Perched on the cliffs of the southeast coast of Barbados, The Crane Resort overlooks the pink sands and turquoise blue waters of the award-winning Crane Beach and is the personification of the idyllic vacation getaway.
As the oldest operating hotel in the Caribbean, The Crane has been part of Barbados’ tourism landscape since 1887. After undergoing a multimillion-dollar renovation a few years ago, it stands today as the perfect blend of 19th century elegance and 21st century luxury.
Handcrafted mahogany four poster king-sized beds, coral-rendered walls, plush furnishing and fully outfitted kitchens in the suites of the 252-room resort reflect decor that is steeped in classic Barbadian style with a modern flair. Sweeping vistas display breathtaking scenery and meandering walkways lead to lush gardens on the 40-acre property.
Along with the beautiful setting indoors and on the grounds, world-class amenities are another feather in this beauty’s cap. There are private pools, rooftop terraces, state-of-the-art fitness facilities, tennis courts, a spa, kids club and an attractive shopping village where you can find a bit of everything. Cafes, bars and six restaurants provide guests with a wide array of epicurean choices for your tasty pleasure. One of the most notable is the Zagat-rated Zen restaurant which serves up the best Japanese and Thai food on the island.
While all of these things make The Crane a standout on an island that has hundreds of fantastic places to stay, what makes it extra special to visitors and locals alike, is that for all its modern-day luxury it has not lost its old time Bajan charm.