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The Crane Resort & Residences
EDITOR’S INDEPENDENT REVIEW: The Crane Resort & Residences is a luxury oceanfront hotel located on Crane Beach on the southeast coast of Barbados. The location is away from the crowded west coast of the island and the property is promoted as a romantic hideaway resort. Crane Beach is protected by a marine coral reef and has pink sands. The hotel was first opened in 1887 and has been fully restored and expanded since. Both the hotel and the beach have received several accolades over the years. The huge property has five outdoor swimming pools including a children’s pool, another one with a waterfall and one with a Jacuzzi.

Luxurious accommodations at The Crane Resort feature hardwood or stone floors, high ceilings, authentic Barbadian furnishings and private ocean-view pools. Suites have fully equipped kitchens or kitchenettes and spacious terraces for outdoor dining. The smallest accommodations measure 69 sqm and come with handcrafted king-size four poster beds, mahogany furnishings, marble bathrooms with Jacuzzi baths, separate showers, separate toilet rooms and bay windows with cedar shutters. Larger accommodations measure between 109 sqm and 373 sqm. Some of these have full kitchens with refrigerator-freezer, ice dispenser, oven, stove, kitchenware for four, microwave and dishwasher. Some suites have plunge pools and some have larger private outdoor infinity pools surrounded by a sun deck and seating for six. The penthouse has a ‘no tan lines’ roof terrace with barbecue grill, gazebo and outdoor Jacuzzi. Free Wi-Fi works in all rooms and throughout the resort including the beach. Long distance calls to most international destinations are also free.

Their authentic Japanese restaurant has been the number one rated restaurant on the island. It features Asian inspired architecture and décor with an all-glass front and views of Crane Beach. The venue opens for dinner and offers Japanese and Thai cuisines. A seafood restaurant opens during all meals and offers indoor and outdoor seating. They also have a selection of soups and desserts. This venue offers Sunday breakfast with live Caribbean gospel music and a traditional Barbadian Sunday buffet lunch. Another restaurant offers southern Italian fare with a choice of pizzas and pastas. It opens for dinner and is suitable for families with younger children. A casual poolside bar and grill preserves some of its historic architecture. The venue serves lunch from noon till 17:00 and their bar works from 10:00 to 18:00. Another cocktail bar opens daily for drinks from noon to midnight. They serve smoothies, classic cocktails, beer, wine and rum punch, and have daily happy hours. Room service works between 07:30 and 21:00.

The property has a 5110 sqm village with cobblestone streets, landscaped gardens and several shops. There is a convenience store, a 279 sqm duty free shop that also sells jewelry and an art gallery that promotes local talent. Every Wednesday afternoon the village is transformed into an open-air market featuring local arts, crafts, jewelry and traditional delicacies. A kids’ club keeps children aged 4 to 12 busy with stories, and activities. There is a fitness center with personal trainer, and a spa on-site. The resort organizes yoga sessions in the garden or at the poolside.
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Soft sand,White sand
luxurious, spacious, romantic
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The superb suites in the “private residences” at The Crane, the first of which opened in 2001, offer guests a new standard in luxury oceanfront accommodation. You can inhale the original atmosphere of The Crane while appreciating spectacular ocean views. Here, charm and comfort is everything.

Extremely spacious, these oceanfront residences, feature hardwood or stone floors, 12’ ceilings, authentic Barbadian furnishings and décor, and in most cases private ocean view pools. Also included are fully equipped kitchens or kitchenettes, perfect for dining in or for entertaining al fresco on spacious terraces.

All room categories feature an iron and ironing board, hair dryer and razor point, safety deposit box, direct dial telephone with free calls to most international destinations and free WiFi and dataport access.

  • DVD Player
  • bathrobes
  • air conditioning
  • balcony / terrace
  • satellite TV
  • coffee maker
  • hair dryer
  • kitchen(ette)
  • separate bathtub & shower


name type number approx. size
One Bedroom room 1 m2
Standard Suite suite 1 m2
Deluxe Suite suite 1 m2
Junior Garden View Suite suite 1 m2
Two Bedroom room 1 m2
Three Bedroom Ocean View Penthouse with Plunge Pool & Roof Terra room 1 m2
Deluxe Suite with Garden Pool suite 1 m2
Standard Suite with Garden Pool suite 1 m2
Standard Penthouse with Pool room 1 m2
Deluxe Penthouse with Pool room 1 m2
Deluxe Hotel Room room 1 m2

One Bedroom

Standard Suite

Deluxe Suite

Junior Garden View Suite

Two Bedroom

Three Bedroom Ocean View Penthouse with Plunge Pool & Roof Terra

Deluxe Suite with Garden Pool

Standard Suite with Garden Pool

Standard Penthouse with Pool

Deluxe Penthouse with Pool

Deluxe Hotel Room

wine & dine

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Experience the world of Zen...a restaurant that offers authentic Japanese and Thai delicacies in a magnificent setting on Barbados’ southeast coast. Zen's sophisticated, Asian-inspired architecture and interior decor complement its dramatic setting, complete with an all-glass frontage offering spectacular views of Crane Beach.
Open for Dinner
Famous for its fresh seafood and panoramic sea views for over a century, L'Azure restaurant at The Crane serves up a tempting range of classic and Caribbean delicacies. From soup to seafood and mouth-watering desserts, L’Azure maintains its long-held reputation for elegant dining. The atmosphere speaks of elegance and beauty as patrons sit inside or on the balcony.
Open for Breakfast,Open for Lunch,Open for Dinner
D’Onofrio’s Trattoria
Nestled at the heart of charming Crane Village, D’Onofrio’s serves up the finest authentic southern Italian fare. Classic dishes are inspired by the simple flavors and Old World traditions of Italy but done to modern standards of taste and excellence.
Open for Lunch,Open for Dinner
lounges & bars
The Carriage House
The Carriage House was once the official stable of the historic "Crane Beach Hotel" over 100 years ago. In keeping with the continued expansion and development it has been transformed into a modern day poolside bar and grill, serving up a variety of light grilled items and tropical cocktails in or out of the shade.
Open for Lunch,Open for Dinner
The Coconut Grove Beach Bar & Grill
Nestled within the natural grove of the spectacular Crane Beach, this popular spot among guests offers an authentic casual Barbadian dining experience. A stone's throw away from one's lounge chair awaits signature burgers, koftas, barbecued chicken and other beachside favorites.
Open for Dinner
Bar 1887
Located at the start of Crane Village, Bar 1887 is the signature cocktail bar of the resort. With its wraparound verandahs, ceiling fans, comfortable furniture and traditional bar, it is the first stop for most arriving guests. The bar serves specialty espresso-based drinks, smoothies, classic cocktails, spirits, beer, wine and the infamous Crane Rum Punch. There is also daily happy hour.
Open for Dinner

services & facilities

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At The Crane’s Serenity Spa we have adopted a holistic approach to Wellness, with the well-being of the individual in mind. Attentive service and professional staff ensure our clients’ exercise, nutrition, relaxation and self-awareness goals are accomplished.

services available

  • children's pool
  • massage
  • sauna
  • room service

on the beach

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beach description

The Crane welcomes you to the other side of Barbados… literally. Located on the southeast side of the island, this is a place where less traveled means quietly and luxuriously discrete. Secluded and naturally pristine, here’s where Barbados sheds its crowds, where the Caribbean reflects the bright sun and the sand welcomes you with its soft pink glow. This is a place where cooling trade winds refresh skin and spirit; a place recognized as one of the ten best beaches in the world.

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  • Sunbathing
  • Wining & dining
  • Beach-walking
  • Photography
  • Swimming
  • Sailing

booking contacts

from 188.09 USD
website http://www.thecrane.com/
general email address info@thecrane.com
phone number 246 423 6220
fax 246 423 5343
reservations email address reservations@thecrane.com

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