Crane Resorts, the renowned developer and operator of Barbados’ historic Crane Resort, has unveiled a new standard in luxury living with the transformation of its second oceanfront resort community. Formerly known as Beach Houses, it now stands as the rebranded and alluring East Resort.

A secluded, low-density, and ecoluxury villa resort community overlooking Skeete’s Bay Beach and Culpepper Island, East Resort, or simply EAST, has been intentionally designed to celebrate the property’s exclusive location on the 1% of the East Coast that sits outside of Barbados’ National Park. Known for its dramatic limestone cliffs, endless beach expanses and a slower pace of life not seen since days gone by, the East Coast is where generations of Barbadians have gone to find serenity in beautiful seclusion.

Phase 1, which opened in November 2020, showcased the debut of 10 Clifffront Villas. Now, EAST proudly presents pre-construction sales for Phase 2, featuring the exciting addition of 20 luxurious, semi-detached one- and twobedroom Hillside Villas. EAST is also introducing The Culpepper Collection, offering 12 exclusive land lots with breathtaking views of Culpepper Island, allowing buyers to customise their dream homes with the expertise of an in-house team of architects and builders.

John Doyle, Director of Business Development at Crane Resorts, shared the vision, stating, “Our goal has always been to create an eco-luxury villa resort that celebrates one of the most spectacular coastlines in the Caribbean. With our rebrand to East Resort, we are paying eponymous homage to the island’s East Coast – offering a luxuriously laid-back lifestyle in seclusion, space, and serenity.”

At EAST, thoughtful architectural design choices sustainably enhance, rather than detract from, the natural surroundings. In the community’s terraced, single-story design, landscape displacement is virtually unnoticeable. Each villa’s footprint has been moved to the ‘green roofs’, revealing clear sightlines as the development recedes from view. Beyond aesthetics, these ‘green roofs’ also mitigate each villa’s heating loads, reducing A/C and power consumption.

Each generously scaled villa features meticulously curated natural interiors, open-plan spaces, and floor-to-ceiling glass windows, which simultaneously allow for natural cross-ventilation and reduce the need for artificial light during the day, while revealing 180° ocean views. Other sustainable measures include the use of LED lighting throughout, waterefficient kitchen and bathroom fixtures as well as rainwater collection and the treatment of wastewater for irrigation use.

East Resort offers owners and guests privileged access to the amenities and services of The Crane Resort and dining delivery from its acclaimed restaurants, including Zen. As the community reaches completion, it will offer a diverse range of on-site resort amenities, such as an organic greenhouse, a farm-to-table café, a destination spa, a rooftop restaurant and bar, a fitness centre, tennis courts, and more.

Ownership at EAST is hassle-free, as the developer can manage each villa when not in use. With the option also available to participate in Crane Resorts’ historically successful rental programme, these villas are effortless to own – whether intended for personal use or as an investment. Additionally, astute investors will appreciate the pre-construction offer of flexible staged payments based on construction milestones such as Foundation, Watertight, Structure, and Practical Completion.

The Cliff-front Villas are being offered exclusively for Fractional Ownership starting at US$16,895/week. Preconstruction prices for Hillside Villas start at US$745,000, and the villas of The Culpepper Collection begin at US$1.9 million.

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