Hotel rooms and staff are stellar. Hotel location is very relaxing. We used the exercise room daily which was never crowded. Beach has ample space for all guests and the waves are rough, probably not the best for young children to go deep into the water. Food is fairly expensive but you do have a full kitchen. If you bring food from home you will save a lot of money. Building 5 overlooks the ocean but you are a little far from the rest of the hotel and beach. Building 8 which we stayed in has fine views of the ocean and was close to the beach. Taking taxis to attractions gets pricey. If you book excursions get them to pick you up. All in all I would return to the Crane.