Having been unfortunate enough to have had an accident on our way through immigration, breaking three bones in my foot, we thought seriously about returning early to the U.K. but are so glad we decided to stay at Mango Bay.
On arrival I was hobbling badly and shortly after reaching our room it was obvious that I had hurt my foot more than first thought and at that moment the wonderful staff stepped in to help, first with elastic bandage & then crutches to help me get to the taxi they had ordered to get us to the clinic.
Once I had been treated & arrived back at the hotel two of the male staff carried me via the lift to our third floor room. The next day, while my husband was organising a wheelchair with the help of the front desk, Shireenne the manager decided she didn't think I should be the 3rd floor and arranged to upgrade a couple saying in a poolside de-luxe room to the penthouse suite allowing us to be given this room. This was great but I was unable to get onto the patio area cause there were two steps down so the next thing that happened was that a ramp was made to get me down in the chair! On this subject they could also do with a ramp at the entrance to the hotel.
Everyday all the staff asked how I was feeling & did everything they could to make our stay easier than it could have been.
Back to hotel review. We found this to be a really good all inclusive with excellent menu, we do not remember having anything repeated on the menu in the two weeks we were there. The drinks were very good and never had to wait too long to be served, at busy times the bar could do with an extra member of staff to help. The entertainment exceeded my expectations & they coped well with the rainy evenings we had.
The work on improving the size of the beach started as soon as we arrived & whilst noisy we got used to it and we watched with great interest to see how far they got each day & were amazed at seeing the trucks travelling with their wheels under the water at high tide.
Our first week was very peaceful apart from the lorries, but as I said we got used to it, but the second week the families arrived (this was the week before school holidays) & the peaceful pool area became impossible to sit by so we moved onto the grassed area behind the beach. My personal opinion is that the hotel is too small for the amount of children that were there & it doesn't have any facilities for youngsters.
But all in all it is a very good value all inclusive hotel & we will go back but will be very careful with our dates.
- 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