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The Crane Resort

Panoramic elevator
Crane Beach
Crane Beach
Crane Beach
Pool Complex
Pool complex
Crane Village
Crane Village
Restaurante Zen
L'azure Restaurant



Residences by The Sea

The superb oceanfront residences at The Crane, the first of which opened in 2001, offer guests a new standard in luxury oceanfront accommodation. You can inhale the original atmosphere of The Crane while appreciating spectacular ocean views. Here, charm and comfort is everything. Extremely spacious, these oceanfront residences, feature hardwood or stone floors, 12’ ceilings, authentic Barbadian furnishings and décor, and in most cases private ocean view pools. Also included are fully equipped kitchens or kitchenettes, perfect for dining in or for entertaining al fresco on spacious terraces. All room categories feature an iron and ironing board, hair dryer and razor point, safety deposit box, direct dial telephone with free calls to most international destinations and free Wi-Fi and data port access. 


Residences in The Park

Gardens. Gazebos. A discretely private indoor-outdoor life. Located in the Park, these residences feature all that is glorious about The Crane with an added unique spirit. Guests can choose from ground floor rooms equipped with private gardens, dining gazebos and outdoor Jacuzzis, or a penthouse with a completely private sundeck with rooftop pool, BBQ and bar. All room categories feature fully equipped kitchens, washer dryers, large balconies, an iron and ironing board, hair dryer and razor point, safety deposit box, direct dial telephone with free calls to most international destinations and free Wi-Fi and data port access. Please note that the Resort is continuing its ongoing multi-million-dollar expansion and there will be intermittent work in the Park Residences. Please expect an elevated noise factor on Tuesdays and Thursdays within this area from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm. You can be assured that the public areas are not affected by this development.    


Historic Residences

1887 Historic Hotel.

The Crane's original historic hotel comprises 18 charming, spacious oceanfront guestrooms and Serenity Spa. Suites all feature high ceilings, hardwood floors, floor-to-ceiling cedar doors and exquisite antique furniture. This part of The Crane is steeped in the rich history of Barbados, with several rooms featuring coral stone walls that are over 200 years old. All rooms have direct dial telephone with free calls to most international destinations and free Wi-Fi and data port access.




Once you gaze out over the sparkling waters of Crane Beach at the never-ending vista of blues, it becomes obvious why Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous declared Crane Beach "One of the 10 Best Beaches in the World". Crane Beach Reviews: 'Top 50 Places to Go Before You Die'...BBC’s Holiday Programme 'Top 25 Sexiest Beaches in the World'…The Travel Channel' No. 23 in Top 100 Beaches in the World' ...CNN'The Caribbean's 10 Best Hotel Villas' - 2013 ...Caribbean Journal 'Top 10 Beaches Worldwide' - 2013...Destinology 'Best Caribbean Beach' - 2015... USA Today's 10Best Readers' Choice.

For centuries, Crane Beach has been sought by both locals and visitors for its natural beauty and serenity. Pink, powder soft sand graces your feet, a lush coconut grove sways in the tropical breeze and a golden Caribbean sun help to make this the ultimate paradise for individuals, families and couples. The there is the swimming - Accessible by a staircase or a glass-front beach elevator (the only one of its kind in the Eastern Caribbean) and protected by a natural coral reef, Crane Beach boasts one of the best swimming venues on the island of Barbados. Besides being safe and having a gentle descent from shallow to deep, it's also soft on your feet as there are no sea urchins, stones or coral underneath. Crane Beach’s playful waves are perfect for boogie boarding and body surfing. The Crane is #1 for Barbados travel. Beach Services. The glass elevator down to the beach makes Crane Beach accessible to less agile guests. The Beach Hut provides umbrellas, sun loungers and replacement towels complimentary to all hotel guests. Beverages and light meals may be purchased and charged to rooms from The Grove Bar & Grill. There is 24hr security on Crane Beach and regular police patrols – note that for security purposes, the elevator and stairs are locked at sundown. Since Crane Beach is a public beach, a lifeguard is provided by the Barbados Government – note that the station is not manned daily and swimmers should exercise caution at all times. Beach users are advised to avoid swimming when the red flag is flying. Boogie boards are not provided by the hotel.

Facts About Crane Beach: In the 18th century it was considered improper for ladies to be seen bathing in public. Sea bathing, however, had become so popular that by 1769 at least one discreet bathing place had been constructed near The Crane. It was referred to as the "Horse" and was approached by steps cut into the sea cliff. The stairs to the "horse" can still be seen descending from the far side of the south of The Crane, much as they were in 1769.   


About Barbados

A small island in size, Barbados is definitely large when it comes to character. Steeped in history, culture and tradition, the island exudes a natural charm which is uniquely Bajan. Many visitors are often pleasantly surprised to see the ease with which the new fits almost effortlessly with the old - modern facilities seem at home in sleepy villages. Each of Barbados’ eleven parishes has a different trait to offer. From the picturesque, limestone hills in St. Andrew to the action packed night life in Christ Church, vacationers can find something to satisfy their desires. What’s more, Barbados is one of the most developed islands in the region and easily caters to business travellers. Caribbean islands are known for the sea, sun and sand, but what Barbados offers goes way beyond the physical – it is an experience that touches the heart and soul. Barbados is an island filled with friendly smiles, pulsating rhythmic vibes, contrasting coasts and of course, world-famous rums. For more information on all that Barbados has to offer, visit the official website of the Barbados Tourism Authority,

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