My family, all 19 of us, had the pleasure of staying at Golden Clouds last April. Before we arrived, the owner went over menu options and answered an avalanche of questions. We felt welcomed even before our arrival. I recommend the food plan. The meals were wonderful, authentic Jamaican. Blossom (the cook) made every effort to keep all of our varied diets satiated. The staff were incredibly friendly and went out of their way to help us relax and when asked, bring us some insight into Jamaican culture. We spent long evenings with some of the staff playing what appeared to be the true Jamaican past time, Dominoes (not the kids game I remember). On multiple occasions, David the bartender would go snorkeling with us and having grown up there, he knew all the right places to see the best marine life. The service was professional and friendly. The food is fantastic. But the star of the show is the Villa itself. A more beautiful location would be hard to find. The place is filled with flowers and obviously much time is spent with the landscape. The protected coral reef is the backyard. There is lots of space for relaxing or playing (tennis, basketball, table tennis, etc.) Enough activity for all of us and we ran from ages 8 to 80. There is not a lot of activity in the actual town, but with a shuttle driver (available to us everyday throughout most the day), we made it to many great attractions (waterfalls, blue hole, ziplining, water tubing) and managed to miss some of the stock cruise excursions as our shuttle driver seemed to have considerable local knowledge. We will definitely be back to Golden Clouds!
- 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
- Also Known As:
- Golden Clouds Villa Estate Hotel Oracabessa
- Golden Clouds Villa Estate Jamaica/Oracabessa