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
  • No Smoking
  • Spa
  • Babysitting service
  • Water Skiing
  • Scuba Diving
  • Restaurant
  • Kayaking
  • Snorkelling
  • Anniversary and special occasions
  • Wedding
  • Evening Entertainment

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.

  • Booking bonus: book by 30 Apr '20 and adults receive up to 15% off the accommodation cost between 6 Jan–30 Apr '21 when staying 7 nights or more.

    Any applicable offers have been calculated into the prices shown. Offers may not be combinable.

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 '20/'21.

5 nights between 6 Jan-31 Mar '20/'21.

8 nights between 23 Dec-5 Jan.

* Denotes local charge.

Dress code: daytime - resort casual – cover-ups are required for breakfast and lunch. Footwear is required in the restaurant at all times. Evening - elegantly casual - full-length trousers and shirts with sleeves (either short sleeves or long sleeves) are required for gentlemen for dinner. After 6:00pm, smart jeans allowed (this applies to both ladies and gentlemen), no three-quarter trousers, no shorts or cargos, no trainers (sneakers), no flip-flops, no caps and no t-shirts are allowed in the restaurant. **Exception - Saturday is barbecue night – smart shorts (no cargos) and ¾ length trousers are allowed.

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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Mar 18, 2020 rossl430 Horley, United Kingdom

Great two weeks at Mango Bay. Rooms in annex adjacent to noisy karaoke bars Sunday evening very loud in room until 2 am, rooms clean and comfortable especially the beds, maid service very good. Restaurant mainly ala cart, nice wine all included. Great service. Good pool side drinks service. The beach is small but you can walk along north and… Read more
Great two weeks at Mango Bay. Rooms in annex adjacent to noisy karaoke bars Sunday evening very loud in room until 2 am, rooms clean and comfortable especially the beds, maid service very good. Restaurant mainly ala cart, nice wine all included. Great service. Good pool side drinks service. The beach is small but you can walk along north and south. Beach staff are the laziest people I’ve ever known they hide to there beach shed all day, big effort to help, I spoke to manager who said he would put a rocket up Them. If you are looking for a flash hotel this is not for you but if you want a friendly hotel with great service the Mango is the place for you. We met people who have been returning for years as will we. Read less
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Mar 10, 2020 garya24242015 Sheffield, United Kingdom

Upon arrival it appeared strange to sign a liability waiver re; Health and Safety re; watersports and the beach area but hey ho. Due to previous reviews my wife and I chose to book the catamaran trip upon arrival, though disappointingly this was fully booked with six on standby six days in advance !!. Following a lengthy check in process we were… Read more
Upon arrival it appeared strange to sign a liability waiver re; Health and Safety re; watersports and the beach area but hey ho. Due to previous reviews my wife and I chose to book the catamaran trip upon arrival, though disappointingly this was fully booked with six on standby six days in advance !!. Following a lengthy check in process we were escorted to our room which was a condo in the Palm Beach Apts, which was spacious and had a private pool, hence i cannot comment on the hotel rooms, but beach / bar chatter would indicate you are best to upgrade away from the road where it can be particularly noisy over the weekend due to street parties etc. The AI is of a good standard with a la carte most meals with a few buffets thrown in to provide a variation. The bar is well stocked too with a variation of beers, spirits and cocktails too. I find the Caribbean staff to be of a mixed standard which appeared evident at the Mango Bay with the delightful Peter and Tre engaging with customers very well, Marcia and Pedro professional, courteous and friendly and positive mentions for Maxine and Joyce too. However, the beach staff were a mixture of total disinterest and robotic. The pool and beach appear fine and pretty well kept. Three words of warning; The beach has an extremely sharp incline once in the water therefore older guests proceed with care. There is a rope to pull yourself out but this needs a degree of physical strength. When checking in you are given detail of the sunbed / towel process which dictates your towel will be removed if left for more than half and hour, or one hour for lunch. This was ignored as there was a large group celebrating an elder birthday, who would reserve their sunbeds pre 7am and took around the full 16 on the terraced area which maybe elder guests may have benefitted. Nothing was done about these and others, and selfishly this was done every day of their stay if they were around the hotel or not. ( We used to blame other nationalities for this but embarrassingly i find Brits the worst ). We still went on a catamaran provided by one of the beach fellas passing by which was pleasant enough though the two hours turned out to be one and a quarter. $80 dollars for two but received $20 refund for the short trip. Ultimately, this is a good standard and although the Oceans Two in the south is a nicer hotel the AI is a good alternative and with eats and drinks out pretty expensive makes for a good choice. We tend to eat out quite a bit usually, but the food was really good therefore were happy to eat at the MG. There appeared to be a heck of a lot of returning guests, which is a positive. Enjoy. Read less
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Mar 10, 2020 Frmtheblock

Visited this hotel from 2-9 March. The hotel is situated on a very noisy and busy road with loud music from bars at night until the early hours. If you are in a garden or pool room the noise I was told was extremely disturbing . On arrival we were told we had been upgraded from the superior room we had booked. The room we were given was… Read more
Visited this hotel from 2-9 March. The hotel is situated on a very noisy and busy road with loud music from bars at night until the early hours. If you are in a garden or pool room the noise I was told was extremely disturbing . On arrival we were told we had been upgraded from the superior room we had booked. The room we were given was opposite the bar and was clean but very basic and outdated. The electrics and air conditioning needed replacing and the furniture and wardrobes were shabby and old. If this was an upgrade from the superior room we booked then god forbid what that was like. We asked to be moved but were told this was the best available room. Bed was comfortable. Food was ok but 3* at best. The back of the hotel accesses directly to the beach which is lovely with comfortable sunbeds. Many people were returning guests, some for ninth time. Others were like us somewhat disappointed at what had been sold to us as a 5* hotel. So like I said it’s Marmite you love it or you hate it. Me? Too many beautiful hotels in the world to go back here for substandard accommodation and 3* food. Read less
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Mar 6, 2020 J3928LKhelenk Ipswich, United Kingdom

After going on a weeks cruise we decided after thorough research to stay at mango bay for a week. Upon reception we thought, great. Suitcases taken to our rooms, had cooling towels to refresh us, rum punch or other drink whilst completing paperwork.then we eere quickly shown our rooms before given lunch. Excellent. After lunch we went to our… Read more
After going on a weeks cruise we decided after thorough research to stay at mango bay for a week. Upon reception we thought, great. Suitcases taken to our rooms, had cooling towels to refresh us, rum punch or other drink whilst completing paperwork.then we eere quickly shown our rooms before given lunch. Excellent. After lunch we went to our rooms, taking in everything as you go along to your room, well we noticed opposite drink shaks for a better word, didn't think much of it, then when we went in the room we inspected our balcony view (should have been garden) well this was a disappointment, it was overlooking the reception front/carpark. On putting our clothes away, although the room was very clean, there was a sticky residue on the handles, we decided to keep our clothes in the suitcase. The bed was of great size and comfortable however you'll need to get pass the yellow foam feeling throw, yuk ! By this time I was sobbing, not what I had paid for, what made it worse by the end of the first day music from the shaks continued on into the morning 4am to be precise, karaoke at it's worse, we managed to get three nights sleep, even asking to be moved on the first day, it wasnt available. On the plus side, the food was great, the staff were great especially the bar boys, cleanliness is great, location is good, beach is great.its definitely NOT described as in some holiday brochures and definitely NOT 5 star, "BE AWARE" Read less
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Feb 27, 2020 jlc4500 lancs

Returned after 10 years and was disappointed with how the hotel had deteriorated. The hotel is in one of the best parts of Barbados with a beautiful beach and close to shops and restaurants but it has become very run down the rooms were clean but tatty with old bathrooms that need updating. We enjoyed the food and the staff were attentive the only… Read more
Returned after 10 years and was disappointed with how the hotel had deteriorated. The hotel is in one of the best parts of Barbados with a beautiful beach and close to shops and restaurants but it has become very run down the rooms were clean but tatty with old bathrooms that need updating. We enjoyed the food and the staff were attentive the only disappointment was BBQ night as there wasn't much choice. The biggest problem is the noise, we upgraded to a superior room so in the main part of the hotel were we thought it would be quieter but unfortunately the patio doors don't shut properly so we could hear anyone who stayed up to drink at the bar and the street noise. We return to Barbados every year but till Mango bay is renovated we will be staying at one of the many other fabulous hotels on offer. Read less