Galley Bay Resort & Spa
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.
Deluxe Beachfront Rooms are on the first floor and have unobstructed balcony views. Down on the ground floor are the Superior Deluxe Beachfront Rooms which feature a terrace that leads directly onto the sand. 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. For the ultimate in luxury, go for a split-level Premium Beachfront Suite.