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Galley Bay or Blue Waters Help?

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Galley Bay or Blue Waters Help?

This is our first visit to Antigua and we are going first 12 days of December. Having looked at both hotels just can't make our minds up which one..does anyone have advice? We are looking for a hotel that is more adult orientated as it is our 25 Wedding Anniversary celebration, but don't want to go to Sandals.

Any advice would be most welcome.

Thanks

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11. Re: Galley Bay or Blue Waters Help?

Bigger beach at GB is one reason to choose. Closer to town is one reason to choose BW. BOTH fabulous.

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12. Re: Galley Bay or Blue Waters Help?

Our first visit to Antigua we picked GB after a long search...and much help from the forum... tough choice between GB and Blue Waters..

We loved Galley Bay's pool.. awesome.. rooms stayed in the beachfront suite.. 3-4 star.. tired .... beach teeny rocks .. beautiful though , could not swim half of our 12 days.. largest waves .. fun to watch... very romantic property... the service was displeasing to us for the most part.. entertainment was great though.. lots of fun dancing..food OK... drink of the day and sunsets.. fabulous!!

Next visit we will be going to Blue Waters...

Have fun planning...

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13. Re: Galley Bay or Blue Waters Help?

Please note Blue Waters is not "remote". It is in an upscale neighborhood and is 1 min. to the main road that leads to town and Dickenson Bay. It is 10 min. tops to the airport.

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14. Re: Galley Bay or Blue Waters Help?

Hi everyone,

Glad to have stumbled upon this discussion. We've booked the Galley Bay in February, and remarks about both resorts seemed fair and friendly. My husband will really enjoy the beach at GB. First time in Antigua for us and really looking forward.

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you will LOVE Galley Bay...enjoy..

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Have just returned from a trip to Antigua and have stayed at or visited nearly all the top hotels and resorts, with the exception of Jumby Bay and Sandals, who couldn't get their act together in time.

Here's a summary of my own opinions:

(FYI, I've heard good things about Sandals, if you like that kind of thing).

Carlisle Bay - gorgeous, but very pricey, and there's only one pool (albeit gorgeous), so if you are not keen on having kids around make sure you time your trip accordingly. East restaurant in particular is great. Wonderful rooms. Lots of activities, walks etc.

Curtain Bluff - very friendly, gorgeous spa, lovely beach (with hammocks). Downsides - pool not that nice, and the place feels generally quite old-fashioned. Gets rave reviews in many places - and won CN Traveler's best resort in the Caribbean award (personally, I can't see how).

Hermitage Bay - stunning, and some rooms have own plunge pools, which are gorgeous (room 20 apparently not recommended as people can see into it!). Food better than many all-inclusives though still not wonderful. Staff very nice.

Galley Bay - lovely setting, including a really nice beach, but we had a mix-up with a restaurant seating that was handled appallingly. Otherwise would recommend it. Food at other restaurant was okay, nothing special.

Blue Waters - nice enough rooms and layout, but tiny beaches. Food not great (and we also heard several other complaints about it), although the nearby Cove restaurant get very good reviews.

St James's Club - bit of a mob scene, with chaotic check-in and -out and poor food at the restaurant we ate at. So-so rooms, but nice beaches.

Verandah - okay, but felt packed even thought it had only just opened when we saw it.

Admiral's Inn - small, historic hotel in English Harbour. No pool, but great value for money.

I hope this helps!

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17. Re: Galley Bay or Blue Waters Help?

have stayed at both and really enjoyed ourselves. On balance the dining is better at the Galley Bay. However the Gaugin Restaurant at Galley Bay and the Vyvien Restaurant at Blue Waters are both pleasureable experiences. Having said that we have today booked our next vist at the Galley Bay - basically because we had a better deal. Enjoy yourselves - life's too short.. By the way both hotels are certainly adult orientated.

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