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Goldeneye Beach Huts

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  • Why:Long overdue holiday!
  • When:April 2016
  • Who:Me and Ben
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Goldeneye Beach Huts Shabeen Bar is the bar for the Beach Hut guests.

Shabeen Bar is the bar for the Beach Hut guests.

Goldeneye Beach Huts The view couldn’t be better; we stayed in the Beach Hut in the middle, pretty, pretty good!

The view couldn’t be better; we stayed in the Beach Hut in the middle, pretty, pretty good!

Goldeneye Beach Huts Obviously, this ain’t no British seaside ‘beach hut’, this is a Goldeneye Beach Hut, just look at that bed! .

Obviously, this ain’t no British seaside ‘beach hut’, this is a Goldeneye Beach Hut, just look at that bed! .

Goldeneye Beach Huts And gorgeous walk-in wet room showers! I lived in these stunning batik bathrobes which are available to buy from the Goldeneye shop.

And gorgeous walk-in wet room showers! I lived in these stunning batik bathrobes which are available to buy from the Goldeneye shop.

Goldeneye Beach Huts Chris Blackwell’s Blackwell Rum went pretty quickly, with a packet of St Mary’s plantain chips.

Chris Blackwell’s Blackwell Rum went pretty quickly, with a packet of St Mary’s plantain chips.

Goldeneye Beach Huts Our terrace over Snorkeler’s Cove.

Our terrace over Snorkeler’s Cove.

Goldeneye Beach Huts Here’s our lunch we had in our room on the first day.

Here’s our lunch we had in our room on the first day.

Goldeneye Beach Huts The Beach Hut pool is serene and calming, to have more of a swim guests can also use the main pool by the cottages.

The Beach Hut pool is serene and calming, to have more of a swim guests can also use the main pool by the cottages.

Goldeneye Beach Huts Our perching spot for a Wray & Nephew rum and Ting before dinner!

Our perching spot for a Wray & Nephew rum and Ting before dinner!

Goldeneye Beach Huts One of the beaches.

One of the beaches.

Goldeneye Beach Huts Colorful seating.

Colorful seating.

Goldeneye Beach Huts Through the undergrowth, Goldeneye’s gorgeous new Beach Huts.

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.

The Barometer

  • Design

  • Website

  • Environmental Consciousness

  • Night's Sleep

  • Service

  • Amenities

  • Takeable Treats

  • Refer a Friend

  • Overall Value

  • Life Changing

Total: 48/50

Important Bits

  • Type

    These aren’t backpacking beach huts or English seaside beach huts; this is a whole village of luxury beach huts in the tropics!

  • Vibe

    Real laid back Jamaica in all its glory!

  • Location

    Oracabessa Bay, St Mary, Jamaica

  • Rooms

    26 beach huts

  • Music

    Reggae beats, of course.

  • Year Opened

    2016

  • Designed By

    Jamaican architect Ann Hodges and interior designer Marika Kessler.

  • Health & Wellness

    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.

  • Restaurant

    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.

  • Bar

    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.

  • Minibar

    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.

  • Children

    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.

  • Price

    From $400 in low season.

Do nothing!

Do nothing!

St. Mary Parish Court, Port Maria, Jamaica

Goldeneye Beach Huts

Goldeneye Beach Huts

GoldenEye Hotel, Oracabessa, Jamaica

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