GoldenEye

St. Mary, Jamaica

Virtuoso Amenities for your stay  

For 2018:

  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Full breakfast daily
  • $100 USD Resort credit per room, once per stay (not combinable, not valid on room rate, no cash value if not redeemed in full)
  • Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi


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PROPERTY SIZE: 46 rooms
ROOM STYLE: Contemporary
VIBE: Casual
Beach Local Immersion Wellness

GoldenEye

Address:
Race Course
Oracabessa
St. Mary,
Jamaica
Nearest Airport:
Boscobel (OCJ)
1 mi / 1 km

Hotel Features

At the Hotel

Features

  • Air Conditioning
  • Children's Programs
  • Lounge/Bar
  • Meal Plans Available
  • Restaurant

Services

  • Room Service


Recreation
  • Bicycle Rental
  • Spa
  • Water Sports

About Us

GoldenEye History, Part One: Ian Fleming
Ian Fleming first came to Jamaica during WWII, sent by Naval Intelligence to investigate U-Boat activities in the Caribbean. It was difficult for him to keep his mind on the war, such was the beauty of the place and its people. It was love at first glance. Paradise on earth. He knew that when the war ended, it was there that he would live out his life, in the sun, by the sea. He had visited a property on the sea in the little village of Oracabessa Bay, which means “golden head.” By chance he had been working on a naval operation called GoldenEye. He bought the property, and when the war ended, built his dream house–a perfect place to heal the psychic wounds of war and escape the civility of civilization. Above all it was a place to dream. And it was at GoldenEye that he dreamed up James Bond, 007, who turned out to be an escape for millions of readers.
GoldenEye History, Part Two: Chris Blackwell
If any man is an island it’s Chris Blackwell, who founded Island Records in 1959. A brilliantly independent label just off the coast of the music industry, Island did more to change the cultural landscape than any record label in history. Island Records brought reggae music to the world outside Jamaica, with Blackwell himself producing Bob Marley and the Wailers. Island broke British acts like Traffic, Bad Company, ELP, Free, Fairport Convention, King Crimson, and the greatest of world music from the Irish traditionalists The Chieftains to Africans like King Sunny Ade. It brought us such independent spirits as Roxy Music, Brian Eno, Sparks, Grace Jones, Marianne Faithfull, Tom Waits and that Irish band, U2. Blackwell purchased GoldenEye from the Fleming estate in 1976. Since then, he has grown the original 19 acre property, with just Fleming’s Villa, into a 52-acre world class property that is the flagship of Blackwell’s Island Outpost properties.
Stay
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.
Two Bedroom Villas- Four of the Two Bedroom villas 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.
One Bedroom Villas- Five One Bedroom Beach Villas 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.
Lagoon Cottages -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.
Eat
Our menus feature a bounty of local specialties, from Jamaican-style ackee and saltfish to spicy jerk chicken with rice and peas as well as glorious seasonal fruits and sumptuous desserts.
Bizot Bar - On the beach or by the sea!
On the western arm of Low Cay Beach, Bizot Bar is the spot for stylish low key dining. Located just steps from the sea and our fresh water swimming pool, Bizot Bar serves breakfast and lunch that includes fresh salads, yummy burgers and tasty pastas, as well as famously authentic and delicious Jamaican specialties.
The Bizot Bar is named for French counter-culture connoisseur, Jean-Francois Bizot (1944 - 2007). A journalist and music tastemaker, Bizot founded Radio Nova in Paris and introduced World Music to French audiences. At Bizot Bar, we introduce you to the sounds of Radio Nova, broadcast from France.
The Gazebo - In the trees
Built in an aerie, tree house-style, the newly designed Gazebo (with lounge and restaurant) serves up dishes with an international flavor. Overlooking both Low Cay Beach and The Lagoon, the Gazebo is the sexy, open-air spot to enjoy cocktails while watching fiery Caribbean sunsets. Dishes range from grilled lobster tail to seasoned rack of lamb, complemented with an international wine list.
In Room Dining - For a really delicious treat, try our in-room dining! We’ll deliver breakfast on the veranda of your Lagoon Villa or set a romantic dinner on the porch of your Beach Villa. You decide, we’ll make it happen!
Outdoor Dining - Private dining by candlelight on the far edge of the Peninsula? Torch-lit beach BBQ with all the Jamaican fixings? Use your imagination and we’ll keep it cooking!
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Fun in the Sun, Play on Land, Splash in the Sea
The four-acre Lagoon, the centerpiece of GoldenEye, was created when Oracabessa was a banana port. Today it forms a peaceful ring around Santa Maria Island and extends under the GoldenEye bridge and into the Bay. GoldenEye’s main beach, Low Cay, is 500 feet of smooth sand that’s ideal for sunning, relaxing and swimming. Our fun, fitness-focused experiences include lagoon rafting, stand-up paddleboarding and core balance and strength instruction. Guests can also mountain bike to Firefly, play tennis, or simply jog along the coast. Other uniquely inspirational and experiential activities are available, including sunset yoga, and coral restoration.
Spa
To spend time in our FieldSpa is to exist in a more mindful and peaceful tempo, a cadence that allows us to breathe more deeply, live more slowly and more fully when returning to work and home. With its lagoon';s edge cottage and open-to-the air treatment rooms, our spa without walls is a sanctuary for massage, salt scrubs, skin brightening facials, herbal wraps, and energy work. So built into the natural landscape, guests can kayak or swim through the lagoon to arrive at the spa. In room treatments are also available. The fieldSpa shares an approach to living that enlivens with energy, happiness, and health. Click hereto see the Spa menu.

Best of the Best

Once the Jamaican home of renowned author Ian Fleming, GoldenEye overlooks the Caribbean Sea in the village of Oracabessa. The estate was developed by Island Records founder Chris Blackwell and opened as a hotel in 2011. The 52-acre seafront property is home to private beaches, secret coves and a seawater lagoon. Accommodations include one- and two-bedroom Beach and Lagoon Villas, Lagoon Cottages and playful Beach Huts. Dining and activities include two restaurants, The Gazebo and Bizot Bar; a seaside bar and rooftop terrace, Shabeen; a bayside beach bar, Bamboo Bar; and a lagoon-side spa, three pools, and a snorkeling cove.

Hotel Tip

The ultra-private, five-bedroom Fleming Villa includes two satellite cottages, a pool and a private beach. You’ll find the author’s original writing desk in the master bedroom.

Location

Address
Race Course
Oracabessa
St. Mary,
Jamaica
Nearest Airport
Boscobel (OCJ), 1 Miles / 1 Kilometers

Guest Rooms & Suites

Lagoon Cottages

These 720 sq ft (67 sq m) one bedroom lagoon cottages are located on the water with direct lagoon access from your private verandah. They feature a king size bed, en-suite bathroom, and outdoor shower. Equipped with complimentary wifi, air conditioning, kayaks, Royal Hut batik robes, Sonos Play, mini-bar/fridge with Bodum coffee press and kettle, nightly turn down service, hair dryer, safe, iron & ironing board, and a selection of luxurious bath products.

  • Bathrobe
  • Coffee/Tea Maker
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Mini Bar
  • Safe
  • Air Conditioning
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One Bedroom Villas

Five One Bedroom Beach Villas 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.


Features:

  • Total living area of 1,100 square feet

  • Custom-designed king-size bed outfitted with Royal Hut 400-thread count handmade linens

  • Custom-designed furniture including writing desk

  • Logitech Squeezebox sound system stocked with a catalogue of Island Records music

  • Living RoomQueen-size daybed and over-sized comfy club chair with Royal Hut decorative pillows

  • 37-inch flat screen television with over 200 international channels

  • Indoor / Outdoor Bathroom & Walk-in Closet AreaGoldenEye signature deep, claw-foot tub

  • Double sinks

  • Private outdoor shower

  • Bath and beauty products made using local wild-crafted botanical ingredients

  • Two Royal Hut hand-dyed batik robes

  • Hairdryer

  • Iron/ironing board

  • Safebox

  • KitchenYour welcome gift of Blackwell Rum, awaits your arrival

  • Kitchen features polished concrete counter tops

  • 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)

  • Oven and stove top designed by Italian architect, Renzo Piano

  • Brita water filter

  • Bodum coffee press (with fresh Blue Mountain Jamaican coffee) and kettle with a selection of teas

  • Outdoor area255-square foot front porch

  • Outdoor dining table, card table, chaise lounges and hammock.

  • Private chaise lounges, table and sun umbrella in front of each One Bedroom Beach Villa

  • Throughout villa interiorComplimentary Wi-Fi (available in all rooms and throughout the property)

  • Overhead fans

  • Panasonic Inverter air conditioning technology (utilizes 40% less energy)


Note: Our One Bedroom Lagoon Villa has a stone deck with table and direct access to the lagoon.


All One Bedroom Villas accommodate two adults and can sleep up to two children on the queen-sized daybed in living room.

  • Coffee/Tea Maker
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Safe
  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony/Lanai/Terrace
  • Ceiling Fan
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Two Bedroom Villas

Four of the Two Bedroom villas 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.


Features:

  • Total living area of 1,711 square feet

  • Bedrooms (up and downstairs)Custom-designed king-size bed outfitted with Royal Hut 400-thread count handmade linens

  • Custom-designed furniture including writing desk

  • Logitech Squeezebox sound system stocked with a catalogue of Island Records music

  • 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

  • 37-inch flat screen television with over 200 international channels

  • Bathrooms & Walk-in Closet AreaGoldenEye signature deep, claw-foot tub

  • Double sinks

  • Private outdoor shower (downstairs)

  • Bath and beauty products made using local wild-crafted botanical ingredients

  • Two Royal Hut hand-dyed batik robes

  • Hairdryer

  • Iron/ironing board

  • Safebox

  • 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

  • Oven and stove top designed by Italian architect, Renzo Piano

  • Includes Brita water filter

  • Bodum coffee press (with fresh Blue Mountain Jamaican coffee) and kettle with a selection of teas

  • Outdoor area255-square foot front porch (downstairs)

  • 160-square foot outdoor space (upstairs)

  • Outdoor dining table, card table, chaise lounges and hammock.

  • Private chaise lounges, table and sun umbrella in front of each Two Bedroom Beach Villa

  • Throughout villa interiorComplimentary Wi-Fi (available in all rooms and throughout the property)

  • Overhead fans

  • Panasonic Inverter air conditioning technology (utilizes 40% less energy)


Note: Our Two Bedroom Lagoon Villa has a stone deck with table and direct access to the lagoon.


All Two Bedroom Villas accommodate four adults and can sleep up to two children on the queen-sized daybed in living room.


  • Bathrobe
  • Coffee/Tea Maker
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Safe
  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony/Lanai/Terrace
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Fleming Villa - 5 Bedrooms

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.


Villa Features

  • Sleeps up to ten people in five individual bedrooms (3 king, 1 queen, 2 twin)

  • Full time dedicated staff

  • Spacious living and dining area with jalousie-style windows opening the entire room to garden and sea

  • Fully equipped in situ kitchen

  • Large media room with 64-inch television, large futon (suitable as bed for children)

  • Fully stocked wet bar with Jamaican snacks and Blackwell Rum

  • State-of-the-art sound system stocked with music produced by Chris Blackwell’s Island Records and Palm Pictures

  • Adjoining shower room next to media room

  • 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.

  • Private swimming pool with a unique undulating design

  • Two staircases lead down to the secluded and private Fleming Beach with grill and shower set into coastline

  • Spacious tropical gardens featuring several areas in which to dine overlooking the ocean

  • Complimentary Wi-Fi (available in all rooms and throughout the property)

and...

Your welcome gift, a bottle of Blackwell Rum, awaits your arrival

  • Kitchen
  • Private Pool
  • Sitting Area
  • Butler Service

One Bedroom Beach Hut

One Bedroom Beach Huts are raised to 3 feet or 5 feet off the sand. Each is free-standing and has been designed to promote indoor/outdoor living—enhancing the sexy beach vibe and seductive sounds of the tropics. Private verandas, high ceilings and oversized, louvered windows maximize cross-ventilation from ocean breezes, eliminating the need for air conditioning. Custom-designed Jamaican furniture, crisp white linens and African fabrics are featured in each of the rooms. Most beds are positioned to look out on to the veranda and interior bathrooms have been designed as sleek, sexy wet rooms. Some face Oracabessa Bay, others are positioned for views of Snorkeler’s Cove, where guests swim out to sea to explore GoldenEye’s coral reef and the Oracabessa Fish Sanctuary. Activities in the newly built Beach Hut area focus around Shabeen—a seafront bar with rooftop lounge—and a whimsically designed freshwater pool. Button Beach, a new bay-side beach area that’s perfect for swimming, is just steps away.

Features:

• Total living area of 425-square feet

• Custom-designed king-size bed

• Private veranda

• Interior wet room with double rain-shower heads, plus hand-held shower

• Bath amenities made with local, wild-crafted botanical ingredients

• Two Royal Hut hand-dyed batik robes

• Frette towels

• Flat screen television with over 200 International channels and Apple TV

• Sonos Play: 1 wireless speaker

• Mini bar/fridge with Bodum coffee press and Bodum hot water kettle

• Hairdryer

• Iron/ironing board

• Safebox

Throughout Beach Hut Interior

• Complimentary Wi-Fi (available in all rooms and throughout the property)

• Overhead fan

  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Safe
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Internet Access
  • Shower Only

One Bedroom Tall Beach Hut

Tall Beach Huts are raised 10 feet off the sand. Each is free-standing and has been designed to promote indoor/outdoor living—enhancing the sexy beach vibe and seductive sounds of the tropics. Private verandas, high ceilings and oversized, louvered windows maximize cross-ventilation from ocean breezes, eliminating the need for air conditioning. Custom-designed Jamaican furniture, crisp white linens and African fabrics are featured in each of the rooms. Most beds are positioned to look out on to the veranda and interior bathrooms have been designed as sleek, sexy wet rooms. Some huts face Oracabessa Bay, others are positioned for views of Snorkeler’s Cove, where guests swim out to sea to explore GoldenEye’s coral reef and the Oracabessa Fish Sanctuary. Activities in the newly built Beach Hut area focus around Shabeen—a seafront bar with rooftop lounge—and a whimsically designed freshwater pool. Button Beach, a new bay-side beach that’s perfect for swimming, is just steps away.

  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Mini Bar
  • Safe
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Internet Access
  • Shower Only

One Bedroom Hut With Open-Air Dune

One Bedroom Beach Huts with Open-Air Dune Rooms are raised 10 feet off the sand. The bedroom is located on the upper level, the sandy floor Dune Room is located below. These open-air rooms make the perfect spot for escaping midday sun or relaxing after a day at the beach on the oversized sofa bed. All Dune Rooms have a dining area that’s set back from the hut and enclosed with bamboo fencing for a garden feel. Additional features and appliances include a wet bar, fridge and toaster. As with all huts, each is free-standing and has been designed for indoor/outdoor living—Private verandas, high ceilings and oversized, louvered windows maximize cross-ventilation from ocean breezes, eliminating the need for air conditioning. Custom-designed Jamaican furniture, crisp white linens and African fabrics are featured in each of the rooms. Interior bathrooms have been designed as sleek, sexy wet rooms. Some huts face Oracabessa Bay, others are positioned for views of Snorkeler’s Cove, where guests swim out to sea to explore GoldenEye’s coral reef and the Oracabessa Fish Sanctuary.

  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Refrigerator
  • Safe
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Internet Access
  • Shower Only
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Facts & Policies

Facts
Experiences
Beach, Local Immersion, Wellness
Vibe Casual
Room Style Contemporary
Number of Rooms 46
Check-In Time 3:00 PM
Check-Out Time 12:00 PM
Early Arrivals & Late Departures

Please inquire..

Guaranteed Reservations & Deposits

Three nights deposit is required upon making the reservation.

Cancellation Policy

Cancel 45 days prior to arrival and receive a full refund.

Cancel within 45 days lose 3 nights.

Cancel 30 days prior to arrival or no show, no refund.

Accepted Forms of Payment

MasterCard, Visa, American Express, Discover

Terms & Conditions

Please inquire direct



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Virtuoso Amenities for your stay  

For 2018:

  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Full breakfast daily
  • $100 USD Resort credit per room, once per stay (not combinable, not valid on room rate, no cash value if not redeemed in full)
  • Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi


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