by Lissa Poirot
Cue the James Bond music. Formerly the home of 007 author Ian Fleming, today GoldenEye is a secluded and private resort with Fleming’s home serving as a villa, as well as cottages and a pool house available for families to enjoy. Original villas offer one- and three-bedroom options on the property’s seaside bluff, tucked away but just a short walk to the beach and restaurant. Beach and Lagoon Villas are located directly on the property’s Low Cay Beach, which overlooks a 4-acre lagoon. Lagoon cottages have private docks for kayaks and boats, and come with an array of amenities. Smaller beach huts with indoor and outdoor walls are also available. The resort’s seclusion allows for families to book different accommodations for kids and parents to provide each other with space. Onsite dining is available at the Gazebo, a treehouse restaurant overlooking the beach, and the Bizot Bar beach spot for breakfast and lunch.
For kids, the resort’s 30 acres becomes their playground, with gardens, woods, beaches, lagoons and caves to explore. Organized activities include jewelry and doll making, art classes, coconut carving and water sports adventures. DVD rentals are available, as well. Other activities for the entire family include tennis, backgammon and water sports like standup paddle boarding, snorkeling and jet skiing. This resort promotes relaxation outdoors and welcomes guests to explore the property.
Our Editor Loves
- Private 30-acre resort
- Property of Ian Fleming of James Bond fame
- Kids' programs
- Water Sports
- Children Programs
- Free Wi-Fi
- Onsite Dining
We have been doing All-Inclusive's for 30+ years and thought it was time to try the Golden Eye experience. While there 3 short nights, they were the best nights of our vacation lives! Peaceful. Relaxing. Beautiful. Perfect. We had a Lagoon Villa and that alone was so special. Waking up on our own porch, coffee outside, floating on our rafts, kayaking in the lagoon. Amazing! We were lucky to meet Chris Blackwell one evening and that was truly an honor. So warm and wonderful of a man! There was construction around the property but not enough to bother you. The food and beverages are rather pricey; be prepared. I thought $24 for a small plate of Jerked Chicken at Button Beach was very high; but oh well, the money we saved for the Construction Sale, the stay was truly worth every dime. Cocktails and food were amazing in every way. Very cool doing the complementary Glass Bottom Boat Ride with Donald and then him dropping us off at our Lagoon Villa. Conroy was an amazing personable Bartender. Avid at the front desk was also a warm and friendly gentleman. We took a cab ride with Junior one evening to Evita's Italian Restaurant and that was another incredible experience. If we had a suggestion, more music. Maybe a live band, a trio, steel drums or even play music around the property a bit louder. All in all, again I must complement the Golden Eye Staff for giving us a vacation and memories we will never forget. This place is about as close to perfect as it gets!
by Stephen F
What an fantastic place, luxury accommodation, wonderful beaches and facilities, great staff and amazing food. We stayed in one of the tall beach huts and it was so special. One of the best holidays we have ever had.