Mango Bay All Inclusive
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
With a stay at Mango Bay All Inclusive in Holetown (Parish of St. James), you’ll be minutes from Lime Grove Shopping Centre and Holetown Beach. This 4-star resort is within close proximity of Holetown Monument and Chattel Village.
Make yourself at home in one of the 67 air-conditioned rooms featuring refrigerators and iPod docking stations. Rooms have private balconies or patios. Cable television is provided for your entertainment. Private bathrooms with shower/tub combinations feature complimentary toiletries and hair dryers.
Spa, Wellness & Premium Amenities
Pamper yourself with onsite massages, body treatments, and facials. You’re sure to appreciate the recreational amenities, including an outdoor pool and a 24-hour fitness center. Additional features at this resort include complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and babysitting/childcare (surcharge).
Food & Drink
This resort is all inclusive. Rates include meals and beverages at onsite dining establishments. Charges may be applied for dining at some restaurants, special dinners and dishes, some beverages, and other amenities.
Grab a bite to eat at the resort’s beachfront restaurant, or stay in and take advantage of room service (during limited hours). Mingle with other guests at a complimentary reception, held daily. Thirsty? Quench your thirst at a bar/lounge, a beach bar, or a poolside bar. A complimentary hot/cold buffet breakfast is included.
Business & Travel Amenities
Featured amenities include a computer station, dry cleaning/laundry services, and luggage storage. Free self parking is available onsite.
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Overall we had a pleasant stay.
We got a good deal in the BA January sale, and I was happy with the price I paid. However, had I paid full (non-sale) price I wouldn’t have been as happy.
The staff are lovely. Peter, Kevon and Omar at the bar. Michael in the restaurant and Simone at reception, all super polite and professional.
Breakfast is nice, lots of buffet options with a great omelette station. Meats, cheese, pastries, fruits and yogurts (please could we have natural yogurts, and not just the sugary fruit ones!).
Lunch was hit and miss, we found that the A la Carte had some strange options. Shepherds Pie and roasted meats, not what we wanted on a hot afternoon. We loved the days when there was a buffet lunch, but apparently most people prefer A la Carte! We ended up requesting grilled fish and Caesar salads most days. TIP - do ask for anything you fancy. The chef is fab, and will accommodate really anything you fancy.
Dinner, again, we really preferred the buffet nights, especially when there were Bajan food options. The bar is open all day from 10am, the Pina Colada’s are great, and I requested my favourite Miami Vices, and they made them no problem.
The beach is lovely, but not private.
So, there are sellers that will disturb you occasionally, they are for the most part very friendly and not too pushy.
The sun-beds on the beach are terrible and in need of an upgrade. You cannot lay them flat. They ping upwards and it is impossible to lie on your front. The beds by the pool however, are lovely.
I think more needs to be done to stop using single use plastic cups and plastic straws on the beach. Reusable plastic cocktail cups,and paper straws should be standard in 2018. We picked many straws out of the sand, and bags out of the sea.
I would recommend bringing a refillable water bottle with you, there is a machine at the bar that you can use to fill it up, and it reduces the need for the hotel to hand out the small plastic bottles all day.
My bedroom was very basic. It really could do with a full redecoration, though it was clean, and little details are needed like a full length mirror. Housekeeping were lovely and gave me extra biscuits every day!
THE WORST THING is that my room backed on to the street. And on Saturday nights there is a street party until 3am. EVERY SATURDAY NIGHT. This noise was totally unacceptable. There is no sleep to be had in this room on a Saturday night. It is so bad they should not even charge for that night because NO sleep will be had. I spoke with the General Manager the next day, who said that British Airways should have told us about these particular rooms, and given us a room choice. Which OF COURSE they didn’t. I don’t know where the blame lies but needless to say, it was not good.
However, as previously mentioned, overall a pleasant stay.
This hotel is located right on the beachfront and has its own beach with plenty of cushioned loungers. On this beach you will a very good chance of seeing rays and sea turtles swimming close to shore. Food is excellent. Totally recommend.
rite from the start everyone was so friendly-its an older hotel but that did not matter the place is exceptionally clean-from the food to the great crew at the bar YOU GUYS ARE GREAT-from big mike from staten island ny thanks so much -oh yea snorkling on the beach was great swimming with turtles unbelievable-loved u guys had a great stay from 6/6 to 6/13/18-cant wait to go back-kaleed-omar-cavez and the rest keep it up my brothers miss u already.
We stayed here for 5 nights post-cruise and had a great time. We had upgraded before arrival from a standard room to one of the 1-bedroom apartments just set off to the side of the hotel (less than a 1 minute walk from the apartments to the hotel area through the gardens). I'm very pleased we did this - the difference in cost wasn't amazing but it was lovely to have the extra space after being on a cruise. The bedroom was great with a walk-in wardrobe with plenty of storage space. The bathroom was fine and the sinks were outside the bathroom which was nice. Nice shower! The lounge was lovely with comfy sofas and a table and chairs. Nice balcony which space to dry clothes. We did have an issue with the security of the apartment but this was sorted out promptly by the hotel and extra locks were fitted. The apartment could also do with more lighting. The air conditioning was fierce but did keep the place nice and cool which was lovely. At night time we tended to switch the air-conditioning off in the bedroom but keep it on the lounge with the door in between the two open which seemed an ideal solution. The bed was large and comfy. There were also ceiling fans which helped to keep the place cool. Housekeeping were great and kept the place clean and tidy. You get clean pool/beach towels each evening at the turn-down service.
The staff were all lovely, especially the bar staff who were attentive, helpful and funny. Some of the restaurant staff could be a bit short with you, but once they had loosened up it was much better. Reception staff are lovely and very helpful and we had cause to talk to the Manager who was great at solving our problems with the room.
I loved the pool - nice and shallow in places so you can just relax. You can get noodles from the activity hut if you want to just float around. It could sometimes be hard to get sunbeds - people did tend to reserve them, despite notices around asking you not to, but we generally found somewhere to sit, either around the pool or on the beach. The apartments do have their own pool area with basic sunbeds if you want peace and quiet but we preferred to use the pool in the hotel.
I loved the beach area and the sea was just gorgeous. Just after you go into the sea there is a bit of a sand shelf and it dips quite quickly, but the water is lovely and clear and warm. There are watersports available and we took out the hobiecat (my husband is a sailor) and had a great time blasting up and down the coast. We also hired a jet ski off the beach which was great fun. We did both of the complimentary boat trips, the best of which was the 2 hour trip up the coast to snorkel with the turtles - this was amazing and it was fantastic to be so close to these wonderful creatures. The glass bottom boat trip was good too and you could snorkel if you wanted and go off the slide on the top of the boat - great fun!
You can walk for miles along the beach either side of the hotel - the best walk is to go out onto the beach facing the sea and turn right. Just keep going, negotiating the rocks and sand along the way. We walked for quite a while before turning off and walking through another hotel back out onto the main road where we turned back towards Holetown, visiting a lovely old church along the way (the oldest church in Barbados).
The food at the hotel was lovely, well cooked and well presented. There was plenty of choice and everything was great - breakfast, lunch, dinner. You could put on a lot of weight at this hotel! They also had afternoon tea each day with a selection of sandwiches, cakes etc - very nice!
There was entertainment every evening and we enjoyed ourselves listening to some fantastic singers, great bands and other acts including dancers, fire-eaters and limbo dancers.
There are plenty of places to relax around this hotel and the place has a lovely ambiance about it. The hotel is right in the middle of Holetown which makes it nice and convenient for the buses into Bridgetown and the rest of Barbados. There is a large supermarket about 5-10 minutes walk away if you need anything. The only downside is that on a Sunday evening there is karaoke in a bar very close to the hotel which goes on until the early hours. We did go out and have a look but it was too noisy for us and we quickly retreated back to the relative piece of the hotel bar. The noise does permeate into the hotel and we could hear it when we went back to our apartment, but it didn't stop us getting to sleep. I would imagine that if you are in the standard rooms at the front of the hotel then the noise would be a lot worse.
This was a great place to stay on Barbados and I would visit again if I were to return to the island.
This was an "escape" the weather on a budget trip for us (air miles flights) and we booked a week at Mango Bay for a very good price. It was lucky as if we had paid full price we would have been a bit upset. Don't get me wrong - this is a nice hotel, there are a lot of positives, but there are negatives and everyone has a different idea of how a holiday should be. Ours probably wouldn't have been a holiday here, but we wanted a rest, sun and swimming in the Caribbean on a budget and this ticked the boxes. We read the Trip Advisor reviews and thought it would be ok (but were expecting better, to be honest, due to the reviews).
The hotel is located off a busy main street and is (as are all but the most expensive hotels) on a narrow but long strip of land stretching down to the beach. Subsequently most of the rooms do not have a sea view, sadly. You could have been anywhere. We were located in one of the one bedroom standard rooms, which were in a separate group of condos with their own pool (not that great with basic sun loungers). These are mostly privately owned but I imagine the hotel either lease or own a few themselves. We couldn't see the sea unless we hung over the balcony, but we did overlook the little pool. The room was generously proportioned, but that was it! It was dull (no colour - mostly brown!) tired and really had seen better days. The bed sagged in the middle and I had to line up pillows to prevent me from rolling into the sag, as I spent the first night clinging to the side of the bed!! The bathroom is chipped, and the toilet made such a clanking noise when it was flushed that I think it woke the whole block up! It was also very close to the street and subsequently it was very noisy. We really like peace and quiet so it was a bit of a shock to us - especially Sunday night when the noise from the street party actually made the bed vibrate (and not in a good way!). As I say, some people wouldn't mind, but we do like peace and quiet, and had come here to rest. The air con was fairly useless too. I love the heat, but prefer to sleep in a cool room!
The food was very good. You would have to be very very fussy not to find something good every day. I have an allergy and they dealt with that issue very well and were very kind to me. The staff are another massive positive. Friendly, smiling, happy people - a real pleasure to deal with. They really do make a huge difference and are a credit to the hotel.
The beach is small (as are most of the hotel beach fronts in Barbados), but the sea is clear, clean and warm. The added bonus of the turtles which live in a reef just off of the beach was fantastic, but be aware that it is visited every day by countless boats bringing hoards of people to snorkel to see them, so its not very private! To swim with the turtles later, when everyone else had gone away, was amazing.
The sun beds are comfortable but it is hard to get the most comfy ones with the extra padding as these are "reserved" every day, despite a hotel policy of not allowing this.
The free trips are great - if you can get on them. Sadly we only managed to do one as the catamaran trips were all booked up before we arrived - apparently people book them up ahead (we were not aware we could do this). So do book before you arrive!!
The waterskiing was great - included in your holiday - this is well worth it. Our son learnt to waterski within 5 minutes, and spent the rest of the week, along with my husband, going up and down once a day. You get plenty of time and we were very impressed with the watersports staff, friendly and very knowledgeable.
My son celebrated his birthday whilst we were there and the staff made a fuss of him and decorated our room with balloons, which was a very nice touch. I think a lot of people come here to celebrate occasions as we often saw decorated tables etc. They do try to make it a bit more special for you.
Overall it was a good holiday, although it really wasn't our kind of hotel, and we found Barbados very commercial. If you want a livelier holiday then it's for you!
The staff and the food are great, but the hotel really could do with a bit of a refit.
I would grade the staff at 5 star, the food at 4 star and the hotel itself at 3 star.