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A Secret, Well-Kept October 7, 2013

The Fairmont Royal Pavilion, Barbados, is rather gorgeous. This Bajan beauty of a hotel is an ideal sanctuary for those wishing for rejuvenation and relaxation. Its authenticity makes it endearingly English, brazenly lush and luxuriously captivating. Located on one of the most blissful corners of the Caribbean shoreline, the ‘Platinum Coast’, it offers rooms and suites uniquely positioned on the beachfront and just steps away from the sea.

Surrounded by lush gardens, the Fairmont Royal Pavilion is more than happy to share its secrets by providing weekly garden tours, showcasing its cornucopia of tropical fruits and aromatic flowers. Alongside the flora, the fauna is not wholly inconspicuous. With monkeys loping across the tennis courts and greenback turtles nesting on the nearby beach, looked after by the hotels very own ‘Turtle Ambassadors’, guests are afforded a veritable array of unique close encounters.

This tropical paradise is a haven for families with little ones of all ages. A gamut of activities from exciting treasure hunts to thrilling watersports, tennis and kayaking lessons will certainly keep the kids shrieking with delight and even teenagers invigorated. At the end of the day when the family regroups, movie nights under the stars will create lifelong memories.

Encircled by clean, clear waters, there’s no surprise that the Fairmont Royal Pavilion champions Bajan produce, sourcing all fish locally. Guests can accompany fishermen on their boats to experience the thrill of the catch for themselves, hooking their own Snapper, Dorado or King Fish which the Head Chef will help prepare and proudly serve.

Barbados has a rich and varied landscape and if you want to venture further afield the concierge will arrange anything from a jeep safari to an underground tram ride through a labyrinth of caves and more. Secrets are meant to be kept, but the Fairmont Royal Pavilion is one secret worth sharing.

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English owned and managed, our clients love the refined but relaxed atmosphere at this exquisite family-owned boutique hotel.

Extensively refurbished over the past couple of years, the many upgrades at Calabash include a new spa, a chic re-designed beach restaurant and fresh new furnishings in every suite.

Being a family-run hotel, children and teens are welcome here - the resort’s new Kid’s Concierge team is on hand to arrange a host of fun activities, such as sailing lessons, paddle boarding, arts and crafts and movie nights.

Divers are spoilt for choice in Grenada with shipwrecks, coral reefs and an underwater sculpture park to explore - having the excellent ScubaTech based at Calabash ensures that divers are well looked after here.

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