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Recreation and adventure seekers

Located on the west coast beach, a mile from Holetown and 8 miles from the Barbados Wildlife Reserve, the Fairmont Royal Pavilion Hotel is a favorite of celebrities, royalty, and romantics.

Open-air ambience

Set on 11 acres with soaring palm trees and dense gardens dating from the 1940s, guests of this Barbados hotel find room for private relaxation in an open-air ambience, on a long beach, and by an outdoor pool.

Oceanfront views

The 72 air-conditioned guestrooms at the Fairmont Royal Pavilion hotel feature large oceanfront balconies or ground-floor terraces fronted by loosely woven drapes.

Fairmont Royal Pavilion

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

The property boasts a spacious lobby, styled in pink-and-oyster tones, with thickly cushioned mahogany furniture, while retaining the open-air atmosphere and views of sea and sunset that guests prize. Among the hotel's treasured legacies from the 1940s is an entrance corridor framed by 100-foot Royal Palms leading to a lily-pond fountain in an open courtyard just off the reception area.

Guests enjoy 2 restaurants, a lounge, and a daily breakfast buffet (surcharge). The hotel features an outdoor pool, a fitness facility, and 2 outdoor tennis courts. Complimentary wireless and wired Internet access is available throughout the property. A shopping section contains clothing boutiques, a jewelry shop, and a gift shop. Guests can enjoy an afternoon tea served daily at Taboras, as well as non-motorized water sports and swimming with turtles. This Barbados hotel calls outside specialists for in-room massages, facials, and other spa services. An airport shuttle and babysitting/childcare are provided for a surcharge. Two meeting rooms include audio-visual equipment and laundry facilities are also on site.

  • Airport transportation (surcharge) 
  • Beach umbrellas 
  • Beach sun loungers 
  • Beach towels 
  • 24-hour fitness facilities 
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge) 
  • Outdoor pool 
  • Poolside bar 
  • Spa tub 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 
  • Free use of nearby fitness center 
  • Supervised childcare/activities (surcharge) 
  • Limo or Town Car service available 
  • Meeting rooms 2 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Porter/bellhop 
  • Number of floors - 3 
  • Hair salon 
  • Gift shops or newsstand 
  • Shopping on site 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Tennis on site 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Wedding services 
  • Concierge services 
  • Free wired high-speed Internet 
  • Total number of rooms - 72 
  • Free valet parking 
  • Free self parking 
  • Number of restaurants - 2 
  • Breakfast available (surcharge) 
  • Computer station 
  • Designated smoking areas 
  • Pool umbrellas 
  • Tours/ticket assistance 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Garden 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Outdoor tennis courts - 2 
  • Number of meeting rooms - 2 
  • Year Built 1987 
  • Number of buildings/towers - 3 
  • Spa services on site 


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired high-speed Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Free wired high-speed Internet


Free self parking, Free valet parking

Room Amenities

  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available 
  • Free cribs/infant beds 
  • Premium TV channels 
  • DVD player 
  • Premium bedding 
  • Furnished balcony or patio 
  • Access via exterior corridors 
  • Blackout drapes/curtains 
  • Ceiling fan 
  • Free newspaper 
  • Air conditioning 
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning) 
  • Phone 
  • Minibar 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Turndown service 
  • Designer toiletries 
  • Bathrobes 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Hair dryer 
  • In-room massage available 
  • Separate bathtub and shower 
  • Deep soaking bathtub 
  • In-room childcare (surcharge) 
  • Cable TV service 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • In-room safe 
  • Desk 
  • Television 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Room service (limited hours) 
  • Pillow menu 
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge) 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Free wired high-speed Internet 
  • Pillowtop mattress 

Where to Eat

Palm Terrace - Ocean-view restaurant serving Caribbean cuisine and drinks.

Cafe Taboras - Poolside bistro serving Caribbean cuisine with ocean views.

Nearby Things to Do

The hotel features a private white sand beach with available kayaks and paddle boats, an outdoor pool with sun loungers, beach towels, and umbrellas. A spa tub, 24-hour fitness facility, and 2 outdoor tennis courts are also available on site. Guest can enjoy seasonal activity programs during certain times of the year.

Complimentary shuttle service is provided to the Royal Westmoreland Golf Club, less than a mile away. 2 miles (3.2 kilometers) away, Sandy Lane resort offers 3 golf courses and a 450-yard driving range.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or near the hotel; fees may apply.

  • Kayaking on site 
  • Golfing nearby 
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby 
  • Personal motorized watercraft on site 
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby 
  • Bicycle rentals nearby 
  • Parasailing on site 
  • Sailing on site 
  • Snorkeling on site 
  • Water skiing on site 
  • Windsurfing on site 

Spa Services

Guests can relax and rejuvenate by taking advantage of the hotel's full range of spa services including massage, body scrubs, facials, and alternative holistic therapies. Appointments can be made through the concierge.

  • Facial treatments 
  • Manicures and pedicures 
  • Aromatherapy treatments 
  • Massages 
  • Body treatments 


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible bathroom 
  • Roll-in shower 
  • In-room accessibility 

Hotel Policies


Check-in time ends at midnight

Check-in time starts at 4 PM

Special check-in instructions:


Check-out time is 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children 9 and younger are not allowed at this property from November to March. The rest of the year they are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 50 per day.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!


  • Pets not allowed

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.


Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Fee for buffet breakfast: USD 37 per person (approximately)
  • Airport shuttle fee: USD 150 per vehicle (roundtrip)
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 50 per day
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Hotel Name

  • Fairmont Pavilion
  • Fairmont Royal Pavilion
  • Fairmont Royal Pavilion Holetown
  • Fairmont Royal Pavilion Hotel
  • Fairmont Royal Pavilion Hotel Holetown
  • Royal Fairmont Pavilion
  • Royal Pavilion Fairmont
  • The Fairmont Royal Pavilion Hotel

We should mention

This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply). Guests must contact the property with arrival details 48 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation. Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments. Reservations can be made by contacting the resort prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation. Children 9 years old and younger are not permitted from November to March. The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Awards & Affiliations

Green / Sustainable Property
This property participates in Green Key Eco-Rating Program, a program that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: environment, community, cultural-heritage, the local economy.
  • This resort is listed in the 2015 Condé Nast Traveler Top 100 List.

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4.4 out of 5
93% of guests recommend
4.6 Room cleanliness
4.5 Service & staff
4.6 Room comfort
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Luxury and relaxation

5 out of 5
by from marylebone
Posted Dec 24, 2016
A splendid hotel with the most courteous staff. A fabulous cook too. The closeness to the beach and the beautiful garden add to the experienxe
Comment from Hotel Management
Jan 18, 2017 by Shelly Alleyne
Dear TL Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. We hope to welcome you back to our hotel very soon! Regards Shelly Alleyne executive Assistant
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Amazing time!

5 out of 5
by from Las Vegas
Posted Jun 26, 2016
Enjoyed our stay at the Fairmont. View was amazing! It was nice being able to walk right out on to the beach from our room. Staff was friendly and helpful. Room was clean and modern. The beach was so nice that we never made it to the pool. Would definitely stay there again.
Comment from Hotel Management
Jul 4, 2016 by Shelly Alleyne
Dear Court Thank you for taking the time review your recent stay with us here at Fairmont Royal Pavilion. The team strives to deliver the best experiences and extremely grateful when these are being recognized. Your comments about all the services extended are truly cherished. Thank you very much for giving us the opportunity to showcase our hospitality. We look forward to the pleasure of your many more such visits.
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Amazing hotel on the best beach in Barbados

5 out of 5
by from united kingdom
Posted Mar 31, 2016
We had a beautiful holiday, we always book through Expedia and once again everything reached our high expectations! British airways flights were brilliant and fantastic times! 8hour flight but hassle free. The fairmont royal pavilion hotel was sleek and stylish. The staff were the kindest and must helpful people I've every encountered. The location of the hotel was the best....a short walk on the beach and your at JuJu's bar and the famous Lone Star!! Perfect in every way and will definitely be returning!
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Gorgeous view from room and walk to the beach.

4 out of 5
by from Houston Texas
Posted Mar 30, 2016
Pros: Access to the beach
Cons: Include the breakfast for the price at $700 per night !!! Should also provide complimentary bottled water at all times.
Location: Little far by walking to the shopping from the hotel. Nearby Sandy Lane shopping. Plenty of restaurants, must try The Tides, great food.
Enjoyed the Complimentary water sports from the Hotel. Beautiful sailing and swimming in the Caribbean. Great grilled sea-food and jerk chicken ! Friendly people. Enjoyed having fresh coconut water
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Paradise on earth

5 out of 5
by from london
Posted Mar 26, 2016
Beautiful hotel located on the beach. Fantastic ambience and brilliant staff. Charlene at the concierge was amazing with a "Can do attitude " for everything. Highly highly recommended
Comment from Hotel Management
Apr 19, 2016 by Shelly Alleyne Executive Assistant
Thank you for review and we are happy to know that you had a fantastic vacation with us. Your compliments on our hospitality has also been shared with the entire team. The team is committed to quality service and it is recognition such as yours which inspires us to deliver our best. We look forward to welcoming you back. Regards Shelly Alleyne
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Great location. Close to everything.

3 out of 5
Posted Sep 15, 2015
Pros: Great location and wonderful staff.
Cons: Bathrooms are due for major renovation. A/C units need updating.
Location: Best location on the West Coast (excluding Sandy Lane which is ridiculously expensive).
The hotel has a great location close to all the great restaurants on the West Coast and has the best swimming beach in Barbados. The hotel staff was exceptional (Charlene, Roberta, Joyce, Tracy, Sierra, Lemar, Edwin, Natalie, Debra, Krystal, and a host of others). The entire staff deserve gold stars for making our stay so special. The staff was the differentiating factor since the physical facilities are in need of some special attention (bathrooms and A/C units). However, the rooms are clean and and are attended to several times a day.
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Excellent beachfront resort!

5 out of 5
by from Toronto
Posted Sep 15, 2015
Great location, excellent friendly staff. Great food with friendly service. Butler service was outstanding !!
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Fantastic hotel, location and attentive staff.

5 out of 5
Posted Sep 13, 2015
Wonderfully relaxing holiday perfect for de-stressing. All rooms benefit from ocean views with every little detail taken into consideration. Wonderful island genuinely kind caring hospitable people.
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Royal Fairmont

3 out of 5
Posted Aug 30, 2015
Great location and ocean view. Food is pretty bad at this property especially when considering the price . There are many better food options for same or less money. Service is hit or miss.
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Intimate, pristine, the best swimming

5 out of 5
by from No Va
Posted Jul 7, 2015
Very small for a Fairmont but very nice property with all 72 rooms facing the sea. Everything you could want is on the property. Only challenge is that, for those who must roam, you must walk a bit to town, take a very convenient and inexpensive public bus, or taxi if you don't have a rental car. Staff was the most pleasant and accommodating I have ever encountered.
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