The Royal Pavilion is located on half a mile of white, sandy beach on the infamous West Coast of Barbados, on an 11-acre estate in the parish of St. James.
The 72 deluxe ocean front rooms are tastefully decorated in a relaxed Caribbean style, and modelled on magnificent ocean vistas, each room with its own private terrace or balcony. The architecture and interior design reflects the rich heritage of Barbados, taking inspiration from a typical Barbadian plantation home, with hardwood floors, muted interior tones and traditional furnishings.
The resort offers guests two fantastic dining options at Palm Terrace and Café Taboras serving a mouthwatering combination of contemporary flair with Michelin starred expertise using only the finest local ingredients. Other facilities include the spa offering a full range of spa services, including body scrubs, facials, and a range of alternative therapies all in the comfort of your own room.
Ocean swimming is on your doorstep and the hotel also has access to a health club/spa and a nearby golf course. There are two tennis courts and an outdoor freshwater swimming pool on-site. The hotel offers a range of complimentary non-motorised water sports and the concierge are happy to arrange off-site activities ideal for couples and families including an array of motorized water sports, scuba diving and deep-sea fishing.
The architecture and interior design of the rooms and suites at The Fairmont Royal Pavilion Barbados resort take inspiration from a typical Barbadian house while providing spacious, luxurious and modern accommodation.
With 24 newly created ground floor Beachfront Junior Suites with tenures overlooking the Caribbean Sea and 48 Deluxe Oceanfront accommodations, each with their own clear private balcony glass - there isn't a chance to miss the outrageously stunning views.
All rooms contain a king sized bed with a choice of relaxed seating areas from which to enjoy the view, both inside and out, and include a 42” flat screen TV, refreshment centre, Elite pillow top beds, beautiful original commissioned artwork, WiFi and a media panel along with the following:
Colour cable television with remote control
DVD / CD player
For part of the year, the Fairmont Royal Pavilion operates as an adult only resort. However, from March 15th to October 31st and from December 20th to January 5th, children of all ages are welcome with complimentary daily activities and entertainment. For children aged between four and 12, activities include movie nights, turtle trips, sandcastle competitions, cooking classes, arts and crafts, games and talent shows. And for those aged 13 and older, they include snorkelling, kayaking, paddle boats, Hobie cat sailing, beach cricket, football, tennis and Wii.
Certified babysitters are available to monitor and entertain babies and toddlers (24 hours notice is needed). Cots are available at no extra charge. Delicious and healthy childrens' menus are also available.
Facilities at the resort include a fresh water swimming pool, 2 tennis courts, restaurant, bar, café and access to hair dressing salon and local health spa.
Complimentary activities include use of the fresh water swimming pool, heated Jacuzzi, tennis, fitness centre, windsurfing, snorkelling, water skiing, kayaking, sunfish and catamaran sailing. Activities at an additional charge include deep-sea fishing, off-site golf, access to local health spa and scuba.
Babysitting services are available at an additional charge.
When to travel
The climate in Barbados tends to be nice year-round: in January, the average daily high temperature is 28°C (83°F), while the low average is 21°C (70°F). In July, the average daily high is 30°C (86°F), while the average low is 23°C (74°F). February to May are the driest months (April averages only seven days of rain), while July is the wettest month with some 18 days of rain.
The tourist high season runs from mid-December through mid-April. June through October is the hurricane season: September and October are the most humid months and have the highest hurricane risk – although many years see none.
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Location and directions
West Coast, Barbados
Located on the west coast of Barbados in St James parish. Fairmont Royal Pavilio is situated 20 miles from the airport, 8 miles from the capital city of Bridgetown, and a half mile from the nearest shopping centre in Holetown.
How to get there
9 hour international flight (non-stop) to Grantley Adams International, followed by a 40 minute road transfer to Fairmont Royal Pavilion.