Galley Bay Resort & Spa reviews

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

4.5 Excellent

  • Cleanliness 5.0
  • Location 5.0
  • Rooms 4.5
  • Service 4.5
  • Value 4.5

4250 TripAdvisor reviews

TripAdvisor users rated this property 5 out of 5

The perfect place to relax and recharge your batteries

Alexander Y on Jul 02, 2022

We were so fortunate finding Galley Bay in 2013 and the fact that we have returned 9 times in the past 10 years from the UK shows how much we love the resort. From the moment you arrive at the reception the warm greeting you receive immediately puts you at ease. As you pass over the wooden bridge over the lagoon all your worries start to fade and we will never forget the first time we saw the beach on our way to the room. Our choice of rooms are the upstairs premium beachfront suites due to the higher ceilings in these rooms as opposed to the ground floor rooms which enable you to step straight out onto the beach. The rooms are spotless and well maintained. The minibar is well stocked and you can ask for extra drinks if needed. The menu choice will satisfy most palates and the tuna and marlin dishes are our favourites. Much of the fruit and vegetables are grown on site and a tour around the gardens is a must. There is a choice of 3 restaurants most evenings. Ismays is the fine dining option which needs to be booked and has a surcharge. The Seagrape is open for breakfast, lunch and evening meal with The Gauguin being open for lunch and evening meal. There is also the Barefoot Grill if you fancy a quick bite at lunch time. The refurbished coffee shop is a perfect spot for a Beveridge, sandwich, piece of cake or a cookie. The ice creams were a daily treat! The sea can be quite rough as stated in other reviews but if you choose your entry and exit points on the beach this problem can be negated. Watersports include kayaks, paddle boards, windsurfing and sailing. If you like snorkeling it is best at the Ismays end of the beach. The staff are all so friendly and work very hard to make your stay memorable. It is really difficult to single out any particular member of staff as they are all so welcoming and friendly. The gardeners, maintenance men, maids and cooks contribute to the great experience as do the front of house staff. There is entertainment every night with a mix of music. Mr Move the fire-breathing limbo dancer alongside the steel band is popular as is The Spirited Band. To help burn off some of the calories you consume there is a well equipped gym, a jogging trail and tennis courts. You can also walk to the nearby Fort and there are bikes you can use also We have travelled alot but Galley Bay is always the place we want to return to without any hesitation. If you want a relaxing holiday, with great accommodation, friendly staff and excellent food Galley Bay is the place to go, so much so we are returning later this year for our 10th visit!

TripAdvisor users rated this property 5 out of 5

Beautiful Resort. Will definitely return.

Fabiana A (Markham, Canada) on Jun 30, 2022

I had been looking at this property before and during Covid. Loved that it isn’t a mega hotel, and loved that you can get to the beach directly from our room. Our room, a premium beachfront, was large and lovely, but the washroom could use a renovation. I know that some of the rooms have been renovated, but ours wasn’t one of them. This did not take away from our wonderful experience. The staff were lovely, the food was fantastic—I gained a few pounds, and the water activities were wonderful.

TripAdvisor users rated this property 5 out of 5

A perfect holiday

MIKETERRA (Houston, Texas) on Jun 30, 2022

Everything about Galley Bay was perfect. We have been to several places in the Caribbean and Galley Bay is at the top of the list. What makes it stand out is the friendliness of the staff. Many of them made a point of remembering our names, but all were very attentive and helpful. We love the beach and water sports there as they really take the time to help you get the most out of it. The food was delicious with a lot of variety and we really liked ordering off menus (no buffets). We stayed in the Gauguin suites which was very spacious with a fabulous patio and plunge pool.

TripAdvisor users rated this property 5 out of 5

Relaxing Holiday

181peterq on Jun 30, 2022

We had 12 days at Galley Bay at the beginning of June. The whole experience was excellent. It’s a very relaxing adults only resort. The all inclusive food and drinks were very good. The restaurants are all table service, and generally this was ok, may be a couple of times we had to ask where our order was, to which it was chased up immediately. The beach is to die for, with free water sports. The only annoying thing being jet ski’s from other beaches buzzing up and down. Overall I would recommend this resort as a very relaxing holiday.

TripAdvisor users rated this property 5 out of 5

Going "home" to Galley Bay

napanapa_3 (Napa, California) on Jun 29, 2022

There are definite reasons why we return to Galley Bay year after year. We do love the colorful island of Antigua, her culture and the people. But, there's really nothing like a stay at Galley Bay for leaving the rest of the world behind. We can't imagine a better retreat. Add to the setting the fact that we are treated like family, and it's no wonder one perfect day rolls into another. The only sad day is the final morning of our holiday when we have to say goodbye.

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