Hotel Overview

Blush-pink sand and turquoise water give The Crane Resort a special place in the Caribbean. This lovely historic retreat is located in Barbados, about five miles northeast of Grantley Adams International Airport.

Cherished for its casual luxury and warm hospitality, this splendid beach is protected by a natural coral reef just offshore, and touted as the first resort ever to grace the Caribbean. Glide through crystal waters in one of four sparkling pools, including an infinity-edge design, and an even more unusual version that teeters on the edge of a cliff. Guests will enjoy six swimming pools, two tennis courts, four restaurants, two bars, and a colorful shopping village. Lush coconut groves linger on this gorgeous tropical landscape dusted in rosy sand, boasting cascading pools and the best swimming on the island.

Housing a trio of fantastic dining venues, the hotel retains some of the most delicious menu items in the Caribbean. Dine at L'Azure Restaurant for a tempting range of classic island dinners, fresh seafood and ocean-view seating. Thai and Japanese cuisine unite at Zen Restaurant, offering a succulent sushi bar, private dining options and soothing Tatami, rice-straw crafted rooms.

Kids ages 4-12 will love the Calypso Kids Club. Located within the Crane Village, children will take part in a variety of fun-filled activities such as arts and crafts, movies, magic, and more. Babysitting services are also available.

Enjoy high-ceiling rooms, hardwood floors, and authentic antique furnishings. Relax on enormous four-poster beds carved from mahogany, or for even more luxurious accommodation, spend a night in a magnificent Penthouse Villa, with floor-to-ceiling louvered doors, stone floors, a gourmet kitchen, and extraordinary views of the island. Private Residences are also available, equipped with opulent amenities such as coral stone walls, private plunge pools and all the privacy you can envision.


Barbados - Beach
Bridgetown, Barbados Grantley Adams International (BGI) : 15 miles

Property Information

Year Built: 1700
Floors: 5
Total rooms: 202


Hotel Details

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Hotel Advisories

Advisory Important Notice The wearing of camouflage and/or military apparel is illegal in Barbados. Clothing of this nature will confiscated and persons will be charged accordingly.
Advisory A mandatory Government – imposed fee is charged and collected by the hotel either at check-in or check-out. A minimum mandatory Government-imposed fee of $9.65 per room, per night. Mandatory Government-imposed fees may not include tax and are subject to change. The hotel can provide current fee when you check-in.

General Policies & Fine Print

Check In: 4:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM
Minimum Check-In Age: 18
General Policies:

Check-in Policy - Hotel requires a credit/debit card authorization or cash deposit upon check-in for incidentals; this will place a hold on your funds.

Convention Policy - Individuals attending a convention cannot book this property for their stay. If found attending a convention, guests may be subject to higher room rates upon arrival.

Hotel Spring Break Policy - This hotel cannot guarantee a spring-break-free environment.

Transfer Policy - A price may display when children stay free, if your vacation includes transfer to your hotel.

General Information - Room taxes are included in vacation price.  Minimum night stay restrictions may apply.  Reservation changes may not be permitted unless authorized by the hotel.

Pet Policy Pets Not Allowed

Customer Ratings & Reviews

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

4.5 star tripadvisor rating Based on 3021 reviews
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Surprising features and location

    Overnight stay as intransit. Big complex, several pool areas, separated with signposts, and definitely not boutique, in countryside about 20 minutes from the airport. Not on the island's more busy Caribbean side, and as it's on the Atlantic side, expect winds and stunning views. Room was new, and although a/c didn't work properly, front desk security provided fan, and open windows let in fresh air. Restaurant food wasn't great at breakfast and could use an upgrade. Great front desk and security who gave history of the hotel as it blends old and new. Would stay again for stopover/short stay.

    May 31, 2019
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Surprise birthday night

    We had a night there for a special birthday for my husband and two boys. Stunning apartment with roof top pool. Which was a lovely upgrade from the hotel. Beautiful surroundings.the draw back was the breakfast in the Italian restaurant I thought I would have had a bit better service and food just 100% being such a 5 star place x I did feel a bit of a let down x

    May 30, 2019
  • 1.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Very dissapointing so far..tired old rooms and beach is covered in grime. Food in italian restaurant was canteen level.

    Arrived yesterday..staff very friendly and keen t help . Taken to our 2 x Deluxe one bedroom rooftop apartment with pool (3621 and 3622). No views apart from overlooking some grass..lots of building work. Apartments are very spacious but look like they were decorated 20 years ago..v old appliances that are dirty.Windows filthy..this is at best 3 star. The crane cant do anything about the beach but it is unusable as there is so much seaweed/grime washed up and it looks NOTHING like it does in the pictures. The restaurant we wet to yesterday was the Italian and was at best dreadful. Pasta was tasteless and just awful' Pizzas were from packs..v low standard of food and extremely expensive for what it was.. Very dissapointed with holiday so far and may have to leave to find a better beach and resort..Totally misleading in saying this is a luxury resort.If we could go home tomorrow we would...Gym is OK at least but I didnt pay all this money for a gym only. Everything could do with a total rennovation.

    May 30, 2019
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Great stay

    Sheryl at the front desk was an absolute sweetheart. We cannot thank her enough for the great customer service. It made our trip unforgettable! Also, the food was some of the best on the island. We will always recommend Zen as our top place to eat!

    May 29, 2019
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Great getaway experience!

    The Crane was more than I expected! great rooms with plunge pools and Jacuzzi tubs. Totally enjoyed the stay and would refer to friends. I do wish they would have double beds instead of the king in the plunge rooms but overall a great experience. Food was ok but the drinks were better! Stunning views and great customer service. My sister loved her birthday getaway!

    May 29, 2019
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