What's Near Galley Bay

Quite a few people make plans to spend their vacations in Antigua in anticipation of seeing the amazing beaches that the region is so well known for.

If you are a big beach fan, Galley Bay is the right spot for you. This site is located along the water, so tourists can spend their whole trip soaking up the sun if they want. Close enough to the fun, bustling parts of town, but outside of the congested areas, this property provides a good location to take advantage of both the calming setting, and the enjoyable activities. The beach found next to this site is not very crowded compared with other beaches in the region.

Nearby Beaches

Naturally, since Galley Bay is positioned directly on Landing Bay, spending time at the shore is a popular pastime at this property. Rocky formations, sea grape brush and green hills make for a great view from this beach, which still manages to have a beautiful stretch of smooth white sand. The water is calm and clear and this beach is usually quiet. For those who want some variety, the following options each offer something a little different. Click the names below to read our detailed article:

Beaches Near Galley Bay
Beach Distance Direction Location
Hawksbill Bay 0.5 SW Five Islands
Deep Bay 0.7 ENE Five Islands
Trafalgar Beach 1.0 NE Five Islands
St. Johns Harbor West 1.1 E Five Islands
Pinching Bay 1.2 SSW Five Islands
St. Johns Harbor South 1.8 E St. John's
Fort James Beach 2.2 ENE St. John's
Hermitage Bay 2.4 S 1.3 mi. North of Jolly Harbour
Stony Horn Bay Beach 2.5 S 1.5 mi. Northwest of Jolly Harbour
Little Pearns Bay Beach 2.6 S 1.6 mi. Northwest of Jolly Harbour
Pearns Bay South Beach 2.8 S 1.5 mi. Northwest of Jolly Harbour
Cove Bay Beach 2.8 S 1.1 mi. Northwest of Jolly Harbour
Runaway Beach 3.0 NE Runaway Bay
Jolly Beach 3.7 S Jolly Harbour
Dickenson Bay 4.1 NE Dickenson Bay
Valley Church Beach 4.5 S Valley Church
Soldier Bay West 4.6 NE 0.7 mi. North-Northeast of Dickenson Bay
Coco Beach 4.7 S 1.1 mi. South-Southwest of Jolly Harbour
Soldier Bay East 5.0 NE Cedar Grove

One of the closest picks is Hawksbill Bay. On the Northeast side of Antigua, Hawksbill Bay flows effortlessly into the Caribbean Sea. With the exception of the Hawksbill Hotel, the area is fairly undeveloped, the perfect place to find your missing piece of mind.

Nearby Areas

Visiting areas that are close to your hotel can act as a nice day trip, whether you're interested in seeing a famous natural attraction, or sampling authentic cuisine with the locals. Galley Bay is situated in Five Islands, a neighborhood in Antigua; it's to the west of St. John's.

The table below lists the areas that are closest to Galley Bay:

Cities, Towns, and Neighborhoods Nearby
Area Name Distance Direction
Runaway Bay 3.2 NE
Redcliffe Quay 3.2 E
downtown St. John's 3.3 E
St. John's 3.3 E
Jolly Harbour 3.7 S
Dickenson Bay 3.9 NE
Bolands 4.1 SSE
Valley Church 4.7 S
Cedar Grove 5.3 NE
Cassada Gardens 5.3 E

Nearby Attractions

Betty's Hope

Visitors in need of a fun agenda while vacationing in Antigua will find that Galley Bay makes a great home-base to start their excursions. In fact, this area has a lot of places for vacationers to explore, such as Old Sugar Factory, Antigua Rainforest Canopy Tour, and Betty's Hope, to name a few. Though there are at least three great attractions nearby, the closest one is Old Sugar Factory.

Still more attractions, within the vicinity of the lodging, are listed in the table below.

Attractions Near Galley Bay
Attraction Type Distance Direction Location
Old Sugar Factory Historical Site 6.3 E 3.0 mi. East of St. John's
Antigua Rainforest Canopy Tour Zip Line Site -- -- Sweets
Betty's Hope Museum -- -- 2.5 mi. West of Willikies
National Hero's Park Museum 5.2 E 1.9 mi. East of St. John's
Sweets Windmill Ruins Historical Site 7.0 SE 3.3 mi. Northwest of Falmouth Harbour
Old Sugar Mill Ruins Historical Site 5.1 E Cassada Gardens
Monk's Hill Park Park 10.0 SE 0.5 mi. North of Falmouth Harbour
Victoria Park Botanical Garden 3.7 E St. John's
Wallings Resevoir Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve 7.4 SE --
Deluxe Cinemas Movie Theater 3.4 E Downtown St. John's
Greencastle Hill Park Historical Site 4.4 SE 2.5 mi. East of Jolly Harbour
St. John's Cathedral Historical Site 3.4 E Downtown St. John's
The Museum of Antigua and Barbuda Museum 3.3 E Downtown St. John's
Caribbean Cinemas - Antigua Megaplex 8 Movie Theater 4.0 E St. John's
Orange Valley Gardens Botanical Garden -- -- Willikies
Admiral House Museum 11.5 SE English Harbour
Nelson's Ruins Northeast Historical Site 11.5 SE English Harbour
Nelson's Ruins West Historical Site 11.5 SE English Harbour
Nelson's Ruins Southeast Historical Site 11.5 SE English Harbour
Dockyard Museum Museum 11.7 SE English Harbour
Nelson's Dockyard National Park Park 11.7 SE English Harbour
Fort Berkeley Historical Site 11.8 SE English Harbour
Jones Valley Trail Park -- -- 0.7 mi. Southeast of English Harbour
Lookout Trail Park 12.2 SE 0.7 mi. Southeast of English Harbour
Shirley Heights Fort Historical Site 12.3 SE 0.8 mi. Southeast of English Harbour
Fort James Historical Site 2.1 ENE St. John's
Carpenters Rock Trail Hiking Trail 12.3 SE 0.8 mi. Southeast of English Harbour
Detour Bike Trails Park -- -- 1.6 mi. Southeast of Jolly Harbour
Fort Barrington Historical Site 0.8 NE Five Islands

If you're looking for an enjoyable experience, Antigua Rainforest Canopy Tour is an alternative worth considering. Antigua Rainforest Canopy Tour is a unique way to view the rainforest of Antigua. On one of nine zip-lines or two canopy bridges you can experience a fully guided and exhilarating tour of some of the most beautiful land on the island.

Nearby Accommodations

Finding information about nearby accommodations is sometimes a great means of getting a feel for the area as whole. You will find no shortage of additional properties to consider in the vicinity, as this portion of Antigua is home to a sweeping selection of resorts and hotels to choose from. In order to find additional information on booking options available nearby, see the following table.

Accommodations near Galley Bay
Accommodation Distance Direction Location
Hawksbill Beach Resort 0.5 SW Five Islands, Antigua
Grand Royal Antiguan Beach Resort 0.7 E Five Islands, Antigua
Coconut Beach Club 1.1 E Five Islands, Antigua
Hermitage Bay 2.5 S 1.3 mi. North of Jolly Harbour, Antigua
Heritage Hotel 3.2 E Redcliffe Quay, Antigua
City View Hotel 3.4 E Downtown St. John's, Antigua
Anchorage Inn -- -- St. John's, Antigua
Buccaneer Beach Club 3.7 NE Dickenson Bay, Antigua
Siboney Beach Club 3.7 NE Dickenson Bay, Antigua
Tranquility Bay 3.8 S Jolly Harbour, Antigua

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