Crane Resorts, Barbados’ prolific developer and operator behind the historic and award-winning Crane Resort, is thrilled to announce a new chapter in oceanfront luxury living with the transformation of its second luxury development, formerly known as Beach Houses, now rebranded as East Resort.

A secluded, low-density, and eco-luxury villa resort community, East Resort, or simply EAST, is nestled on the breathtaking East Coast of Barbados, overlooking Skeete’s Bay Beach and Culpepper Island. EAST is specially designed to accentuate the property’s exclusive location on the 1% of the East Coast that remains outside of Barbados’ protected National Park. Cherished by generations of Barbadians, the East Coast boasts striking limestone cliffs, vast beach expanses, and a relaxed pace of life reminiscent of days gone by, making it a haven for those seeking serenity and restoration in nature.

Phase 2 – A Vision Unveiled

“Our vision has always been to create an eco-luxury villa resort that celebrates one of the most spectacular stretches of coastline in the Caribbean,” said John Doyle, Director of Business Development. “With our rebrand to East Resort, we are paying eponymous homage to the island’s East Coast, providing our villa owners and guests with a luxuriously laid-back lifestyle in seclusion, space, and serenity.” Following the successful Phase 1 opening of 10 Cliff-front Villas in November 2020, EAST has announced that pre-construction sales for Phase 2 will commence this winter. On completion, this phase will see the exciting addition of a farm-to-table café and 20 new, luxurious semi-detached one- and two- bedroom Hillside Villas. EAST is also introducing The Culpepper Collection, offering 12 exclusive land lots overlooking the beautiful bay of Culpepper Island. These lots offer buyers the perfect canvas for bespoke builds, choosing from the developer’s library of luxurious 3-bedroom and 4 bedroom villa plans and working with an in-house team of expert architects and builders to customise to individual tastes.

Architectural Elegance, Eco-Conscious Living

At EAST, thoughtful architectural design choices in each villa collection sustainably enhance rather than detract from the natural surroundings. The community's terraced, single-story design ensures minimal landscape displacement, with villa footprints cleverly placed on 'green roofs'; that maintain clear sightlines
as the development recedes. Beyond aesthetics, these ‘green roofs’ mitigate each villa’s heating loads, reducing A/C and power consumption.

Each generously scaled villa features clean-lined simplicity, meticulously curated natural interiors, open- plan spaces, and floor-to-ceiling glass windows. The design allows for natural cross-ventilation, reducing the need for artificial light during the day and offering stunning 180° ocean views. Other sustainable features include LED lighting, water-efficient kitchen and bathroom fixtures, rainwater collection and wastewater treatment for irrigation.

Embracing the laid-back lifestyle, each villa’s infinity edge private pool and inviting hot tub beckon guests and owners to unwind while soaking in coastal beauty. Secluded patios and gardens also provide tranquil escapes and “no tan-lines” levels of privacy. And, for those leisurely moments, nested BBQ grills promise enjoyable gatherings with friends and family.

A Lifestyle Beyond Compare

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 also 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, hiking trails, yoga and more.

Sales & Pricing Information

Villa ownership at EAST is hassle-free, as the developer can manage each villa when not in use. With the option 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 exclusively available as vacation rentals or Fractional Ownership starting from US$16,895/week. Pre-construction prices for the Hillside Villas start from US$749,000, while the villas of The Culpepper Collection begin at US$1.9M.

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About East Resort

East Resort, formerly known as Beach Houses, is a world-class eco-luxury villa resort currently under development on the stunning East Coast of Barbados. It is the exclusive oceanfront standalone villa resort community in Barbados, offering Vacation Rentals, Fractional and Villa Ownership with an unparalleled experience rooted in luxury, sustainability, and the natural beauty of the East Coast.