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Once the Jamaica home of renowned author Ian Fleming, GoldenEye was developed by Island Records founder, Chris Blackwell, and opened as a resort in 2011. Since then, the lush, 52-acre property has appeared in countless lifestyle magazines. GoldenEye is home to private beaches, secret coves, a seawater lagoon and The Fleming Villa (where all 14 James Bond books were written). There are two restaurants (The Gazebo and Bizot Bar), a unique FieldSpa and accommodations that include one- and two-bedroom Beach and Lagoon Villas, Lagoon Cottages and a Lagoon Hut and one- and three-bedroom Ocean Front Villas. In April 2016, Blackwell expanded his vision for GoldenEye with the addition of 26 Beach Huts, a seaside bar and rooftop terrace (Shabeen), pool area, snorkeling cove and bay-side beach and bar. (Bamboo Bar). GoldenEye is located 20 minutes east of Ocho Rios. It’s 90-minutes by car from Montego Bay Airport and an eight-minute drive from Ian Fleming International (private aviation only).
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Style

• Playfully Painted Beach Huts
• Seductive Sounds of the Tropics
• Unpretenious and Laid-back
• No Rush, Easy Charmed Attitude

Tips

• Home of Ian Fleming, the creator of James Bond, where all 14 Bond novels were penned
• Some of the best coral reef (Staghorn and Brains, for e.g.) on the island thanks to ongoing efforts with the Oracabessa Bay fish sanctuary
• Every hotel bar must have a signature drink- GoldenEye has the Blackwell Rum GoldenEye cocktail which features Blackwell Fine Jamaican Rum, pineapple and lime juice and served over ice- shaken, not stirred, of course