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Goldeneye

Oracabessa, 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 on the lagoon perfect for access to kayak around the resort or directly on the beach in stunning two storey buildings

  • 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

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 11 Beach or Lagoon Cottages, 6 Lagoon Suites, 26 new beach huts and a villa. Beach cottages feature outdoor garden showers, flat screened TVs, WiFi and state-of-the-art amenities. Rooms come with queen/king size beds, spacious bathrooms and private verandas opening out on to immaculate tropical gardens creating your very own hideaway.

  • Total living area of 720-square feet
  • Custom-designed king-size bed outfitted with Royal Hut 400-thread count handmade linens (each bed faces out onto the water and overlooks Santa Maria Island)
  • 287-square foot veranda crafted from sustainable Brazilian hardwood
  • Outdoor chaise lounges on dock and veranda
  • Custom-designed furniture including writing desk and oversized comfy club chair
  • 32-inch flat screen television with over 200 international channels
  • Your welcome gift of Blackwell Rum, awaits your arrival
  • Minibar stocked with Red Stripe beer plus Ting and other beverages and tasty snacks unique to Jamaica
  • Overhead fans
  • Logitech Squeezebox sound system stocked with a catalogue of Island Records music
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi (available in all rooms and throughout the property)
  • Panasonic Inverter air conditioning technology (utilizes 40% less energy)
  • Bodum coffee press (with fresh Blue Mountain Jamaican coffee) and kettle with a selection of tea

Lagoon Hut

With direct access to the lagoon and its own private deck, the one-bedroom Lagoon Hut is a secluded property situated in its own tropical garden. The hut has its own outdoor kitchen and superb views across the lagoon.

One Bedroom Beach Cottage

Five One Bedroom Beach Cottage open directly onto Low Cay Beach. The One Bedroom Lagoon Villa sits directly on GoldenEye’s four-acre signature lagoon. All feature a large porch, wooden louvred windows and wide double doors. These private accommodations invite the kind of indoor/outdoor living GoldenEye is famous for.

Two Bedroom Lagoon Cottage

Each Lagoon Cottage has its own private dock extending four feet over the lagoon and a brightly colored kayak that’s tied up and waiting for you. Each cottage is built into lush natural landscape with direct access to the lagoon from your veranda. All are just steps away from Low Cay Beach.

One Bedroom Lagoon Cottage

Each Lagoon Cottage has its own private dock extending four feet over the lagoon and a brightly colored kayak that’s tied up and waiting for you. Each cottage is built into lush natural landscape with direct access to the lagoon from your veranda. All are just steps away from Low Cay Beach.

Two Bedroom Beach Cottage

Four of the Two Bedroom Cottages are located directly on Low Cay Beach and one is located on the lagoon. With their large porches (upstairs and downstairs), louvred windows and double doors, these private accommodations are constructed for year-round indoor/outdoor living.

Strangeways

Strangeways is a three-bedroom villa, situated atop a cliff with superb sea views. Follow the steps down to the private swimming patio, and direct lagoon access. The villa is comprised of several buildings, with each bedroom in a separate structure, some of which offer outdoor rain showers.

Fleming Villa

Fleming Villa is like an island unto itself. Looking for privacy? Fleming Villa (along with its satellite cottages, Pool House and Sweet Spot) is all about privacy. Your own beach—and, of course, your own pool, gardens, and staff. Walk over to GoldenEye for a spa treatment, for sunset cocktails at the Bizot Bar, for dinner at the Gazebo. Walk back to Fleming Villa and, again, you’re secluded. Removed from it all. Really, it’s the best of all worlds—and, the very best of ours. Of course, there’s the history. Fleming, and his character, Bond. James Bond. If these walls could talk they’d tell tales of artists and writers, spies and seducers. The romantic atmosphere is palpable. The vibe, utterly relaxing, though you may feel the inspiration that lives here, still.

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, jet skis, 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 jet skiing, wave running, deep sea fishing, pole fishing, scuba diving, horse riding, golf, arts and crafts classes and trips around the island all available nearby.

Location & Directions

Oracabessa, 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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