Galley Bay Resort & Spa

4.5 star rating

This hotel is rated between 4 and 5 stars. 4 star - Quality accommodation with a variety of facilities and services. 5 star - Exceptional accommodation with superior facilities and services.

    What to expect (based on 4055 reviews):

    Cleanliness

    Cleanliness-5

    Location

    Location-5

    Rooms

    Rooms-4.5

    Service

    Service-4.5

    Value

    Value-4.5

    5 most recent TripAdvisor reviews:

    AMAZING DREAM ISLAND

    Reviewed by hollypugs1(London, Canada) on Feb 26, 2020

    		
			TripAdvisor users rated this property 
			5
			 out of 5

    Incredible place to be. Beautiful Island. Amazing Food and service. People and locals are so lovely and kind. We made great friends and wanted to return to the Island for our friends we met. They were locals. We were safe and happy at all times.

    Sadly did not meet expectations

    Reviewed by Andrew H() on Feb 26, 2020

    		
			TripAdvisor users rated this property 
			3
			 out of 5

    Sandals was sadly found to be over priced and did not live up to our expectations. Good 4 star but certainly not 5. Doubtful that we will ever visit a Sandals resort again as you can get a lot more for your money elsewhere.

    First Timers

    Reviewed by natasha886(Orono, Canada) on Feb 26, 2020

    		
			TripAdvisor users rated this property 
			5
			 out of 5

    We visited Galley Bay as a married couple, celebrating our 15 year wedding anniversary and a 40th Birthday for a week in February. We booked and received a Premium beachfront Suite. Arrival: We were greeted with a cool towel and offered our choice of beverage, we both enjoyed a rum punch. We were checked in quickly and efficiently and brought to our suite by golf cart. The room: our suite was fantastic, 2nd floor beachfront. Beautiful views, private balcony both front and rear, lovely king bed. The washroom was amazing, double sinks, double showers (loved this feature!!), soaking tub for two, toilet and bidet. The suite also had a stocked mini fridge, beer pop and you are provided refillable plastic water bottles. The room was cleaned daily with evening turn down service. 10/10 The grounds: beautiful flowers everywhere, clean. I saw many local birds and hummingbirds, and we enjoyed the turtle sanctuary. The resort is the perfect size so you can spread out and even when fully occupied it does not feel crowded. The beach was lovely; though we did experience many red flag days (rough water). The last half of our week were green flags and .... this turned the beach to just WOW. We are beach people so only sat at the pool briefly to enjoy a beverage, did not swim. Pool is small but beautifully presented with a lovely water feature and the chairs are spread out with call buttons. 10/10 Food: There are 2 restaurants, Sea Grape and Gauguin. The food was notably the most enjoyable we have experienced to date (traveling history - mostly Caribbean all inclusive - Jamaica, St Lucia Costa Rica, Curacao, Dominican, Cuba). At Galley Bay, All your meals are cooked to order which we enjoyed tremendously, except one evening in the Sea Grape was buffet style BBQ night. My hubby often wanted a double serving of meat with his entree and received with no issue whatsoever. We had no issue booking the Gauguin for evening meals. We did not try Ismays as it is an up charge and quite frankly again, we enjoyed our meals extensively at the restaurants included. There is also a Beach Grill that serves lighter fair for lunch, also rated very, very highly from us. 10/10 Drinks: we enjoyed the daily cocktail of the day and many others morning noon and night. All premium varieties we personally enjoy were available (IE Grey Goose). The only thing I didn't enjoy were the compostable straws... simple fix and suggest - bring your own reusable straws! We also brought our Yeti cups which were filled with pleasure. 10/10 Entertainment: We are not big into the night scene, but there were some couples that danced to the live entertainment that played nightly. Overall I would say it was a majority of older couples (50/60+). I believe the minimum age to check in is 14 and we saw only maybe 2 people all week that appeared under 30. If a lively night life and entertainment is your thing, I would have to say you would have to go offsite to find it. We were up late only once or twice, and the bar shut down at 12 with no warning of last call or anything to that effect like we get here, so be warned. Service/staff: amazing. What more can I say. Everyone was welcoming and attentive; I never waited long to be served. It is noted that tips are included in your welcome briefing and I never once felt that I needed to get my wallet out. A special bottle and cheese plate was delivered to our room as a surprise for my 40th and our wedding anniversary, a lovely touch! 10/10 This resort is the perfect setting for special occasions of any kind. It is intimate and romantic, if this isn't near perfect I'm not sure what is. Thank you Galley Bay, well done, we hope one day we will see you again.

    Individual ratings:

    Rooms

    Rooms-5

    Service

    Service-5

    Value

    Value-3

    One of my Favorite Places.

    Reviewed by CliveCFC(East Grinstead, United Kingdom) on Feb 24, 2020

    		
			TripAdvisor users rated this property 
			5
			 out of 5

    Well not much to add as this was our ninth visit to this wonderful resort. The staff our brilliant, had mostly green flags so the sea was great for swimming. The standard of food in the restaurants has actually got better ...well done to Stan. Booked to go back next year already, this place is so good.

    Individual ratings:

    Cleanliness

    Cleanliness-5

    Service

    Service-5

    Value

    Value-4

    Beautiful

    Reviewed by sange1968(Eastbourne, United Kingdom) on Feb 20, 2020

    		
			TripAdvisor users rated this property 
			5
			 out of 5

    Stayed for two weeks in Feb. Hotel, grounds and all staff were all excellent. Food good, wine not bad and cocktails were very good. Entertainment was mostly of a good quality and well suited to background music though some was more lively for those that wished to dance. The only slight disappointment was the fact that the sea wasn’t the calm, clear Caribbean that I’ve become accustomed to in other resorts. A few days the red flag was flying and we couldn’t go in and it was never calm enough for us to make use of paddle boards which we had hoped to master whilst there. Not a fault of the hotel at all but worth mentioning if you are after crystal clear, calm water. We had a very relaxing and pleasant stay and met some wonderful people and couldn’t fault the level of service and friendliness of every single member of staff from cooks to gardeners, bar staff to waiters they all do a great job with a friendly smile