The all-inclusive Galley Bay Resort & Spa by Elite is an intimate hideaway for adults only on Antigua’s west coast. It’s tucked away within tropical gardens, along a spectacular beach, with a choice of spacious rooms and suites, a tranquil spa, four a la carte restaurants and a lagoon-style swimming pool. You’ll also find a fitness centre, beachfront yoga pavilion and tennis court, plus plenty of water sports on offer.
The property stretches across 40 acres, complete with a bird sanctuary and saltwater lagoon. Tropical gardens stretch down to Galley Beach, which is three-quarters of a mile long. Fort Barrington is just over two miles away, known for its 18th-century hilltop fort and outstanding bay views. St John's, the island’s capital, is less than six miles from the hotel, and V.C. Bird International Airport is around nine miles away.
The 98 charming rooms and suites are decorated in a modern Caribbean style with white walls, natural woods, luxurious linens and beach-themed artwork. Deluxe Beachfront Rooms are situated on the second floor, opening onto a private balcony with spectacular Caribbean Sea views. You can upgrade to a Superior Deluxe Beachfront Room with direct beach access or choose a Premium Beachfront Suite for additional space. Gauguin Suites are set in charming cottages and feature a separate sitting area, kitchenette, spacious bathroom and private garden with an outdoor shower and plunge pool with lagoon views.
Normal Check-in: 15:00
Normal Check-out: 12:00
3.2 mi / 5.2 km from city centre
- Laundry/Valet service
- Complimentary in-room coffee or tea
- Exercise gym
- On-Site parking
- Hair dryer
- Internet services
- Tennis court
- Beauty shop/salon
- Bicycle rentals
- 3 Restaurant
- Gift/News stand
- 1 Pool
- 4 Lounges/bars
- Dry cleaning
- Massage services
- Safe deposit box
- Live entertainment
You can recline on a sun lounger or enjoy sunset strolls on the white sand beach. Otherwise, cool down with a dip in the turquoise waters or a wide array of water sports − including Hobie Cat sailing, paddleboarding, kayaking and snorkelling. You can also take a refreshing dip in the hotel’s freshwater swimming pool, or simply lay back in a sun lounger to enjoy poolside drinks service.
The Indulgence Spa is set in tranquil gardens overlooking the lagoon. You can book a soothing facial, a deep tissue massage or a nourishing body treatment in an open-air treatment cabana, and refresh in the spa pool and surrounding deck, either before or after your treatment. Other wellbeing facilities include a modern fitness centre and a beachfront yoga pavilion.
The hotel hosts a variety of activities, from cooking classes to beachside movies. Sports enthusiasts can play tennis, beach volleyball and croquet, or hire complimentary bikes to explore the destination. There’s also a thatched-roof gaming pavilion where you can try your hand at table tennis. Meanwhile, nature lovers can join weekly garden tours or birdwatch around the saltwater lagoon.
Three oceanfront restaurants specialise in Caribbean and international specialties, while the Barefoot Grill serves lighter fare on the beach, including burgers, hot dogs, chicken, quesadillas, fresh fish, tofu patties and salads. Sea Grape is the main restaurant that opens for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with an a la carte menu that incorporates fresh, local ingredients. It’s here that you can also enjoy weekly Caribbean barbecues with a live steel-drum band. Otherwise, you can head to Gauguin Restaurant for a candlelit dinner in a private beach cabana or experience elegant beachfront dining at Ismay’s.
During the day, stop by Coffee Shop for delectable pastries, cakes, fresh-brewed coffee, juice or tea. You can also order drinks at the four open-air lounges and bars, including signature cocktails from Rum Shack.
Shoes must be worn in all restaurants, and bathing suits should remain covered. In the evening, gentlemen are required to wear collared shirts with long trousers or stylish jeans. Women should wear dresses, skirts, long trousers, stylish tailored shorts or jeans. T-shirts, tank tops, three-quarter length trousers and ripped jeans are not accepted.
American Express Credit Cards are NOT accepted, due to ongoing issues with American Express credit card processing. Therefore, they cannot be used to pay for any local charges in resort. Visa, MasterCard and Discover are welcomed.
We strongly recommend that transfers are booked in this destination. Transfers must be booked as additional items, for which separate vouchers will be required.
In response to Coronavirus (COVID-19) capacity is limited in the fitness centre, spa and salon and a reservation may be required. Dive and snorkel masks are unavailable but can be purchased in the resort gift shop, subject to availability - guests are encouraged to bring their own equipment. Not all tours and excursions will be in operation and capacity is limited in the pools. Housekeeping will take place every other day unless you opt-out during your stay. You will be required to wear a face mask in all indoor public areas.
Elite Island Resorts are committed to keeping you safe, visit ba.com/eliteislandresorts-safety and find out more about the measures they've put in place.
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