Golden Eye Hotel and Resort


Golden Eye Hotel and resort is located on the Caribbean Sea in the sleepy village of Oracabessa, Jamaica. The average temperature is 25 degrees Celsius during winter and 28 degrees during summer. The property was once used by author Ian Fleming of James Bond fame as a hideaway to write James Bond novels. The property was later on purchased by Chris Blackwell and was used to entertain his private guests. Blackwell then added small parcel of adjoining land to the current resort to reach a total of 40 acres of land and opened it as a small hotel in 1980s. In 2007 it was closed for renovation and opened as Golden Eye resort in December 2010.

Golden Eye Hotel and Resort Amenities

The resort will gives a home like feeling. It has various cottages and huts around the inner lagoon between the Bond Beach and Low Cay Beach. Special care has been taken about the privacy since cottages are equipped with outdoor shower and bathtub in the gardens with sea view. The original Fleming villa has been updated but it is still the same three bedroom home that Fleming built. The Fleming villa has a private garden, beach and swimming pool. The other cottages are Villa 1, 2, 3 and palm villa ranging from one to three bedrooms each. Each villa is separate and has its own garden and beach access. A series of beach cottages are also available in low Cay beach. The resort also has supermarket, water sports center and a health spa. The resort also has tennis facilities, arts and crafts, backgammon and arranges trip around the island and trip to firefly.

Golden Eye Hotel & Resort Dining and Restaurants

Golden Eye hotel and resort serves home cooked food prepared using fresh seasonal fruits and vegetables organically grown at resort’s own farm at Pantrepant.   The fish and lobster are purchased fresh from the local market. Jamaican Herbs and spices are added to the food to add local flavor to the food served. The resort also has a bar called Eden Bar serving famous Blackwell Rum. The meals are served at Blue Bar overlooking the Caribbean Sea and during inclement weather at Eden dining area overlooking the lagoon. Meals can also be served in privacy of the villas.

Golden Eye Hotel and Resort Visited by Celebrities

  • Sir Anthony Eden
  • Sting
  • Bono
  • Naomi Campbell
  • Truman Capote
  • Katharine Hepburn
  • Sir Cecil Beaton
  • Natasha Wilson
  • Graham Payn
  • Mary Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire
  • Errol Flynn
  • Sophia Loren
  • Lucian Freud
  • Laurence Olivier
  • Princess Margaret
  • Kate Moss
  • Evelyn Waugh
  • Sir Alec Guiness
  • Sir John Gielgud
  • Elizabeth Taylor
  • Richard Burton
  • Johnny Depp
  • Pierce Brosnan
  • Martha Stewart
  • River Phoenix
  • Harrison Ford
  • Sir Richard Branson
  • Michael Caine