Luxury hotel holiday Galley Bay Antigua

Expressions Holidays recommends Galley Bay to couples looking for a good-value Caribbean holiday beside a wonderful beach. With just 98 rooms and an intimate feel, the hotel offers all you need for a beach break on a generous full-board basis, including all drinks, complimentary kayaking, sunfish sailing, windsurfing, tennis and more. Choose between Gauguin Suites set in gardens with a private splash pool, or a beachfront room or villa overlooking the ocean. No children under the age of 16 years are permitted at the resort.
Included in your Expressions holiday
  • Accommodation in a double or twin room on all-inclusive
  • Scheduled flights with British Airways or Virgin Atlantic London to Antigua
  • Private car transfer airport to hotel and back
  • Concierge service and Expressions Holidays regional helpful hints
  • Optional room, board and flight upgrades. Details on request

Luxury bepoke holidays to Galley Bay, Antigua

Galley Bay is a 5-star, adults-only, all-inclusive resort with delightful natural surroundings and wonderful character. Award winning cuisine, excellent spa facilities and wide array of activities afford guests a relaxing and restorative experience.

Facts in brief

Official star rating 5

Location North east area of the island

Annual opening All year

Closest airport Antigua

Distance from airport The hotel is 25-minutes' drive from the airport

Hotel facilities and services

3 restaurants, Swimming pools, Beach Yoga pavillion, Spa, Complimentary non-motorised water sports, Tennis (and services of tennis pro), Gym, Volleyball, Croquet, Games pavilion, Complimentary use of bicycles, Entertainment some evenings, Laundry, Car rental can be arranged, Weddings arranged.

Complimentary

All meals, Alcoholic and Non-alcoholic beverages including spirits, beer and house wine by the glass, Non-motorised water sports (wind-surfing, sailing, snorkelling, kayaking, hobie-style catamarans, stand up paddle boarding), Tennis, Freshwater swimming pool, Bicycles, Croquet, Nightly entertainment.

Complimentary watersports

Non-motorised water sports including wind-surfing, sailing, snorkelling, kayaking, hobie-style catamarans, paddle boarding.

Land sports

Tennis court (private lessons can be arranged with the tennis pro for an extra charge), Croquet, Game pavilion, Fitness centre, Beach volleyball, Yoga.

Out and about nearby

To experince a taste of rural life in Antigua, Five Islands Village is the perfect spot near the restort. Jolly Harbour and the capital St Johns is a 25 minute drive away. The historic town of English Harbour is 45 minutes away.

Special offers for this holiday>

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Superior beachfront double or twin room for 7 nights

From about

£2,520 low season

£3,380 high season

Holiday Code CE45

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bepoke holidays to Galley Bay, Antigua

Situated just four miles from the capital of Antigua, the Galley Bay hotel is in a beautiful natural location amid hills and fields. Galley Bay sits on a stretch of palm-fringed yellow-white sand beach, three quarters of a mile long and surrounded by lush tropical gardens. It is reached across a lagoon that is also a bird sanctuary. The Galley Bay resort offers high standards of accommodation, service and facilities. With only 98 rooms it has an intimate charm and cosiness, aided by its stunning beachfront location and gardens of exotic plants and shrubs. There is a wide range of activities available at Galley Bay. For active guests the resort offers complimentary non-motorised water sports, tennis, croquet, volleyball and a games pavilion. Further afield diving, golf and horse riding can also be arranged. It also offers the opportunity to completely relax and unwind, either by the pool, in Galley Bay Bar sipping a cocktail, or in the spa which offers a range of luxurious treatments, experienced in the tranquil surroundings of the tropical gardens near the lagoon. At Galley Bay there is a range of restaurants for all tastes, from the more relaxed beachside surroundings of Sea Grape, to the colourful, authentic food served in Gauguin, where guests may dine in beach cabanas. Guests may also experience Ismay's which offers an elegant beachside dining experience (Please note that for Ismay's reservations are needed and a surcharge is applicable). Galley Bay offers a wide range of accommodation including the Gauguin Suites, located within the tropical gardens and featuring their own private terrace with plunge pool. Highly recommended and popular, however, are the Beachfront Suite which lead directly on to the sand, giving guests the ultimate ocean side experience.  Galley Bay offers a world of seclusion and, as it only permits guests over the age of 16, prides itself on the tranquil experience it affords its guests.

Room descriptions

Galley Bay has 98 rooms. As standard, all the rooms and suites include air conditioning, ceiling fan, coffee machine, mini fridge, safe, wifi.

Deluxe Beachfront Room private patio for ground floor rooms or private balconies for first floor rooms
Gauguin Suite private patio with plunge pool. Mini kitchenette.
Premium Beachfront Suite either ground floor or first floor. Ground floor rooms lead straight onto the beach and first floor rooms have private balconies.
Superior Beachfront Spa suite secluded terrace with sun lounger

Special offers for this holiday>

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Superior beachfront double or twin room for 7 nights

From about

£2,520 low season

£3,380 high season

Holiday Code CE45

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bepoke holidays to Galley Bay, Antigua

The journey and how you get there

For a holiday to Galley Bay in Antigua, Expressions Holidays includes flights from London to Antigua with British Airways or Virgin Atlantic. The flying time is about 8 hours and 30 minutes. Galley Bay is a 30-minute drive from the airport and Expressions Holidays will organise return private car transfers.

Additional information

Children: Children under 16 years of age are not accepted. Rollaway beds can be added to the Premium Beachfront Suite room type.

Other information: Diners at Ismay's fine dining restaurant will be charged a US$45 supplement per person (payable locally).

Special offers

Honeymoon offer 2020 Book a honeymoon stay of 5 nights or more and receive a bottle of sparkling wine and a fruit plate in your room upon arrival. Also receive a 25% voucher to use in the spae. This offer is valid for all room types.

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Superior beachfront double or twin room for 7 nights

From about

£2,520 low season

£3,380 high season

Holiday Code CE45

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bepoke holidays to Galley Bay, Antigua

About Antigua

An Expressions tailor-made holiday to Antigua is an indulgent getaway in a paradise setting. Antigua, the largest of the Leeward islands, has a cosiness and charm that welcomes the first-time visitor to the Caribbean and yet has an ease and sophistication that makes it attractive for those returning for rest and relaxation. The island is home to a great range of luxury hotels and resorts including Carlisle Bay, a boutique hotel located on a beautiful sandy beach which offers a great range of activities; and Hermitage Bay, an intimate and charming hideaway which is ideal for relaxation. Antigua is a low-lying island of yellowish green rolling hills that are gentle on the eye, but it is the spectacular coastline of long sweeping white sand beaches, inlets, bays and coves that is undeniably glorious. The island is surrounded by a sea of turquoise green and deep dark blue protected by coral reefs and on the eastern Atlantic edge cliffs and boulders form excellent perches for pelicans. The cosiness of Antigua is enhanced by the cheerful villages with names such as Liberta, Tyrells and All Saints with their numerous churches and colourful gardens surrounding the gaily-coloured houses, many painted vibrant greens, blues, yellows and pinks.

Highlights of Antigua

Cricket is the national sport of Antigua. Wadadli is the local beer. There are an exceptional number of places of interest to visit including museums, quaysides, old plantations. Some examples are Parham Harbour and St Peter’s Church, Betty’s Hope old sugar plantation and Harmony Hall, restored Great House with a craft centre. Falmouth, English Harbour and Nelson’s Dockyard is one of the most picturesque and beautiful harbour areas in the Caribbean. A few of the outstanding beaches on the island include Dickenson Bay, Soldiers Bay, Hawksbill Beach, Galleon Beach and Darkwood Beach. Carnival is at the end of July. Fig Tree drive between Old Road and Liberta is through the rainforest.

Travel around Antigua

The roads are fine except for a few potholes. Car hire is easily arranged and highly recommended. Traffic on a Saturday can be quite heavy in St John’s but you can find parking places. Distances are not too great so it really is easy to get around. Signposting is lacking, and an ordnance survey map is more accurate than tourist maps provided locally.

Facts in brief

Capital St. John's
Airport VC Bird International Airport
Size 108 sq. miles
Population 80,000
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