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. 2 floodlit tennis courts, fully equipped fitness centre including cardio equipment and weights, spa* offering a range of beauty and massage treatments* as well as yoga and zumba classes*. 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*.

This hotel has a Tourism Levy fee of $17.50 per room, per day (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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Image of the Tripadvisor rating It's OK but its a huge resort...

May 19, 2019 Rodrigo F Madison, Wisconsin, United States

Your typical british/american resort heaven. You have the feeling that you are in a mall. Service is nice and rooms are spacious. OK for one-two nights but not more. Beach is really nice. Setting is nice with nice gardens and although is very big is spacious enough that it doesn't feel crowded. The adult only pool is nice (minus the kitsch… Read more
Your typical british/american resort heaven. You have the feeling that you are in a mall. Service is nice and rooms are spacious. OK for one-two nights but not more. Beach is really nice. Setting is nice with nice gardens and although is very big is spacious enough that it doesn't feel crowded. The adult only pool is nice (minus the kitsch columns) and the SPA is good. ZEN restaurant is good but very expensive. Instead head to Azur to eat. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Something For Everyone at The Crane Resort

May 16, 2019 charliewmemphis Memphis, Tennessee

The Crane Resort is the best destination for a relaxing and rejuvenating get-away. Old-world charm is abundant throughout The Crane Resort and mixes perfectly with the modern conveniences travelers can expect to find incorporated throughout!
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Ezra offers private tours!

May 16, 2019 SavIs S

The crane is a great place to stay in Barbados! It’s a little far away from most places but has taxi service seconds away! One of our first taxis we took we had a driver named Ezra. Ezra took us on a (5hr) private tour around the island. It was so nice not having a big group and getting to see local gems (like a fisherman feeding turtles)! We had… Read more
The crane is a great place to stay in Barbados! It’s a little far away from most places but has taxi service seconds away! One of our first taxis we took we had a driver named Ezra. Ezra took us on a (5hr) private tour around the island. It was so nice not having a big group and getting to see local gems (like a fisherman feeding turtles)! We had such a great time! Definitely recommend! Thanks again! Can’t wait to book our next trip there! Read less
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May 15, 2019 Hoppie1987

We have always thought about having the opportunity to experience the Crane ... the wait was more than worth it. It is a beautiful property and has a staff to match!! We were treated like family from the time we arrived until we left 8 days later. The views from the room were spectacular and a great place to spend the morning enjoying the… Read more
We have always thought about having the opportunity to experience the Crane ... the wait was more than worth it. It is a beautiful property and has a staff to match!! We were treated like family from the time we arrived until we left 8 days later. The views from the room were spectacular and a great place to spend the morning enjoying the sound of the waves and the cool breeze off the Atlantic. The room itself was gorgeous and we utilized the kitchen as much as possible to make some meals. It would have been nice to have access to a bbq grill as well. The beach lived up to it's top 10 ranking. The pools were perfect spots to spend lounging time while our son spent quality water time! We had a rental car and explored many parts of the island. Everything is relatively close and allows some great time exploring. We are looking forward to our next visit to this oasis :) Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Fabulous Personal Tour

May 13, 2019 James G

We enjoyed a fabulous tour of Barbados by Ezra Quintyne CEO of EZB Tours. A Subject Matter Expert on the Barbados culture, cuisine, and history. He provided the extra touch that we will cherish forever! Highly recommended for true Bajan experience!