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

4561 TripAdvisor reviews

TripAdvisor users rated this property 5 out of 5

10th Visit and it just keeps getting better.

clive1908 (East Grinstead, United Kingdom) on Feb 22, 2024

This place just keep getting better, it was our 10th visit and already looking to go back next year. Cannot recommend this place enough from the wonderful staff, location, food and accommodation every thing is 5 *. We did have few red flags but that didn't stop us enjoying the beach.

TripAdvisor users rated this property 5 out of 5

Excellent Quiet Resort - We will be BACK!

Sally B (ontario,canada) on Feb 19, 2024

My husband and I travelled to Galley Bay for our first time in Antigua and we had a superior deluxe room ground floor room. We loved it ! The view and access to the ocean and beach was the absolute best we have ever experienced. 2 loungers provided on your patio and also beach - this was such an excellent change for us who have had to play the towel game many times. The beach was so beautiful even one red flag days we almost never left it. GB does provide transport to another near by beach on red flag days which we never did but would consider on our next visit now that we know I bit more . We ate at all the restaurants and throughly enjoyed all of them, the menu's rotate and we never had an issue finding something yummy to eat. The wait staff were great, they always had a smile , warm and respectful. We found the portions to be perfect for us but you can have as much or little as you prefer. The bar drinks were consistently excellent and made fresh with care and expertise . (We found even the wine to be good.) Our room was a good size and the bed very comfortable and maid staff were always so friendly and did an excellent job every day. The Galley Bay staff were another reason we had such a wonderful vacation, they were all so helpful, friendly and warm. Management was on site and approachable for any issues which we never had . Just lovely people ! If you're looking for a vacation of pure relaxation and to completely unplug this is the place for you. Thank you again Galley Bay - We will be back!

TripAdvisor users rated this property 5 out of 5

Galley Bay Resort is Perfection!

mkelleyGuilfordCT (Guilford, CT) on Feb 12, 2024

Galley Bay is my favorite resort ever! I would describe it all as super wonderful. Our room oriented to the beach with a private patio with lounge chairs, just steps from the sand and sea. The patio included a private outdoor shower with warm water to rinse away sand and salt. Our room itself had a cathedral ceiling and offered a distinct living room section. The closet was spacious, and the bathroom spa-like. All dining was al fresco, as was the lovely bar. The Gauguin restaurant has private thatched roof cabana-like dining with water views. The food was delicious and beautifully presented by accommodating wait staff. Lounging by the pool was a delight with foliage, flowers and a waterfall to create an elegant atmosphere. The thatched cover shading the lounge chairs had a buzzer on its pole to summon the staff for refreshing beverages and cocktails throughout the day. There was a giant tortoise pen to educate and amuse. Cappuccinos and delectable desserts were available throughout the day, and high tea was served sea side. By some standard, the resort is "small" but I can say we never felt it so. The menus change at the three wonderful restaurants, each opening to the sea. Why would I want another bar when this one is spacious with a panoramic view of the Caribbean? In my experience of 15 Caribbean islands and 25 different resorts, this is the one I will return to again and again! Planning our vacation was so easy with my favorite agent, Katrina Lindsey klindsey@eliteislandresorts.com.

TripAdvisor users rated this property 5 out of 5

Top notch resort, food and staff! We never went off property, no need to. The food was gourmet, the drinks outstanding!

TravelFanHartford_CT (Hartford, CT) on Feb 11, 2024

We (3 couples) enjoyed the Guaguin Suites including a plunge pool and beautiful spacious room which such tropical charm. We ate at all the restaurants, and had outstanding service and amazing meals, no buffets, top shelf liquor and delicious wine. The staff go out of their way to help you, provide friendly service and if you have an issue they go above and beyond to make it right. We were all impressed with the level of personalized service we received, even knowing our names and remembering what we drink! Cedric, the manager helped us resolve an issue and went above and beyond to ensure we were happy. He leads a well-trained staff who also goes above and beyond. A shout out to Caryl, she took very good care of us, special lady. Dasani always had a smile and made you feel well taken care of. Joan L. and Ines took care of anything we needed in guest services, a pleasure to deal with. Kay, Tarick and Briggitt stood out every time we dined or had drinks where they were working. They would remember us, engage with us and really made an impression. We enjoyed every aspect of the resort, we played crochet, tennis, used the amazing gym, went sailing on the Hobe Cat and went swimming in the beautiful turquoise water. Monte at the spa did not disappoint with the Eclectic Massage, wow was that great. That open air spa is something to experience! Nightly we enjoyed the various live music, danced and usually were the last to leave!! We never went off the property, why would you, everything and more was right there. We were all relaxed and just had such a fun time together at the beautiful Galley Bay Resort, it's a special place, you should go!!

TripAdvisor users rated this property 5 out of 5

Loved everything about Galley Bay, especially the stunning views and amazing staff

Q6621AYstevenm (Tiptree, United Kingdom) on Feb 06, 2024

We booked this hotel on the recommendation of Vay-Cay luxury travel, and could not have been more delighted with our choice. Absolutely fabulous, loved the resort, the staff and the tranquility. The view from our Beachfront suite was stunning and the noise from the waves hitting the beach was hypnotic. Food was excellent, breakfast and dinner with table service and just the right size portions, which for an all inclusive was helpful to avoid piling on the pounds…. Lunch at the Barefoot grill was great, we had a variety of fish, salad and burgers most days. Seascape was the main restaurant that did not need a booking, we also ate three times at Gaugin and enjoyed it each time, the tables are set in their own little cabana and was great for date nights (book these 2 days in advance as we could only get 8.30pm sittings as it was so popular). Definitely attend the Managers welcome drinks on Wednesday evenings, we met new friends there that enhanced our time at Galley Bay. The Thursday BBQ lunch was a highlight too. We had a boat trip down the coast with Captain Sean (he’s often walking down the beach to offer trips to guests, he works with Galley Bay exclusively), him and his first mate were very knowledgeable, the views stunning and the rum punch and chicken lunch were excellent. We also snorkelled on the reef and saw many colourful fish. We took a taxi ($100 for 2) to visit Nelson’s Dockyard, Shirley Heights and Falmouth harbour and spent a pleasant afternoon sightseeing, it’s worth agreeing what you want to see and for how long with your driver, 4 hrs probably works. We went to St John’s on a Saturday morning and visited the museum and cathedral, 2 hrs is enough here. The cruise ship passengers are the focus and there are many people trying to sell island tours. The standard of our room was faultless, large bathroom with his and hers sinks plus high end toiletries, adequately sized walk in wardrobe, generous amount of drinks in the mini fridge, extremely comfortable bed, large sofa area and sun facing balcony with nice beds. We did not spend too much time in the room as the pool and beach areas were so good. Live music was excellent, although we found not too many other guests stayed to enjoy the talented performers, we were often among the last handful in the bar at 10.30pm!? The friendly staff make such a difference, everyone was treated like a VIP, returning guests like family, special mention to Natasha (great dancer and friendly face behind the bar), Eyanna, Tanesha (both had great smiles and provided excellent service), Richard (kind enough to go back for our key when we left it in reception when first arriving), Romeo (in the water sports area), plus So many more that we could mention… The sea does get rough and we had a few days with red flags, but we got the shuttle to Deep Bay and enjoyed a swim in the sea there. We will go back, it’s a place to relax, enjoy great food and drink, chat with other people, whilst enjoying beautiful surroundings and amazing service.

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