The Crane ~ St Philip

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About the Resort

Set on one of the world’s finest beaches, The Crane Resort was founded as Barbados’ first resort in 1887 and has always attracted a special kind of person to its extraordinary expanse of sand, spectacular vistas and unspoiled coast. A place of stunning beauty, The Crane is the perfect choice for couples, families and weddings.



Caribbean islands are known for the sea, sun and sand, but what Barbados offers, goes way beyond the physical – it is an experience that touches the heart and soul. Barbados is an island filled with friendly smiles, pulsating rhythmic vibes, contrasting coasts and of course, world-famous rums.

Crane Beach

Pink, powder-soft sand graces your feet, a lush coconut grove sways in the tropical breeze and a golden Caribbean sun helps to make this the ultimate paradise for individuals, families and couples.

And then, there is the swimming – accessible by a staircase or a glass-front beach elevator (the only one of its kind in the Eastern Caribbean) and protected by a natural coral reef, Crane Beach boasts one of the best swimming venues on the island of Barbados.


Amenities & Services

As the oldest continuously operating hotel in the Caribbean, The Crane Resort has honed the hospitality expected by today’s most discerning traveller for more than a century. Seamlessly marrying the old-world charm of its past with 21st century conveniences,

The Crane Resort offers an impressive array of world-class amenities and services including spectacular cascading pools, wellness and fitness facilities, a Kids Club and exceptional restaurants including Zen, Zagat-rated #1 for food in Barbados.


Adult-only Historic Pool
Built in the 1970’s, the adult-only Historic Pool sets the tone for ultimate relaxation, tranquility, and natural beauty. Framed by a row of classic Doric columns, and built right on the cliff’s edge, this pool offers the most spectacular view of Crane Beach, 50 feet below.

Cliff Pool Complex
The Crane’s 1.5 acre cascading pool complex consists of a children’s wading pool, a waterfall pool, and an alfresco Jacuzzi spa pool – all positioned against a beautiful backdrop of the Atlantic Ocean.



The Crane Resort sets the ultimate standard in luxury oceanfront accommodation, featuring ultra-spacious suites designed to rival the majestic views – often referred to as “the most beautiful on earth.” From grand colonial-style suites featuring lush gardens, private pools and rooftop terraces, to spacious contemporary suites offering sweeping views and luxurious finishes, no detail has been spared.

Garden View
Junior Suite
Discover the elegance of this 739 sq. ft. Junior Suite featuring a bay window breakfast nook, a spacious balcony with a lush garden view, and an ultra-spacious master bathroom with Jacuzzi bath and double vanity.


Ocean View
One Bedroom Suite
Enjoy spectacular ocean views from this 1,176 sq. ft. One Bedroom Suite. This suite offers a grand master bedroom with an artisan-crafted mahogany king bed; over-sized plush sofas, a fully-equipped granite kitchen and an ultra-spacious master bathroom, complete with a Jacuzzi bath and double vanity.

One Bedroom Suite with Plunge Pool
Rejuvenate in a 1,607 sq. ft. One Bedroom Suite with Plunge Pool. This suite offers an expansive patio complete with a unique tower pool, a grand master bedroom with an artisan-crafted mahogany king bed, over-sized plush sofas, fully-equipped granite kitchen and an ultra-spacious master bathroom, complete with a Jacuzzi bath and double vanity.

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Serenity Spa

Serenity Spa provides an all-encompassing spa care experience that relaxes, refreshes and renews in a serene, comfortable and welcoming environment. Located within the Historic Hotel at The Crane, the spa is complimented by well trained, genuine, friendly spa professionals and a wide range of Caribbean influenced treatments. 



Zagat rated Barbados’ No. 1 for Food, Zen offers authentic Japanese and Thai delicacies in a magnificent setting on Barbados’ southeast coast. Zen’s sophisticated, Asian-inspired architecture and interior decor complement its dramatic setting, complete with an all-glass frontage offering spectacular views of Crane Beach.

Famous for its fresh seafood and panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean and Crane Beach, L’Azure Restaurant serves up a tempting range of classic international and Caribbean delicacies. From soup to seafood and mouth-watering desserts, L’Azure maintains its long-held reputation for elegant dining. The atmosphere offers elegance and beauty to patrons sitting inside or on the balcony.


D’Onofrio’s Trattoria
Nestled at the heart of the charming Crane Village, D’Onofrio’s serves up the finest authentic Southern Italian fare. Classic dishes are inspired by the simple flavours and Old World traditions of Italy, but done to modern standards of taste and excellence.

The Carriage House
The Carriage House was once the official stable of the historic “Crane Beach Hotel” over 100 years ago. It has recently been transformed into a modern poolside bar and grill, serving up a variety of light grilled items and tropical cocktails in or out of the shade. This location offers breathtaking panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean.

The Grove Beach Bar & Grill
Nestled within the coconut grove of the spectacular Crane Beach, this popular spot among guests offers an authentic casual Barbadian dining experience. A stone’s throw away from one’s lounge chair awaits signature burgers, koftas, barbecued chicken and other beachside favorites.


The Village Cafe

A celebration of all things sweet, The Village Cafe is a treat for the young and the young-at-heart alike offering ice cream, specialty coffees, homemade pastries, milkshakes and smoothies. Indulge in sinful treats (all made at The Crane), while absorbing the atmosphere of The Crane Village.

Bar 1887
Located in The Crane Village, Bar 1887 is the signature cocktail bar of the resort. With its wraparound verandahs, ceiling fans, comfortable furniture, it is the first stop for most arriving guests. Our mixologists serve classic and signature cocktails, including the infamous Crane Rum Punch. Enjoy light tapas-style snacks in the evenings, along with live Jazz entertainment nightly. 

Weddings & Honeymoons

Here are a just a few of the reasons to consider The Crane for your wedding:

  • Location, location, location: the resort sits on 40 acres overlooking one of the “Top Ten Beaches in the World,” which makes for beautiful wedding memories… and photography.
  • It’s easy to get married here!  The country’s legal requirements make it straightforward to get married in Barbados and The Crane offers you a hassle-free resort wedding.
  • It’s a “weddingmoon”… enjoy both your wedding and honeymoon in a lovely destination and an affordably luxurious resort.

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