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Fairmont Royal Pavilion, Barbados

Tropic Breeze Rating:5.0

  • Ideal for Weddings & Honeymoons
  • Especially Romantic
  • Allows Children
  • Luxury resort
  • Gourmet food
  • Pool

Fairmont Royal Pavilion is a luxurious hotel which is located beside one of the finest beaches on the west coast of Barbados, in the charming parish of St James. 

This boutique hotel has recently been extended and renovated, enhancing the elegant architecture while maintaining a colonial style.  It offers 72 luxurious guest rooms including beautiful ground floor rooms with access to the beach’s white sands, suites with balconies overlooking the turquoise water of the Caribbean Sea and villas within the hotel’s lush tropical gardens.

Fairmont Royal Pavilion has two restaurants.  Palm Restaurant has a reputation for its excellent international cuisine and locally inspired menus, often accompanied by performances by local artists.  Taboras Restaurant is poolside and offers breakfast, lunches and complimentary afternoon tea.  There is also a private dining option where guests can relax on their own balcony or terrace with butler service.

In addition to half a mile of superb beachfront, a freshwater pool and a Jacuzzi, there are complimentary non-motorised watersports on offer such as sailing, kayaking and snorkeling trips to swim with the turtles.  Scuba diving, fishing and boat trips are also available locally.

A fitness centre and a flood lit tennis court are in the grounds and guests have access to the exclusive Royal Westmoreland Golf Course. There is a complimentary weekly cookery class and in room spa treatments are available in the privacy of your room booking through the Concierge. 

Our Opinion

This luxury hotel can quite comfortably boast one of the best beachside locations in Barbados. Here you can book your holiday knowing that no matter what room you get you will have the best possible view of the turquoise Caribbean Sea.

The rooms and suites are located in three level blocks which run parallel to the ocean, the Beachfront Junior Suites being located on the ground floor with the Deluxe Rooms above. The Beachfront Junior Suites have unbeatable access to the beach, as you step of your large terrace onto the white sand. The Deluxe rooms above are ideal for those who would like the best possible views of the gorgeous sea with the added privacy of being upstairs.

For families the hotel can book interconnecting rooms and ensure you are not split up. This relatively small hotel feels spacious and has two great restaurants, both beachside of course, Palm being perfect for fine dining in the evenings, and Taboras for high quality yet informal dinners, lunches and breakfasts. Do try to drag yourself away from this resort at least once to visit one of the many nearby restaurants, one of the friendly staff can recommend something to suit you.

- Joni


For more information about Fairmont Royal Pavillion or alternative resorts, read Joni's Barbados Trip Diary.

Fact File

Children: Children 10 years and above are welcome all year round while children aged 9 or below are welcome between March - October. Complimentary meals are offered for children aged 5 years and under.  Children between the ages of 6 to 12 years have a 50% reduction in the prices on the main menu. Daily kids activities and entertainment include kayaking, beach cricket, soccer, Bajan sporting games, treasure hunts and movies.  Children under 18 years may stay at no extra charge in their parent’s room (subject to the maximum occupancy).
Airport: Approximately 40 minute transfer time
Facilities/Amenities: Complimentary non-motorised watersports include snorkeling, swimming with turtles, kayaking and sailing.  Scuba diving, fishing and boat trips are charged for locally.  There is access to the swimming pool and Jacuzzi, the fitness room, two night-lit, hard surface tennis courts and table tennis. Golf is available at the Royal Westmoreland Golf Course.  In-room spa treatments are offered in guest’s room and can be arranged through the Concierge. There is also a complimentary weekly cooking class. 
Restaurants: Palm Restaurant opens nightly from 7pm to 10pm (non-smoking); Taboras Restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and a Caribbean floor show and traditional buffet dinner on Friday evenings (non-smoking). Complimentary daily afternoon tea is served at Taboras.  Guests can also enjoy 24-hour room service.
Meal arrangements: Room only, bed and breakfast and half board options are available.
Dress Code: Elegantly casual at Palm Restaurant where gentlemen should wear long trousers and collared shirts.  Taboras Restaurant is informal but cover-ups are requested over swimwear.
Credit Cards: Visa MasterCard, American Express and Discover Card.
Guest Services: Concierge and bell staff, ladies and gentlemen's boutiques, a jewelry shop and a hair salon, twice daily housekeeping service, laundry services, medical services, wheelchair accessibility, WiFi access in guest rooms and public areas, complimentary use of laptop computers.
Check in/Out: Guests are kindly asked to check in at 4pm and check out at 11am.
Business Services: Top class facilities, conference planners facilities include audio visual aids (available with advance notice), fax machine, overhead projector/screen, photocopier, complimentary high speed internet access.
Please note: All public areas are wheelchair accessible.
Private balcony or terrace, Elite Pillow top king bed, ceiling fans, air conditioning, in-room safe, bathrobes, remote cable colour TV, DVD and CD player.  High speed internet access & WiFi throughout, access to DVD/CD & book library, a hairdryer, coffee maker and a kettle, a large closet, iron/ironing board, beach towels and umbrellas, mini bars, voice mail, computer dataport, access to the fitness centre and two telephones.
Oceanfront Deluxe Room: 500 sq. ft. Just 25 feet from the ocean with spectacular views, these rooms have been recently refurbished with a spacious balcony area with glass fronted railings, comfortable furnishings with 2 chairs and a coffee table and a ceiling fan.  The bathroom with marble floors, a separate tub and shower. The bedroom has ceramic tile floors. They are located on the 1st and 2nd (top) floors.  All Oceanfront Deluxe Rooms are interconnecting, so ideal for guests or families travelling together.  Max. occupancy: 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child.  A cot is available on request as are connecting rooms. 
Beachfront Junior Suite: 650 sq. ft. These suites have plantation-style decor with muted interior tones and traditional furnishings.  All have stunning ocean views.  They have hardwood floors, a private wooden deck, complimentary Butler service and offer a fast track airport service complete with complimentary evening canapes and a welcome gift. The suites have a large seating area with a sofa, table and two chairs, an Elite pillow top king-side bed, a bathroom with marble floors, a separate tub and shower. The suites are located on the ground floor.
Villa: Bookable as a one, two or three-bedroom unit, the recently renovated villa is less than 100m of the beach with breathtaking sea views. Contact us for more information.
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