Understated elegance meets beachfront tranquillity at this classic hotel set on St James Beach.

Towering palm trees frame this pastel pink-hued award-winning hotel that exudes traditional charm and welcomes guests in search of relaxation. If your idea of a perfect day involves lazing on an idyllic beach, indulging in afternoon tea and swimming with turtles, before enjoying delectable oceanfront dining then you need look no further. Explore the beautiful 11-acre gardens and keep an eye out for the mischievous green monkeys that clamber in the fig trees or choose a book from the hotel’s library and find your own private spot in which to relax.

Open-air dining at The Fairmont Royal Pavilion is a coveted spot under the stars with the sound of the waves lapping the shore and if you're looking for low-key entertainment then the hotel showcases local musical talent to get you dancing. Taboras offers a relaxed setting for breakfast, à la carte lunch and dinner, and the popular Sunday brunch is a must, with the catch-of-the-day, a barbecue and delicious Bajan cuisine, all accompanied by the lilt of a steel pan band. Complimentary traditional afternoon tea is served on the terrace or you can ask your butler to deliver it to your private deck. The stylish Palm Terrace is open seasonally and offers exquisite local and international dishes accompanied by breathtaking sea views.

The rooms and suites draw inspiration from a typical Barbadian house and each offer spectacular sea views. The Oceanfront Deluxe Rooms have glass-fronted balcony rails to enhance your ocean views even further. For the chance to step onto the soft sands directly from your expansive deck you should opt for one of the Beachfront Junior Suites which offer luxurious extras including fast-track airport service on arrival, a dedicated butler, daily in-room amenities and evening canapés.  

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Key information

On St James Beach on the west coast

Airport transfer time: Approx. 45 minutes from Barbados airport
Rooms: 72

Good to know

Minimum stay: 10 nights 26-31 Dec. Children under 10 are welcome 03 Mar-03 Nov and 16 Dec-05 Jan. Renovation work will take place on the rooms 22 Aug-15 Nov 2017.

Accommodation information

72 rooms and suites

Activities

• See turtles in their natural habitat and if you are lucky you might spot whales too (seasonal) • Enjoy watersports including sailing, kayaking, windsurfing and paddle boarding • Join the weekly guided tour (Wednesday) of the award-winning gardens before enjoying a fresh cocktail made with seasonal fruit such as mango or papaya • Enjoy the hotel's weekly complimentary cookery class (Monday) and mixology class (Thursday) • Meet fellow guests at the Manager's weekly cocktail party

Dining

2 restaurants, daily complimentary afternoon tea, pool bar

What's included

Breakfast at Taboras Restaurant (until 05 Jan 2018; room only from 06 Jan 2018)

Meal upgrade options (per person per night)

Breakfast from £34 (from 06 Jan 2018)
Half Board
from £89 • Breakfast and dinner at the main restaurant

Full Board from £127 • Breakfast, lunch and dinner at the main restaurant.

*Denotes local charge