Tucked into the thick emerald forests of Jamaica’s coastline is the GoldenEye Hotel and Resort. Once the private estate of James Bond creator Ian Fleming, the property has expanded beyond its original three bedroom home to include a total of 19 other villas, cottages and beach huts.
The intimate design allows for no more than 60 guests at a time to stay on the property so there’s never a crowd anywhere at this idyllic retreat. Set in between a lagoon and the Caribbean sea, the villas and cottages all have lofty vaulted ceilings, plantation shutters and state of the art air conditioning systems that use less power than more traditional cooling methods. A unique incentive to keep guests thinking green is the hotel’s policy of refunding a $20 credit per day for every day a guest doesn’t use the AC unit and allows the area’s natural breezes to cool them instead.
Other upscale touches include TVs equipped with Apple TV, free Wi-Fi and custom sound systems stocked with playlists curated by the hotel’s current owner, Island Records CEO Chris Blackwell.
Villas have outdoor porches and lagoon cottages have verandas with docks that have a kayak for each guest at the ready. The newest addition, the beach huts are smaller versions of the cottages but without air conditioning so guests who like to sleep in meat locker temps would not be happy with this arrangement.
Although there’s no formal fitness center, there’s a host of outdoor activities including two separate pools, staff-led organized runs, a tennis court and watersports like kayaking and stand-up paddleboarding. For pampering beyond the immersion in nature, guests can swim or kayak across the lagoon to the treehouse spa which overlooks the water below.
The GoldenEye is about 20 minutes outside the popular resort town of Ochos Rios on Jamaica’s northern coast so those looking for food beyond the excellent beach bar and tree-house style restaurant have a bit of a haul to try something new.
From the press:
“A tropical playground for well-traveled expats” – Travel + Leisure
“Sumptuous accommodations and laid-back island style – Gayot.com
Airport transfer (fees apply)
Baby-sitting service on request
Laundry / dry cleaning
Room service (limited hours)
Safe in reception (fees apply)
Coffee / tea-making facilities
Outdoor space for some rooms
DVD / CD player & library
Complimentary Wi-Fi in guest rooms
Complimentary Wi-Fi in public areas
Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.
Standard check-in time: 3pm
Standard checkout time: 12pm
Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.
Pets not allowed Check-in time starts at 3pm Check-out time is 12pm
You must present a photo ID when checking in. Your credit card is charged at the time you book. Bed type and smoking preferences are not guaranteed.Your reservation is prepaid and is guaranteed for late arrival. The total charge includes all room charges and taxes, as well as fees for access and booking. Any incidental charges such as parking, phone calls, and room service will be handled directly between you and the property.
Know Before You Go
Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments. Reservations can be made by contacting the resort prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
Airport shuttle fee: USD 165 per vehicle (roundtrip)
Rollaway bed fee: USD 75 per day
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.
GoldenEye Resort and Spa is approximately a two hour drive from Sangster Airport in Montego Bay. A hotel representative will greet guests at the airport and bring them to the property.
Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.
You will pay the hotel in the hotel's local currency. The rate displayed (in GBP) is an estimate based on today's currency exchange rate.
*Unless otherwise stated, Travelzoo-exclusive extras are valid once per stay (based on two adults sharing). Value is an estimate based on double occupancy. Extras are only included with Member Rates and may not be available on all dates. Extras are non-transferable and have no cash value. Total value may vary depending on time of booking and availability. When included, breakfast may be limited to 2 guests per stay subject to hotel’s discretion. Other restrictions may apply; see our T&Cs for details.
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