Ratings based on 191 Verified Reviews

4.6 out of 5
94% of guests recommend
4.7 Room cleanliness
4.6 Service & staff
4.7 Room comfort
4.6 Hotel condition
Expedia Verified Reviews
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Raleigh, NC

Extremely luxurious with endless activities

Posted Aug 29, 2017
It was the best honeymoon we could have asked for. Three fantastic beach side restaurants, luxury bungalow with private pool, lots of water activities and all came with a private intimate feel.
Comment from Hotel Management
Sep 1, 2017 by Sherrie, Hotel Management
thank you very much and congratulations on your wedding. We hope to see you on your next anniversary
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from denver

Awesomeness

Posted Aug 29, 2017
We loved it and we will be back. It was our second time to Galley Bay and it was as good as the first.
Comment from Hotel Management
Sep 1, 2017 by sherrie, Hotel Management
Thanks so much for returning. We look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

A wonderfully Relaxing Stay!

Posted Jul 28, 2017
Pros: Location, ambience, atmosphere, restaurants, food, facilities, 'green' conservation touches, wildlife, staff - everything! Extremely relaxing.
Cons: Minor room upgrades - currently, quietly in progress - standard still high; look at restaurant opening days/times (for short stays to experience all)
Location: Right on Galley Bay - beautiful beach. Water sports on site; many tours from the hotel; 10-15 minutes into St. John's & 30 minutes to airport.
Our trip was a short one combining business and pleasure - wished we'd had more time to enjoy The Galley Bay Hotel - we weren't sure what to expect but were amazed at the five star touches to what is billed as a four star resort. Food was incredible (which is so rare these days, particularly at an all inclusive), premium spirits also included. Location can't be beaten and the staff were very good and not intrusive - in particular it was nice to see the younger wait staff members taking such pride in their jobs - again a rarity these days. We were very impressed and will definitely return, whether on business or hopefully next visit for more pleasure time to enjoy the Resort more fully! A true gem.
Comment from Hotel Management
Aug 8, 2017 by Management, Hotel Management
Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us. It was a pleasure having you here with us and we look forward in welcoming you back.
2 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Not a resort

Posted Jul 23, 2017
Went there by mistake, expedia pictures are different. Is not a resort hotel. Not worth the $. Rude personnel,bad bed, no hot water at shower,no service at all....we check out asap and went to another hotel.
Comment from Hotel Management
Jul 28, 2017 by Sherrie, Hotel Management
Erika I am shocked to hear this as this is completely opposite of the feedback we always get from our guest (as you see from the awards we have received). I am looking into this now with the resort.
4 out of 5
by A verified traveler

A gem in the West Indies.

Posted Jul 17, 2017 on Hotels
Wonderful gem. Beach powder white, plenty of on site water and land activities. Food exceptional for all inclusive. Snorkeling all along beach just 10 feet in. Quite and relaxing. Resort area lush with flowers and palms and well kept.
Comment from Hotel Management
Jul 21, 2017
Thank you for taking the time to share your comments with us. It is wonderful to hear that you enjoyed your time here with us. We look forward in welcoming you back to our island and resort. Thank you again and we wish you well.
3 out of 5
by A verified traveler from Connecticut

Amazing beach. Service and food is lacking

Posted Jul 8, 2017
Although the beach is amazing, the service was lacking. In my opinion I have received much better service elsewhere. The staf seems to be more accustomed to socializing rather than attending to the guest. There are also to many rules about food and eating times. If you want to have an amazing beach then go. But if your looking for great service, food, and activities. It's. It the place for you. There was 1 restaurant open at night and u had to pay extra for lobster...also there best restaurant is an extra charge. They also do not offer room service which on vacation I feel is a must.
Comment from Hotel Management
Aug 8, 2017 by Management, Hotel Management
Dear Valued Guest, Galley Bay is an exceptional Resort. It is a small quaint sanctuary set away from the main stream of Caribbean life. The staff are very caring for their guests, but they are also careful to respect the privacy of guests who are themselves unique. Most guests enjoy the pleasant and sensitive awareness of the staff. Nevertheless they are Caribbean and like most of the Caribbean people, they have a great joy for life, and they love to laugh. Breakfast and Lunch are served in the Seagrape Restaurant. It is an open air restaurant set by the sea, and serves buffet and a la carte for breakfast. Lunch and dinner at the Seagrape is a la carte. Galley Bay provides another option for an amazing dinner hour. The Gauguin Restaurant is a lovely hide-a-way set back from the main resort activities. The Gauguin is a palm thatched beachfront Shangri la open to the outdoors. Little paths lead one through a tropical landscape to arrive at one’s table. Each table is set along the ocean so one can listen to waves as they roll onto shore. A soft flickering candle sets the stage for a most promising experience. Dinner is served with a formal touch, and is most definitely is a savory dish to be forever remembered. In reviewing the various restaurants in Antigua I found most of them charged extra for lobster, or the higher price of the dinner reflects the additional charge. Regards
5 out of 5
by Nigel

What an amazing hotel!

Posted May 30, 2017 on Hotels
what an amazing hotel! Expensive compared with others, maybe, but as soon as you arrive you know it is worth it. The staff can't do enough for you, the food is amazing, straight out of your room onto the beach. Water sports included. Just perfect. We will definitely return! Thanks Galley Bay for an amazing holiday!
Comment from Hotel Management
Jul 17, 2017
Thanks and we welcome your return
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Beautiful hotel right on the beach, very secluded

Posted May 11, 2017 on Orbitz
The staff at Galley Bay was very informative and catered to all of our need.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Magical Stay

Posted Apr 26, 2017
Galley Bay is in a beautiful location directly on one of the most beautiful bays in the Caribbean. Very relaxed and laid back, with unobtrusive but attentive service when sought. Lovely for a quiet romantic get away!
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Winchester, VA

Perfect secluded and romantic beach

Posted Apr 17, 2017
Pros: small and quiet
Cons: jogging trail, more couple activities
Location: didn't go outside of resort
Had a wonderful time celebrating 20 year Anniversary! This trip was a reconnect with my husband and we had so much fun. We enjoyed a romantic dinner on the beach with our own waiter, we had a 90 minutes couple massage outside(so wonderful). The staff was incredible. The food was the BEST I ever had. Would definitely go again. Met a lot of people from all over the world. :)