I went on a short trip with my mom to Barbados for two night and stayed at…
The Fairmont Royal Pavilion.
The hotel is located on the west coast of Barbados in an area known as the Platinum Coast where many of the island’s luxury hotels are.
A driver from the hotel picked us up at the airport which is in the capital city, Bridgetown. The ride took about 45 minutes.
The first thing I noticed when the car pulled up to the hotel entrance was that the entire building was a light salmon pink. Also, the entrance, lobby, and pathways to the rooms are open aired.
Attendants in the front helped us with our bags, even though we didn’t have too many (as I travel light, and the trip wasn’t long).
We were led to the lobby with the same salmon pink walls and columns as the entrance. Colors and greenery were welcoming and a reminder that we were in the Caribbean.
There were lobby flowers, though they aren’t actually real!
A few moments later we were given a chance to relax after a five hour flight with cold wet towels to wipe our hands and were asked if we wanted a drink… Barbados’ rum punch, or for the minors, a fruit punch!
My fruit punch came in a few minutes (I was thirsty, so this is the picture I got after drinking half of it!).
After checking in, an attendant took our bags and walked us to our room, while giving a tour of the property on the way.
Our room was on the second floor and had a huge king size bed and extra twin bed.
There was tons of drawers and space to hang our clothes and store our belongings.
Two chairs smack in the middle of the room facing the TV between a table were sort of in the way, but that’s probably because we had an extra twin bed taking up some of the space.
A kettle for hot water and a Keurig coffee maker were available. The hotel has their own branded Fairmont teas and all types were available- from black to green to herbals.
The best part of the room was the balcony. Every room on either the first, second, or third floor of the hotel face the beach.
The balcony had two long reclining beach chairs with cushions and a table with two chairs.
There was also a curtain for privacy if you don’t want everyone looking at you as they walk on the beach.
Back inside, there was a shower, bathtub, one sink and toilet.
Bath products were from Le Labo, a fragrance company from New York.
We had a view of the beach and ocean from the balcony.
In the morning and afternoon, you could see many people walking along the beach or doing water activities (provided by the hotel), or some just sitting with a book in hand.
When evening came, we had front row seats for seeing the sun set.
The sun setting…
The combination of crashing waves and beautiful scenery with a large table on the balcony made a perfect spot for getting some work done (I had a college paper to write!)
Afternoon tea is served at the hotel and is complimentary for hotel guests! Read the full review of afternoon tea at the Fairmont Royal Pavillion Barbados here.
Dining and Around The Hotel
The Fairmont Royal Pavillion Barbados also has a tennis court and gym and provides paddle boards, snorkeling gear and the likes for guests.
There are also two restaurants- Taboras and Palm Terrace.
Free WiFi works well throughout the entire property… even on the beach!
We had the chance to chat with the sales manager of the Fairmont Royal Pavilion Barbados over afternoon tea and were informed that the majority of guests are frequent visitors (like stays at the hotel every year for over 10 years kind of frequent!) from England.
I guess once they had a taste of what it’s like to stay at the Fairmont, they just can’t help but come back again and again. For me, highlights included the balcony, beach view, friendly staff and afternoon tea in the Caribbean.
Room Rate: Oceanfront Deluxe King room $689 USD per night, at time of writing
The Fairmont Royal Pavilion