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by Deon Clarke | Associate Writer
The name’s Bond, James Bond. You would not have been born in this century if you did not know this familiar line of the prestigious action-packed James Bond movies.
However, do you know where this all started?
That’s right, no other place than Oracabessa Bay, St. Mary, Jamaica where the dream home of the famous English writer Ian Flemming and British Naval intelligence agent, was named “Golden Eye”.
Legend has it, that the name “Golden Eye” came from the name of one of his secret missions during World War II. Originally a “donkey race track” this modern luxury boasts a panoramic view of the ocean and lush vegetation of flora and fauna which he adored.
Golden eye sits on 15 acres of land and is the birthplace of all 13 of James Bond novels written by Ian Flemming. These thrillers written in his bedroom, were driven by his naval intelligence experience and were to later make their mark in the film industry.
The property is adjacent to the James Bond beach and just 20 minutes from the town of Ocho Rios. This was a popular destination for many of the rich and famous a few decades ago and is still enjoyed by many celebrities today.
If you have a passion for writing, you might just be inspired when you visit the Golden Eye.
Despite it’s rich history, you will find that Golden Eye now one of Jamaica’s best luxury resort and boasts a collection of private villas, beach cottages and huts and many secluded beaches that you will enjoy in a relaxing atmosphere.
Its calming and therapeutic ambiance leaves your mind totally at ease. Imagine spending your days in a private lagoon cottage nestled among private gardens, waking up listening to the splash of the waves or relaxing on your veranda and enjoying the breath-taking views of the landscape below.
For a little more adventure Golden Eye offers your very own Kayak where you can go exploring the lagoon and even venture a bit further.
The Beach cottages are another great option with spacious apartments, high ceilings and well-equipped even in its luxurious garden setting and with the private beaches just a step away.
Imagine watching the sun setting in the distance while sipping sipping the famous Golden Eye cocktail from The Gazebo, one of the bars on property, or enjoying a well prepared sumptuous meal from The Bizot Bar restaurant which includes fresh salads, tasty burgers and pasta dishes. There are also great menu options for breakfast, lunch, and dinner at affordable prices.
The Shabeen is another great option if you just want to chill and have a Jamaican Red Stripe beer and just enjoy the breath-taking panoramic views on the roof top deck, or get comfortable on the couches and just relax sipping cocktails.
But whatever you do, you simply cannot go to Golden Eye Jamaica without trying out the Jamaican rum and spicy and flavourful jerk barbeque and grilled fish at the Bamboo Bar On Button Beach!
Be sure to tantalize your taste buds with the latest catch by local fishermen at this laid back restaurant.
Feeling tired after a fun-filled day, no worries. Golden eye offers you In-Room Dining service at your leisure too. You can enjoy, breakfast, lunch or a romantic dinner, right on your veranda! You can also make arrangements for private Out-door Dining at the edge of the peninsula.
There are lots of fun activities for you to keep occupied; from swimming in the lagoon or stand-up paddle boarding, kayaking, snorkeling, sailing and glass bottom boat rides, to deep sea fishing, tree planting or just playing a game of tennis.
Oh, and pamper yourself when you are ready with their rejuvenating spa treatments.
So make it Golden eye Jamaica, and 'see' (and experience) exactly what Ian Flemming saw (and experienced)!
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