Barbados Hotels

The Crane


  • Enchanting view
  • Lovely beach
  • Fabulous suites
  • Great restaurants


  • Remote location
  • Rental car recommended
  • Villas are considerably more expensive and more modern than historic hotel rooms

Published 01/13/2017

Fodor's Review

Hugging a seaside bluff on the southeast coast, The Crane incorporates the island's oldest hotel in continuous operation; the original coral-stone hotel building (1887) is the centerpiece of a luxurious, 40-acre villa complex. The property encompasses private residences, numerous pools, restaurants, bars, even a little village. The historic hotel rooms and suites are decorated with original antiques; corner suites have walls of windows and wraparound patios or balconies with panoramic views of the sea. The upscale private residences in a half-dozen modern high-rise buildings and three lower-profile buildings in a park setting are spacious, individually owned condos with hardwood floors, hand-carved four-poster beds, multiple bathrooms with spa showers, fully equipped kitchens, and private plunge pools; some have rooftop terraces. The huge pool complex closer to the villas includes a spa pool, built in a cliff-top ruin with a 360-degree view, and a half-dozen connecting pools and other water features. Reef-protected Crane Beach is 98 steps (or a glass-walled elevator ride) down the cliff. You'll need to rent a car if you expect to spend much time away from the resort grounds. The minimum stay is seven nights in high season, three nights the rest of the year.

Hotel Information


Crane, St. Philip, Barbados


246-423–6220; 866-978–5942-in U.S.


Hotel Details:

  • 4 rooms, 14 suites, 412 villas
  • Rate includes: No meals

Published 01/13/2017

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