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 and tennis. This elegant resort features 72 rooms and suites, with glass fronted balconies in the Luxury and Signature Oceanfront rooms. The spacious 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
  • Hobie Cats
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving
  • Snorkelling
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Windsurfing
  • Yoga
  • Babysitting service
  • Wheelchair access

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 with all room types: Daily breakfast for 2 and all rooms benefit from VIP Airport fast track service on arrival.

Please note: children eat for free when dining off the kids menu, and receive 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 floor with unobstructed ocean views from the oversized balcony, and either 1 king-size bed or twin beds, sleeping maximum 3 people.

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 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 bedroom with king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

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 Suites and Villas: daily breakfast for 2, VIP Airport fast track service, complimentary airport transfers, daily afternoon tea, butler service, daily canapés 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).

Nightly live music and weekly manager's cocktail reception.

Freshwater swimming pool and outdoor jacuzzi. 24-hour fitness centre. 2 hard court tennis courts. In-room holistic spa treatments* and massages*. Non-motorised water sports including kayaking, snorkelling, Hobie wave sailboats, stand up paddle boarding, paddle boats and sea floats. Motorised 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. 

A Tourism Fee will be charged per bedroom, per night and will be collected at check out. The rate is subject to change by the Government, and varies by hotel room. Fees currently range from 8.75 Barbadian dollar (approximately £3.90) to 35 Barbadian dollar​ (approximately £16.00) per bedroom, per night. 

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.

Special assistance

Please note: child ages 0-12 years.


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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Fantastic Week at the Fairmont

Jun 16, 2024 Kevin28_13 Fairfax, Virginia

We had a fantastic week at the Fairmont Royal Pavilion. The hotel is nicely furnished with beautiful landscaping. The beach is nice and clean. The water is warm. The room was great. The food was tasty. The entire staff was welcoming, smiling and very helpful. Everything was perfect. Although there were many people that want to thank, we don’t… Read more
We had a fantastic week at the Fairmont Royal Pavilion. The hotel is nicely furnished with beautiful landscaping. The beach is nice and clean. The water is warm. The room was great. The food was tasty. The entire staff was welcoming, smiling and very helpful. Everything was perfect. Although there were many people that want to thank, we don’t know all of there names. However, we do want to personally acknowledge and thank Natalie King and Michael, who answered my email queries and surprised us with a room upgrade and anniversary present in our room. Also thanks to Lauren and Shaunte at the front desk who were always very helpful. A big thanks to Janelle Yearwood, the chef who made us a fabulous special Bajan dinner, and Sabrina who facilitated the menu. Another thanks to Ryan who was great tour guide on our Hobie Cat ride and is very knowledgeable and has a great personality. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Beautiful Beach Resort With Excellent Service and a Classic Feel

Jun 10, 2024 Stumperz Anna Maria Island, Florida

This was an amazing experience. We had the best service we have had worldwide. The butler service here was nothing short of spectacular! We stayed in the second level villa suite. We felt as if we were in our own paradise there. We would choose this room again! We had personalized service by Dawn Benjamin and Peter Maynard. If you have the… Read more
This was an amazing experience. We had the best service we have had worldwide. The butler service here was nothing short of spectacular! We stayed in the second level villa suite. We felt as if we were in our own paradise there. We would choose this room again! We had personalized service by Dawn Benjamin and Peter Maynard. If you have the pleasure of meeting them, you will know how royalty must feel. Simon Julian was a bright spot in our vacation. Always greeting us with a smile and quick to assist! We loved Barbados, but loved the Fairmont and their staff even more! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Tranquility

Jun 7, 2024 yek531 Boston, Massachusetts

Our experience was beyond beautiful. This trip was a couples trip. We relaxed away from the crazy day-to-day must do. This is a slow paced beautiful beach never having to worry about getting a lounge chair and the staff were amazing. Great location a lot of fun. We would definitely go back.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Rude staff and very rundown hotel

Jun 4, 2024 Emma P

Was meant to have beach club access as we are renting a nearby villa. We had cards that clearly stated “beach club membership cards” was greeted by a miserable man that just grunted at signs and then when we asked to speak to the manager (Ray Thompson) we was told we don’t have access to anything. The staff then all mocked us and attempted to… Read more
Was meant to have beach club access as we are renting a nearby villa. We had cards that clearly stated “beach club membership cards” was greeted by a miserable man that just grunted at signs and then when we asked to speak to the manager (Ray Thompson) we was told we don’t have access to anything. The staff then all mocked us and attempted to intimidate us. We was offered run down sunbeds but with no access to any facilities and the hotel itself looked dated. Very amateur and unprofessional staff. Nearby hotels are much nicer and the service is brilliant. We went to the Coral reef club instead and spent our money there where they have friendly and efficient staff and wasn’t rude! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Exceptional Experience and walk-out Oceanfront Suites

May 31, 2024 Steven E Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

I was made to feel like royalty throughout my stay from the time I arrived at the airport and was greeted by a Fairmont representative to the champagne welcome at the hotel, to the delicious food and butler service I was pampered beyond my expectations