Treat yourself to an authentic Caribbean getaway at the Adults-Only Galley Bay Resort & Spa in Antigua. Set between one of the best beaches on the island and acres of lush tropical gardens, this All-Inclusive boutique resort delights guests with a refined, yet unpretentious atmosphere.
As you are whisked across a bridge over the lagoon you will feel as though you've found your own tropical hideaway. Ideal for couples and newlyweds seeking a romantic getaway, both adventure and tranquility are on the menu at this award-winning tropical paradise. A scattering of rocking chairs on the boardwalk offers the perfect place to sit and gaze out over the ocean at sunset with a cocktail in hand, while the saltwater lagoon is a scenic spot to watch herons, pelicans and frigate birds diving for their dinner.
A delectable farm-to-table culinary experience is artfully crafted under the guidance of award-winning Executive Chef Andrew "Stan" Baxter. Three open-air restaurants feature Caribbean and Continental specialities, while classic hamburgers can be savoured at the Barefoot Grill. Each restaurant offers an array of exquisite dishes infused with Chef Baxter's originality and expertise, all waiting to delight your palate.
Rooms & Suites
Most rooms have idyllic beachfront locations, others beautiful lagoon views, all have exquisite interiors and offer privacy and tranquillity. Crafted using natural, local timbers and materials the emphasis is on genteel elegance and a calm space, with luxurious linens and special touches for optimal comfort.
The unique, newly renovated Tahitian-style Gauguin Cottages are tucked away in gardens close to the lagoon and feature two thatched rooms - a bedroom and a bathroom - connected by an open-air walkway. They are wonderfully private and feature a plunge pool - ideal for honeymooners. The Superior Beachfront Rooms and Deluxe Beachfront Rooms offer you the chance to step straight from your ground-floor room on to the sand or enjoy an unobstructed view from your first-floor room.
The exclusive Deluxe Beachfront Spa Rooms are as the Deluxe Beachfront Rooms but with three spa treatments per person from a specially designed spa menu plus one dinner for two at Ismay's included (within a one-week stay). For the ultimate in luxury choose a spacious split-level Premium Beachfront Suite.
Three excellent restaurants offer al fresco, a la carte dining and ocean views. The Grill will serve you snacks and lunches with the sand between your toes. You can dine at three out of the four eateries on the all inclusive meal plan.
Barefoot Grill - Casual beachside snacks and light lunches, such as the Catch-of-the-day, homemade burgers and fajitas.
Sea Grape - Stunning views over the bay, elegant but relaxed Lunch & Dinner. Weekly Caribbean barbecue with live steel drums.
Gauguin - Reflecting island life and the artist's love of colour, salads, delicious curries and traditional local cuisine.
Ismay's - Discreetly elegant beachfront venue. International Fine Dining. Surcharge Payable.
With four open-air lounges and bars, a refreshing drink is never far away. Enjoy enchanting ocean vistas as you sip a handcrafted signature cocktail, a premium wine or liquor or maybe an alcohol-free beverage.
Bars & Lounges
Tee Pee Bar - Conical-roofed chill out bar. Open from 10 am until 11 pm daily
Sea Grape Lounge - Savour afternoon tea or an evening cocktail with live entertainment. Open from 10 am until 11 pm daily
Gauguin Bar - Caribbean rustic charm. Open from Noon until 11:30 pm
Rum Shack - Authentic laid-back charm of the Caribbean. The ideal place to savour a rum punch. Open from 6 pm
Coffee Shop - Delectable pastries, croissants, blueberry muffins and cinnamon rolls, fresh-brewed coffee, juice, or tea.
Galley Bay Resort & Spa is a complete vacation resort, providing amenities and activities to meet the needs of every guest. From complimentary non-motorised water sports, to bicycling and tennis, the air-conditioned fitness centre, the spa and salon and a natural bird sanctuary; everything is at your finger tips.
On Galley Bay's beautiful, three-quarter-mile crescent of sand, the inviting sea is a fantastic natural playground for a host of non-motorised water sports, just another luxurious reason to choose an all-inclusive stay at Galley Bay. Why not take advantage of complimentary non-motorised water activities such as kayaking, stand up paddle boarding and Hobie cat sailing. All of the equipment can be found at the Water Sports Centre and if you're new to any of the sports, instructors are ready to help you get on your way.
At Galley Bay, the beach is never far away. Just a few steps from your room, the wonderful beach is the perfect place for a cooling swim or an invigorating beach walk and if you've always wanted to explore the under-sea world, this is the time. Snorkeling equipment and instruction is complimentary at Galley Bay.
The beautiful free-form pool and its distinctive waterfall provide ample opportunity to practice your strokes and plenty of deck space and chaise-longues for reclining, reading and soaking up the sun. Back on dry land guests may choose to keep busy with outdoor activities such as cycling, tennis, croquet and table tennis or maintain your aerobic conditioning with a run on the jogging track or along the three-quarter-mile beachfront.
At this natural bird sanctuary, you'll enjoy the presence of swooping pelicans, majestic frigate birds and elegant heron, to name just a few of Galley Bay's numerous avian residents. You'll also want to keep your eyes peeled for the intriguing bright-red ghost crabs that call this place home.
Fitness & Wellness
Bathed in natural light with a beautiful view of the luxurious tropical landscaping, the Fitness Centre has all the equipment you need for a complete workout. Open from 6:00am to 9:00pm, 7 days a week, there's no reason to take a vacation from your exercise regiment while you're at Galley Bay. Free weights and cardio equipment let you keep up your routine - or start a new one - in the comfort of the air-conditioned Fitness Centre. Towels and chilled water are provided.
For the utmost in relaxation and pampering, guests are invited to explore Indulge, the resort's beautiful spa. Indulge is inspired by the distinctive look of the Gauguin cottages and is centrally located, adjacent to the calming waters of the lagoon and surrounding bird sanctuary.
Unwind in tropical paradise at the spacious, multi-level hideaway featuring 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. While we can't guarantee that you'll manage to stay awake during your relaxing treatments, if you do, you'll enjoy the wonderful lagoon view, courtesy of mirrors strategically placed at the base of each massage bed for just this purpose.
Before or after your treatment, you're welcome to unwind and enjoy the natural surroundings on the third, open-air relaxation pod. At Indulge, you'll also be able to enjoy the spa pool and surrounding deck, either pre or post-treatment.
A full range of facials, skincare and therapeutic massage treatments are available and In-room treatments can also be provided for guests who desire the utmost in privacy combined with the best in spa-style pampering.
Those who wish to explore beyond the resort's grounds can join a Jeep adventure into the rainforest, play golf or discover some of the island's 365 beautiful beaches. The island also has a fascinating history, revealed in several interesting sites around the island. You'll also want to stroll around the vibrant capital city of St. John's, stopping to dine and to shop for unusual souvenirs. Experienced guest services staff at Galley Bay resort can arrange everything you need to make your excursion complete, from transportation and directions to suggestions for things to see along the way.
These traditional single level rooms are located directly on the beach and feature private terraces and ensuite bathrooms with showers. A few seconds from bed to sea, whilst furnishings and colourful local art create a Caribbean mood
Located in one or two-storey buildings on the beach, these more spacious rooms feature large patios with beach showers. Guests can walk straight out onto the sand whilst upper floor rooms boast spectacular views of the Caribbean Sea
A fabulous beachfront location with a luxurious feel. Separate living area and spacious bathrooms and a deep, corner-installed soaking tub for two. Private balcony or patio with as well as a beach shower
Getting To Antigua The international airport in Antigua is Bird International, airport code ANU. There are regular direct scheduled flights from the United Kingdom with British Airways and Virgin Atlantic and flying time is around 8 - 9 hours. The airport is also serviced by Delta Airlines, American Airlines and Air France allowing connections through major USA hubs and Paris
Getting To The Resorts Shuttle transfers or Private Transfers are available in Antigua for all the resorts that we feature. Antigua is a fairly small island so most trips will be around 30 - 45 minutes. Please allow longer if you are taking a shuttle transfer as this may involve stops at different hotels for fellow travellers en-route