The Crane

Barbados, Caribbean

The hotel

An indulgent institution on the island of Barbados, The Crane Resort has been welcoming luxury seeking guests for more than 130 years. The first travellers came for the blush-pink sands below this cliff-edge hotel, soft under their feet and washed by frothy white Caribbean surf. Today you can reach Crane Beach in the hotel's dramatic glass elevator, tucking into Bajan bites and rum punches while you're down there. And, although you still get the grand colonial styling and refined ambience, today's travellers are also rewarded with a cliff-top pool paradise, an historic adults-only pool, luxurious spa treatments, and sophisticated global dining experiences.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Honeymoon
  • Babysitting service
  • Room Service
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Laundry Service
  • Internet Access
  • Close to Beach
  • Golf
  • Tennis
  • Restaurant

Where is it

Overlooking Crane Beach, a perfect location for those seeking tranquillity, ultra-spacious surroundings and magnificent ocean views. 20 minutes to the South Coast. Transfer time from airport: 10 minutes.

Hotel information

240 luxuriously appointed residences. All with balcony or patio, air-conditioning, cable TV/DVD player, marble bathrooms, Jacuzzi tub, robes, spa showers, fully equipped kitchenette, hairdryer, iron and board, sofa and dining area. Junior Suite Garden View with 1 king-size bed or twin beds, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

1-Bedroom Ocean View Suites feature spacious balconies with panoramic ocean views, with 1 king-size bed or twin beds, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

1-Bedroom Suite with Plunge Pool feature all above amenities plus a private 14ft plunge pool.

1-Bedroom Suite with 28ft Pool are as above but with a private 28ft infinity edge pool on the terrace.

Zen (Japanese and Thai fine dining, open for dinner), L’Azure (classic international and Caribbean delicacies, open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner), D’Onofrio’s Trattoria (Italian dining, open for dinner), The Carriage House poolside bar and grill (open for lunch), The Grove Beach Bar and Grill (open for lunch), The Village Cafe (homemade ice-cream and coffees), Bar 1887 (cocktail bar and tapas). In-room dining* and private in-room chef*.

The Sunday morning breakfast buffet features the ever-popular Caribbean gospel choir and a steel band performs during Sunday brunch. Cocktail party on Monday nights. Live nightly entertainment in Bar 1887.

Over an acre of multi-cascading pools to include a waterfall pool and an al fresco Jacuzzi spa pool. Adult-only historic pool. Spa* offering a range of beauty and massage treatments*. Fully equipped fitness centre including cardio equipment and weights, as well as yoga and zumba classes*. 2 floodlit tennis courts, Golf nearby* with preferential rates.

Crane village includes a department store, Colombian Emeralds jewellery store, photo studio and convenience store. Elevator to beach, beach service. Beach Hut providing umbrellas, sun loungers and replacement towels complimentary to all hotel guests. Complimentary WiFi access. Laundry/dry-cleaning*.

Please note: a room levy of $17.50 per bedroom, per night applies (payable locally, subject to change).

Good general access for guests who are able to walk short distances and can manage up to six steps. For more information and contact details please check out ourSpecial Assistance page

* Denotes local charge.

Please note: Virgin Holidays has a restriction on under 16s in this hotel, but it is not an adults-only resort.

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Jan 18, 2020 DrakeRiley

My stay at the Crane was lovely.The staff they're went above and beyond to make my stay and vacation one I will never ever forget. I will be back.I have been coming here every year with my friends on New Years. Jamie our housekeeper for the week was knowledgeable about things we could see and do around Barbados.She told me about Sheraton mall a… Read more
My stay at the Crane was lovely.The staff they're went above and beyond to make my stay and vacation one I will never ever forget. I will be back.I have been coming here every year with my friends on New Years. Jamie our housekeeper for the week was knowledgeable about things we could see and do around Barbados.She told me about Sheraton mall a big plus.Sylvie the mayor I call her in The Crane shops just a total celebrity there,everyone knows and loves her especially the children.And me I adore her. It not that she tries to sale you her jewelry she wants to know you and your family.She genuinely friendly you don't see that places you go.I give the Crane 10 stars. Sincerely Jainek Drake Riley Read less
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Jan 17, 2020 exeter_12 Exeter, Canada

We came with our family and a new grandchild. The Crane is. Wonderful place for family gatherings.... an active beach with boogie board waves, lots of pools for adults and kids, great restaurants and a quiet atmosphere.we especially enjoyed the open air dining at The Carriage House, and the Italian style food at D’onofrios. Best of all are the… Read more
We came with our family and a new grandchild. The Crane is. Wonderful place for family gatherings.... an active beach with boogie board waves, lots of pools for adults and kids, great restaurants and a quiet atmosphere.we especially enjoyed the open air dining at The Carriage House, and the Italian style food at D’onofrios. Best of all are the wonderful friendly staff who try so hard to make your stay memorable. As would be expected over the holiday season, the resort was busy, but still extra loungers were brought in to the beach and pools to accommodate everyone. Air conditioning not required as there is the breeze from the east, so climate friendly! Most returning guests are Canadian or British, but the recent alignment with Hilton GrandVacations seems to have brought in , to some extent , a rougher louder crowd, so there were incidents of loud shouting , radios being played at the pool, ... drowning out the beautiful constant sound of the wind and waves....beer bottles used in the pool by a few....These were addressed by management .... it only takes a few. On the whole, a lovely quiet place to refresh with family! Read less
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Jan 17, 2020 Gail81258 Warrenton, Virginia

Resort is awesome! Clean and well maintained. There are plenty of food options/restaurants (to include a small grocery store). Fresh catch was always a great meal choice. Private beach with chairs and umbrellas provided. Pools are plentiful and includes a adult only option. But the best part is the staff...everyone is extremely friendly and… Read more
Resort is awesome! Clean and well maintained. There are plenty of food options/restaurants (to include a small grocery store). Fresh catch was always a great meal choice. Private beach with chairs and umbrellas provided. Pools are plentiful and includes a adult only option. But the best part is the staff...everyone is extremely friendly and provides great customer service! We can’t wait to go back...but will stay longer! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great room & hotel!

Jan 16, 2020 Staceyonthego

I had a great time at "The Crane Resort." Steps away from the best beach on the island, lots of restaurants, and a nice boutique. Even had a room with my own pool and spa. The grounds were kept up beautifully as well and the staff were very accommodating. I also saw a monkey during my stay. I highly recommend this hotel!
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Jan 15, 2020 goaliemother Canada

Went to the beach for the day. 6 in party. Had lunch at L’Azure in the Crane Resort Inn. Beautiful restaurant. Overlooks the beach. All food items ordered were very good. Service was great and fast. Resort had a few shops.