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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 1404 Reviews
Like Stepping Back In Time
Jamie R

My husband and I literally walked into this hotel without a reservation after we planned a last minute holiday over the Fourth of July. From the welcome we received, you’d never know they hadn’t been expecting us. Chantal was more than ready to help us get promptly situated in our beautiful room.

The hotel has an elegant vibe that isn’t at all stuffy. It’s not like other newer hotels that are hip but somehow seem to be trying a bit too much. The ambiance definitely makes guests feel relaxed and welcomed. The rooms are perfect and have everything you could ever need. It’s great that every room faces the beach, which is literally just steps away from any room.

My favorite aspect of this hotel was the personal feel of it. All the staff members made an effort to know you very quickly and greet you by name. This level of personal service seems increasingly rare. Any issue was addressed by a staff member in under ten minutes. I’ve stayed in quite a lot of hotels, so I feel confident in saying Michael is one the best hotel managers I’ve come across. The fact most of the staff stay for decades also speaks to how much pride is taken at the Fairmont.

It was nice how the hotel hosted various themed dinner nights plus a cocktail party for guests on our first night. I really enjoyed late night drinks in the bar. Gregory and St Clair were so kind in entertaining all my questions about Bajan food, rum and local music.

If you go to Barbados, you can’t go wrong if you book the Fairmont.

Luxury in Paradise

This beautiful hotel is set on an amazing beach, and every room has a full beach view, and you can see fabulous sunsets from every balcony.
You do feel that you have checked into paradise. Service is excellent, and if you are fortunate to have a room with butler service, you won’t be disappointed, as it is an unobtrusive, or as full on as you want, you choose exactly what you need, and they iron as well.

If you can drag yourself from the perfect beach and sun loungers, there is a good sized pool, well maintained gardens, 2 restaurants and a bar. The restaurants serve a mixture of cuisines, but do try the local fish, and the West Indian Buffet, a perfect opportunity to experience new flavours. You won’t be disappointed.

The rooms are very well appointed with everything you could need, and the ones on the beach level, are perfect, as you can get up from your bed, and go straight out to the beach, and swim, or sit and drink tea watching the sun rising. Not to be missed, everything is quiet, and you feel as if you are in your own perfect world. The beach never feels crowded, even if as when we were there the hotel is almost full, it never feels busy, and you can spend your day lazing in the sun, or use the complementary water sports, and snorkel. There is a huge variety of amazing fish literally meters from your room, so a snorkelers paradise.

Overall, this is a fabulous place to have a luxury holiday. Peaceful, but still plenty to do, not busy, but still good choice of food, and a fun bar area, and most importantly one of the best beaches I have ever had the luck to experience. All this, and a luxury and friendly hotel to stay at, what more could we possibly want? To go back…

What a great location

This was the first vacation (and we have had many) where we just enjoyed the hotel and beach. We were in the water many times throughout the day including snorkelling and were able to secure our beach chairs at all times if the day. The Texas barbecue was excellent. We will likely go back.