Galley Bay Resort & Spa – All-Inclusive – Adults Only
What We Love
- The Jetsetter rate is all-inclusive (three meals daily, all alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages and non-motorized watersports)
- Romantic, castaway vibe popular with honeymooners
- A choice of three restaurants
- Private dining cabanas for two
- READ MORE: A Caribbean Island for Everyone
What To Know
- This is more of a couple's retreat; children 15 and under are not permitted at the resort
- A dress code is enforced in the restaurants: no bathing suits or bare feet; attire is smart casual after 6:30 p.m.
- Room service only for breakfast
- Ismay's restaurant is a $45 per person surcharge
- A 10 percent hotel service fee will be collected at the Jetsetter checkout
- Adults Only
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
This couples-oriented, all-inclusive resort started as a modest family-owned operation, and though it has grown into a grand beachfront stay, the vibe remains intimate — a stay here feels more like a visit to a good friend’s Caribbean estate than a hotel. Interiors eschew the traditional Caribbean assault of candy colors for a more reserved palette of natural sand-and-sea shades with tropical flower–colored accents (the artist Gauguin is the muse).
Bed & Bath
Choose between free-standing bungalows with outdoor showers and private balconies or garden bungalows with private plunge pools. Most opt to unwind in a traditional “unplugged” room, though guests can have digs equipped with mod cons like WiFi, a flat-screen TV and an iPod dock.
Three restaurants are included in this resort’s all-inclusive rate. The casual beachfront Sea Grape works well for breakfast while Barefoot Grill is a favorite for lunch. For a romantic dinner a deux, couples can dine in a private cabana at Gauguin restaurant, which serves upscale West Indian fusion fare. Ismay’s restaurant is located at the remote south end of the beach; it’s open only evenings, and offers white glove service.
In the Area
Start your vacation on a relaxing note with a treatment at the hotel’s Indulge spa — we like the “Tropical Harmony” massage with papaya-pineapple crème fraiche exfoliation and wrap. For a more active afternoon, snorkel, kayak or sail off the beach or venture beneath the waves with Dive Antigua, the longest-running outfitter on the island. You can also see a bird’s-eye view of the island with Antigua Rainforest, which runs zipline canopy tours in the island’s lush jungle.
How to Get There
Spent 14 wonderful nights at Galley Bay. Chose a beachfront suite and it was perfect, just steps from the Caribbean sea. Beach was never crowded and the snorkelling was brilliant. All the restaurants were good whether a quick snack or A la Carte and the rum punch delicious. Can’t wait to go back!
Galley Bay,paradise on earth,we have been coming here since 2016 every year and it just gets better and better,amazing rooms with direct access to beach, beautiful pool,fantastic food at every restaurant and the Barefoot grill,amazing drinks and cocktails , do as much as you like or if you are like us its the beach and do as little as possible.The water sports guys are so helpful they will even teach you to sail the Hobby Cats,customer services are always there and can't do enough for you,thanks guys,but all the staff at Galley Bay are amazing from top managers to the guys doing the gardens and they look fantastic, will have to mention some staff,Troya who is a wonderful host,Stuart you are a amazing and Kay who makes the best Galley Bay cocktail called the Galley Bay but ALL staff are super and we just love meeting them again year after year,
This was our 4th time at Galley Bay and it is still as amazing as the first time. We were welcomed as family, staff remembered us and made us feel as though we had come home. We were fortunate enough to get the same room as we always do, this is something they try to do and it adds towards the coming home. Staff are too numerous to name all but a very big thank you to you all, especially, Sadie, Bridesphine, Tina, Chesley, Andrea, Ava-Gay, Mike-Ray, Vaughan, Sherilyn, Althea, Quiacinn and Venier.