Mango Bay All Inclusive
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We hired a taxi for the day and a very gracious Bajan, Bernard Barrow took us all over the place. First stop was St. Nicholas Abbey in Cherry Tree Hill in St. Peter's Parrish. It was built in 1658 by Colonel Benjamin Berringer and is one of the oldest surviving plantations. It encompasses over 400 acres of sugar cane fields, tropical gullies, mahogany forests and formal gardens. The great house is a Jacobean mansion in a Dutch ...
Poured rain last night, so good thing we stayed in and watched 2 movies, " her" and August:Osage County. All curled up the 4 of us in the king size bed because that is where the DVD player is. Did a few errands this morning and then headed to Bridgetown for a little shopping and fun at The Boatyard. Great beach, good tunes and nice lunch . Always an experience on local buses. Now playing Yahtzee and Terry just got double Yahtzee! He is gloating. ...
Everyone went to the bar this morning to watch the big hockey game, except me. Thought I would sleep in and catch it on our TV. But no, they chose to broadcast a stupid cricket game. But thanks to FB updates, I could see how the game was going. Relaxing day by the pool and finished my book, Gone Girl. Great book and worth the read. Evidently, ...
... About 40 minutes later he and I have croissants, others ate about 20 minutes before us.
We're almost ready to go and Lesley Anne turns up. She's just been caught in the rain and is drenched through poor soul. Lisa also arrives to hand over cleaning products and have a quick chat with her about the next tenants - an all female group and young. Never been to Barbados. They both sound a little ...
... There's no way they are going to be hungry on the trip home or possibly ever again.
Omara does suggest that we have apple pie and ice cream for lunch before they go as we didnt have it last night. There doesn't seem to be much agreement with that idea.
Clearly Barbados knows they they are leaving because it is raining very heavily and they just manage to squeeze in a little bit more sunbathing whenever ...
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OK hotel in a great position
Just returned from Christmas at the Mango Bay Hotel. The best thing about the hotel is the proximity to Holetown and all the West Coast Restaurants - many of which you can walk to. The hotel itself suffers from a lack of sunbeds round the pool and on the beach (you have to get up early to get a spot and you often find the early birds have been out with their towels) and the rooms are basic and could do with a refurb.
The atmosphere is a bit 'clicky' with many groups of people returning year after year. But the hotel staff are excellent. Book a superior room as the standards are in a noisy position.
Best holiday ever, Have been TWICE
Mango Bay Hotel is Perfect in everyway. We returned from there April 1st 2003 after enjoying 14 days of sheer bliss. Food is fantastic, staff are very friendly. Hotel is right on the beach. We originally went in march 2001, and we plan to go again in 2006 for our friends 50th birthdays! and our to celebrate our 8th wedding anniversary. We cant recommend Mango Bay enough! Tricia(in the restaurant) and Marcus, Sheree and all the crew are the BEST! The hotel is situated near everything, such as chemist. doctors, shops etc should you need them.
Our only one word of warning is, if you take the free ride into Bridgetown to do shopping, DON'T BE LATE for the return journey as the cab man will go without you. Trust me as it happened to us. Thank you for two fantastic holidays and we look forward to the next.
this was one of the best vacations that we have ever been on. the staff at this resort were incredible. although there was only one restaurant, the choice and quality of the food was unsurpassed. i would have no hesitation to return to this resort for another vacation.
Lovely Little Hotel!
We just returned from a week at Mango Bay. The hotel itself is very nice. It's small, very clean and nicely decorated. We found the quality, variety and taste of the food to be very good and although the restaurant was not as expansive as most all-inclusives, we looked forward to every meal and actually preferred Mango Bay to other all-inclusives where we have stayed. The most notable thing about Mango Bay is the staff. They are terrific! Everyone greets you with a smile and hello. Management and staff couldn't do enough to make us feel comfortable and relaxed. We were married during this week and although our wedding was not at Mango Bay, we were greeted with a complimentary bottle of sparkling wine at dinner that evening. The beach at Mango Bay is a little narrow and does not accommodate very many beach chairs. The only frustrating thing during the week was the tendency of some of the people staying there to get up early, put their towels on chairs and leave them there all day even while they had gone off on the catamaran trip. In all fairness to hotel management, they did request that people not do this, but with no luck. If you're looking for a small, intimate, friendly, well run resort, Mango Bay is the place.
One good little hotel in the Caribbean
Mango Bay was great for location, accommodation, staff friendliness and efficiency. Food was good, but would have been a little repetitive for longer stays (we were there 8 days). The breakfast fruit was poorly displayed and somewhat boring for a Caribbean destination. If you go there in the rainy season (June/November) be aware that a dry river runs right by the hotel, and can flash flood very muddy stuff into the sea in case of heavy downpours. It makes a mess of the sea by the hotel for a few days, but you can walk 5/10 minutes up or down the beach and find a good place to swim again if that happens.
We were very happy with our stay there, loved the cosyness due to the small size of the resort, met some terrific people there too. Would recommend it to anyone looking for a friendly and personal, well located hotel.
Returned on 24th July 2003 from the most fantastic holiday ever. The hotel was fabulous, clean, friendly and the food incredible, have to now diet! Spent our 21st wedding anniversary there and with the help of our friends Shireen and her staff made it truely memorable. Would return tomorrow and cannot recommend it highly enough.
The Mango Bay is small, friendly and welcoming. The rooms are clean, spacious and air conditioned. All the staff are tripping over themselves to make sure you are happy. The food is excellent with a good variety and there is plenty of it. All in all it was a wonderful break and I would very much like to go back another time!
I stayed at The Mango Bay Hotel during May 2003 with my husband for two weeks on our honeymoon. The hotel had been reccommended to us by some friends and we expecting something slighty better than we experienced.The hotel is in a very nice part of the island, with lots of little bars and restaurants in the area if you fancy a change from the hotel food. The food was good in the hotel but after the first week it became a bit boring. The restaurant staff were very attentive and the setting very nice, on the beach.The grounds were well maintained but the pool was not as clean as I felt it should have been. many guests experienced ear infections which we believe came from the pool.Overall the standard was good, and we had a lovely holiday.
A great time would go back
My family (my Husband, two small Children and I) stayed at Mango Bay on April 27th for 2 nights after changing from another Hotel. We thought Mango Bay was a beautiful, charming Hotel.There was a bit of a problem with Check in (It took us quite a while to get into our room) in which case, the staff tried their best to make sure we were comfortable while we waited. I believe part of the problem was that their was many check outs that particular day so that slowed them down. The reception staff where very friendly especially Marcia and Shereen who was very personable.The room was a bit small for us as we needed a crib and a small bed for our children. The cleanliness was great, though. Our room overlooked the pool which is incredibly beautiful and ideal for a family with small children because of the very shallow part. I would warn people to try not to get a room facing the back, as on Sunday nights the bar across the street has karoke night that goes till 2am. The music is very loud and the singing is terrrrribllllle.We thought the meals were outstanding. Some of the restaurant and bar staff where a little impersonal but for the most part helpful. Paulette ( I think her name is) in the restaurant is such a character and very funny. They do have a childrens menu for lunch and dinner which has a great selection.It was very nice to stay right on the beach. We never got a chance to take advantage of the glass bottom boat etc. that was offered for the all inclusive price, as we were only there for 2 nights.I think overall, we would absolutley stay there again. I would highly reccomend it to families as well as honeymooners or anyone looking for a tranquil spot with great service.
Holiday of a lifetime
I spent a fortnight at Mango Bay with my parents in June 2002. It was the holiday of a lifetime.
The accomodation was spacious, comfortable and attractive.
Best memories I returned with were of the people. I still keep on touch with Mandy who worked in the Surf Shop at Mango Bay. What surprised me about the place was how quickly we became on first name terms with all the locals who worked at the hotel.
Cricket games on the beach made me feel they were more British than I was!
Food was absolutely out of this world. Spoit for choice and out of out of almost thirty meals there was only one which I didn't enjoy. Restaurant staff were hilarious - look out for Victor and Trish!
But most of all watch out for Marcus's superb rendition of Lady In Red, that is as long as you have your ear plugs!
Overall I felt more welcome and more at home than I did when I returned to Scotland. Saving up for going back next year or Christmas time even.
Would thoroughly recommend this to any couples or parents with older kids who can fend for themselves.