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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 November 12, 2020

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 reservations@beachhouses.bb.

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.

It is mandatory for all persons travelling to Barbados from high and medium-risk countries to take a COVID-19 PCR test from an accredited facility within 3 days prior to arrival in order to enter the country. Relevant accrediting bodies and standards include ISO:15189, CAP, UKAS or equivalent.

Here’s a helpful table showing the start and end days of your 3-day testing window.

Testing Schedule

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

Test results should be submitted electronically at travelform.gov.bb and travellers should also bring a physical copy with them. Submitted tests will be validated by the Ministry of Health & Wellness in Barbados.

Note: COVID-19 PCR test results will not be validated unless they bear the name of the traveller.

What is my country's risk classification?

Barbados distinguishes between high-risk countries, medium-risk countries, low-risk, and very low-risk countries. For the current country classification and applicable protocols, please visit barbadostravelprotocols.com.

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

Depending on your country’s risk category, 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 between 4-5 days after the last negative test result accepted by the island’s Ministry of Health (1-2 days after arrival). 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.

Clearance/Status

Once you have been advised of negative test results,  your wristband will be updated by your Personal Concierge.

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 your Personal Concierge.

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 were to test positive for COVID-19, you would 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.

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 are required to wear a wristband while on either 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:

Do I have to wear face coverings at Beach Houses and The Crane Resort?

Yes, if you are visiting The Crane Resort to enjoy its amenities and services you must wear a mask while in indoor public spaces. Exceptions are made for persons seated indoors at a distance of 6ft. away from others as well as for in-restaurant dining. While outdoors, masks are required within 6ft of others and while interacting with other guests or staff.

Do I have to wear face coverings in Barbados?