Goldeneye is a name synonymous with James Bond, so perhaps not surprisingly it is also the name that Bond writer Ian Fleming gave to his private estate on the north coast of Jamaica. It was here, in the original ‘Fleming Villa’ that the famous 007 novels were written. Now guests can stay in the spacious 5 bedroom accommodation, as well as in a number of outlaying one- and two-bedroom villas and cottages in the extensive 52 acre grounds of the property.
In a beautiful location overlooking the Caribbean Sea, the estate is located in the quiet village of Oracabessa Bay, some 20 minutes outside of the popular Ocho Rios area. With great connections to both Montego Bay and Kingston airports, it is well placed to welcome discerning guests and Bond aficionados all year round.
The expansive grounds are home to a multitude of treasures and secrets including coves, private beaches, forests and a lagoon. There are two restaurants as well as 2 swimming pools, a spa, beach dining and a lovely bar, all with spectacular views out over the surroundings.
Goldeneye has to be seen to be believed. Its combination of luxurious touches, hints of the ‘real’ Jamaica and outstanding service means it should be right at the top of your list of places to stay on the beautiful island of Jamaica.
All of the rooms at Goldeneye include signature clawfoot style bathtubs and outdoor showers, flat screen televisions with some 200 channels, complimentary WiFi, a high quality sound system with a range of Island Records music, air conditioning, custom built furniture, luxurious bath products and handmade linen.
Lagoon Cottages – these cottages have private decks extending out over resort’s lagoon, where you have your own personal kayak moored waiting for you. Great access to the water and an outdoor decking area means a seamless blend with the landscape. The bed faces out over the lagoon and Santa Maria Island, and you are mere steps from Low Cay beach. These accommodations provide a lovely quiet setting, built with privacy in mind. They sleep up to 2 plus a crib on request.
One-bedroom Oceanfront Villa – One of the original villas on the estate, with a spacious queen size be and doors that open right out onto the Caribbean Sea. A large clawfoot tub sits raised behind the bed, and there is an outdoor patio with rain shower as well as a thatched outdoor bathroom. A spacious living area has a queen size day bed and there is also a kitchen area. They sleep up to 3 plus a child or crib on request.
One- and Two-bedroom Beach and Lagoon Villas – These open directly onto the lagoon or the white sandy beach, with a large porch area, louvered windows and double doors to help blend the interior/exterior living spaces perfectly. There is a full kitchen and spacious living area with an oversized daybed. The one-bed villas sleep up to 3 plus a child or crib on request. The two-bed villas sleep up to 5 plus a child or crib on request.
The Fleming Villa – The original house where Ian Fleming penned his Bond novels is comprised of a 3 bedroom main house and two outlaying single bedroom cottages. Recently refurbished to a high standard, the villa includes a bar and spacious entertainment room as well as glorious views out over the Caribbean and your very own private pool – ideal for midnight dips. You have your very own butler and housekeeper service, and each bedroom has its own patio, bathroom with outdoor shower and clawfoot tubas well as indoor bathrooms in the main house. The grounds lead you down to the private Fleming Beach where you will find secret coves, a barbeque and shower set into the coastline. This accommodation is perfect for a group of friends or family vacation. It sleeps up to 13 in its 5-bedroom configuration and up to 5 infants/children.
Restaurants & Bars
The menus at the Goldeneye restaurants comprise of a range of local specialities, from Jamaican style Ackee and saltfish to jerk chicken, as well as fresh fruits and delicious desserts.
Bizot Bar – on the western edge of the beach and steps from the lagoon and freshwater swimming pool. the Bizot Bar is perfect for a low key dining experience. Named for the founder of Radio Nova Jean-Francois Bizot, a French journalist and music tastemaker, while dining you can enjoy the sounds of his radio station, beamed from France.
The Gazebo – built in a stylish tree-house design, the Gazebo restaurant and lounge serves up international cuisine such as lobster and racks of lamb, all complimented by a selection of wines from around the world. Overlooking the lagoon and Low Cay beach, the lounge is perfect for enjoying cocktails while savouring the last moments of a Jamaican sunset.
Glass bottom boat tours
Taking on the same shape as one of the lagoon cottages, you can simply walk up (or swim up) to the spa and indulge in one of their open-air treatments rooms. Offering a range of massages, scrubs, wraps and more. You can also have treatments in your room.