Get to Know The Neighbourhood: St. Philip Parish, Barbados

The easternmost parish of the easternmost island in the Caribbean island chain, St. Philip, Barbados is a world of its own just waiting to be discovered. Home to some of the island's most beautiful beaches and historical sites, here are just a few of the places you should get to know:

Sunbury Plantation House 

(11 minutes away from The Crane Private Residences)

Sunbury Plantation House, St. Philip

Sunbury Plantation House, St. Philip

Sunbury Plantation House has the distinction of being the only 17th century sugar estate great house that is open entirely to the general public. Here, you can take a tour of Barbadian history, with a glimpse at relics of early plantation life including mahogany antiques, chine, glassware and prints, as well as horse drawn carriages and more. There is also an onsite restaurant and bar which offers buffet lunches or an a la carte menu on select days.

Four Square Rum Distillery and Heritage Park

(11 minutes away from The Crane Private Residences)

Four Square Rum Distillery and Heritage Park is a functioning rum factory known for producing rums such as Doorly's, Tommy Bahama and E.S.A. Field, among others. Here, you can learn about the various stages of rum production during a walking tour of the factory. The Heritage Park is also home to historic buildings, colonial architecture and a folk museum.

Ragged Point Light House

(17 minutes away from The Crane Private Residences)

View from Ragged Point, St. Philip

View from Ragged Point, St. Philip

As the most easterly point of the island, Ragged Point offers a magnificent view of almost the entire East Coast of Barbados and its scenery. Also at this location, you will one of Barbados' four lighthouses, the others being found at South Point, Needhams Point and Harrison Point. 

Bushy Park Race Circuit

(11 minutes away from The Crane Private Residences)

The newly refurbished Bushy Park Race Circuit is known for hosting motoring events such as the Top Gear Festival, Race of Champions and Global Rally Cross Championship. Apart from these events, the racing circuit hosts karting, circuit racing and drag racing - a motoring enthusiast's delight!

Crane Beach

(footsteps away from The Crane Private Residences)

Crane Beach, St. Philip

Crane Beach, St. Philip

Rated as "One of the 10 Best Beaches in the World" by Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous, Crane Beach is accessible by stairs or a glass-front beach elevator from The Crane Resort. On the beach, your feet will be caressed by pink, powder-soft sand, while a lush coconut grove dances in sync with the tropical cooling breezes, in the Caribbean sun. Protected by a natural coral reef, Crane Beach boasts one of the best swimming venues on the Atlantic side of Barbados.

Ready to move to St. Philip, Barbados? Pre-construction prices at Barbados' newest private residence community range from US$617,000 - US$1.3M and are approximately half of comparable luxury ocean front real estate in Barbados. For more information, contact property@craneresorts.com.