There are very few places for tourists to stay in Oracabessa. It has been that way for 100 years and probably always will be. Oracabessa’s unique history resulted in the ownership of land always being in the hands of the local population, and other than Golden Eye and Golden Clouds, there are no plots of land big enough in the town to build a large hotel or resort. In spite of its miles of beautiful beaches and coastline, and panoramic views from the mountains, the properties in Oracabessa are small and intended for families.
Golden Eye and Golden Clouds are the exceptions to the rule, and their large park-like, ocean-front settings represent the ultimate in luxurious accommodations in Jamaica. These stunning vacation properties have been the preferred destination for movie stars, politicians, and the rich and famous for over 50 years. They are both spectacular 5-star properties and each caters to a different clientele. Golden Eye is the original home of Ian Fleming, and is now operated as an exclusive luxury hotel with accommodations for 50 people. For more information about Golden Eye Hotel, visit their website at www.GoldenEye.com
Next door to Golden Eye is the legendary villa, Golden Clouds. Originally the home of U.S. Ambassador Ruth Owen, Golden Clouds is an award-winning, oceanfront, 12-bedroom, 7-acre estate, and provides the utmost in privacy and comfort. With a staff of 12 including chef, butler, security, gardeners, housekeepers, etc., Golden Clouds villa can accommodate families and groups of up to 26 guests and offers all-inclusive vacations with casual elegance. The villa features its own private beach, 2 swimming pools, tennis court, basketball, volleyball, and a gymnasium. For more information about Golden Clouds villa, visit their website at www.GoldenClouds.com