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Greetings from the Hotel General Manager
Dear Guests, it is with pleasure that I be amongst the first to extend a very warm welcome to you, to the Galley Bay Resort & Spa. With an abundance of natural beauty, please make yourself at home and discover our glimmering turquoise beach, bird sanctuary where you will find the whistling ducks, yellow breasts among others. Don’t forget our very own Nursery and Herd Garden, where John the Head Gardener take you around every Tuesday for a Garden Tour. A rocking chair is waiting for you to watch the sunset from our deck!
Alex de Brito
What to Expect:
- Restricted to guests aged 16 and older, Galley Bay All Inclusive resort attracts an international clientele seeking stress-free holidays and ample room for privacy. There are no large group activities or motorized water sports. Resort wear (but not men's jackets) is required in bars and restaurants after 7 PM.
- The resort extends along the full length of an 800-m (.5 mi) beach washed by the turquoise Caribbean Sea. Undisturbed by outsiders, guests sunbathe, walk on the beach, and ride fat-tired bicycles on the sand. A freeform pool has a multi-level rock waterfall. Guests feed fruit to resident land turtles, bird-watch and jog around the resort's bird-sanctuary lagoon, and dance to live music after dark.
Antigua and Barbuda
Airport:VC Bird International Airport ANU
Galley Bay offers 98 guestrooms and cottages situated between a bird-sanctuary lagoon and the Caribbean Sea. Superior Beachfront Rooms and some Deluxe Beachfront Rooms are in one-story West Indian-style buildings with corrugated red-steel roofs. Sea-view stone terraces with chairs and cocktail tables provide step-down access to the beach.
Arrayed near the lagoon, cottages inspired by Paul Gauguin's vision of Tahiti consist of bedrooms and bathrooms in separate whitewashed huts with conical wood-singled roofs. Thatched breezeways connect huts. Small private gardens/sundecks with lounge chairs feature plunge pools.
Rooms and cottages include terra-cotta tile floors and wood furniture. Both offer air conditioning as well as ceiling fans to provide a cooling option. Mini-refrigerators are stocked upon arrival only with bottled water, soft drinks, and beer. Bathrobes furnish lounging comfort.
- Gauguin Cottage with Pool -
Each cottage consists of two separate thatched rondovals - one for sleeping - the other a bath/dressing room (shower only), 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 ft x 9 ft. or 7 ft. x 13 ft. and are either step-up or level to the ground.
- Superior Beachfront -
Elegant rooms in one-story buildings with vaulted ceilings and private patio located directly on 3/4-mile white sand beach. Bathroom with shower only.
- 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 (shower only). Walk directly onto the beach from the lower level rooms. Second floor rooms have private balconies.
- Premium Beachfront Suite -
Our 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 an outside shower.This is the only room category to offer a bathtub.
- Air conditioning
- Cable/satellite TV
- Ceiling fan
- Climate control
- Clock radio
- Coffee/tea maker
- Complimentary toiletries
- Hair dryer
- In-room safe
- Internet access - dial-up
- Iron/ironing board (on request)
- Massage - available in room
- Non-smoking rooms
- Premium TV channel(s)
- Sewing kit
- Turndown service
- Wake-up calls
- Window opens
The majority of amenities and gratuities at this resort are included in the room rate; guests will not be charged extra for the majority of amenities.
The resort's tranquil ambience begins just inside the entrance at an open-air reception building with bleached-wood ceilings. Adjacent looms a 19th-century, stone-tower sugar mill ringed by a cactus garden. Golf-cart shuttles take guests to their rooms via a path spanning the bird-sanctuary lagoon. A beauty salon offers massage, facials, and hair and nail care. An open-air library includes an air-conditioned room containing two computers with complimentary high-speed Internet access. An air-conditioned fitness center with views of the resort's bird-sanctuary lagoon offers cardio machines, a weight-training machine, and free weights. A shop sells resortwear, beachwear, Galley Bay logo items, gifts, and sundries.
- 24-hour front desk
- Beauty services
- Business services
- Concierge desk
- Concierge services
- Currency exchange
- Fitness equipment
- Front desk (limited hours)
- Hair salon
- Internet access in public areas - complimentary
- Internet access in public areas - dial-up
- Internet access in public areas - high speed
- Massage - treatment room(s)
- Medical assistance available
- Parking (free)
- Poolside bar
- Restaurant(s) in hotel
- Security guard
- Shopping on site
- Swimming pool - outdoor
- Tour assistance
- Wedding services
Number of rooms:
Children under age 16 are not permitted.
Extra person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.
Rollaway beds may be available (in the Premium Beachfront Rooms ONLY) and should be requested at the time of booking; fees may apply.
Photo identification and credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in. Special requests made via this Web site cannot be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.
- Pets not allowed
- 3 PM
The majority of meals and beverages, plus all gratuities, at the following restaurants and bars are included in the room rate for this resort.
Sea GrapeOpen-air restaurant with peaked wood ceiling facing boardwalk above beach. Á la carte breakfast, lunch, dinner. Thursday night West Indian barbecue buffet.
GauguinCasual, open-air spot isolated on beach. Private tables on terra-cotta-tile floors under individual thatch roofs. Á la carte lunch of salads, sandwiches and light fare. Á la carte dinner. Reservations required. Dinner dress code: long pants collared shirts for men.
Lounge BarOpen-air seating on thickly cushioned dark-bamboo chairs under ceiling fans next to boardwalk above beach. Afternoon tea. Pre-dinner appetizers. Bar service from late morning to late night. Live music for dancing nightly.
Teepee BarOpen-air beachfront bar/lounge in conical thatch structure. Open late morning to late night.
Juice BarPoolside spot open mid-morning to early evening.
The majority of recreational facilities described below are included in the room rate for this resort.
Galley Bay extends along an 800-m () beach washed by the turquoise Caribbean Sea, which remains calm in most weather. For freshwater swimming there's a 21.25-m () freeform pool styled like a mountain pool, with granite-like lining, rocks along edges, and a large multi-level rock waterfall at pool's head. An adjacent sundeck is furnished with thatched shades.
The resort supplies snorkeling gear, small sailboats, windsurfers, and kayaks. Fat-tired bicycles suitable for riding on the beach are also furnished. Ping-Pong under a thatch roof exemplifies the resort's open-air ambience. Three times weekly a pro provides a tennis clinic on an unlighted artificial-grass court and offers private lessons for surcharges. An 800-m () jogging path circles a lagoon maintained as a bird and waterfowl sanctuary within the resort's .
The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or near the resort; fees may apply.
- Bicycle rentals
- Bird watching
- Helicopter/airplane sightseeing
- Hiking/biking trails
- Horse riding/rental
- Jet skiing
- Running track/path
- Scuba diving
- Water skiing
Memo to the guests of Galley Bay
Classic Vacations has been advised by the Galley Bay that the Gauguin Cottages room category is being renovated from August 1st to 31st.
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