Sneak Peek: GoldenEye Hotel and Resort

Scheduled to reopen November 12 after a two-year renovation, the GoldenEye Hotel and Resort in Oracabessa, Jamaica, was originally the Caribbean hideaway of world-renowned author Ian Fleming, best known as the creator of James Bond. More than a decade after Fleming’s passing in 1964, Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Chris Blackwell bought the 15-acre property along Jamaica’s northern coast and converted it into a resort. In the decades since, the property has blossomed to 52 acres and now offers 22 cottages and suites situated around a secluded lagoon. Recent additions to the property include 11 new cottages and six lagoon-side suites with outdoor lounges and direct access to the water via private docks, plus a newly opened spa, and two new Jamaican-inspired restaurants. However, the standout at GoldenEye is the Fleming Villa, the author’s original sanctuary and the place where he composed all 14 James Bond novels. Guests staying in the Fleming Villa will have access to their own private beach, pool, and stunning views of the Caribbean Sea. Accommodations at GoldenEye range from $840 to $6,800 during the high season. (

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