Nestled between a turquoise lagoon and the Caribbean Sea on Jamaica’s north coast is the luxurious, yet casually chic GoldenEye Hotel. Once a three-bedroom home to former spy turned novelist, 007 author Ian Fleming, the three villas have expanded to 11 beach-front cottages and six lagoon suites. Sigh, the ultimate in island rustic luxury, this hotel boasts two foodie-approved restaurants, Bizot Bar and Gazebo, a saltwater and freshwater pool and spa. For the more adventurous type, the hotel offers snorkeling, stand-up paddleboarding, an excursion on a glass bottom boat to the sea the bucolic wonder of the area’s reefs, sailing, deep-sea fishing and more.
The hotel rests among lush mangroves, slow, rippling turquoise tides and a white sandy beach in Oracabessa, Jamaica. Who would EVER want to leave for the mainland? Check out the pictures and video above. And as always, let me know if you go!