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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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Barbados Crop Over Festival - Island Fun in the Sun

Barbados Crop Over Festival - Island Fun in the Sun

If you’re looking for a feel good, fun filled summer vacation, then Barbados is the trip for you! With year round festivities, the island has no shortage of things to do and see, earning its title as the cultural capital of the Caribbean. Barbados is home to the crystal-clear turquoise waters and pink sand of Crane Beach, making it “one of the Ten Best Beaches in the World” according to Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous and many other awards with the latest "Top Ten Beaches Worldwide" by Destinology.

The Crop Over festival is hands down Barbados’ most popular festival. Have you ever heard of a summer-long festival? From calypso concerts, to extravagant parades, carnival bands, and markets, May through August is dedicated to festival events that attract visitors from all over the world. Caribbean music, dancing, food, drinks, the beach, the sun, and island time all constitute the definition of a good time. Whether you’re on a honeymoon or a family vacation, there is something fun for all ages. The live and vibrant energy will have you moving your hips in no time. For a schedule of events, check out this year’s calendar. Who knows, you may even spot Barbados’ very own Rihanna!

While in town for Crop Over, you should stay at The Crane Hotel. A beautiful and luxurious hotel – The Crane is the Caribbean's first resort hotel. You can shop in The Village, have a drink by the Lagoon Pool (or even your own private pool attached to some room categories), or explore Barbados on an island tour. Hungry? Enjoy a fresh seafood dinner with panoramic views of the ocean at L’Azure - fine dining at its best! Book your stay at The Crane today and look forward to an unforgettable holiday.




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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”.