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The Crane Resort in Saint Philip, Barbados

Situated on one of Barbados's best beaches and touted as the first resort to grace the Caribbean, The Crane Residential Resort is an haute and historic retreat at once. Overlooking Crane Beach, the original hotel - once a 19th-century mansion - has been restored to its original splendor. Each of the rooms enjoys high ceilings, hardwood floors and authentic antique furnishings, coupled with oversize four-poster beds carved from mahogany. Complementing the historic mansion are the newly-built Junior Suites with Garden View, featuring bay windows with cedar shutters, mini-kitchens and a furnished balcony or terrace. The Private Residences are also available and come with incredible amenities such as coral stone walls, private plunge or full-size pools, and all the privacy you can envision.

The Crane Residential Resort houses some delightful dining venues including L'Azure Restaurant, known for its tempting range of classic Caribbean dishes, fresh seafood and panoramic ocean views. Nestled at the heart of charming Crane Village D'Onofrio's is perfect for families with younger children. There is a wide choice of pizzas and pastas, as well as Old World classic dishes. The Grove Bar & Grill offers casual beachside dining in authentic Barbadian style. Enjoy the Carriage House Poolside Restaurant, a century-old stable transformed into a chatty space where guests can enjoy divine food and tropical cocktails all day long. Swim in one of four sparkling pools, including an infinity-edge design as well as another pool that teeters on the edge of a cliff. The beach, with its powdery texture and lush coconut grove, is protected by a natural coral reef and offers the best swimming on the island

Location of The Crane Resort

The Crane Resort
Crane Beach
Saint Philip, Barbados

Nearest Airport: BGI

Amenities for The Crane Resort

  • General Information
  • 252 Guest Rooms
  • Dining
  • Poolside Dining
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Private Dining
  • Bar
  • 5 Restaurants
  • Sushi Bar
  • On-Site Amenities
  • Concierge
  • Shuttle Service
  • Fitness Center
  • WiFi
  • Live Entertainment
  • Provisioning Service
  • In-Room Amenities
  • Satellite Television
  • Marble Bathrooms
  • Whirlpool Bathtubs
  • Kitchenettes
  • Activities
  • Bicycling
  • Business
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Services
  • Family
  • Cribs
  • Babysitting
  • Interests
  • Beach
  • Family
  • Food & Wine

Reviews for The Crane Resort

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TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 1 day ago

First of all for the reviewers who correctly say that the resort is remote or there is nowhere to party after 10pm , this is a family resort so if you want to party do 5 mins research and go elsewhere !! We stayed at the Crane during the February UK school half term week which is normally an expensive week to travel , after much research we booked 2 garden view junior suites (cheapest rooms available) 6 months in advance thru Booking.com at £350 ($450 ) a room , 2 months before we were due to stay I noticed that a UK travel agency (Travelbag / Hotelbeds) were selling the same rooms for £180($240) a reduction of 50 percent so I quickly rebooked at the lower price , the offer disappeared soon after and I suspect an error on their part as these prices were never repeated anywhere else , happy days . Even though we had the standard garden view rooms they were superb , large , well furnished with dark furniture , massive bathroom , huge bath , great shower , we were situated in block 8 on third floor which was very central to the restaurants /reception and one of the rooms (841B) had a decent sea view across the village area from the balcony which was furnished with 2 enormous sun loungers which were far too large for the space , a table and a couple of chairs would have been a much better option , lifts to the third floor were a bit slow and clunky . All the Restaurants were good , Breakfast overlooking the beach was also good (possibly limited for some tastes) the Italian restaurant (lamb tuscan/linguini best meal of the holiday) excellent (slow service but what’s the rush??) , my daughter enjoyed Zen , both the Carrage house and Beach bar did a decent casual lunch , Bar 1887 had very good live music which stopped at 10pm every night. The Village shop carried essentials and the ice cream parlour was well used . As we travelled with an infant we used the large lagoon pool each day (it did not look dirty to me) however the sunbeds were not good , the hotel was opened in 1887 and I suspect that’s when the sunbeds were purchased , heavy wrought iron with blue cushions which were dirty , dusty and did not appear to be ever cleaned during our visit . It is beyond me why a 5 star upmarket resort (selling expensive apartments/timeshares) lets itsself down like this , please purchase some new sunbeds !!! . All staff were friendly (breakfast staff in l’azure maybe a bit reserved) , I find if you are friendly to people they are mostly friendly in return (note to some reviewers) . We had a couple of minor issues which were quickly resolved to our satisfaction by the delightful reception staff and the on call manager (thanks Mel ) , including the free use of a 2 bedroom sea view apartment with plunge pool on our last day after check out . We are not really beach people however I will give an opinion , while it is spectacular (great photos) to look at from the cliff top it was not over long or deep and while you can’t blame the hotel the sea weed is a constant problem . So overall highly recommended if you want a quiet relaxing holiday in a large 5 star resort , you don’t need to leave if you don’t want to , the resort covers everything .

mick48dc - London, United Kingdom


TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 1 day ago

I celebrated my 65th birthday at the Crane for 9 wonderful days with my lovely daughter. Thank you daughter for another unforgettable gift. Errol, the Bellman, set the tone from the beginning of our vacation. His welcoming smile, charisma and his hospitality were infectious. (I'll get back to him later). Valerie our room attendant was very attentive to our needs and was very gracious even when we mistakenly forgot to close the window during a morning 20min rain. Thank you Cedric for accommodating our 16 guests at the Gospel Brunch in celebration of my Birthday and for making us laugh, along with Karissa, at another one of the Crane's great restaurants, The Carriage House Bar & Grill. We ordered room service (breakfast) twice and it was very good both times. Thank you Cuthbert. We also dined at the Zen Restaurant, wonderful. Our room was unbelievably beautiful and we took full advantage of our private pool on a daily basis. We had a full kitchen but this was not a vacation for cooking, it was a vacation of luxury, no worries, care free and the Crane fit the bill. We enjoyed the beautiful grounds at the Crane with our many walks around the property trying to identify the various plants and flowers. Just beautiful, our mini forest!!! We enjoyed the Spa and was presented with a delicious birthday cake at the end of my first treatment. The nightly music at the Lounge was just right to top off the day with friends and drinks of course! Back to Errol. The day before we left, we asked Errol if he has newspaper for us to wrap our frozen fish for our trip back to NY. He said he will see what he can do. The next day, prior to the start of his shift, Errol ran our bell with enough newspaper for our needs. That is Hospitality. "Real Bajan Hospitality" Did we have a good time at the Crane? Noooo. We had GGRREEAATT time. Thanks to all at the Crane. I will definitely be back.

Sg3334 - New York City, New York


TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 1 day ago

This is the creme de la creme of all hotel resorts. Without question! Everything is meticulously and perfectly designed from the accommodation and restaurants, to the swimming pools and landscaped gardens... they really have thought of everything here. What makes this place even more magical are the stories of how the resort originally started out as an 18 room hotel for the traders visiting the island in 1887 - which is now the name of the resort bar - with the historic hotel still in use today. The restaurants deserve a particular mention as the food is exquisite with a number of different restaurants to choose between, some are a little on the expensive side but you get what you pay for. A particular highlight for the children was the supervised children’s club facility... somewhere they actually wanted to go to with lots of art based activities and a games console... and the cafe which sold the most amazing cakes and ice creams. The only negative whilst we were here was the unexpected (and unprecedented) amount of seaweed which had been washed up on the beach from the recent storms in the Atlantic Ocean, but to be fair the hotel were doing everything they could to deal with this. Here’s hoping we get to return here again.

Matt M


TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 2 days ago

This is my second visit to The Crane and i am just as much in love with it now as I was two years ago. The resort itself is beautiful and the beach is stunning. The staff also make this resort special. Beach - very well looked after. The waves are huge, very good for body boarding, you can buy the boards in one of the resort’s shops. There is also a lovely place called The Grove for you to have lunch. Would highly recommend. The Bar - happy hour from 5:30-6:30. Staff again are great and they do really nice tapas food. Try the rum chicken wings! Rooms - we’ve stayed in a room that has a pool and holds up to 10 people, this includes two main en suite rooms, which have pull out beds and a there is a pull out bed in the living area. The rooms are spacious and clean, with a kitchen. A great place and well worth staying here Thank you Crane.

emilyhawker - Brentwood, United Kingdom


TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 3 days ago

Overall, I will begin with the fact that the inconsistancy in this establishment goes beyond comprehension - from checkin where you hardly get a map to the property or any information on the restaurants or breakfast or ANYTHING at all to the cash registers that never seem to work at the stores, the SUPER S-L-O-W service at the restaurants for lunch or the fact that there are no restaurants open for lunch other than the beach bar or the carriage house, or that the only option for breakfast is a 30-35$ USD breakfast buffet that is horrible and way over priced! The list can go on. I think what has made me so annoyed is after the concierge booked us an awesome turtle swim trip she neglected to tell us that we would be on a 2-hour bus ride to the site and on a 1-hour bus ride back - all this for a 3-hour turtle swim! OMG then we get back to our room at 4:30 hungry and tired and our room wasn't even cleaned. Housekeeping was just getting there! If the girl who had booked the trip had told us this we would have avoided the 3-hour bus ride and taken the 20-minute taxi ride. Which brings me another point, this property is so far from EVERYTHING on this island that you have to drive to anything fun because this resort as absolutely NOTHING to do. The beach is totally disgusting with tons of seaweed and the pools while beautiful are so cold you can't get into them. Honestly, I can go on, but it is just not worth it. If you want to save some money and have a bit more fun stay somewhere closer to a nicer beach and more restaurants and shops.

Gloria T - Elmsford, New York


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