Galley Bay Resort & Spa

Galley Bay resort is an amazing high end resort with incredible repeat guests. You could join that club for your stay in Antigua.

Choose your antigua resort hotel- a quick guide.

Are you a first time visitor staying for a week? If the answer is yes then be carefree about where on the island you will be situated. All Antigua resorts are nearby or situated on  great beaches. Are you looking for the best resort to get married in or have a once in a lifetime honeymoon? Take a look at our special article on wedding resorts.

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The Galley Bay Resort seems to have found the right combination of location, luxury and top quality service, with many customers returning year on year. It is not the most exclusive of the properties you can find but it has more than it's fair share of luxury and is well within the category of LUXURY. There are no bad beaches on Antigua but this is one of the better of the best beaches and practically difficult to be used by the public. Galley Bay Resort is a popular choice for getting married, why not tie the knot in Antigua.

About the Galley Bay Resort & Spa

This is an adult only hotel, with a focus on customer satisfaction, according to the reviews. It is said that the staff greet customers by name and remember minor details that can really make your stay special.

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This resort appears to be a favourite with couples, honeymooners and those celebrating birthdays and anniversaries, which is probably due in no small part to the customer's reviews of the service and attention to detail mentioned above.

Of interest if you are sporting, there are a range of fish in the lagoons to the rear croquet and tennis among many other pursuits. You could borrow a bicycle to explore this natural and beautiful part of Antigua. Not far away is the hawksbill resort with 5 other beaches one of them eden beach if you want to explore. An onsite spa is available with a range of local ingredients.



There are on the beach rooms or garden rooms (Gauguin suites). Style is beach style with wooden furniture and light decor. An airy feel very typical for comfort in Antigua is aparent. Spacious bathrooms and powerful showers help you dust the beach off after a sun kissed afternoon or morning. You might have been somewhat active from the yoga classes too.
The rear of the rooms is serviced by the morning sun - enjoy your coffee or tea with nature all around. The front of the property is on the beach. You can get an upstairs or downstairs room either way the location is amazing.

Dining Food and Drink

Up scale Isamy's is fine dining with a surcharge great wines and extra interesting dishes such as lobster, fillet steak and a great wine list.

Seagrape - breakfast lunch and dinner, footwear required and beachwear must be covered and respectable. For dinner you should wear a collared shirt and long trousers. Food is à la carte apart from a weekly buffet.

Gauguin's - named after the artist a colourful range of dishes and offers romatic secluded seating on the beach.

Barefoot Grill - relaxed burgers and sandwiches.

Bars Rum Shack and Cocktails are a plenty with poolside service.


The pool is of a lagoon shaped design allowing you a private oasis within a tropical setting that has soft furninsings and is serviced for your enjoyment. A waterfall provides white noise along with the nature that the resort has omnipresent.


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Deidre C- 5 diamond
Travelling as a a couple April 2019-

"This is definitely a nice size resort loaded with peace and tranquillity which caters to Adults. I consider this location as my Oceanview paradise. They have a nice selection of Ocean Front and Oceanview rooms and restaurants. The spa is a definite must. They have everything you need from a gym, classes, beach, pool with cascading waterfalls, bars, tennis courts and the list goes on. The staff is very friendly and accommodating. Strongly recommend."- source Trip Advisor

Suefairy- 5 diamond

Travelling as a family April 2019-
"My husband and I spent our honeymoon at Galley Bay 17 years ago and it was wonderful. We were on a cruise last week and visited Antigua so I phoned in advance and asked if we could have lunch at Galley Bay. We were welcomed with our friends and family. Peter and Bridesphine looked after us beautifully and served us a fantastic lunch and drinks. Thank you so much, it was very special to return. We will be booking another holiday at Galley Bay very soon." - source Trip Advisor

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Location Map

Getting to Galley Bay Resort from the Airport

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If you have disabilities then there are two adapted rooms near reception with grab rails a raised toilet and wheel-in bathroom. 

Galley Bay Resort Day Passes

If you are not staying at the resort you can still take a day out and experience the resort facilities yourself with a day pass.
There is a single all inclusive option but states use of the bar lunch and facilities which costs Winter $172 vs $144 in Summer per adult. Your day pass is valid for 10:30am to 6:00pm.

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How to choose the right resort?

Hotel Location

It's not necessary to situate yourself based on location to Nelsons Dockyard or Shirley Heights as the size of Antigua allows you full access to the islands nightlife and attractions anyway. Instead focus on choosing the right resort for you.

If you still want to be located in a specific spot then we have the following links that show you the hotels and touristic points of interest:
North, North East, East, South East, South, South West, West, North West 

When To Visit

Out of season it will be quiet no matter where you go with the exception that some loactions seem to hold more bars and restaurants that are actually open. English Harbour tends to slow down out of season (with closures) more than say the South West or North West. Just be ready to disengage from time and enjoy the resort restaurnts and nightlife. The busiest periods around Christmas to Easter see more visitors to the island and check for sailing week as it's crowded.