Destination guide

Crane Beach offers a world of refined relaxation

Crane Beach is the home of the oldest resort in Saint Philip and is the largest parish in Barbados. This beach is one of the finest in the world, and was selected as the site of the first resort in Barbados, all the way back in 1887. This is a spot of beauty and relaxation. It’s not a place of bouncing clubs and pounding beats—it’s serenity, class, and sophistication, and is treasured by those looking for a quiet vacation. Whether it’s for a couple, a family, or a private event, Crane Beach vacation rentals offer it all.

Things to do

Historic Crane Beach beckons with museums, tours and more

The most famous attraction on Crane Beach is the historic Crane Resort. Founded in 1887, it’s the longest a resort in the area has operated. Other historic attractions abound here. Check out the Sunbury Plantation House culture museum to soak up some local history. Visit the Barbados Concorde Experience to see a real Concorde aircraft, a family-friendly aviation museum that shouldn’t be missed. Stop at the Foursquare Distillery and enjoy some local spirits. Finally, don’t forget to take a Barbados Island Tour, and visit Hunte’s Gardens to see unspoiled and untamed natural beauty in all its glory.


Sun, sand, and serenity on a Crane Beach vacation

Crane Beach is renowned as one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Its pristine, soft sand sits at the shore of crystalline waters, and lounging on this beach or taking a dip in the surf are the primary reasons to come to this locale. There are also tons of other activities you can enjoy in this area, from distilleries to specialty museums, sightseeing tours, surfing, serene garden spots, fine dining, spa experiences, and tons of other activities that are fun for adults and kids alike. Your Crane Beach vacation rental opens the door to all manner of fun.


Enjoy perfect Crane Beach weather

While there is a peak season to visit Crane Beach (in the summer and fall months of July all the way through November), any time of year is outstanding for booking Crane Beach vacation rentals. In fact, an increasing number of people are avoiding the crowds by booking in the winter or spring. January to April are good times as the crowds are thinner, rentals are less expensive, and you’ll still get a great climate with average temperatures in the 80s and very little rain. Consider an off-season trip and enjoy all the island can offer at your leisure.

Natural features

Gorgeous sandy beaches and natural scenery at Crane Beach

Few places in the world posses a landscape as breathtaking as Barbados. The beach is stunning with white sand, clear ocean water, gentle waves, and a calm atmosphere. Just a few miles away, you can see stunning forested green space with tons of local wildlife. There’s even a mountain, Mount Hillaby, on the island. 80% of the island features sugarcane plantations, the major crop of the area. There are limestone caves that can be explored, as well as gentle, sloped plains and hills. Book your Crane Beach vacation rentals today and explore the stunning geography of this region for yourself.

Where to stay around Crane Beach?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 2,514 vacation rentals near Crane Beach. From 415 Houses to 873 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Crane Beach for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Crane Beach?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Crane Beach. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Bridgetown: 2,440 vacation rentals
  • Saint Lawrence Gap: 282 vacation rentals
  • Holetown: 2,209 vacation rentals
  • Ocean City: 878 vacation rentals
  • Sunset Crest: 294 vacation rentals

And HomeAway offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Crane Beach! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Crane Beach?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Crane Beach:

  • Bridgetown: 2,440 rentals
  • Holetown: 2,209 rentals
  • Ocean City: 878 rentals
  • Fitts Village: 2,234 rentals
  • Oistins: 1,943 rentals

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Crane Beach?

HomeAway offers a large selection of rentals near lovely places in Crane Beach. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Barbados Golf Club: 2,510 rentals
  • Dover Beach: 2,506 rentals
  • Port St. Charles Marina: 2,503 rentals
  • Miami Beach: 2,505 rentals
  • Royal Westmoreland Golf Course: 2,505 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Crane Beach listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.