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Goldeneye

Jamaica

GoldenEye, owned by Chris Blackwell of Island Records fame, is the jewel in the crown of the Island Outpost collection of properties in Jamaica. A beautiful boutique property tucked away from it all in Oracabessa Bay just outside of Ocho Rios.

At a Glance

  • Jamaica's best kept secret, in a small village away from any of the larger more developed areas of the island

  • Relaxed and low key vibe perfect for couples and families alike

  • James Bond inspired - guests can stay in Ian Fleming's villa

  • Good spot for celeb spotting on Jamaica with many music moguls hanging out here

  • Cottages are located either on the lagoon - perfect for access to kayak around the resort - or directly on the beach

  • Wide variety of activities available from tennis to fishing trips to sunset yoga and head out of the resort to experience local culture

Beach, Couples, Honeymoon, Family

Insider's View

Goldeneye is named after the book that Ian Fleming is said to have written at the hotel. Guests can still stay at the Ian Fleming villa now.

Gemma Dobson

Insider's View

If you're lucky you may be there to witness one of the large leather back turtles coming onto the beach to lay it's eggs. Further along the beach there's a turtle conservation project and at certain times they release baby turtles back into the ocean ask at GoldenEye and they will arrange a visit.

Gemma Dobson

Insider's View

Take a walk down to James Bond Beach and enjoy a red stripe and take in the atmosphere, maybe join in a game of dominoes or just enjoy the relaxed vibe and reggae!

Gemma Dobson

Insider's View

Do try the Blackwell Rum!

Gemma Dobson

Insider's View

At night time look out for Firefly's they can often be seen here!

Gemma Dobson

Insider's View

Instead of walking, kayak up the lagoon to the FieldSpa where you can relax and unwind whilst enjoying a treatment in one of the open-to-the air treatment rooms

Alice Moseley

Insider's View

In keeping with GoldenEye's environmental philosophy, if you choose not to use the air conditioning during your stay, you will receive a rebate of US$20 per night

Juliet Morris

Insider's View

Learn to Stand Up Paddle Board from Button Beach on the calm waters of the lagoon. Dainty from the water sports center has lots of little tips to help you get standing and paddling round like a pro in no time!

Katie May

Call us on 858 523 9000 to start planning your vacation to Goldeneye

Description

Named after the book author Ian Fleming wrote here, GoldenEye is testament to the uber world of James Bond. Magically reinvigorated over the last few years, this beautiful property has reopened with brand new beachfront cottages and suites, perfect for couples and families, looking for a secluded vacation in a lush and beautiful part of Jamaica.

Stay in a one or two bedroom cottage located on the beach or the lagoon. For a special occasion or for guests with a larger family all wanting to be accommodated together, stay in Ian Fleming's house itself, complete with your own pool, private beach and stunning sunken garden. There are also 26 charming beach huts and a number of additional beachside facilities added due for opening in April 2016.

Laze the days away at GoldenEye in a hammock overlooking the ocean or explore the 30 acres of exotic gardens and grounds with Ramsay, who has worked at GoldenEye since Fleming's days and will explain all the fascinating flora and fauna, including 255 species of birds. For the more adventurous, take a jet ski trip to forgotten coves, kayak along the resort's own lagoon and into the open sea, learn to sail or take fishing trips with Ramsay. In the early evenings, enjoy a spectacular sunset at the Bizot Bar and try owner Blackwell's locally produced dark rum in a signature GoldenEye cocktail before enjoying a delicious dinner or a traditional spicy Jamaican barbecue. Come and experience this secluded bolthole for yourself - surely Jamaica’s best kept secret.

Accommodation

Goldeneye offers a wide variety of accommodation ranging from the fun and quirky beach huts, some of which are suspended above the sand on stilts, to the beach and lagoon villas with their own private verandas and the original properties Spanish Elm, Strangeways and the Fleming Villa.

Rooms feature state-of-the-art amenities such as Sonos Play:1 speakers, Apple TV and Panasonic Inverter air conditioning technology, as well as luxurious amenities including natural botanical toiletries and hand-dyed batik bathrobes.

One Bedroom Beach Hut

These free-standing beach huts, raised 3 - 5 feet off the sand, are designed to promote indoor/outdoor living. With a floor space of around 39m² and facing either Oracabessa Bay or Snorkeler's Cove, each beach hut has a king-size bed, private veranda and interior wet room. Amenities include: toiletries made with local, botanical ingredients, hand-dyed batik bathrobes, Frette towels, complimentary wifi, flat screen television with over 200 International channels and Apple TV, Sonos Play:1 speaker, Mini bar/fridge with Bodum coffee press and Bodum hot water kettle, hairdryer, iron/ironing board and safebox.

One Bedroom Beach Hut with Open-Air Dune Room

These split-level free-standing beach huts, raised 10 feet off the sand, have a bedroom located on the upper level and a sandy floor Dune Room located below. With living space of around 95m² each beach hut has a king-size bed, private veranda and interior wet room. The Dune Room has a dining area, wet bar, Smeg fridge and toaster. Amenities include: toiletries made with local, botanical ingredients, hand-dyed batik bathrobes, Frette towels, complimentary wifi, flat screen television with over 200 International channels and Apple TV, Sonos Play:1 speaker, Mini bar/fridge with Bodum coffee press and Bodum hot water kettle, hairdryer, iron/ironing board and safebox.

One Bedroom Lagoon Hut

Nestled in its own tropical garden and with direct access to the lagoon from its own private deck, the One Bedroom Lagoon Hut is a cosy, charming secluded property with a king-size bed, bathroom with bathtub and separate overhead rain shower and its own outdoor kitchen. Named 'Spanish Elm', this is the spot where Johnny Depp chose to plant his tree.

Two Bedroom Beach Hut

These two-storey, free-standing beach huts have a floor space of around 95m², and work well for couples or older families as each level has its own entrance. There is also an interior 'trap door' with a ladder to join the two rooms. Each room has a king-size bed, private veranda and interior wet room and the hut also has an outdoor garden bathtub. The dining area has a full-sized Smeg fridge, wet bar, toaster oven, blender and popcorn machine. Amenities include: toiletries made with local, botanical ingredients, hand-dyed batik bathrobes, Frette towels, complimentary wifi, flat screen television with over 200 International channels and Apple TV, Sonos Play:1 speaker, Mini bar/fridge with Bodum coffee press and Bodum hot water kettle, hairdryer, iron/ironing board and safebox.

One Bedroom Lagoon Cottage

The Lagoon Cottages have 67m² of floor space and each has its own private deck extending four feet over the lagoon with a brightly colored kayak tied up and waiting for you. Each cottage has a king-size bed, en-suite bathroom and private outdoor shower. Amenities include: toiletries made with local, botanical ingredients, hand-dyed batik robes, complimentary wifi, flat screen television with over 200 International channels and Apple TV, Sonos Play:1 speaker stocked with a catalogue of Island Records music, mini bar stocked with Red Stripe beer and other Jamaican drinks and snacks, Bodum coffee press with Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee, hairdryer, iron/ironing board and a safe.

One Bedroom Ocean Front Villa

This villa is nestled under a giant Banyan tree and features a queen size bed, separate living room and kitchen area, private patio with ocean views for al fresco dining and a bathroom with an antique claw foot bathtub and doors opening out to an exotic outdoor rain shower. There is also a second bathroom with bamboo shower and a private tropical garden. Amenities include: toiletries made with local, botanical ingredients, hand-dyed batik bathrobes, Frette towels, complimentary wifi, flat screen television with over 200 International channels and Apple TV, Sonos Play:1 speaker, mini bar/fridge stocked with Red Stripe beer and other Jamaican snacks and drinks, Bodum coffee press with Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee, Brita water filter, hairdryer, iron/ironing board and safebox.

One Bedroom Beach or Lagoon Villa

The One Bedroom Beach Villas open directly onto Low Cay Beach and the One Bedroom Lagoon Villa sits directly on GoldenEye’s four-acre signature lagoon. They have a floor space of 102m² and all feature a large porch with dining area, card table and hammock, wooden louvred windows, living room, kitchen and an indoor/outdoor bathroom. There is a king-size bed as well as a queen-size daybed in the living room which can sleep 2 children. Amenities include: toiletries made with local, botanical ingredients, hand-dyed batik bathrobes, Frette towels, complimentary wifi, flat screen television with over 200 International channels and Apple TV, Sonos Play:1 speaker, 50s style Smeg fridge stocked with Red Stripe beer and other Jamaican snacks and drinks, Bodum coffee press with Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee, Brita water filter, hairdryer, iron/ironing board and safebox.

Two Bedroom Beach or Lagoon Villa

Four of the Two Bedroom Villas are located directly on Low Cay Beach and one is located on the lagoon. With large porches upstairs and downstairs, nearly 160m² of living space, including a full kitchen these villas are perfect for larger families with two double king-size bedrooms and a queen daybed in the living room that can sleep 2 children. Amenities include: toiletries made with local, botanical ingredients, hand-dyed batik bathrobes, Frette towels, complimentary wifi, flat screen television with over 200 International channels and Apple TV, Sonos Play:1 speaker, 50s style Smeg fridge stocked with Red Stripe beer and other Jamaican snacks and drinks, Bodum coffee press with Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee, Brita water filter, hairdryer, iron/ironing board and safebox.

Three Bedroom Ocean Front Villa (Strangeways)

Strangeways is a three-bedroom villa, situated atop a cliff with superb sea views. There is a set of stone steps and lead down to the private swimming patio which has direct lagoon access. The villa is comprised of several buildings, with each bedroom in a separate structure, some of which offer outdoor rain showers. There is also a living room and fully equipped kitchen.

Fleming Villa

The Fleming Villa has the feeling of being on its own private island, with its own beach, swimming pool, gardens and staff. Made up of the main villa along with satellite cottages, a Pool House and Sweet Spot, this is the ultimate in luxury and the guaranteed feeling of starring in your own James Bond film. The villa can be offered with a variety of room options to suit your needs.

Childcare

Children are welcome at Goldeneye and activity programs are run on demand. Babysitting is available at an extra cost. The resort offers trained lifeguards and skilled sailing instructors to teach your children a range of watersports including jet ski rides to explore the coastline and the beautiful coral reefs.

Facilities

Facilities at the resort include a beach bar serving breakfast and lunch and a restaurant, swimming pool, book and DVD library, floodlit tennis court, sailboats gift shop and thalassotherapy spa offering rubs and scrubs using local ingredients. Treatments can also be enjoyed in the privacy of your own room. A brand new seaside bar and rooftop terrace, pool area, snorkeling cove, grill shack and drink stand have been added close to the beach huts.

Activities

Complimentary activities at the resort include swimming, snorkeling, kayaking, paddle boarding, sailing, birding to catch glimpses of the island's bird species, nature walking, backgammon and tennis. Activities at an additional charge include deep sea fishing, pole fishing, scuba diving, horse riding, golf, arts and crafts classes and trips around the island all available nearby.

Location & Directions

Jamaica

GoldenEye is located in Oracabessa Bay, in the parish of St. Mary, 20 minutes outside of Ocho Rios on the north coast of Jamaica.

When to go

Offering warm temperatures throughout the year the Caribbean is a perfect year round destination. With an average of 9 hours sunshine a day the peak season runs from December through to April which is the dry season when you can expect very little rainfall. May to November are the slightly wetter months where you will find an increase in rainfall as the summer season goes on and with that some humidity, however the Summer months are still a great time to travel as the temperatures are hot and the rain tends to come in short heavy bursts but not all day long. The wettest months with the most humidity are September and October and these are the most probable months for hurricanes to occur in the region although many islands have not experienced hurricanes for a number of years. The average daily temperatures range from the mid-seventies in the winter months and mid-eighties in the summertime.

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