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The vibe, utterly relaxing, though you may feel the inspiration that lives here, still. The stunning 52-acre property is home to secret coves, breathtaking private beaches, tropical forests and a singular lagoon.

It's also one of the island's most historic, as the former home of Ian Fleming, and the hideaway at which the author scribed all 14 of his James Bond novels. A former travel columnist for The New York Times Syndicate, Smart Money, Ski, USA Today, and USA Weekend, I’m the editor of Everett Potter’s Travel Report and lecture as an expert for National Geographic Expeditions. We are also hoping you will come back in the future, and to be able to see The Fleming Villa! Ideal for a couple looking to experience the sexy beach vibes together, each hut is furnished with a king-sized bed—most beds are positioned to look out onto the private veranda—and offers an immersive open air interior wet room (with double rain shower heads).

The food wasn’t unhealthy at all, but it was so good and there was so much of it, it was hard to restrain yourself! The ocean is clean and you can kayak around the lagoon, swim, snorkel, and yoga. Bizot Bar - On the western arm of Low Cay Beach, Bizot Bar is the spot for stylish low key dining, serving breakfast and lunch that includes fresh salads, yummy burgers and tasty pastas, as well as famously authentic and delicious Jamaican specialties. On our second night, I called the front desk about ongoing movement/banging from the construction area after midnight. Named after one of Ian Fleming’s World War II missions, Operation GoldenEye, this Island Outpost property is owned by Chris Blackwell, Jamaica-raised founder of Island Records. We stayed in one of the Beach Huts. The staff and the service was excellent, nothing too much trouble with just the right amount of attentive service. It includes a guided snorkeling tour through the nearby reef and visit to Firefly, Noel Coward’s former hilltop home, where Fleming spent many afternoons, gin and bitters in hand. The Gazebo - Built in an aerie, tree house-style, the Gazebo (with lounge & restaurant) serves up dishes with an international flavor. Overlooking both Low Cay Beach and The Lagoon, Goldeneye’s website describes The Gazebo as ‘ the sexy, open-air spot to enjoy cocktails while watching fiery Caribbean sunsets ‘ – I couldn’t put it better myself! There’s a magnetic quality here that has, for decades, attracted creatives of all stripes. These timeless luxuries, paired with the thoughtful way we arrange your room (Blackwell Rum, hand-dyed batik robes, our selection of bath and beauty products made with local botanical ingredients), make your stay at GoldenEye extraordinary. The bed was superb (although after nightly "turndown," you can't watch TV in bed because of all the mosquito netting). There are 49 stand-alone Beach Huts, Lagoon Cottages and Beach and Lagoon Villas, as well as Fleming Villa, designed by Fleming, himself. You might think this design – so unique and so private – would explain this villa’s name. We certainly appreciate all your valuable feedback as it helps us to improve our service standards to you, our esteemed guests. Bedrooms (up and downstairs)Custom-designed king-size bed outfitted with Royal Hut 400-thread count handmade linens, Mini refrigerator stocked with Jamaica’s tastiest treats (upstairs), 37-inch flat screen television with over 200 international channels (upstairs bedroom), Living RoomQueen-size daybed and oversized comfy club chair with Royal Hut decorative pillows, Bathrooms & Walk-in Closet AreaGoldenEye signature deep, claw-foot tub, Full Kitchen includingYour welcome gift of Blackwell Rum, awaits your arrival, Refrigerator from Smeg’s 50’s style retro line (fully stocked with Red Stripe beer plus Ting and other beverages and tasty snacks unique to Jamaica, Outdoor area255-square foot front porch (downstairs), Private chaise lounges, table and sun umbrella in front of each Two Bedroom Beach Villa. The bedroom is located on the upper level; the sandy-floor, open-air Dune Room is below. In addition to the treehouse style, it also has nods to James Bond and the books’ Jamaican heritage through the decor.

We ate several times at the Gazebo which was a better dining experience. I was a longtime contributor to Outside, Money, National Geographic Traveler, Travel Leisure and Forbes Life and my work has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, Town & Country and The Robb Report.

Al fresco dining options: lunch or dinner under the famous almond trees planted by Ian Fleming, Fleming Beach BBQ and jerk. Each floor has the same layout—with king bed and its own bathroom—yet separate entrances on each floor convey the feeling of privacy. All One Bedroom Villas accommodate two adults and can sleep up to two children on the queen-sized daybed in living room. Very simple, very special this is our super laidback rum bar right on rustic Button Beach. It is a 90-minute drive from Montego Bay International Airport and an 8-minute drive from Ian Fleming Private Airport. Food in the Bizot bar was OK, breakfast being by far the best meal there. © 2020 Forbes Media LLC. Pingback: The Spa at Goldeneye, Jamaica | Got To Be Gourmet, Wow! Our bath robes were threadbare in places - which didn't add to a luxury experience. Upstairs, the bedroom porch looks out to the sea.

The restaurant walls are adorned by record covers and magazine cutouts of reggae and jazz musicians. Walk back to Fleming Villa and, again, you’re secluded. Learn about the writer behind James Bond, Ian Lancaster Fleming, and GoldenEye resort.

Contributing to our Dive Shop, the only dive shop in Jamaica owned & operated by a nonprofit organization where ll proceeds are used to fund marine conservation.

( Log Out /  Ah there were plenty of Rum cocktails too Jhunelle – and plenty of Rum &a Ting! Each is free-standing and has been designed to promote indoor/outdoor living—enhancing the sexy beach vibe and seductive sounds of the tropics. Your account has been temporarily locked due to too many failed login attempts. Walk back to Fleming Villa and, again, you’re secluded. GoldenEye Hotel & Resort overlooks the Caribbean Sea in the quiet village of Oracabessa Bay on Jamaica’s north coast. GoldenEye Hotel & Resort overlooks the Caribbean Sea in the quiet village of Oracabessa Bay on Jamaica’s north coast. Golf carts would have been so much easier. feast, dinner in the protected Fleming cave or served anywhere else you would like in the villa’s famously lush garden. We traveled to Jamaica specifically to visit Goldeneye as my husband is a bit of a Bond fan. .TableDefault {border-collapse:collapse;border:1px solid #000000;} Grab a Red Stripe and wander upstairs to the rooftop lounge and take in a panoramic view of the sea. Our menus feature a bounty of local specialties, from Jamaican-style ackee & saltfish to spicy jerk chicken with rice & peas as well as glorious seasonal fruits & sumptuous desserts. VIP amenities, upgrades, and experiences you can’t get on your own. One Love, Jeanine Tribley PR & Social Media Coordinator, Grand Palladium Hotels & Resorts in Jamaica, Adults Only and Adult Friendly Resorts Jamaica. Al fresco dining options: lunch or dinner under the famous almond trees planted by Ian Fleming, Fleming Beach BBQ and jerk feast, dinner in the protected Fleming cave or served anywhere else you would like in the villa’s famously lush garden. cottages are located on the water with direct lagoon access from your private Even primal,” Chris says. No formal meeting spaces are available at GoldenEye, but business travelers can arrange a special event at the resort. Of course, there’s the history.

.Custom6 {font-family:Verdana;font-size:12px;color:#000000;font-weight:bold;vertical-align:middle;} There’s a spacious feeling to this one bedroom villa where rooms flow together informally. treatment, for sunset cocktails at the Bizot Bar, for dinner at the Gazebo. Built in an airy, tree-house style, the newly designed Gazebo (with lounge and restaurant) serves up dishes with an international flavor. Turquoise Holidays who were excellent as always. GoldenEye is located a 20-minute drive east of Ocho Rios. If you are a resident of another country or region, please select the appropriate version of Tripadvisor for your country or region in the drop-down menu. Now, to mark the release of the 25th James Bond movie, No Time To Die, which is partly filmed in Jamaica, GoldenEye is offering a dedicated package, the “Ultimate James Bond Experience,” to celebrate the birthplace of what is arguably the greatest spy series ever created. Spa - To spend time in FieldSpa is to exist in a more mindful & peaceful tempo, a cadence that allows us to breathe more deeply, live more slowly & more fully when returning to work & home. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Prices are the average nightly price provided by our partners and may not include all taxes and fees.



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