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Fairmont Royal Pavilion


Good for Couples
Child Friendly
Hotel Villas

  • Relax in the company of unparalleled ocean views in the comfort of your luxury room or suite
  • Enjoy direct access to the pristine west coast beach, freshwater pool, and heated jacuzzi
  • Join in with the daily swim with turtles, cocktail-making sessions, and cooking demonstrations
  • Treat yourself to in-room spa treatments and afternoon tea served daily at the al fresco Taboras Restaurant

Besides the charm of gently swaying palm trees, the powdery white sands of Barbados and the Caribbean’s turquoise waters, the Fairmont Royal Pavilion in Holetown, St. James sweeps guests off their feet as the only luxury hotel on the Platinum Coast offering direct access to the beach. This well established, newly renovated five-star hotel offers elegant villas which are set within an 11-acre estate. Here you’ll find wonderfully appointed, ocean-facing rooms and suites, various dining options, outdoor tennis courts, a 24-hour fitness centre, and more.

Complimentary, non-motorised water sports equipment is also available, as well as a fantastic range of facilities for everyone. Couples, families, solo travellers, and groups can all look forward to experiencing the cultural spirit and cuisine of the island in serene surroundings, perfectly complemented by a fusion of contemporary accents and old-world Moorish architecture.

A range of hotel child prices applies to ages 0–5, 6–12 and 13–17 years.


Bars & Restaurants

Taboras Restaurant

Tuck into delicious buffet or à la carte meals in this relaxing open air restaurant where you’ll be treated to panoramic ocean views, live entertainment and complimentary afternoon tea.

Open: 07:00 - 10:30, 12:00 - 15:00, 16:00 - 17:00 and 19:30 - 21:30 in spring and summer

Reservations are recommended. The dress code is casual. Beach cover ups are required for ladies and shirts are required for gentlemen.

Palm Terrace Restaurant

Ideal for intimate canapé and cocktail occasions, this open air restaurant on the beach effortlessly combines the rich flavours of international and Caribbean cuisine with the refreshing ocean breeze.

Open: Times are subject to change and depend on hotel occupancy.

Reservations are recommended for dinner. The dress code is elegant, with collared shirts and long trousers required for gentlemen.

Beach & Pools


Experience the essence of Barbados by soaking up the sun and keeping everyone active with water sports for all ages. This 1-kilometre stretch of beach also boasts a Beach Club.

Swimming Pool

Mornings spent in the turquoise waters of the Caribbean are perfectly complemented by lazy afternoons spent in the outdoor freshwater swimming pool or heated jacuzzi which seats eight guests.

For Families

Seasonal Children's activity programme

Children can look forward to fun filled activities hosted and supervised by the Fairmont Royal Pavillion’s experienced staff. For the hotel's youngest guests, professional babysitting services may be arranged at an additional charge.

Spa & Wellness

Spa services

Choose from a range of relaxing massage treatments which can be enjoyed in the comfort of your luxury room or suite, or release endorphins in the hotel’s well equipped, 24-hour fitness centre.



Activities & Entertainment


Make memories in the exhilarating tropics with a daily swim with turtles, kayaking, snorkelling, sailing, windsurfing and stand up paddle boards. The use of non motorised water sports equipment is complimentary.

Tennis courts

Before taking a dip in the ocean or swimming pool, work up a sweat on either of the two floodlit tennis courts, where a professional is on hand for assistance.

The dress code for playing is tennis shoes and sports apparel. You are welcome to enjoy complimentary use of rackets and balls.



About the location

Barbados is a sought-after location for island getaways, but the coastline of St. James is a Caribbean treasure in itself. Situated along the Platinum Coast, this destination invites couples, families, groups, and solo travellers alike with attractions, such as St. James Parish Church and Folkestone Marine Park. Keep your whole party having fun with a variety of water sports in the turquoise waters of the tropics.

You can make your way to Bridgetown for cultural shopping in Broad Street, and to the 6-acre Andromeda Botanical Gardens in St. Joseph. For unforgettable golfing experiences, take a trip to Apes Hill, Royal Westmoreland and Bellevue Polo Club to play a few rounds in exquisite surroundings.

Transfer time
Fairmont Royal Pavilion is 35 minutes from Grantley Adams International Airport
Oceanfront Deluxe Room

Max 3 adults

Ocean Front Deluxe Rooms have an ocean front location. Beautifully furnished, they feature a king-size bed (an additional bed can be added on request), air conditioning, satellite TV, DVD/CD player, internet access, safe, iron & ironing board, tea & coffee making facilities, bathtub, shower, bathrobes, hairdryer and a glass-fronted balcony.


Beachfront Junior Suite

Max 4 adults

Beachfront Junior Suites offer upgraded amenities, such as butler service, evening canapés and upgraded furniture, fixtures and fittings. These suites are located on the ground floor and feature a furnished wooden deck. Extra beds can be requested in this room to accommodate up to three adults or two adults and two children.


Signature Sea View King

Max 2 adults

Signature Sea View King Rooms are located just 100 metres from the beach and feature luxurious extras including a dressing area, spacious bathroom and furnished balcony while being elegantly appointed and spacious.


Two Bedroom VIlla Suite

Max 5 adults

Two Bedroom Villa Suites have two en-suite bedrooms, living room and dining area, and have a stylish and comfortable retreat for four people. Exclusive benefits to guests of the villas include fast track airport arrival service, butler service and daily evening canapés.

Three Bedroom Sea View Villa

Max 7 adults

Three Bedroom Sea View Villas are located within the lush tropical gardens, just 100 metres from the sea and benefit from outstanding views of the Caribbean Sea from the balconies. Spread out over 166m² the villa offers a spacious living area with both lounge and dining areas, two bedrooms and bathrooms on the ground level with a staircase up to the master bedroom and en-suite. Exclusive benefits to guests of the villas include fast track airport arrival service, butler service and daily evening canapés.


Family Offer

Book two Luxury Oceanfront, Signature Oceanfront or Beachfront Suites and receive 50% off the second room. 

Valid for holidays between 19 April - 17 December 2021 & 09 January 2022 - 08 January 2023, booked by 18 December 2021.

a minimum stay of 5 nights is required.

Afternoon Tea

Sovereign guests receive complimentary Afternoon Tea once during their stay when staying in a Signature Oceanfront Room.

Valid for holidays between 19 April 2021 - 08 January 2023.

a minimum stay of 7 nights is required

Honeymoon Offer

Guests receive a bottle of House Champagne & $150 credit for a private romantic dinner.

Valid for holidays between 19 April 2021 - 08 January 2023.

Platinum Arrival Service


Sovereign Guests are met before immigration, expedited through immigration and customs via the hotel's dedicated line and escorted to their car service. 

Valid for holidays between 19 April 2021 - 08 January 2023 and only for the indicated room type.

Platinum Arrival and Transfer Service

Sovereign Guests are met before immigration, expedited through immigration and customs via the hotel's dedicated line and escorted to their complimentary airport transfer service. 

Valid for holidays between 19 April 2021 - 08 January 2023 and when booked a Beachfront Suite, Junior Suite Villa, 2 Bedroom Villa Suite, 3 Bedroom Sea View Villa.

Repeat Guest Offer

Guests who have stayed 2 times or more in the last 3 years receive an additional 5% discount when booking a Luxury Oceanfront Room or a Signature Oceanfront Room.

Valid for holidays between 19 April 2021 - 08 January 2023.

Daily Afternoon Tea

Sovereign guests receive complimentary Daily Afternoon Tea when staying in a Beachfront Suite, a Junior Suite Villa, a 2 Bedroom Villa Suite or a 3 Bedroom Sea View Villa.

Valid for holidays between 19 April 2021 - 08 January 2023.

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Excellent service and sensational views
christinec128, Prestbury, United Kingdom
Tripadvisor review Oct 18 2021
Our second visit here (last time was in 2018). The staff have been exceptional and we have been made to feel valued and welcome guests. The rooms and view do not disappoint, they are perfect. But we...
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Highly Recommended !!
paulinebc2018, Coventry, United Kingdom
Tripadvisor review Oct 17 2021
This was our 2nd visit having originally visited in 2019. The beach front location is outstanding - words cannot describe the beautiful views over crystal clear waters, which you will enjoy from...
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