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The Fairmont Royal Pavilion is primely located on the Platinum Coast of Barbados, the Fairmont Royal Pavilion has retained a sense of serene seclusion with a unique beachfront position unlike any other resort on the island. After a recent multimillion-dollar renovation, every single one of their 72 rooms and suites offers miraculous views of the ocean. The award-winning hotel (British Airways Holidays Customer Excellence Award for 2020, Tripadvisor Award for Excellence ’17 and AAA Four Diamond Award ’17) offers complimentary swimming with turtles, English afternoon tea and access to their open-air atrium and gardens.
Insider tip: Enjoy a magnificent dinner at their signature fine dining Palm Terrace Restaurant, built along the beach.
If you are considering a trip to Barbados, the Fairmont Royal Pavilion is the best place to relax and restore.
Where is Fairmont Royal Pavilion?
Fairmont Royal Pavilion is located on the Platinum Coast of Barbados.
How do I get to Fairmont Royal Pavilion?
The closest airport to Fairmont Royal Pavilion is Grantley Adams International Airport (BGI). Barbados is serviced by American Airlines, Air Canada, Air Antilles, British Airways, Caribbean Airlines, Condor Airlines, JetBlue, LIAT, Thomas Cook, Virgin Atlantic and Westjet.
How far is the hotel from the airport?
Fairmont Royal Pavilion is located 40 minutes from Grantley Adams International Airport (BGI).
Any interesting historical notes about the property? Any recent renovations/updates?
A multimillion-dollar renovation at Fairmont Royal Pavilion has dramatically changed the hotel’s guest rooms and raised the bar for luxury hospitality in Barbados. In November 2017 the restoration, designed to significantly enhance the facilities of the Fairmont Royal Pavilion, Barbados was completed with the unveiling of newly restored guest rooms—all of which are directly beachfront.
Which types of accommodations are offered at the property?
All of our 72 newly renovated beachfront suites and oceanfront rooms offer unobstructed views of the Caribbean Sea. Our three-bedroom villa is surrounded by lush tropical gardens and offers garden views from the bedrooms and ocean views from two terraces.
What activities are provided through the property?
Swimming with turtles: Enjoy swimming and snorkeling, up close and personal, with the charming sea turtles in their natural habitat—the crystal-clear turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea.
Garden tour: Become acquainted with the lush tropical greenery, landscaped by architect Fernando Tabora, featuring open-air atriums and pathways that are flower-covered. Among the diverse greenery are a plethora of fruit and palm trees, as well as numerous flowering plants.
High tea: A slice of Great Britain by the beach, this centuries-old daily tradition includes a variety of teas, freshly baked scones and a delectable array of mouthwatering delights.
We also offer yoga, access to our tennis courts, a full range of nonmotorized water-sports equipment, access to our state-of-the-art fitness center, spa treatments and dinner directly on the beach.
What restaurants are on the property? Is there a signature dish/drink at the property’s restaurant (s)?
The Palm Terrace Restaurant is a fine-dining experience presenting live-fired meats and local fish, expertly prepared in our Josper oven! The new menu pays special homage to indigenous, seasonal and sustainably sourced ingredients. Its innovative dishes will satisfy the most discerning of palates.
Taboras offers an open-kitchen concept and expansive bar. Conveniently located by the pool, Taboras is the ideal rendezvous spot for a romantic lunch or to meet with friends and enjoy exceptional Caribbean cuisine and nightly live-music performances in a relaxed setting with breathtaking views of the azure sea. Featuring an authentically local architecture with detailed arches that create a welcome canopy, Taboras is simply a refreshing oasis in the midst of tropical beauty.
Fairmont Royal Pavilion offers a fine in-room dining experience in the comfort and convenience of your guestroom. Enjoy delectable food as you bask in the delights of your oceanfront luxury balcony or beachfront private patio deck. Our experienced culinary team has developed an innovative in-room dining and wine menu with creative selections served by one of our in-room dining specialists.
Why should travelers stay at Fairmont Royal Pavilion? Tell us why you are special!
A multimillion-dollar renovation at Fairmont Royal Pavilion has dramatically changed the hotel’s guest rooms and raised the bar for luxury hospitality in Barbados. In November 2017, the restoration, designed to significantly enhance the hotel’s facilities, was completed with the unveiling of newly restored guest rooms—all which are directly beachfront. Boasting the ultimate location on the Platinum Coast of the island, Fairmont Royal Pavilion features 75 ocean-facing rooms and is setting new standards of ultra luxury in the Caribbean. Fairmont Royal Pavilion has retained a sense of serene seclusion with a unique beachfront position unlike any other resort on the island. The iconic property also boasts three restaurants and bars, a half-mile stretch of pristine beach and is conveniently located near Barbados’s most popular attractions.