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.

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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Nov 16, 2019 Granthamceltic Grantham, United Kingdom

Stayed here over 3 years ago, and the changes that have been made to the rooms are great. Really modern, fresh with everything you could want. Stayed on a ground floor suite which has direct access to the beach. Staff are so friendly and do all they can to make your stay special. Lovely bar to have drinks while the sun is going down, special… Read more
Stayed here over 3 years ago, and the changes that have been made to the rooms are great. Really modern, fresh with everything you could want. Stayed on a ground floor suite which has direct access to the beach. Staff are so friendly and do all they can to make your stay special. Lovely bar to have drinks while the sun is going down, special mention to Ralph and Saint Clair! Good breakfast choice with omelettes made to order. Well looked after by Shane and Jamal on the pool and the beach. A fantastic hotel in a great spot. Read less
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Nov 12, 2019 Nidgehammer Stevenage, United Kingdom

We have recently returned from a 9 night stay at Fairmont Royal Pavilion and can’t speak highly enough about the place. Situated right on Alleynes beach - one of the best on the island - every room has a sea view and they are truly superb. We stayed in a room on the second floor as that was all that was available when I booked, apparently they… Read more
We have recently returned from a 9 night stay at Fairmont Royal Pavilion and can’t speak highly enough about the place. Situated right on Alleynes beach - one of the best on the island - every room has a sea view and they are truly superb. We stayed in a room on the second floor as that was all that was available when I booked, apparently they are the cheapest rooms but we were very content. The bed is very comfortable, the shower drenches you and there’s a large screen TV if that’s your thing. We really didn’t spend much time in the room but would’ve been happy to if the need had been there. The only slight issue was the noise of the air con that was just cool enough to keep us happy. Breakfast is pretty good, I’ve had better in the Caribbean but there’s a fair amount of choice including the omnipresent omelette station and some interesting rotating potato options, it’s the first time I’ve tried corn beef hash for breakfast. The birds can be a nuisance but obviously little the hotel can do without putting up nets or making the room internal which would spoil it. The pool is freshwater and was plenty warm enough for us, indeed I like my pools to be slightly cooler in the humid temperatures we had. Great fun watching the green monkeys swing in the trees around the pool as well. The beach and sea are right on the doorstep, and I mean inches away - we loved the sound of the crashing waves morning and night and waking up to that view each morning was uplifting. The sea is perfect for swimming but you need to go a little further away for any worthwhile snorkelling, the white sandy sea bed doesn’t attract very much interesting. The thing that really makes this hotel though is the staff, from the approachable and genial General Manager Jean-Christoph Martinez to our lovely cleaner Barbara - we found practically everyone here to be welcoming and friendly. They really get that it’s important to treat tourists the right way because the island relies on tourism, basic stuff but this is the friendliest of the islands we’ve visited. Extra special mentions to my man, concierge Shacolby, at 20 years old this fella is going to go a long way in this or any other business he decides to progress with and I’d take him to a West Ham game any time he’s in England. Had some good banter with Shane and Nathan at the pool and also St Clair at the bar - a top man and gentleman. Loads of others but they’re all good people to be honest. The biggest issue for me was that the lift was broken every other day and that was a problem because I had a twisted ankle while there which made the stairs a real pain. Just something to consider if you have problems getting around. All in all, great hotel and I’d return in a flash, indeed I wish I were back there now.. Read less
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Nov 11, 2019 Tony P Boston, United States

The Fairmount Royal Pavilion is a top notch hotel located right on the beach. Our 3rd floor suite faced the water (like all rooms) and was recently updated. Our stay included an awesome buffet breakfast with omelettes cooked to order. The amenities including the fitness center and water sports (kayaks, paddle boards, snorkeling) were excellent. … Read more
The Fairmount Royal Pavilion is a top notch hotel located right on the beach. Our 3rd floor suite faced the water (like all rooms) and was recently updated. Our stay included an awesome buffet breakfast with omelettes cooked to order. The amenities including the fitness center and water sports (kayaks, paddle boards, snorkeling) were excellent. I highly recommend this hotel and location for a relating and romantic vacation. Read less
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Nov 6, 2019 W-Nut Santa Cruz, California

We have spent a fantastic week at the Fairmont. The staff is very attentive and Concierge Charlene was able to handle every request for dinner reservations and the odd surfing related boat needs! The beach front restaurant is casual but top notch!
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Nov 5, 2019 mhashimjr

Our stay at the Fairmont was our first trip to Barbados and the service was exceptional. The facilities as well as the attentive and overall friendly staff made our vacation unforgettable. The outstanding service provided by Michael Sealy, Charlene, and Samantha was incredible - these individuals consistently went above and beyond the call of duty… Read more
Our stay at the Fairmont was our first trip to Barbados and the service was exceptional. The facilities as well as the attentive and overall friendly staff made our vacation unforgettable. The outstanding service provided by Michael Sealy, Charlene, and Samantha was incredible - these individuals consistently went above and beyond the call of duty and we are so very appreciative. A fantastic hotel! Read less