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Galley Bay Resort & Spa - All Inclusive - Adults Only

Five Islands Village, St. John's, Antigua, Antigua and Barbuda

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Galley Bay Resort & Spa - All Inclusive - Adults Only

HEALTH & SAFETY INFO

The Government of Antigua and Barbuda has updated its travel advisory effective immediately to ensure the continued safety of travelers and residents. The V.C. Bird International Airport is open for international and regional air traffic. The Antigua Port Authority is open to Cargo Vessels, Pleasure Craft and Ferry Services which are required to follow all protocols issued by Port Health.

The State continues to carry out a combination of screening, testing, monitoring, and other measures to mitigate the risk of importing any new cases of COVID-19 into the country. Additionally, measures have been implemented for the quick detection of any imported cases. This strategy is intended to protect and safeguard the health of both residents and visitors to Antigua and Barbuda.

The protocols implemented are as follows:

1. Arriving passgengers by air must have a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR (real time polymerase chain reaction) taken within seven (7) days of their flight. (This includes transiting passengers).

2. Children below the age of 12 years, entering Antigua, DO NOT REQURE a COVID-19 RT-PCR test.

3. Passengers arriving by sea (private yachts/Ferry Services) are subject to quarantine according to guidelines issued by Port Health.

4. All arriving passengers must wear a face mask on disembarkation and in all public areas. Additionally, the wearing of face masks in public spaces is mandatory throughout Antigua and Barbuda and social/physical distancing protocols must be adhered to.

5. All arriving passengers must complete a Health Declaration Form and will be subjected to screening and temperature checks by Port Health Authorities upon arrival in Antigua and Barbuda.

6. All arriving passengers will be monitored for COVID-19 for periods of up to 14 days in accordance with the directions of the Quarantine Authority and the Quarantine (COVID-19) Guidelines. Visitors may be required to undergo testing for COVID-19 on arrival or at the hotel or place of lodging as determined by the Health Authorities.

7. Arriving passengers with symptoms of COVID-19 may be isolated as determined by the Health Authorities.

8. Transitin passengers/crew members who require an overnight stay will be required to proceed to a hotel or government designated facility to await departure.

9. All Marine Pleasure Craft and Ferry Services will enter ONLY at the Nevis Street Pier.

For the latest information on travel advisories and protocols, please visit: https://visitantiguabarbuda.com/travel-advisory/

Failure to have the proper COVID-19 documentation may affect entry into your destination. It is the traveler's responsibility to have all the necessary documents, tests, and vaccinations completed prior to departure. Improper required travel documentation is not covered by any Trip Protection Plans


Elite Island Resort COVID-19 Requirements
COVID-19 LIABILITY WAIVER; ACKNOWLEDGEMENT AND ASSUMPTION OF RISKS:

All properties within the Elite Island Resorts group enjoy well-deserved reputations for meeting and exceeding industry health and safety standards.

A summary of the resorts’ enhanced Covid-19 cleaning and operating protocols is provided below for you review.

Effective immediately, as a CONDITION of entering and/or staying at any Elite Island Resorts property, all visitors and guests must ACKNOWLEDGE the RISKS associated with Covid-19 exposure, and ASSUME ALL SUCH RISKS.

The resorts and their respective owners, operators, employees, agents, and insurers shall NOT BE LIABLE for ANY INJURY, ILLNESS, LOSSES, OR DAMAGES of any nature whatsoever in connection with Covid-19 exposure.

As you know, pinpointing the exact source of Covid-19 exposure for international travelers is impossible. Covid-19 has a 14-day (or longer) incubation period and travelers may be exposed prior to leaving home, while traveling, and at any point in between. The above policy acknowledges that the risk of Covid-19 exposure cannot be reduced to zero in a travel and tourism setting, and helps eliminate unjust and unprovable claims.

Important Features & Selling Points
Health Inspections. Prior to reopening, each resort will be inspected by the local Ministry of Health to ensure the resort meets or exceeds local health and safety requirements and protocols. Follow-up inspections will be ongoing.

State of the Art Disinfection. All Elite Island Resort properties are using Victory Electrostatic Sprayers and Bioesque disinfectant, the gold standards for safe, hospital-grade disinfection.

No Shared Ventilation Systems or Air-Conditioning. All guest accommodations at Elite Island Resort properties are in low-rise buildings (none exceeding three stories) with NO shared air-conditioning or ventilation ducts or systems. Each guest room and villas has its own completely free-standing air-conditioning unit.

Open-Air Hallways and Corridors. Guest rooms and villas are accessed via open-air entryways, hallways, and corridors.

Villas. Villa accommodations typically include their own kitchen (or kitchenette) and dining areas, perfect for enjoying a meal, snack, or room service in the comfort and privacy of your own villa. Note that room service is at an additional charge.

Private Balconies & Patios. Virtually all accommodations at Elite Island Resort properties include spacious, private balconies or patios. Perfect for enjoying the beauty of the Caribbean while maintaining comfort and social distancing.

Expansive Pool & Beach Areas. Elite Island Resort properties typically feature multiple swimming pools, and expansive beach areas to allow for full enjoyment while practicing social distancing.

Resort Management & Staff
All resort management and staff must attend multiple classes for enhanced health and safety training.
All staff members will have their temperatures checked before and after each shift.
Staff members exhibiting any potential symptoms will be required to stay home and be tested.
Staff members will wear facemasks, gloves, and practice social distancing.

Medical Assistance
Please know that physicians and emergency medical personnel are available and on-call for each resort. Should the need for medical assistance arise, guests need only contact the resort’s front desk, and a physician or appropriate emergency medical personnel will respond directly to the resort. Any medical bills remain the guest’s responsibility.

Contactless Check-In & Check-Out
On arrival, guests will be shown directly to their accommodations where they can relax and complete a guest registration card at their leisure. Guests will be assigned a time window to return to the front desk later in the evening to drop off their registration card, and swipe their credit card for incidentals.
At check-out, guests will simply be invited to leave their room keys in their room, and depart the resort. Any incidentals or room charges will be charged to their credit card accordingly. This will help eliminate lines and crowds in the resort lobbies.


Enhanced State of the Art Cleaning & Disinfection
Accommodations. Prior to arrival, all guest rooms will be thoroughly cleaned and sanitized using state of the art equipment. Once cleaned, guest rooms will be professionally disinfected using Victory Electrostatic Sprayers with Bioesque disinfecting solution. This is the current gold standard in safe and comprehensive disinfection, and is the same procedure used by many hospitals, airlines, and high-tech facilities. Once a guest room is cleaned and sanitized, a sticker will placed on the door advising the guest that no one has been inside the room since it was fully cleaned and sanitized.

Dining and Bars. Kitchens, store rooms, dining venues and bars will also be thoroughly cleaned, followed by full electrostatic disinfection before and after each meal service (or in the case of bars, before and after each opening period). Ongoing cleaning and disinfection of common touch points will continue while dining venues and bars are open. Hand sanitizing stations will be prominently placed at the entrance of all dining venues and bars.

Common Areas, Facilities and Amenities. Each resort has established a “Clean Team,” responsible for continuously cleaning and disinfecting common areas and common touch points throughout the resort. This includes lobbies, gift shops, spas and salons, fitness centers, water sports booths and equipment, sun loungers, seating areas, and similar common areas around the resort.


Social Distancing & Operating Protocols
Safety Signage. Signage will be placed throughout the resort, reminding guests to continuously take precautions to help prevent the spread of Covid-19. Signage will include, but is not limited to: wash and sanitize hands; maintain social distancing; wear facemasks where appropriate; one-way directional signage for foot traffic in certain areas; limitations on the number of guests allowed in certain venues at any one time (gift shops, fitness centers, and similar indoor areas); and such other signs and notices as may be necessary or prudent from time to time.

Dining. Most dining venues at Elite Island Resort properties are open-air. Tables will be spaced out in dining rooms to allow for proper social distancing. Buffets will be modified so foot traffic moves in one direction, and food will be served by dining room staff members. À la carte dining options will be expanded. Paper menus, or menus with plastic covers that can be sanitized after each use will be used. All service team members will wear facemasks, along with gloves where appropriate.

Bars. Seating will be spaced out to allow for proper social distancing. Cocktail servers will be increased to help eliminate lines and crowding at bars.

Pools. Sun lounger and other seating around pool decks will be spaced out to allow for proper social distancing. Bathing loads will be reduced to promote social distancing in swimming pools. Certain group activities, like water aerobics, will be eliminated.

Fitness Centers. The number of people allowed in fitness centers at any one time will be reduced to allow for proper social distancing. Where appropriate, reservations for fitness center usage will be implemented to best ensure that all guests have an opportunity to use the resorts’ fitness centers.

Water Sports. Water sports equipment will be cleaned and sanitized on an ongoing basis throughout the day. While not in use, equipment will be adequately spaced out to allow guests to approach and take equipment, while maintaining social distancing. While in use, guests will be instructed to maintain proper social distancing at all times. Equipment will be cleaned after each use.

Please note that, for health and safety reasons, shared dive masks and snorkels will no longer be available from the resorts’ water sports booths. Guests wishing to snorkel should bring their own masks and snorkels. Masks and snorkels will also be made available for purchase in the resorts’ gift shops.

Fitness Activities. Fitness activities including yoga, aerobics, and dance classes will continue—but in a manner that allows for proper social distancing. Any equipment used will be cleaned and sanitized after each use.

Spas and Salons. The resorts’ Spas and Salons will remain open, but with the number of guests being limited to allow for proper social distancing. Spa and Salon staff will wear facemasks, and guests may choose to wear facemasks for added safety. Spa and salon rooms and equipment will be fully cleaned and sanitized after each treatment.

Tours and Excursions. Certain tours and excursions that allow for proper social distancing will continue to be available. Examples include island safari tours, scuba diving, catamaran cruises, and sport fishing. Due to the fluid nature of the Covid-19 situation, we cannot guarantee the availability of any particular off-site tour or excursion. However, we do expect that a number of the more popular tours and excursions will be available, as circumstances permit.

Kids Clubs. At family-friendly resorts, Kids Clubs will remain closed until further notice. This policy will remain in place for the remainder of 2020, and will be reviewed in early 2021. The resorts will reopen the Kids Cubs once they feel they can do so safely and responsibly.

Outdoor Sports and Activities. Open-air facilities, such as tennis courts, pickleball courts, volleyball courts, bicycling and similar outdoor activities will remain open—but with social distancing being strictly enforced. Any equipment used will be sanitized after each use.

Gift Shops and Retail. Gift Shops, Jewelry Shops and similar retail outlets at the resorts will remain open, but with a limited numbers of shoppers at any one time to allow for proper social distancing. Continuous cleaning and disinfection of high touch surfaces will continue throughout the day.

OVERVIEW

Hotel Overview

Property Location When you stay at Galley Bay Resort & Spa - All Inclusive - Adults Only in St. John's, you'll be on the beach, just steps from Galley Bay and 12 minutes by foot from Hawksbill Beach. This 4.5-star property is 7.5 mi (12.1 km) from Dickenson Bay Beach and 9.6 mi (15.4 km) from Jolly Beach.
Rooms Make yourself at home in one of the 98 individually decorated guestrooms, featuring refrigerators and flat-screen televisions. Your pillowtop bed comes with premium bedding. Rooms have private balconies or patios. Cable programming and iPod docking stations are provided for your entertainment, while complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected. Bathrooms have designer toiletries and hair dryers.
Amenities Relax at the full-service spa, where you can enjoy massages, body treatments, and facials. You're sure to appreciate the recreational amenities, including an outdoor pool, an outdoor tennis court, and a 24-hour fitness center. Additional amenities at this property include complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and gift shops/newsstands.
Dining This property is all inclusive. Rates include meals and beverages at onsite dining establishments. Charges may be applied for dining at some restaurants, special dinners and dishes, some beverages, and other amenities.

Enjoy Caribbean cuisine at Sea Grape Restaurant, one of the property's 4 restaurants, or stay in and take advantage of the room service (during limited hours). Snacks are also available at the coffee shop/café. Relax with a refreshing drink from the poolside bar or one of the 4 bars/lounges.

Business, Other Amenities Featured amenities include a 24-hour front desk, multilingual staff, and luggage storage. Free self parking is available onsite.

Location

Five Islands Village, St. John's, Antigua, Antigua and Barbuda

Airport:

ANU - VC Bird International Airport

ROOMS

Amenities

  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Individually decorated
  • Towels provided
  • Ceiling fan
  • Pillowtop mattress
  • Linens provided
  • Bathrobes
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron/ironing board
  • In-room safe
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Balcony or patio
  • Guidebooks or recommendations
  • Cable TV service
  • Flat-panel TV
  • Non-Smoking
  • Premium TV channels
  • HDTV
  • No rollaway/extra beds
  • Free WiFi
  • Access via exterior corridors
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Designer toiletries
  • Desk
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Premium bedding
  • Separate sitting area
  • iPod docking station

DETAILS

Property Amenities

  • Picnic area
  • Free bicycles on site
  • Couples/private dining
  • Private picnics
  • Fitness facilities
  • Number of bars/lounges - 4
  • Full-service spa
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Poolside bar
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Spa treatment room(s)
  • Billiards or pool table
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Evening entertainment
  • Coffee shop or café
  • Free self parking
  • Beach sun loungers
  • Free WiFi
  • Pool sun loungers
  • Outdoor pool
  • Terrace
  • Luggage storage
  • Proposal/romance packages available
  • Wheelchair accessible – no
  • Hair salon
  • Number of restaurants - 4
  • Concierge services
  • Gift shops or newsstand
  • Shopping on site
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Outdoor tennis court
  • Pool umbrellas
  • Laundry facilities
  • Beach towels
  • 24-hour fitness facilities
  • Wedding services
  • In-room accessibility
  • Garden
  • Tennis on site
  • Multilingual staff
  • Total number of rooms - 98
  • Number of floors - 2

Dining

Recreation

Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 mile and kilometer.

Galley Bay - 0.1 km / 0.1 mi
Hawksbill Beach - 1 km / 0.6 mi
Landing Bay Beach - 1 km / 0.6 mi
Deep Bay Beach - 2.4 km / 1.5 mi
Fort Barrington - 2.8 km / 1.8 mi
Eden Beach - 2.1 km / 1.3 mi
Public Market - 6.8 km / 4.2 mi
VC Bird Monument - 6.8 km / 4.2 mi
Museum of Antigua and Barbuda - 7.4 km / 4.6 mi
King's Casino - 7.5 km / 4.6 mi
Westerby Memorial - 7.5 km / 4.6 mi
Antigua Botanical Gardens - 7.5 km / 4.7 mi
St. John's Cathedral - 7.7 km / 4.8 mi
Heritage Quay - 7.7 km / 4.8 mi
Antigua Government House (The Parsonage) - 7.7 km / 4.8 mi

The preferred airport for Galley Bay Resort & Spa - All Inclusive - Adults Only is V.C. Bird Intl. Airport (ANU) - 14.3 km / 8.9 mi

  • Bicycle rentals
  • Bird watching
  • Fishing
  • Golfing
  • Helicopter/airplane sightseeing
  • Hiking/biking trails
  • Horse riding/rental
  • Jet skiing
  • Parasailing
  • Running track/path
  • Scuba diving
  • Snorkeling
  • Tennis
  • Water skiing
  • Windsurfing