Ratings based on 105 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.6 out of 5
97% of guests recommend
4.7 Room cleanliness
4.6 Service & staff
4.7 Room comfort
4.6 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Weathering the storm

Posted Oct 15, 2014
Pros: The staff is great.
Cons: Since it wasn't high season the restaurants were sometimes limited in their open times.
We got hit by an unexpected tropical storm during our stay here. The staff at a galley Bay did an amazing job at taking care of us during this time. They ensured we had food, and even brought it to us in the rooms so we wouldn't have to go out into the storm. The clean up was very quick as well. I found this remarkable given that the staffs family homes would have been impacted by this storm as well. Really impressive.
3 out of 5
by A verified traveler from Colorado

Rooms are steps away from the beach

Posted Oct 11, 2014
Pros: Room location, food was good at all restaurants.
Cons: Pool Service, some of the staff may need a long overdue vacation.
Our experience at Galley Bay was just OK. The room was steps away from the beach and was a beautiful setting. The pool area was a little disappointing with no pool service to speak of. The bar staff did come around and collect the empty plastic cups but we never saw them ask any guest if they needed anything. Most of the bar staff seemed a little unfriendly and would only respond if spoken to first. We usually do not stay at all-inclusive resorts and may not again.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by A verified traveler from London

Idyllic setting for a first visit to the Caribbean

Posted Oct 3, 2014
Pros: The location, the room and the staff. You could do as much or as little as you wanted. There are day trips and boat trips available.
Cons: As with any holiday there were a couple of minor niggles but nothing that requires a comment that could be blown out of proportion.
Location: The location is about half an hour from the international airport by taxi ($20-$25) Day trips and boat trips can all be booked at the hotel.
Having never been to the Caribbean before or in fact an all inclusive resort we were a bit concerned about being 'trapped' in one location. On the other hand we wanted a week to do nothing in nice surroundings. The accommodation was amazing, being right on the white sandy beach and within 20 feet of the sea. The room (we stayed in a premium deluxe suite) was spacious and spotlessly clean. The manger Cedric was always around and very friendly. The staff were all very friendly and basically what could make or break such a resort. They are an asset to the hotel. You could do as much or as little as you wanted. We choose the latter and spend most of the time just relaxing around the pool or on the beach. We did use the tennis court a couple of times when the weather clouded over and had a massage in the spa which was very good. There are day trips and boat trips available. We only visited the capital St John's for a morning. There isn't much to see or do in the capital and it does get very hot being inland. 1.5 to 2 hours would be plenty of time. Overall a fabulous experience and would definitely return.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by A verified traveler

Peaceful retreat.

Posted Sep 29, 2014
Lovely beach, very friendly staff, peaceful stay in a lovely location.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by A verified traveler from Lincoln

Perfect holiday location

Posted Sep 22, 2014
Pros: The hotel is small and quite rustic whilst maintaining the required level of luxury. The staff are great and the management caring and approachable
Cons: Nothing
For us this was a pretty much perfect holiday, with friendly, efficient, attentive staff and hotel management. The location was perfect (could not be improved) and the food excellent.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Orlando, FL

Right on the beach

Posted Sep 1, 2014
Not really a four star resort, but was nice comfortable and clean. The best partm s about the resort are the awesome staff and the food.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from New Jersey

Great beachfront location for our honeymoon!

Posted Aug 16, 2014
Everything was awesome from the staff, to our beachfront room, to the food & drinks - even the pillows! There would be some evenings where my now husband and I were the only ones on the beach which made it feel even more special!
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Amazing beach, quiet hotel, all couples

Posted Jul 31, 2014
Pros: Beach, restaurants on the beach. Pool was pretty with a large waterfall. Only 25 min to the airport (this was important to us after flying all day).
Cons: There was no room service, which was disappointing. Only one beer option. Only 3 restaurants to eat at on-site, and one was $42/person for dinner.
Location: Nice shops in town, otherwise this resort was not close to anything by land.
Galley Bay was beautiful! Almost all of the rooms were directly on the beach with amazing views and plenty of shade, if desired. Free water sports (snorkeling, hobie cat, kayaking). Very quiet and relaxing and the beach was ~1/2 mile long with only a few couples (unlike Sandals). One thing that I had trouble with was there was never a buffet-- everything is a sit down, 3 course meal. Breakfast is over at 10am, which was hard for us post wedding exhaustion (and time difference). The food was different; took some getting used to but by the end I really enjoyed it (always fresh fish, some type of pasta, salad, soup to choose from). This was a low-key resort without much to do at night other than listen to the band and drink on the deck overlooking the ocean. Nice for most couples, not a place for singles or families. We did an off-beach excursion on a Catamaran that took us down the coast, snorkeling, to a beach bbq, then back to the hotel- very fun. You can take a taxi to the city (15 min ride, $20) for the nice shops, but we just wanted to lay on the beach.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Other
by A verified traveler

fantastic people, fantastic resort.

Posted Jul 27, 2014
Pros: Felt very safe, everything you need is here for a week of relaxation & fun.
Cons: Housekeeping.
My wife and I stayed here from 07-19-14 thru 07-26-14, loved the resort, loved the employees.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by A verified traveler

Great Service and Beach, ok food

Posted Jun 22, 2014 on Hotels.com
The resort was fantastic, from the room to the service staff to the beach. The water sports gave us something to do every day, though we really enjoyed just laying around near the beach or at our Gauguin cottage room which had an awesome plunge pool. The vacation was incredibly relaxing. The only thing that was slightly disappointing was the resort food. It wasn't bad, but it wasn't anything fantastic either. On Sunday, we took a trip to Shirley Heights, arranged by Galley Bay and saw an incredible steal band and a great view of Nelson's Dockyard. The area around the resort is pretty residential and there isn't really anything to do. However, the beach is amazing and you'll probably find plenty of things to do (or not do) there.