Barbados
Fairmont Royal Pavilion

If you dream of walking out of the azure waters of the Caribbean Sea, across pristine white sands right up to your room, then the Fairmont Royal Pavilion might just be your perfect resort.

Enjoying a picture-perfect location in Alleynes Bay, one of the quieter beaches on Barbados’ famous Platinum Coast, its colonial style buildings are stretched along the shore, just steps from the idyllic beach making it perfect for families. With 11 acres of lush tropical gardens boasting 2 floodlit tennis courts and an outdoor swimming pool there’s plenty of fun to be had away from the beach although the prospect of afternoon tea, delivered by your very own butler (oh yes!), on soft white sand is sure to appeal to guests of all ages!

Facilities & Activities

Resort facilities are perfect for both couples and families. Access to the beach couldn’t be easier, and the hotel provides complimentary non-motorised water sports including snorkelling, kayaking, small dinghy sailing, windsurfing and paddle boarding. There’s also seasonal turtle watching which is an absolute must! Set back just a short way from the beach, and surrounded by the hotel’s lush gardens is a lovely freshwater swimming pool and heated Jacuzzi.

Those wishing to burn a little more energy can opt for a game of tennis on one of the hotel’s 2 great floodlit hard courts or visit the 24-hour fitness room.

If you fancy some extra pampering head to the Salon for hair and beauty treatments or indulge in a whole range of in-room spa experiences from reiki to reflexology.  A massage on your own private balcony with the sea lapping the sand just metres away really is a very special treat.

For those wanting to venture further afield, it is an easy drive to a wide variety of interesting attractions from stalactites and stalagmites in Harrisons Caves to up-market rum tasting at St Nicholas Abbey, as well as some of the highly recommended independent restaurants for which Barbados is now so well known. The hotel concierge team will be happy to help arrange off-property activities, or alternatively you can hire a car and take yourself off on your own island adventure!

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Dining

The Palm Terrace Restaurant, aka the Beachfront Restaurant, enjoys magnificent views and is the venue for your complimentary buffet breakfast (applicable to all room categories), served from 7-10:30am.

Taboras offers guests a casual, al-fresco dining experience with culturally inspired menu selections. Open from 10am-10pm, The Bar at Taboras features a vibrant selection of signature cocktails, an extensive wine list and enticing local rums.

For a relaxed lunch beachside, visit the Beach Club, overlooking the Ocean and directly on the beach – enjoy a selection of beach-inspired bites. Don’t miss the complimentary afternoon tea service for a slice of Britain by the beach. Finally, if you just feel like staying in, In-room dining is always available, 24-hours a day, for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Rooms

Long hailed as the legendary iconic luxury retreat in Barbados, Fairmont Royal Pavilion offers cool, contemporary beach-inspired design. There are 72 guest rooms and suites with interconnecting configurations for families as well a Villa – a secluded 3-bedroom unit within beautiful gardens – just steps from the resort pool and beachfront. Rooms offer comfortable Fairmont beds, flat-screen TVs and a refreshment centre. Balconies and terraces feature comfortable furnishings, making this the perfect spot to enjoy magnificent vistas, whilst relaxing on the sun loungers, or enjoying a private candlelight dinner.

All Beachfront Suites and Oceanfront Rooms offer unobstructed views of the Caribbean Sea. The Three Bedroom Villa is surrounded by lush tropical gardens and offers garden views from the bedrooms and ocean views from two terraces.

The Luxury Oceanfront Rooms, located on the second floor, each have their own glass-fronted balcony that allows uninterrupted ocean views. The room is ideal for couples or families as interconnected rooms are available upon request. Room rates include a daily full buffet breakfast and airport fast track service.

The Signature Oceanfront Rooms on the third floor, offer daily full buffet breakfast for two, exclusive butler service, luxury airport transfers, special amenities designed to enhance your Island resort experience and platinum fast track airport service (includes airport concierge who will guide you through customs and escort you to your vehicle).

Meanwhile the 24 ground floor Beachfront Suites have an extended terrace area and direct access to the beach –  so close you could almost dip your toes in the warm azure water! These magnificent suites offer daily full buffet breakfast for two, exclusive butler service, luxury airport transfers, bespoke amenities and fast track airport service with airport concierge.

The majestic Three Bedroom Villa is ideal for celebrations or for families and friends travelling together. It provides the perfect home-from-home. Daily breakfast for two for each room is included as is exclusive butler service, luxury airport transfers, bespoke amenities and fast track airport service, including an airport concierge.

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Family

Children are welcome all year round, daily kids activities and entertainment include kayaking, beach cricket, soccer, Bajan sporting games, treasure hunts and movies.

Sustainability

The Fairmont Royal Pavilion is currently running an eco-sustainable offer. Guests can book a Beachfront Suite or Villa for 14 nights or more and receive: 3 hour tour of the island in a hybrid vehicle, a guided tour of Barbados’ best trails and Hunte’s Gardens and a private beach front eco-sustainable dinner. By choosing this package, $50 USD will be donated to the Barbados Sea Turtle project aiding turtle conservation.

Location

Situated a mile North of Holetown, the Fairmont Royal Pavilion is 12 miles from Barbados’ Grantley Adams International Airport. Transfer takes approximately 45 minutes by taxi. There is a 9-hour direct flight from the UK to the island.

Holetown offers a wide range of shopping from top International brands in the Limegrove Centre to local arts and crafts in the Chattel Village shops. There is also a cinema and a variety of lively restaurants and bars nearby –  we think you’ll particularly enjoy the idyllic Lone Star waterfront restaurant.

This is prime turtle watching territory too; in the shallow waters off the beach turtle-spotting catamarans drop anchor, so a short swim will have you drifting amongst these majestic and mesmerising creatures.

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