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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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10 Reasons Why The Crane is One of the Top Rated Caribbean Beach Resorts

10 Reasons Why The Crane is One of the Top Rated Caribbean Beach Resorts

Set on one of the world's finest beaches, The Crane has always attracted a special kind of person to its extraordinary expanse of sand, spectacular vistas and unspoiled coast. But, beyond the views, here are 10 reasons why The Crane is one of the top rated Caribbean beach resorts:


1. The Location

The Crane's 40 cliff-top acres encompass a half mile of ocean frontage and magnificent views and one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Those lucky enough to have experienced The Crane in person truly believe that it is located at the intersection of heaven and earth.


2. Crane Beach

The Crane Resort overlooks Crane Beach - recently voted as the "Best Beach in the Caribbean" by USA Today readers. Its bright blue umbrellas, pink-tinged sand and turquoise waters are easily accessible by a glass-fronted Beach Elevator from the Resort.


3. Accommodation

The Crane goes beyond the typical Caribbean beach resort and offers unparalleled service and spacious, luxurious accommodation most of which boast private pools, gardens and rooftop terraces.


4. The Pools

From the Doric-columned Historic Pool to the cascading waterfalls of the multi-storied Lagoon Pool, guests are spoiled for choice with our fabulous selection of five cliff-top pools. Read a book by the serene Adults Only pool or make a splash with the kids in the delightful wading pool, while enjoying the attentive service of the Resort's helpful Pool Attendants.


5. The Spa

Attentive service and a relaxing setting makes The Crane’s Serenity Spa the ideal place to unwind. Located in the Historic Hotel, the Spa offers a variety of facial, massage and body treatments designed to leave you feeling pampered and relaxed.  In-room treatments are also available.


6. The History

Opened in 1887, The Crane is the Caribbean's oldest continuously operating resort. Now fully restored and expanded, this truly unique property combines old-world charm and incredible natural beauty with a romantic sense of seclusion.


7. The Amenities

The Crane's array luxury amenities is unsurpassed in the Caribbean. Amenities include five outdoor pools, a full-service spa and flood-lit tennis courts. In Crane Village, modeled after a 19th century Barbadian town, guests enjoy several al fresco dining options, a café, a well-stocked convenience store, duty-free shopping, an art gallery, a Kid's Club, a lively piano bar, a 3,000 square foot state-of-the-art fitness centre and multi-purpose conference facilities.


8. The Services

With over a century to perfect our services, The Crane offers all the luxury services expected by today’s most discerning travellers, such as concierge services, room service from our restaurants, full daily housekeeping, and free Wi-Fi and VoIP long distance calls.

9. The Restaurants

The Crane’s five restaurants include two award-winning fine dining establishments, L’Azure (Mediterranean/Caribbean cuisine) and Zen (rated #1 for food in Barbados by Zagat for its authentic Japanese/Thai menu).


10. The Concierge

Our Concierge provides personalised service to give you an insider’s view of Barbados and The Crane. This includes assistance with transportation, island tours, sailing and diving trips, spa reservations, in-room salon services, babysitting services, golf tee times, off-site restaurant recommendations, Crane property tours, and more.


For more information on what makes The Crane one of the top rated Caribbean beach resorts, contact reservations@thecrane.com.


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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”.