Golden Clouds Villa Estate

Golden Clouds Villa Estate

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#1 of 1 limited service property in Oracabessa
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Value
5.0
Golden Clouds is a luxurious 12-suite oceanfront estate situated in a park-like 7-acre setting. The villa has its own private beach, 2 swimming pools, tennis court, beach volleyball, and beautiful gardens. Surrounded by manicured lawns and tropical flowers, the property consists of a main villa with 10 suites, and a garden villa with 2 suites. A minimum of 7 rooms are required to book Golden Clouds and the property is only booked for one group at a time to ensure the ultimate in privacy.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Beach
Game room
Babysitting
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Infinity pool
Pool with view
Heated pool
Shallow end in pool
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Outdoor dining area
Snorkeling
Tennis court
Billiards
Table tennis
Board games / puzzles
Children's playground
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Highchairs available
Airport transportation
Business Center with Internet Access
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Concierge
Outdoor furniture
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
First aid kit
Laundry service
Room features
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Interconnected rooms available
Private bathrooms
Kitchenette
Cable / satellite TV
Complimentary toiletries
Tile / marble floor
Flatscreen TV
Hair dryer
Room types
Ocean view
Pool view
Suites
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Fawn W wrote a review Dec 2023
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Property's Favorite Review
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We just returned from Golden Clouds and it was spectacular. Every year, our family goes on a trip together, including parents, in-laws, siblings, nieces and nephews. And everyone agreed the highlight here is the staff. So, first, I want to shout out each and every one:

Jamoya, the property manager went above and beyond to take care of us. She even went to the grocery store daily, and helped coordinated vans to and from places (TRAVELER TIP: don't prepay for trips. Get there and then decide when you want to leave, as the property is so stunning, you may decide you don't want to leave, except for maybe one night away, which was what we did).

The all-day staff, Horace and David. They were there when the family got up every day (the kids started in the pool pretty early and then we had the kitchen staff make breakfast for us at 10am daily) and we usually played cards and smoked cigars until 1am or after. They stayed the entire time! They are some of the best bartenders I've come across (and I'm in the alcohol business, so I have the pleasure of having cocktails made for me around the world). They made my nieces and nephews nonstop virgin pina coladas that were so good, many of the adults got in on them, as well (thanks, guys!). I ordered my fair share of pina coladas (with rum, of course), my husband enjoyed classic rum daiquiris (served up versus frozen) and the mojitos and strawberry frozen daiquiris were also a crowd favorite. (TRAVELER TIP: Let them help you figure out where to get your booze for them to add to your drinks as there are a lot of hustlers in the city. They'll help you navigate that. We picked up a few bottles of rum on the way to the villa and then they helped us get the rest as the week went on.)

Chef Wayne and Chef Pauline are awesome! We weren't sure if we were going to enjoy their food, so we didn't commit to more than two meals ahead of time. But they were SO good that we ended up having them make breakfast, lunch and dinner for us daily. Our breakfast favorites were their chicken & waffles and their meat and cheese scramble. And for dinner, the favorite hands down, was the Jamaican Chinese ("Jamaicanese" is what they nicknamed it :)) dinner. Oh my goodness, it was some of the best Chinese food we've ever had. The egg drop soup, vegetable eggrolls, sweet & sour chicken, and on and on. SO good!

TRAVELER TIP: For food, a few suggestions: 1) You MUST have Kentucky Fried Chicken as a meal one of the days you are there. Everyone there gets KFC at least one day, and for good reason...it's delish! Locals said it's made with different spices than what we use in the States and fresh chicken, which is what makes it so food. I'm not sure about the different spices though, as it reminds me of what KFC used to taste like in the states 15 years ago. I think the difference is the Jamaican KFCs have stuck to the original recipe with no shortcuts. We actually had this twice, as it was that good; 2) The grocery stores HUSTLE Americans. They only pay an exchange rate of $130 (even though, when we were there, the exchange rate was $155). Either go to the store and grocery shop yourself OR make sure you give Jamoya Jamaican dollars to get your food. The store tried to charge us $700 USD more than what the grocery bill was at the end of the week, just because of the exchange rate they were using.

The cleaning and maintenance staff was phenomenal. Thank you, Lacy, Kerry, Ken, Ziggy, Colin, and Jackson.

Okay, now on to the actual property. It has 7 beautiful ocean view rooms. They could all use a bit of a refresh, but my sister reminded me that it's the Caribbean and that's how most rooms are in the Caribbean. There is one room that is off the bar (so, that person will be inconvenienced if they don't like noise). There are two rooms with no view, that worked for my mom and her nurse, as they had the fewest steps, but they don't have an ocean view, so just be mindful of that. Then there is a two bedroom cottage, that is pristine and beautiful and comes with its own pool, kitchen and full living room with a pull out sofa.

There are no rooms with double beds. All kings. So, we had 22 people, and it only fit as some of the kids shared the king beds.

If you are there for a week, you really don't need to leave. The kayaking is wonderful as the property has its own wake, so you don't have to go out into the waves to kayak. You can just stay close to the property. There is a beautiful volleyball court in the middle of the water, so be prepared to have someone go get the ball from in the water quite a few times. The kids loved every time the ball went into the water, as they got to go swim or kayak to retrieve it. There's a tennis court and a half basketball court, shuffle board, a game room, a gym.

I would post pictures, but I'm doing this review from my computer and pictures are on my phone. But it's okay because the place looks identical to the photos online. And some of my other family members have posted some of their pictures, so if you see any other reviews from this week, that's likely my fam.

Overall, it's one of the nicest places we've enjoyed as a family, and we'll undoubtedly be back.
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Date of stay: December 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Traveled with family
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Nerrida K wrote a review Nov 2022
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We spent 10/29 – 11/5/22 at Golden Clouds. We were a party of 19 celebrating many years of friendship and the majority of us turning 60. Below is our combined review.

Thank you for a wonderful vacation at Golden Clouds. The property is beautiful, and had all the amenities our group needed. Dane, David, and Dominic were outstanding and attentive. They were also very patient with us! Chef Chevanese prepared delicious meals and went the extra mile by making extra birthday desserts for two in our group, as well as a midday snack during our competitive "field day." She is a gem. The rest of the staff were so efficient with serving, gardening, tidying rooms, and laundering, which made our stay even more comfortable. Thank you again for a special experience!

Lisa


I thought the attention to details like laundry, helping with (our fake) tattoos, and keeping a cooler filled for various events was great! The food was really good! It was a perfect venue for a group such as ours,

Barbi

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Outstanding place!

Jim

Outstanding location, amenities, staff and best vacation EVER!!!

Bridget

Everything was outstanding from the facilities to the staff, daily maid service, laundry, etc.

Brian



I agree with all the above. I would add that the facilities felt very clean and well maintained. The place was very spacious with a variety of gathering places so you never felt boxed in. The food was great. The staff was very accommodating and engaging. They quickly just felt like part of our group.

Brad


Same here plus bedding soft and comfortable.

Colleen
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Date of stay: November 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: All the rooms are great
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Susan T wrote a review Jan 2020
4 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Our family of 22 (ages 3-74) spent New Years at the Golden Clouds. This place is magical. From the moment we arrived the relaxation and fun began. The eleven children always had something to do. We played beach volleyball, jumped on water trampolines, snorkeled, kayaked, played crochet, swam in the new infinity pool, basketball, tennis, poker, pool, ping pong and we even organized family Olympics. The staff were beyond compare. The food that came from Miss Blossom’s kitchen was all excellent. We enjoyed rum punches and mango drinks and kids slushees made by David and Dominique. The yards and facilities were beautifully
maintained by Jackson, Ron, Kenneth, Fabian et al. We were served family style meals by Ken, David and Dominique. Every want and need was quickly accommodated. We will be back and thank all the staff for the best vacation we’ve ever had!!
Fondly, The Taylor’s, Thielbar’s, Campion’s, and Wilson’s
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
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Kathy M wrote a review Oct 2021
30 contributions15 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We chose Golden Clouds for our group holiday of family and friends. There were 24 of us and everyone agreed that it was the trip of a lifetime. Many people in our group were seasoned world travellers and we all felt that it was by far the most beautiful and well-maintained vacation destination we have ever been to in the Caribbean. The staff goes above and beyond to make sure every day is special. We spent most of our time on the beach or by the infinity pool and Chris and his team provided amazing service. David and Ken and Domenic were always there with a cold drink and a warm smile. The food was consistently excellent, and the chef, Chevanese, did an amazing job keeping us well-fed and happy. The property itself is gorgeous with almost every amenity you can imagine.

We can’t wait to return!
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Sarah C wrote a review Dec 2022
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We travelled to Jamaica with my husband's business partners, their staff and their spouses for a work retreat (a party of 17). Golden Clouds was the perfect location for everyone to get to relax, enjoy the beach, go on some excursions and not have to worry about anything. The staff was outstanding and took wonderful care of everyone. I have numerous food allergies and always have difficulty eating when travelling but thank you to the amazing chef and Oksana who took the time to check in with me about what I could eat, I had no troubles all week and was able to enjoy meals with the group. I thoroughly enjoyed my time at Golden Clouds and would definitely look to go back. If you are travelling with a large group, it is so nice to be able to have the entire place to yourselves to enjoy and not have to worry about dealing with other guests. It was a home away from home. I highly recommend it. Thank you again for a wonderful vacation!
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Date of stay: November 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Traveled on business
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Lanere H wrote a review Sep 2022
Stockbridge, Georgia6 contributions
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Twenty-five of us travelled to Oracabessa, Jamaica to celebrate my 60th birthday. I had been trying to get to Golden Clouds for years but with the pandemic and family commitments, it took a while to finally pull together our adventure. Boy, was it worth the wait!

Planning the week with the owner, Oksana, was a breeze. Professional, detail-oriented, helpful and responsive. she always pointed us in the right direction when we needed an assist.

Upon landing at Montego Bay airport, we were met by Uton, our driver for the week. He took great care of us for the duration of our stay. While he is not on staff at GC, his services came with the all-inclusive package and it was money well spent.

When we arrived at the villa, we were greeted by the staff and an incredible view. We wanted for nothing from that moment forward. Tennis lessons, massages, hair braiding, nightclubbing, party planning or just chilling. They made it ALL happen and then some! While the entire team made our stay delightful, Dane, Ken, David, Damanic and Lacyanne really stood out. But Chef Chevanese was a rock star! Our meals were scrumptious and she never blinked when we had unanticipated changes.

Besides the terrific staff, the grounds were beautiful, the views splendid and the beach pristine. Adding a hot tub by the pool and installing lights along the path leading from the garden cottage to the main villa would only enhance the experience. Otherwise, everything at GC is just as is should be...AMAZING!
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Date of stay: August 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Sandra N wrote a review Nov 2021
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Wow what a place! Golden Clouds is without doubt a little piece of paradise. The villa was beautifully designed with verandas overlooking the beach/sea and gorgeous ocean-front bedrooms. The staff are exceptional – such attention to detail and an authentic, caring attitude. It is obvious they love their job and really enjoy taking such good care of the guests. The photos online just don’t do it justice. It’s a must visit place. We can’t wait to get back. Thank you to all of Chris’s team.
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Date of stay: November 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
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5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Dimitra wrote a review Sep 2022
Charlotte, North Carolina1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My experience at Golden Clouds Villa Estate was nothing less than amazing! Upon entering the beautiful property and exiting the vehicle, the staff welcomed our group (14) with open arms, and paradise was defined. My room was spacious, clean, refreshing, with a warm inviting feeling and beautiful views of the deep blue sea. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner were delicious and cooked with love. We held conversations during and after each meal regarding how succulent the dishes were, and how we would try to mimic the taste once we returned home. From the chef, to housekeeping, to the groundskeeper, to the villa's lifeguard, to the pool tech, to the property's manager, and everyone in between, made us feel at home, like family. I would like to provide a special recognition to David, the bartender. During our one-week stay at Golden Clouds Villa, David put on many hats to ensure our vacation was worry-free and filled with great experiences. From mixing tasty beverages, to providing knowledge regarding Jamaica's culture, to staying up late until the last person went to their room, David was always there and available to assist us however we needed him. He defines what it looks like to work hard, while providing excellent customer service. David, thank you for your patience and willingness to ensure our time spent was memorable and enjoyable...Hats off to you for the many hats you wear. When visiting Jamaica, Golden Clouds Villa Estate will be my home away from home!
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Date of stay: August 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
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Keia P wrote a review Feb 2023
12 contributions1 helpful vote
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
We have been home for 4 days and I still don't know where to start. The experience at Golden Clouds was top tier. A group of 14, we utilized 10 of the 12 rooms available.

From day to night the staff is attentive to providing customized needs. Most of our contact being with Ken, David, Ziggy, housekeeping, and Chef C, there was someone available at all times. Ken and David have excellent interpersonal skills being the two that "managed" us during meals either in the morning (Ken), afternoon (Ken/David), or evening (David). They have a high level of professionalism but they will relax as much as the group will allow. By the end of the week, they are part of the family.

The rooms are spacious and cleaned daily with laundry service provided on Tuesday and Thursday. The onsite amenities allowed for "rest" days while not on excursions throughout the week. Take your pick, kayaks, volleyball, tennis, shuffleboard, game room, or exercise room just to name a few. Extra services can be provided upon request. Everybody knows somebody that can either come to the villa or they can tell you exactly where to go to get it done.

Highly recommend ground transportation during your stay. Our driver, Uton, carried us safely to and from destinations each and everyday. Whether we were out all day or moved once, he was right there. There were certain activities that we wanted to do but had no idea where to go. No worries, Uton saved the day.

After having a mediocre experience traveling out of the country many years ago, I am more than happy I gave it another try with friends and family at Golden Clouds Villa. GCV saved and boosted my perception of traveling out of the country and I will definitely do it again. When I return it will be my choice of stay. I could say alot more but it is highly recommened that you have your own experience at GCV and formulate your own opinions.
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Traveled with family
Room Tip: Include ground transportation with your all inclusive package
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Kimberly L wrote a review Jan 2023
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My stay at Golden Clouds Villa was phenomenal, the website doesn't do it justice. The staff services were superior (detail oriented), from Chef to housekeeping (Ken, Ziggy, David, etc.). Our butler David went above and beyond; his interpersonal skills are unmatched...he's definitely the best part of the villa. I would definitely recommend this to others.
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Answer from Gemini7478
Middletown, Delaware100 contributions12 helpful votes
We had 31 in our party, and trying to pay a food fill and arrange meals would have been very difficult, you can request your meals and menu, I would definitely go with the all inclusive option, you get a driver and round trip airport transfers ( the airport is about 90 minutes from the villa).
Denise L asked a question Feb 2018
Charlotte, North Carolina12 contributions
Are beach and pool towels provided?
Answer from Russ H
Westfield, New Jersey, United States45 contributions42 helpful votes
Yes.
Answer from Ginny S
Manhattan Beach, California, United States47 contributions32 helpful votes
The staff provides a huge variety of selections. No one will go away hungry. Meat eaters, vegetarians, vegans, pescatarians will all be obliged. The food is excellent.
Gabrielle Wilson wrote a tip Dec 2023
Inglewood, California8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"You can book a car through the staff at the home and it’s recommended you do because it’s a 2 hour drive from the airport "
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Rebecca S wrote a tip Jun 2023
34 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Sunscreen Bug spray Get all inclusive - you won't be disappointed! Also, tip extra at the end of the trip! Makes everyone happy!"
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Keia P wrote a tip Feb 2023
12 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Include ground transportation with your all inclusive package"
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Jeff M wrote a tip Nov 2022
Austin, Texas132 contributions22 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"If you select all inclusive the guest are responsible for the drinks/alcohol so go into the grocery store. Bring your own mask/snorkel."
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Nerrida K wrote a tip Nov 2022
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
"All the rooms are great"
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Frequently Asked Questions about Golden Clouds Villa Estate
Which popular attractions are close to Golden Clouds Villa Estate?
Nearby attractions include Noel Coward's Firefly House (3.1 miles), Galina Lighthouse (2.8 miles), and Fort Haldane (4.7 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Golden Clouds Villa Estate?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Golden Clouds Villa Estate?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Golden Clouds Villa Estate?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Golden Clouds Villa Estate?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Golden Clouds Villa Estate?
Conveniently located restaurants include Sugar Pot Ruins Beach & Restaurant, Sugarpot Beach Bar & Restaurant, and Yummi Tummi.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Golden Clouds Villa Estate?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness center during their stay.
Does Golden Clouds Villa Estate have airport transportation?
Yes, Golden Clouds Villa Estate offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Golden Clouds Villa Estate offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Are there any historical sites close to Golden Clouds Villa Estate?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Fort Haldane (4.7 miles).
Does Golden Clouds Villa Estate have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
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