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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.

tripadvisor Traveler Reviews
  • Jaxkrammy :
Stay There for The Most Exclusive Experience

Excellent resort and I would def. recommend to others. The check-in process was fairly smooth but we were left in the lobby for a while before someone told us what to do next. Rooms in need of a little refurbishment, several things don't work and are out of date. Recurrent troubles with the HVAC system, thermostat very sensitive clicking on and off constantly in the master. Blinds on windows don't work well. Ceiling fan no speed adjustment that I could find. Beds not v. comfortable. But a beautiful and solid room, with lots of space and a great value. We had Two huge bedroom/bathroom ensuites, with a kitchenette, and a full kitchen/living/dining and another full bath. Amazing space for just the 4 of us EXCELLENT value for a family stay.The Grove bar under the palm trees, hidden under a cliff, with green monkeys running around - was wonderful and lunch was excellent, an idyllic setting. Def. have the “fish cutter”. Did not appreciate the 'locals' selling coconut drinks on the beach aggressively. Great facilities at beach – lots of loungers. Beach water 79 and perfect wave action. Water in pools was cloudy and cold, and there was no hot tub. Restaurants excellent food, and value. Service very slow overall, but Americans never like to wait for anything and that's our problem. The coffee shop was chronically understaffed, one poor girl in there doing everything, and the orders were complicated and took a long time. V. Frustrating as every visit was for one simple cup of coffee and a scone, and it literally was always a 15 min wait because the person in front of me ordered some goofy coffee that took 5 minutes to make on the machine. The Caribbean barbeque on Tuesday night was SO nice. Delicious. Manager let us in without reservation, after speaking with him directly, because the concierge told us that it was booked up and we couldn't go. I'm so glad he was kind enough to let us experience that; it was a beautiful final evening. Staff pleasant friendly and helpful, always. I really appreciated the general store for a quick yogurt in the a.m. The General Store is priced fairly and has much of what you might like during the stay, but could be even more well-stocked and more attractive to provide more in-room food choices for guests, and generate more revenue for the resort. Beautiful setting for a beautiful resort, we would definitely come back, we enjoyed it tremendously and felt it was a good value with all the amenities we wanted. We basically only left the resort to scuba dive. The Hilton may be the only other amazing property on the island, but guests there were complaining about the on-property prices ($75/pp US for dinner every night).

  • John U : Indio, California
Wonderfull People at the Crane

We had a fabulous room at the Crane. Our housekeeper Julia was the very best! Rum punch on check in was fabulous. The hotel, grounds and people were all wonderful. The food was average but good. However, I am sorry to say we would not stay at the Crane again. It is to secluded and 30-45 minutes away from all the good restaurants or shopping. We would stay on the west or south coast because there is so much more happening. Cabs are very expensive so we rented a car. We felt we spent the whole week driving in a car. If you want to go just sit and relax and never leave and explore the island then it is a wonderful place for you. The ocean is rough on the east side of the island so if you want calm water to swim you need to go to the south or west coast. It is a beautiful spot but not for us because to secluded.

  • Ilona M :

Room service is non existent, we ordered food and we have been told 45 min, hour and a half later food still not here, when we called we've been simply told it's coming shortly. We waited for our room till 5pm even though rooms are to be ready by 3pm, if you don't have reservation at restaurant forget getting a good seat even if they have them available you will get the worst one. For being such an upscale resort they have lots to do on customer service

  • jfitzp1741 : atlanta, ga

My husband and I just returned from our first trip to Barbados. Though we usually stay in small boutique hotels, I chose the Crane for its remote location. It was the perfect choice. The beach, rooms and grounds are amazing. (I know some have complained about the mold on some buildings etc. Remember they have sun, salt, water, and wind working against them. Maintenance was busy every day painting/washing.) All staff were friendly and eager to please. Housekeeping was excellent. We were oceanfront in building 9 and had no need for AC. Ocean breezes were fantastic. I would stay here relaxing.

  • caogrady9 : Sandy Hook, Connecticut

We have traveled with family to The Crane resort several times and would not go anywhere else. From the Rum Punch when you check-in, the courteous staff, beautiful grounds, spacious rooms, the amenities are amazing. Wonderful selection of restaurants. Lovely coffee shop with the best banana bread, a perfect way to start your day. Delicious food and drinks on the beach at the Grill, delivered by wonderful staff. Every time we have come over the years, they have found someway to make it better, which I thought was impossible. From the ice water at the pools to the bathroom on the beach, one of the best beaches in the world! You won't be disappointed and will return, like we do!

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.