The Crane

Official Rating

‘Crane Beach, Family Friendly’

Nestled on Barbados’ famous Crane Beach, The Crane is a Caribbean jewel which was first opened in 1887. This unique property combines old-world charm, with an incredible sense of natural beauty, which is reflected in the accommodation options that suit many needs, from cliff-top private pools and rooftop terraces to the simple pleasures of a cosy bed and spectacular views. The Crane is perfect for couples and families, with a great variety of dining options that includes Thai, Japanese, Italian and Caribbean along with a kids’ club. Get away from the rush and relax and invigorate in the spa, take up tennis or go boogie boarding and crash amongst the crystalline waters of the beautiful sea.

In Our Opinion

‘This resort has a beach by day, fine dine by night attitude and it works so well. Yet there is also much to do for families, including a bustling nightlife and a host of family-friendly entertainment.'

Zen is a cultured restaurant that serves delicious Japanese and Thai delicacies. The Asian inspired architecture within unlocks a unique ambiance that resonates with the interior décor. The centrepiece of this restaurant is the 12 person sushi bar that overlooks the sea. Open for dinner from 18:00 – 22:00.
Rated number one for the best décor in Barbados in 2009, L’Azure is famous for its fresh seafood and panoramic sea views. The restaurant is notorious for its unique sense of elegant dining. Open for breakfast 07:30 – 11:00, lunch 12:00 – 15:00, afternoon tea 15:00 – 18:00 and dinner 18:30 – 22:00.
D'Onofrio's Trattoria
Offering a palette of authentic Italian cuisine, D’Onofrio’s Trattoria combines simple flavours with an elegant backdrop. Choose from a selection of pizza or pasta. Dinner is served 18:00 – 21:00.
The Carriage House
The Carriage House was original the stable of the 100 year old Crane Beach Hotel. Now, however, it has been turned in to a poolside bar and grill. Open daily for drinks 10:00 – 18:00 and lunch 12:00 – 17:00.
The Grove Bar And Grill
A popular place among guests, The Grove Bar And Grill is an authentic casual Barbadian dining experience. Take a seat on the nearby lounge chairs and enjoy signature burgers, koftas and barbecues chicken.
Bar 1887
A smooth, stylish cocktail bar, Bar 1887 is located at the start of Crane Village and features cosy furniture, signature cocktails and delicious beer and rum. Open for drinks 12:00 – midnight.
The Village Cafe

Serving a sweet collection of ice creams, homemade pastries, milkshakes and smoothies.


  • Crane beach
  • Five outdoor pools
  • Jacuzzi spa pool
  • Serenity spa
  • Fitness centre
  • Two floodlit tennis courts
  • Weekly zumba and yoga sessions
  • Catamaran sailing cruises
  • Water sports
  • Kids’ Club
  • Beach services
  • Tours and excursions

Crane Village

Overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and inspired by Barbadian design, the Crane Village welcomes guests to enjoy shopping, dining and leisure without leaving the resort.

  • Duty-free emporium
  • Open-air markets
  • Local arts, crafts, jewellery
  • Convenience store
  • Village gallery
  • Village café
  • Bar 1887
  • D’Onofrios Ristorante
  • Calypso Kids Club
  • Fitness centre
  • Photo studio


  • Babysitting and childcare
  • Transport and shuttle service
  • Restaurant and spa reservations

The Crane welcomes families and offers the following facilities and services to ensure they have an enjoyable stay:

Calpyso Kids Club
Ages allowed: 4 to 12 years
Cost: Complimentary

Activities include:

  • Bajan culture lessons
  • Arts & crafts
  • Storytelling
  • Sand castle building
  • Discovery tours
  • Talent shows


Located on the South East Coast of Barbados, The Crane overlooks a half-mile of pink sands known as Crane Beach, nominated as one of the top ten beaches of the world.

  • Grantley Adams International Airport - 5.6 miles
  • Bridgetown - 13.7 miles

Nearby Attractions

  • Crane Beach: 5-minute walk
  • Barbados Golf Club: 15-minute drive
  • Oistins Fish Fry: 20-minute drive
  • Harrisons Cave: 45-minute drive