Ben Pundole


with Ben Pundole
  • Where:Oracabessa Bay, Jamaica

  • Why:To hang with Chris...(legend)

  • When:Fall 2012

  • Who:Me...lucky me!

Highs & Lows

  • This is Goldeneye! This is it… pristine beaches, crystal blue water, tropical canals, sunshine, island vibes. 30 acres of tropical wonderland where Fleming wrote 12 James Bond Novels. It doesn’t get much better than this.

  • A spa you can swim up to or kayak to for a massage that will leave you feeling oh so Bond!

  • If you listen clearly through the rustling of sun drenched palm fronds you can hear the sound of island reggae from all around… and it’s the best sound in the world.

  • If the weather’s bad, some of the magic fizzles…

The Barometer

  • Design

  • Website

  • Mini Bar

  • Life Changing

  • Environmental Consciousness

  • Overall Value

  • Night's Sleep

  • Service

  • Amenities

  • Stealable Stuff

  • Refer a Friend

Total: 46/50

Important Bits

  • Type

    A tropical island resort like no other.

  • Vibe

    Tropical laid-back luxury with a twist of Fleming... and another twist of Blackwell…

  • Location

    Blissfully off the grid, but not too far from Firefly Hill, great local Jerk café Scotchies, access to horseback beach rides and great local restaurants Evitas and Toscaninis.

  • Rooms

    20 including the Fleming Villa, which sleeps up to 10

  • Music

    ummm reggae, damn good reggae.

  • Year Opened


  • Designed By

    Anne Hodges

  • Pool/Gym

    Ocean and pools and boats and paddle boarding and kayaking and jet skis and mountain bikes and tennis courts

  • Restaurant

    Yes, Gazebo, in the tree tops… fresh seafood and organic, modern Jamaican cuisine.

  • Bar

    Yes, Bizot Bar.

  • Wifi

    Yes, free.

  • Children

    Bring them!

  • Price

    It ain’t cheap, but I mean.. you can’t put a price on heaven!

Must Dos

Must Bring

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