Mango Bay

Barbados, Caribbean

Virgin rating

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 - and the complimentary catamaran cruise allows you to explore even more that the island has to offer. 

Amenities

  • Kayaking
  • Scuba Diving
  • Snorkelling
  • Water Skiing
  • Babysitting service
  • Honeymoon
  • Wedding
  • Bar
  • Evening Entertainment
  • Internet Access
  • No Smoking
  • Restaurant

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 and specialty wines). 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. 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. 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.

  • Booking bonus: book by 6 June '22 for the following travel dates and receive the following discounts on room rates:

    Travel Dates: 1st May 2022 – 31st May 2022 – 20% Discount 

    Travel Dates: 1st June 2022 – 31st October 2022 - 40% Discount   

    Travel Dates: 1st November 2022 – 15 December 2022 - 25% Discount

    Any applicable offers have been calculated into the prices shown. Stays must be completed within these dates. Offers may not be combinable. This offer can not be applied retrospectively. No cancellation and rebooking is permitted.

Julien's Restaurant, an elegant, non-smoking, beachside restaurant serves an International buffet (two nights per week) and table d'hôte selection (five nights per week). The Bar is open 10:00am-midnight daily. Barbecue night once a week.  Snack menu available 10:00am - 4:00pm. Daily afternoon tea.

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

Live music in the restaurant each night. Weekly cocktail party. 

Swimming pool. Spa*. Mini-gym. Water sports including water-skiing, snorkelling, kayaking, Hobie cats and wakeboarding. 2-hour catamaran cruise with snorkelling. 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: The Boutique is closed until further notice.

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 (year round), the evening dress code is smart casual which means that 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.  

Please note: although the dress code has been relaxed at this hotel, there may still be some occasions at the hotel and on the island where long trousers and shirt sleeves will be more appropriate or compulsory for gentlemen, so it is highly recommended to still pack some.

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 Lovely spot! Enjoyed it so much we are booked to go again!

May 3, 2022 hopetogo Ontario, Canada

We recently returned from a 7 night stay at Mango Bay, April 2022, and already have booked a 10 night stay for December 2022. We were talking about booking another holiday even before we left. So that tells you that we liked it! We did have a few days with much rain the last few days, but it cleared up enough in the late afternoon to get in… Read more
We recently returned from a 7 night stay at Mango Bay, April 2022, and already have booked a 10 night stay for December 2022. We were talking about booking another holiday even before we left. So that tells you that we liked it! We did have a few days with much rain the last few days, but it cleared up enough in the late afternoon to get in for a swim and snorkel. The reef is doing well….saw many species of fish, incl. a Rock Lobster, and a Stingray swam past me! Please be mindful if you snorkel….don’t stand on the rocks/coral as that is very damaging to a reef…. Just swim around and enjoy the sights! We found the food to be quite good. Especially the menu/a la carte nights. Breakfast was always buffet but many lunches and most dinners were menu….and excellent selection of choices. Loved those dinners especially. We booked an oceanview room and it was well worth it. The view from our balcony was wonderful with stunning sunsets…..we have loads of photos! To people who have complained about room location, and noise from the road, you need only to have read the hotel website description which clearly states the location of the various rooms. Standard rooms will be impacted by the proximity to the road/noise. We knew that, plus we wanted oceanview, so we paid for that level of accommodation, enjoyed the view and noise was not an issue. The staff were wonderful and I only wish I had taken note of their names so I could mention them here. They all work so hard, were so cheery, and all whilst having to work all day with a mask on. If you are crazy coffee buffs, note there is a kettle in the room, and a pouch of instant coffee. Tea is the big thing here, not coffee. We travel with our own mini Nespresso….we do that even when travelling in Canada…..it’s worth it to me….I like ‘my’ coffee. I like to post some helpful hints when writing a review but I can’t think of much, other than pack a small fold up umbrella as like many Caribbean islands, there is likely to be an unexpected shower here or there….even in the ‘dry’ season…. You just never know! This was our first trip to Barbados. It was great being able to go off resort and explore Holetown. Lots of great shops and eateries just steps away from the resort. We didn’t eat anywhere in town this time, but, likely will next time, and explore more. We didn't get to Huntes Gardens so that is on the list for sure next time. We only had 6 days really and were there to just swim, snorkel, and laze about..... and that we did!! Read less
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Apr 21, 2022 MichaelF8491 Manchester, United Kingdom

In the depths of the UK winter, we decided to get married somewhere on a beach .. in the sunshine.. in the Easter break of 2022. We trawled the options over a weekend and kept coming back to a resort we’d visited 8 years previously. Holetown sits on the west coast of Barbados and we’d enjoyed a great holiday at an adults only resort. However, we’d… Read more
In the depths of the UK winter, we decided to get married somewhere on a beach .. in the sunshine.. in the Easter break of 2022. We trawled the options over a weekend and kept coming back to a resort we’d visited 8 years previously. Holetown sits on the west coast of Barbados and we’d enjoyed a great holiday at an adults only resort. However, we’d always remembered the beach and the great location of the Mango Bay Hotel so we dropped an enquiry by email. Naomi promptly responded to our request and quickly gave us comfort that they could deliver. As a result, we booked for 4 people and arrived on Good Friday. The first impression at check in was encouraging but we were then upgraded from a sea view room to a suite. An outstanding room overlooking the Caribbean Sea .. with a hot tub for good luck! We met with Naomi the following day where she checked all the necessary administration and discussed our plans for the big day.. Her calmness and expertise were a great source of reassurance for two nervous adults who thought they’d seen and done it all. With all that quickly organised, we could lie back and enjoy great food, and outstanding customer service from Nadia in the restaurant, Damian at the bar and the army of wonderful employees that provided service with a smile whatever the task. Our big day went as smoothly as we could possibly have hoped and the warmth of the guests and the whole Mango Bay team will stay with us for ever. If you’re after a great value hotel with wonderful people in a stunning location.. the Mango Bay will deliver.. Read less
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Apr 15, 2022 TULA7_11 London, England, United Kingdom

We stayed here for ten days for my husbands 50th birthday! Staff decorated the room with balloons and banners which was a lovely surprise. Hotel was spotless , pool area was also clean and well maintained , food was lovely with lots of variety , there’s nothing bad I can say about this hotel it is clean , well maintained , staff were very polite… Read more
We stayed here for ten days for my husbands 50th birthday! Staff decorated the room with balloons and banners which was a lovely surprise. Hotel was spotless , pool area was also clean and well maintained , food was lovely with lots of variety , there’s nothing bad I can say about this hotel it is clean , well maintained , staff were very polite and can not do enough for you , I loved this hotel and will be returning to mango bay hotel because it is pure paradise !! Well done everyone Read less
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Apr 13, 2022 Loveaholiday76 Banstead, United Kingdom

Beautiful Mango Bay! We have been coming to Barbados for 24 years all over the island. Going through customs was a breeze in and out. BBD100 to hotel. This particular hotel though ticks every box. The staff were amazing in every way especially the two Annette’s, Donnel and Joycelyn. Also Veronica who cleaned our room (deluxe 426) every day and was… Read more
Beautiful Mango Bay! We have been coming to Barbados for 24 years all over the island. Going through customs was a breeze in and out. BBD100 to hotel. This particular hotel though ticks every box. The staff were amazing in every way especially the two Annette’s, Donnel and Joycelyn. Also Veronica who cleaned our room (deluxe 426) every day and was spot on. Brought all my products but used there’s as were really good! Veronica always filled them up and the biscuits for the little one. Turn down service at night to and a spray around for the mosquitoes who love me! The sea is a must straight after breakfast you can’t help yourself beds and towels all there never had a problem and never known all the water sports and catamaran being complimentary at a hotel here before. Beach staff were so good. Jayden and Onisha. So sweet and helpful. A shower or hose near the beach to wash off would be great though. It was so hot we have never came in April before normally December time and I would definitely recommend factor 50 for first few days as didn’t see anyone not burnt. I couldn’t lay in it without the shade caught my tan in the sea as it was so nice! Great snorkelling to and a lovely family gave my daughter some flippers which she used constantly. Thank you! Great 2 hour boat trip via Herbie to swim with the turtles and fish and a great life guard trained man there who would take pics of couples and families with the turtles whilst feeding them. Think the boat was called sea breezing. The catamaran was a bit boring compared to the ones you pay for. We have been on the bigger stiletto boat 3 times which is a completely different experience so I suppose I’m comparing it to that but still good for a free 2 hour trip. A bit of reggae music and commentary would have helped I think. Food was fantastic and loved the non buffet days. There was only a few or they mixed and matched like buffet for starter then order the main course so actually thought of everything even down to Saturday sundown with fizz and canapé’s and piano music at lunch to mix it up a bit. Drinks were great to, bottles of Banks, nice wine which gets topped up constantly and great fresh milkshakes. Crisps and nuts at the bar to. Afternoon tea all homemade cakes and biscuits completely faultless. Tie dyeing and movie with popcorn for kids. The staff always asked how everything is going so if anyone complains about this hotel why not just say at the time?! I haven’t felt so relaxed as everything is just perfect. You don’t want for anything and Massy’s is a stones throw for anything you need. Medication etc. If you want top class restaurants or bars with the locals it’s all at your doorstep. Great families and as said very well behaved children. We hope to come Christmas and have recommended already to so many people. I do have one complaint though… we have put on half a stone each! Cannot recommend this hotel enough if you’re going I am very jealous! Read less
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Apr 11, 2022 Gwen W

My mum and I have just came back from Mango Bay and we had the most amazing time. The staff made sure you were happy and comfortable, the food was amazing and cocktails were delicious! The room was lovely, loads of space and was cleaned daily. Lots of activities included which were so much fun. The location was perfect, we took a bus to Bridgetown… Read more
My mum and I have just came back from Mango Bay and we had the most amazing time. The staff made sure you were happy and comfortable, the food was amazing and cocktails were delicious! The room was lovely, loads of space and was cleaned daily. Lots of activities included which were so much fun. The location was perfect, we took a bus to Bridgetown which was easily accessible. Would definitely recommend coming here. We’ll be coming back soon! Read less