GALLEY BAY RESORT & SPA
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 overlooking 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 windsurfing, 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.
Accommodation Categories and Descriptions
Food and Beverage Outlets
Add-On Package (Honeymoon 16)
Add-On Package (Renewal of Vows 16)
Add-On Package (Wedding 16)
Specialty Package (All Inclusive Platinum 16)
Specialty Package (Premium Beachfront Spa 16)
Beauty Salon ($)
Car Rental Desk ($)
Golf (18-hole, nearby) ($)
Hair Salon ($)
Laundry Services ($)
Massage Services ($)
Physician (on call) ($)
Tennis Court (daytime)
• Changing cabanas are available for late check-outs at a fee (the fee is donated to a local charity).
• Library and lounge with internet access and book exchange.
• Boutique with logo items and sundries.
• Indulge Spa is a luxury spa in a posh tree-house-like setting overlooking a bird sanctuary lagoon. Two elevated open air treatment pods one for couple's massages and one for single massages. In addition to single and couples air-conditioned treatment rooms, a spa pool, and a soothing space to relax before and after treatments. ($) Denotes a fee may be charged. Please note: Some hotel amenities listed above may have an additional fee associated with them.
ACCOMMODATION CATEGORIES AND DESCRIPTIONS
• Check-in-time: 3:00 pm Check-out-time: 12:00 pm
Early check-in/check-out policy:
• Early check-in and late check-out is on a request basis, is subject to availability, and is at an additional charge.
• No children under 16 years old are permitted at the resort.
Gauguin Cottage w/Pool - 2 adults.
• Superior Beachfront - 2 adults.
• Deluxe Beachfront - 2 adults. Premium Beachfront Suite - 3 adults*.
• Premium Beachfront Spa Suite - 3 adults*.
• (*) The Premium Beachfront Suite or Premium Beachfront Spa Suite will allow 3 adults, with the extra person utilizing a rollaway bed.
Gauguin Cottage With Pool, Situated on the edge of a bird sanctuary lagoon, starting just 50 yards from the beach, each romantic cottage consists of two separate thatched rondovals - one for sleeping - the other a bath/dressing room, connected by a sheltered breezeway. The plunge pools are 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 Spanish heather. Flanked by paved sun decks, they 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.
Superior Beachfront, Elegant rooms in one-story buildings with vaulted ceilings and private patio located directly on 3/4-mile white sand beach. Bedding: 1 king bed.
Deluxe Beachfront, These rooms are well appointed and spacious, larger than the Superior Beachfront rooms, with walk-in closets, large beach patios (with beach shower) and modern designer bathrooms. Walk directly onto the beach from the lower level rooms. Second floor rooms have private balconies.
• Bedding: 1 king bed.
Premium Beachfront, the hotel's 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 and her showers/basins and separate bathtub.
• This category also includes complimentary internet access, a DVD player and an iPod docking station.
• Bedding: 1 king bed.
Premium Beachfront Spa Suite, the hotels largest and 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.
The Premium Beachfront Spa Suite category must be booked and reported for the Premium Beachfront Suite Spa package to be valid.
Recent Room Upgrades
• Superior Beachfront rooms have been upgraded (in 2014) with remodeled bathrooms, furniture and soft goods.
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
Gauguin Bar General Opening Hours: 11:00am until 11:00pm
Lounge Bar, After dinner lounge bar.
Teepee Bar, A cone-shaped, thatched-roof bar located on the beach. Hors d'oeuvres are served in the early evening at 6pm.
Barefoot Grill, serves panini, quesadilla and burgers under thatched umbrellas right on the sand. Open 12:00pm-5:00pm
Gauguin Restaurant(*), Smaller more intimate oceanside restaurant with casual, grill-type fare with an eastern theme beneath individual thatched huts. Open for lunch and dinner. Same day reservations are necessary for dinner.
(*) Denotes reservation is required.
Ismay's(*), a stunning timber building situated at the southern end of our 3/4 mile white sand beach adjacent to the beautiful shell bay. Menu offers guests the best of International and Island flavors.
• Open for dinner only. (A a supplement applies for all inclusive guests; adults & children).
(*) Denotes reservation is required.
Sea Grape Restaurant, Spacious open air elegant beachfront restaurant with a waterfall where you will be treated to exotic flavors of the Caribbean with sumptuous a la carte dishes for breakfast, lunch and dinner created by our master chef.
• In the restaurants, shoes are worn and bathing suites are covered.
• After 6:30pm, men wear shirts with collars and short or long sleeves (no T-shirts or tank tops) and long pants or stylish jeans (no shorts, Capris or 3/4 pants)
• Women wear dresses, skirts, long pants or stylish jeans, culottes or in the summer tailored Bermuda- length shorts (no "short shorts" or cutoffs).