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Mango Bay Resort
Ranked #2 of 7 Hotels in Virgin Gorda
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 5 February 2012

We stayed 5 nights and left completely in love with MB. Gino was helpful and the studio garden room went stayed in overshot our expectations. The ONLY obvious downside was that there were dual showerheads and one didnt work (to be fair, this was probably to not be wasteful of water). The beach was amazing and snorkeling was great. You need a car if you stay here as there are no restaurants, but honestly, you should probably have a car on VG anyway. We orginally wanted to only book 3 nights, however we were forced to stay 5 due to the high season minimum. This was a blessing. We spent more money to stay at much lessor places on other islands. Mango Bay impressed us and we will return next time life brings us to the BVIs.

  • Stayed: January 2012
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Reviewed 16 January 2012

If you are looking for a nice, quiet, safe and clean villa/condo to rent then this is an excellent option. We arrived late in the evening by ferry. Gino at Mango Bay had arranged to have a rental car waiting for us waiting at the ferry dock, and he had the rental car rep lead the way to the hotel so we didn't have any trouble finding the place. It was only a 10 minute ride from the ferry - right outside of Spanish Town - to the resort. After a quick check-in, Gino led the way to our Garden Studio unit. The unit was tastefully decorated and extremely comfortable. Gino then showed us to the beach, and was happy to provide us with some good dinner options when we told him we were anxious to eat dinner.

We enjoyed relaxing at the beach and using the snorkel gear and sea kayak that the resort provided. Snorkeling at this beach was very good! Also, you can't beat the view of the sunset there. Typically, I like to spend most of my vacation time exploring my surroundings, rather than sitting at a resort, but we liked this place so much that we ended up spending most of our afternoons there. I found myself wanting to stay longer when our vacation was drawing to a close.

My only complaint would be that there isn't any restaurant or beverage service at the beach or to the units. I believe they may arrange a meal for you ahead of time, but if you haven't thought too far in advance, then you have to drive somewhere if you want to have a meal prepared for you. Also, since this is truly like renting a condo/villa, there is no coffee, shampoo, or conditioner, etc. provided. You have to stock up on things before you get there!

Room Tip: Garden Studios are just a few steps from the beach, so if you want to save some money, the Garden St...
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  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled as a couple
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8  Thank chethoma
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Reviewed 9 January 2012

We stayed at Mango Bay for 7 days in October of 2010 (low season). Location was beautiful, the grounds maintained very nicely and the beach had very little traffic. We were usually 2 of maybe 5-6 total people on the beach at most times and many times the only two on the beach. Geno was great! He was more than happy to answer all of our questions and make a few calls to assist with our trip back to Tortola. We had originally wanted a 1bd ocean front villa but they were booked so we settled for an ocean view. When we got there, Geno upgraded us to a 2bd ocean front suit since it was unoccupied. The villa was pretty nice, lots of room, outdoor kitchen, air conditioning in the bedrooms, and only a few short steps from the water. We spent lots of time swimming and snorkeling right out in front of the resort.
We did have a couple of small issues:
1.) Had a bit of a mosquito problem inside the villa. The screen door had a bit of a gap in the frame so the mosquitoes (which were very numerous) were getting into the villa. We solved the issue with a couple citronella candles and a bit of duct tape over the gap.
2.) Kayaks were a bit dated and beat up. We ended up in a 2 person that had a crack we didn’t notice. Let’s just say it made for an interesting swim back to shore.

The issues were very minor and overall we were extremely happy with our stay. We are hoping we will make it back to this wonderful resort some day in the near future.

  • Stayed: February 2011, travelled as a couple
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11  Thank malikimkr
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Reviewed 24 December 2011

We stayed from 12/13-12/16 and were in Garden View #3. Great accomodations for the price, great private beach, great service. The garden view was within steps from the beach and you could definitely hear the waves every night. Beautiful secluded location, we rented and recommend renting a Jeep while you are in the area. We stayed in St. Thomas, Tortola, and Virgin Gorda during our trip, and this was definitely our favorite stop/accomodations.
Thank you so much Gino and crew for a fabulous stay!

  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled as a couple
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11  Thank Elizabeth P
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Reviewed 19 December 2011

We stayed at Mango for 7 days - December 10-17, 2011. This was our second time to Virgin Gorda, but first at Mango Bay. I wanted to stay here because we loved the Mahoe Bay area, but being just the two of us couldn't justify the cost of the villas. We took advantage of the "Tropical Tranquility" package and felt it was a very good deal, with the car, massage, and dinner included. We like to drive around and explore the island, so we really enjoyed having the car. Our room was basic, but very clean and had everything we needed. It had rained heavily before we arrived, so as others have said, mosquitos were bad. However, we kept the bedroom door closed and the AC running on low at all times and were able to keep them out of there so we could rest in the evening. Mosquito coils, plus citronella candles purchased inexpensively at Bucks, plus some Off worked pretty well to keep most of the mosquitos away. Snorkeling is fabulous right outside your door and our unit was 15 steps from the porch to the water - heaven for me!!! When we return to VG, we will again be staying at Mango Bay. BTW...check out the Hog Heaven BBQ restaurant just up the road - it was great!!!

  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled as a couple
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9  Thank lhbsurf
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Reviewed 6 December 2011

We stayed at Mango Bay resort for a few days in the beginning of December and it was as beautiful and calming as ever. We have stayed here many times over the years and after trying Anguilla, St. Thomas, etc, etc, we keep coming back to Mango Bay.
It has one of the best beaches on the island and is mostly very private. Gino is the ultimate host and a real asset to the Resort.
If you want a party atmosphere, then go elsewhere and leave this spot for those of us that want relaxation!
Great place, great staff, reasonable prices!
Dan and Vivian

Room Tip: The garden suite is great, # 4
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  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled as a couple
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12  Thank benddragon
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Reviewed 15 November 2011

My husband and I spent 3 days at Mango Bay from 11-13 November 2011. This was our 2nd stay. We were lucky enough to have the Ocean Front suite #14, where we were literally 5 steps from the water. The accomodations were modern, immaculately clean, and well ventilated. The air conditioning was so cold in the bedroom that we nearly froze the first night (fine with me!) -- although we really didn't even need it on, we just like sleeping in cold air. The weather was lovely, always a nice breeze. We saw a sea turtle and lots of marine life while snorkeling right off the beach from our villa. Mango Bay once again captured our hearts and solidified our future return. It is so wonderful to be on a secluded, quiet, and breath-taking beach in the BVIs. Mango Bay is perfect!!!

Room Tip: Ocean front #14 and Ocean view #7
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  • Stayed: November 2011, travelled as a couple
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9  Thank FELSmith
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Address: Plum Bay Road, Mahoe Bay, VG1150, Virgin Gorda
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Region: Caribbean > British Virgin Islands > Virgin Gorda
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Free Parking Kitchenette
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Ranked #2 of 7 Hotels in Virgin Gorda
Price Range: £75 - £666 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Mango Bay Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Mango Bay Resort adheres to a strong commitment to serve our guests and make sure they enjoy their luxury beach vacation at its fullest. We strive to deliver what we promise to all our guests: a caring and attentive management and friendly staff who will accommodate any guest requests or needs. Mango Bay Resort is a small and cozy yet easygoing luxury resort that provides all the necessities needed for the finest Caribbean vacation. We strive to provide a quiet, peaceful and tranquil location for all of our visitors to enjoy ... more   less 
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