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
  • Swimming Pool
  • Hot tub
  • Honeymoon
  • Babysitting service
  • Room Service
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Wheelchair access
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Laundry Service
  • Internet Access
  • Beachfront location

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.

Please note: a room levy of $17.50 per bedroom, per night applies (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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Sep 14, 2019 Michele S

I had the huge pleasure to spend a couple of days at the Fairmont Royal Pavilion. It has been an amazing experience. The breakfast area and food it's super just in front of the sea , that's why I want to say a good thank you to Eagle who almost every day took care of us, always super kind and with a smile in his face. I want to thank you as well… Read more
I had the huge pleasure to spend a couple of days at the Fairmont Royal Pavilion. It has been an amazing experience. The breakfast area and food it's super just in front of the sea , that's why I want to say a good thank you to Eagle who almost every day took care of us, always super kind and with a smile in his face. I want to thank you as well one of the bartender, Ralph, who instead took care of my palate 😁 making nice drinks. A huge thank you goes to the guys who are running the beach. Ryan watersport man, super simpatic and helpful, we had a really good time and the barlady Kerry who made for us a super nice punch and gave to us some tips about the Island. Last but not least I would like to mention and thank you Robert Food and Beverage manager, congratulations you got a super team. I hope to come back and find you as soon as possible. All the best! Michele and Cinzia Read less
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Sep 12, 2019 Farmer4321

We found the fairmont to be an excellent location and in particular enjoyed our room opening out onto the beach. The staff were all friendly and could do more to help make this a wonderful happy stay. Food was amazing especially any fish. Highly recommended!!
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Sep 8, 2019 SummerTRose

I stayed here for my birthday and it was a great experience. The property is beautiful and the room was nice and cozy. The staff were warm and helpful. They made sure all my needs were satisfied. The food and cocktails were amazing. I really enjoyed the afternoon tea experience. I want to express many thanks to Michael Sealy the front desk… Read more
I stayed here for my birthday and it was a great experience. The property is beautiful and the room was nice and cozy. The staff were warm and helpful. They made sure all my needs were satisfied. The food and cocktails were amazing. I really enjoyed the afternoon tea experience. I want to express many thanks to Michael Sealy the front desk manager, Debra from the restaurant and Keilu from watersports as they were the main staff I interacted with during my stay. Good jobs guy keep up the excellent work. Read less
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Sep 8, 2019 indyraghavan London, United Kingdom

Yet another superb stay, our fourth visit! Fantastic hotel, facilities and staff! The standard of service never drops. Charlene on the concierge desk is an angel - so helpful. Can’t wait to come back again.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Fairmont Royal Pavillion still gets 7 STARS! From my family 22 years later. It is still all about the wonderful staff.

Sep 6, 2019 Theresa O Atlanta, Georgia

I do not write reviews often and I’m sure reviews are not usually written on the second day of a holiday. However, while I was so impressed with the beautiful, elegant upgrades to the oceanfront suite from our visit in 2012. The rooms are even more comfortable, modernized, with an elegant easy charm. I was so delighted and happy to see, What has… Read more
I do not write reviews often and I’m sure reviews are not usually written on the second day of a holiday. However, while I was so impressed with the beautiful, elegant upgrades to the oceanfront suite from our visit in 2012. The rooms are even more comfortable, modernized, with an elegant easy charm. I was so delighted and happy to see, What has not changed from my last visit. The warm, lovely, caring Fairmont Royal Pavillion people. Starting before our arrival with Moreen Bushnell in reservation giving excellent service and being so helpful. To being warmly greeted and attended to by Mr. David as we arrived and was checked in by lovely, thoughtful, Patricia at the front desk. Patricia’s warm welcome back and her lovely Rum Punch are still the best in the Caribbean! 💃🏽🎉 Was great to see the Lovely, effervescent Dawn our Concierge In 2012. Pearce, Audwin, Lynette and Lucette in the restaurant. We have not seen Ryan in water sports yet. But I’m sure he is still as wonderful and helpful as ever. The way he took care of my 80 year old Mom on our last visit was outstanding. Unmatched service, from these great Royal Pavillion staff, still the same as our first visit 22 years ago. Yes 22 years!! The Italian dinner last night was delicious and of course the breakfast buffet this morning was outstanding. A great variety of fresh fruit, juices and every hot and cold breakfast items you could desire. My daughter and I nature lovers and did not mind the birds in 2012, but I guess to accommodate all comfort levels. The buffet is served from inside while we still dined Al fresco waterside in main restaurant. I have stayed at the Sandy Lane in the past, and it is my opinion that the Fairmont Royal Pavillion is still the best resort on the island. The best of the beautiful West coast beaches. All the rooms have breathtaking ocean views. But, above all the physical beauty of this property, and our lovely Oceanfront room with balcony; The consistent 5 star service of the staff is what makes Royal Pavillion truly outstanding and in our opinion, the Best of Barbados. We have not met the current hotel manager yet. But can say, he should be proud that the team is still doing an outstanding job. Over the years, we have recommended the Royal Pavillion to many of our friends, who have stayed and thanked us for introducing them to this west coast gem. The only complaint is that we have to leave on Monday 😭 Theresa Burke-Okeke Read less