Galley Bay Resort -Antigua Wins Top Eco Prize

Galley Bay Resort -Antigua Wins Top Eco Prize





First Time Prestigious Award Presented to a Caribbean Resort

ST. JOHN’S, ANTIGUA (FEBRUARY 12, 2010) – Galley Bay Resort & Spa, the celebrated Caribbean hideaway tucked into a jewel-like corner of Antigua’s west coast, wins the 2010 Awards for Excellence as “Most Excellent Eco Resort” by Conde Nast Johansens, the international luxury travel guide authority. Galley Bay is the first eco-award winner for the Atlantic, Caribbean and Pacific. The luxury Antigua resort is green certified by Green Globe. Galley Bay is one of a handful of winners among premier resorts — the winners are part of a collection of more than 300 stunning properties, whereby hotel guests and Conde Nast Johansens’ inspection team voted on the 2010 Awards for Excellence. Conde Nast Traveler’s “Top 25 Caribbean Resorts, Reader’s Choice Award” for 2009 recently named Galley Bay to this prestigious category too.

Lesley O’Malley-Keyes, Vice President and Publishing Director, The Americas noted “Condé Nast Johansens recommends only properties that meet our standards, so the Awards for Excellence winners represent the very best of the best.  Our readers are discerning, sophisticated travelers who know what they want when they travel – outstanding accommodations and exceptional service.”

In 2009, the eco Caribbean 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 $599, inclusive of tax and service through December 20, 2010.

“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.”

The luxury Caribbean resort in recent years debuted 48 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 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 98 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