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An avenue of perfectly aligned Royal Palms leads to the exquisite Fairmont Royal Pavilion. This magnificent resort is surrounded by eleven acres of lush tropical gardens and private ocean front property in the parish of St. James on the scenic West Coast of Barbados. The Fairmont Glitter Bay, sister resort of The Royal Pavilion, resides within the same property, a quarter mile away, and as a guest of The Royal Pavilion you will be encouraged to enjoy the amenities offered at both resorts.

Looking into the Palm
Terrace Restaurant.

All 72 ocean front deluxe rooms overlook the sparkling turquoise waters of the Caribbean, and feature private terraces that open onto a seven-mile stretch of smooth white sand. All bedrooms are decorated in soft Caribbean tones, air-conditioned and furnished with king- or twin-size beds. Seersucker bathrobes and bathroom amenities are provided along with a fully-stocked mini bar, hair dryer, coffee maker, iron and ironing board, cable TV, in-room safes, clock radio, direct dialing telephone with voice mail, and twice daily maid service.

A luxurious three-bedroom private Villa set among spectacular gardens accommodates up to six guests. A spiral staircase leads the way to an upstairs bedroom with a lovely ocean view from the balcony. A sitting area and two additional bedrooms are at ground level with views of the colorful gardens. The Villa is approximately 1,100 sq. ft. and overlooks Café Taboras, the pool, and the Caribbean. The same amenities are provided at the Villa as in the deluxe rooms. Although it must be noted that certain amenities are not available at the resort, such as, sofa beds, refrigerators, kitchen facilities, or whirlpools, non-smoking rooms are available.

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A delicious Café Taboras lunch of Roasted Chicken
with Plantain, Mash and Grilled Vegetables.

Right - The bright and airy Palm Terrace Restaurant
overlooking the Caribbean Sea.

The Palm Terrace Restaurant overlooking the Caribbean features international and local cuisine in an elegant, romantic setting. A delicious lunch on the open-air terrace began with fresh Spicy Ahi Tuna and an entrée of grilled Mahi-Mahi, Herb Jasmine Rice with stir-fried Vegetables and Tabouleh Salsa. I tried hard not to indulge my sweet tooth but was completely won over by the incredibly smooth and tangy Mango-Chocolate Torte placed before me. Who could resist?

Café Taboras is open for those seeking lighter fare, such as pizza, pasta, and other alternative menu items. You can also walk over to the Piperade Restaurant at The Fairmont Glitter Bay for a change of scene and cuisine, as this lovely restaurant, with it's Moorish arches and cool ocean breezes, sits so close to the sea you can almost feel the salt spray on your face. Guests of either property have full signing privileges beBook The Royal Pavilion Onlinetween hotels.

As with most luxury resorts, there is a fitness and massage center featuring LifeCycle and LifeStep equipment, treadmills, free weights and aerobics, as well as a personal trainer available upon request. You can enjoy complimentary tennis day or night on either of the two hard surface courts; a tennis pro is also available on request. Complimentary watersports include: snorkeling, windsurfing, waterskiing, Hobie Cat and Sunfish sailing. For golfers there is the championship Robert Trent Jones golf course a short mile away, or you can try your skills at either the Sandy Lane or Royal Westmoreland course, with complimentary shuttles to both. There is a Gatsby Boutique and a beauty salon on site as well as an art gallery. - — Feature by Kris King. First photo courtesy of The Fairmont, all other photos by Bill King.

Price range in USD

Oceanfront Deluxe Room $389—$679 — Peak season
Villa (6 persons)
Villa 2 Bedroom Suite
(4 persons) $479—$1,269
Villa Deluxe Room