The Mango Bay goes for the small but sweet approach – it’s got a cosy beach restaurant, a laid-back pool, and an activity line-up that includes glass-bottom boat trips.
The Mango Bay goes above and beyond – the pool has a tropical garden setting and the beachfront restaurant sets out tables for 2 right by the surf. A petite spa is the cherry on top.
This place has a prime spot right on a sandy beach, so sea views come with the territory. Lookouts include the pretty flower-fringed sun terrace.
TripAdvisor Traveller Rating
Based On 1536 reviews
- Official Rating
All Inclusive - Here's what you get
Full Board meals. Afternoon tea
Local alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks including house wine with meals. Select premium alcoholic drinks.
Sports and Activities
All are included except where indicated.
Facilities ► View all
Julians beachfront buffet restaurant
Open-plan buffet restaurant offering breakfast lunch and dinner with kids' meals and a set menu.
Diving lessons take place in the pool, here you can practise your scuba skills.
Open from 10am until 5pm, Tuesday to Saturday for adults only. Treat yourself to a spa treatment or two. There's a choice of massages, body scrubs, nail and waxing treatments.
Rooms ► View all
Deluxe Double Room with Pool View and Balcony or Terrace
Deluxe double rooms here come with cable TV, a phone, CD clock radio, tea and coffee facilities, bathrobes, a hairdryer, an iron and board, pool and beach towels and a balcony or terrace with views over the pool.
Oceanfront Double Room with Sea View and Balcony or Terrace
Oceanfront double rooms here come with cable TV, a phone, CD clock radio, tea and coffee facilities, bathrobes, a hairdryer, an iron and board, pool and beach towels and a balcony or terrace.
TripAdvisor Reviews Show more reviews »
We have been staying at this resort for a number of years and have enjoyed it very much. However we arrived 2nd May for a 10 day stay which was our third stay at this property in the last 12 months. We had booked a standard room and emailed in advance requesting a pool view room ( which was not acknowledged). On arrival we were allocated room 405 which must be the worst room in the hotel ! The room was dark and even with the lights on it was still dingy. The view from the balcony was overlooking the car park and the junk that had been left below . The air con was either freezing or off ( at least the rattling unit masked the traffic noise). If you like curry you could leave the balcony doors open and get the full benefit from the Indian restaurant next door! We requested an alternative room and as we has spent close to Â£15k on holidays to the resort in the last year we would have expected to be accommodated, but we were told no rooms were available even though the hotel was only 60% full. Obviously no one could be bothered to do the admin !. We have noted from contributors who were staying there at the same time as us how much they enjoyed their room upgrades and could see there were a number of empty rooms so perhaps our business is no longer wanted ?. Another real negative which a lot of gusts complained about is the rush for sunbeds particularly around the pool . On some mornings they were being 'bagged' with towels down at 5.30am in the morning and if you didn't get down by 6.00am forget it!. On the upside the staff are very thoughtful and generally lovely and do their best to ensure you have a great time, particular thanks to Marcia,Peter and Tanya and the house keeping staff who made the best of our room. Food is great and varied from A la carte to interesting buffets and changes regularly. Entertainment is a bit hit and miss but generally OK. Location is perfect on the beach and close to Lime Grove and other restaurants if you want to get out and about . A lot of returning guests like ourselves so not all bad. Our advice is book Superior room or better and be prepared to get up early if you want a sniff of a sunbed!More
Still as it was 10 years ago...
We returned after a gap of 10 years and this was our third visit to Mango Bay. The positives were our bed in room 423, very comfortable, also located on the 4th floor with great views, and overlooking the pool and gardens. We also recognised the efficient and very pleasant members of staff, nothing was too much trouble. The rooms can do with an update, nothing much changed in 10 years, and the decor and bathroom could do with improvement. Food was on the whole OK, but no wow factor. The nightly entertainment is overdone. Less quantity but more quality would be my preference. This is a good value hotel, in a great location, and its key attraction is its staff dedication to the guests. We would recommend renting a car, which will work out cheaper than booking the trips with tour companies. More
We have just returned from a week all inclusive at Mango Bay, Barbados. On arrival we were greeted with a cool face cloth and a rum punch. After checking in, we were told we had been given a free room upgrade to a "superior room" and the room was lovely. Great view, large balcony and although WiFi was only in the public areas, we also go this in the room. The WiFi wasn't great. OK if you just wanted to surf or check facebook, but for any kind of streaming or facetime, forget it, especially during the day. At times it didn't work at all. Bar staff were OK, but could have been happier and more chatty. Restaurant was good, selection and choice were also nice but the bread rolls were awful, every meal time thy were so dry to the point that I personally couldn't eat them. Definitely something they can improve on. The worst thing about the hotel is the sun bed issue. The hotel has a policy of not reserving sun beds around the pool or on the beach. We are not early risers (especially on holiday) so by 9:30 am all the sun loungers in any type of shade had been reserved by placing a towel on them around the pool and on the beach. Nobody from the hotel was policing their policy. We spoke to one couple who were early risers and they told us that by 6:30 am all the lounger had towels on them. Out of a whole week we managed to get a pair of sun loungers in some shade once! This is the biggest moan about the resort.More
Our first time at Mango Bay and it will certainly not be our last. Had a fabulous 10 days. The staff were amazing. Food great. We had a standard room on first floor overlooking bar and this was not a problem. Water Sports were included and the Katamaran trip fantastic - snorkelling and seeing Turtles and Stingrays. Such a friendly hotel. Met guests who had been many times and I can now see why. All staff were amazing from Beach, house keeping, bar, restaurant and reception. Only thing missing is a shower on the beach. Congratulations to Peter (the owner) on a fabulous hotel. Kathy & Michael WatmoughMore
Before we went to Barbados we read all the reviews about Mango Bay and we're very intrigued at how good everyone thinks it is and all the repeat guests.... Could this place really be that good?? Well after our stay here the answer is a huge YES. Mango Bay is a beautiful hotel in a perfect location, from our arrival greeting, with cold towels and cocktails, we were made to feel relaxed and looked after, the hotel is definately made by all the staff, from the maintenance guys, cleaners, restaurant, bar, reception staff and managers they are all so friendly and would do anything to make sure your stay is perfect, the staff are extremely attentive but not overly so, everything is done with a smile, special thanks to Peter who kept everyone around the pool and beach topped up with water, beer and cocktails and supplied cold towels through the day, Peter from the restaurant who always had great conversation and entertained us all on our final night by taking to the microphone and singing with "Pan in Harmony" he had us all up dancing, a great end to the evening. Previous reviews have mentioned the karaoke bar close to the hotel, my advice is get out there and join in, it's one night of the week, the atmosphere is brilliant, the locals and tourists that were there are all there for one reason, to have a good time and we certainly did, the beer was flowing, dancing in the street and if whoever was singing wasn't very good the whole street joined in to support them. The hotel offers a glass bottom boat and catamaran trip both which were good, we swam with the fish and turtles, also made use of the other water activities, I loved paddle boarding and the sea was lovely and calm. The hotel is in a great position for wandering around Holetown which has a great variety of both designer and local shops and easy bus links for travelling around the island. We used the hotel to arrange trips to Harrison's Cave and a Mount Gay Rum tour, we'll worth a visit to both. Overall we had a fabulous holiday and it is plainly obvious why people come back to Mango Bay now we have stayed there, hopefully we will be back soon ð finally special thanks to Annabelle for arranging our accommodation, it was lovely to meet you at the cocktail party and be able to put a face to the name we had been emailing, we look forward to seeing you again. More
Elizabeth N, 227059
Things To Do View all »
People who looked at this hotel also viewed...
Items marked with * incur extra charges which are payable locally