We typically don't do the laid back beach vacation, but this summer we were getting a bit burned out and last minute decided to book Goldeneye for a week. So glad we did! Although it was a long trip (we made the poor decision to go cheap and not book a direct flight, so after enduring 2 flights + a 1.5 hr wait through immigration, and then another 1.5 hr drive out to Goldeneye, I was dead tired.
Funny though - as soon as we finally landed foot on Goldeneye...everything changed. Renewed sense of energy. How can you not be reenergized when you realize you can just jump off your deck into the lagoon - a perfectly clear water lagoon - in the heat of summer!
Kayaking, snorkeling, paddle boarding - you name it! The water is super warm and inviting...and the spa is amazing. Swim up to the spa or kayak over - it's super luxe and wonderful.
I can't say enough good things about Goldeneye - it felt like a super special secret we got to be a part of. The staff is wonderful - very accommodating without being intrusive. We really loved everything about it. We will definitely be back!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- GoldenEye Hotel & Resort overlooks the Caribbean Sea in the quiet village of Oracabessa Bay on Jamaica’s north coast. Named after one of Ian Fleming’s World War II missions, Operation GoldenEye, this Island Outpost property is owned by Chris Blackwell, Jamaica-raised founder of Island Records. The stunning 52-acre property is home to secret coves, breathtaking private beaches, tropical forests and a singular lagoon. There are 49 stand-alone Beach Huts, Lagoon Cottages and Beach and Lagoon Villas, as well as Fleming Villa, designed by Fleming, himself. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Goldeneye Hotel Oracabessa
- Goldeneye Hotel Ocho Rios
- Goldeneye Resort Ocho Rios
- GoldenEye Jamaica/Oracabessa