Discovery Bay Beach Hotel

3 out of 5 stars3 Stars

St. James Beach Holetown Barbados, Caribbean
Discovery Bay by Rex Resorts
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Satisfaction Average
Very Good

Value Score Poor Value

Costs 37% more than similarly rated 3 star hotels

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  • Families69
  • Couples70
  • Solo71
  • Business66

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Discovery Bay - Nice but ummmmmmmmm

by TripAdvisor Member alcoombs

There have been some very mixed views on the Discovery Bay Hotel, I agree that MOST of the staff were friendly, Donna was great, but I also think that the sewage in the creak is a BIG problem. We could not go in the sea for 3 days, yes you can move along the beach, but why should you have to! It does smell - like bad eggs! You can also smell it when you are eating your lunch as the restaurant backs onto the creek.
Apart from that its a very nice hotel, don't go there expecting gastranomical feasts for dinner, its all very basic and repetative, especially at lunch time. Quite a few times, for all meals, people would be standing there waiting for plates, or food, which caused big queues and short tempers!
Barbados is a lovely island and I would definately go there again - but not to the Discovery Bay Hotel.

Disco Bay

by A TripAdvisor Member

My 3rd visit to discovery bay, all inclusive deal is good, buffet selection and al you can eat, lunch is chicken, salads, fish etc, dinner either a buffet or table d'hote with good choice and exellent service.
rooms bright, clean and well serviced, the ocean view rooms are literally a stones throw from the sea. The staff are friendly and go out of their way to help get you whatever you need. Dont be put off by the reports of sewage that you read elsewhere on other reviews! The smell is caused by a rainwater storm drain next to the hotel and is really only a problem if it rains hard.

Great holiday

by A TripAdvisor Member

Please don't be put off going to the Discovery Bay by the comments regarding sewage smells! I think people must be referring to the creek which is between D Bay and Mango Bay hotel. When there was rain, this overspilt into the sea but cleared within the day. Even so, there was no bad smell and you can always have your sun lounger moved to further up the beach towards the Sandpiper Hotel! We had a great 10 days here, the hotel was lovely and the staff friendly. Water sports guys were a little over enthusiastic on the beach but usually didn't bother you once you said you weren't interested. If travelling with children just be aware that the dress code of long trousers in the evenings for men also applies to young boys over the age of 10. Food was varied and good quality. Our first trip to Barbados but hopefully not the last!

is this the worst all inclusive hotel ever?

by A TripAdvisor Member

have just returned from discovery bay staying october 17-october 31,and must say this is the worst all inclusive hotel ive ever stayed in.with the 2nd week being half term the hotel was packed and the staff just could not cope.waiting times at meal times were unacceptable there were always problems like no plates,no food the staff would take 30 mins at lunchtime just to take your order if you were lucky enough to find a table(had to change to self service buffet 2nd week due to amount of people).the biggest problem with the hotel was the fact there was no daytime activities,no watersports and evening entertainments were a joke.monday would be a steel drum player(who is rather good),wednesday a female singer and saturday a band who wouldnt get past the audition stage of the "x factor "they were so out of tune.that was it,there is no outdoor seating in the evenings you are all crammed into a smokey hot (no a/c) small lounge where the bar is, with a few seats which in the 2nd week half the space had to be used to make a makeshift dining area as they had no space in the dining room.most people would go to bed by 9.30pm they were so bored or were unable to find a seat.the food was the same with just different sauces one night table service one night buffet limited choice with nothing for children.outside the pool is small with again limited space towels go down on sunbeds before 6am most days and on one occassion went down 9pm the night before.the games room is a hut with a table tennis table and nothing else,the beach is small and whilst i stayed there due to bad weather the tide came right in so again limited space.the rooms although basic were clean but have no tv just an alarm clock/radio. the famous creek with the rotten egg type smell was noticeable after it rained and just thought id better say there is building work going on right next door and you will expierence some noise..overall the location is good for shops,bars etc but i was very disapointed with this hotel and didnt speak to one person who had many positive things to say about it.i wont be returning again

A fantastic two weeks

by A TripAdvisor Member

This morning we returned home after two wonderful weeks at Disco Bay. We were all inclusive and thought it really good value for money. All the staff , management , reception desks were absolutely great. The hotel is in wonderful grounds with monkeys , mongoose and loads of birds to see ( and feed). After reading the reviews I kept sniffing to see if I could smell the sewage but try as i might I couldnt smell a thing.
The pools isnt huge but I never saw any more than six people in it and most of us are not Olympic Athletes so do not need a huge pool to swim in.
There were many people there from all walks of life who were returning year after year and we shall certainly go back. The cocktails are great, try the Miami Vice or an eyecetoner. As a vegetarian it was also great to have a veggie meal always on the menu. I think the reviewer who said everything is served with chips must need glasses as the lunch menu had loads to choose from. This is our fifth visit to the caribbean always going to different islands but so far this has been my favourite

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Discovery Bay

by gemsj

My wife and I are travelling to Barbados (Discovery Bay) in early November. Can anybody give me some info about this local area please ?

RE: Discovery Bay

by Sunniebgi

Discovery Bay is located just north of Holetown which is probably a very good place to be in November. You are on the west coast were the waters should be calm for the most part.

Holetown offers many choices of Food (for Indian food try Sitar on 2nd street or the Mews on the same street) and some shopping. You are not far from Sunset Crest shopping area and some night life as well.

take a look at and check out what is around the Holetown area. but make sure you also see the rest of the Island. take and island tour and see the sites.

have fun


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Address: St. James Beach Holetown Barbados, Caribbean