Just returned from a 2 week holiday at Mango Bay.
Warm welcome on arrival, cool towels and drinks handed out to freshen up whilst we waited to be checked in. We were shown around the hotel and booked in for dinner. We were then shown our room were our luggage was waiting for us.
Food is outstanding thanks to chefs like Grantley and Rochelle in the restaurant has the most infectious smile, such a lovely lady, Rondel at the bar will mix up anything you want, One of his specials will ensure a good nights sleep.... The hotel will also provide a packed lunch in a cool bag for when you go out and about sight seeing.
We found the most amazing taxi driver who took us out and about on a few occasions, Michael was so funny, a great way to see the island at your own pace. His mobile number should anyone want it is +2462642992, highly recommend him.
The rooms are spacious and clean, our room 105 was ground floor over looking the pool, lovely, only moan was that the loud music from the surrounding bars could still be heard into the early hours, even thou we had upgraded to a superior room when we booked because of previous comments regarding noise at the front of the hotel.
The hotel provides complimentary trips such as glass bottom boat and catamaran trips both well worth doing. Swimming with the turtles was great. They also offer various other trips, just make sure you know where and when you are going before you go.... Although the hotel refunded us our taxi fare back we were disappointed at being left in a bar/club not on the Oistens trip agenda with a pick up time 2 hours later than we thought we would be back at the hotel, we had a child with us!!!....As I say the hotel did refund the taxi fare but only after my husband chased it a couple of times.
The beach is very small due to erosion which is why the work is being carried out, the diggers are visible and on a few occasions rumbled past about two feet away from our sun loungers, the noise isn't that intrusive only a trunk load of rocks being tipped every now and then and the diggers moving the rocks around. I'm sure it will improve the beach when the work is finished. The hotel is trying to do there very best and are offering a trip to Brandons beach in Bridgetown 3 times a week, complete with drinks and food.
Water sports are on offer from the hotel, my son was too young to take the boat out at 12 years old ( he can sail ) but enjoyed going out with the captain on a couple of occasions
Jet skiing is available from Herbie and Marley his son on the beach, they will offer you a good deal. Look out for the red jet ski.
Fishing trips can also be booked on the beach, just ask the captain in water sports, my son caught 2 x tuna and 2 x mackerel on his trip out.
All in all we had a lovely holiday, I would recommend Mango bay.
- Also Known As:
- Mango Bay Hotel Holetown
- Mango Bay Barbados
- Mango Bay
- Mango Bay Saint James
- Barbados Bay Mango
- Mango Bay Hotel Barbados
- Mango Bay All Inclusive Barbados/Holetown
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Mango Bay Barbados is ideal for those seeking the convenience of an ALL-INCLUSIVE beach vacation combined with the personal and friendly service of a small resort. It enjoys a sought-after beachfront setting in St. James, on the famous west coast of Barbados.There are restaurants, bars, boutiques and cinema just steps away from Mango Bay in lively Holetown, including the brand new, upscale, LIMEGROVE LIFESTYLE CENTRE across the road from the resort. Mango Bay is approximately a 45 minute drive from the airport, and a 25-minute drive south of the hotel takes you to the capital Bridgetown. Mango Bay definitely gives you added value for an all inclusive hotel- included is a complimentary two-hour catamaran cruise to see the turtles, waterskiing & a glass bottom boat ride. ... more less
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