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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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6 Reasons Why The Crane is the Perfect Family Friendly Resort

6 Reasons Why The Crane is the Perfect Family Friendly Resort

Planning a family vacation? There are probably few things harder than choosing a resort that the entire family will love. Younger kids want to play, teenagers want to be entertained and parents? Parents just want to relax. If you are looking for the perfect family friendly  resort, read on to find out why The Crane Resort in Barbados checks all the boxes:


1. Crane Beach 

Recently voted as the "Best beach in the Caribbean" by USA Today readers, Crane Beach is a playground for kids of all ages. Kids will be occupied all-day collecting seashells and building sandcastles while the teenagers swim and boogie board in the playful surf. Adults can join in the fun or watch from a distance while enjoying a refreshing tropical cocktail under the shade of their beach umbrellas.


2. Kid's Swimming Pool 

The Crane has a pool for every member of the family to enjoy. Grandparents will enjoy a good book by the Resort's iconic Adults-only Historic Pool overlooking Crane Beach, parents will discover the romance of the Atlantic Ocean views from the cliff-top Alfresco Pool while the kids frolic in the multi-leveled Lagoon Pools.



3. Kid's Menus 

All of the kids' favorites  can be found here! From chicken fingers and hot dogs to pizza and cheese burgers, the kids are sure to be satisfied while the adults explore the world's cuisines in The Crane's L'Azure, D'Onofrio's and Zen restaurants.



4. Resort Activities 

A journey of discovery awaits The Crane's younger guests in the Resort's Calypso Kids Club. The newest addition to The Crane caters to children aged between 4 and 12 on a complimentary basis offering them the opportunity to learn about 'Bajan' heritage and culture in a way that combines fun and learning. Activities and events include arts and crafts, story time, sand castle competitions, discovery tours and talent shows.

Watch: The Calypso Kids Club at The Crane >>


5. Ice Cream & Dessert Shop

A treat for both the young and the young-at-heart, The Village Café  in the heart of The Crane serves up delicious homemade ice cream, specialty coffees, pastries, milkshakes and smoothies - the perfect beach day treats!


6. Family-friendly Accommodations

The Crane's spacious, residential-style accommodations are perfect for family vacations. Adjoining rooms feature separate bedrooms, bathrooms and living spaces as well as full kitchens/kitchenettes allowing large families to enjoy time together when needed, while providing individual space.


For more information on what makes The Crane the perfect family friendly resort, please contact concierge@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”.