Galley Bay Resort & Spa Antigua

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Spectacular seclusion and unpretentious luxury come as standard at Galley Bay Antigua. Voted one of the ‘top 100 resorts of the world’, this sanctuary of tranquillity is the perfect release from the pressures of the outside world.

Why you'll love it here

  • Adult-only all-inclusive hideaway with an air of Caribbean romance
  • Walk straight out onto the white sand beach from your Premium Beachfront Suite
  • The resort's own vegetable and herb garden supplies fresh produce to its four restaurants
  • Enjoy movies on the beach and a weekly Caribbean barbecue with local entertainment

Best For

  • Adults Only, Honeymoon,

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Included in your holiday

  • Lounge passes and meet & greet service in UK airports
  • Transfers to and from your hotel
  • All flight luggage allowances
  • Personal concierge service
  • 24/7 assistance when travelling
  • Full ATOL protection

Full accommodation information

Cross the quaint wooden bridge to one of Antigua’s best-loved all-inclusive hotels, Galley Bay, Antigua, providing an impeccable adult-only Caribbean experience like no other.

The Galley Bay Resort & Spa’s three-quarter-mile-long white sand beach and 40 acres of tropical gardens provide the backdrop for a truly tranquil getaway.

The serenity of this tropical paradise is what really sets Galley Bay apart from other Antiguan resorts. Many of its 98 Superior and Deluxe suites and rooms are just a stone’s throw from the beach and the relaxing waves of the Caribbean Sea.

From the moment you set foot into Galley Bay’s open-air lobby, you get an instant air of elegance and sophistication in this idyllic Caribbean holiday. Take life here at your own pace at Galley Bay hotel, Antigua, providing the perfect opportunity to decompress and unwind from the stresses and strains of everyday life.

The resort’s accommodation is inspired by Tahitian architecture. Dramatically located on the beachfront, the Premium Beachfront Suites have a different feel to that of the traditional Caribbean-styled Cottages. Gleaming granite, tropical photography, dark acacia wood furnishings, sunken living space and stellar panoramic views can be found in everyone.

Although the resort’s private white sand beach is the focal point, if you don’t want to venture as far as the beach, you can sit back and recline beneath one of the many palm trees or enjoy a refreshing swim in the communal freshwater pool. Animal lovers will enjoy spending time in the resort’s dedicated tortoise sanctuary, while the numerous nature trails and fishing spots are also perfect for being at one with nature.

More active types will be pleased to know there are ample opportunities to let off some steam at the Galley Bay resort in Antigua. With on-site tennis courts, fitness centre, yoga pavilion and non-motorised and motorised water sports, every day presents new and exciting opportunities.

Galley Bay Resort & Spa offers a choice of four types of perfectly-appointed accommodation, each providing the perfect home from home Caribbean experience.

Superior Beachfront Rooms

Superior Beachfront Rooms

Sleeps: 2 Adults

These semi-detached single-storey Beachfront Rooms offer direct access to the resort’s private beach via your patio. Your plush bedroom features a comfy king-size bed, spectacular vaulted ceiling, flat-screen television and Wi-Fi connectivity.
Gauguin Cottages

Gauguin Cottages

Sleeps: 2 Adults

These very popular cottages feature two separate rondavels connected by an open-air walkway, one housing an air conditioned bedroom and the other housing the bathroom which features a shower only. The rustic rooms are situated in the gardens by the lagoon and have a secluded sun deck and private plunge pool.
Deluxe Beachfront Rooms

Deluxe Beachfront Rooms

Sleeps: 2 Adults

Oozing all the charm of an authentic and indulgent Caribbean escape, the 340 sq ft double-storey Deluxe Beachfront Rooms offer expansive views of the Caribbean Sea. You kick back from your own private balcony and listen to the soothing sounds of the waves lapping against the shore and enjoy direct access to the beach via your own secluded patio. 
Gauguin Suites

Gauguin Suites

Sleeps: 2 Adults

The perfect hideaway for honeymooners and couples, these 400 sq ft Gauguin Suites are set back within the resort’s lush tropical gardens, overlooking the private lagoon. Each suite has its own plunge pool, complete with inter-connected bedroom and living space, giving guests little reason to leave their own Tahitian-style sanctuary.

The spa

If the Galley Bay Resort Antigua is your idea of rejuvenating your body and soul, make sure you take time to experience the restorative benefits of the on-site spa. Indulge Spa is available to both men and women, with a fantastic choice of facial therapies, body treatments and massage rituals tailored to your bespoke needs and promoting your wellbeing.

Gift shop

You don’t even have to leave the resort to enjoy a spot of retail therapy. The resort offers a well-stocked gift shop for holiday mementoes and one of the largest diamond jewellery retailers on the planet, Diamonds International. Here, you can explore their huge range of jewellery and designer timepieces and pay duty-free rates.

Galley Bay hotel Antigua does dining better than most. There are four restaurants to choose from, serving a mix of lunch and dinner as well as a dazzling quarter of open-air bars and lounges. 

The Sea Grape

The Sea Grape

The Sea Grape restaurant offers a classy, coastal dining experience and is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. In the evenings, Sea Grape specialises in a great selection of meat and seafood, including native pot-caught lobster.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Gauguin

Gauguin

Available for cosy lunchtime and evening meals, Gauguin restaurant is on the cusp of the beach, where you can enjoy a romantic candlelit dinner, along with the gentle sea breeze. Whether it’s the catch of the day or the authentic slow-cooked chipotle chicken, there are plenty of indulgent, wholesome dishes to take your fancy.

  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Ismay's

Ismay's

Ismay's is another open-air restaurant positioned on the beach near Shell Bay. The evening meal options are spectacular events, with romantic sunsets and formal tables, complete with fine china and crisp table linens, ideal for celebrating that special occasion. 

  • Dinner
Barefoot Grill

Barefoot Grill

The Barefoot Grill is perfect for those looking for a more casual dining scene, with the chance to kick back under a thatched umbrella table and devour one of the many grilled Caribbean delicacies.

  • Lunch
Bars & Lounges

Bars & Lounges

The Galley Bay also boasts a quartet of open-air bars and lounges that are perfect for sophisticated after-dinner cocktails or mid-afternoon refreshments. Affording spectacular ocean vistas, sip signature cocktails, premium spirits and wines at your leisure.

If fun and adventure are what you’re looking for, the Galley Bay Resort & Spa allows you to explore Antigua by land and the crystal blue waters of the Caribbean Sea.

Stay active

Head out on dry land for guaranteed fun and fitness. Rent a bike to explore the resort’s nature trails or challenge your loved ones to a friendly game of croquet, tennis or beach volleyball. It’s virtually impossible not to be entertained at Galley Bay Antigua.

Watersports

For an Antiguan adventure that’s up close and personal to the Caribbean Sea, make the most of the resort’s plentiful water sports activities. From sailing and paddle boarding to kayaking and snorkelling, Galley Bay can take your passion for aquatic experiences to even greater depths.

Live music

As the sun sets on your fun-filled days, Galley Bay Resort, Antigua, knows how to throw a party too, with Caribbean-infused live music, communal barbecues, live cooking demonstrations and moonlit movie nights there’s always something to cap a perfect day.

Galley Bay Resort and Spa is a Green Globe certified resort that has developed a ‘Go Green Programme’ to support their sustainable initiatives. This includes recycling waste, ensuring energy efficiency and training staff to educate them on new sustainable methods. In-room recycling bins are provided and the resort’s old bed sheets are given to a local decorating company.

On top of this, local produce is used from Galley Bay Resort and Spa’s own herb, fruit and vegetable garden. This helps reduce the hotel’s carbon footprint and food miles. The hotel is also in partnership with Antigua and Barbuda Sea Turtle Conservation Project to help the sea turtle population survive through sustainable management.

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  • Time zone: -4 GMT
  • Flight time: 8 hours 40 minutes
  • Recommended airlines: British Airways and Virgin Atlantic
  • Currency: Eastern Caribbean Dollar, US Dollar
  • Tipping guideline: 10-15%
  • Health considerations: No major health risks
  • Capital: Saint John’s
  • Population: 93, 219
  • National languages: English
  • Electricity and plugs: Types A/B
  • Mobile phone coverage: Good coverage
  • UK passport visa requirements: No (For stays up to 6 months)

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