The Residences at the Crane in Barbados redefines the meaning of paradise and occupies a dramatic high cliff on the Southeast coast of Barbados, swept by fresh, invigorating breezes. This famous property overlooks a half-mile of white soft sands known as Crane Beach, recently named one of the top ten beaches in the world by Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous. Despite its long history, luxuries and conveniences at The Crane are decidedly twenty-first century, such as complimentary Internet access and whisper quiet air-conditioning. Native mahogany hand-crafted furnishings decorate the grand residences, also complete with fully-equipped kitchens with granite counters and marble bathrooms boasting luxurious whirlpool tubs and spa showers. The historic main swimming pool and the newly opened 1.5 acre multi-cascading pool and Jacuzzi complex offer relaxing havens for guests. The resort has a full service Concierge offering car rental, activities planning, restaurant bookings and in-room spa treatments. Dining options include contemporary Caribbean cuisine from leading Barbados chef, Michael Harrison, at the Zagat rated, a la carte L AZure Restaurant, which is also the setting for the ever-popular Sunday Gospel Breakfast. Zen Restaurant, crowned Zagats top rated restaurant in Barbados, offers authentic Asian cuisine, where native Thai and Japanese chefs create rare and exotic delicacies before a wall of glass 50 feet above the sea and amidst classical Japanese surroundings. The newly opened Carriage House poolside restaurant serves up refreshing cocktails and light cuisine during the day.
Another beautiful resort in the local area is Rockley Plumtree Club. Nestled in the quiet, western corner of the Rockley Golf Course, in the south of Barbados, just six miles from the airport and four miles from the capital city Bridgetown, is the Barbados Plum Tree Club.