Galley Bay Resort & Spa
Five Islands
P.O. Box 305
St. Johns, Antigua

Distance from hotel to the capital city of St. John, 10 minutes. Distance from hotel to V.C. Bird International Airport (ANU), 25 minutes.  

Galley Bay is an all-inclusive beachfront hideaway created for discerning travelers in search of a refined, yet unpretentious escape. It enjoys a secluded setting amidst forty-acres of lush, tropical gardens between a bird sanctuary lagoon and a 3/4 mile beach on the undeveloped west coast of Antigua. Great care has been taken to ensure the resort not only compliments, but also takes full advantage of these untouched natural surroundings. Thatch, bamboo, and terracotta combine to establish an ambiance of elegant rusticity in the alfresco public areas, whilst a picturesque wooden deck ensures maximum exposure to the ocean views. There is little disruption from the outside world as access to the resort is via a wooden bridge traversing the bird sanctuary. The 98 guestrooms are discreetly tucked away amidst the palms, more than three-quarters of them lying directly on the white sand beach and boasting breathtaking views of the Caribbean Sea- the comfortable Superior and Deluxe Rooms all feature private terraces or balconies. The Premium Suites are distinguished by sunken living rooms, floor-to-ceiling windows and expansive bathrooms with deep-soaking tubs, and updated amenities such as complimentary internet access, a DVD player and an iPod docking station. Home-away-from-home comforts throughout include air conditioning, ceiling fans, satellite TVs, mini-refrigerators (stocked on the day arrival only) and coffee makers. Set just behind close to the bird sanctuary is the unique Gauguin cottages with their own individual splash pools. Designed as semi-private sanctuaries for couples, each one consists of two thatched-roof rondovals (one a bedroom and the other a bathroom/dressing room), as well as splash pools with paved sundecks, many of them over- looking the lagoon. Woven bamboo ceilings, uneven whitewashed walls and cool terracotta tiling establish their charming Caribbean theme, whilst the beach is no more than fifty-yards away.  

In keeping with Galley Bay's tranquil, escapist ambience, recreational activities tend to be of a relaxing nature and guests are generally quite content to sunbathe on the sands or around the landscaped swimming pool. Those in the mood for a little action, however, can take advantage of the tennis court, air-conditioned fitness room or non-motorized watersports, such as sailing, snorkeling and kayaking. Massages are also available on-site, scuba-diving can be arranged nearby, whilst golf on two 18-hole golf courses are less than 30-minutes drive away. Dining is also an important part of any stay at Galley Bay, the European Executive Chef specializing in Euro-Caribbean cuisine that makes the most of fresh local produce and seafood. Guests seeking a change from the a la carte fine dining experience of The Sea Grape can enjoy the grilled fare of the more intimate Gauguin restaurant, both dining venues alfresco and just steps from the Caribbean Sea. Or guests can also experience fine dining at Ismay's restaurant (an additional surcharge applies for this dining option). Afternoon tea, evening hors d'oeuvres, live entertainment, cocktail parties and Caribbean barbecues all contribute to the hotels sociable, tropical ambiance, whilst the personal service from the staff contributes to its exceptionally high repeat-guest quota.  

Hotel Amenities (back to top)
  • Miscellaneous Amenities
  • -Changing cabanas are available for late check-outs at a fee (the fee is
  • donated to a local charity).
  • -Library and lounge with internet access and book exchange.
  • -Boutique with logo items and sundries.
  • -Indulge Spa is a luxury spa in a posh tree-house-like setting over-
  • looking a bird sanctuary lagoon. Two elevated open air treatment pods
  • one for couple's massages and one for single massages. In addition to
  • single and couples air-conditioned treatment rooms, a spa pool, and a
  • soothing space to relax before and after treatments.
Beach Beauty Salon ($) Bicycles Car Rental Desk ($) Currency Exchange Entertainment Fishing ($) Fitness Center Games (board) Gift Shop Golf (18-hole, nearby) ($) Golf Club Hair Salon ($) Horseshoes Kayaks Lagoon Laundry Services ($) Lounges Massage Services ($) Physician (on call) ($) Pool (freshwater) Pool Table Snorkeling Table Tennis Tennis Court (daytime) Wedding Gazebo Please note: Some hotel amenities listed above may have an additional fee associated with them.  

Markets (back to top)

Adults Only, Golf and Beach.  

Accommodation Categories and Descriptions (back to top)

Arrival/Departure Time:  

• Check-in-time: 3:00 pm Check-out-time: 12:00 pm  

Early check-in/check-out policy: Are on a request basis, is subject to availability and is at an additional charge.  

Children Policy:  

• No children under 16 years old are permitted at the resort (adults only resort).  

Maximum Occupancy:  

2019:  

• Deluxe Beachfront - 2 adults.  

• Superior Deluxe Beachfront - 2 adults.  

• Gauguin Suite - 2 adults.  

• Premium Beachfront Suite - 3 adults.  

• Premium Beachfront Spa Suite - 2 adults.  

 

Please Note:  

• The Premium Beachfront Suite will allow 3 adults, with the extra person utilizing a rollaway bed.  

2020:  

• Deluxe Beachfront - 2 adults.  

• Superior Deluxe Beachfront - 2 adults.  

• Gauguin Suite - 2 adults.  

• Premium Beachfront Suite - 3 adults.  

• Premium Beachfront Spa Suite - 2 adults.  

 

Please Note:  

• The Premium Beachfront Suite will allow 3 adults, with the extra person utilizing a rollaway bed.  

Superior Deluxe Beachfront, (SD3) These guestrooms are quietly elegant and thus emphasizing the breathtaking views these rooms are centrally located within the resort, so you will never have to travel far to have your every wish catered to.These well appointed and spacious rooms allow you to hear the soothing sounds of the waves on your doorstep while reclining in your cocoon of luxury.The single story buildings mean that guests can enjoy the views from their private patio and enjoy direct access to the beach.  

Deluxe Beachfront, (DBF) These rooms are well appointed and spacious with walk-in closets, large beach patios (with beach shower) and bathrooms with shower only. Walk directly onto the beach from the lower level rooms.  

• Second floor rooms have private balconies.  

• Bedding: 1 king bed.  

Gauguin Suite, (67G) Situated on the edge of a bird sanctuary lagoon, starting just 50 yards from the beach. Each romantic suite consists of two thatched rondovals with a large enclosed air conditioned sitting area that provides views of the garden and plunge pool - one rondoval is the bedroom - the other a bath/dressing room (shower only). The Gauguin Suites have cool white tile flooring with stone accents. Each Gauguin Suite has a plunge pool, which is either rectangular or freeform in shape, each one concealed from its neighbor by a combination of the lush tropical vegetation and screens made from natural wood branches. Flanked by paved sun decks with outdoor shower that measure either 7 feet by 9 feet or 7 feet by 13 feet, and are either step-up or level to the ground. Bedding: 1 king bed.  

Premium Beachfront Suite, The largest and most luxurious accommodations feature a bedroom and sunken living room with a wet bar overlooking a spectacular ocean view.  

• Each suite has its own private balcony/patio situated directly on the beach with his & her showers, basins, separate bathtub. Wireless internet connection available.  

• Bedding: 1 king bed.  

Premium Beachfront Spa Suite, (P3B) The largest and most luxurious accommodations feature a bedroom and sunken living room with a wet bar overlooking a spectacular ocean view.  

• Each suite has its own private balcony/patio situated directly on the beach with his & her showers, basins, separate bathtub. Wireless internet connection available.  

All accommodations include: telephones (direct dial), television (satellite), air conditioning, alarm clock radio, bathrobes, shower, coffee maker, hairdryer, iron (on request), ironing board (on request), safe deposit box and ceiling fan.  

Refrigerator (mini) Mini refrigerator is stocked only on day of arrival with water, beer and soda. There is a minimal cost for replenishment.  

Rollaway Bed A rollaway is only permitted in the Premium Beachfront Suite category.  

Specific bedding and/or special requests are fulfilled based on availability and cannot always be guaranteed.  

Food and Beverage Outlets (back to top)

Bars & Lounges, With four open-air lounges and bars, a refreshing drink is never far away. Enjoy enchanting ocean vistas as you sip a handcrafted signature cocktail, a premium wine or liquor, or maybe an alcohol-free beverage. At each venue, enjoy the perfect setting to mix, mingle and share stories. At the conical-roofed Tee Pee Bar, chill out with the bar specialty, a frozen blend of rum, grenadine, coconut cream and bananas. Savor after- noon tea or an evening cocktail with live entertainment at the Sea Grape Lounge. Appreciate the rustic charm of the Gauguin Bar and the lush garden setting of Ismays Bar. Hours of Operation: Rum Shack: 6:00pm-10:30pm Tee Pee Bar: Daily 10:00am-11:00pm Gauguin Bar: Daily 12:00pm-11:30pm Sea Grape: Daily 10:00am-11:00pm -Hours are subject to change Dress Code: Casual  

Coffee Shop, With comfortable wicker club chairs, and an eclectic selection of books at hand, you can dive into a good read or plan your day while savoring a selection of refreshments at the Coffee Shop. The distinctive white-washed walls, light-wood flooring and cream-colored appointments create a calming sanctuary. Whether you're relaxing or chatting with friends, enjoy an array of delectable pastries, such as buttery croissants, blueberry muffins and cinnamon rolls the perfect complement to your fresh-brewed coffee, juice, or tea. Hours of Operation: Daily: 7:00am-10:30pm -Hours are subject to change Dress Code: Casual  

Barefoot Grill, Enjoy light fare at the beachside Barefoot Grill, featuring spectacular tropical scenery. Kick back, relax and relish a casual meal in the comfortable shade of your charming thatched umbrella table. Take a moment to chat with the chef, who is happy to prepare succulent specialties tailored to your palate. Amid ocean-scented breezes and the tantalizing aroma of grilling delicacies, your taste buds will delight in such flavorful menu choices as a spicy Cajun catch of the day, classic hamburgers, grilled tortillas stuffed with savory smoked chicken, and more all cooked to perfection. Hours of Operation: Lunch: 12:00pm-4:30pm -Hours are subject to change.  

• Dress Code: Lunch: Casual  

Gauguin, Azure blue sea. Gently swaying palms. Thatched roofs.  

• Let the charms of island life that inspired Gauguin infuse your dining experience ith romance and intimate memories. At the Gauguin restaurant, enjoy private dining in your own cabana, amid flickering candlelight and the caress of a gentle sea breeze. Savor a fine wine with such mouthwatering delicacies as slow-cooked chipotle chicken with watermelon and cilantro or a savory green curry with coconut and vegetables, and more. Reservations are required for dinner. Hours of Operation:  

• Lunch: 12:00pm-4:30 p.m. Dinner: 6:45pm-8:30 p.m. -Hours are subject to change Dress Code: Lunch: Shoes must be worn at all times and bathing suits are covered and dry. Dinner: Men are required to wear collared shirts with long pants or stylish jeans. T-shirts, shorts, capri, 3/4 pants and ripped jeans are not accepted. We ask that women wear dresses, skirts, long pants or stylish tailored shorts or jeans. No short shorts or tank tops allowed.  

Ismay's, Step into Ismay's and be magically transported to an elegant dining experience. In this charming open-air, timber-framed restaurant set on our beach near Shell Bay, dining is an event to savor.  

• Specialties like pan-roasted rack of lamb are complemented by romantic candlelight, fine china and crisp table linens. Cap off your perfect evening with a aged cognac, rum or Scotch whisky. You'll appreciate why Ismay's is the ultimate venue for romantic dinners or celebrating special occasions. Reservations are required and there is a $45.00 USD surcharge plus taxes. Dress Code: Dinner: Men are required to wear collared shirts with long pants or stylish jeans. T-shirts, shorts, capri, 3/4 pants and ripped jeans are not accepted. We ask that women wear dresses, skirts, long pants or stylish tailored shorts or jeans.  

• No short shorts or tank tops allowed.  

Sea Grape, With its mesmerizing Caribbean Sea vistas and gentle surf serenade, Sea Grape restaurant offers an enchanting coastal atmosphere where a sense of serenity suffuses the dining experience.  

• Savor a salad of locally grown greens or a delicious, pan-seared fillet of grouper, and let the refreshing sea breeze enrich your culinary experience. Your comfort is enhanced by the friendly, attentive service you receive from the staff. Immerse yourself in the festive vibe of the weekly Caribbean barbecue, serving sumptuous fare accompanied by live steel-drum music. Hours of Operation: Breakfast: 7:00pm-10:00am Lunch: 12:00pm- 2:00pm Dinner: 6:30pm-10:00pm -Hours are subject to change. Dress Code: Breakfast: Footwear must be worn and bathing suits are covered and dry at all times. Lunch: Footwear must be worn and bathing suits are covered and dry at all times. Dinner: Men are required to wear collared shirts with long pants or stylish jeans. T-shirts, shorts, capri, 3/4 pants and ripped jeans are not accepted. We ask that women wear dresses, skirts, long pants or stylish tailored shorts or jeans. No short shorts or tank tops allowed.  

Add-On Package (Weddings 18-20) (back to top)

CLASSIC WEDDING PACKAGE 2018-2020 This package is complimentary when guests meet the criteria listed below, otherwise the package is available at an additional cost to couples. Other charges will apply (for complimentary or paid package, more information is provided below).  

Booking Dates: 01/01/2018 - 01/02/2021 Travel Dates: 04/07/2018 - 01/02/2021  

Package Inclusions:  

• Decorated site for wedding ceremony (the wedding is set up for a max 6 people based on inclusions below)  

• Best Man/Maid of Honor (if needed)  

• Bouquet of fresh local flowers for the Bride  

• Boutonniere for the Groom  

• Single tier wedding cake  

• One bottle of sparkling wine  

• All hotel taxes and gratuities  

Please Note:  

• A registrar and licensing fee is charged per wedding which includes all licenses, services of the registrar and copy of the marriage certification. (To be paid locally)  

• Transportation to and from minister office is not included.  

• Residency: One business day is required to process the legal application required for the marriage license.  

• Optional extras that are not included (and are at an additional cost) are music & entertainment; photography & videography; reception; additional flowers & decor.  

• Optional extra are provided by third-party independent contractors, and the resort is not responsible for quality.  

• Cost of transportation to Legal Affairs and the High Court is not included.  

• Transfers must be paid directly to the driver  

• Government offices are not open on public holidays.  

• A Free Wedding is available with a 7 night stay (or longer) on the All Inclusive Platinum Plan in a Deluxe Beachfront category or higher. (Some restrictions apply - Free Wedding may not be combinable with some offers and/or packages).  

• All Free Weddings also require a local registrar and licensing fee (subject to local change and is payable to the local authorities).  

• Weddings will not be scheduled over the holidays (12/22/18-01/02/19, 12/22/19-01/02/20, 12/22/20-01/02/21).  

Required Documentation:  

• Please travel with valid passports, immigration cards (stamped locally at airport). If divorced original proof of Decree Absolute; if widowed, original death certificate; original proof of name change by Deed Poll; if under 18 years of age, evidence of consent of parents is required in the form of an original Affidavit by a Notary Public. N.B. Documents such as birth certificates and Decree Absolutes must be officially translated into English.  

Add-On Package (Honeymoon 18-20) (back to top)

HONEYMOON PACKAGE 2018-2020 This is a complimentary honeymoon package, please see details below.  

Booking Dates: 01/01/2018 - 01/02/2021 Travel Dates: 04/07/2018 - 01/02/2021  

Package Inclusions:  

• Fruit plate  

• Sparkling wine  

• A 25% discount off clients first spa treatment (not applicable at the hair salon)  

Please Note:  

• Spa discounts are based off the full rate card spa treatments and are not combinable with local discounts.  

• Designation as a honeymoon couple must appear in the reservation request.  

• Proof of recent marriage may be required upon check-in.  

Add-On Package (Renewal of Vows 18-20) (back to top)

RENEWAL OF VOWS PACKAGE 2018-2020 This package is complimentary when guests meet the criteria listed below, otherwise the package is available at an additional cost to couples. Other charges will apply (for complimentary or paid package, more information is provided below).  

Booking Dates: 01/01/2018 - 01/02/2021 Travel Dates: 04/07/2018 - 01/02/2021  

Package Inclusions:  

• Services of a wedding coordinator  

• Decorated site for the ceremony (the Renewal of Vows celebrations is set up for a maximum of 6 people including couple based on inclusions below)  

• Single tier cake  

• Commemorative Certificate  

• One bottle of Sparkling wine  

Please Note:  

• A fee is charged on all Renewal of Vows to include a Marriage officer. (To be paid locally)  

• Renewal of Vows Package is complimentary with a 7 night minimum stay or longer when booking the All Inclusive (AI) package in a Deluxe Beach- front category or higher.  

• Free Renewal of Vows may not be combinable with some offers and/or packages.  

• All Free Renewal of Vows also require a Marriage officer fee, (subject to local change and is payable to the local authorities).  

• Renewal of Vows Ceremonies will not be scheduled over the winter holidays (12/22/18-01/02/19, 12/22/19-01/02/20, 12/22/20-01/02/21).  

Specialty Package (All Inclusive Platinum 18-20) (back to top)

ALL INCLUSIVE PLATINUM PLAN PACKAGE 2018-2020  

Booking Dates: 01/01/2018 - 01/02/2021 Travel Dates: 04/07/2018 - 01/02/2021  

Package Inclusions:  

• Accommodations  

• All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner)  

• All beverages (name-brand liquors, house wines by the glass, Caribbean beers, tropical coolers and soft drinks by the glass)  

• Non-motorized watersports including wind-surfing, sailing, snorkeling, kayaking, hobie-style catamarans and stand up paddle boarding  

• Tennis  

• Freshwater swimming pool  

• Bicycles  

• Croquet  

• Nightly entertainment  

• Taxes and service charges  

Please Note:  

• Room service is not available.  

Specialty Package (Premium Beachfront Spa 18-20) (back to top)

PREMIUM BEACHFRONT SPA PACKAGE 2018-2020  

Booking Dates: 01/01/2018 - 01/02/2021 Travel Dates: 04/07/2018 - 01/02/2021  

Package Inclusions:  

• Premium Beachfront Spa Suite accommodation (package is only valid with this accommodation)  

• Daily spa treatments from a selected menu, 45-minute treatment per day included.  

Package Minimum Stay: 7 nights  

Please Note:  

• A spa treatment is included daily excluding the day of arrival and departure (i.e. 5 per person per 7 night stay).  

• Guests will be accommodated in a Premium Beachfront Spa Suite - bookings must be reported as Premium Beachfront Spa Suite for offers to be validated.  

• A specific spa package menu is designed and exclusive to this offer.  

• Treatments are non transferable and based on a per person usage.  

Package inclusions are subject to change.  

Miscellaneous Information (back to top)

 

Unique Selling Points  

• Breathtaking setting on a three-quarter mile white sand beach.  

• Secluded, tranquil location with minimum disruption from the outside world.  

• A low-rise resort charmingly designed to complement its natural surroundings.  

• 80% of its guest rooms are beachfront, the remaining 20% boast private splash pools.  

• Convenient all-inclusive plan featuring-la carte dining at individual tables.  

• Convenient for town, shopping and golf at the 18-hole Cedar Valley Golf Club.  

• Euro-Caribbean cuisine are served in two oceanfront restaurants.  

• Sociable, house party ambience in the evenings.  

• Personal attention from long-serving staff.  

• Extremely high repeat-guest quota.  

Passport Requirement  

• US citizens traveling to and from the Caribbean require a valid passport to regain entry into the United States.  

Credit Card Requirements:  

• All guests are required to provide a credit card at check-in for possible incidentals not included on the All Inclusive plan (i.e. phone calls, bottled beverages, gift shop, beauty treatments, and Ismay's restaurant supplement).  

Internet Access:  

• Free internet facility located in the library area.  

• Wireless access available in certain areas of the property, utilizing personal laptops.  

• Basic wireless internet connection is available in all rooms.  

• Premium high speed internet is also available at an additional fee.