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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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The Crane Blog

7 Reasons Why a Family Vacation is Worth Every Penny


1. Time to Bond

With the grind of everyday life like work, schools, extracurricular activities and the daily run around, a family-friendly vacation is the perfect opportunity to spend time together and get to know each other again. Explore historical sites, go hiking, ride horses and simply spend time talking and relaxing together without distraction.

2. Travel Is a Learning Opportunity

Travel is a great time for kids to learn. They get to explore and experience firsthand what they have learned at school or online. Barbados family resorts are a great base from which to explore and discover.

3. Creating Unforgettable Experiences

Family-friendly vacations are the perfect platform from which to let your kids experience things they may otherwise not have the opportunity to experience. From local flora and fauna to learning about a new culture; there are a myriad of exciting things waiting for you.

4. Vacation Time is Adventure Time

Even if you’re not a fan of adventures, vacation time is the perfect time to experience things as a family. It could be something as simple as learning to snorkel, checking out the local wildlife on a tour or going for a hike in a brand new destination. There is a lot to see and do, so you can pick an activity that appeals to your family and enjoy it together.

5. Do It Before the Kids Grow Up

It probably feels like just yesterday your teenager was in diapers. Parents agree that growing up happens so quickly and those babies are leaving home before you know it. Spending time together before they want to create lives of their own, is the perfect excuse for a vacation together.

6. It’s Time to Relax

One of the biggest reasons to book Barbados family resorts for your family vacation is to kick back and relax. Try to alternate completely relaxing days with family activities so that everyone is happy, rested and glad to be on vacation together.

7. Learning How to Share

We know that today’s world is super-busy, and it’s not often a family has time to just relax together. Despite sibling rivalry, bonds do form through shared experiences and a family-friendly trip will help your family become aware of those they love and learn how to share with and appreciate one another.

The Crane

Why not make your next family vacation a Barbados adventure? The Crane, overlooking the Crane Beach is a highly sought after destination for serenity and beauty – we offer the perfect place to unwind and bond. Feel the soft sand between your toes and take in the breeze of the coconut groves as you and your family get to know each other once more.

To find out more about our offerings, contact us today.


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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”.