Goldeneye Resort

Jamaica, Caribbean

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Why we choose Goldeneye Resort

A slice of 007 paradise on Jamaica

  • Kids can take coconut carving, art or jewelry making classes
  • The flood-lit tennis court allows day or night play
  • The hotel’s glass bottom boat showcases 700 fish species in Oracabessa Bay

As its name suggests, GoldenEye has more than a passing connection to James Bond: It was once the home of Bond creator Ian Fleming and where he wrote his novels. The resort aims to recreate the beck-and-call lifestyle Fleming’s most famous character embodied onscreen, with supremely personalized service via concierges and butlers. The overall ambiance, however, is less hoity toity and more chill, resulting in a place you’ll certainly want to “live” another day

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Choose any of the lagoon suites or the Ian Fleming Villa.

What you need to know about the hotel

This laid-back resort is Boho chic rather than white-glove sophisticated

  • The secluded Fleming Villa, former home of Ian Fleming, sleeps 10 and comes with its own beach, pool, gardens and staff
  • Sunset yoga is an “om” way to transition from day to night, with fundamental poses that allow beginner through advanced students to participate
  • The open-air spa cottage sits on the lagoon’s edge and offers massages, salt scrubs, facials, wraps and energy treatments

Former British Naval Intelligence officer Ian Fleming’s World War II experience in the Caribbean helped him decide Jamaica would be his home for the rest of his life. He bought 15 acres in 1946 and built a home called GoldenEye (named for a secret WWII mission). That property, along with added acreage, is now home to the 21-accommodation GoldenEye Hotel. Its Caribbean-style suites, cottages and villas are opulently appointed and feature scenic add-ons like private decks and porches. We recommend any of the lagoon suites for their combination of luxury and atmosphere.

There are activities galore here, and they clearly try to make fitness fun with sunset yoga, morning team runs, garden walks and mountain biking. Or maybe you prefer an expedition to check out Jamaica’s 255+ bird species or the lagoon-edge spa you can kayak or swim to.

Where is it and what's nearby

GoldenEye is set on 52 oceanfront acres next to a Jamaican lagoon

  • Tour Firefly, former home of British writer and Fleming pal Noel Coward, now an attraction overlooking the Town of Port Maria
  • Dolphin’s Cove, surrounded by five acres of tropical rain forest, is a natural cove that lets you interact and swim with dolphins
  • A jet ski safari highlights pristine Robins Bay and dramatic Tacky Falls, with its private and hidden swimming hole

GoldenEye looks out over Orcabessa Bay on the north coast of Jamaica, offering plenty of water-based fun and great access to some of the island’s most interesting excursions. Aquatic adventures like snorkeling, deep sea fishing, diving and river tubing abound, and there are several golf options nearby. Explore beautiful theme gardens at Cranbrook Flower Farm Botanical Garden; climb up crashing waterfalls at Dunn’s River Falls; take a day trip into Ocho Rios; or trek into the Blue Mountains, home of Jamaica’s most famous coffee.

How to enjoy Jamaica

Jamaica is an island of high achievers. Many of the nation’s people and much of what Jamaica produces is recognised to be among the very best in the world. Kick back and relax, your visit is destined to be equally superlative

  • Tour the 260 year old Appleton Estate and enjoy a journey through time and the history of some of the world’s finest rum
  • Jamaica is the birthplace of reggae and Rastafarianism. Learn more about both at Bob Marley’s former home and resting place in Nine Mile
  • For a chance to see Bolt, Blake, Powell and company in action on their home turf, check out JAAA meets at the National Stadium

In addition to falling in love with this vibrant, tropical island, many visitors to Jamaica have found inspiration here. Ian Fleming famously wrote all of his Bond novels at his Jamaican home, Goldeneye (today a luxurious hotel and well worth a visit), Sting penned Every Breath You Take and the English playwright and actor, Noel Coward, was a long time resident. The list of home grown talent is even more impressive and includes Usain Bolt, Bob Marley and Grace Jones among very many others.

It’s not just the people of course. Jamaica has a global reputation for the quality of its Blue Mountain Coffee and its rum. The island knows how to have fun too. Natural attractions such as the seven tiered cascade of YS Falls and the Dunn’s River Falls are not just for looking at, but entice you to climb or play in. One of Jamaica’s greatest assets, however, is its beaches. Mile upon mile of white sand and palm shade. Some beaches are bustling and fun, others are off the beaten track and soothing in their serenity.

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    When to visit Jamaica

    Jamaica’s polo season runs from January to August. Enjoy afternoon tea or daiquiris as you watch the polo at St. Ann, Chukka and Kingston Polo Clubs.

  • Did you know

    Ian Fleming designed, lived and wrote 10 of his James Bond novels in what is now Goldeneye Resort.

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When you book with us

Because of our special relationship with Goldeneye Resort, we include these exclusive benefits when you book through Protravel:

  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Full breakfast daily, served in restaurant
  • One USD $120 equivalent resort credit per stay
  • If purchasing optional meal plan: one dinner for 2 in a local restaurant (not including beverages, taxes, or gratuities) once during stay

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