The Crane Residential Resort

Three- or Four-Night Stay at The Crane Residential Resort in Barbados

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Four-Star Oceanside Resort with Six Outdoor Pools

The Crane Residential Resort—recognized as the Caribbean’s first resort hotel—opened its doors to guests in 1887, yet the property dates back even further. On the south end of the grounds, a set of stairs leading down to a former sea-bathing spot was constructed in 1769, and the resort’s beautifully preserved Marine Villa mansion is more than 220 years old. Over the years, The Crane has evolved into a sprawling luxury resort with six pools, world-class restaurants, and European-style suites. Thanks to its secluded cliff-top location, the hotel boasts sweeping ocean views that have dazzled visitors for centuries.

The AAA Four Diamond–rated resort overlooks Crane Beach, a stretch of pink sand named one of the best beaches in the Caribbean by the Travel Channel. Surfers and boogie boarders take to the waves here, and the water is ideal for swimming. The hotel’s glass-front elevator shuttles guests to and from the beach until sunset. Six outdoor pools onsite include the Historic Hotel pool, which sits on a cliff surrounded by doric columns, and an infinity-edge pool nestled between two restored ruins.

A shopping center, a full-service spa, and four restaurants line the cobblestone streets of Crane Village. At Zen, you can savor maki rolls and spicy thai noodles at a sushi bar overlooking the sea. L’Azure serves bouillabaisse filled with lobster, scallops and shrimp; brunch buffets here every Sunday feature live gospel music and traditional island fare. Upstairs, The Crane’s luxurious suite accommodations feature private patios and jacuzzi tubs. One-bedroom suites have ocean views and private plunge pools.

Barbados: Seafood, Sugar Cane, and Tropical Flora in a Former British Colony

Considered the easternmost island in the Caribbean, Barbados was a British colony until 1966, which explains the popularity of afternoon tea and cricket matches here. But Barbadians (often shortened to “Bajans”) have formed their own identity, starting with their seafood-centric cuisine. Food stands and restaurants dot the roadsides, serving Barbados’s national dish: flying fish paired with cou-cou, a mash of cornmeal and okra. The Mount Gay distillery is worth a stop for the chance to sample Bajan rum. The company has used the island’s abundant sugar cane to produce aromatic spirits since 1703, making it the oldest rum brand in the world.

While you’re on the island, you’ll want to sample some of the natural beauty up close. Trams tour the popular Harrison’s Cave, where stalactites hang from huge limestone caverns. Driving or catching a cab west to Holetown brings you to the Folkestone Marine Park and Museum, where a reef formed by a sunken ship abounds with sea anemones, giant crabs, and decaying GPS screens. And flower lovers have several spectacular gardens to visit, including Orchid World and the Barbados Flower Forest located on the grounds of a former sugar plantation.

Read the Fine Print for important info on travel dates and other restrictions.

What You Get

Stay for two

Valid for a junior garden-view suite

  • Option 1: $549 for 3 nights (up to a $1,035 value)
  • Option 2: $699 for 4 nights (up to a $1,380 value)

Valid for a one-bedroom ocean-view suite

  • Option 3: $649 for 3 nights (up to a $1,515 value)
  • Option 4: $799 for 4 nights (up to a $2,020 value)

Policies and Fees

Book by: 9/6/13
Travel by: 11/22/13

  • Cancellation policy and fees: 15-day cancellation notice or fee of applicable 3-night stay up to Groupon price applies
  • Taxes: 18.75% tax not included

Read the Fine Print for important info on travel dates and other restrictions.


  • Access to Crane Beach
  • Pools and waterfalls
  • Four restaurants
  • 55,000 sq. ft. village
  • Free shuttle to Bridgetown
  • Serenity Spa
  • Complimentary WiFi

The Fine Print

  • Must book by 9/6/13 or promotional value expires
  • Must complete travel by 11/22/13
  • Limit 2 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts
  • Limit 2 per visit
  • Valid only for option purchased
  • Reservation required; subject to availability
  • 15-day cancellation notice or fee of applicable three-nights' stay up to Groupon price applies
  • Must be 18 or older to check in
  • Credit card required at booking and check-in
  • Groupon customers will not be held to Crane Residential Resort's minimum stay requirements
  • 18.75% tax not included.

Other Details

Room Details

Junior Garden-View Suite

  • One four-poster king bed
  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: 2
  • Adding occupants above standard: not allowed
  • Private balcony or terrace with a garden view
  • Jacuzzi tub
  • Full or partial kitchen
  • Kitchenette and cable TV
  • Air conditioning

One-Bedroom Ocean-View Suite

  • One king bed and one sofa bed
  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: 4
  • Full guest bathroom
  • Fully equipped kitchen
  • Central A/C
  • Balcony with ocean view
  • Adding occupants above standard: $40 per night for each additional guest

Hotel Policies

  • Check-in: 4 p.m.
  • Checkout: noon
  • Parking: free
  • Rollaways: available for an additional $5 per night
  • Smoking policy: no smoking inside the property
  • Pet policy: pets are not allowed inside the property.
  • Accessibility: handicap-accessible rooms are not available.
  • Room upgrades: upgrades may be available during booking or check-in for an additional cost.

Getting There

  • By plane: about 5 miles from Grantley Adams International Airport (BGI)
  • By shuttle: $37 for two people one way from BGI

Traveler's Tips

  • A passport is required for all travel outside the U.S.
  • Before international travel, always check the State Department's website for important info on the destination and its entry/exit requirements.

Customer Reviews

The rooms and overall landscaping were gorgeous!
Jessica L. · October 3, 2015
The room was amazing
Dave W. · October 13, 2014
Quiet private beautiful and great friendly people.
Randy W. · April 26, 2013
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