Galley Bay Resort & Spa
Kuoni Choice

Kuoni Choice

These are our favourite hotels, retreats that offer the very best quality and value for money. Each hotel has been specially selected for the care and service offered to Kuoni guests and we recommend them unreservedly. We love them.

At a glance

  • Exclusive Kuoni Deluxe Beachfront Spa Rooms
  • Bird sanctuary and saltwater lagoon
  • Romantic setting

Galley Bay Resort & Spa

An intimate and charming adults-only hideaway tucked away between 40-acre tropical gardens and a secluded ¾ mile beach.

The welcoming open-air lobby area of this beautiful resort sets the tone perfectly – elegant yet laid back. As you are whisked across a bridge over the lagoon you will feel as though you've found your own tropical hideaway. One of the first things you will notice is the sheer tranquillity. Lounge by the pool and listen to the cascading waterfall or find a private spot on the ¾-mile beach and let the sound of the waves lull you into a blissful state of relaxation. 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.

Each of the three restaurants offer al fresco à la carte dining and ocean views. The casual Barefoot Grill serves snacks and light lunches with the sand between your toes. Sea Grape offers beautiful bay views and a weekly barbecue with a steel-drum band. Head to the romantic Gauguin Restaurant to enjoy candlelit dinners under private thatched cabanas and listen to the waves while enjoying the fresh catch-of-the-day or ‘roti of the day'. Choose from a selection of open-air bars or head to Ismay’s, the fine-dining restaurant (supplement applies) and enjoy low-key entertainment.

The Superior Beachfront Rooms (ground floor only) and Deluxe Beachfront Rooms offer you the chance to step straight from your room on to the sand or enjoy an unobstructed view from your first-floor room. The unique, newly renovated Taihitian-style Gauguin Suites are tucked away in gardens close to the lagoon and consist of twin palm-thatched ‘rondovals’ with a bedroom in one and bathroom in the other – linked by a large air-conditioned sitting area that offers access to a garden, sun deck, plunge pool and outdoor shower – ideal for honeymooners. Our exclusive Kuoni 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.

Kuoni Insider

Antigua offers the idyllic Caribbean dream. For the perfect place to stay, facing the rainforest in one direction and crystal clear water and golden sand in the other, there is no better Caribbean retreat than Galley Bay. The combination of the serene pool, luxurious rooms, and staff that go that extra mile all make your stay a dream come true. The resort is located next door to Giorgio Armani’s Antiguan retreat and if it’s good enough for Giorgio…"

Adults only

Adults only

Escape on a couples retreat or a holiday with friends in a child-free environment. Each property featured in our hand-picked selection of adults-only hotels has a minimum age of 16 years.

All Inclusive

All Inclusive

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Key information

On a ¾-mile-long beach edged by tropical gardens and a lagoon, 3 miles from St John’s

Airport transfer time: Approx. 20 minutes from Antigua airport
Rooms: 98

Good to know

Minimum stay: 7 nights 03 Jan-23 Apr 2017, 21 Dec-23 Apr 2017/18 and at all times in Kuoni Deluxe Beachfront Spa Rooms; 5 nights all other dates. Guests over 16 are welcome.

Accommodation information

98 rooms and suites

Activities

• Discover local marine life on a diving expedition* • Sign up for the resort's 'Turtle watch' to receive a call during the night if turtles are spotted on the beach • Gaze at the twinkling night sky through the new telescope at Ismay’s Restaurant • Grab some headphones and watch a film under the stars at the weekly 'silent cinema' on the beach • Take a guided tour of the gardens.

Dining

3 restaurants, grill, café, rum shack, 4 bars

What's included

All Inclusive • All meals, afternoon tea, pre-dinner hors d’oeuvres (with a supplement at Ismay’s), premium-brand drinks and sparkling wine by the glass • Non-motorised watersports including instruction • Tennis and bicycles • Regular evening entertainment • Wi-Fi in public areas.

*Denotes local charge