An intimate and charming adults-only hideaway tucked away between 40-acre tropical gardens and a secluded beach.
One of the first things you’ll notice about this welcoming resort is the sheer tranquillity. Cross the bridge over the lagoon, listen to the cascading waterfall by the redesigned pool or find a private spot on the three-quarter-mile-long beach. A scattering of rocking chairs on the boardwalk are perfect for sitting and gazing 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.
There are three restaurants with al fresco à la carte dining and ocean views. The casual Barefoot Grill serves snacks and light lunches, while Sea Grape has beautiful bay views and a weekly barbecue with a steel-drum band. Head to Gauguin Restaurant for candlelit dinners under private thatched cabanas and the fresh catch of the day. Choose from a selection of open-air bars and try the new Rum Shack, head to Ismay’s, the fine-dining restaurant (supplement applies) and enjoy low-key entertainment.
Ground-floor Deluxe Beachfront Rooms lead onto the sand, and first-floor rooms have unobstructed balcony views. The Taihitian-style Gauguin Suites are ideal for honeymooners, with twin ‘rondavels’ linked by an enclosed sitting area, garden, sun deck, plunge pool and outdoor shower. Our Exclusive Kuoni Deluxe Beachfront Spa Rooms are as the Deluxe Beachfront Rooms but with three bespoke spa treatments per room at Indulge Spa plus one dinner for two at Ismay’s included (within a one-week stay). For the ultimate in luxury, go for a split-level Premium Beachfront Suite.
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…"
On a ¾-mile-long beach edged by tropical gardens and a lagoon, 3 miles from St John’s
TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards 2020
Galley Bay Resort & Spa is one of our favourite hotels, but don’t just take our word for it – TripAdvisor reviewers agree and have voted the resort 19th in the Top 25 Hotels in the Caribbean category and 22nd in the Top 25 All-Inclusive Resorts in the World category for 2020.
Good to know
Minimum stay: 5 nights 24 Apr-20 Dec; 7 nights the rest of the year. Guests aged 16 and over are welcome in Exclusive Kuoni Deluxe Beachfront Spa Rooms and Premium Beachfront Suites.
98 rooms and suites
• Put your balance to the test during a floatfit®CARIBBEAN aquabase® class – a low impact, cross training session on a floating mat • 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 • Enjoy a workout at the beachfront yoga pavilion • 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 • Relax in a rocking chair on the deck during an 'ink and drink' sunset colouring session and sip cocktails while colouring in sketches of local views and landmarks • Keep fit and active with the innovative W8 GYM concept, available to use in-room or on the beach with features including video workout featuring Fleur East (launching Summer 2019)
3 restaurants, grill, café, rum shack, 4 bars
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