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Fairmont Royal Pavilion

Fairmont Royal Pavilion in St. James, Barbados.

Photo: Courtesy of Fairmont Hotels & Resorts

St. James, Barbados
TEL: (800) 422-5555
TEL: (246) 422-5555

This Caribbean icon, inspired by nearby plantation houses, reopened on the western shore of Barbados in late 2010 after a two-month renovation that added 24 junior suites, each with a private terrace, Caribbean views, and butler service. All 72 rooms, a mere eight miles from Bridgetown, the island’s capital, fuse colonial style with Caribbean cool, with cream-colored walls, rich walnut-wood furnishings, and original commissioned artwork. There are plenty of creature comforts too, including flat-screen TVs, Wi-Fi, and plush, pillow-topped beds. For half the year the resort is adults and teens only; couples unwind at the spa, dine on fresh-caught seafood at two top-notch restaurants (the blackened seared red snapper with cucumber lemon aioli is a must-try), and snorkel, windsurf, and kayak without the squeals of little ones. From the middle of March through October, however, the Royal Pavilion welcomes families, offering complimentary kid-friendly daily activities such as storytelling and arts and crafts.

Room to Book:

A new Junior Suite, for the 250-square-foot private terrace that's ideal for an alfresco dinner.

Insider Tip:

Be sure to order the potent rum punch at laid-back Taboras Restaurant, where a local steel pan band plays to a blissed out crowd every Sunday. Reservations are a must.


Open / Closes
  • Adjoining Rooms
  • Accessible by Public Transportation
  • Business Center
  • Beach Resort
  • Babysitting
  • Concierge
  • Celeb-Spotting
  • Childcare
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Family Friendly
  • Gym/Fitness Center
  • Gay Friendly
  • Handicapped Accessible
  • Hair/Beauty Salon
  • Kids' Programs
  • Laundry Service
  • Meeting Room
  • Maid Service
  • Parking Available
  • Room Service
  • Spa
  • Turndown
  • Tennis
  • Valet Parking
  • WiFi
  • Water Sports

Number of Rooms: 75

Number of Suites: 24

Number of Restaurants: 2

Number of Bars: 2

Year Opened: 1987



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