My Husband and I have just returned from Barbados , having spent twelve nights there for our Wedding Anniversary.
The first six nights we stayed at Oceans Two , Dover Beach, on the South side of the Island, this is an amazing Hotel , and deserves to be number one in the ratings as it is exceptional.
The second week we moved round to the West side of the Island, where we spent the rest of our holiday at Mango Bay, in Holetown.
What a disappointment, as someone else has mentioned in their review , we were confronted with many forms to complete, concerning accidents or incidents which may arise on the complex, you are requested to sign an agreement not to make a claim if one should arise .
After, we were shown around the complex, which is very pretty, but does need updating, the tiles and lighting were hanging off on the the pool area.
At 14.30 we were taken to our room , which we found to be very dark, even though it did have a patio leading onto the balcony, the only lighting we had, were four large lamps in the main bedroom, however come evening time, it did give the room a romantic feel.
On our first evening having had a nice three course meal, we returned to our room to find a bottle of Champagne and flower petals in the shape of a heart laid out on our bed, it was lovely.
Then it was all down hill from there;
Not enough sun loungers , therefore , we never had one for the whole of our stay
We shared our breakfast and lunch with the local wildlife , a smaller version of the British Black Bird , braisingly tried to take food from our plates , whilst excreting on the table.
Limited meal times , one day we had lunch at 12.30 and dinner 20.45
Beach was closed for 4 days
Sewage from the on going works on the Island was released into the sea, leaving dreadful smells on the complex
The beautiful sea view was spoiled by the noisy JCB s and dumper trucks which were directly in front of the restaurant
Although some of these issues had nothing to do with the hotel, I would strongly advise that you consider them seriously ,before booking , as even though the hotel laid on mini bus trips to a nearby beach, it had a serious impact on our stay .
On a plus note the staff were polite and efficient, the trips are a must, and evening entertainment enjoyable, shame we did n't see or hear much of the steele drums on the complex.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Mango Bay Hotel Holetown
- Mango Bay Barbados
- Mango Bay Saint James
- Barbados Bay Mango
- Mango Bay Hotel Barbados
- Mango Bay All Inclusive Barbados/Holetown