Located in the little village of Oracabessa, GoldenEye was the Jamaica home of author Ian Fleming where he penned all 14 James Bond novels. Chris Blackwell, the Island Records founder, purchased GoldenEye from the Fleming estate in 1976. Today guests can stay in Fleming's own villa, which has been kept in pristine condition, or they may choose to stay in one of the new Beach Cottages, Lagoon Cottages, or Lagoon Suites. Whether guests prefer their R&R shaken or gently stirred, there's something for everyone. And with the recent opening of Ian Fleming International Airport, just 10mins from the resort, it is now easier than ever to jet in, 007-style. One of the things that makes coming to GoldenEye such an unparalleled experience, is the community of Oracabessa. With a vibe and energy all its own guests should take some time to visit the local shops and meet some of the local residents that give Oracabessa its unique character.
Oracabessa also faces its share of challenges. Chris Blackwell started the Oracabessa Foundation in 1995 as a way to ensure that GoldenEye plays a role in building a better Oracabessa. The Foundation works in the areas of health, environment, education and sport. A few of our ongoing projects include: Oracabessa Bay Fish Sanctuary, H.E.A.R.T. Vocational Training Centre, Swim Jamaica program, Primary School Sports Leagues and even a BMX racing track! Eating local at the luscious GoldenEye in Oracabessa is about more than great taste and nurturing; it’s a serious commitment to community and environment. At least 80% of food consumed at GoldenEye is from local markets, as much as possible organic. GoldenEye takes pride in real Jamaican cooks, like Chefs Pam and Glendon, who were taught by their mothers and grandmothers. It takes home-grown skill to cook scotch bonnet pepper and the best curried goat.