Mango Bay

Barbados, Caribbean

The hotel

Mango Bay is in a great location on a beautiful beach on the west coast. This small and friendly hotel exudes bajan charm. From outside dining under the stars to traditional English afternoon tea this hotel is ideal 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 Garden View 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 6, 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.

  • Free Weddings: conditions apply. More information can be found here

  • Booking Bonus: Receive up to 40% off the accommodation cost between 01 May '19–31 Oct '19 when staying 7 nights or more.

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

  • Booking bonus: book by 30 Nov '19 and adults receive up to 30% off the accommodation cost between 1 May–22 Dec '20 and 1 May–22 Dec '21 when staying 7 nights or more.

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

  • Kids stay and eat free: first child (4-12 years) stays and eats free when sharing a room with two adults, for travel completed between 1 May–22 Dec '20, minimum stay 7 nights. Book by 29 Feb '20

    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 (2 nights per week) and table d'hôte selection (5 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, mini-gym. Water sports including water-skiing, snorkelling, kayaking, Hobie cats and wake boarding. 2-hour catamaran cruise with snorkelling and a glass-bottom boat trip. Complimentary scuba-diving session in the swimming pool. Spa*. 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*.

This hotel has a Tourism Levy fee of $9.63 per room, per day (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-31 Oct '19/'20

5 nights between 6 Jan-31 Mar '19/'20.

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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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Mango Bay is a lovely hotel in a good position on the beach

Jul 19, 2019 Chris S Billericay

As soon as we arrived at the hotel we knew that we had made a good choice . the welcoming reception staff greeted us with cool mint face towels and a cold rum punch and after check in gave us a tour of the facilities which were very clean lovely and well laid out . the swimming pool looked inviting and was clearly well looked after . the bar was… Read more
As soon as we arrived at the hotel we knew that we had made a good choice . the welcoming reception staff greeted us with cool mint face towels and a cold rum punch and after check in gave us a tour of the facilities which were very clean lovely and well laid out . the swimming pool looked inviting and was clearly well looked after . the bar was well stocked and the bar staff were friendly and efficient. the food was plentiful and delicious with a wide variety of choices presented beautifully . Our rooms was ok very clean and comfortable with a nice view but looked a bit dated and showed signs of wear and tear but not too much to complain about, however our teenager childrens room was end of block on the ground floor so was quite dark with little natural light to be fair though being young they were not in the room very much ! nightly entertainment was again ok but could have been on a bit longer and have been a bit more varied but it suited our needs . the position of this hotel is perfect ,right in the town and walk straight on to the lovely sandy beach with lots of beach beds generally available if i have one complaint its the amount of beach vendors who hassle you (in a polite but annoying way) pretty much all the time you are on the beach the answer here we learnt is that unless you are interested in their wares do not engage in conversation and just say no thanks and look away as you will otherwise get a life story ( interesting as it sometimes is) and end up buying an overpriced product just to get rid of them! cant blame the hotel though as the beaches are public and they have no say ! watersports were good and as offered in the brochure . all in all a lovely smallish intimate hotel with good facilities and a good team of friendly dedicated staff who made us welcome and looked after us fantastically you almost feel as though you have made friends during your stay and are sorry to leave. i would definitely without a second thought recommend this hotel to anyone thinking of going to Barbados . Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating A lovely holiday once noise problem solved!

Jul 14, 2019 suzo14 Wisbech, United Kingdom

Our first holiday to Mango Bay and soon discovered Barbados is a party place that never sleeps.. We were kept awake until 4am Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Never been to such a noisy resort which made such an impact on our day feeling tired.. A warning to people don't book a standard double room as it face the streets full of bars with Karaoke … Read more
Our first holiday to Mango Bay and soon discovered Barbados is a party place that never sleeps.. We were kept awake until 4am Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Never been to such a noisy resort which made such an impact on our day feeling tired.. A warning to people don't book a standard double room as it face the streets full of bars with Karaoke and restaurants. After feeling desperate we went see the manager Maxine who listened to our concerns and was kind and professional and moved us from room 404 to an apartment away from the exceeding loud music so then our holiday could begin. Most staff were great and very friendly giving an excellent service.. The a la carte food was excellent and delicious but the buffet style wasnt so good often luke warm especially breakfast. My fiance and I often had the delicious omelettes. This was different all inclusive resort than I had experience before as you were unable to get ice cream etc at any time only meal times On arrival we were given 3 small packets of biscuits to last 2 people for a 10 night stay these should have been replaced regularly as with tea bags as these were restricted. The swimming pool was a disappointed and not used by many people. Had a volley ball net across the pool always it at all time which obstructed a swim. The beach and sea were glorious but our relaxing time on the beach was constantly interrupted persistent traders and the motor sports. The bar waiters were excellent and the cocktails went down a treat. Even cold flannel were brought to us on the beach a very nice touch. Read less
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Jul 9, 2019 gribjul Scunthorpe, United Kingdom

Mango bay is an excellent hotel and we had a fantastic holiday. Rooms need a little TLC but everything else more than makes up for that. The staff are a complete credit to the hotel and can not do enough for you (all of them!). The fact that water sports are included is also a huge plus for anyone that loves water sports. The free glass bottom… Read more
Mango bay is an excellent hotel and we had a fantastic holiday. Rooms need a little TLC but everything else more than makes up for that. The staff are a complete credit to the hotel and can not do enough for you (all of them!). The fact that water sports are included is also a huge plus for anyone that loves water sports. The free glass bottom boat and catamaran trip were brilliant. Food switched between buffet and served meals and was an excellent variation every day. The fact that the hotel is a small hotel meant that guests were very friendly towards each other and again this made for a fantastic holiday in the evenings. Entertainment was generally very good, maybe a couple of acts not to our liking but you cant please everybody and we really enjoyed the evening entertainment. The hotel is extremely well placed, we used the local buses all the time and went on one of the Virgin trips (coast to coast) even though we had not travelled with Virgin, which was very good. Lots of shopping, restaurants and bars nearby. The one love street party not to be missed on a sunday evening. The cliff on a sunday afternoon (taken by some friends) was also an excellent afternoon. All in all great holiday and lovely hotel. I will be back. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating 2nd time at Mango bay! Thankyou to the team for a lovely holiday!

Jul 8, 2019 Charlotte C West Sussex, United Kingdom

This was our second year running at Mango bay. On arrival it was just that same familiar home from home feeling after the long flight to get there!. So first the good bits... We decided to go back because we loved the location and the beautiful stretch of beach which really cannot be beaten. You cannot always walk along the coastline in other… Read more
This was our second year running at Mango bay. On arrival it was just that same familiar home from home feeling after the long flight to get there!. So first the good bits... We decided to go back because we loved the location and the beautiful stretch of beach which really cannot be beaten. You cannot always walk along the coastline in other hotels so there is alot to be said for that!. We took full advantage of the free boat trip and got taken to some lovely clear water just next to Nikki beach where we were able to swim next to four turtles, it really was an amazing experience. The hotel feels very safe and very friendly, you really are made to feel at home. There are free water sports if that's your thing or you can just swim in the sea and if you wear a snorkel you can see lots of amazing fish not very far out at all. The water is clear and calm. I don't know what people are saying about a drip in the water and hard to climb out, that is nonsance. Best sunsets ever every evening at around 6pm. On a few occasions we walked along to the exclusive colony club hotel and bought a drink there and watched the sunset which they let you do. Now for some possible improvements... The wine is horrible. There is no sauv it's just Chardonnay and it's hard to drink if I'm honest and we love our wine so this did ruin it about for me. Also you can't get the well known cocktails that you would expect (and which we could get at the colony club along the road) which is a shame and could be easily changed. Food if I'm honest was probably better last year. And thirdly we got put in a room this year which was next to a very loud bar and music would play through the night,where as last year we got an upgrade to a better positioned room.We had a little more rain and clouds this year but then nobody can help the weather. On the whole Mango bay is definately a little gem but it's more for its location and familiar charm than anything else. If you are wanting glitz & glamour etc then sty at the colony club but you will pay the high price tag for it! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating another fabulous holiday at Mango Bay

Jul 8, 2019 132JanetD oldham

the second time I have stayed at Mango Bay and we had a fantastic time. The staff are amazing, the food was the best I have had on an all inclusive and mainly al a carte which is perfect for our party, only a few buffets which I am not a fan of but that is just a personal thing on my behalf. Stunning beach and a great location.