The oldest existing Caribbean resort is also home to one of the top beaches…in the world.

February 11, 2015


I don’t know about you but there’s something magical about a place that boasts stories of a 18th century mansion perched on a cliff, where stairs were carved from the rock allowing sea bathers the chance to cool off in the calm Caribbean waters below.


What about a place where “Wild Bill” Hickock stayed and left his gold chain as payment for his room charges. A small commercial port was also developed in the area, and a ‘crane’ was added where the hotel currently sits to allow for raising and lowering of cargo.

Seems very “Pirates of the Caribbean” doesn’t it?


A true nostalgic monument, The Crane Barbados is steeped in history and intrigue that is sure to delight each of its many passing guests. The 260 suites have all been modeled after the original mansion, Marine Villa.


Rich mahogany furnishings, coral stone floor-to-ceiling walls and teak-wood jalousie shutters all pay tribute to this historic hotel. Most recently the beach was voted as “One of the top ten beaches in the world” by The Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous, “One of the top 25 sexiest beaches in the world by The Travel Channel and “The #1 beach in the Caribbean” by USA TODAY’s 10 Best. 


If history and a breathtaking beach aren’t enough, consider the various room accommodations that feel more like your own personal Caribbean home then a standard hotel room. Rooms sprawl out to over 4,000 sq ft and 70% of the suites at The Crane offer private pools.


Consider this Caribbean hideaway for your next vacation getaway. And if you listen closely, you might still hear the music from the ballroom inviting you in for a luxurious “travel through time” experience.

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