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“Exquisite 5* beach front hotel. Villas, cottages and stilted beach huts have mahogany beds, shutters and direct beach access. On site restaurants serve up traditional Jamaican styles with a twist, from their organic garden. Historic and luxurious with the emphasis on privacy. Honeymoon heaven!”

“Exquisite 5* beach front hotel. Villas, cottages and stilted beach huts have mahogany beds, shutters and direct beach access. On site restaurants serve up traditional Jamaican styles with a twist, from their organic garden. Historic and luxurious with the emphasis on privacy. Honeymoon heaven!”

Hotel Review

This is truly a unique experience. A charming and wonderfully private stretch of beach on the north Jamaican coast. This was the spot that Ian Fleming chose to settle down and write his famed Bond books, and who could blame him. These days there are a few more souls on the beach and a lot more activities. The accommodations range from Fleming's own ten man villa complete with private chef, butlers, barmen, a private pool and a private beach, to the newest edition of rainbow painted stilted huts with a much more beach shack feel - and everything in between. The atmosphere somehow manages to marry chilled out beach vibe with glamorous cocktail party.
Recommended for
  • Groups
  • The enormous villas have kitchen facilities, living room area, hammocks and private terraces
  • Writing a novel
  • In the spot where all Bond novels were penned, find peace, quiet and inspiration

Recommended For

  • Groups
  • The enormous villas have kitchen facilities, living room area, hammocks and private terraces
  • Writing a novel
  • In the spot where all Bond novels were penned, find peace, quiet and inspiration
  • Wildlife Area
  • Watch turtles hatching and being released into the sea with conservationist Mel Tennant.
  • Hotel boats for hire
  • Complimentary glass bottom boats are avaialble for viewing the sea floor.
  • Snorkelling
  • Complimentary equppiment is avaialble at the hotel, explore the bay.
  • Birdwatching
  • 255 bird species can be viewed from the surrounding area.
  • Yoga
  • Daily yoga and meditation classes are avialable.
  • Riding
  • Horse riding along the beautiful sandy beaches.
  • Fishing
  • Join local Oracabessa Bay fishermen
  • Tennis
  • Floodlit tennis courts on site
  • Child friendly
  • Great selection on site activities from coconut carving to snorkelling to art classes
  • Historic
  • Ian Fleming's former home where he penned all the James Bond novels
  • Restaurant
  • Serving Jamaican specialities
  • Secluded setting
  • Rooms with balcony/terrace
  • Full of character
  • Sit-out Terrace
  • Theme hotel
  • Barefoot Luxury
  • Colonial
  • Views
  • Free wifi
  • Self catering
  • Chic
  • Artworks
  • On the beach
  • Self catering to rent
  • Spa
  • 5* Luxury
  • Beach nearby
  • Romantic
  • Four poster beds
  • Luxury
  • Contemporary

Facilities

  • Child friendly
  • Great selection on site activities from coconut carving to snorkelling to art classes
  • Swimming Pool
  • Freshwater outdoor infinity pool, plus four acre private lagoon
  • Garden
  • Set amid 30 acres of gardens and woodland
  • Restaurant
  • Serving Jamaican specialities
  • No pets
  • Suites
  • Outdoor dining
  • Rooms with balcony/terrace
  • Towelling robes
  • Bar
  • Parking
  • Sauna/Steam
  • Library
  • Sit-out Terrace
  • Views
  • Room service
  • Sitting Room
  • Self catering to rent
  • Spa
  • Free wifi
  • Wifi
  • Four poster beds
  • Concierge
  • Hot Tub
  • Private villas
  • Air conditioning

Activities

  • Wildlife Area
  • Watch turtles hatching and being released into the sea with conservationist Mel Tennant.
  • Hotel boats for hire
  • Complimentary glass bottom boats are avaialble for viewing the sea floor.
  • Snorkelling
  • Complimentary equppiment is avaialble at the hotel, explore the bay.
  • Birdwatching
  • 255 bird species can be viewed from the surrounding area.
  • Yoga
  • Daily yoga and meditation classes are avialable.
  • Riding
  • Horse riding along the beautiful sandy beaches.
  • Fishing
  • Join local Oracabessa Bay fishermen
  • Tennis
  • Floodlit tennis courts on site

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Originally published by The Daily Mail (view article)

Rustic beauty in Jamaica's GoldenEye

The travel writer Patrick Leigh Fermor described the house as one that “might serve as a model for new houses in the tropics. Great windows capture every breeze, to cool, even on the hottest day, the large white rooms. The windows that look toward the sea are glassless but equipped with outside shutters against the rain.”

Originally published by The Telegraph (view article)