St. James

The Fairmont Royal Pavilion

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Why We Love It

  • Exclusive hotel with direct access to half a mile of pristine beach
  • It's free to swim with turtles & use non-motorised water sports equipment
  • There's a free manager's cocktail party on Wednesday evenings
  • Complimentary afternoon tea service with fragrant teas, fresh-baked scones & cakes

Map & Directions

The resort is a 40-minute drive from Grantley Adams International Airport. A bus runs from the airport to the city every 10 minutes and costs $2. Taxi service and luxury cars are also available.

Rooms & Rates

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The Fairmont Royal Pavilion is an indulgent Barbados resort on a half-mile stretch of sandy beach. It is on the "super-deluxe" Platinum Coast to the west of the island, which is known for its "fantastic beaches and crystal Caribbean sea" (The Guardian).

The property has just 72 rooms set on a sprawling "11 acres of lovely tropical gardens", and each room gives guests "an uninterrupted sea view from a broad balcony or patio" (Fodor's). Beachfront Junior Suites also have a private deck, a dedicated butler, an airport fast-track service and complimentary evening canapés.

Guests are treated to plenty of free amenities, including use of the tennis courts, a freshwater swimming pool, kayaks, paddleboards, sailboats, windsurf equipment and snorkel gear. Connect with wild sea creatures by taking advantage of the resort's free swim-with-the-turtles activity (daily at 3pm).

Socialise and enjoy delicate teas, freshly baked cakes, cookies and traditional British scones slathered with jam and butter at the daily afternoon tea, hosted at the on-site Taboras Restaurant. Each Wednesday, the resort also puts on a manager's cocktail party, where guests can mingle and enjoy free drinks. Wi-Fi, parking, and a fitness room are also included. 



  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Bar
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Extra beds / roll away beds
  • Gym / fitness center
  • Hot Tub / Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor pool
  • Restaurant
  • Tennis courts
  • No pets allowed
  • 100% smoke-free


  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour security
  • Airport transfer (fees apply)
  • Baby-sitting service on request
  • Beauty treatments / massages (fees apply)
  • Chauffeur service (fees apply)
  • Concierge service
  • Currency exchange / ATM
  • Express check-in / checkout
  • Hair salon (fees apply)
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Pillow menu
  • Room service (limited hours)

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Mini bar
  • Outdoor space for some rooms
  • Safe
  • Sitting area
  • DVD / CD player & library
  • Flatscreen TV
  • iPod/iPhone docking station


  • Complimentary Internet access
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout


  • Bathrobes and slippers
  • Bathtub
  • Hair-dryer
  • Separate shower
  • Luxury toiletries


  • Complimentary parking
  • Complimentary valet service
  • Off-street parking


  • Accessible bathroom in some rooms
  • Accessible meeting room
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible path of travel
  • Accessible pool area
  • Accessible restaurant
  • Facilities for guests with special needs
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible

Please note: Some amenities and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. Please check with the hotel.


Check-in: Standard check-in time: 4pm. Minimum age required to check in: 18.

Checkout: Standard checkout time: 11am.

Children and additional guests: Children stay free of charge when sharing parents’ room and using existing bedding (on request). Children 10 and older are invited to join their parents year around. Children 9 and younger can stay from March 15 to October 31 and from December 18 to January 9. Additionally, we are pleased to offer complimentary meals at Palm Terrace or Taboras restaurants for children ages 0 to 5 and 50% off the regular menu and buffet prices for children ages 6 to 12.*
Cribs available on request, free of charge. Extra bed available on request, free of charge. Extra person fees apply and will be added to the nightly rate.

Pets: No pets allowed.

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

Additional details: Rates are per room, per night, based on double occupancy and subject to 7.5% VAT, 10% Service Charge and $3.96 BHTA levy. Subject to projected availability and to change without notice. This offer does not apply to group bookings and cannot be combined with any other offer. Full deposit required at time of booking, this rate is non-refundable and non-transferable.

The swim with the turtles activity is subject to availability. 
Fast-track airport service is included when booking a Beachfront Junior Suite, please send your arrival details to the hotel’s concierge team, a minimum notice of 72 hours is required.

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Customer Service available 24 hours

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

The room rates listed are for double occupancy per room unless otherwise stated and exclude tax recovery charges and service fees.

*Unless otherwise stated, Travelzoo-exclusive extras are valid once per stay (based on two adults sharing). Value is an estimate based on double occupancy. Extras are only included with Member Rates and may not be available on all dates. Extras are non-transferable and have no cash value. Total value may vary depending on time of booking and availability. When included, breakfast may be limited to 2 guests per stay subject to hotel’s discretion. Other restrictions may apply; see our T&Cs for details.

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