Discovery Bay by rex resorts

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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, Discovery Bay provides an authentic experience that's affordable and has one of the best locations in Barbados.
Location: 2 minutes from Holetown; 45 Minutes from Grantley Adams Airport

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  • Susan R :
Sunshine and independence

Third year returning and much improvement on our last week with the new management ,heard people moaning about the food ,I found there was ample choice on every meal ,The staff as always very polite and friendly ,nothing was too much trouble ,from management down to malcom on the beach .The grounds always emaculate ,and yes hotel is in need of some refurbishment but nothing that would stop you having a fantastic holiday as we did ,there's lots to do and see on the island or you can just kick back and chill in hotel ,either way we will be back to same hotel for three weeks in 2017 for our twenty fifth wedding anniversary, well done to new management for listening and acting on people's points of view ,love you guys sue and Steve rogers x

  • Sunshine P : United Kingdom
Good time

While staying at the discovery bay we noticed a few familiar faces around the hotel there were staff who used to work at the waves hotel where we stayed over 5 times. The general manager Kathy gaskin made the holiday improve from just a good stay to an excellent holiday along with her staff. Nothing was never too much for her to handle. The food was good and the staff were all friendly and helpful. Ran into Ray who worked in watersports at the waves hotel and he took us around the island in a luxurious S class mercedes with nice cool air con. He doesn't work at the hotel but he has his own hire limo and taxi service going on. What a fantastic lad he was for so many of our visits. Along the trip we learnt many things about Barbados and the things we can do there instead of being stuck on a beach asking to be massaged by locals with aloe. The hotel is a little tired and we had loads of rain one day but the staff were quick and efficient so nothing major happened although Holetown and lots of other places around Barbados was flooded out. With the team from waves around it will soon be up to standard sorry Ray wasn't in watersports still he was a fun character.The beach at the hotel was nice and always kept clean by the beach guys,

  • wendyg62 : Leicester, United Kingdom

Just got back from 10 nights here,it's a lovely place to stay staff are brilliant,friendly and willing to help in anyway they can. stayed in room 6 the best room In my opinion,had garden view and beyond that the sea. Food is excellent plenty of choice and I'm a vegetarian had no problems,it can take a little while to get your food as a lot of it is cook while you wait,ie : eggs for breakfast or buggers for lunch so be prepared to wait, on the plus side it's hot and fresh, service can be slow at the bar also but that's because a lot of people want cocktails and they take time to make, (could do with more staff in bar really but your on holiday so just chill and wait). Plenty of sunbeds by pool and on beach,could do with a few more umbrellas it was so hot needed the shade.but that didn't spoil anything.its in a great location some nice shops to visit and great beach bar 5 minutes away that has a steel pan band play every Sunday a must thing to do. Met some lovely people who return every year, I for one would definitely stay here again.

  • jollyies1 : Bolton, United Kingdom
Worst Hotel ever.....

I cannot believe people will go back here. Yes its tired ok cant help that but the other issues read on ....Breakfast . kept waiting for butter marmalades etc seems that staff unaware what needs to be done , plates etc not there. Other guests said its not as bad as it was last year???? really The wait for tea or coffee became a daily chore.Lunch , buffet covered in flies the first week until staff began a cleaning regime standard stuff but so important. All fish was brought in frozen could not understand this as a fish market short drive away. Dinner, very hit and miss poor quality food and low standard of presentation.Bar staff some ok but mostly very rude ran out of rum , gin etc on a regular basis. Not sure if this place can be turned around feel that customer service has been forgotten. A member of staff did try to arrange a steak for us as it was our anniversary but she was sorry to say that this had not been possible. The other guests made this a happy holiday ..............

  • MD5050 : Greater London, United Kingdom
2nd year....Fantastic break

This was my second visit after experiencing Discovery Bay in 2015.I would recommend this hotel to anyone looking for a holiday that offers a good beach and an ideal location.On my return some of the staff from last year were still there. One member in particular by the name of Mike stood out for me in terms of real dedication and passion towards his work. Mike tended to the gardens at the back each day and was responsible for his own section. Having to cultivate, maintain and design the grounds Mike added his personal touch by carving a beautiful piece of rock to the shape of Barbados island of which he never hesitated to talk about. Mike took time also to discuss the flowers when they bloomed, so like me if you love nature speak to Mike. His knowledge is outstanding and Mike is an asset to Discovery Bay as well as the natural life in the gardens. His time did not always end there. From time to time I would witness him assist the elderly gentleman putting the sun loungers away in the evening after his own shift had ended A special thank you to Caroline, Allison, Christine, Shamar, Jamal and all those who worked tirdlesly every day. As always they looked after the guests with shear devotion.The food was enjoyable and there was a sufficient choice not to have to go hungry!Compared to last year there was a lot more entertainment provided to keep the guests entertained. The rooms were cleaned well and my room always had clean towels provided each day. The only real problem I experienced was poor WIFI connection. Really bad signal!Overall a good experience.

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Discovery Bay by Rex Resorts
St. James Beach, Holetown Barbados

Some restaurants may be open for certain meals only and limited visits may apply. Reservations required and dress code in effect for a la carte restaurants. Time restrictions may apply for water sports.

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