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 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.  

Hotel Amenities (back to top)
  • Activities Desk
  • Bars
  • 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
  • Windsurfing

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 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.  

Markets (back to top)

Adults Only, Golf, Beach and Alternative Lifestyles (Gay/Lesbian).  

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: Early check-in and late check-out is 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.  

Maximum Occupancy:  

2016 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.  

Please note:  

• 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 (back to top)

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.  

Dress Code:  

• 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).  

Add-On Package (Honeymoon 16) (back to top)

HONEYMOON PACKAGE 2016 This is a complimentary honeymoon package, please see details below.  

Booking Dates: 07/13/2015 - 01/02/2017 Travel Dates: 01/03/2016 - 01/02/2017  

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 16) (back to top)

RENEWAL OF VOWS PACKAGE 2016  

Booking Dates: 01/03/2016 - 01/02/2017 Travel Dates: 01/03/2016 - 01/02/2017  

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 Beachfront 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 holidays (12/22/16-01/02/17).  

Add-On Package (Wedding 16) (back to top)

WEDDING PACKAGE 2016 A complimentary Wedding Package is offered with a 7-night stay in the categories specified below. If guests do not meet the criteria the Wedding Package may be purchased at a cost to the couple.  

Booking Dates: 01/03/2016 - 01/02/2017  

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 (12/22/16-01/02/17).  

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.  

Specialty Package (All Inclusive Platinum 16) (back to top)

ALL INCLUSIVE PLATINUM PLAN PACKAGE 2016  

Booking Dates: 07/13/2015 - 01/02/2017 Travel Dates: 01/03/2016 - 01/02/2017  

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 16) (back to top)

PREMIUM BEACHFRONT SPA PACKAGE 2016  

Booking Dates: 07/13/2015 - 01/02/2017 Travel Dates: 01/03/2016 - 01/02/2017  

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.  

Bonus Features (back to top)

2016 Bonus Features:  

• Travel Dates: 01/03/2016 - 01/02/2017  

• Use of air-conditioned fitness room  

• Non-motorized watersports including:  

• windsurfing, sailing, snorkeling, kayaking and catamarans (instruction is included).  

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.  

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.  

Passport Requirement  

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