Goldeneye Beach Huts
by: Gemma Bell
Long overdue holiday!
Me and Ben
Shabeen Bar is the bar for the Beach Hut guests.
The view couldn’t be better; we stayed in the Beach Hut in the middle, pretty, pretty good!
Obviously, this ain’t no British seaside ‘beach hut’, this is a Goldeneye Beach Hut, just look at that bed! .
And gorgeous walk-in wet room showers! I lived in these stunning batik bathrobes which are available to buy from the Goldeneye shop.
Chris Blackwell’s Blackwell Rum went pretty quickly, with a packet of St Mary’s plantain chips.
Our terrace over Snorkeler’s Cove.
Here’s our lunch we had in our room on the first day.
The Beach Hut pool is serene and calming, to have more of a swim guests can also use the main pool by the cottages.
Our perching spot for a Wray & Nephew rum and Ting before dinner!
One of the beaches.
Through the undergrowth, Goldeneye’s gorgeous new Beach Huts.
Highs + Lows
The Beach Huts themselves are truly stunning; they are very well designed with all the required amenities, the beds are huge and very comfortable, the porch is just lovely and we loved that there was no air-con, just the louvered windows acting as a ‘natural air-con’.
Snorkeling everyday with Donald was my daily highlight. GoldenEye has set up the Oracabessa Fish Sanctuary in the sea surrounding GoldenEye. New corals are growing in the sea and they have seen a real growth in fish living in the area, so lots to see!
Pick your Beach Hut carefully, you could be looking out onto other beach huts or nothing much in particular. Make sure you book one facing the sea.
- Life Changing
- Environmental Consciousness
- Overall Value
- Night's Sleep
- Stealable Stuff
- Refer a Friend
These aren’t backpacking beach huts or English seaside beach huts; this is a whole village of luxury beach huts in the tropics!
Real laid back Jamaica in all its glory!
Oracabessa Bay, St Mary, Jamaica
26 beach huts
Reggae beats, of course.
- Year Opened
- Designed By
Jamaican architect Ann Hodges and interior designer Marika Kessler.
The Beach Huts have their own pool and you can also go and use the main pool. But, GoldenEye is right on the sea! The Beach Hut we stayed in overlooked the tranquil Snorkeler’s Cove.
Breakfast and lunch is served in Bizot Bar overlooking the sea. For dinner the hotel opens up either Bizot Bar or The Gazebo, or puts on something different. While we were there they invited a Japanese chef from Kingston, the sushi was pretty good! Food can be ordered and delivered to your Beach Hut too.
The Beach Huts has its own bar, Shabeen Bar, with big day beds, table football, screen and outdoor seating. No food was served there while we stayed, but they had only just opened and we heard about great plans to open a roof terrace bar and BBQ on top of Shabeen Bar.
Yes, best bits of the mini bar had to be Chris Blackwell’s own rum, Black Gold, with ginger ale…so good! And of course a bag of St Mary’s Plantain Chips.
Yes, fast WiFi everywhere, even on the beach.
Yes absolutely. Some of the beach huts are on two floors so you can have more than one bedroom. These also have lovely ‘family areas’ with a small kitchen and seating area all beautifully designed.
From $400 in low season.
In the Area
St. Mary Parish Court, Port Maria, Jamaica
Visit the spa for an excellent massage or pedicure and truly relax.
Goldeneye Beach Huts
GoldenEye Hotel, Oracabessa, Jamaica
Hotel Location: Race Course, Oracabessa, Jamaica