Starfish Discovery Bay

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All Inclusive packages

Beachfront location

Family friendly

About The Resort

We remain committed to prioritising the health and safety of our guests, their families and our employees at our Starfish and rex resort properties. With this in mind, we would like to inform you of the most recent change to our service as a result of the evolving situation with COVID-19.

Effective Thursday, 26th March 2020, Starfish Discovery Bay will be permanently closed.

Despite taking all precautionary measures to protect the health and wellbeing of our guests and employees during this global health crisis, the evolution of this pandemic and government restrictions on travel have given us little choice but to close our doors earlier than originally planned.

We would like to confirm that Starfish Discovery Bay will undertake the extensive renovation projects as previously communicated.


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

Please note as of April 1st 2019 a government bed tax of US $9.63 per room per night will be payable in resort

To see our fact sheet for an overview of the resort please click here

Disabled Access & Facilities

Discovery Bay features ground-floor only restaurants and bars making it a particularly suitable resort for guests with restricted physical abilities. When you book, please ensure that you request a ground floor room with wheelchair access.

Family Friendly All-Inclusive

Babies & Toddlers

We can provide high chairs and cots and our staff will happily provide any necessary assistance to help you prepare food and milk.


For your convenience, we can arrange babysitting services. These are paid for locally and 24-hours notice is required. In addition to an hourly rate, you may be required to cover the travel costs of the babysitter, particularly if you plan to stay out late.


The room categories at Discovery accommodate a varying number of children: Standard, Garden and Beachfront rooms will accommodate a maximum of 3 adults, or 2 adults plus 1 child; Beachfront Club rooms will accommodate a maximum of 3 adults, or 2 adults plus 2 children.

Child Age

The child age at this hotel is 14 years and younger.

Beachfront club

Beachfront room

Garden view

Rooms & Amenities

Standard rooms

Standard rooms at the Discovery Bay offer a rear garden view. Each room is suitable for couples or can accommodate a family of 3, with either one king or two twin beds.

  • Number of Rooms : 14
  • Maximum Occupancy: 3 adults or 2 adults / 1 child
  • Bed Configuration: 2 Twins or 1 King
  • View: Rear garden

Garden rooms

Garden rooms at the Discovery Bay are at the heart of the property above reception and in two detached blocks overlooking the pool or gardens. Each room is suitable for couples or can accommodate a family of 3, with either one king or two twin beds.

  • Number of Rooms : 41
  • Maximum Occupancy: 3 adults or 2 adults / 1 child
  • Bed Configuration: 2 Twins or 1 King
  • View: Garden

Beachfront rooms

Located directly on the beachfront in a single three storey block these rooms offer some of the best beach and seaviews in the Caribbean. Views of the calm, blue waters are unobstructed from your balcony or terrace.

  • Number of Rooms: 21
  • Maximum Occupancy: 3 adults or 2 adults / 1 child
  • Bed Configuration: 2 Twins or 1 King (extra bed available on request)
  • View: Sea

Beachfront Club rooms

Beachfront Club Rooms offer the same great location and views as our Beachfront rooms but are much more spacious. Located in their own detached block each room offers a sitting area in addition to the balcony or terrace. These rooms sleep a family of four making them ideal for families looking for that little extra space.

  • Number of Rooms: 9
  • Maximum Occupancy: 3 adults or 2 adults / 2 children
  • Bed Configuration: 2 Twins or 1 King (extra bed available on request)
  • View: Sea

Dress Code

Breakfast & Lunch: Resort casual, covered swimsuits.
Dinner: Smart casual with long trousers or Bermuda style shorts & collared shirts for men.

We respectfully request that any clothing suitable for the beach or pool should not be worn in the bars & restaurants in the evening.

The Garden Restaurant

An informal buffet-style restaurant for breakfast and dinner, offering Barbadian and international cuisine, with views across the lawns towards the Caribbean Sea.

  • Breakfast between 07.30 and 10.30
  • Dinner between 19.00 and 21.30

Sugarbird Bar & Grill

Enjoy lunch, afternoon tea and relaxing drinks by the beach from 10.30 to 18.00.

  • Lunch between 12:30 and 14:30
  • Afternoon Tea between 16.00 and 17.00

The Lobby Bar

A social bar, where you can also enjoy evening entertainment.

  • Open between 18.00 and 23.00 daily


Please note Discovery Bay operates a No Smoking policy, designated areas are provided.

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Relax & revitalize

Watersports for everyone

Discovery Bay | Watersports & Other Activities

As well as watersports, relaxing on the beach or around the pool, the fashionable upscale Limegrove shopping mall is a short walk from the hotel.

  • Paddle Boarding – In-resort- Included as part of your all-inclusive package
  • Snorkelling Equipment – In-resort – Included as part of your all-inclusive package
  • Croquet & Shuffle board – In-resort- Included as part of your all-inclusive package
  • Waterskiing – At-beach- US$30 per 15-min trip
  • Scuba-Dive – At-beach – US$55 per dive
  • Massage treatments – In resort – Paid locally
  • Golf – Nearby at Sandy Lane – 9 holes US$95 – 18 holes US$210
  • You can also enjoy a range of treatments in our on-site treatment room from our trained therapists (paid locally)

  • Massage- A gentle massage followed by a warm towel to relax tired achy muscles
  • Express Facial- A cleanse, gentle exfoliation and mask followed by a refreshing mist and moisturiser
  • Renewing Body Scrub- A mild exfoliation with sugar and essential oil to remove dull dry skin and prepare you for the perfect tan
  • Essential Manicure- A Shape and buffing of the nails, followed by soak and moisturising of the cuticles with your choice of nail varnish
  • Essential Pedicure- A light soak of the feet followed by a shaping and buffing of the nails, moisturising of the cuticles and your choice of nail varnish

There are also a number of lively bars and restaurants in Holetown and along the West Coast/St. James area that are open during the day and some late in to the night.

*Watersports are provided by a 3rd party operator nearby along the beach.


Honeymoons [Free Package]

For the ultimate affordable honeymoon in the Caribbean, look no further than rex resorts. We can provide your dream romantic honeymoon without compromise.

Complimentary Romance!

A plate of fruits combined with a bottle of sparkling wine delivered to your room on arrival

Weddings & Renewal of Vows Package

With eight resorts over five beautiful islands we also have the opportunity for you to twin centre to your dream honeymoon location – marry at Discovery Bay and stay or honeymoon at one of our other resorts.

US$649 / Rewewal Of Vows $449

  • Services of the UK and in resort wedding co-ordinators
  • Registrar, Legal Fees & Officiant
  • Decorated location for the ceremony
  • Bridal Bouquet (basic)
  • Grooms buttonhole
  • Wedding cake (single tier)
  • Sparkling wine in room/suite on day of arrival

Our Wedding Coordinator on site will be happy to meet your requests. For sample menus please contact our UK office on +44 20 8741 5333. Please note that wedding and reception menus can be customised.

Residency Requirements

One full working day on the island is required before application to marry can be made to the relevant authorities. The wedding co-ordinator can help with the application.

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