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A secluded, low-density development overlooking Barbados’ Skeete’s Bay Beach and Culpepper Island, Beach Houses by The Crane has been specially designed to highlight the property’s exclusive location on the 1% of land remaining outside of the island’s protected East Coast.

A Barbadian legend since 1887, and the oldest operating hotel in the Caribbean, The Crane Resort effortlessly marries the old-world charm of its past to all the 21st-century amenities and services expected by today’s most discerning travelers.

Enviably located within The Crane Resort, The Crane Private Residences is perfect for long-term island living, offering contemporary residences and penthouses as well as exclusive access to world-class resort amenities and services.

Encore Club by Crane Resorts is a subscription-based travel club offering exclusive access to discounted luxury vacation and second-home experiences worldwide

Last updated on February 12, 2021

Important Information

Below is your definitive resource for travelling to Barbados and Beach Houses by The Crane during these uncertain times. For more information, please contact

Pre-Arrival Information

What are the requirements for travelling to Barbados during COVID-19?

Given the new normal, Beach Houses by The Crane and Barbados have instituted a number of new forms that should be completed and submitted no later than 48 hours prior to arrival.

Effective February 3, it will be mandatory for ALL persons travelling to Barbados to enter with a negative COVID-19 PCR test from an accredited facility taken within 3 days prior to arrival. A rapid antigen test will also be administered on arrival. A mandatory 5-day quarantine will then be in effect, with a 2nd PCR test required at 5 days.

All visitors should travel with a thermometer to conduct daily self-temperature checks during a monitoring period of 7 days after arrival.

What will happen to someone who arrives in Barbados without a COVID-19 PCR test?

You may be denied boarding at your international gateway without a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours.

However, if you arrive in Barbados without a valid negative PCR test, you will be tested at the airport.

During Your Stay

What should I expect during my stay?

Travellers with a negative PCR test result will be monitored daily for the onset of symptoms for a period of 7 days after arrival or the length of stay, whichever is shorter.

Monitoring includes daily self-temperature checks and sharing that information with the public health teams who will check in via call or text. Please remember to travel with your own thermometer.

Travellers will be required to take a 2nd COVID-19 PCR test after a  5-day quarantine at The Crane Resort. If you have not booked a rate inclusive of the second test, this will be administered by our team medical professionals at a cost of US$150.

The appointment for your second test will be booked upon check-in.

Please keep your passport and a copy of your arrival PCR test handy to produce during your appointment. If you were tested/retested at the airport, the latter is not required.

Test Results

A medical professional will call you within 1-2 days with test results, typically between 7:00 AM – 9:00 AM.

If you have not received your test results by 9:30 AM the second day after your test, please feel free to contact the Front Desk by dialling Ext “0”. The Front Desk will be able to share your test status with you, as they need this clearance in order to change your wristbands.

Barbados’ Ministry of Health & Wellness has advised that delays are being experienced in the return of test results and a hotline for persons who have been awaiting results for more than 72 hours has been established. For more information, click here.


Once you have been advised of negative test results,  your wristband will be updated by the Front Desk.

If you require either a quarantine certificate or PCR lab report with proof of negative results for ongoing travel or medical purposes, this will be also be supplied by the Front Desk.

What happens if a member of my party tests positive for COVID-19 but I do not? Will I be able to continue my vacation?

Only the member of the party that tests positive will be required to isolate in a government-approved isolation facility. All other members of the party will be quarantined at Beach Houses by The Crane, monitored and tested by the island’s public health authorities.

What happens if I test positive for COVID-19 while in Barbados?

In the interest of continuing prevention of any community spread on the island, if you test positive for COVID-19, you would typically be transferred by public health authorities to a government isolation facility to receive first-rate treatment and care until your recovery.  This transfer and care would be at no cost to you, and upon recovery, you are free to resume your vacation and/or return home.

If you are booked for 5 nights or more, you now have the choice of isolating at The Crane Resort under its COVID Assurance Plus offer, which offers a designated private pool suite with breakfast included for your recovery period.

Upon receipt of a positive COVID-19 test, the Ministry of Health will conduct a full health assessment at the Harrison Point isolation facility, at no charge, including screening for any underlying health conditions that could compromise your wellness. Transportation will be provided to and from the facility. This health screening takes less than a day, after which you will be isolated to your suite until cleared for recovery.

Note: Persons are considered recovered and can leave isolation after two consecutively administered COVID-19 PCR tests with negative results.

What is the Crane Confidence Programme?

We are committed to providing a worry-free environment for our guests to safely visit and enjoy our resort while providing a safe environment for our team members to work. The Crane Confidence Programme incorporates enhanced sanitization, physical distancing, and safety protocols throughout the guest journey. For more details, please click here.

What is the Guest Wristband Programme?

Under the Crane Confidence Programme, ALL guests of Beach Houses by The Crane and The Crane Resort are required to wear a wristband while on the property until further notice. The wristband issued will be in accordance with tourism health and safety protocols. Please note the wristband colours and meanings below.

  • Green: Full Resort & Off-property Access/Movement Allowed
  • Blue: Restricted to Guest Room Until Negative 2nd Test Result
  • White/Silver: Non-resident Guests
Do I have to wear face coverings at Beach Houses and The Crane Resort?

Yes. In keeping with guidelines from the Government of Barbados and advice from the Ministry of Health, if you are visiting The Crane Resort to enjoy its amenities, face coverings are required for movement around all public areas of the resort.

Masks may be removed while swimming, sitting in a lounge chair socially distancing from others or while dining in a restaurant.

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