Spread along a pristine stretch of the Jamaican coast, this eclectic development throws more than a little quirkiness into the luxury holiday mix, with enticing results. And as the place where author Ian Fleming invented his greatest literary creation, you’ll find the spirit of James Bond everywhere you turn, at a private beach location cocooned by lush forest and azure sea. New to the tropical mix are the Beach Cottages, one- and two-bedroomed stylish residences fringing the sands, casually chic with jalousies that open out to the delicious outdoors and featuring blanched wooden decks and pinch-yourself views. The beachcomber dream is taken to the max over at the Fleming Villa, where Bond fantasies become reality and one of the Caribbean’s most historic and renowned properties offers the ultimate in relaxation and/or entertaining, with its secret coves, two guest cottages, shower set into the coastline, and undulating private pool (perfect for midnight dips!). Once a regular retreat for royalty and the glitterati alike, now the spectacular GoldenEye resort is ready to welcome you to this magical slice of literary history.
Accommodation: 22 Suites, Cottages and Villas
Prices from £2,170 per person
Price for 7 nights, One Bedroom Cottage Honeychile, breakfast. Includes Economy flights and transfers. Transfer: 1 hour 45 minutes by car from Montego Bay Airport. Flight and room upgrades available on request.
Goldeneye offers nine new Beach Cottages, two new Lagoon Cottages, six new Lagoon Suites, Fleming’s original villa and the four villas built by Chris Blackwell. All villas, cottages and suites are outfitted with custom-designed furniture, bath and beauty products made using local-grown botanicals, and Royal Hut’s fine handmade linens.
The Fleming Villa features the original three-bedroom home, plus two new guest cottages, so offering five bedrooms in total as well as a private swimming pool, media room and bar, sunken garden and direct access to the private Fleming Beach.
The collection of four original villas, ranging from one- to- three bedrooms which were built by Blackwell have all been artfully refit and feature either a private outdoor bath or shower.
All of the units on the property have the latest Panasonic Inverter air conditioning technology, which utilizes 40% less energy.Request a Quote
Restaurants & Bars
Bizot Bar, named after Jean-Francois Bizot - Is a casual beach restaurant and is perched on the western arm of the Low Cay Beach. Breakfast, lunch and dinner can be enjoyed here as well as a well stocked bar serving exotic cocktails (including Blackwell Rum).
The Gazebo- Offers an all-day lounge and an evening-only restaurant serving up local fare with an international twist. Located high on the eastern bank of the lagoon entrance, overlooking the calm lagoon waters and Low Cay beach beyond, The Gazebo’s west-facing view is the ideal setting to take in the fiery Caribbean sunsets. Delectable dishes range from grilled local lobster with pumpkin puree, to a trio of grilled lamb with vegetable ratatouille, and in international wine list
The Fleming House has a wonderful series of dining locations, by the poolside, under the Almonds and around the house and entertainment room. The Fleming staff are on hand for advise on food to buy and menus to create. Request your favourite foods or just sit back and be pampered.Request a Quote
Former Jamaican Olympic triathlete, Iona Wynter Parks, leads the activity programme at Goldeneye. Wynter’s fun, fitness-focused experiences range from rafting and Jet Ski Leg & Ab workouts, to Stretch & Snorkel classes and triathlon training. Uniquely inspirational and experiential activities include moon yoga, Jamaican dance, coral restoration and stargazing.
For those in need of pampering there is a range of relaxing and uplifting beauty and body therapies available using locally farm-and wild-grown herbs and flowers at the lagoon-side FieldSpa – You can even kayak or swim through the lagoon to arrive at the spa!Request a Quote