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Golden Cove Villas
4.0 of 5 Villa   |   Oracabessa, Jamaica   |  
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1 review
“Loved it”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2011

From the moment we arrived, we knew our vacation would be special. Whether relaxing in a cabana by the pool, kayaking along the cove, snorkeling to marvel at the colorful display of nature, Golden Cove proved the ideal prescription. Our villa provided unparalleled views and included every creature comfort that one would ever want or need. The staff at Golden Cove were excellent; helpful, friendly and efficient. The culinary creations of Golden Cove’s outstanding chef and kitchen combined the best of local ingredients with classic and innovative techniques. Simply put ... Awesome!!!!!!!

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Cleveland Heights, Ohio
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2011

We took our mother for her 75th birthday. When I planned the trip I chose Golden Cove because of the villas and family living our group of 3 families (12 people) needed. We had no idea that we were going to feel so at home and welcome. I had a chance to talk to the owner who explained that his staff is "extended family" and that is also how he wants guests to feel when they visit Golden Cove. Everyone was very friendly and helpful. The office manager was always willing to find information for us regarding local attractions, Chef provided the most delicious meals, and the house staff spoiled us, even my teenagers were happy that there was someone who came up with great activities for them. The property is so beautiful and extremely comfortable. Everything is modern and plush. And the fact that it's within a private gate with security made me even more relaxed. I highly recommend Golden Cove Villas for vacation.

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Southampton, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2011

We visited Golden Cove for a family reunion - and had a fantastic time. Plenty to do but plenty of space to do nothing. Staff who really knew how to look after you and well thought through accomodation.

A real gem of a place to stay.

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Grand Cayman
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2011

I am a Jamaican living abroad. I know Jamaica. No fooling me. No singers in multi-colored shirts singing "Yellow Bird" or doing the limbo for me. In short, I am a tough visitor to please in Jamaica. Spent the Christmas week 2010 at Golden Cove with my extended family. The place is very picturesque. We rented one of 4 villas. Our villa "Jaime" probably has the best view if you are only renting the owners' villa. The view from the villa, over the pool to the ocean is breathtaking. The decor, inside and out, is just outstanding. Really classy and tasteful. (No surprise as the owner is an advertising executive). The rooms are large with king beds in 3 of the 4 bedrooms. Each has two robes. Housekeeping daily, with bathroom supplies replenished just like you are in a top class hotel. But best of all the staff. Our butler/waiter Meldon was simply outstanding. So was our housekeeper Rosie. And Ricky the water sports guy. There was "white gloved service" on our first and last night. At the same time the service was not pushy nor overbearing. They served you with a happy smile. Like they really enjoy their work. All staff are extremely pleasant and go out of their way to be helpful. Be careful of the chef though - he will make you overeat. The food was flawless throughout. And tasty. Already planning my next trip.

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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New York City, New York
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2010

We had a family reunion which used all 4 villas over the Thanksgiving weekend and everything was perfect! The villas were spotless, the food was exquisite, the service was impeccable with our every need being attended to. Everything was provided on property and it is located on a reef so the snorkeling was very enjoyable. The staff was enthusiastic, friendly and efficient. It's our "must stay" in Jamaica for future trips!!!! After these 20 inches of snow, I wish I was there now!

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Golden Cove Villas

Address: Oracabessa, Jamaica
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Location: Caribbean > Jamaica > Saint Mary Parish > Oracabessa
Amenities:
Beach Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 4 Specialty Lodging in Oracabessa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Golden Cove Villas 4*
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Golden Cove Resorts is four (4) luxury villas nestled on a cliff overlooking the Caribbean Sea, 15 minutes from Ocho Rios on Jamaica's North Coast- bordered by a magnificent coral reef less than 100 feet from the shoreline. An exclusive vacation paradise designed to seduce you into a state of total relaxation. Immerse yourself in the comforts of home with the luxuries of a 5 star resort destination The property is located in Oracabessa, a tiny town in the parish of St. Mary is located in the midst of some of the most spectacular natural and man-made attractions in the Caribbean. Approximately 5 minutes from the infamous James Bond Beach, Golden Cove is also in close proximity to Golden Eye - originally the home of "James Bond 007" author Ian Fleming and a frequent pit stop for the glitterati. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Golden Cove Villas Hotel Oracabessa
Golden Cove Villas Jamaica/Oracabessa

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