Mango Bay

Barbados, Caribbean

The hotel

Mango Bay is in a great location on a beautiful beach on the west coast. We love it because it's a small, friendly hotel that exudes bajan charm. From outside dining under the stars to traditional English afternoon tea, this hotel is ideal if you are looking for a relaxing getaway. The restaurants, bars and boutiques of fashionable Holetown St. James, along with the Limegrove Lifestyle complex are just footsteps away.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Wedding
  • Honeymoon
  • No Smoking
  • Babysitting service
  • Room Service
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Evening Entertainment
  • Internet Access
  • Anniversary and special occasions

Where is it

On the west coast, in Holetown. Close to the Limegrove Lifestyle shopping centre. 15 minutes to Bridgetown. Transfer time from airport: 40 minutes.

Hotel information

76 air-conditioned rooms on 4 floors in 2 buildings, 1 with lift. Standard Rooms are located in the standard block and situated over 4 floors. All Standard Rooms have a balcony or terrace overlooking the front of the hotel or gardens, bathroom with walk-in shower, cable TV, iPod dock, tea/coffee-making facilities, safe and hairdryer. There is no lift in this block. Rooms have 1 king-size bed or 2 twin beds and sleep maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child (with rollaway bed). These rooms are at the edge of the property and may experience noise from the local bars and restaurants.

All Inclusive of: full breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner. All drinks, including house wine with meals. Exceptions are champagne, specialty wines and bottled water. Weekly Mango Bay cocktail party. Live entertainment/music at night. Water sports: water-skiing, wakeboarding, Hobie cat sailing, paddle boats, paddle boards, snorkelling and kayaking. Complimentary scuba lesson in swimming pool. One Cruise on catamaran to snorkel with the turtles per guest per stay. One Glass Bottom Boat ride per guest per stay. Complimentary WiFi throughout the resort. Use of mini-gym on property. Room service at a charge. Pool and beach service by beach ambassador. All entertainment and activities unless otherwise stated.

Superior Pool/Garden View Rooms are located in the main building on the 1st through 3rd floors, with 1 king-size bed (twin beds available on request), and bathroom with bathtub and shower, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

Deluxe Rooms with views of pool and gardens, mini-fridge stocked with soft drinks, with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

Ocean Front Rooms are parallel to the beach with views of the ocean, mini-fridge stocked with soft drinks, with 1 king-size bed (twin beds available on request) sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

Penthouse Suites have panoramic sea views, private patio with plunge pool, indoor double Jacuzzi tub, mini-fridge stocked with soft drinks, with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children aged 13 years or over.

Standard 1-Bedroom Apartments are located in a private block of 10, situated over 2 floors, with a separate pool just for guests staying in this block. Each with air-conditioning (in the bedroom only), separate living/dining area and garden views, bedroom with 1 king-size or queen-size bed (twin beds available on request in living room), sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 3 children.

The elegant beachside, non-smoking Mango Bay restaurant serves an International buffet (two nights per week) and table d'hôte selection (five nights per week). Barbecue night once a week. Daily afternoon tea.

Please note: reservations are required for lunch and dinner daily.

Live music in the restaurant each night.

Swimming pool. Spa*. Mini-gym. Water sports including water-skiing, snorkelling, kayaking, Hobie cats and wakeboarding. 2-hour catamaran cruise with snorkelling and a glass-bottom boat trip. Complimentary scuba-diving session in the swimming pool. Guest lounge with big-screen TV.

Complimentary WiFi in guest rooms and all public areas. Babysitting available*. Cots and high chairs available. Boutique*. Limegrove Lifestyle Centre shops close by. Room service*.

Please note: a room levy of $9.63 per bedroom, per night applies (payable locally, subject to change).

Good general access for guests who are able to walk short distances and can manage up to six steps. For more information and contact details please check out our Special Assistance page

3 nights between 1 Apr-22 Dec '21.

5 nights between 6 Jan-31 Mar '21.

8 nights between 23 Dec-5 Jan.

* Denotes local charge.

Dress code: Julians Restaurant: in the summer months (May–November), the evening dress code is smart casual. Gentlemen may wear smart tailored dress shorts and short sleeved shirts (polo shirts are allowed). Please note that no sports replica shirts or club branded merchandise are allowed at dinner. Smart jeans are allowed. No flip flops or trainers are allowed in the evening in the restaurant.

Cover-ups are required in the restaurant for breakfast and lunch and footwear is required in the restaurant at all times.

From December-April the evening dress code is elegantly casual. Full length trousers for gentlemen and shirts with sleeves, stylish jeans are acceptable. Ladies may not wear shorts to dinner. The exception is BBQ Night where the smart casual dress code is applicable.  

Please note: all rooms are non-smoking. Smoking is permitted in limited areas around the hotel.

Please note: infants and children 12 years and under are not permitted in Penthouse Suites.

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Friendly welcome and really relaxing

Jul 24, 2021 CJ_Reading_UK Reading, United Kingdom

This is our 4th stay at Mango Bay, but the first in the summer (the weather was good, slightly more humid and some rain) and also with the Covid rules. As usual though a really relaxing stay with friendly staff. Some practical points - Barbados is taking Covid seriously with plenty of hand sanitizing, temperature tests on entry to shops and masks… Read more
This is our 4th stay at Mango Bay, but the first in the summer (the weather was good, slightly more humid and some rain) and also with the Covid rules. As usual though a really relaxing stay with friendly staff. Some practical points - Barbados is taking Covid seriously with plenty of hand sanitizing, temperature tests on entry to shops and masks worn in public places including around the hotel (but not the beach). The entry at the airport was efficient, we had paper copies of our UK PCR test and vaccine status, and they carried out a PCR test. We got the e-mail with the PCR result by the time we got up the next day - so quarantine lasted one evening (the limitations of quarantine being stay in the hotel and not use the pool or beach). For return to the UK we arranged a Covid test at the Sandy Crest Medical Centre - booked on-line, a 10 minute walk from the hotel and again very efficient (we left with paper copy after 30 minutes and got an e-mail later in the day). There were very few people staying at the hotel or the beaches. It was wonderful to be back in the sun, relaxing on the beach, being looked after by the friendly staff. Just what was needed after 18-months of no travel. Hope to be back soon. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Relaxing staycation

May 24, 2021 Frivy Bridgetown, Barbados

The view from our room was just breathtaking and we enjoyed the water sports. Thanks Gerry for your assistance and encouragement given it has been years since I have been kayaking. Jernelle was just so helpful especially with accommodating the simple palate of our 5 year old daughter. Thanks to the staff for ensuring a relaxing time at the resort.… Read more
The view from our room was just breathtaking and we enjoyed the water sports. Thanks Gerry for your assistance and encouragement given it has been years since I have been kayaking. Jernelle was just so helpful especially with accommodating the simple palate of our 5 year old daughter. Thanks to the staff for ensuring a relaxing time at the resort. The pool, the beach and the lovely dining ambiance was just what we needed!!!! Read less
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May 20, 2021 Shaundell B

We spent a weekend staycation at the hotel to celebrate my birthday. The staff were very friendly and made our stay extra special. They surprised me and decorated our room on my birthday and also decorated our table at dinner. The food was also great although due to Covid restrictions the menu was probably reduced but still adequate. Our kids… Read more
We spent a weekend staycation at the hotel to celebrate my birthday. The staff were very friendly and made our stay extra special. They surprised me and decorated our room on my birthday and also decorated our table at dinner. The food was also great although due to Covid restrictions the menu was probably reduced but still adequate. Our kids also had a great time in the pool and enjoyed making cupcakes with the staff during a session. It was a great experience overall and we can't wait to go back. Read less
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May 2, 2021 Truthwillbetold

Had a wonderful few days at Mango Bay, just opened back up; ready and raring to welcome back guests! Amazing location in Holetown, West Coast, stunning beach, super friendly staff, well with a visit!!
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Lovely short break with so much good food!

Apr 7, 2021 sunshinegirl024 south east

I was so surprised to read the previous review as this was not our experience at all. We decided to take up Mango's 'Easter Staycation' two day offer which there could be no argument, was excellent and fantastic value. It was very sad to see so few people staying at the moment, but obviously with the current UK restrictions, people are unable to… Read more
I was so surprised to read the previous review as this was not our experience at all. We decided to take up Mango's 'Easter Staycation' two day offer which there could be no argument, was excellent and fantastic value. It was very sad to see so few people staying at the moment, but obviously with the current UK restrictions, people are unable to travel. We are fortunate to semi-reside in Barbados, and wanted to take a break from our home for the weekend. The staff were brilliant and couldn't do enough to make sure we enjoyed our stay. We were given a lovely ocean front room which I believe has recently been refurbished. The view was superb with loungers on the balcony. The room was modern and comfortable, with a huge bed, which is so important as you get older, and air conditioning was quiet and worked well. Internet is also excellent - we didn't bother watching tv - too much to enjoy outside with the gorgeous view and location! Unlike the last poster, we found the food to be excellent. Maybe this has been upgraded since their stay, but we were left wondering if this was a normal experience as the food was of such a high standard and huge value for money with drinks included too. On arrival we had lunch of butternut squash soup and roast lamb - huge quantity and delicious. So much so, we couldn't fit in dessert. Tea was cakes - almond cake and rock cake - we were offered sandwiches, but knew we wouldn't be able to fit in dinner as well, so declined! Dinner we had pork and chicken - again very good. Following morning, full cooked breakfast, burger for my husband for lunch and fresh swordfish for me - both excellent. Tea again - this time with sandwiches! Dinner thai fish CAKES (not cake) - two each. Pork for my husband and chicken for me. Served with jasmine rice and stir fry veg - a nice asian fusion. We crammed in a dessert on our last night!! We had drinks before dinner - either gin/whisky/ rum punch. Wine with dinner, and we both had brandy after with our coffee. Yes, dinner was early, but that is the way of everywhere at the moment with the current restrictions as staff obviously need to get home. However, once we had finished eating we moved to the outside area to have our coffee and drinks, and we could take as much time as we wanted. Staff had gone by the time we went upstairs - we just left our cups etc on the table, which by the morning had been cleared away. Mango Bay is in an excellent physical position directly on a beautiful beach. You can walk either way without being landlocked, and swimming is great. Even some reef to snorkel. It is in easy walking distance of restaurants, Lime Grove Mall, and all the shops. It is a lovely hotel for families and couples alike. Many of the staff have been there for years and are very kind and attentive. Obviously the watersports were not allowed during our stay, but I understand that this is normally offered to guests. We did contemplate staying another night, but had to get home for work reasons - and we weren't sure how much more food our stomachs could take! We haven 't eaten and drunk so much in ages! Based on our experience, we would definitely recommend a stay - if you are here now, try their staycation, of if you are coming from the UK enjoy a longer stay with them. Thank you everyone for making our stay such a lovely one, and we do hope that 2021 will be a better year for the hotel - and all hotels in Barbados. Read less