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A secluded, low-density development overlooking Barbados’ Skeete’s Bay Beach and Culpepper Island, Beach Houses 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 Residence Club by Crane Resorts is a select community of residence owners who enjoy exclusive access to a lifetime of luxury vacation and second-home experiences, worldwide.

Ready to Relocate? Your Ultimate Guide to Moving to Barbados

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Somewhere in the Caribbean Sea, lies an island with a whole lot of personality! An island that prides itself on having something for everyone and just like the waters that surround it, its people have mastered the art of going with the flow.

Immigration Pathways

Barbados offers various immigration pathways for individuals who desire to reside and work in the country. One of the most popular options is the Barbados Welcome Stamp, which is designed exclusively for remote workers. This renewal entry visa provides an opportunity for an extended stay of up to 12 months, allowing you to immerse yourself in the vibrant Barbadian culture and stunning tropical landscapes.

Barbados also provides an immigration pathway known as the Barbados Special Entry and Reside Permit, which is tailor-made for real estate investors. This programme is ideal for individuals interested in investing in Barbados’ real estate market while also seeking long-term residency. Participating in this programme will enable you to enjoy the benefits of living in Barbados while contributing to the country’s economic growth through real estate investments.

For those looking to spend a shorter period in Barbados, typically up to six months, you can do so without a visa or any other authorization. This option is especially appealing for homeowners seeking to escape harsh winters in Barbados. Upon arrival, immigration agents will date-stamp your passport, granting you permission to stay for up to six months continuously. However, if you wish to stay longer or take advantage of the Barbados Welcome Stamp or Special Entry and Reside Permit, you will need to apply accordingly and meet the programme’s specific requirements.

Book Your Flight

Flights to Barbados are an unforgettable experience, no matter where you’re coming from. Whether you’re travelling from Dublin or taking a flight from the UK, the breathtaking approach to Barbados will capture your heart. You can book your flight with major commercial airlines such as American Airlines, Jet Blue, British Airways, United, Aer Lingus, Virgin Atlantic, Air Canada, or Copa Airlines. To avoid delays and disappointment, we recommend booking early.


When it comes to currency, there’s no need to worry about changing money as all major credit cards are widely accepted across the island and there are plenty of ATMs available. You’ll need cash for small village shops, and the US dollar is a commonly accepted denomination, as it is equivalent to $2.00 Barbados Dollars.


Barbados is known for being one of the safest countries in the Caribbean, with friendly, welcoming locals. We recommend taking the same customary precautions as you would in your home country. It’s also important to practice road safety, especially if you’re renting a car and unaccustomed to driving on the left side of the road.


Barbados has a tropical climate with an average temperature ranging from 26 to 29 degrees Celsius (79 to 84 degrees Fahrenheit). The dry season, which occurs from December to May, offers clear skies and low humidity, making it an ideal time to visit. On the other hand, the wet season, which runs from June to November, brings occasional showers and tropical storms. Despite the rain, Barbados remains an enchanting destination for relaxation and adventure.


The water supply in Barbados is highly safe, and you can drink it straight from the tap as many locals do. Bottled water is also readily available if you prefer it. In the Caribbean heat, make sure to drink plenty of water to avoid dehydration.

Real Estate

There are plenty of real estate options for your relocation to Barbados. Whether you’re looking for a rustic guest house by the seaside or a luxury villa for a long-term stay, real estate agents can guide you through the rental and purchasing process and help you avoid the usual pitfalls. One exceptional option to consider is The Crane Private Residences. These exquisite residences offer a contemporary blend of luxury, privacy, and stunning ocean views. Nestled within The Crane Resort, renowned for its historical charm and top-notch amenities, these private residences provide an unparalleled living experience. Whether you choose a spacious residence or a lavish two-story penthouse, you can access world-class facilities, including a world-famous beach, multiple pools, restaurants, and a spa. The Crane Private Residences exemplify the epitome of luxurious living in Barbados, making them an excellent choice for those seeking an exclusive and indulgent home on this beautiful island.


Transportation on the island is a breeze! Lease a car for the duration of your stay or hop on a Public Service Vehicle for a thrilling ride with blaring reggae music. Feeling adventurous? Explore your chosen neighborhood on foot and discover hidden gems along the way.


Foodies rejoice in Barbados! Indulge in a diverse culinary scene that caters to all tastes. Savour the local favorite of roasted breadfruit with flavorful fish and meat at Yelluh Meat. For vegan enthusiasts, Worthing Square’s food trucks offer delicious plant-based options. To elevate your dining experience, visit The Crane Resort and explore its exquisite restaurants – discover Zen, where Asian fusion delights await, or enjoy the ocean views and delectable seafood at L’Azure. Barbados is a paradise for food lovers, from traditional Bajan dishes to international flavors.


When it comes to health, you are in good hands. Both public and private medical facilities are readily available, with well-stocked pharmacies offering essential medications. For those who prefer holistic medicine, that option is also available on the island.


Stay connected with your loved ones and colleagues through the island’s reliable internet service providers, FLOW and Digicel. Don’t let long distances stop you from enjoying the Barbadian sunshine and sea breeze!

Relocating to Barbados can be an exciting and life-changing experience. From the beautiful beaches and warm weather to the friendly people and vibrant culture, there are so many reasons to make this island paradise your new home.

If you’re considering a move to Barbados, we encourage you to take the leap and discover all that this amazing country has to offer. Whether you’re looking for a change of scenery, a new career opportunity, or simply a chance to live life to the fullest, Barbados is the perfect place to do it.

So why wait? Start planning your move to Barbados today and experience the adventure of a lifetime! For more information on The Crane Private Residences, email property@thecrane.com.