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Discovery Bay By Rex Resorts

St James, Barbados

3 Star Hotel


Discovery Bay is a unique hotel Barbados providing the perfect location for a Barbados holiday. Situated on St James Beach, Discovery Bay consists of charming plantation-style houses set in beautiful landscaped gardens. Located on the fashionable West coast of the island, days at this hotel Barbados are centred around the beach, the pool and the Sugarbird Bar and Grill.

Discovery Bay by rex resorts is just as exciting a place to stay once the sun goes down, offering the opportunity to try authentic Bajan cuisine at the informal Garden restaurant in the hotel. Dishes of a more international flavour can also be enjoyed, and the restaurant serves up tempting buffet-style and table d’hote menus.

After dinner this hotel Barbados comes alive, with the Lobby Bar playing host to a varied selection of entertainment including steel pan and local bands.

Making the Most of Your Stay at the Discovery Bay
Out of all the hotels Barbados, Discovery Bay has the most on offer, offering guests a dream location on the island’s desirable West coast by day, and enjoyable, peaceful, and relaxed evenings in the hotel’s relaxing restaurant.

Also being home to many nearby charming traditional bars and restaurants, Discovery Bay is the perfect place from which to explore and enjoy the rest of the island’s attractions.

The Discovery Bay provides an authentic experience that’s affordable and has one of the best locations in Barbados. If a rustic style and an incredible experience is what you’re looking for, look no further than the Discovery Bay in Barbados.

Discovery Bay by rex resorts is a non smoking hotel.

Hotel Facilities

  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Air-Conditioned
  • Bar
  • Car Park
  • Check in/Check out
  • Entertainment
  • Disabled Facilities
  • Internet
  • Laundry
  • Parasol
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Sports
  • Wake Up
  • WiFi

Room Facilities

  • Air-Conditioned
  • Balcony
  • Bath
  • Hairdryer
  • Ironing Facilities
  • Safe
  • Tea and Coffee
  • Telephone
  • TV

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6.9 Above Average (8 reviews)
  • Near the beach
    Yes (3)
    No (0)
  • Near to restaurants / entertainment
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    No (0)
  • Suitable for families
    Yes (1)
    No (2)
  • Suitable for older people
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  • Suitable for younger people
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7.4 Good
  • Roger from Wrexham
  • United Kingdom
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2.0 Poor
  • Peter from Stockport
  • United Kingdom
Where to start...

The hotel was very run down; it was obvious that it gets a fresh lick of paint every year to hide the fact that most of the timber in the hotel is rotten and badly repaired. The hotel in my opinion should be pulled down and rebuilt.

The rooms were however clean and relatively well looked after in comparison to the rest of the hotel, although the bathroom was a little tired looking.

The staff at the hotel were rude beyond belief, many of them simply didn't talk, and very few of them had any manners what so ever. None of them remembered to say please and thank you when asking for you room number when ordering food and drink, simply grunting "ROOM NUMBER!"

The hotel isn't what I would class as all inclusive either, the dinner opened at 7am, although this was usually 7:30 as the staff were often late getting things ready. I might also mention that the dinner manager in particular was one of the most arrogant miserable people I have ever had the misfortune of meeting. The dinner was open until 10am. The only cold thing to drink was orange juice, once leaving the dinner after breakfast you are not permitted to reenter, the pool bar doesn't open until 10:30, more often than not opening at 11 however. So from 8 until 11 there were no drinks of any kind available!!!

The pool bar, staffed by the usual rude ignorant staff closed at 3pm, the lobby bar didn't open until 7pm, so no drinks from 3 till 7! Unless of course you wanted to pay 7 BBD for a small bottle of water to take to the room! Absolutely scandalous!

Any drink ordered was also carefully measured to be half a 25mil measure, half the British standard shot for a sprint...

There was no entertainment of any sort provided in the day time, the pool is too small for the hotel and in a very bad state of repair, I’d go as far as to call it filthy looking.

The entertainment in the evening was practically the same every night, basically a local singer singing local music. No woman no cry does get a little tedious after hearing it twice a night every night...

On the plus side the beach is excellent; we spent most of our time there.

In summary this is BY FAR the worst hotel I have stayed in the in Caribbean and that is saying something, I've been holidaying there every year for nearly 15 years!
Above Average
6.0 Above Average
  • Richard from London
  • United Kingdom
Relatively friendly service and comfortable accommodation but rather in need of updating and refurbishment, especially the bathrooms. Good and plentiful food. Tennis courts in very poor condition and barely usable. Most guests middle aged/elderly but very friendly and easy to get on with. No hotel water sports but most available nearby at a cost.
Top Tip: Barbados Botanical Garden (Bathsheba) excellent. George Washington House and the plantation houses worth a visit. East coast beaches impressive, but not swimmer-friendly.
8.0 Great
  • Kathryn from Christchurch
  • United Kingdom
Good location, comfortable, clean and tidy accommodation, a nice pool with good beach facilities. Really friendly and helpful, pleasant staff in all areas, good and plentiful food with some local dishes included on the menu. Good value for money.
10.0 Spectacular
  • Anthony from Bury
  • United Kingdom
staff very helpfull friendley