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

  • 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, 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. 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. 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: 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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Oct 22, 2021 RosieR766 Kent, England, United Kingdom

This hotel was booked last minute due to TUI cancelling our other holiday so I wasn’t really sure what I was getting. I was wary given some of the negative reviews but they are really uncalled for and are not an accurate reflection of Mango Bay. Check in was smooth and had booked an oceanfront room but was actually upgraded to the Penthouse! … Read more
This hotel was booked last minute due to TUI cancelling our other holiday so I wasn’t really sure what I was getting. I was wary given some of the negative reviews but they are really uncalled for and are not an accurate reflection of Mango Bay. Check in was smooth and had booked an oceanfront room but was actually upgraded to the Penthouse! What an amazing experience, sitting in the plunge pool at sunset with a Banks beer is what dreams are made of. Thank you Mango Bay! Waking up to the sound of the waves every morning was amazing! Yes the hotel is a little dated and there were a few niggles but did not affect our holiday. You get out what you put in! There was always plenty of food, breakfast buffet was great. I personally prefer when a la carte to buffet for evening meal but others prefer buffet. This is a small hotel so there is not rows and rows of choices like an AI in Mexico but there is certainly enough and we ate very well. They even managed to put on food during a power cut and serve drinks so no one was unhappy! Try the rum and raisin ice cream… my new fav dessert! You do have to book your lunch and dinner times at breakfast which was a little restricting but understandable as there is only one restaurant and we soon got used to it. Most of staff are very friendly and helpful .. (as others have said there are a few that are no so much). The guys in the bar are spot on and always ready for a joke and a giggle! Yes they did run out of a few things but we are still in a pandemic… cut them some slack!! Lads on the beach always happy to help with sun beds and umbrellas and provide cushions for even more comfort. The beach is beautiful with crystal clear water. Hotel offers a lot of free water sports including speedboat rides, waterskiing and a catamaran trip all really great. The beach is public and had the regular vendors there but they were not pushy. They get to know you and If you don’t want to look at Mr Reasonable’s jewellery, just say not today thank you. Jade (bubba) is fab and trustworthy.. so friendly and talks to everyone. He took us on a fab trip round the island and to Ostins, we had a fab day! Thanks J. We requested a later check out on our last day and we were able to keep our beautiful room until late afternoon and they printed our locator forms for us too. Great service guys.. thank you. All in all we had a fantastic holiday and enjoyed our stay here. Would I return… it would have to be the right price but not sure I could afford the Penthouse! Read less
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Oct 22, 2021 metalmicky07

Myself and my husband can't thank all of the staff for a great holiday , there was a few hiccups along the way when we stayed there but the staff went out of there way to sort it out,also when they had a power cut for over 3 hours during the busy lunch period they pulled of a miracle feeding all the guests without electricity personal we don't no… Read more
Myself and my husband can't thank all of the staff for a great holiday , there was a few hiccups along the way when we stayed there but the staff went out of there way to sort it out,also when they had a power cut for over 3 hours during the busy lunch period they pulled of a miracle feeding all the guests without electricity personal we don't no how they did it,my we say thank you very to the taxi driver who picked us up at the airport and then dropped us back off to come home he was a very nice and his vehicles we traveled in were very clean , may we also say thank you very much for what you did for us on the Sunday before we came home it made our holiday well worth coming,hope to see all of the staff soon ,the food was just wonderful even my husband enjoyed it and he is a really fussy eater . Read less
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Oct 21, 2021 CB201018 Milton Keynes, United Kingdom

After a long wait we finally made it on our very delayed honeymoon. Mango Bay is a lovely small hotel. The food was excellent at all times, not a wide choice but a good one and it saves spending ages to decide what I wanted! Most of the staff at the hotel are amazing, Cara on reception is lovely and very helpful, as are the barman and everyone… Read more
After a long wait we finally made it on our very delayed honeymoon. Mango Bay is a lovely small hotel. The food was excellent at all times, not a wide choice but a good one and it saves spending ages to decide what I wanted! Most of the staff at the hotel are amazing, Cara on reception is lovely and very helpful, as are the barman and everyone who works on the beach. Being completely honest it was a game of roulette in the restaurant some lovely waiters and waitresses and some who clearly didn’t want to be there, but that is a minor thing. Our room was cleaned every day and any issues sorted out quickly. There have been some very harsh reviews and all I would say is read up about the hotel before you book, if small and friendly is for you, I would absolutely recommend Mango Bay. Sadly on our last few night the bar ran dry of staples such as vodka, apparently this was a supply issue but clearer communication could have stopped unhappy guests, and maybe a trip to the supermarket across the road could have helped them stock up. The location is fabulous and it is worth taking advantage of all the water sports and boat trips that are included, Jerry who took us out on 2 trips in the speedboat was very knowledgeable. This is a slightly dated but charming hotel, most of the staff will do anything for you and it is on a lovely beach, we thoroughly enjoyed every minute. Read less
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Oct 20, 2021 Tajinderp London U.K

Mango Bay where do i start? We booked a seaview room which was 100% worth the extra money, any guest that walked into our room was shocked at our view, sunsets are amazing. The staff are soo friendly from cara at the reception to the cleaners and aido at the bar and his friends. If you need something and they can help you they wont say no And go… Read more
Mango Bay where do i start? We booked a seaview room which was 100% worth the extra money, any guest that walked into our room was shocked at our view, sunsets are amazing. The staff are soo friendly from cara at the reception to the cleaners and aido at the bar and his friends. If you need something and they can help you they wont say no And go out there way to accommodate. The restaurant staff is lovely, pedro is great and so are the others just too many to remember all there names…and The choice of food on an all inc is amazing, some days its buffet and some a la carte the food will not disappoint. Even had steak one night! We did head out to oistins and the food there was amazing too. Even with a outside curfew of 9 theres soo much to do, but in the resort the bar is open until 22.30 and guests normally sat outside until 23.00ish. As a youngish couple in our 30’s that was plentiful as the drinks start flowing from 10am when it opens and boy do they have a selection for an all inclusive from shooters and beer to rum vodka whiskey wine to an array of crazy cocktails which are soo good. Strawberry daquiri and mudslide was our favs. The swimming pool is great and the hotel is on the beach where they have soo many activities. I done the jetski which i paid for but the hotel does offer free excursions like the catamaran which is soo good. Theres herbie and jade who sit on the beach and offer there own excursions too which are paid for but they are trust worthy. Even though it said rain and thunderstorms it rained for like 20 mins in the whole week. The water is soo clear and the sand is clean! The hotel is generally very clean and covid compliant throughout. we swam with turtles which is a popular excursion. Harrisons cave is also worth a visit and the hotel offer an excursion at a cost where you see harrisons cave and carlisle bay which has white sand and another beautiful beach with a restaurant called the boatyard which is really good too, the location of this resort is spot on. You walk out the front and you have a cartier and a shopping centre with ralph lauren and afew more shops opposite the hotel, about 3 mins walk away is burger king/ and a big supermarket. Barbados is very much safe with covid they are very careful from the minute you arrive at the airport hence the low rates. I actually came back to the uk and felt uneasy when i saw people in shops without there masks on. You get used to the pride they take in safety on the island. Do take factor 50 min sun lotion, we are sikh (indian) and we have got a serious tan thats how hot it is there. Everyone gets to know one another on the resort and its great we met some fantastic people out there and made some Friends and the hotel guests are 90% brits. P.s Make sure you tip out there because everything the staff do they do it with a smile on there face. Thank you mango bay and look forward to seeing you again! Tej and Tiran Purewal Read less
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Oct 12, 2021 JaneBell123 Southampton, United Kingdom

We arrived yesterday after going through all the Covid checks we were unsure what to expect but WOW upgraded to a beach front room, Mango bay is a wonderful hotel can’t wait to spend the next 10 days here in paradise! Thanks to Natasha for my omelette great start to our holiday🥳