If you consult a map of the Caribbean you can trace an arc of islands stretching from Hispaniola and Puerto Rico down to Trinidad just off the coast of South America. Along that arc are several dozen islands but one, Barbados, sits all alone one hundred miles into the Atlantic Ocean. Its East and Southeast coast catch the waves crossing the Atlantic making for a rugged coast and great surfing. The West coast of the island faces the calmer Caribbean Sea with long stretches of flat beach and calmer water.
Along that rugged Southeast coast of Barbados in Saint Philips Parish is a bay with a great beach. It’s called Crane Bay and the beach sits under a cliff where the rolling countryside drops off forty feet to sea level. History says Crane Beach gets its name from a crane that was installed at the top of the cliff to lift cargo up from the beach where it had been off-loaded from boats. While the neighborhood is rural and mostly residential there are a number of large estates and a resort that sit along a mile of this rugged coast.
This resort is rated one of the best in Barbados and maybe the entire Caribbean. It’s the oldest operating hotel in the Caribbean, open since 1887, The Crane Resort overlooks the Crane Beach – one of the top 10 beaches in the world and named the “Best Beach in the Caribbean” by USA Today’s 10 Best Readers Choice. Located on Barbados’ beautiful South East coast, The Crane marries its historic old-world charm, with the 21st century amenities and services expected by today’s upscale travelers. After Crane Beach itself, the resorts biggest asset is its courteous, and dedicated staff who are always ready to help in any way.
If you’re looking to get away from it all and do it in style The Crane Resort fits the bill. Wether the location is an advantage or not depends on what your looking for as it is a bit out of the way, being far from town and away from other hotels and resort beaches. In addition to world class scenery, great service and peace and quiet it is also only 10 minutes from Barbados International Airport.
The Crane’s official video