Location, as they say, is everything. Especially if you’re planning a meeting for high-powered executives. The Fairmont Royal Pavilion,hidden away on a small island, along a sun-drenched cove, is touched with an elegant patina of legend, and is the perfect Barbados venue for a meeting of the minds. It’s a spectacular 11-acre oceanfront resort with a white-sugar sand beach, tropical gardens and sun, sun,sun. This intimate hotel offers 72 oceanfront suites, plus a charming and very private three-bedroom villa. The St. James, Barbados conference and event facilities range from small, traditional meeting rooms to pool and beachside locations, and private dining rooms. Play tennis, soak up the sun, golf at the championship Royal Westmoreland Golf Course —all in one of the most sought-after locations under the sun.