughout this pandemic, in order to keep our guests and staff safe during this time. We are glad you felt safe and well taken care of, and that this did not stop you from feeling relaxed during your stay. Our Gauguin Suites are popular with guests looking for added privacy, with our beautiful beach only a few footsteps away. It's unfortunate that you had such a difficult inbound flight, but we hope that we made up for it and that your travel home was much easier and more comfortable. Looking forward to welcoming you home sometime in the future where you can experience Galley Bay in its true glory, without restrictions. Kind regards, All of Us at Galley Bay Resort & Spa, Antigua
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PRICE RANGE
$637 - $1,080 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
galley bay hotel st. john`s, galley bay antigua, galley bay st johns, antigua galley bay
LOCATION
CaribbeanAntigua and BarbudaAntiguaSaint John ParishFive Islands Village
NUMBER OF ROOMS
98
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Frequently Asked Questions about Galley Bay Resort & Spa
Which popular attractions are close to Galley Bay Resort & Spa?
Nearby attractions include Ffryes Beach (4.9 miles), Valley Church Beach (4.4 miles), and Galley Bay Beach (0.09 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Galley Bay Resort & Spa?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Galley Bay Resort & Spa?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Galley Bay Resort & Spa?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Galley Bay Resort & Spa?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Galley Bay Resort & Spa?
Conveniently located restaurants include Stella Ristorante, Roti King, and Hemingway's Caribbean Cafe & Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Galley Bay Resort & Spa?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness center, and fitness classes during their stay.
Does Galley Bay Resort & Spa have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Galley Bay Resort & Spa offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Galley Bay Resort & Spa?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to Galley Bay Resort & Spa?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Fort Barrington (0.7 miles) and Fort James (2.0 miles).
Does Galley Bay Resort & Spa have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.