Travel Dream - Winter 2017/18

A Fresh Look The Fairmont Royal Pavilion undergoes an extensive renovation S et in 11 acres of tropical gardens on a beautiful half mile crescent bay of golden sand where turtles still come to nest, and where all guest rooms overlook the sea, The Fairmont Royal Pavilion is one of the iconic properties of the Platinum Coast. Autumn 2017 marks the completion of an extensive renovation to the hotel lobby and all the guestrooms that will both refresh and enhance the hotel’s Plantation heritage and stunning oceanfront location. The casual open-air bistro Taboras provides great food, a casual relaxed atmosphere and breathtaking ocean views, serving an elaborate breakfast, sumptuous lunch and complimentary Afternoon Tea. The exquisite open-air Palm Terrace is a more formal but intimate restaurant, with Moorish arches and swaying palms and is one of the most picturesque settings on the island. The Children’s Programme caters for all ages offering tennis, complimentary non motorised water sports and daily swim with the turtles. Families are welcome at Fairmont Royal Pavilion from mid March to late October. Hunte’s Gardens Thehorticultural scene inBarbadosreflects ourBritish loveaffairwithgardeningandthere aremanystrikinggardenstovisitacrossthe island. Oneofthemostpopular,Hunte’sGarden, isa remarkablynurtured sinkholeofdazzlingvariety. The Wild East Coast The fishingvillageofBathsheba iswhere manyBarbadiansspendtheirweekends andthebeachattracts localand internationalsurferswithbigbreakers coming inofftheAtlantic. Oistins Fish Fry EveryFridaynight, localsandtouristsalike headtoOistins,afishingvillageontheSouthCoast fortheir informalweeklycelebrationoffood,music anddrinks.Withmanyvendorstochoosefrom, just lookfortheonethathasthebiggestcrowdand takeyourpickofwhatwascaughtfresh. Exploring Barbados Some places of interest and a useful guide to the location of the featured hotels Bathsheba Holetown Oistins BRIDGETOWN Speightstown Westmoreland The Crane 16 km (10 miles) Nikki Beach Luxury lifestyleandglobalbeach clubbrand,NikkiBeachWorldwide opens itssecondclub inthe CaribbeanatPortFerdinand. 22 Port Ferdinand Luxury Resort & Villas Cobblers Cove Hotel St Peter’s Bay Resort Fairmont Royal Pavilion The Colony Club by Elegant Hotels Coral Reef Club The Sandpiper Treasure Beach by Elegant Hotels The House by Elegant Hotels