Mango Bay Review

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323 Family Reviews
2nd Street, Holetown, Barbados
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Editor’s Review of Mango Bay

The west coast of Barbados is considered by many to be the ideal vacation destination on the island. The surf is calmer here and, generally speaking, the beaches are pristine. It's so ideal that nearly 300 years ago, the first European visitors to Barbados landed just a few hundred yards from where Mango Bay is now located.

Built in 1993, Mango Bay is a pleasant little boutique hotel with just 76 rooms. The hotel focuses on personalized service and the individual needs of each guest. Within minutes of check-in, it seems that everyone on staff knows your name, your children's names and everyone's favorite drink.

If you're coming to the island to celebrate any of the several festivals there, most of which are held in
... more Holetown, you can't find a more convenient location than Mango Bay. And, if you want to get out and explore the rest of the island without renting a private vehicle or incurring cab fares, the bus stop is just a few blocks from the hotel's front door.

There are no mango trees at Mango Bay, although we're told there once were, but you can count on having plenty of fresh mangos available for breakfast and lunch, and the mango sorbet will certainly be a high point of your dining experience.

Because it is a boutique resort, it is also rather quiet. Families with children who are skilled at entertaining themselves will enjoy the property and all of its amenities.
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Our Editor Loves
  • All-inclusive rates
  • Children under 4 stay free
  • Close proximity to restaurants
Family Interests
  • Beach
  • Bicycling
  • Golf
  • Hiking
Family Amenities
  • Babysitting
  • Cribs
  • DVD Player
  • Kitchenettes
  • Laundry Service
  • Pool
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Rooms

The room arrangements at Mango Bay provide lots of fun choices. If you're really craving some privacy, the resort manages six one-bedroom apartments, adjacent to the resort, that come with their own small, but private pool. Kitchenettes are included, or you can enjoy all of your meals just steps away in the resort's dining room.

Otherwise, the various room arrangements are scattered throughout the four-level building in a semi-circle around the pool and the gardens. Two penthouse suites occupy the fourth floor, complete with their own private plunge pool and double Whirlpools, multiple televisions and more. Unfortunately, children under 13 are not allowed in these rooms.

Of the remaining guest rooms, only the Ocean Front and Deluxe rooms include refrigerators. Shower/tub combinations are standard for all, along with the typical amenities like an in-room safe, coffee/tea facilities and hair dryer. The bathrooms are particularly spacious, but with limited electrical outlets for hair dryers, curling or straightening irons and the like.

The good news is that there is no additional charge for cribs or rollaway beds. The rooms are of such a generous size that bringing in a crib will not cramp your space.

Wi-Fi is free in the public areas, but the signal does not reach the guest rooms. The rooms don't have individual DVD players but one is available for check out from the front desk at no charge.

Note that after dinner each evening, entertainment begins in the patio area adjacent to the dining room. Although quality entertainment, the music and other sounds permeate through the guest rooms until 11 p.m. or later, possibly causing problems in getting your little ones to sleep.

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