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What We Love

  • Guests staying in Beachfront Junior Suites are fast-tracked through immigration and customs at the airport by a personal escort
  • Every guestroom features an ocean view and a deck or balcony
  • Free English high tea every afternoon
  • Swim alongside hawksbill turtles in the reefs lining the coast; from May to November you can watch their hatchlings waddle out to sea
  • There are two lit tennis courts, and lessons can be set up with pro Sydney Lopez, who is patient even with neophytes
  • Private dinners can be arranged on your deck or balcony overlooking the water

What To Know

  • Two on-site restaurants
  • Children under 10 are welcome mid-March through October; the rest of the year it’s adult-centric
  • No spa on-site, but guests can request in-room or on-the-beach treatments
  • The Robert Trent Jones Jr.–designed Royal Westmoreland Golf Course is a mile away; the concierge can set up tee times


  •  Babysitting
  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap-accessible
  •  Kids Club
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
  •  Spa
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The Review

With a stay at Fairmont Royal Pavilion in Holetown (St. James), you’ll be convenient to Folkestone Marine Park and St. James Parish Church. This 4.5-star resort is within close proximity of Holetown Beach and Lime Grove Shopping Centre.

Make yourself at home in one of the 72 air-conditioned rooms featuring minibars and DVD players. Your room comes with a pillowtop bed. Rooms have private furnished balconies or patios. Complimentary wired and wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and cable programming provides entertainment. Private bathrooms with separate bathtubs and showers feature deep soaking bathtubs and designer toiletries.

Pamper yourself with onsite massages, body treatments, and facials. You can take advantage of recreational amenities such as outdoor tennis courts, an outdoor pool, and a spa tub. Additional features include complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and babysitting/childcare (surcharge).

Grab a bite at one of the resort’s 2 restaurants, or stay in and take advantage of 24-hour room service. While enjoying a refreshing dip in the resort pool, you can order your favorite drink at the poolside bar.

Featured amenities include complimentary high-speed (wired) Internet access, limo/town car service, and a computer station. This resort has 2 meeting rooms available for events. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available on request), and free valet parking is available onsite.

How to Get There

Fairmont Royal Pavilion
Holetown, BB24051 Barbados


4.5 Very Good 1295 Reviews
Fantastic holiday
Reviewed 2 days ago

Superb hotel and location with wonderful staff. Our third time here and will be coming back again next year! The food is excellent, particularly the breakfast selection. Good location for both couples and families.

Fantastic rooms and beach
Reviewed 2 days ago

Great service, location, property and beach. If you are looking for a hotel that offers direct beach access, this is it. Can't beat the western beaches in Barbados. A plus to this hotel is the Lone Star restaurant next door, really good food and views of the ocean.

20th anniversary
Reviewed 3 days ago

Fabulous beach front hotel all balconies all ocean view
Accomadting service rooms impeccable food fabulous beach staff awesome
Front desk lobby attentive always helpful everyone just kind and caring
Food service excellent breakfast lunch and dinner

Birthday Bliss
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are celebrating something special then the Royal Pavilion is the best place to do it. Service is impeccable. Attention to detail. Brilliant bathroom amenities. We enjoyed the afternoon tea (complimentary).
The new renovated rooms are sumptuous and so comfortable. I hardly wanted to get out of bed in the mornings. Views from the Balcony is exceptional - turquoise sea (cannot compete with anything else).
We ordered breakfast in as we wanted to take things slow and easy in the morning.
Knowledgeable concierge - always wanting to go the extra mile to please.
Thank you for the wonderful stay.

Still magical
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From the moment you arrive here you know that it is a special place. The location, even by Caribbean standards, is unique. The Junior suites offer the chance to be right by the ocean. This is something that you cannot get elsewhere on the island, despite what other hotels may say.

The team of staff are the most polite, caring group who make it clear that it is very important to them that you are welcome and happy. Every time you leave your room someone will greet you and ask if there is anything they can do for you.

The butler system is a welcome addition. Particular mention must go to Peter and Dawn who regularly pass by the sun loungers outside your room to see if you need anything. They also bring you canopes during the evening, something you will find you really look forward to. Cold towels are brought along the beach during the day as are drinks. In no way is this ever intrusive; you feel like you are part of the family.

The gym is well equipped and nicely cool. Again, cold towels and water are available. The other facilities in the hotel are well maintained and staffed.

I could go on but really all that's left to say is just thank you.