Fairmont Royal Pavilion 

A timeless spot in the heart of St James

This elegant beachfront hotel has wonderful oceanfront dining and spacious accommodation spread across rooms, suites and villas.

Pastel-pink architecture framed by towering palm trees characterise this award-winning, colonial-style hotel, set among 11 acres of tropical gardens. Spend your time lazing on the powdery sand, keep an eye out for mischievous green monkeys clambering in the fig trees, or choose a book from the hotel’s library and relax in your own private spot. The emphasis is on unwinding here, with superb dining and local musicians playing under the stars each night.

Why we love Fairmont Royal Pavilion

  • The resort sits on an idyllic beach lapped by turquoise water in the heart of St James, close to historic Holetown.

  • Accommodation is spacious and elegantly designed, ranging from Oceanfront Rooms to a lavish Three Bedroom Villa.

  • Guests get various complimentary perks, including Platinum Fast Track service through the airport, all non-motorised watersports and a weekly Manager's Cocktail Party. Some room types add in daily afternoon tea, private airport transfers and butler service.

  • The oceanfront dining is great, with regular live music taking place as the waves lap the shore.

5 stars
Dec - Apr
Barbados
9 hours
On beautiful St James Beach on the west coast
Approx. 45 minutes from Barbados airport
Beach, Luxury, Honeymoon, Villas

Rooms

Facilities

  • Restaurants & bars
  • Board
  • Spas & wellness
  • Activities
  • Diving & Watersports
  • Children
  • Good to Know

Indulge in open-air dining under the stars, tuck into casual beachside Bajan fare and tap your toes to nightly live music across the resort’s three restaurants and bars. In-room dining is also available if you fancy a candlelit dinner on your own private deck.

Palm Terrace Restaurant
The stylish, beachfront spot is open for breakfast and serves local and international dishes with breathtaking sea views for a backdrop. It also serves dinner on selected nights, and hosts some of the island’s best musical talent.

Taboras
Enjoy fresh seafood, Bajan flavours and various themed nights at this casual poolside bistro and bar, with nightly live music on hand to entertain.

Beach Club
Tuck into the likes of coconut-crusted Caribbean shrimp, traditional Bajan fishcakes and pork belly bao buns at this laid-back beach spot, serving frozen cocktails and rum punch throughout the day as the waves crash on the shore.

Dinner at Taboras as the waves lap the shore is magical, and there’s a daily afternoon tea served on the terrace as the sun sets.

What's included

Breakfast at the beachfront restaurant.

Upgrade options

Half Board • Breakfast and dinner at the main restaurant

The resort offers a full range of holistic spa treatments and massages, delivered in the comfort and privacy of your own room/villa. Take part in yoga, mindfulness and a Friday beach fitness party as part of a rotating wellness programme. There’s a 24-hour fitness room overlooking the ocean, and floodlit tennis courts for night play.

Join a botanical tour of the hotel's gardens and meet the manager at the weekly cocktail party. Treat yourself to afternoon tea, a family picnic or a private tiki-torchlit dinner on the beach.

Kayaking, hobie cat sailing, stand-up paddleboarding and snorkelling are all complimentary, and motorised watersports can be arranged with the concierge (extra charge).

Children are accepted year round. Children under 5 eat for free off the kids' menu; children 6-12 years of age receive a 50% discount when ordering off the regular adults menu. Children must dine with their parent(s)/legal guardian in the restaurant to qualify for the 50% discount. Serving portions will be adjusted accordingly.

A seasonal children's activity programme is offered.

Complimentary activities for teens and kids are offered every morning, including:
• Kayaking
• Beach cricket
• Football
• Local Bajan sporting games
• Treasure hunts
• Films

During Easter 5-12 year olds can look forward to a host of fun activities and games in the resort which may include:

• Tennis tournament
• Hobie Cat sailiing lessons
• Family film night
• Family yoga on the beach
• Sea Day - watersports including paddleboarding, snorkelling, kayaking and dinghy boat rides
• Water balloon fight
• Kite flying and Easter egg hunt
• Face painting
• Easter carnival - music, market stalls, arts and crafts, snacks etc
• Games day and kids' Fairmont fit challenge
• Snorkelling expedition
• Pool basketball games
• Beach cricket and football.

Minimum stay: 7 nights 26-31 Dec.

There is a room levy payable locally on departure.

Guests staying in Beachfront Suites and Villas are entitled to daily afternoon tea, served 4-5pm in Taboras Restaurant (reservation not required).

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