New beach huts for GoldenEye – Jamaica’s coolest resort

With indoor and outdoor showers, waterfront terraces and a beachside bar

Image: Island Outpost

Island Records founder Chris Blackwell’s bona fides cross many categories, from music production to marine conservation, but it is the ultimate permutation of barefoot-chic hospitality in the form of Jamaica’s enduringly cool resort GoldenEye (; from about £770) that is arguably gaining him most acclaim these days. This month, Blackwell has improved on what diehard fans believed was an unimprovable paradigm by adding 26 one- and two-bedroom beach huts to the inventory. Octagonal in shape and of varying heights above the sand, they all boast indoor and outdoor showers and waterfront terraces and have their own new beachside bar, She’been, and freshwater pool, both of which abut Button Beach. For those looking to cut this corner of Jamaica’s high glamour factor with a measure of low-fi, you’ve found your niche.


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