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Serene sunbathing

Facing a long, tranquil beach, this secluded Antigua resort on the northwest coast is less than a mile from Deep Bay and Hawksbill Beaches. The airport is less than 7 miles away.

All-Inclusive resort

A mountain-style pool, à la carte dining with Caribbean Sea views, water-sports equipment, and dancing to live music are included in the room rate at Galley Bay Resort & Spa - All-Inclusive - Adults Only.

Fresh or chilled air

Guestrooms and cottages at Galley Bay Resort & Spa - All-Inclusive - Adults Only include beachfront terraces or courtyards with plunge pools. Compact refrigerators come with drinks. Bathrobes supply lounging comfort.

Galley Bay Resort & Spa - All-Inclusive - Adults Only

Resort Amenities

All-Inclusive Details

This resort is all-inclusive. Onsite food and beverages are included in the room price (some restrictions may apply).

Gratuities and taxes

Gratuities and taxes are included.

Food and beverages

  • All meals, snacks, and beverages included
  • Room service during certain hours
  • In-room minibar (all beverages included)

Activities and facilities/equipment

All non-motorized water sports are included.

Water activities

  • Kayaking
  • Rowing/canoeing
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling

Land activities

  • Bicycling
  • Fitness facilities
  • Tennis

Entertainment

  • Onsite entertainment and activities

Not included

  • Premium food items
  • Bottled wine
  • Bottled liquor
  • Room service
  • Airport transfers
  • Laundry/dry cleaning services
  • Spa/beauty facilities and services
  • Offsite tours

Resort Amenities

The majority of amenities and gratuities at this rural Antigua resort are included in the room rate; guests of Galley Bay Resort & Spa - All-Inclusive - Adults Only will not be charged extra for the majority of amenities (scroll up to the All-Inclusive Details section for more information).

The resort's tranquil ambiance begins just inside the entrance at an open-air reception building with bleached-wood ceilings. Adjacent looms a 19th-century, stone-tower sugar mill ringed by a cactus garden. Golf-cart shuttles take guests to their rooms via a path spanning the bird-sanctuary lagoon.

This 2011 Condé Nast Traveler Reader's Choice Award-winning property features a beauty salon that offers massage, facials, and hair and nail care. An open-air library includes an air-conditioned room containing 2 computers with complimentary wireless Internet access. An air-conditioned 24-hour fitness center with views of the resort's bird-sanctuary lagoon offers cardio machines, a weight-training machine, and free weights. Free parking is available and a shop sells resortwear, beachwear, Galley Bay logo items, gifts, and sundries.

Please note: There are no elevators at this property.

Ground transportation:

Shuttle vans and private cars of varying prices are available. They can be reserved during the process of booking a reservation for this hotel, via this Web site, and added to the total trip cost.

  • Outdoor pool 
  • Spa treatment room(s) 
  • Bar/lounge 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Porter/bellhop 
  • Hair salon 
  • Gift shops or newsstand 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Library 
  • Wedding services 
  • Free breakfast 
  • Concierge services 
  • 24-hour fitness facilities 
  • Billiards or pool table 
  • Designated smoking areas 
  • Total number of rooms - 98 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Number of floors - 2 
  • Terrace 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Beach umbrellas 
  • Beach sun loungers 
  • Pool sun loungers 
  • Beach towels 
  • Number of restaurants - 3 
  • Outdoor tennis court 
  • Snack bar/deli 
  • Free self parking 
  • Full-service spa 
  • Pool umbrellas 
  • Tours/ticket assistance 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Poolside bar 
  • Shopping on site 
  • Garden 
  • Spa services on site 

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking

Room Amenities

  • Premium TV channels 
  • Balcony or patio 
  • Ceiling fan 
  • Access via exterior corridors 
  • Air conditioning 
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning) 
  • Refrigerator 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Bathrobes 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Hair dryer 
  • In-room safe 
  • Premium bedding 
  • Separate sitting area 
  • Blackout drapes/curtains 
  • Cable TV service 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Designer toiletries 
  • Room service (limited hours) 
  • Desk 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • iPod docking station 
  • Flat-panel TV 
  • HDTV 
  • Pillowtop mattress 

Where to Eat

The majority of meals and beverages, plus all gratuities, at the following restaurants and bars are included in the room rate for this resort (scroll up to the All-Inclusive Details section for more information).

Sea Grape - Open-air restaurant with peaked wood ceiling facing boardwalk above beach. Á la carte breakfast, lunch, dinner. Dinner dress code: Long pants, collared shirts for men, except Thursday night for the barbecue buffet. Room service is not permitted.

Ismay Restaurant & Bar - This beachfront restaurant offers local flavors combined with West Indian food. The menu features dishes like seafood gumbo and the classic Rastafarian dish, "Ital."

Lounge Bar - Open-air seating on thickly cushioned dark-bamboo chairs under ceiling fans next to boardwalk above beach. Afternoon tea. Pre-dinner appetizers. Bar service from late morning to late night. Live music for dancing nightly.

Teepee Bar - Open-air beachfront bar/lounge in conical thatch structure. Open late morning to late night.

Entertainment

Steel pan, reggae, and island adaptations of classic popular music is performed by local musicians nightly.

Nearby Things to Do

The majority of recreational facilities described below are included in the room rate for this resort (scroll up to the All-Inclusive details section for more information).

Galley Bay Resort & Spa - Antigua - All-Inclusive extends along an 875-yard (800-meter) beach washed by the turquoise Caribbean Sea, which remains calm in most weather. For freshwater swimming there's a 70-foot (21-meter) freeform pool styled like a mountain pool, with granite-like lining, rocks along edges, and a large multi-level rock waterfall at pool's head. An adjacent sundeck is furnished with thatched shades. Beach and pool sun loungers are available.

The resort supplies snorkeling gear, small sailboats, and kayaks. Motorboating, ecotours, parasailing, and surfing can be found nearby. Fat-tired bicycles suitable for riding on the beach are also furnished. Ping-Pong under a thatch roof exemplifies the resort's open-air ambience. Golf lessons are available nearby. An 875-yard (800-meter) jogging path circles a lagoon maintained as a bird and waterfowl sanctuary within the resort's 40 acres.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or near the resort; fees may apply.

  • Golfing nearby 
  • Scuba diving nearby 
  • Free bicycles on site 
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby 
  • Parasailing nearby 
  • Golf lessons available nearby 
  • Hiking/biking trails on site 
  • Kayaking on site 
  • Sailing on site 
  • Snorkeling on site 
  • Tennis lessons on site 
  • Ecotours nearby 
  • Personal motorized watercraft on site 

Spa Services

Indulge Spa is centrally located, adjacent to the calming waters of the hotel's lagoon and surrounding bird sanctuary. The spacious, multi-level spa features three massage areas, two of which are rustic, open-air treatment "pods". Each pod overlooks the bird sanctuary and is designed to accommodate two massage tables, for romantic his-and-hers treatments, as well as a full range of facials, skincare, and therapeutic massage treatments featuring the full line of world-class Pevonia Botanica skincare products.

  • Number of treatment rooms 3 
  • Outdoor treatment areas 
  • Couples treatment rooms 
  • Manicures and pedicures 
  • Body scrubs 
  • Aromatherapy treatments 
  • Body treatments 
  • Facial treatments 

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • In-room accessibility 

Resort Policies

Check-in

Check-in time ends at 8 PM

Minimum check-in age is 18

Check-in time starts at 3 PM

Check-out

Check-out time is noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children 16 and younger are not allowed at this adults-only property. All guests older than 16 are welcome.

Pets

  • Pets not allowed

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

No rollaway/extra beds available

No cribs (infant beds) available

No elevators

Minimum guest age is 16

Caters to adults only

Resort Name

  • Antigua Bay Resort
  • Galley Bay Resort Antigua All-Inclusive
  • Galley Resort
  • Galley Resort All-Inclusive
  • Galley Bay Resort All-Inclusive
  • Galley Bay

We should mention

Guests under 16 years old are not permitted at this adults-only property.

Awards & Affiliations

Green / Sustainable Property
This property participates in Green Globe, a program that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: environment, community, cultural-heritage, the local economy.

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4.7 out of 5
96% of guests recommend
4.7 Room cleanliness
4.7 Service & staff
4.7 Room comfort
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Best customer service

5 out of 5
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Posted Feb 17, 2017
I have never been in a hotel that tries so hard to please. They get to know everyone and are always looking for information about what is good and what could be better. Their food was not only good but was presented beautifully. There were many things they were doing showing that they are unusually environmentally conscious, such as using kegs rather than bottles for the booze and taking the oil from the kitchen to power tractors for their own food grown on the property. The staff was happy, friendly, and effective.
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Beautifull accomadation right on the beach

5 out of 5
by
Posted Feb 15, 2017
Had a great time at galley bay. So peaceful and everything about it was perfect.
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4 out of 5
by from Philadelphia, PA
Posted Jan 23, 2017
We stayed at the resort between Dec 21-29 in the premium beachfront suite on the first floor. The room was clean, good food and drinks. The staff is very friendly, great service. Small and charming resort. Will recommend.
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Beautiful airy rooms right on the beach

5 out of 5
by from vancouver
Posted Dec 17, 2016
If you want rest and relaxation then this is the place to go....don't expect the games at the pool as in other all inclusive resorts. There are lots of activities if you care to participate or you can choose to just R&R on the beautiful beach or by the pool. Food is better than any all inclusive we've ever stayed at and is all ala crate rather than buffet style.
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Find paradise hidden away!

5 out of 5
by from Massachusetts
Posted Dec 7, 2016
This place is amazing. If you are looking for a beautiful quiet getaway, this is it. Lots of excellent food options and the staff is super friendly. The resort is clean and does not feel crowded at all. There are plenty of activities and places to explore, you won't want to leave the grounds. But if you do they make it very easy to accommodate and arrange excursions. My wife and I can't wait to go back!
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Not impressed

3 out of 5
by from US
Posted Nov 19, 2016
Great beach Great food Staff was wonderful Spa was a 10 ! Rooms need major improvement Extra charges were disappointing No room service-no beach service Island time a bit annoying Glad we had this experience but would choose a different property if we returned
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Amazing hotel, amazing location for our honeymoon

5 out of 5
by from Uk
Posted Oct 25, 2016
Pros: Food, staff, quiet location. Basically everything
Cons: Nothing to dislike
Location: Gorgeous location, beachfront rooms only a metre from the white sand. Sea was clear but was rough durung most of our stay
The service in Galley Bay Resort is of a very high standard. I have never felt so looked after throughout our stay. Nothing was too much trouble, all were attentive but not intrusive. The food was excellent, didn't have a bad meal in any of the restaurants. Rooms are not grand but very clean and comfortable.
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Paradise!

5 out of 5
by from Concord Township, Ohio
Posted Sep 20, 2016
The resort and the staff was wonderful! The food was absolutely delicious! The updated Gauguin Cottages are beautiful! We loved the private pool and sun deck!
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Much better than expected!

5 out of 5
by from Stanardsville, Virginia
Posted Sep 17, 2016
Pros: We wanted solitude and we got it. The beachfront suite was perfect. Nice and peaceful. The evening live entertainment was just right at the right time
Cons: The mixology at the bars. Not consistent between drinks and even between the bartenders. Great people, but this is the only grey area we experienced.
Location: The location was perfect for us. Being our first time to Antigua, it is hard to compare it with other resorts, but we were very pleased with our stay.
A wonderful experience in September 2016. Upon arrival, we were immediately upgraded to a beachfront suite. Why, we don't know, but were very pleased and grateful and after seeing the room. The ladies at the reception area were fantastic! Very pleasant. We felt at home in the first minutes we were there. Everything about Galley Bay was great. The beach, grounds and staff are wonderful. Anyone can nitpick about little things, but our overall experience was way beyond what we expected. It took a day or so for the staff to warm up to us, but we quickly became friends with all. I was very pleased with the smoking policies. I am a smoker and was able to smoke outside my room and at the bar areas. This was my major decision maker staying there. So many people whine about smokers, but Galley Bay always made me feel comfortable and welcome. In kind, I always picked up after other smokers who don't respect the property of others. Why would they put out cigars and cigarettes on a beautiful beach? They give us respectful smokers a bad name. By the time we left, we were so impressed with the kindness of all the staff. From the property manager, room service, the grounds manager who was kind enough to explain the pruning of the coconut palms and the rest of the staff. Once at the airport upon leaving, my wife realized she left her cellphone at the reception area. We called Ernestine and she quickly put the phone in a taxi that arrived just in time for our return flight. We will be back!
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Great quiet hotel by the beach

5 out of 5
by from New York, NY
Posted Sep 9, 2016
Pros: Rooms are in bungalows lining the beach so easy beach access and nicer than being a multi-storey hotel room. Feels private, intimate, quiet.
Location: Boat tours around the island. Hotel has non-motorized water sports.
Rooms are in bungalows lining the beach so easy beach access. Due to the geography of the area, the beach is not shared with other hotels so feels private and quiet. The grounds are beautiful. It's not a big hotel so you get a more intimate experience.
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