Looking for a destination wedding package in Barbados. Set on Barbados’ world-famous Crane Beach – named "one of the Ten Best Beaches in the World" by Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous – The Crane is the Caribbeans first resort hotel. First opened in 1887 and now fully restored and expanded, this truly unique property combines old-world charm and incredible natural beauty with a romantic sense of seclusion.
The Crane goes beyond the typical Caribbean wedding packages, and offers unparalleled service and spacious, luxurious accommodation including private pools, gardens, and rooftop terraces. This is combined with award-winning cuisine, duty free retail shopping, and close proximity to the airport. There is also complimentary WiFi in all guest rooms and around the resort - even on the beach - and complimentary long-distance calls to most international destinations.
The Crane Residential Resort is a place of stunning beauty, the perfect choice for your Barbados wedding.
Once you gaze out over the sparkling waters of Crane Beach at the never-ending vista of blues, it becomes obvious why Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous declared Crane Beach "One of the 10 Best Beaches in the World".
•“Top 50 Places to Go Before You Die”...BBC’s Holiday Program
•“Top 25 Sexiest Beaches in the World”…The Travel Channel
For centuries, Crane Beach has been sought by both locals and visitors for its natural beauty and serenity. Pink, powder soft sand graces your feet, a lush coconut grove sways in the tropical breeze and a golden Caribbean sun help to make this the ultimate paradise – then there is the swimming.
Accessible by a staircase or a glass-front beach elevator (the only one of its kind in the Eastern Caribbean) and protected by a natural coral reef, Crane Beach boasts one of the best swimming venues on the island of Barbados. Besides being safe and having a gentle descent from shallow to deep, it's also soft on your feet as there are no sea urchins, stones or coral underneath.
Crane beach’s playful waves are perfect for boogie boarding and body surfing.
•The glass elevator down to the beach makes Crane Beach accessible to less agile guests
•The Beach Hut provides umbrellas, sun loungers and replacement towels complimentary to all hotel guests
•Beverages and light meals may be purchased and charged to rooms from the Beach Hut
•There is 24hr security on Crane Beach and regular police patrols – note that for security purposes, the elevator and stairs are locked at sundown
•Since Crane Beach is a public beach, a lifeguard is provided by the Barbados Government – note that the station is not manned daily and swimmers should exercise caution at all times
•Beach users are advised to avoid swimming when the red flag is flying
•Boogie boards are NOT rented by the hotel
Residences By The Sea
The superb suites in the “private residences” at The Crane, the first of which opened in 2001, offer guests a new standard in luxury oceanfront accommodation. You can inhale the original atmosphere of The Crane while appreciating spectacular ocean views. Here, charm and comfort is everything.
Extremely spacious, these oceanfront residences, feature hardwood or stone floors, 12’ ceilings, authentic Barbadian furnishings and décor, and in most cases private ocean view pools. Also included are fully equipped kitchens or kitchenettes, perfect for dining in or for entertaining al fresco on spacious terraces.
All room categories feature an iron and ironing board, hair dryer and razor point, safety deposit box, direct dial telephone with free calls to most international destinations and free WiFi and dataport access.
Other room categories:
•Junior Garden View
•One Bedroom Ocean View
•One Bedroom Ocean View with Plunge Pool
•One Bedroom Ocean View with 28’ Pool
•Two Bedroom Ocean View with Plunge Pool
•Two Bedroom Ocean View with 28’ Pool
•Two Bedroom Ocean View Penthouse
•Three Bedroom Ocean View Penthouse
Residences In The Park
Gardens. Gazebos. A discretely private indoor-outdoor life.
Located in the Park, these residences feature all that is glorious about The Crane with an added unique spirit. Guests can choose from ground floor rooms equipped with private gardens, dining gazebos and outdoor jacuzzis, or a penthouse with a completely private sundeck with rooftop pool, BBQ and bar.
All room categories feature fully equipped kitchens, washer dryers, large balconies, an iron and ironing board, hair dryer and razor point, safety deposit box, direct dial telephone with free calls to most international destinations and free WiFi and dataport access.
- One Bedroom Standard Suite
- One Bedroom Deluxe Suite
- One Bedroom Standard Suite with Garden Pool
- One Bedroom Standard Penthouse with Pool
- One Bedroom Deluxe Penthouse with Pool
- Two Bedroom Deluxe Suite with Garden Pool
Style: Fine Dining – Japanese/Thai
Awards: Zagat rated # 1 for food in Barbados – 2009 and 2010
Experience the world of Zen...a restaurant that offers authentic Japanese and Thai delicacies in a magnificent setting on Barbados’ southeast coast. Zen's sophisticated, Asian-inspired architecture and interior decor complement its dramatic setting, complete with an all-glass frontage offering spectacular views of Crane Beach.
The centerpiece of the restaurant is a 12-person sushi bar overlooking the sea 50 feet below, where sushi chefs prepare delicious, exotic fare as you relax, chat and enjoy the amazing view.
Private booths, designed in traditional Japanese style, and a large Tatami room with a recessed floor, provide an option for parties from 4-14 to dine in privacy.
Dress code: Elegant (note that shoes must be removed if dining in the Tatami room)
Style: Fine Dining – International/Caribbean
Awards: Zagat rated # 1 for decor in Barbados – 2009; 2 Silver Awards at the Barbados Hotel and Dining Festival; Gold Award for Light Cuisine by À La Carte Magazine
Famous for its fresh seafood and panoramic sea views for over a century, L'Azure restaurant at The Crane serves up a tempting range of classic and Caribbean delicacies.
From soup to seafood and mouth-watering desserts, L’Azure maintains its long-held reputation for elegant dining. The atmosphere speaks of elegance and beauty as patrons sit inside or on the balcony.
There is a wonderful Sunday breakfast with live Caribbean gospel music in the morning and a traditional Barbadian Sunday buffet lunch. The 2009 Zagat review describes the gospel breakfast as "Heaven on Earth" and praises the "simply breathtaking views of gorgeous Crane Beach."Dress code: Elegantly casual (no swimwear)
Style: Casual Family Dining – Southern Italian
Nestled at the heart of charming Crane Village, D’Onofrio’s serves up the finest authentic southern Italian fare. Classic dishes are inspired by the simple flavors and Old World traditions of Italy but done to modern standards of taste and excellence.
With a wide choice of pizzas and pastas and its casual atmosphere, D’Onofrio’s is perfect for families with younger children.
Dress code: Casual (no swimwear)
The Carriage House
Style: Casual Poolside Dining – Bar & Grill
The Carriage House was once the official stable of the historic "Crane Beach Hotel" over 100 years ago. In keeping with the continued expansion and development it has been transformed into a modern day poolside bar and grill, serving up a variety of light grilled items and tropical cocktails in or out of the shade.
The “ruins”, as the Carriage House is often referred to, still maintains remnants of its architectural past and rich history, in keeping with the overall style of the resort where modern amenities are melded with old world charm.
Dress code: Casual/swimwear
The Coconut Grove Beach Bar & Grill
Style: Casual Beachside Dining – Bar & Grill
Nestled within the natural grove of the spectacular Crane Beach, this popular spot among guests offers an authentic casual Barbadian dining experience.
A stone's throw away from one's lounge chair awaits signature burgers, koftas, barbecued chicken and other beachside favorites.
Dress code: Casual/swimwear
Spa and Wellness
Relax, Refresh, Renew…
Our Spa Philosophy
At The Crane’s Serenity Spa we have adopted a holistic approach to Wellness, with the well-being of the individual in mind. Attentive service and professional staff ensure our clients’ exercise, nutrition, relaxation and self-awareness goals are accomplished.
The team at Serenity Spa is dedicated to service excellence and strives continually to exceed guest expectations. With our clients in mind, we have created an all-encompassing spa care experience that relaxes, refreshes and renews in a serene, comfortable and welcoming environment.
The spa is located within the Historic Hotel and features four treatment rooms. Our spa menu includes a wide variety of massages, facials, body treatments, manicures and pedicures using our signature organic line.