Scale of 90-100
Stylish refuge located close to the town of Oracabessa that was formerly the home of James Bond creator Ian Fleming until his death in 1964. Though once known chiefly as a celebrity hangout, this 49-room property, now owned by legendary record producer Chris Blackwell, is ideal for couples and families alike. The estate features beachfront dwellings, a beautiful lagoon, flaming-red poincianas and, in the evening, colorful strings of lights and tiki torches. Comfortable accommodations range in style from villas and cottages to the more exclusive stilted beach huts featuring louvered windows and private verandas with outdoor showers. Dining options include the beachside Bamboo Bar, the treehouse-style Gazebo restaurant and, the social hub of the property, Bizot Bar. Amenities include a well-equipped club offering a range of water sports and two swimming pools.
The constant reminders of the Ian Fleming era and of Chris Blackwell’s many ties to music and the arts.
The proximity of the property to the town of Oracabessa, which prevented a peaceful Saturday night’s sleep.
Good to Know
Though GoldenEye was once known chiefly as a celebrity hangout, today it feels like a couple’s resort — and don’t be surprised to see families with children.
- Children welcome
- Room service
Average Mid-High Season Rates (including taxes):
Lowest Rate: Beach Hut, $620; Editor's Choice: Beach Villa, $1,530.
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