The Crane Residential Resort

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Set on the world-famous Crane Beach, the Crane Resort and Residences is the Caribbean's first resort hotel. Built in 1887 and fully restored and expanded in the 20th century, this truly unique property combines elegance, old-world charm and incredible natural beauty with a romantic sense of seclusion.
Location: Crane Beach, approximately six minutes drive east of the Grantley Adams International Airport, on the South Eastern coast of Barbados.

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  • amabajan : Wellington, Florida
Vacation within vacation!

The Crane is one of our favorite hotel locations and we always spend a few days here out of our annual Barbados vacation. We love the beach and pools and the restaurants and rooms are great too. It's a family oriented hotel in a quieter part of Barbados. As Barbados is a fairly small island, you aren't really ever very far away from anything. The staff are all very friendly and we especially enjoy being greeted by Errol, year after year. We recommend The Crane without reservation and look forward to our visit next year.

  • BxGurl_NJ : Montclair, New Jersey

This place was absolutely beautiful. Waking up and looking at the fish and ducks every day was like living in paradise. The staff is very accommodating, the grounds immaculate, and the mojitos are delicious! Will definitely go back.

  • Farah K :
Total disappointment

This is my second time at the Crane Resort and it will be my last. Totally disappointed with everything. We had to go without hot water for 3 days. Kept calling reception and maintenance, all of whom never called to give a feedback. After numerous calls to them they eventually said it was fixed but it wasn't. The air conditioning kept cutting out. We usually made coffee in the room before we head out, we only got cream one time. Went to the pool one morning around 10am, no towels available and they didn't know how long it'll be before clean towels were available. Visited the little cafe that sells ice cream, the cashier couldn't figure out the exchange rate. We were paying in USD and she couldn't convert it, kept saying the USD is the same as barbados dollars. Had to take out my calculator and she still wasn't getting it and had a major attitude. I got so frustrated and annoyed I left my extra change with them. It seems like a manager is never on duty to address these issues as we asked numerous times to speak to one. All in all had a horrible stay here and wouldn't be staying here again and wouldn't recommend anyone stay here.

  • chickenpie57 : Carlisle, United Kingdom
Poor maintenance

I have just had a 2 week holiday at the Crane in Barbados . The place looks superb but it is seriously lacking in maintenance . We had to move apartments 3 times . The first had broken bathroom window fittings and several handles snapped off elsewhere on furniture etc . The second apartment had 2 floods through the bathroom ceiling . We stayed in it after the first flood but the second was very heavy from the kitchen above and we had to move yet again . Im very disappointed with what is a very expensive resort

  • JAMAICALUVRS : Michigan
Beautiful Resort!

We booked a one bedroom with plunge pool via VRBO. Our flight was very delayed but after collecting our car, we made it to the resort around 7pm! we were welcomed with warm smiles and rum punches! we got through the check in process very quickly! our room had beautiful views on the ocean! everything was great and very comfortable! The internet worked good also! During the day, we kept the windows and doorwall open and had wonderful breezes and only used the air conditioning at night time. The air worked fine, in fact it was almost too cold!! we never experienced any issues with not having hot water... the only thing that I will warn you about is that if you leave the windows and doorwall open, the small birds love to fly into the room and steal the creamer packets! we finally put the basket up in a cupboard...The grounds were beautiful, there were always workers taking care of the grounds! we ate at the Italian restaurant our first night for dinner and it was good. We also had a couple of breakfasts at the L'Azure, which were also good. We took advantage of having a full kitchen, to make most of our meals there.I highly recommend renting a car! we rented from Stoutes Car Rental and they were awesome to work with! we had no problems at all...we even got a 10% discount because we were renting from an owner at the Crane.We explored much of the island, making stops at the Wildlife Reserve (loved seeing the Monkey's with their babies!); walked the boardwalk in Hastings; had lunch in Bathsheba; stopped at Oistins and walked the pier and saw the sea turtles; we did a sunset snorkel cruise with Calabaza, which they were fantastic...highly recommend!! we visited the Earthworks Pottery place, they love to have you come watch them work and see the things that they are making! We also went to the Concorde Museum on our last day, before heading to the airport...The Barbadians are very warm and friendly people! we had a great time exploring the island...I would very much recommend visiting Barbados and staying at the Crane!

Vacations packages include round-trip flights, accommodations, round-trip transfers (unless outlined below) to and from the hotel, and tourist cards (if required, unless outlined below).

If selecting an all-inclusive resort option, the package will also include the all-inclusive features as outlined by each resort.

Items not included:

  • Travel insurance (mandatory if traveling to Cuba)
  • Tourist cards ($10USD)if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing Airlines
  • Departure taxes ($20USD) if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing or Signarture Vacations
  • Hotel transfers for packages with WestJet to USA (with exception to Honolulu)
  • Hotel transfers for packages to Europe
  • Items of a personal nature

Optional All Inclusive plan:
  • Breakfast at L'Azure
  • Lunch at L'Azure, Carriage House or D'Onofrio's.
  • Dinner at L'Azure or D'Onofrio's
  • Desserts at The Village Cafe.
  • Non-alcoholic beverages, spirits, tropical cocktails, premium alcohol and wines by the glass at Bar 1887 or whilst dining.
  • 232 Rooms
  • 5 restaurants:
  • Zen - Japanese fine dining
  • L'Azure Restaurant - Offers fresh seafood and panoramic ocean views
  • D'Onofrios Trattoria - Italian eatery offering delicious pastas and pizzas
  • The Carriage House - Casual poolside bar and grill
  • The Village Cafe - Serving homemade gelato, ice cream bars, specialty coffees, crepes, waffles and other pastries
  • Bar
  • 5 pools
  • Tennis courts
  • Gym
  • Spa (fee)
  • Car rental desk
  • Room service - 8:00am to 8:30 pm
  • Internet
Junior garden view suite includes:
  • Balcony or terrace with 2 chairs, table
  • 1 king-size bed
  • 1 full bathroom , including whirlpool
  • Telephone
  • Air conditioning
  • Cable television and VCR
  • Hairdryer
  • Clock radio
  • Mini kitchen with small fridge
  • In-room safe
  • Internet access
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Washer and Dryer
  • Maximum occupancy of 2
More room classes are available. Please inquire.
Wedding and Honeymoon - Packages available. 

Golf Bonus - Special rates available at the Barbados Golf Club.

Early Booking Bonus - This hotel may offer early booking bonuses at certain times of the year. If early booking bonuses apply to your vacation, prices shown online have already been adjusted accordingly. Please inquire for complete details.

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The Crane Resort
Crane Beach Bridgetown, BB18079 Barbados

Some restaurants may be open for certain meals only and limited visits may apply. Reservations required and dress code in effect for a la carte restaurants. Time restrictions may apply for water sports.

Child pricing may only be available with select tour operators and valid for select dates and durations. Child pricing rules are subject to change without notice. Please contact one of our vacation specialists if you require assistance with child pricing.

Photo identification and/or credit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges.

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy. Rollaway beds and cribs (infant beds) may be available and should be requested at the time of booking; fees may apply.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in. Special requests cannot be guaranteed and may incur additional charges upon check-in to fulfil.

Hotels do not condone unruly behavior, parties in rooms, excessive noise or any other actions that violate the hotels terms of use. Guests may be removed from the property at their own expense in the event of any disturbance or complaint from other guests or hotel staff. cannot be held responsible for any guests who may be removed from the hotel due to a violation of rules. makes every effort to ensure that the information on this page is accurate, however, all information on this page is subject to change without notice. is not responsible for any changes, errors or omissions that may occur.