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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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5 Places in Barbados for Nature Lovers

5 Places in Barbados for Nature Lovers

If you are a nature lover or enjoy spending time outdoors, your Barbados vacation will be an exciting and fun experience since Barbados is home to natural gardens, caves and so much more. Here is a list of five places you must visit while on your trip to Barbados.

Harrison's Cave


Harrison's Cave is one of Barbados' most popular attractions. Here, you explore the spectacular cave in an electric tram. On this tour of the crystallized limestone cavern, you will be amazed by stalactites and stalagmites, flowing stream, deep pools of crystal clear water and much more. This breathtaking tour will unveil the pure beauty of nature and will leave nature lovers in awe.

Animal Flower Cave


The Animal Flower Cave is located at the North of the island in the parish of St. Lucy. It is the only sea cave in the island which is accessible. The cave actually opens into the Atlantic Ocean, just a little from the point where the Atlantic Ocean and Caribbean Sea meet. The cave is a mix of history, sea views and activity. Depending on the tide, there is a natural swimming pool and blowhole. Further in the cave, persons can also see Sea-anemones of varying colours which the locals refer to as "Animal Flowers". These seasonal flowers have tentacles which they use to sting and paralyze passing fish. This sea cave is a must see for nature lovers.

Barbados Wildlife Reserve

Wildlife Reserve Barbados

Calling all animal lovers! While Barbados has no zoo, Barbados Wildlife Reserve allows persons to take strolls through the Reserve and have close up looks at animals as they roam freely in their natural habitats. Only a handful of animals can be viewed in cages. Some of  the animals you can look forward to seeing are Barbados Green Monkeys, birds such as parrots, flamingoes and pelicans, snakes (in cages), iguanas, turtles and so many more! Afternoon feeding time for the monkeys are often a spectacle as the monkeys are free and often leave the resort during the day. At feeding time, many different animals often join in with the monkeys for a snack. This is fun for the entire family!

Welchman Hall Gully

Welchman Hall Gully

Welchman Hall Gully is home to a unique combination of animals and plants. See Barbados through the eyes of the island's first settlers. View monkeys feeding and swinging from tree to tree and interacting with each other. Persons are able to take in a breathtaking view of the island's east coast and be awed by the flora perfectly hidden within the gully.

Crane Beach

Crane Beach

Crane Beach is noted as "One of the 10 Best Beaches in the World' by the Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous. This is one of the most picturesque beaches on the island. The pink, powder soft sand is complemented by several beautiful hues of blue from the sea and a light tropical breeze. This beach and its surroundings are proof of the mastery of nature.

Ready to plan your trip to Barbados to explore its flora and fauna? Book your stay at The Crane Resort and start packing!


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