A Fab Fall Deal for The Crane Resort in Barbados
October 8, 2020 Jim Byers
Since re-opening in July, The Crane Resort, Barbados has perfected its protocols for guests amidst the Covid-19 pandemic, making it easier than ever for Canadians to enjoy a safe vacation in Barbados.
Naturally built for social distancing, the expansive resort has been leading the charge on island with a refined, “near-normal” travel experience. Now, with the only requirements to provide a negative Covid-19 test taken within 72 hours pre-arrival, and a second test post-arrival included in the rate, Canadian travellers can enjoy a dose of tropical sunshine this fall.
As the oldest operating hotel in the Caribbean, The Crane Resort combines old-world charm and incredible natural beauty with an abundant sense of natural seclusion. Set on forty acres of oceanfront land along the island’s stunning southeast coast, the resort offers unparalleled service and spacious, luxurious accommodation.
Originally used as a health spa by Victorian vistors at the turn of the century, the Crane has long been known for its healing warm breezes – the perfect place to shelter at this time.
I’ve stayed there I believe three times now, and it’s one of my fave places in the Caribbean. The rooms are stunning, the grounds immaculate and the swimming pools sensational. There’s also terrific food and the resort is on a bluff above Crane Beach, one of the best stretches of sand on the island.
The Crane’s well-appointed suites boast fully fitted kitchens, living areas, private gardens, rooftop terraces and private pools, as well as an array of choice available for room delivery. Travellers can relax and enjoy their holiday in privacy and serenity.
With the health and safety of its guests at the forefront, guests will enjoy everything The Crane has to offer including duty-free shopping, a relaxing spa and fitness facilities. All the while, they can remain safe in the knowledge that an on-site doctor, strict sanitization, and social distancing measures are in-place as part of The Crane Confidence Programme.
Should travel plans need to change, The Crane offers a flexible cancellation policy of up to 24 hours prior to arrival. For trips scheduled from now until December 18, guests can also reschedule their trip within 12 months of their original travel dates.
Owned and operated by Canadian businessman and visionary Paul Doyle, Doyle set out to create a hybrid of a residential property with full resort facilities. Because of the luxurious residential aspect, a village was developed that features conveniences such as a shop for food and groceries, an intimate bar, and award-winning full-service restaurants.
“Fellow Canadians in particular are attracted to The Crane because we are a little out of the way,” Doyle says. “It’s completely tranquil and exactly as you would imagine the Caribbean to be.
“It’s paradise for those that just want to be one with nature and enjoy the beautiful, healthy breeze that has lured visitors since 1887.”
Barbados has convenient regular non-stop direct air from Toronto with major Canadian airlines, and the Crane is just a quick 15 minute drive from Grantley Adams International Airport, the most state of the art international airline hub in the southern Caribbean.
The Crane’s Fall Getaway package starts from $250 CAD per night and includes daily breakfast and the mandatory second test. Available to book until 17 November, for travel from now until 18 December 2020. To book, and view all current offers, visit https://www.thecrane.com/offers/.
For the latest Covid-19 updates, visit thecrane.com/covid-19-travel-information/ and barbadostravelprotocols.com.
About the Author
Jim Byers was travel editor for five years at the Toronto Star, which has the largest travel section in North America. “Canada’s Travel Guy” is a sought-after expert in the industry and has recently published his first e-book “Ontario Escapes, 19: Places to Visit Right Now.” Jim also serves as Senior Editorial Director for TravelPulse Canada.