Bid now to experience the culture, vibe, and tranquility of Jamaica through Island Outpost Resorts' GoldenEye. This 4 night stay for 2 is in a one-bedroom Beach Hut and includes daily breakfast.
GoldenEye in Oracabessa, where Ian Fleming wrote all 14 James Bond novels, is an island paradise where guests can paddleboard on the sea lagoon, kayak from the beach, or laze around in the tropical sun. For history and beach-lovers alike, GoldenEye won't disappoint. Here's the story of GoldenEye:
Ian Fleming: Ian Fleming first came to Jamaica during WWII, sent by Naval Intelligence to investigate U-Boat activities in the Caribbean. It was difficult for him to keep his mind on the war, such was the beauty of the place and its people. It was love at first glance. Paradise on earth. He knew that when the war ended, it was there that he would live out his life, in the sun, by the sea. He had visited a property on the sea in the little village of Oracabessa Bay, which means “golden head.” By chance he had been working on a naval operation called GoldenEye. He bought the property, and when the war ended, built his dream house–a perfect place to heal the psychic wounds of war and escape the civility of civilization. Above all it was a place to dream. And it was at GoldenEye that he dreamed up James Bond, 007, who turned out to be an escape for millions of readers.
Chris Blackwell: If any man is an island it’s Chris Blackwell, who founded Island Records in 1959. A brilliantly independent label just off the coast of the music industry, Island did more to change the cultural landscape than any record label in history. Island Records brought reggae music to the world outside Jamaica, with Blackwell himself producing Bob Marley and the Wailers. Island broke British acts like Traffic, Bad Company, ELP, Free, Fairport Convention, King Crimson, and the greatest of world music from the Irish traditionalists The Chieftains to Africans like King Sunny Ade. It brought us such independent spirits as Roxy Music, Brian Eno, Sparks, Grace Jones, Marianne Faithfull, Tom Waits and that Irish band, U2. Blackwell purchased GoldenEye from the Fleming estate in 1976. Since then, he has grown the original 19 acre property, with just Fleming’s Villa, into a 52-acre world class property that is the flagship of Blackwell’s Island Outpost properties. There is more to Jamaica than one might think.
Sprinkled with the most beautiful white sand beaches, picturesque mountains, limestone cliffs and bountiful farms, Jamaica is lucky enough to enjoy year round sunshine. The vibe at Island Outpost resorts is relaxed yet sophisticated. Our dress code is island casual (so bring your flip flops and sarongs) but you won’t feel out of place if you decide to dress up a bit for a special night. We want you to feel comfortable being you. We can help to arrange airport transfers, spa treatments, dinner reservations, and authentic Jamaican experiences. Please let us take care of the details.
10% of funds raised from this lot will go to Island Outpost’s Oracabessa Foundation. The non-profit organization established in 1997, promotes sustainable development within the town of Oracabessa, Jamaica and its environs by impacting areas of health, environment, education, sport, cultural awareness and entrepreneurship.
Island Outpost is a Platinum Sponsor of the Center for Responsible Travel (CREST), which means they have committed to supporting CREST's responsible travel research and field work for five years.
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