Kick Off Your 2017 Bucket List by Traveling to Barbados

As we close the final pages of 2016, it is time to begin mapping out the New Year, and Mango Bay Hotel encourages travelers to add a trip to Barbados to their 2017 bucket list. The 76-room hotel’s all-inclusive value provides vacationers with an array of options to kick start the New Year, whether it be exploring an adventurous side while swimming with turtles, or relaxing on the beach.
The hotel’s on-property fitness center will assist those who wish to stick to their new year’s resolutions, while Element’s Spa will satisfy vacationers looking to refresh and rejuvenate, as an extensive menu of skin, body and facial treatments are available.
To celebrate the start of the New Year, Mango Bay will be hosting the annual New Year’s Eve Grand Buffet themed “Disco Back in Time,” where guests can enjoy a champagne reception with Peter Odle, chairman of Mango Bay Hotel, as well as a buffet, entertainment and fireworks.  Those who prefer to participate in island events can explore Barbados’ Naniki Music Festival taking place Jan. 11 – 15, 2017, where Grammy Award winner Chrisette Michele will perform. Travelers with sweet tooth temptations can make their way over to the islands annualChocolate Festival & Conference taking place Jan. 28, 2017 at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre  from 11a.m. – 7p.m. Visitors and locals alike will come together to enjoy pastries, sweets, workshops and, of course, chocolate.  An all-inclusive Mango Bay vacation features: all meals, afternoon tea, local and brand name drinks including wine with dinner; various watersports including water-skiing, paddle boarding, kayaking, hobiecat sailing, pedal boating and snorkeling; complimentary offering of scuba diving lessons (on-property); off-property sightseeing excursions such as a glass-bottom boat trip and a catamaran sail, as well as nightly entertainment.
The hotel’s convenient location gives travelers the option of walking to local bars, restaurants, clubs and the posh Limegrove Centre, where luxury retailers are available for purchase including Louis Vuitton, Michael Kors, Cartier and Burberry, among others. Dining at the hotel provides savory fusion of Caribbean and international cuisine, with buffet-style meals and table service options. Live music is featured nightly from 9 – 11p.m.  Accommodations at the resort include the following categories: Standard Rooms, Standard One-Bedrooms, Superior Rooms, Deluxe Rooms, Oceanfront Rooms and Penthouse Suites.  Decorated in warm Caribbean colors, the contemporarily-styled rooms and suites at Mango Bay feature king-size beds, air conditioning, bathrobes, beach towels, iPod docking stations, cable television, direct-dial telephone, hairdryer, an electronic safe, iron with ironing board and coffee/tea-making facilities. Computer wireless internet access is available in public areas, including the reception, guest lounge, around the pool and bar and restaurant.  Children three years of age and under sharing a room with two adults stay free-of-charge and children 4 to 18 years old are offered a reduced rate.
Located in the historic Holetown area on the famed Gold Coast of Barbados, the 76-room Mango Bay is known for its casual sophistication and all-inclusive value. Having been honored with TripAdvisor’s 2015 and 2016 Certificate of Excellence Hall of Fame, Mango Bay has proven to cater to the needs of its guests. This unique accolade honors hospitality excellence and is only given to establishments that have won TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence for five consecutive years.
This beachfront, boutique-style property is the ideal tropical retreat for travelers seeking an escape from the everyday hustle and bustle – an oasis where warm breezes, delightful Caribbean sunshine, and picturesque beaches are refreshing and revitalizing. Spacious accommodations, a centrally-located swimming pool, delicious dining and tremendous all-inclusive value make Mango Bay a truly exceptional “Uncomplicated, Unencumbered, Unforgettable” vacation paradise.
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I was raised on the West Coast, went to University at SMU in Dallas, TX and moved to Manhattan where I work a full-time corporate job in Telecommunications. I became the accidental suburban "working mom" when I moved into Westchester County with my husband and son. I love to travel internationally, eating out and Après-ski.
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