Enjoy some Caribbean cool this spring

Two luxury locations where you can lead the James Bond Lifestyle

GoldenEye Resort

GoldenEye Resort, Jamaica, where Ian Fleming famously conjured up the ultimate spy, James Bond, continues to expand as the coolest hotel in the Caribbean, with vibrant new beach huts, snorkelling cove and fabulous foodie options. Opening in April, the 26 new beach huts have their own private verandas, providing the perfect spot for relaxing from the Jamaican heat. Custom-designed Jamaican furniture and African fabrics enhance the understated cool and relaxed Jamaican vibe for which GoldenEye is renowned.

The new phase in Island Record founder, Chris Blackwell’s expansion of GoldenEye, extends beyond the new beach huts, with a seaside bar, rooftop terrace, pool area, snorkeling cove and bay-side beach, grill shack.

Steps away from the new beach huts is Snorkeler’s Cove, from which guests can swim out to GoldenEye’s stunning coral reef and the Oracabessa Fish Sanctuary.

Room rates start from $400 per night. Reservations at www.goldeneye.com

Strawberry Hill Hotel

The newly refurbished Strawberry Hill Hotel, is a magical mountain village located in the dramatic Jamaica Blue Mountains. At Strawberry Hill, guests can relax and unwind in their very own beautiful white, wooden-framed cottage which echoes Jamaica’s colonial past, with verandas for relaxing in the evening with a rum punch, listening to Bob Marley who visited Strawberry Hill many times to experience the romance and beauty of this mystical location, at Strawberry Hill you will find total tranquility. Hand carved fretwork fanlights will keep the Jamaican heat at bay while you sleep in a beautiful wooden four poster bed, wrapped in the softest linens, listening to the hum of the wildlife outside as you are lulled to sleep. As escapes go, this one is definitely top of the list!

Room rates start from $355

Reservations: www.strawberryhillhotel.com