Beach of the Week: Goldeneye, Oracabessa

Chilling Bond-style in Jamaica

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This pretty cove is right below Goldeneye – the beautiful house where Ian Fleming dreamt up Mr Bond, and penned all 14 of the 007 novels. 

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Book the house and you get the beach below to yourselves –so you can blast Diamonds are Forever through speakers wedged into the rocks while you're swimming.

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Island Outposts’ Chris Blackwell bought Goldeneye for Bob Marley, who thought it  ‘too posh', so Blackwell kept it himself, later turning it into this rustic luxe resort on the lush north coast of Jamaica, 20 minutes east of Ocho Rios. The villa has the original three bedrooms and two guest cottages, so can sleep up to 10,  and with your own butler, housekeeper and cook to look after you,  it is the perfect tropical party pad

Now the resort  is much more than just Fleming’s house, with a cluster of villas and cottages spread along the waterfront and tucked away in the jungly grounds,

So if you prefer an over water villa to the cool 50s/ 60s aesthetic of Fleming’s three bedroom house, stay on the lagoon, where you can sleep to the gentle lapping of the waves, and swim over the spa when the fancy takes you.

Goldeneye, Oracabessa, + 1876 622 9007.  Lagoon cottages (sleep two) from £400 B&B, Flemings House from £2285 per night

For more on Goldeneye and Jamaia, see the November issue of ELLE, out now 

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