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

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TripAdvisor users rated this property 5 out of 5


595gareths on Jan 21, 2023

We stayed at Galley Bay for the first two weeks of Jan 23. This was our first visit and booked while there to return next year. Both trips booked via Virgin Holidays. Completely faultless in every respect and as echoed by others, the staff are the outstanding attribute. Special mention to Althea, Pearl, Chesley, Vernier, Elaine and Ebony, who we hope to see again next year. Not a cheap holiday, but value for money given the high standards throughout. Hard to find fault with any aspect of Galley Bay, which is why there are so many “returners” each year.

TripAdvisor users rated this property 5 out of 5

Bets hotel experience in the Caribbean

L1577SEstevet on Jan 18, 2023

This place is exceptional and always feels like coming home. This was our seventh Christmas/new year at Galley Bay and it never fails to meet expectations. The service is the best I have experienced anywhere in the Caribbean, the food is high quality but has not lost its local roots and the beach is to die for. Already booked again for the coming Christmas.

TripAdvisor users rated this property 4 out of 5

Lovely Time at Galley Bay

KathyL21 (North Potomac) on Jan 09, 2023

Two couples had a relaxing and enjoyable week. If you are looking for a place to truly relax, Galley Bay should be at the top of your list. We stayed in the Gauguin suites. We enjoyed having our own private home for the week. Ours was a nice size so I would suggest you ask about the size of the suites available. We had a nice size plunge pool. The lagoon was behind ours, so the shrubbery is quite lovely. Unfortunately, our friend’s suite had an issue with a missing shower door that was waiting to be replaced by the resort. The Gauguin suites were centrally, located to many of the activities and restaurants. There are b eachfront rooms which we did not visit, however, I did notice there are a number of steps to reach the top of the beachfront suites if you are staying in a top unit. Unfortunately, the week we were there it was a red flag week and we were not able to use any of the water equipment. We did enjoy relaxing at the pool. We never had issues getting a chaise and towels. At this all inclusive resort the food was excellent. They really care about meeting all dietary needs. From our suite we could walk to the small coffee shop and we did that every morning to enjoy a variety of coffee and tea choices. There was always fresh baked cookies and an assortment of pastries to choose from. The two main restaurants are open air, and it was beautiful to have our meals with the sound of the waves in the background, Our room was fully stocked with champagne and a bottle of red and white wine. In addition, each day there was plenty of water, beer and sodas restocked in the fridge. If you have the opportunity to make a reservation at Esmay’s restaurant you certainly should. There is an up charge of $50 per person but it is well worth it. On the property is a gym, walking path around the lagoon, croquet, lawn tennis , ping-pong and pool. There are bikes, however they looked on the older side, Although there is no golf on the property, there are three sets of golf clubs that can be borrowed if you want to play off property. The staff at Galley Bay is exceptionally friendly and attentive. There is some evening music entertainment. However, the evenings were generally pretty quiet. If you are looking for an inclusive resort in Antigua, I would certainly recommend you consider Galley Bay.

TripAdvisor users rated this property 5 out of 5

Second time back was even better than the first

Brian H (Sonoma Valley, California) on Jan 02, 2023

From the friendly staff at check-in, getting us to our room, from the bar staff, Rum Shack, all the restaurants- everyone was friendly, smiling, happy we were there. Our room was perfect- right on the beach, we could hear the waves crashing at night. The food was delicious. We tried all the restaurants and were impressed with the quality of the dishes. Lots of personal touches were everywhere, including the managers buying us a drink before our dinner to inquire how they could improve the property. We didn't have much advice, as our stay this time even exceeded the first time we stayed in 2017. Definitely recommend Galley Bay Resort if you want to get away, enjoy the sun and sea, eat and drink well, and be treated as you should be- as a welcomed guest in a first class resort.

TripAdvisor users rated this property 5 out of 5

AWESOME! But not Adults Only??.

chrisnyaol (Port Jefferson, New York) on Jan 02, 2023

Not Adults only as advertised, but I can’t give less than 5 stars because of this minor fact. We travel 5 times per year and will always come back here. The Gauguin suite is spacious, comfortable, unique, and private with our own plunge pool. The food is amazing (even the Beach grill) with many options that change daily and delicious Vegetarian options for my fiancé that I tasted and enjoyed as much as my traditional meals. The beach is long and perfect for walking. We had a staff member teach us how to sail and had a blast. Live music every night with different bands and all energetic. The on site turtle sanctuary and walking trails bring a unique jungle vibe for a break from the tropical beach vibe. The gym is spotless with excellent equipment. If Galley Bay was truly adults only with less families, perhaps there would be a more energetic, sensual vibe with more social interaction. No “couples” entertainment or fun “newlywed“ type games at all. So I would rate 4.5 if possible. 5 if truly adults only with more energy during the day.

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