Discovery Bay Hotel Barbados
"A Charming, Plantation-Style House"
For something a little different during your Barbados holiday, the 3 star Discovery Bay Hotel Barbados may be just what you need. This plantation style, elegant, beachfront Barbados hotel is set in five acres of delightful gardens in the parish of St. James, on the upscale west coast of the island.
This Barbados hotel offers you a choice of 88 guest rooms arranged on two floors and accommodation can be booked on a room-only or all-inclusive basis. If the all-inclusive option is chosen, you will be entitled to all meals (not including á la carte dishes), general amenities, local drinks and house wines and cocktails each evening.
The hotel is 15 miles / 24 km from the island's airport, giving a transfer time of approximately 45 minutes once you arrive. It is also only 8 miles / 13 km from the capital, Bridgetown, and the local village of Holetown is right next door.
The entire hotel is non-smoking and set on the delightful St. James beach, with its white sand and turquoise sea. There are plenty of sun loungers and parasols if required and a choice of many sea-based activities for the energetic visitor.
Each of the Discovery Bay Hotel's 88 guest rooms come equipped with air-conditioning, baclony or patio, shower & bath, hairdryer, fridge, telephone, radio, television, tea and coffee making facilities. These rooms are available in 3 styles, Garden, Beachfront and Beachfront Club rooms.
There are 58 Garden Rooms at the Discovery Bay Hotel in Barbados.
These guest rooms are all set around the delightful grounds of the resort and come equipped with a King size bed or twin double beds, a balcony/patio sitting area and an en suite bathroomb.
As the name states these rooms offer a view of the hotel's beautiful garden.
An extra bed is also available on request if you wish, allowing the room to accommodate up to 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child as required.
What type of meals will I get with my all inclusive package to this Barbados hotel?
An all inclusive package to the Discovery Bay By Rex Resorts will include all meals (breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner) as well as Caribbean cocktails, local beers, soft drinks, house spirits and house wine by the glass with dinner.
Taxes and tips will also be included and there is no extra charge to enjoy the regular evening entertainment provided by the hotel.
Does this Barbados hotel offer any outdoor sports with its all-inclusive package?
With your all inclusive package to the Discovery Bay Hotel in Barbados you will have access to daytime tennis.
What is not included in an all inclusive package to this Barbados hotel?
An all inclusive packakge to this hotel will not include a la carte meals, room service, snacks, non-house brand wines and spirits and bottled water. You will have to pay for these items locally.
An all inclusive package to Discovery Bay Hotel in Barbados also will not include water skiing, scuba diving, sports tuition, telephone calls, laundry, car hire and tours. In order to take advantage of these activities you will have to pay for them locally.
At The Discovery Bay Hotel Barbados
The Beach at Discovery Bay Hotel Barbados
Discovery Bay Hotel is a beachfront resort it is located at the St.James Beach. The beach offers a number of water-based activities.
You will be able to choose from scuba diving, water skiing or snorkelling as well as simply swimming out to the hotel's raft for some sun-bathing.
However do remember that some of the motorized beach activities require an additional charge.
The Swimming Pool At Discovery Bay Hotel Barbados
As well as the delightful beach area, the Discovery Bay Hotel has a number of in-house facilities available to guests.
Central to the complex is the beach hotel's outdoor swimming pool.
Dining At Discovery Bay Hotel Barbados
You will find a restaurant, a bar and grill and a lobby bar at Discovery Bay.
The Garden Restaurant
The main dining focus of the Discovery Bay Hotel in Barbados is The Garden Restaurant.
This on-site restaurant serves breakfasts and dinners, providing an informal buffet style of eating, with the option of a table d’hôte meal each evening.
The main emphasis is on Caribbean cuisine, although there is always a wide option of dishes.
The Sugarbird Bar and Grill
Daytime meals at this Barbados beach hotel are provided at the Sugarbird Bar and Grill, which is very convenient for guests at both the poolside and the beach.
Here lunch, afternoon tea and drinks are served at defined times. The bar starts serving drinks from 10:30am until 6:00pm making cool drinks available througout most of your day by the poolside and beach.
Lunch is available from noon until 3:00pm, with a wide range of dishes available including some Bajan (local) and some International dishes. This is then followed by afternoon tea from 4:00pm til 5:00pm.
Drinks and conversation are the order of the day in the Lobby bar, which is an informal hangout each evening.
This bar is open from 3:00pm untill 11:00pm each day and is where the evening entertainments are based; these feature a variety of local bands and groups in many styles. They provide a delightful finish to one’s day at the Discovery Bay Hotel Barbados.
Child Services at Discovery Bay Hotel Barbados
This hotel by Rex Resorts caters well to young children, with children between the ages of 2 and 16 inclusive, offering a variety of services for children and families.
The hotel will gladly supply you with any baby necessities including high chairs and cots. They can also arrange babysitting services for an extra charge.
A List of The Discovery Bay Hotel Barbados Amenities:
• 24 Hour Reception
• Babysitting / Child Services
• Banquet Facilities
• Disabled Access
• Free Parking
• Meeting Rooms
• Swimming Pool
• Tennis Courts
Area Surrounding The Discovery Bay Hotel Barbados
Where is the nearest beach to The Discovery Bay Hotel in Barbados?
Discovery Barbados is located on the beachfront of St.James Beach along the island's Platinum west coast.
You will therefore have easy access to the Caribbean Sea!
The hotel is also in close proximity to a number of other beaches along the island's west coast including the famous Sandy Lane Bay and Paynes Bay to its south.
Is there a golf course near to this Barbados beach hotel?
The Discovery Bay Hotel sits nicely between The Royal Westmoreland golf course and the golf courses at Sandy Lane, giving you a multitude of golfing options.
To the north of the hotel is The Royal Westmoreland. This 18 hole, Par 72, 7045 yard championship golf course offers amazing ocean views and is known for monkeys frequenting its 3rd hole.
To the south of Discovery Bay is a collection of golf courses in the region of Sandy Lane. The most popular amongst visitors staying along this stretch of coast is The Country Club. This is an 18 hole Par 74.7, 7060 yard golf course featuring 5 lakes.
If you prefer to play a quick game of just 9 holes you can also visit the Old Nine golf course in Sandy Lane. This 9 hole, Par 36, 3345 yard golf course is an intimate yet demanding course that is fun for golfers of all skill levels.
Are there any attractions I can visit nearby The Discovery Bay
Folkstone Marine Park
The nearest attraction to this Barbados hotel is the Folkstone Marine Park. This marine park can be found just north of the hotel and is home to a museum with aquariums, showcasing many of the Caribbean's unique sea life.
2nd Street is an entertainment and dining strip located in the town of Holetown, right next to the Discovery Bay by Rex Resorts in Barbados. This street is lined with great restaurants and bars and has become the home of this town's nightlife.
Are there any restaurants close to Discovery Bay Hotel Barbados?
Choosing to stay at Discovery Bay during your Barbados vacation places you next door to the restaurants and bars of 2nd Street in Holetown. You can find 2nd street by leaving the entrance to the Discovery Bay Hotel and walking south. The entrance to 2nd street will be to your right on the same side of the street as the hotel.
The Mews is a small restuarant along 2nd street with a romantic atmosphere, serving Eclectic and International cuisine. It is a great choice if you are a couple staying at the Discovery Bay Hotel looking for somewhere quiet and intimate. This restaurant also offers live music on Friday nights.
Elbow Room is a second option. This restaurant offers stonegrill dining, serving your meal sizzling on hot lava stones. This restaurant comes to life on the weekends with live bands and entertainment.
Spago Restaurant & Bar
Spago is an Italian restaurant offering authentic Italian cuisine overlooking the street.
Sitar is an Indian restaurant with Bajan flair. This restaurant is also located in the heart of 2nd street offering you yet another dining option.
Where is the nearest supermarket or grocery store if I need to buy groceries?
Steps away from Discovery Bay Hotel in the heart of Holetown is Super Centre supermarket. Here you will be able to purchase a wide range of groceries. You can visit this supermarket by walking less than 5 minutes south from the hotel and entering the West Coast Mall across the street.
How about money? Is there a bank with ATMs nearby this Barbados hotel?
You will find all of your banking needs at the West Mall Coast Mall. There is also a FirstCaribbean International Bank located in Sunset Crest just south of Discovery Bay and Holetown.
Is there any nightlife nearby Discovery Bay Hotel Barbados?
2nd Street in Holetown offers a variety of bars and pubs, with a wide range of styles to choose from.
Lexy Piano Bar
A popular choice is the Lexy Piano Bar offering patrons live piano entertainment throughout the night. This is a great choice for the mature crowd.
During the weekends the stonegrilling restaurant and bar, Elbow Room, comes to life with live bands and entertainment also making for a great choice.
Where can I go shopping while staying at the
Discovery Bay Hotel in Barbados?
The ultimate Barbados shopping experience is located directly across from the Discovery Bay Hotel Barbados, Limegrove. Limegrove is the island's first ever mixed use lifestyle centre covering 10 acres with 85,000 square feet of retail space. Some of the stores you will find here include Calvin Klein, Ralph Lauren, Louis Vuitton and more.
The West Coast Mall
Located in the heart of Holetown the West Coast Mall offers a wide variety of duty free shopping. This includes a Diamonds International jewelery store, Cave Shepherd, a large duty free shopping mall in Barbados. There are also a number of gift shops, boutique style stores, a book store and Internet cafe here.
The Chattel Village
A hot spot for local souvenirs is the collection of very small houses, known as the Chattel House Village. You will find this collection of tiny, colourfully painted souvenir shops between Holetown and Sunset Crest to the south of the Discovery Bay Hotel in Barbados. This village contains one of the very popular "Best of Barbados" souvenir shops.
Where is the nearest gas station to this
There is a Texaco gas station located just minutes away from Discovery Bay in the town of Holetown. Here you will be able to top up your rental car during you time on the island.
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Discovery Bay Hotel Barbados Quick Facts
• Location: Holetown, St.James, Barbados
• Coast: West Coast
• Rooms: 88
• Checkin: 15:00
• Checkout: 12:00
• Children Under 18 Years Of Age: Yes
• Airport: Grantley Adams International Airport
(45 minutes driving).
• Nearest Beach: Located on St.James beach.
• Nearest Village / Town: Holetown (steps away)
• Distance from Bridgetown: 20
• Nearest Supermarket: SuperCentre in the West Coast Shopping Mall
• Nearest Bank: ATMs and a bank can be found in the West Coast Shopping Mall.
• Nearest Surf Breaks: Sandy Lane Bay (seldom breaks)
• Nearest Golf Course: The Royal Westmoreland Golf Course
• Nearest Restaurant: There are 2 on-site
restaurants, The Garden Restaurant and The Sugarbird Bar & Grill. There is also a large number of restaurants along 2nd Street in Holetown.
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