Explore our brands

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.

The Islander

The Crane Blog

Barbadian Macaroni Pie Recipe

Barbadian Macaroni Pie Recipe

As one of the most popular choices on the island, Barbados’ macaroni pie is a must have when you visit the island. When you take your first bite, you’ll be sure to understand the hype that surrounds this dish. You may be questioning – Macaroni pie? Macaroni in pie crust? No need to worry - it’s actually macaroni and cheese made with cheddar cheese and other special ingredients to add the Bajan flavour.

You can find this dish on menus all over the island – from restaurants to buffets to roadside vendors. It is traditionally served for Sunday lunch in Barbadian homes, along with rice and peas, beef stew and chicken or fish. It goes with practically any meat!

We, at The Crane, wanted to help you recreate your Barbados memories, so we have shared the recipe of the Barbados macaroni pie below:

8 oz. long tubed macaroni
4 cups cheddar cheese (grated)
1.5 cups evaporated milk
1 cup water
1/3 cup ketchup
1 tbsp. yellow mustard
1 small onion (grated)
1 egg (beaten)


In a medium saucepan, bring slightly salted water to boil and add macaroni. Add a little oil to prevent the macaroni from sticking together. Boil until macaroni is cooked but firm.

Preheat oven to 350F (180C).

Drain macaroni and combine with cheese in the saucepan. Then add all other ingredients, making sure to stir. Salt and pepper can also be added.

Empty the combination into a greased dish and top with grated cheese.

Bake for 30-40 minutes or until golden brown.

Serve and enjoy!

If you’ve tried this recipe, let us know how much you enjoyed this cheesy Bajan goodness!


luxury amenities

the ultimate resort experience

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”.