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A Barbadian legend since 1887, and the oldest operating hotel in the Caribbean, The Crane Resort effortlessly marries the old-world charm of its past to all the 21st-century amenities and services expected by today’s most discerning travelers.

Enviably located within The Crane Resort, The Crane Private Residences is perfect for long-term island living, offering contemporary residences and penthouses as well as exclusive access to world-class resort amenities and services.

A secluded, low-density development overlooking Barbados’ Skeete’s Bay Beach and Culpepper Island, Beach Houses has been specially designed to highlight the property’s exclusive location on the 1% of land remaining outside of the island’s protected East Coast. *Please note that Beach Houses is Under Development

Encore Residence Club by Crane Resorts is a select community of residence owners who enjoy exclusive access to a lifetime of luxury vacation and second-home experiences, worldwide.

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A to Z of The Crane!

A to Z of The Crane!

Discover The Crane from A to Z. Whether you are a repeat guest and you book your next stay before you leave, or it's your first time and you would love to discover all you can about the resort, this A to Z guide is a great way to get introduced... or reintroduced!

A. Alfresco Pool – The Alfresco Pool sits between the Cliff Garden and The Carriage House and is a great spot to lounge with a cocktail.

B. Bearded Fig Tree – When the Portuguese first saw Barbados is 1563, they referred to the island as Los Barbados or The Bearded one. The island had an abundance of Bearded Fig Trees which are beautiful trees with aerial roots that look very much like beards! This national tree of Barbados is found in the center of The Crane and is home to many tropical birds. You can hear them singing in the branches on evenings.

C. Crane Beach - A favorite worldwide, The Crane beach is loved by visitors and locals alike. Our location lends to privacy and is the perfect place to work on your tan while the kids boogie board.

D. D’Onofrio’s Trattoria – Our little slice of southern Italy in The Crane Village. Book a table for you and your family and enjoy authentic Italian dishes made with love.

E. Explore Barbados – Our Concierge Team can help you craft your perfect vacation! Contact them before your trip for advice on the best activities on
island or visit them when you arrive for assistance with booking that sunset Catamaran or that rum-fueled island tour.

F. Fitness Center – Coming on vacation, but don’t want to miss out on your workouts? Our fully equipped Fitness Center is open 24/7 and is the perfect place to start the day. Get those reps in!

G. Grove –Relaxing on the beach and craving a cocktail? The Grove Beach Bar and Grill is found on the beautiful Crane Beach and is perfect for a quick bite beachside.

H. History – The Crane is the longest continuously operating hotel in the Caribbean, since 1887! Did you know? The resort got it's name from the large crane used to raise and lower cargo.

I. Intersection of Heaven and Earth – The view from The Crane is truly a sight to see. The resort sits on edge of a beautiful cliff that hangs over the Atlantic Ocean. The ocean blues blend with the sky and create an unforgettable view.

J. Journey - With direct flights coming to the island from major cities, it's easier than ever to visit us at The Crane!

K. Kids Club – Travelling with kids can be daunting! After surviving the flight, how do you keep them entertained once you arrive? We have the perfect solution! Our Calypso Kids Club is free for children aged 4-12 and will fill their day with activities, crafts, story time, tours and more!

L. L’Azure – Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner; L’Azure serves up amazing food and panoramic views! Visit us for Gospel Breakfast or for a romantic dinner!

M. Mahi-Mahi – Visit The Carriage House for lunch overlooking the pool
complex and be sure to try the Mahi–Mahi. It’s served with fresh cut tomato
salsa and is the perfect lunch dish. It goes great with a tropical cocktail.

O. Old Fashioned – No, not the resort, the drink. Bar 1887 sits in the heart of The Crane Village and is a hub of activity when the sun goes down! Visit Bar 1887 for nightly entertainment and perfectly crafted drinks.

P. Pool Complex – Our pool complex sits on 1.5 acres and has a children’s wading pool and a waterfall pool sitting on three levels!

Q. Quality Time – The Crane is the perfect place for the entire family. With nightly entertainment in The Village, the Kids Club for the little ones and
restaurants the entire family will love, it’s the perfect place to reconnect. 3 Bedroom Penthouses are great for creating that home-away-from-home feel for a family.

R. Residences by the Sea and Residences in the Park – Choose from a beautiful Ocean View Suite and enjoy the sunrise and the sound of the waves or choose one of our Garden View Suites which offer the feel of a private villa with its luxurious gardens and private pools.

S. Serenity Spa – Relax, Refresh, Renew. Serenity Spa is located in the Historic Hotel and we highly recommend you stop by for a massage after a day at the beach. Enjoy a facial before dinner or a manicure from our expert aestheticians.

T. Tennis Courts – Love to stay active? Practice your backhand on our tennis courts.
Just grab a racket from front desk!

U. Unbridled joy - The feeling you get when you arrive. 

V. Village – The Crane Village is a hub of activity! Visit our General Store for groceries and travel necessities, stop in the Village Cafe for a quick cup of coffee and make a booking for dinner at D'Onofrio's, all located in the Crane Village!

W. Weddings – It is very easy to get married in Barbados and The Crane is the perfect wedding and honeymoon location! Who doesn’t love a tropical
destination wedding? Choose one of our Wedding Packages and let us
help you create the perfect day.

X. Extra– After a lovely day lounging on the beach or enjoying the pools, pop over to The Village Café for a scoop of ice-cream. We recommend eXtra sprinkles!

Y. Yoga – Take a moment to yourself while on vacation and take a Vinyasa class at sunrise overlooking the Crane Beach.

Z. Zen – Craving something extraordinary? Zen is our Zagat rated Thai and
Japanese restaurant and is well loved by our guests. Try the Spider roll its


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The Crane sets the ultimate standard in luxury oceanfront accommodation, featuring ultra-spacious suites designed to rival the majestic views – often referred to as “the most beautiful on earth”.