Ratings based on 132 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 traveler from Jersey C.I. (UK)
Looking for the perfect special occasion retreat?Posted Aug 30, 2015
Pros: Loved the style of the development - intimate and well laid out. The location was amazing too. Staff were helpful and very friendly. Great quality!
Cons: a couple of the rooms are in need of some decoration but this is in hand.
Location: If for some reason you need to get out, do not miss the Adventure Antigua Extreme tour - power boat around the island - great sightseeing and swimming
The Galley Bay is a truly awesome hotel for anyone looking for a peaceful stay in paradise. We had two weeks on an all-inclusive basis and it was complete value for money. If you are in search of a peaceful sunshine holiday for a special occasion - honeymoon, anniversary or just a special treat for you and your loved one - this is one not to be missed. The location could not be better with the beautiful beach and waters of the Caribbean right outside your beachside apartment. Tranquil settings (adults only) and stunning scenery are complemented by amazing range and quality of dining at every sitting, staff in the restaurants, bars and water sport facilities who cannot do enough and sunsets that maximise the superstar feeling you get when you sit out on the decks with your preferred cocktail. No risk of low quality here, the rooms are spacious, well equipped and beautifully cleaned, the menu each day is a real delight offering something for almost everyone, and the bars stock a very extensive range of branded spirits. We were there during two tropical storms, something to be expected in late August, but this should not put you off thinking about a holiday at that time of year. The facilities are well prepared and make sure you have their full attention throughout.
for Couplesby A verified traveler
Sweet SpotPosted Aug 4, 2015
Our stay was simply amazing. My beautiful wife and I went there for our honeymoon and were very impressed. We stayed in one of the cottages and it was very romantic. What a joy to wake up and drink coffee in the morning from our patio while watching local lizards crawl around on trees. The thing I want to stress the most however, was that the food was AMAZING. We were treated to delicious 4 course meals every lunch and dinner. Pretty much everything we ate was wonderful. The bar staff could be a little friendlier but that is a minor complaint/ suggestion. Overall, so impressed. We want to save up and be able to go back some day. They have my vote!
for Couplesby A verified traveler from Miami,Florida
Great beach,great hotel,poor food.Posted Jul 22, 2015
Pros: THE BEACH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Cons: Simply the food needs to be improved a lot!!!!They should send mngment to the all inclusive 5 stars resorts in Mexico & the Dominican Rep.to learn.
Location: Location is perfect,flawless & gorgeous.Things to do are also ok.
Great beach,great hotel,mediocre food.Worth going back just for the amazing beach & cottages right on the water.If what you're looking for is beach & quietness,this is the place in Antigua.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler from Baltimore,MD
Posted Jul 20, 2015
Very romantic and cozy resort. The resort buildings are nicely spaced and might require a buggy ride (limo). Really enjoyed my stay, excellent customer service, amazing beach, fun activities, and impeccable dinner in the beach.. Overall a must visit/ stay resort in Antigua!!
for Everyoneby A verified traveler from Mansfield, TX
Incredible beach locationPosted Jul 15, 2015
The beach the hotel sits on is incredible! The resort is quiet and relaxing, but still offers a wide choice of activities. We highly recommend this hotel, and we would happily stay here again.
for Couplesby A verified traveler from New Hampshire
Perfect HoneymoonPosted Jun 15, 2015
Cons: When the blinds were open in the cottage, the staff working on the landscape next door could see in our room. The fan was also very noisy.
We stayed in one of the Gaugin Cottages. The amount of private space you have is amazing, perfect for a honeymoon! The plunge pool was exceptionally nice to have. Everything was clean and updated. The beach and main pool were only about a minute away, which was very convenient. The beaches were kept clean and simply beautiful. The food was awesome, some of the best meals we have ever had. The bars served premium spirits and you never had to wait long for a drink. The resort had so many free activities to offer as well, like cooking classes and guided hikes. We were honestly blown away by our stay at Galley Bay. We will definitely be returning.
for Couplesby A verified traveler from Midland, TX
Excellent hotel, with the feel of a private beachPosted Jun 4, 2015
Pros: beach, food, cocktails
Cons: it would be nice if the wait staff brought drinks to you on the beach.
Location: beach felt private, the waters were calm, we sailed up and down the coast with Capt. Sean who was excellent, and shopping in St. Johns isn't far.
beachfront rooms with views you only see in a magazine. only hotel guests on the beach with no one peddling merchandise to you. very secluded and relaxing; off the beaten path but you end up in paradise. the food was EXCELLENT! i was unsure how i'd like Caribbean food, but i left craving it the week after. the resort was not crowded at all; they were 93% occupied and it felt like a lot fewer people than that.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler
Great during honeymoon and visit 6 years laterPosted May 28, 2015
The title says it all. Great drinks, food, staff, emenities, rooms, and so on. Highly recommended as a quiet non party atmosphere all inclusive resort.
for Couplesby A verified traveler
Fantastic location right on beach.Posted May 6, 2015
Staff lovely, really relaxing break. Excellent food.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler from Minnesota
A nice experience for a couple married 50 years.Posted Apr 26, 2015
Pros: The setting is beautiful but the surf is strong and very rough.
Cons: How do you “fix” the rough surf?
Location: This is a gated community so staying on the property is the norm. If you are inclined, there is a pool table, and croquet field. A pool is also here
Staff was excellent and very helpful. Whenever we needed something we were sure one of the staff could solve our problem. However, the bed was very “lumpy” and hard for me to get in it because I am so short. The toilet had to be flushed several times because it wouldn’t clear the contents on one flush.