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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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Top 3 reasons to visit The Crane Resort

You have booked your trip to Barbados and you are ready to discover all that this island paradise has to offer. If you’re not already staying at The Crane, one of the world-renowned properties along the white sand beaches of the Caribbean waters, here are three reasons you should stop by and see us during your vacation.


World-Renowned Beach

Where The Crane Resort meets the blue waters of the Atlantic Ocean, you will find the famous Crane beach renowned for its pink sand, glass –fronted elevator and service right from your lounge chair. Crane Beach is widely recognized as the best beach in Barbados, and was also named one of the “10 Best Beaches in the World” by Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous, and most recently rated No.23 in the “Top 100 beaches in the World” by CNN.

The backdrop of this beautiful tropical paradise is a lush coconut grove, where you will find palm trees swaying in the tropical breeze. You can get to the beach via 99 steps or a glass-front beach elevator—the only one in the Eastern Caribbean. Take a dip in the clear blue waters, go snorkeling, and enjoy light meals and drinks from the Coconut Grove Beach Bar & Grill all day.


Fine Dining

While the traditional cuisine of the islands offers rich, vibrant flavors, if you’re looking for fine dining that extends beyond island cuisine, check out the best sushi on Barbados at Zen Restaurant, where Japanese and Thai flavors are served amidst a sophisticated Asian décor with breathtaking views of the ocean. Or get a taste of international cuisine at L’Azure featuring delectable seafood options, mouthwatering desserts, and a fusion of flavors, overlooking the famous Crane Beach surrounded by elegance and charm at this top restaurant in Barbados.


Nightlife in the Barbados

When the warm tropical days melt into beautiful nights, the fun is not over. Barbados’ nightlife scene is lively and entertaining, and Bar 1887 is the place to unwind, relax, enjoy cocktails and specialty drinks (including the infamous Crane Rum Punch).

When your vacation plans bring you to Barbados, be sure to choose The Crane, where you can find an incredible beach, luxurious accommodations, world-class amenities and an array of dining options all in a naturally spectacular location.


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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”.