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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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Must-Try Barbadian Food and Drinks

Must-Try Barbadian Food & Drink

One of the best ways to experience a culture while travelling is to try authentic local cuisine. Barbadian food incorporates a mix of English and African ingredients, and uses many of its locally grown produce and spices. Barbados is also home to the yellow fin tuna, snapper, and mahi mahi fish; however, it is most popularly known as “The Land of the Flying Fish” because flying fish is the most commonly used type of fish in dishes. Barbados is the culinary capital of the Caribbean. Here are some Barbadian staples that you can’t leave without trying:


  1. Cou-Cou & Flying Fish – National dish of Barbados. Made with okra, cornmeal, steamed or fried flying fish, in a tomato, onion, and garlic sauce.
  2. Mahi Mahi - Available from award-winning L'Azure overlooking Crane Beach, Mahi Mahi is served Pan Seared or Blackened with Spicy Lentils, Rice or Fries
  3. Bajan Black Eye Peas & Rice – This is the most common rice dish in Barbados. It is a great compliment to any meat, such as fried fish, and is sometimes made with kidney beans and parsley.


  1.  Mount Gay Rum – Mount Gay is the most famous Barbadian rum.
  2.  Banks Beer – if hard liquor isn’t for you, Banks is the beer of Barbados.


  1. Tamarind Balls – Sweet and sour snack.
  2. Coconut Bread – Also known as sweet bread
  3. Bajan Candied Sweet Potatoes – Sweet potatoes and brown sugar, sometimes covered in sweet cherries and pineapple.

If you would like to get the ultimate taste of Barbados, come check out the annual Barbados Food & Wine and Rum Festival! This year the event will be taking place from November 20-24. With this and so many events taking place in Barbados this year, it’s a guaranteed great time! Book your stay at The Crane and unwind in luxurious bliss and dine at award-winning restaurants.


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