DON’T MISS Breakfast on the cliff’s edge overlooking the beach from L’Azure’s breathtaking terrace
PRICE Internet rates for a junior suite start at $264.
CONTACT The Crane Resort, St. Philip, Barbados, BB18098, Tel 246-423-6220, thecrane.com
BACKGROUND This property is the oldest on the island dating to 1887 when it was known as the Crane Beach Hotel. Modernized, but with plenty of original architecture, the resort has a loyal following of repeat visitors.
WHERE IS IT? On the southeastern corner of the island, The Crane is located atop a beautiful cliff maximizing its ocean and island views. This also means that the ocean breeze is quite strong, which makes even the hottest days pleasant. Guests can walk down a pathway to access a sandy stretch of uncrowded beach. Another bonus of staying here is the proximity to the airport, just a ten-minute drive.
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