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Surrey England
Reviewed 12 February 2017

Sea Breeze is a beautiful caribbean traditional small cottage with the most beautiful veranda that we ate our breakfast on whilst looking at the boats coming and going. Marco met and took us to the supermarket which is well worth stocking up at as it is a 15 minute journey back there. There is no A/c but we found the...

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 December 2016

We stayed in Calabash Cottage for a week during our 2 month adventure around Antigua. We are a family of 5 and Calabash suited us perfectly. The cottages are exactly what you would want ; very relaxed and typical of the island. We had everything we needed and Marco even provided a cot with a net for our little one....

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Marco D, Owner at Galley Bay Cottages, responded to this review

Dear Guest thank you for the positive review of Galley Bay Cottages , we are very happy that you enjoyed your Caribbean experience with us .

New York City, New York
Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

We were so fortunate to spend almost a month here. It's a very special house in an idyllic location. Marco, our host was wonderful. The house is very comfortable, well kitted out albeit well loved and lived in. The pool was an extra added luxury. We would happily go back again and recommend it to others. My husband & daughters...

1Thank megbel
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 6 August 2016

During an extended stay in Antigua while relocating to Anguilla we stayed with Marco at Galley Bay Cottages for over a month. Although the cottages are simple, they are comfortable and he's provided all the amenities. Perfect for what we were looking for. The view from Sea Breeze is amazing, and its only a few minutes walk to one of...

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Bath, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 April 2016

This has to be one of Antiguas best kept secrets. The location is completely private yet just minutes from St Johns. The villas and cottages stand on the hilltop between Galley Bay resort and the exclusive Galley Bay Heights. It's a short walk to the beach yet very quiet with just the goats and crickets and geckos to keep you...

2Thank Mikebcross
New York, New York, United States
Reviewed 13 April 2016

It is easy to sign up for an "all inclusive" - certainly the option that most vacationers to this beautiful island opt for. BUT, if you are eager for the chance to explore this magical, friendly, and easily navigable island (and this island deserves your attention), Galley Bay Cottages affords you that opportunity. The cottages are well equipped for one...

3Thank Sandra G
Reviewed 4 March 2016

When planning the 1st visit to Caribbean, I came across Galley Bay Cottages as one of the extremely good value self-catering options for Antigua. I confess that I immediately felt a connection, the West Indies design and the decor are very exquisite and you'll either love it or hate it - I love it. This type of approach is very...

2Thank Nuno M
Reviewed 20 January 2016

We stayed at Galley Bay for 4 days in January 2016. Our experience there was great. We had stayed at Coco Bay Resort for a few days before and wanted to experience something different from the all inclusive experience Antigua has to offer as our entire trip was over 2 weeks. Marco came and collected us from our resort and...

1Thank sam m
Newtown, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 January 2016

Impossible to catalogue all the things wrong with this place. 4 people issued 3 bath towels and 2 beach towels. No pillow cases on some of the pillows. Necessary floor fan roars like a 747 taking off nearby. NOTHING worked - garbage and kettle lids didn't close, toaster had to be held down. Espresso maker wouldn't make coffee. Tripping hazard...

2Thank PJBS
Marco D, Owner at Galley Bay Cottages, responded to this review

Dear Guest First of all thank you for the review even though it is a negative one. I am taking your complaint seriously and I would like to address each issues you brought up. Galley Bay Cottages were built respecting the original Caribbean style and the natural landscape. Therefore some of the cottages have a view of the local natural...

San Diego, California
Reviewed 1 August 2015

Never even made it to the cottage, becuase they did not have our reservation that we booked online, not only in another country and have to find another place to stay with not internet or phone service was a nightmare! FAR AWAY from everyhing, not so nice area. Why go all the way to Antigua and not be anywhere near...

2Thank amy B

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Pool
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  • Kitchenette
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Galley Bay Cottages are four charming Caribbean cottages and a mediterranean style Villa located hillside, just steps from the beautiful white sands of Galley Bay beach on the northwest coast of Antigua. Built into the natural landscape of the hill, winding stone paths and steps lead through the property and take you to each of the four gorgeously secluded cottages. Wooden gingerbread cottages each with an ocean view, cool breezes and open layouts allow you to experience a uniquely Caribbean vacation.The shabby chic colonial interiors have been indiviudally decorated and furnished with an eclectic mix of European antiques, renovated finds and Caribbean art. Wonderful details like locally fired and hand painted tiles and face basins, four poster beds and wooden painted shutters are a delight for your eyes daily. Each unit is self contained with a fully equipped kitchen and all have amazing sea views, with private galleries perfect for relaxing day and night. Watch cruiseships entering and leaving St. John's Harbour and catch stunning sunsets while enjoying drinks and dinner al fresco. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Galley Bay Cottages

Address: Galley Bay Beach | Five Islands village, St. John's, Antigua
Region: Caribbean > Antigua and Barbuda > Antigua > Saint John Parish > St. John's
Price Range: $137 - $1,239 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Galley Bay Cottages 3*
Number of rooms: 8
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Also Known As:
Galley Bay Cottages Hotel St. John`s
Galley Bay Cottages Antigua/Saint John Parish
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“Sea Breeze is our favourite!”
  • Beautiful little private beach at the bottom of the hill.
  • View from the beach. Sea Breeze and the Main Villa
 of 5 bubbles Inxile22, 6 Aug 2016 | Read review
“My preference is one of the villas, followed by the Breeze cottage.”
 of 5 bubbles Nuno_Martins_Macedo, 3 Mar 2016 | Read review
“We were in Calabash. It can't get any worse.”
 of 5 bubbles PJBS, 7 Jan 2016 | Read review
“Coco bay resort”
 of 5 bubbles amybE8657JH, 1 Aug 2015 | Read review
“I might splurge on one of the cottages further up the hill - better views. But a good value for the money.”
 of 5 bubbles M7C9, 24 Mar 2014 | Read review
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