Caribbean resort Galley Bay takes top honors

ST. JOHN’S, ANTIGUA (NOVEMBER 24, 2009) – Galley Bay Resort & Spa, the celebrated Caribbean hideaway tucked into a jewel-like corner of Antigua’s west coast, once again has earned a top spot in Conde Nast Traveler’s “Top 25 Caribbean Resorts, Reader’s Choice Award” category. And, in 2009, the resort received a multi-million dollar design update to its accommodations and amenities. Currently, Galley Bay is offering an incredible all-inclusive double occupancy nightly rate of $499, inclusive of tax and service through December 20, 2009. Through March 2010, guests can save up to 30 percent off of the starting nightly double occupancy all-inclusive rate, $965, depending on travel dates.
“Galley Bay has consistently been ranked among the world’s top resorts by savvy travelers,” said Steven E. Heydt, Elite Island Resorts president. “Discerning travelers praise Galley Bay for its friendly service, wide range of amenities and refined yet unpretentious atmosphere. And it just keeps getting better with the resort’s recent multi-million dollar update.”

In the recent years the luxury Caribbean resort debuted 32 beachside Premium Suites featuring all the latest tech gadgets such as 32-inch, flat-screen wall-mounted TVs, iPod docking stations, DVD players and wireless Internet access, as well as oversized bathrooms with his and hers showers and expansive corner soaking tubs for two.

The new spa, Indulge, offers indulging and rejuvenating treatments featuring world class Pevonia Botanica products. Indulge’s two elevated massage decks overlooking the lagoon and bird sanctuary delight spa goers.
The Galley Bay experience begins at arrival. After being greeted with a cooling towel and rum or fruit punch, guests are transported by golf cart on a narrow lane across the resort’s bird sanctuary lagoon to its secluded beachfront. The boutique property’s 94 guest rooms are set amid 40 acres of lush tropical gardens, either directly along its private, three-quarter-mile-long beach or among gardens with concealed individual plunge pools and lagoon views. This casually elegant retreat features three restaurants and three bars where guests can enjoy three meals a day, afternoon tea, evening hors d’oeuvres, by-the-glass top-shelf beverages, entertainment, cocktail parties and barbecues. Recreation includes non-motorized water sports, pools, jogging and hiking trails and tennis. For reservations contact 800-345-0356 or visit

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