HOTEL BUZZ: Bond is Back! Goldeneye re-opens on 10-10-10

Open on a beachfront, in Oracabessa (meaning ‘golden head’ in Spanish), Jamaica: Goldeneye–birthplace of 007.


This famous seaside oasis is where Ian Fleming retired to after the war to dream up the world’s favorite spy in the peace and comfort of his quiet little “cottage” by the sea. Cut to the present owner, Chris Blackwell (legendary Island Records producer of Rock & Roll Hall of Fame) in his own words, who long ago fell in love with this special island, has recently added Goldeneye to his notable collection of hotels and villas at Island Outpost. If the resort’s rocking new website is a taste of what’s to come, it should be quite an experience with promises of a Goldeneye Film Festival coming soon!

Tone up those tummy muscles and save up for that killer swimsuit, because your next escape could be to the very same spot where Ursula Andress asked Sean Connery if he was looking for shells in the 1962 Bond film, Dr. No, filmed on location in Jamaica. The newly renovated 52-acre estate, which encompasses 22 rooms including Beach Cottages, Lagoon Suites, Villas and the original Fleming Villa, all capture the beauty and charms of some of Bond’s favorite leading ladies: Solitaire, Vesper, Domino, Honey Chile and Tiffany Case. Despite the hotels impressive literati and glitterati heritage (think Noel Coward, Truman Capote, Katharine Hepburn, Errol Flynn and Sophia Loren), it remains a very casual and friendly place to chill out. Book fast before it’s too late and take advantage of Air Jamaica’s Crazy 48 hour Sale, ending tomorrow! Travel between USA and Jamaica for as low as USD 74.

Rates: Start at $536 per/cottage per/night for a Lagoon Suite and go up to $5,280 (depending on season) for the 5-bedroom Ian Fleming villa. For reservations, call 876 975 3354 or email: goldeneye@cwjamaica.com or consult our own wandermelon travel concierge to assist you with all your holiday planning on 949 466 3526 or email: travelconcierge@wandermelon.com

If you really like staying in the Goldeneye cottages that much, you can buy one! There are eleven one and two-bedroom beach cottages for sale with seven more spa cottages to follow. For more information about Goldeneye ownership, visit www.goldeneyedevelopment.com and never say never again!

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