Galley Bay Resort & Spa defines Caribbean beachfront luxury. An intimate hideaway for discerning travellers who want a refined yet unpretentious experience, this All-Inclusive, Adults-Only, beachfront resort is situated on 56 acres of private paradise, surrounded by a bird sanctuary and a three-quarter mile-long stretch of beach on the sunset side of Antigua. Galley Bay Resort & Spa has an Adults-Only policy. All guests must be 16 years of age or older.
- Three-quarter-mile Antigua white sand beach
- By-the-glass wines and top-shelf beverages
- Three welcoming lounge
- Caribbean barbecues
- Cocktail parties
- Afternoon tea
- Complimentary non-motorized water-sports
- Three romantic open-air restaurants
- Evening hors d'oeuvres
- Live entertainment
- 98 guest rooms
Galley Bay’s 98 accommodations include Superior and Deluxe Beachfront Rooms, Premium Beachfront Suites, Tahitian-style Gauguin Cottages and the new Gauguin Suites. A majority of the resort’s rooms have direct beach access. All guestrooms feature;
- Mini refrigerators that are stocked upon guests’ arrival
- Complimentary Wi-Fi
- Satellite television
- Ceiling fans
- Oversized chaise lounges on terraces or balconies
- Ample-sized closets
- Air conditioning
- Hair dryers
- Direct-dial telephones
- Radio alarm clocks
- Coffee makers
SUPERIOR BEACHFRONT ROOMS
Feature vaulted ceilings, private terraces, wall-mounted flat screen TVs, and bathrooms with showers, while Deluxe Beachfront Rooms include walk-in closets, private bathrooms and showers, and balconies or large beach patios. Max occupancy: 2 people
PREMIUM BEACHFRONT SUITES
Living rooms with wet bars and floor-to-ceiling windows, private furnished terraces or balconies, wall-mounted LCD televisions, DVD players, iPod alarm clocks, and individual climate control. Baths feature Gilchrist & Soames luxury amenities, oversized bathtubs and his-and-her showers. Max occupancy: 3 people
PREMIUM BEACHFRONT SPA SUITES
Include daily 45-minute spa treatments from our selected menu. A spa treatment is included every day excluding the day of arrival and departure (i.e. 5 per person per 7 night stay). Treatments are NON TRANSFERABLE and are based on a PER PERSON usage. Max occupancy: 2 people
TAHITIAN-STYLE GAUGUIN COTTAGES
The thatched-roof, Tahitian-style Gauguin Cottages are encircled by the resort’s lagoon and bird sanctuary. Immersing guests into the quiet beauty of nature, each cottage features whitewashed walls, bamboo ceilings, louvered windows and terracotta tiles. Ideal for a romantic retreat, each cottage has a bedroom and an expansive bathroom/dressing area connected by a sheltered breezeway. Each of the 7 Cottages include a sun deck with a plunge pool, TV and refrigerator. Max occupancy: 2 people
The newly redesigned Gauguin Suites consist of two thatched rondovals, now enclosed with a large air-conditioned sitting area in the center. One rondoval is for sleeping - the other a bath/dressing room (shower only). The Cottages have cool and modern white tile flooring with stone accents. The plunge pools are either rectangular or freeform in shape, each one concealed from its neighbor by a combination of the lush tropical vegetation and screens made from natural wood branches. There are currently 6 of the Suites available. Max occupancy: 2 people
Galley Bay has three open-air, beachfront restaurants and a casual beachside grill. Menus offer Euro-Caribbean cuisine, featuring fresh, local produce and seafood. The resort’s award-winning Executive Chef Andrew “Stan” Baxter has won several gold medals and was trained at London’s Dorchester Hotel and Ritz Casino, among other fine restaurants.
The Seagrape | A restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, blends refined Caribbean gourmet cooking with international influences. The casual, beachside experience comes complete with live, steel drum music, and soothing sounds of the Caribbean waves lapping upon the shore.
Ismay’s | An international gourmet dining option for special occasions, is a restaurant surrounded by tropical gardens along the resort’s white-sand beach. Named after a popular 50-year resort team member, Ismay Mason, Ismay’s incorporates the island’s fresh, local ingredients into its menu. The dining surcharge for Ismay’s is US$45 plus local taxes per guest, per visit.
The Gauguin | A more intimate restaurant, serves lunch and dinner in beachside, thatched cabanas for two. Dishes are inspired by West Indian cuisine.
The Barefoot Grill | the latest addition to Galley Bay’s culinary offerings, offers guests a relaxed and laid-back beachside atmosphere. Open daily for lunch, the Barefoot Grill serves up hot and tasty “basket-style” meals & snacks such as the classic Cuban sandwich, burgers, and grilled quesadillas.
Private Dining | For a more personalized, romantic meal, guests may arrange for a dinner on the beach. For an extra charge, guests will be able to create their own menu alongside the head chef, and have it paired with an extensive varietal wine list. White glove service adds to this amazing experience.
In addition to serving three delicious meals, the resort also provides afternoon tea, evening hors d’oeuvres, premium beverages, live entertainment, cocktail parties and a Caribbean beachside barbeque on Thursday evenings.
BARS AND LOUNGES
The TeePee Bar is an informal, seaside bar best known for its signature drink, the Galley Bay Special. The Gauguin Bar, a part of The Gauguin restaurant, offers drinks both pre- and post-lunch and dinner. The Lounge Bar in the Seagrape opens at lunchtime and serves up cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and live entertainment well into the night. The brand new Rum Shack serves different rums from throughout the Caribbean, and curated rum cocktails. There will also be special tastings to showcase rare or very old rums. The resort also has a new Coffee Shop featuring specialty coffee and tea drinks and homemade pastries.
DRESS CODE - Galley Bay Resort & Spa’s three restaurants have a casual elegance dress code. After 6:30 p.m., men are requested to wear collared shirts and long pants. Shorts, flip-flops, tennis shoes, t-shirts and tank tops are not permitted in the evening.
Complimentary Water Sports
- Stand up paddle boarding
- Hobie cat sailing
- Sunfish Sailing
- Table Tennis
- Cybex Multi Station (Assisted Chin ups, Cable Column, Modular Shoulder Press, Modular Chest Press)
- Cybex Treadmill
EXCURSIONS & ACTIVITIES
- Adventure Antigua Extreme Circumnavigation
- Wadadli Cats
- Excellence Catamaran Cruises
- Stingray City
- Nightwing Charters
- Antigua Rainforest Canopy Tour
- Tropical Adventure 4x4 Discovery
- Tropical Adventure Eco Kayak
The Indulge Spa is surrounded by a tropical bird sanctuary and lagoon and features two tree-top treatment pavilions, as well as an indoor air-conditioned treatment room. The spa offers an extensive range of therapeutic & rejuvenating treatments using Pevonia Botanica skincare products. Treatments range from body wraps and facials to a romantic Swedish massage for two. Guests can also now indulge in our new Beachside Spa Pavilion, offering massages and other treatments right on the sand.