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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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Take your Family on a Barbados Vacation

Take your Family on a Barbados Vacation

With the kids out of school and those Friday summer half-days at work, taking a holiday has never come at a better time. Your whole family can enjoy the Caribbean sun – it’s the perfect time for a mini getaway. Take your family on a Barbados vacation and return glowing for the rest of the summer.

There’s nothing quite like escaping the monotony of city life and exchanging it for a family resort full of fun. The Crane is a perfect destination to bring your family to, as we not only cater to couples and adults, but have great activities for the kids as well. Your family can enjoy our range of suites for the ultimate in comfort. Whether you have a large family or small, you can choose between residences by the sea,or residences in the park. We offer suites up to three bedrooms, allowing for your entire family to be together in one place. Feel at home with the entire space to yourself, accompanied with stunning views. Incredible blue water will await you if you choose to stay by the sea, and likewise, lush greenery surrounds you in the park.



Our accommodations will make you feel like this is your very own family resort. Come and go as you please and indulge in our fun activities. If it’s the water you crave, check out some of our water activities such as boogie boarding, fishing, scuba diving, and snorkeling. The Caribbean ocean beckons you – the warm water and colourful aquatic life will have both you and your children excited and amazed. Cruises and catamarans can also be arranged, giving you and your family the opportunity to relax in the sun, on the water, all day long.

Take your family on a Barbados vacation, not only to relax and soak up the sun, but to experience the enriching history and culture of the island. While The Crane is located on the quieter, less traveled side of the island offering the ultimate in peace and tranquility, the island itself has lots of interesting experiences to offer. If you and your kids are history buffs, love marine life, or are interested in learning more about the process of converting sugar cane into rum, there are a few museums for you to check out, outside of the family resort. Venture into the town and learn more about the heritage that makes the island so great. The laid-back, happy lifestyle that has become synonymous with Barbados is not all that the people of the island are known for – dig deeper and discover a wealth of fascinating experiences.

If your kids are in for a real Caribbean treat and are fans of shipwrecks and pirates, step away from the family resort and take a day trip to neighbouring Dominica, where the Pirates of the Caribbean films were shot. Here, they can experience and learn about the filming and see the island from the eyes of Captain Jack Sparrow. Just off the coast of Barbados are shipwrecks that litter the ocean floor – here your kids can feel like they’ve gone back in time and are rediscovering a period of pirates, treasure, and the life at sea.

The Crane welcomes you to your very own family resort. Take your family on a Barbados vacation and experience relaxation, fun, and new experiences with the whole family. Contact us package details and to make a booking.


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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”.