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 3081 reviews
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    The crane hotel

    The Crane hotel is one of the best hotels I've been to in Barbados it's so close to my home but it's the best staycation a girl can ask for home away from home from its pools which are located in your room there is no need to leave

    Aug 12, 2019
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Ezra made my trip fantastic!

    The crane is a beautiful secluded resort. Loved my ocean view room! Most of the employees was so welcoming and friendly. L’Azure was night for lunch and ok for breakfast but lovely view of the beach. Ezra, the driver was exceptional! He went above and beyond to make our stay here memorable! When we encountered a problem, he helped us resolve it. When he wasn’t available, he sent a driver for us and checked on us throughout the day to ensure we continued with exceptional service. He also checked to ensure we made it home safely after a long night of partying! Staying at the crane, you definitely need to hire a driver to get around town. Ezra’s the best! He will treat you like family and make your trip more memorable! 1 (246) 234-8176

    Aug 11, 2019
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Brilliant place and service

    Although we weren't staying here, we visited for the day. Upon entry, being Hilton members, we were greeted warmly and professionally. Special mention to Marquita, Corey and Joan. We had an exceptional day, including a tour of a room by BellCaptain Bryan. We definitely would like to stay here in the future. Breakfast and service was outstanding in L'Azure restaurant, special mention to Sonja and Shelley. Thank you all.

    Aug 09, 2019
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Beautiful Resort let down by building work and garden maintenance

    The Crane is a beautiful resort in an idyllic location. The layout, like a small village, is very nice and the evening entertainment in the bar is very good albeit limited. Unfortunately, having booked through Hilton Grand Vacations we were not informed of the building work taking place at the resort.....which resulted in a large building ‘crane’ just yards from our apartment! This should never happen. While the grounds are fantastic, the private garden and pool that we rented were affected by excessive algae which could have been taken care of before our occupancy in 30 minutes with a power washer.....unfortunately this lack of attention to details which we used every day took the edge of what is a wonderful resort. Finally, HGV failed to address my issues simply passing them to the resort.....I’m not sure what they thought the manager would do with a 100Ft crane! HGV I expect better!

    Aug 09, 2019
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    I wish it was close to everything

    From July 10-17 . Beautiful property, friendly people Gorgeous views, suites are very large and clean, the beach is beautiful;However not for small kids (rough waves) The Crane isn’t near to other resorts or restaurants but the Hotel has restaurants ; our suite had a kitchen so we went to a grocery store in Emerald plaza where you can get pretty much everything you need. You will need to rent a car to stay at this resort so this was a downside , overall we had a great time .

    Aug 07, 2019
Prices per person based on double occupancy including round-trip airfare via U.S. certified air carriers and round-trip airport/hotel transfers when arriving at airport closest to destination (for exceptions see, hotel taxes and baggage handling, fuel surcharges, and all pre-collected U.S. and foreign taxes. In some instances, pricing may specifically apply to one of multiple flights on select departure days. All packages are based on the lowest hotel/air classes available at time of publication, capacity controlled, subject to availability and change without notice. Promotional pricing may only be available for a limited time. Fees may apply for carry-on and checked baggage-view Baggage Policies. Some resort fees, environmental levies and departure taxes are not included and may be payable in resort. View Frequently Asked Questions for more information. Apple Vacations is not responsible for errors or omissions. Cancellation policies apply. Bookings are subject to the Fair Trade Contract. All public charter flights are operated by ALG Vacations Corp: Allegiant Air: PC 18-231, A319-156 seats or A320-177 seats or A320-186 seats/PC 18-234, A319-156 seats or A320-186 seats; Icelandair: PC 19-077, B757-200-183 seats; Miami Air: PC 18-230, B737-800-183 seats/PC 19-085, B737-800, 180 seats/PC 19-091, B737-800-183 seats; Sunwing Airlines: PC 19-090, B737-800-189 seats; Swift Air: PC 18-229, B737-400-150 seats/PC 19-092, B737-400-150 seats; Viva Aerobus: PC 18-228, A320-180 seats/PC 18-254, A320-180 seats/PC 19-079, A320-185 seats/PC 19-094, A320-185 seats; Volaris: PC 18-233, A320-180 seats. CST2139014-20 62519