Magnificent, unique luxury resort on Crane Beach, in sought after Barbados
About Chuck Whitmore
We have traveled extensively throughout the Caribbean and have fallen in love with Barbados. We are celebrating our 28th visit to Barbados and our 28th wedding anniversary. We have owned a timeshare in Barbados since 1992 and watched the Historic Crane Hotel transform into a unique luxury resort that we currently enjoy. We now own 20 weeks and enjoy renting our unit to friends and family.
Chuck Whitmore purchased this Resort in 2011
Why Chuck Whitmore chose Diamond Valley
This resort is the oldest in Barbados, first opening in 1887. It is a blend of restored history and new buildings traditionally furnished with handmade mahogany reproduction antiques. The service and furnishing blow us away!
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Minimum age of primary renter:21
Max guests:6 (sleeps up to 6 adults)
All bookings are from Saturday to Saturday. Additional nights can be booked directly through The Crane resort.
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Everything as described
Definitely come back
Thank you for booking with us at The Crane! Looking forward to having you and your family back in the near future. Glad you enjoyed your stay.
Gorgeous oceanfront suite (room 831)
We rented room 831 for a week in February 2019. It's a suite (2 connected rooms which could be separated, but we had both). Fantastic ocean view on one side, with constant pleasant breeze thanks to trade winds. Three bathrooms. Well maintained and thoroughly cleaned every day. The room has laundry machines, very convenient. The owners communicated well and offered lots of helpful advice.
Crane is a large and lovely resort with several pools, and a nice beach with waves. The restaurants are a bit stiff and formal for my taste, but the food is good. All Barbados restaurants are slow (even by Caribbean standards) and the Crane is no exception. Staff are friendly and professional.
Overall we were very happy with this rental and would highly recommend it.
Thank you so much for the wonderful review! So glad that you enjoyed your stay at our unit at The Crane! We hope that you will come again and tell your friends.
The Crane was wonderful! Very clean and quiet. The condo was perfect and the resort was fabulous!The best part are the people! Everyone was so nice (we LOVED our housekeeper Maria). The pools were clean and refreshing! I would recommend The Crane to anyone going to Barbados.
Thank you so much for the wonderful review we do hope you will tell your friends. We would love to have you return!
We stayed with our family of five in a 2 bedroom garden view flat with splash pool. Room was perfect for us and very well appointed. It was so great to start or end the day in your own pool!! The kids loved it. The staff were very friendly and the beach is beautiful. The on-site restaurants are very nice albeit not cheap. The food is quite good. Zen was our favourite. The Carriage House had a new menu and there were significant growing pains - ran out of food, poor communication etc. However, we did give it another chance and it was much better. Biggest disappointment was that there was no recycling to be found.
Overall, we would definitely return.
Thank you so much for staying at our unit at The Crane Resort! We appreciate all the kind words about guiding you to just the right unit for your family size and children's ages. The spacious 2 bedroom with pool is perfect for relaxing with the kids.
We know that the Carriage House was just getting up and running after the renovation and expansion, also a very busy time of year New Years week! We are sure that the service is now back up to the excellent Crane standards. We will bring it to The Crane management's attention to see if they can get a recycling program going. Not sure that the island of Barbados has embraced the recycling movement as well as the rest of the world.
So very glad that you will be back for another visit! Please contact us when you are ready to make another reservation. Blessings, Chuck and Vikki
Spectacular views and accommodations!
Perfect place for first time visitors! Crane Resort's amenities fit all of our needs. We did not need to rent a car and risk the novelty of driving on the opposite side of the road. The resort is a mini town containing restaurants, entertainment, swimming pools and beachfront activities. The quaint architecture, wide paved walkways, Koi ponds, and landscaping were captivating.
The only disappointments were the seaweed encrusted beaches at the beginning of our stay lack of barbecue grills for the guests, and the disappointing Wednesday Marketplace. Later in the week the seaweed problem was remedied when a bulldozer pushed the seaweed off the beach to allow for more convenient access to the water's edge.
Chuck Whitmore's villa was a comfortable haven in this tropical paradise. We would highly recommend a vacation in this lovely resort.
Thank you for the wonderful review! Glad that you enjoyed all that The Crane had to offer. I understand that the equipment needed to remove the seaweed from the beach is now operating and the resort has the manpower to keep it clean. The seaweed is a new but passing issue. Chuck and Vikki
Wonderful vacation, great resort...
The only reason I can't give our holiday a 5 * review is the room/suite itself. I don't know how to remedy this but I would heartily suggest a THOROUGH room inspection before unpacking. We had some serious problems with the second suite...no a/c, non-flushing toilet, no-functioniong washing machine and iffy electric and there was no working elevator to our third floor rooms
We did, as suggested, call the manager and finally on day four all was rectified and graciously.
This place is stunning.
The staff is, to a person, friendly, happy and very well trained in C/S.
The food at the resort is world class. We ate at every restaurant at least once and ZEN saw us four out of 7 nights.
Although we did tour the island one day there is no need to ever leave this property.
It is stunning.
We both had wonderful massages in the spa
I do recommend booking those apps. in advance as they fill up quickly
Make sure you have an ocean view...It will transform you.
Rev. Sandra A. Morris
We are glad that The Crane exceeded your expectations for the resort and all amenities! We understand that the Crane manager on duty, Mel Harding provided a wonderful dinner at the Zen to help offset the inconveniences experienced with the suite itself. Thank you for reporting all the wonderful reviews on the many restaurants, spa and the magnificent grounds with breathtaking views!
We are very glad that all of the issues with the suite itself were responded to by the wonderful Crane staff and that a portable AC unit was installed in the "B" suite to make that area more comfortable for your stay.
Thank you for your confirmation that the Ocean Views from the suite was transforming! The building has been renovated with a new elevator that is functioning very well now. We understand that the AC system in that suite has been overhauled for the comfort of the next visitor. We are looking forward to having you stay with us again very soon! Thanks for letting us know that you plan to return!