Fairmont Royal Pavilion

Barbados, Caribbean

Virgin rating

The hotel

Hidden away on the beautiful west coast of Barbados, the 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 welcoming staff, impeccable service, and complimentary facilities including a freshwater swimming pool, non-motorised water sports, swimming with turtles, and tennis. This elegant resort features 72 rooms and suites, with glass fronted balconies in the Luxury and Signature Oceanfront rooms. The spacious 650sq ft Beachfront Suites come complete with a butler service and decked terraces that are a step away from the beach, perfect for moonlit dining overlooking the ocean. The Palm Terrace restaurant has breathtaking views of the sunset over the Caribbean Sea, whilst the 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 to set you up for the day, while the Beachfront Suites and Villa categories enjoy the added benefits of daily afternoon tea, and evening canapes to ensure you're always well fed!

Amenities

  • Golf
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving
  • Snorkelling
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Windsurfing
  • Babysitting service
  • Wheelchair access
  • Honeymoon
  • Bar

Where is it

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

Hotel information

72 rooms and suites, all with unobstructed views of the Caribbean Sea, air-conditioning, ceiling fans, private balcony or terrace, flat-screen satellite TV, DVD/CD player, tea/coffee maker, mini-bar*, safe, iron and ironing board, marble-floored bathrooms with deep soaking tub and separate shower, Seersucker bathrobes, and a hairdryer. 

Luxury Oceanfront Rooms are located on the 2nd floor, with either 1 king-size bed or twin beds, sleeping maximum 3 people. Interconnecting rooms for families are available (on request and subject to availability).

Included: Daily breakfast for 2 and airport fast track.

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 located on the 3rd floors with unobstructed ocean views from the oversized balcony, and either 1 king-size bed or twin beds, sleeping maximum 3 people. 

Included: Daily Breakfast for 2, Airport Fast Track and Afternoon tea (once every 7 nights).

The Villa Junior Suite is located less than 100m from the beach and occupies the full upper level of the villa, offering plenty of space, with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Beachfront Suites are larger with direct beach access, additional seating both inside and on the private terrace, and 1 king-size bed plus a queen-size sofa bed, sleeping maximum 3 people. Wheelchair accessible Beachfront Junior Suites feature a roll-in shower and 1 king-size bed.

The Villa 2-Bedroom Suite is located on the ground floor, and consists of two bedrooms either side of the large lounge, and a terrace with garden and partial sea views, and 2 king-size beds, sleeping maximum 4 people.

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, a spacious living room featuring seating and dining areas, and 1 king-size bed in each bedroom, sleeping maximum 7 people.

Included with the above Suites and Villas: Daily Breakfast for 2, Airport Fast Track, Daily Afternoon tea, Luxury Airport Transfer, Butler Service, Daily Canapes and Special Amenity from the Chef.

Palm Terrace Restaurant (Caribbean style menu, open for breakfast daily and dinner Wed-Sun, with a separate bar and lounge area). Taboras Restaurant (Oceanfront restaurant and bar, open for lunch, dinner, afternoon tea, and drinks throughout the day). Beach Club (open for lunch, and drinks throughout the day).

Weekly manager's cocktail reception.

Freshwater swimming pool and outdoor jacuzzi. Fitness centre. 2 hard court tennis courts. In-room holistic spa treatments* and massages*. Complimentary swim with the turtles daily. Non-motorised water sports including kayaking, snorkelling, paddle boat, hobie wave sailing, stand up paddle boarding, and sea floats. Motorized water sports* including fishing trips, water-skiing, and scuba diving. Seasonal complimentary daily activities including kayaking, sailing, beach cricket, soccer, local Bajan sporting games, treasure hunts, films, arts and crafts, fitness classes, and yoga. Garden tours. Access to exclusive 18-hole Royal Westmoreland golf course*.

Complimentary WiFi acces. Salon. Boutique. 24-hour room service*. Babysitting* (reservations required). Laundry service*. Complimentary self-parking. 24-hour guest services. 

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. To discover all the special assistance services we offer please see additional information below.

5 nights between 26 Dec—31 Dec.

* Denotes local charge.

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Special assistance

Please note: child ages 0-12 years.


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Image of the Tripadvisor rating A Fantastic Holiday

May 14, 2022 Chui-Ling Shirley, United Kingdom

A wonderful holiday for myself and husband. We’ve visited Barbados 5 times but never stayed here before and we will return one day. There was a cock up at the start where transfers we’d booked did not materialise at the airport but the hotel reception staff were fantastic and made up for it by offering us a complimentary dinner the following… Read more
A wonderful holiday for myself and husband. We’ve visited Barbados 5 times but never stayed here before and we will return one day. There was a cock up at the start where transfers we’d booked did not materialise at the airport but the hotel reception staff were fantastic and made up for it by offering us a complimentary dinner the following evening which was fantastic. The room was lovely and sea-facing. The food is fab too. It is no doubt expensive here but it’s an island after all. Tap water is fine to drink so that helps. What made the trip for us are the fantastic staff who work so hard to make your stay enjoyable. They are so kind and friendly - just lovely lovely people with the most amazing smiles. In particular, Shaneece (apologies if I’ve spelt that incorrectly) is so friendly and looked after us well. So warm and welcoming and works damn hard - give her a promotion as she’s brilliant. Also, Ryan at the water sports is such a gentleman and a gentle giant of a man. Incredibly helpful and has a heart of gold. These two really helped to make our holiday magical. But all the staff are truly amazing. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Spectacular Easter holiday

May 8, 2022 Samandkris UK

We visited from london with three generations of family and had the most wonderful stay. The setting is gorgeous, the rooms were beautiful and comfortable with a direct snd splendid view of the beach. The staff were helpful and friendly snd particularly cautious about the children’s food as we had a couple food allergies. Great activities were… Read more
We visited from london with three generations of family and had the most wonderful stay. The setting is gorgeous, the rooms were beautiful and comfortable with a direct snd splendid view of the beach. The staff were helpful and friendly snd particularly cautious about the children’s food as we had a couple food allergies. Great activities were organised each day of our trip for the kids including Zumba dancing and craft allowing for varied interests in the children to be met. All round a wonderful stay and we can highly recommend this hotel. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Wonderful relaxing vacation retreat.

Apr 30, 2022 dorothyk723

Very comfortable resort. The staff made us feel like family. They were more than helpful and seemed to always be around when we had questions or needed them. Our butler was wonderful. The food in the restaurants is terrific. We went off property to eat twice but both of us agreed that the hotel restaurants were tastier and much nicer. The… Read more
Very comfortable resort. The staff made us feel like family. They were more than helpful and seemed to always be around when we had questions or needed them. Our butler was wonderful. The food in the restaurants is terrific. We went off property to eat twice but both of us agreed that the hotel restaurants were tastier and much nicer. The beach and beach lounging was great. The beach is kept clean of debris with lounge chairs and umbrellas set up daily. The hotel housekeeping was on top of everything to keep things spotless. All in all, this was a very comfortable vacation. Read less
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Apr 22, 2022 FoodFan0001 United Kingdom

A wonderful, relaxing, luxurious stay. The room was beautiful, spacious and comfortable. The whole place is spotless, calm, and friendly. The pool is never overcrowded, and there are sun loungers on the beach too. The bar is great, and it’s very easy to walk up the coast to various restaurants. Food at the restaurant was delicious, and the singers… Read more
A wonderful, relaxing, luxurious stay. The room was beautiful, spacious and comfortable. The whole place is spotless, calm, and friendly. The pool is never overcrowded, and there are sun loungers on the beach too. The bar is great, and it’s very easy to walk up the coast to various restaurants. Food at the restaurant was delicious, and the singers were just perfect! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Just what we were looking for ....

Apr 21, 2022 rmac012 Edenbridge, United Kingdom

Just returned from our second holiday at the Fairmont. WIFI is not great - not a problem for me but maybe for some. Once again, fantastic service throughout, beautiful beach and hotel - can't wait to go back.