We stayed at Mango Bay for our Honeymoon (21/06 - 05/07) and absolutely loved it. The staff are so friendly, especially Chelton, Rondel and Andre behind the bar (Chellys cocktails are the stuff of legends - especially the ones not on the menu).
I am amazed how some people have given this place such bad reviews (Codycall stayed at the same time as us!!!)
I know that peoples expectations differ but, before you say that I must only ever have stayed in bad hotels before, I have stayed in 3 to 5 star all over the world so I know the difference between a poor hotel and a good one. This was most definitely the latter. The food was incredible, the best I have ever had in an all inclusive, a la carte was much nicer than the usual buffet night after night.
The beach is not huge but is adequate for the size of the hotel and the pool area is lovely.
There is also that added bonus of various wildlife including Carib Grackles, Barbados Bullfinches, Bananaquits, Green monkeys, Egrets, Mongooses and Lizards frequenting the premises. Just don't leave any food lying around as the Carib Grackles are speedy thieves!!
Another great aspect of this hotel are the free trips and waterskiing. There is a catamaran cruise and a glass bottom boat trip and also the water skiing which is totally free (we went every day toward the end of the holiday and ended up quite good after a few days).
One negative point only - I would strongly advise that you book a superior room for your stay though unless you are a very heavy sleeper!! We had the first two nights in a standard room and the bars weren't too bad at the weekend as they didn't close that late, but we were woken up at about 2-3am by dogs barking both nights (the 2nd night it went on for an hour).
All in all this was the perfect honeymoon and I would recommend this hotel to anyone.
- 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