Goldeneye, Strawberry Hill Pampers Guests


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ORACABESSA, Jamaica -- Island Outpost opened Goldeneye -- a luxury resort on the former estate of Ian Fleming, the creator of James Bond -- and introduced spa packages there.

Mario Leon, director of sales for Island Outpost, said agents can lure guests with the chic features of Goldeneye and combine it with a stay at Strawberry Hill, with its new Aveda Concept Spa, just outside Kingston in the Blue Mountains.

Goldeneye, an eight-minute drive from Oracabessa airport, comprises the Fleming villa, a three-bedroom beach house and eight bedrooms in five cottages. The Fleming villa overlooks the Caribbean and has a staff that provides meals and services at the villa's garden dining area and private beach.

Each cottage has indoor and outdoor dining facilities serviced by a full-time staff, a kitchen, private beach access and an entertainment/television room. Outdoor showers are surrounded by lush landscaping, Leon said. Activities include private Jet Ski tours, diving, snorkeling, deep-sea fishing, yacht cruising and tennis on lighted courts. Drivers and transfers via helicopter or private plane are available.

The Fleming villa is priced at $5,000 per night. Rates for other Goldeneye accommodations range from $650 per night to $2,000 per night and include all meals, bar drinks, taxes and service.

Goldeneye, which accommodates up to 26 guests, can be booked for a group for $60,000 per week, Leon said. In keeping with the Aveda product philosophy, the spa at Strawberry Hill uses flower and plant ingredients in a variety of services, such as massages, facials, body care and other treatments. Among several spa packages is one that combines a stay at Strawberry Hill with the Caves in Negril, offering yoga instruction and Aveda massage in an open-air gazebo.
Island Outpost
Phone: (800) OUTPOST
Fax: (305) 672-5254

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