The Crane Residential Resort: Still Flying High After 125 Years
With 80-degree weather and mesmerizing views overlooking one of the top-ten beaches in the world, The Crane Residential Resort is your perfect, luxurious escape from winter.
The Crane was first opened in 1887, making 2012 its 125th anniversary. The original hotel - a 19th-century mansion touted to be the first hotel in the entire Eastern Caribbean - has been restored and still hosts guests on what is now a sprawling, amenity-filled property. From fine dining to your own private pool, The Crane Residential Resort has evolved through its storied history to epitomize luxury travel in the Caribbean.
Perhaps it is in The Crane’s one-bedroom ocean view private residences where upscale touches are the most evident. Each of the rooms enjoys high ceilings, hardwood floors and antique furnishings, coupled with oversized four-poster beds carved from mahogany. As the name implies, enjoy all the comforts of home with a fully-equipped kitchen plus washer and dryer.
Luxury Link has chosen these private residences for its Rekindle the Romance package, which begins with a meet-and-greet airport pick-up and continues as you gaze upon Crane Beach from your private patio with plunge pool.
“There are many elements that combine to make the property truly luxurious; the period architecture with private swimming pools, gardens and roof terraces,” Director of Marketing Joanna Robinson said enthusiastically. “Many of our guests agree that the four poster mahogany king sized beds in every suite, marble bathrooms with whirlpool tubs, and spa showers are all winning features.”
Four exquisite on-site dining options await you including Zen, rated “No. 1 for food in Barbados” by Zagat for its inventive Thai/Japanese hybrid cuisine. L’Azure is known for its tempting range of classic Caribbean dishes, fresh seafood and panoramic ocean views. Lastly, go and relax poolside at Carriage House where guests can enjoy divine food and tropical cocktails all day long.
Robinson shared some of her favorite dishes with Luxury Link.
“For lunch, the Blue Swimmers Crab wrap served with a side of fries from The Carriage House is a splendid option. For a true fusion of international cuisine, the award-winning L’Azure restaurant offers a grilled marinated salmon over ratatouille tossed in lemon thyme oil.”
To work off those indulgent meals, enjoy time in your private pool or one of the four sparkling water features located on the property. You can even live/swim on the edge, in the infinity pool that teeters on the edge of a cliff. Jaw-dropping Crane Beach offers the best swimming on the island, surrounded and protected by a natural coral reef. Otherwise, the breathtaking views give you the chance to walk or bike around and absorb the beautiful scenery. At the end of the day, you and your loved one can kick-back, relax and enjoy a catamaran cruise, included in your Luxury Link vacation experience.
When asked to give her parting advice for guests at The Crane Residential Resort, Robinson replied: “Relaxation is spoken here and we encourage all guests to make use of the spaciousness of the rooms, and the finest amenities across the resort including a Barbadian massage like no other from Serenity Spa.”