Reasons to consider Barbados property ownership, at The Crane

World-Class Location

Crane Beach, one of the finest in the world, has earned numerous accolades including:

  • Top 50 Places to Go Before You Die’ – BBC’s Holiday Programme
  • ‘Top 25 Sexiest Beaches in the World – The Travel Channel
  • ‘No. 23 in Top 100 Beaches in the World’  – CNN
  • ‘The Caribbean’s 10 Best Hotel Villas’ – 2013 – Caribbean Journal
  • ‘Top 10 Beaches Worldwide’ – 201s – Destinology
  • ‘Best Caribbean Beach’ – 2015 – USA Today’s 10Best Readers’ Choice

Resort Quality

The Crane’s residences are grand in scale, ranging from over 800 to over 4,000 square feet; larger, more spacious than the average hotel room or holiday residence – with almost half featuring feature large private swimming pools and tropical gardens.

The Crane has consistently earned the AAA Four-Diamonds award (given to the top 4.2% of 31,000 resorts worldwide) for dedication to improving product and service quality, innovation, creativity and extraordinary business results.

The property features world-class luxury finishes, resort amenities and services; including five restaurants, a multi-level pool complex, full service spa, duty-free shopping, and wellness facilities. Exceptional resort services round out the resort’s offering and include a full concierge desk, complimentary WIFI and VOIP long-distance calls, and full security.

Vertical Integration

The Crane is able to dramatically reduce our initial development costs by designing and constructing all residences and amenities in-house. Our in-house team and resources include a full architectural and construction team. We bypass expensive third party suppliers and employing over 400 employees who are responsible for all aspects of resort operations including security, laundry, landscaping and appliance and TV repairs. 

Economies of Scale for Ongoing Costs

Post development, The Crane benefits from extensive cost savings from buying in bulk or direct from suppliers.

Owners also benefit from Crane Resorts’ participation in the Tourism Development Act, where investors in tourism projects benefit from write off-of capital expenditure and 150% of interest. There is also exemption from import duty, value added tax and environmental levy in respect of furniture, fixtures and equipment as well as building materials, supplies and equity financing.

Rental Expertise

Combined with lowered costs, in order to maximize revenue, owners of The Crane Residences benefit from the resort’s 20+ years of sales and marketing expertise and proven rental success. The Crane provides all the necessary services and support to rent out your residence, including facilitating the booking and guest stay. The resort works with over 150 tour operators worldwide, sourcing customers from all of Barbados’ major markets, and directly through its online booking engine.

CTIM Inc. Real Estate