Staying at The Golden Eye Resort in Jamaica
We stayed at The Golden Eye Resort in Oracabessa, Jamaica for three nights in a wonderful little beach hut.
Check-in took about a minute, they were expecting us and our personal concierge was ready to show us the grounds and escort us to our Beach hut including a nice cocktail on the way at the Shabeen bar which is located right beside the pool and beach huts. There really is anything better than a refreshing gin tonic after reaching a new destination.
There is no denying that the goldenEye has a cool vibe – you can feel it all around you. It has an unpretentious and easy going luxury ambiance coupled with a historical past -and we love that! The rich story behind the GoldenEye is felt in small details around the resort from pictures of Hollywood legends and James Bond manuscripts to the Blackwell Rum which is served at the Bizot bar.
When researching where to stay in Jamaica, you will find that there are so many all-inclusive hotels on offer that finding a boutique hotel is rather difficult. Do not be tempted -they will never have the same charm! Guests end up seeing very little of the island because they are in a gated community. Everything is provided except an authentic experience. A long time ago, I was at one of these huge hotels in the Dominican Republic. A 5 star hotel with everything you could wish for – the only problem was, I could have been in any country because I saw nothing from the Dominican and I certainly didn’t need to travel so far to experience a hotel that could have been anywhere in the world. Never again!
Just a bit of history – real quick … I promise!