There is no complimentary airport shuttle. The hotel can arrange either luxury car transfers or limousine transfers - further details follow. Guests may choose from the following transportation options to travel from the airport to the resort:
The closest airport to The Fairmont Royal Pavilion is Grantley Adams International Airport (BGI).
Grantley Adams International Airport is located 12 miles (17 km) east of Bridgetown, near Christ Church. Barbados is serviced by Air Canada (AC), Air Jamaica (JM), American Airlines (AA), British Airways (BA), British West Indian Airlines (BWIA), Canadian Airlines, US Airways, Delta Airlines and Virgin Atlantic.
Airport porters charge $2.00 Barbados per bag for transporting luggage to the street, outside of the customs terminal.
Facilities in the airport include a bank, bar and restaurant.
There is an incoming duty-free shop that is open for most international flights. The outgoing duty-free shops offer jewelry, perfumes, china, crystal, cameras, shoes and clothing.
Approximate flight times to Barbados
From Toronto - 5.5 hours
From Miami - 4 hours
From New York City - 5 hours
From London, UK - 7.5 hours
From Los Angeles - 9 hours
Barbados has a good network of roads that cover the entire island. In Barbados traffic drives on the left side of the road and the speed limit, on average, is 60 km/hr (37 mph).
If you plan to drive a car yourself, a Barbados driving permit is required. There is a registration fee of $100.00 Barbados Dollars and a valid national license or an International Driving Permit is also required.
Permits can be obtained from:
- Car hire companies
- The Ministry of Transport (Monday to Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.)
- The airport (8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., daily)
- Police stations in Hastings, Worthing and Holetown
Anything from a mini-moke to a Mercedes is available for hire. Cars may be hired by the day or week. Rates to rent a car start at about $83.00 USD per day or $225.00 USD per week.
Guests should make rental car arrangements in advance through the hotel Conciergerpv.firstname.lastname@example.org
Self parking is available, free of charge. Bellmen are available for assistance, if needed.
Barbados has an international deep-water harbor at Bridgetown. It is a port of call for a number of British, European and American cruise lines.