Fairmont Royal Pavilion

Barbados, Caribbean

The hotel

Hidden away on the beautiful west coast of Barbados, the newly renovated Fairmont Royal Pavilion sits on an unrivalled half-a-mile stretch of powder-soft beach and 11 acres of lush, tropical gardens. You'll find warm, welcoming staff, impeccable service and complimentary facilities including a freshwater swimming pool, non-motorised water sports, swimming with turtles and tennis.This elegant colonial-style resort features 72 newly renovated rooms and suites, glass fronted balconies in the Luxury and Signature Oceanfront rooms, spacious 650 sq ft Beachfront Suites with butler service and decked terraces, a step away from the beach, perfect for moonlit dining overlooking the ocean. Families with children are welcome year round with complimentary daily kids activities. The Palm Terrace restaurant has breathtaking views of the sunset over the Caribbean Sea. Open-air Taboras provides exceptional International and local cuisine in a relaxed setting just a stones throw from the waters edge. All rooms include full buffet breakfast and airport fast track while the Beachfront Suites, Signature Oceanfront and Villa categories enjoy the added benefits of butler service with evening canapes.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Hot tub
  • Babysitting service
  • Wheelchair access
  • Water Skiing
  • Windsurfing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving
  • Golf
  • Tennis
  • Restaurant
  • Kayaking

Where is it

In the parish of St James, on the calm west coast of Barbados on a half-a-mile stretch of white sand. Transfer time from airport: 45 minutes.

Hotel information

72 newly renovated rooms and suites. All with air-conditioning, ceiling fans, private balcony or terrace, flat-screen satellite TV, DVD/CD player, telephone with voicemail, tea/coffee maker, mini-bar*, safe, iron and board, dressing table, marble-floored bathrooms with deep soaking tub and separate shower, Seersucker bathrobes and hairdryer. Luxury Oceanfront Rooms have beautiful ocean views, and either 1 king-size bed or twin beds, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child. Interconnecting rooms for families are available (on request and subject to availability).

Half Board/Full Board options: available at a supplement.

Please note: children eat for free when dining off the kids menu, and 50% off when dining off the adult menu. Adults must be present at dining to receive discounted prices.

Signature Oceanfront Rooms are close to the beach and feature unobstructed ocean views from the oversized balcony and have butler service. With 1 king-size bed or twin beds, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child.

Villa Junior Suite is located less than 100m from the beach, and features sea views and butler service. With 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Beachfront Suites are larger with direct beach access, and include butler service and additional seating both inside and on the private terrace. With 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children (0-17 years). Wheelchair accessible Beachfront Junior Suite with roll-in shower and 1 king-size bed.

Villa 2-Bedroom Suite consists of 2 bedrooms, either side of the large lounge, and a terrace with garden and partial sea views. Butler service and evening canapes are also included. With 2 king-size beds, sleeping maximum 5 adults, or 2 adults and 3 children.

3-Bedroom Villas are one-of-a-kind stand-alone villas located in the lush tropical gardens, offering breathtaking vistas of the azure Caribbean Sea from 2 furnished terraces. Butler service and evening canapes are also included, along with a spacious living room featuring seating and dining areas, and 1 king-size bed in each bedroom, sleeping maximum 7 adults or 2 adults and 5 children. 

Please note: all rooms include platinum fast track service through customs and immigration at the airport, complimentary afternoon tea (once per 7 night stay), and daily full buffet breakfast.

  • Honeymoon offer: honeymooners receive bottle of Champagne and $150 credit towards a private candellit dinner on your balcony or deck, when staying a minimum of 7 nights.

    Any applicable offers have been calculated into the prices shown. Offers may not be combinable. 

3 restaurants: Taboras (à la carte open-air, lunch, afternoon tea* and dinner), Beach Club and The Palm Terrace (gourmet International cuisine, open for breakfast, and dinner during high season Nov-Apr on selected days of the week). *Complimentary afternoon tea once per 7 night stay.

Weekly manager's cocktail reception.

Freshwater swimming pool and outdoor Jacuzzi. 24-hour fitness room with treadmill and weights. 2 hard court tennis courts. In-room holistic spa treatments* and massages*. Complimentary swim with the turtles daily. Non-motorised water sports including kayaking, paddle boards, Hobie Wave sail boats, snorkelling, windsurfing and float beds. Available locally at an additional cost are Luxury cruises, fishing trips, water-skiing and scuba diving. Seasonal complimentary daily activities for kids and teens, including kayaking, sailing, beach cricket, soccer, local Bajan sporting games, treasure hunts, films and much more, ensuring a memorable family holiday. Access to exclusive 18-hole Royal Westmoreland golf course*.

Room service*. Babysitting* (reservations required). Laundry service*. Complimentary WiFi access and use of laptops. Complimentary valet parking.

This hotel has a Tourism Levy fee of $17.50 per room, per day (payable locally, subject to change)

Wheelchair adapted rooms with partially accessible amenities or facilities available on request. Please note that these rooms are subject to availability and may be restricted to specific room categories and bedding arrangements. Rooms and facilities vary between hotels so please check at the time of booking. For more information and contact details please check out our Special Assistance page

5 nights between 26 Dec—31 Dec.

* Denotes local charge.

Please note: child ages 0-12 years.

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating A beautiful hotel in perfect location!

May 24, 2019 Leedsaway67 Barnsley, United Kingdom

I had the pleasure of staying at this wonderful hotel for 4 nights as part of a large group. The boutique hotel atmosphere is great & an amazing beachfront location adds to it’s charm. Service here is first class & makes your stay a real pleasure. Rooms are spacious, with every conceivable luxury & the sea views from the rooms are first class.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating The most relaxing holiday in the Caribbean

May 21, 2019 Janebredin

You only have one chance to make a first impression and the Fairmont Royal Pavilion does exactly that. As you turn into the tree lined drive , you immediately see the beauty of the property. The reception area and reception staff don’t disappoint either. . We were looked after by Will Smith aka Peter Curtis , Edwin and Dawn as far as our rooms ,… Read more
You only have one chance to make a first impression and the Fairmont Royal Pavilion does exactly that. As you turn into the tree lined drive , you immediately see the beauty of the property. The reception area and reception staff don’t disappoint either. . We were looked after by Will Smith aka Peter Curtis , Edwin and Dawn as far as our rooms , bookings at restaurants etc but seeing them around all day was lovely. The beautiful bedrooms all face the sea giving beautiful views all day long and as night falls the sunsets are stunning. We spend our days lazing on the beach and by the pool and are looked after by the amazing staff from the beach , pool and bar. There are so many to mention and if I leave anyone out it is due to the jet lag fuzzy head. Simon , Ryan , michael x 2 , Nathan and of course the lovely Shane , provide us with a beautiful clean beach and pool area and provide towels under the watchful eye of delightful Harcourt One even brings me a flower every day and tells me all about it.. These people are all so helpful and desserts a huge thank you. Jamal , Jason and the rest of the team made sure that we were hydrated all day and every day . Nothing was too much trouble. Breakfast lunch and dinner are available . If you want cordon Bleu , it is not here BUT lovely simple ingredients cooked well and beautifully presented are what you get. The staff in restaurant are fantastic to and are far too many to mention but Pierce who has been there for so long will get a mention as every year he looks after us beautifully. There are so many people in the restaurant who we love to see every year and they all know who they are , but to mention them would be an insult to anyone that we leave out. Lovely lovely Crystal was not in much whilst we were there but we hope that we see much more of her next year If I go on too much longer , it will be too much so I will finish by saying on our final evening we asked ourselves , if there was one thing that we could change about the RPV , what would it be. By then we were so chilled out that we couldn’t think of anything. I don’t think that there is anything. If there was a vote for breakfast at Palm Terrace or Taboras , our vote would be TABORAS but that is us and I know that there are people who disagree !! Thank you to all at #rpv once again . You all make a really fantastic team and that is what the #rpv is all about. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Thank you to the best hotel staff we have ever experienced

May 19, 2019 AMP334

My wife and I just returned from our honeymoon at the Royal Pavilion and leaving to return home was quite difficult. The Fairmont is an outstanding property, in one of the worlds most beautiful settings, but it is the staff here that will make you want to return. From the moment we landed the staff at the Fairmont began to wow us. Ramon the driver… Read more
My wife and I just returned from our honeymoon at the Royal Pavilion and leaving to return home was quite difficult. The Fairmont is an outstanding property, in one of the worlds most beautiful settings, but it is the staff here that will make you want to return. From the moment we landed the staff at the Fairmont began to wow us. Ramon the driver who the hotel arranged for us was the best guide and driver we could have asked for. As soon as we checked in, we were greeted by Shacolby the concierge and Michael the front desk manager who both went above and beyond to ensure we had a great experience. Ryan in the water sports department took us on an amazing sailing adventure two days in a row. Shontelle, Pearse, and Simon always making sure we were taken care of in the food and beverage department and the list goes on. The fact that I am able to mention all of these employees by name and remember vivid experiences with all of them should tell you everything you need to know about this property. We were truly blown away, and we both have been in the industry for many years ourselves. The newly renovated rooms were gorgeous each with a postcard view of platinum coast. Thank you to the Fairmont for making our honeymoon truly amazing. We will be back for sure! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Would return in heartbeat

May 18, 2019 BruceBearChicago Highland Park, Illinois

Great location. About 40 mins from airport. Every room has ocean view. And you can’t get closer to the ocean from your room. The views are amazing. The sandy beach is so clean with soft sand. The water is warm and calm. You could float in the ocean all day. And you can count on two hands the number of people in the water at any one time. Plenty… Read more
Great location. About 40 mins from airport. Every room has ocean view. And you can’t get closer to the ocean from your room. The views are amazing. The sandy beach is so clean with soft sand. The water is warm and calm. You could float in the ocean all day. And you can count on two hands the number of people in the water at any one time. Plenty of really nice comfy lounge chairs with large umbrellas. No need to run and reserve a space. Rooms are charming, well appointed and a comfortable size. Balconies have large round bed, table and chairs and fan. You can also close drapes to balcony for privacy. Staff could not be any nicer or more friendly. There is always someone cleaning and working on maintaining the very nice grounds. Only negatives: If you don’t have ground floor room (they have their own lounge chairs and umbrellas) where service for drinks and food is readily available, you have to wait for quite some time for someone to pass by so you can place an order. However; Walk to bar is short and service is quick. Pool area is nice but pool water is too warm. It’s like bath water. Food is mixed. Some things are very good some ok. Tea with snacks is amazing. Served 4-5 pm each day. Best to have 4 people to handle all the treats that go with the afternoon tea. We saw a monkey on the hotel grounds (how cool is that). Ran into multiple repeat hotel customers. No surprise given that the hotel is quiet, peaceful and charming. No pounding music here. Hotel is close (5-10 min drive) to quality restaurants. Lone star is only 5 min walk on beach and food is excellent. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Most Pleasant Stay

May 18, 2019 Navigate05989355036 Chicago, Illinois

Thank you Fairmont for making our trip memorable. The service provided was impeccable by each & every staff during our trip. The balcony of our hotel room was dreamy and we could not get more value for money than this. We would love to visit again soon!!