Recently my Gypsy sister and i took an afternoon drive-out to the amazing GoldenEye- as usual it was nothing short of pure awesomeness! Its honestly almost impossible to know where to begin when talking about the GoldenEye property. In simple terms, the property is the perfect combination of History, Luxury, Beauty and Jamaica at its finest! The entrance to the resort is unmarked but as that gate opens you know you have found your paradise.
As you enter onto the property you are offered the famous ‘GoldenEye’ welcome cocktail – which is YUMMO but deadly! The property has at least three pools, a natural blue lagoon, private island, waterfront bars, lounges with roof decks and beautiful sunsets. So basically you want to do a walk through and find your fave spot- if thats even possible . From swimming and snorkeling and sunning to paddleboarding and kayaking, there’s no shortage of activities to do at GoldenEye. Not to be missed? FIREFLY, the house that Noel Coward built. Go in the late afternoon—to see the island’s most majestic views—make sure to stay for sunset – with a cocktail, of course 🙂
Usually i choose to hang out on the beach, but yesterday i switched things up a bit and hung out by the pool all day. We ended up seeing friends on property so it was a day filled with lot’s of drinks, catching up and laughter – just what the soul needed.
The Bizot bar where we had lunch, drinks and coffee was Beautiful, stylish, friendly and supper laid back with good music! It gives you a real vintage Jamaica feel with a touch of Ibiza. The staff somehow start to feel more like family, as you find yourself engaging in the most entertaining conversations with them .
We can’t overlook the history of GoldenEye. Ian Fleming wrote all of the Bond novels while he lived here and several Bond movies
were filmed here. Bob Marley almost bought the place after Fleming’s death but instead Chris Blackwell who discovered and produced many of Marley’s songs bought and developed it into today’s resort. The connection from Fleming to Blackwell with the history of Marley and Island Records just adds to the intrigue and overall experience. It is something not to be missed.