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Golden Clouds Villa Estate
Reviewed 29 December 2013

20 of us, including 9 kids, went to Golden Clouds for a family reunion/vacation. (The kids ranged in age from 3 to 19.) We all had an excellent time. The staff was friendly and helpful, and Miss Blossom's food was really good. We especially loved the Christmas dinner she cooked, with turkey, stuffing, sweet potatoes, etc. And she makes great cakes. We loved snorkeling through the reef right off the beach and we saw squid, puffer fish, eels, rays, etc. We left the villa a few times - to go Dunne's Falls and to Reggae Beach - but we mostly stayed on the property because there was plenty to do and it was so peaceful and relaxing. The rooms, especially the upstairs suites, were lovely and have balconies overlooking the ocean (and good air-conditioning and new bathrooms). We played a lot of basketball, tennis and shuffleboard. Our only complaint was that the tennis court isn't in great shape. But we really highly recommend Golden Clouds.

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 29 December 2013

I had the most wonderful occasion to visit Golden Clouds as part of a tour package from Japan. We stayed for a week in Negril and then we had the pleasure of staying at this jewel by the sea on the other side of the island. I was fortunate to have an ocean-view room and enjoyed the sunset from my balcony. The swimming in the sea was very good with coral reef near shore with many tropical fish. It was like swimming in an aquarium. The food was wonderful and we enjoyed every meal. The property was very large with beautiful gardens. I enjoyed the tennis games and shuffleboard and swimming in the pool in the evenings. It was magical to swim at night with a sky full of stars. The people of Jamaica are very nice and the staff at Golden Clouds were most gracious and happy. They made us feel very welcome and we shall come back again one day to this lovely place.

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled with friends
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1  Thank Tetsuro S
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Reviewed 17 October 2013

Golden Clouds villa has become our home-away-from-home special place. We fell in love with the beautiful villa, it's spectacular views and fabulous staff 27 years ago. The villa offers every type of relaxation or activity you want without even leaving the grounds! PLUS the food is so good, the restaurants in the area can't compare to Blossom's home cooking.
We have shared this wonderful vacations spot with hundreds of people over our 27 years of visits. More than 95% of first timers have gone at least one more time. Some people have even travelled to Golden Clouds as many as 15 times. We travel frequently and have stayed at other villas in Jamaica and the caribbean. NONE have come close to the personal, professional and spectacular experience of staying at Golden Clouds. We are heading back again this April. We are just as excited to go as the first time. The weather in April is fabulous. Don't pass up an opportunity to stay at Golden Clouds. You'll love it!!!

  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 18 May 2013

My family just got back from a memorable vacation at Golden Clouds in Jamaica. We knew we were in a very special place from the moment we pulled up to the gate and drove down the long private driveway. The property consists of one large 7-bedroom villa located right on the ocean and also has a smaller 2-bedroom villa located in the gardens. Both villas have a swimming pool, and our teenagers decided they would “live” in the garden villa while the rest of us enjoyed the comfort and beauty of the main house.

The property has a long list of amenities including beach, tennis court, water trampoline, snorkelling equipment, ping-pong, and a well-equipped exercise room so there was never a shortage of things to do. The villa was so big that even with 15 people there was lots of places to gather and socialize and other places to relax and chill out. I spent most of the time on the beautiful terrace reading my Kindle, with a Pina Colada close by. I also spent a lot of time in the Garden, which was huge and full of the most interesting plants and flowers (beautiful orchids everywhere). The meals were outstanding, with a great variety of local and international cuisine. Ms. Blossom was a fantastic chef and we enjoyed everything that she prepared. I highly recommend Golden Clouds and the staff are amazing (particularly Blossom Jackson, and Ken).

  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled with family
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5  Thank GL99977
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Reviewed 13 April 2013

Golden Clouds is one of the finest vacation destinations in the Caribbean. It is serene and peaceful, but also has a sense of excitement and adventure mixed with old world elegance. The property is spectacular with gorgeous guestrooms and ample seating areas. The beach and pools are a delight and are perfect for relaxing and taking in the stunning scenery. The resort grounds are vast and there is ample space for quiet private areas with seating throughout the gardens, terraces and beach. The villa is very well-managed and the staff are the friendliest and most helpful people one could ever meet and they have a wonderful way of making each guest feel special. The food by the amazing chef, Ms Blossom is outstanding and the service is out of this world. The rooms are bright and airy and I slept great every night (thanks to a comfortable bed and a quiet air conditioner).

We travelled as part of a larger group including 13 adults and 5 children. It was not our first time to Golden Clouds – we had visited three years ago and were looking forward to coming back. Our memories were of a beautiful villa with lots of things to do. We were thrilled to find there was even more amenities than our last visit. The new playground was a big hit with our younger ones and the new water trampoline was popular with everyone. The kids (both young and old) spent a lot of time in the games room, playing ping-pong, or playing tennis and basketball.

If you are considering a family vacation with children, I highly recommend Golden Clouds. We are already planning our next trip and can’t wait to return.

  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled with friends
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2  Thank Terry W
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Reviewed 4 April 2013

We spent a week at Golden Clouds in March 2013 and what an experience! We had family and friends coming from all over the world so we booked out the entire estate which turned it into our own private sprawling mansion!

In the lead up we dealt with the owner, Oksana, who was super helpful and always responsive. Not only would she be quick to answer our questions but would come up with ideas that we had not even thought about which really enhanced our experience.

When we arrived we were in the safe hands of Blossom and the staff of Golden Clouds. Blossom is a magician in the kitchen and day after day produced exceptional food. It did not feel like a hotel at all, more like being at home with your own private chef. The stuff of dreams really.

Generally we had all we could hope for in the staff and wanted for nothing.

We had over 20 friends and family staying you never felt crowded and could escape with a book to one of its many stunning private areas if you felt like it.

There is not a beach in the traditional sense but what they do have is a beach area which is a huge deck/landing down below next to the ocean that is covered in soft sand. You gain access to the ocean by walking down a short ladder (not dissimilar to the kind you see at swimming pools). The water was warm and tranquil most days and we spent ages in the water.

There is a tennis court which the kids enjoyed, a volley ball court, table tennis, a couple of pools, a bar, a gym room, various decks with stunning views.

Would we go back? In a heartbeat. Thanks Oksana for arranging everything and thanks Blossom and the staff for delivering beyond our expectations.

  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled with friends
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5  Thank BartmanSA
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Reviewed 9 February 2013

On behalf of my parents and brothers' families, I would like to say thank you to the management and staff of the Golden Clouds for providing us with such a wonderful place to spend a week in paradise. It was truly a reunion to be remembered for our parents and all of their clan.

Where do I begin? The staff at the Golden Clouds were a true joy. Blossom's every meal was delicious and perfectly proportioned for our large size. She was very accommodating to our variety of needs and made the most wonderful chocolate cake for our father's big day! The serving staff was also a pleasure to get to know. Jackson and Kenneth made sure we wanted for nothing during our entire week and went out of their way to make sure we were content. It was truly a pleasure getting to know all of them and we so much enjoyed their company.

The accommodations were outstanding. The 19 of us had no problem settling right in. There was not only plenty of room for us, but the conditions of the rooms and grounds were fantastic, right down to the what seemed like brand new bathrooms. The surrounding areas were also very comfortable and we all commented that there were so many places to go and escape. As far as safety was concerned, we saw a presence of the guards just enough to make us all feel very content.

The facilities were also perfect. The beach and reef were put to great use. Many of us spent an abundance of time chasing the colorful fish and sea creatures with the snorkel gear provided. We saw stingrays, squid, barracuda, and even a sea turtle! We also played a lot of tennis, ping pong, shuffleboard and had a glorious volleyball match. My father commented that it was such a nice touch to provide us with brand new tennis balls!

The access to the van was also very convenient. We took a ride to Dunn's River Falls one day and took a nostalgic trip to Kingston on another.

We will all have very fond memories of our week in paradise and will soon wish we could once again feel the warm ocean breeze as the winter season draws near. Thank you again for providing our marvelous week and there isn't one of us that didn't say we would love to do it all over again!!

Kindest Regards,
Ian the rest of the Powell Clan

  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled with family
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Address: Highway A3, Oracabessa 1150, Jamaica
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Region: Caribbean > Jamaica > Saint Mary Parish > Oracabessa
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 4 Speciality Lodging in Oracabessa
Price Range: £259 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Golden Clouds is a luxurious 11-suite oceanfront estate situated in a park-like 6-acre setting. The villa has its own private beach, 2 swimming pools, tennis court and 6 acres of beautiful gardens. Surrounded by manicured lawns and tropical flowers, the property consists of a main villa with 9 suites, and a garden cottage with 2 suites. A minimum of 4 rooms are required to book Golden Clouds and the property is only booked for one group at a time to ensure the ultimate in privacy. ... more   less 
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Golden Clouds Villa Estate Hotel Oracabessa
Golden Clouds Villa Estate Jamaica/Oracabessa

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