Ratings based on 115 Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.7 Room cleanliness
4.6 Service & staff
4.7 Room comfort
4.6 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
for Couplesby A verified travelerfrom bluevale ontario canada
beautiful stay private beach very relaxing.Posted Jan 30, 2015
great place to go for some r&r. loved it , one recommendation bring your own bug spray.
for Everyoneby A verified travelerfrom Boston, MA
Total RelaxationPosted Jan 29, 2015
Pros: The location. It was clean. The rooms were plenty big enough with plenty of closet space.
Cons: They sometimes prepare the food using too much salt.
Location: We never left the resort except to go to the airport. Everything is right there for a leisurely, relaxing vacation.
Galley Bay is everything that has been written before on Trip Advisor. My wife and I spent a week there in mid January and we had a great time. The resort is beautiful, the setting is so serene and the staff at the resort are incredible. Couple all that with good food and great drinks and you have a vacation that is really special. The location is second to none. The beach is beautiful. The resort is quiet, clean and the rooms are right on the beach. The undertow from the water is very, very strong. Unsettling. The pool area is great with plenty of shade. We loved every minute of our time there and hated to leave. A couple of things that the staff could work on is that food was prepared with a little too much salt. I like salt so you needed to taste the food first before adding anything. The Gaugin restaurant was very nice, secluded, and very nice. Ismay's is worth the surcharge. We went there twice and it was worth every penny. It's difficult to say anything that hasn't been said a hundred times before on Trip Advisor. The place is special and that is why people return year after year. Our next door neighbors at the resort were there for the 15th straight year. Tons of people return to Galley Bay for vacation. It's that good. Chris, the GM, is everywhere checking to make sure that every guest is happy and having the best experience. Morning, Noon or Night this guy was everywhere. I would recommend Galley Bay highly. It's a little piece of heaven.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler
Great HoneymoonPosted Nov 3, 2014
My fiancé and I spent a week at Galley Bay for our honeymoon and we loved it. We specifically looked for an all-inclusive resort that was smaller and more intimate. Pros: Beautiful beach Great beachfront suites Above average food Quiet Good activities such as biking and kayaking Cons: The pool is a bit boring Wish there were more restaurants to choose from
for Couplesby A verified travelerfrom Houston, Tx
Good choice for a relaxing couples vacation.Posted Oct 26, 2014
Pros: Location and staff.
Cons: Wine list. We only drink wine and had to go to town to find variety.
Location: Not much attractions aside from water tours/activities for sale.
The resort was just what we wanted, a quiet plqce to relax. We we're disappointed with the island as a whole as we like to venture out in our rental car but the lack of road signs and places of interest signs were practically non-existant. I assume they'd rather you use taxis or local tour companies.
for Couplesby A verified travelerfrom UK
Great luxury hotel on beachPosted Oct 20, 2014
Pros: Location, food, friendly staff. Large rooms on beach. All inclusive means just that with all drinks included. Adults only hotel.
Cons: In dining room service and fully stocked mini bar.
Location: All water activities included. Trips around the island can be booked from the hotel.
We were returning guests and were treated like family. Stayed in premium beach room which have views of the bay and are just a few steps from the sea. Amazing how hotel responded to the latest hurricane. Whilst other hotels were closing their doors to cope with the aftermath, hotel staff at Galley Bay took just 72 hours to get all facilities back up and running and debris cleared. They made sure we had food and water immediately after and even had a five course meal on the table the same night. All down to being well prepared and having dedicated staff!
for Everyoneby A verified traveler
Weathering the stormPosted 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.
by A verified travelerfrom Colorado
Rooms are steps away from the beachPosted 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.
for Couplesby A verified travelerfrom London
Idyllic setting for a first visit to the CaribbeanPosted 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.
for Couplesby Alisonfrom Chester
Good but could be better. More 4 star than 5.Posted Oct 1, 2014 on Hotels.com
Spent 4 days here in September. Beautiful clean private beach.water warm but visibility poor so snorkelling limited. Also plenty of rocks so car needed to avoid injury.Small pool but plenty of seating.Meals were a la carte mostly and service was very slow.Portions small but beautifully presented. Staff at times appeared to have an attitude when asked for something.Beautiful grounds with a pond to walk around. Spraying to get rid of pests.Wonderful comfortable king size bed.Limited choice of places to eat which took it in turn to close.Dining areas got very warm.Very poor entertainment.a quiet resort but got a bit tedious after a few days.
for Couplesby A verified traveler
Peaceful retreat.Posted Sep 29, 2014
Lovely beach, very friendly staff, peaceful stay in a lovely location.