From Jamaica, with love, comes the glamorous GoldenEye Hotel & Resort. The former home of James Bond author, Ian Fleming, and named after the Pierce Brosnan Bond film, GoldenEye is a genuine boutique resort just brimming with luxury and style. Located on Oracabessa Bay, on the north coast of Jamaica, GoldenEye is a collection of cottages and suites along a breathtaking beach. With a treetop restaurant, swim-up spa, and beautifully-appointed rooms, this piece of paradise is the perfect getaway for those with a refined taste for quality. And the good news is, you don’t even have to be an international super spy to enjoy the abundance.
Q: First off, what are the rooms like?
A: In a word, magnificent. There are only 20 rooms on the sprawling 52-acre property, contributing to the resort’s feeling of exclusive intimacy, and they are all stunningly designed, well-lit and vibrant. The Lagoon Cottages are 720 sq ft of bliss, built into the lush landscape, and featuring an attached private dock extending out over the serenity of the lagoon with your own kayak to use. The One-Bedroom Beach Villas (of which there are five) offer straight-to-sand access past the vast verandas with its garden-shaded outdoor showers and a 1,100 sq ft of living space. The Two-Bedroom Beach Villas (of which there are four) are gorgeous two-story cottages with 1,700 sq ft of living space and large porches both upstairs and down. While all these accommodations are absolutely amazing, the highlight of GoldenEye is the Fleming Villa. A world unto itself as rich as any of the author’s novels, this villa features its own private beach with a cave, as well as a pool, gardens, series of satellite cottages, and dedicated full-time staff. Live like Ian did, soak up his lingering energy and feel the inspiration.
Q: What sort of amenities does GoldenEye Jamaica offer?
A: All the units come fully equipped with nothing but the finest. Look forward to Brazilian hardwood, 400-thread count handmade linens and custom-designed furniture, complimentary property-wide Wi-Fi, flat screen TVs, a gift of Blackwell Rum, minibar stocked with Red Stripe beer and Jamaican snacks, overhead fans, Logitech Squeezebox sound system packed with a huge catalog of music, local wild-crafted botanical bath and beauty products, and GoldenEye sigature deep, claw-foot tubs.
Q: What activities can we do?
A: Stay in primo super-spy shape with a plethora of activities and things to do. On land or sea (or the four-acre Lagoon), you can have the most fun on your vacation. Bliss out in the sun until you’re ready to go lagoon rafting, stand-up paddleboarding, snorkeling, jet skiing, and kayaking. Go mountain biking through the hills and local fishing village or go on a team jog along the coast. Play tennis on the flood-lit courtts, do core training workouts, or partake in sunset yoga. Take a ride in the glass-bottom boat to see over 700 species of fish, or birdwatching to see over 250 species of birds, or just be in the exotic gardens. And when it’s time to pull up a seat, there’s always backgammon.
Q: Any special excursions we can go on outside of the resort?
A: While you’ve got more than enough to do at GoldenEye, there is an abundance of magical experiences awaiting outside the resort. Go on a Jet-Ski Safari; or go golfing, scuba diving, deep sea fishing, river tubing, horseback riding, waterfall touring, or exploring Dolphin’s Cove or Mystic Mountain (as if that doesn’t sound dreamy). Or visit Firefly Hill, to what many claim to be the most stunning view in the Caribbean.
Q: What about things to do for kids?
A: With more than 30 acres of gardens, woods, lagoons, caves and beaches to explore, the kids will have their hands full of fun. Sign them up with an exciting and educational class, such as Adventure by the Sea (learning water safety and snorkeling); Coconut Carving with Ramsey (for the perfect souvenir); Art Classes with Tukula Ntama (painting mosaics and collages); and Jewlery and Doll Making with Mama Orah (the master potter, jewler, painter and yoga teacher will empower your children through art). Or set them up with a James Bond movie and give mom and dad some time to themselves.
Q: What is the spa like?
A: Ooooh, FieldSpa is a dream come true. Soothe yourself into a peaceful tempo and experience pure rejuvenation as you slow down and remember to adopt a sense of gratitude. In the serenity of the cottage at the lagoon’s edge with its open-air treatment rooms, the spa is a veritable sanctuary of good vibes. Treat yourself to a massage, salt scrub, skin brightening facial, herbal wrap, and energy work. You can even glide up in your kayak or swim up to the spa for the full effect. Or have the treatment done in the private oasis of your own room. Either way, you’re sure to boost your health and happiness.
Q: What are the dining options at GoldenEye Jamaica?
A: The eating at GoldenEye’s two restaurants is a sensory adventure in itself! Bizot Bar is the spot for stylish low key dining in a sexy ambiance. Named after the French counter-culture connoisseur, Jean-Francois Bizot, a journalist and music tastemaker, Bizot Bar is a vibed up poolside restaurant serving phenomenal taste sensations, all set to the soundtrack of Radio Nova France – the tunes Bizot himself would be playing. The other option is The Gazebo lounge and restaurant, built in an aerie, tree-house style with international dishes, a hefty wine list, and open-air dining and cocktails set to the backdrop of the Caribbean. There’s also in-room dining available to make a romantic dinner on your own porch, as well as privately catered BBQ dining by torch light on the peninsula. There’s no dress code here so come as you are!
Q: I just may do exactly that. Feels about time I embrace my inner secret agent.
A: Give us at My Boutique Travel a shout and we’ll be happy to answer any questions you have and book you the perfect vacation. Or just research here and book online! Whatever works best for your style, we’re here to help make it the best ever.