What time is check-in? Checkout?
Check-in is at 3 p.m. Checkout is at noon. We do everything possible to accommodate early arrivals and late departures.
What's the wireless/cell coverage?
We have Wi-Fi, wireless, cell coverage, and when the next new technology arrives, you can bet we'll have that, too.
How can I print, send faxes, etc.?
The business office is open daily from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. and the staff is happy to help with all business services. (We'll even set you up with stamps for snail mail.)
What is the electrical currency at The Fleming Villa?
In Jamaica the electrical current is 110 volts, 50 cycles. Standard U.S. plugs work without adapters.
What should I know about housekeeping and laundry service?
Your housekeeper will come every day. Please let them or your butler know when you have laundry— place clothes in the laundry bag and fill out the form. It will be returned to you within hours.
In the evening your housekeeper will provide turn-down service and prepare the villa for the night. Normally, rooms are left open for you to enjoy the breeze, the sound of the sea and nature's wonderful night noises. If you prefer to have your room closed and the air conditioner turned on, please leave instructions for your housekeeper to do so.
In keeping with GoldenEye’s environmental philosophy, if you choose not to use the air conditioning during your stay, we will give you a rebate of US $25 per night, at the end of your stay.
Safety-deposit boxes—are they in the room?
Yes, every room has a mini safe for your valuables and important documents - with two outlets where you can recharge electronic devices.
Do you have a kids policy?
Families with children of all ages are welcome at the villa! There are more than 30 acres of gardens, woods, lagoons, caves and beaches for them to explore. Please note: Kids dining hour is 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Is there a policy for kid’s parties?
We love to help celebrate all occasions and will provide cakes, balloons, presents as well as special entertainment upon request.
Is there a babysitting service?
Yes. And your kids, will be safe and happy! Should you need them, portable cribs, high chairs, baby monitors and other child and infant items are available at the front desk.
What should I pack?
Shampoo, conditioner, soap, Q-tips and cotton balls are all in your room. Sporting equipment? It's waiting for you. Books? We've got the entire James Bond series. And yes, there are plenty of backgammon sets. You could just jump on a plane and come!
I love the batik beach towels and bathrobes! Where are they from? Can I take one home?
The beautiful batik towels and the robes hanging in your closet are from Mary Vinson’s Royal Hut, founded by Mary Vinson Blackwell. You can purchase them in our gift shop or order them on the site www.royalhut.com, where you can also find our signature batik border towels, 400 thread count hand-dyed sheets and Nigerian-print placemats.
What is the weather like at the Fleming Villa?
The average temperature is 77°F (25.5°C) during the winter months and 82°F (28°C) in the summer. February is the coolest month, while July and August are warmest. On the North Coast, where GoldenEye is located, the morning and evening tradewinds blow in off the Caribbean Sea and cool down the property naturally. Yes, it does rain. But showers are usually brief, dramatic and followed by hours of lovely sunshine. And the water? The turquoise blue Caribbean Sea is always warm, inviting and refreshing, with temperatures averaging between 80°F (26.6°C) about 84°F (28.8°C).
What is the time zone in Jamaica?
Jamaica is on Eastern Standard Time. The island does not change its clocks for Daylight Savings Time. That means that in summer, Jamaica is on U.S. Central Time.
What is the local currency?
Jamaica is home to the JMD, otherwise known as the Jamaican dollar. Not that you need to worry about this. Everything at GoldenEye, and most other places, can be paid for in US dollars. Still, it’s nice to keep some colorful JMD in your wallet, should you want to stop for a jelly (coconut water) or a cup of fish tea while out on a drive.
Should we be worried about staying safe in Jamaica?
We promise, you won’t feel anything but safe during your stay. Our staff has worked here for years and call it their home. The town of Oracabessa, in which the Fleming Villa is located, is a lovely country town. Plus when you go off exploring the island, we’ll send you with a guide who’s on home turf.
Will I hear authentic Jamaican music in Oracabessa?
You bet! Not only do Jamaicans love their music, they love playing it loud! While you are staying at the Fleming Villa there is a good chance you’ll hear music playing from a local sound system. This may be disturbing if you are looking for complete and total silence. Then again, like us, you may love the unique soundtrack of the island and appreciate that music played on loud is very much a part of the culture.
Is the water safe to drink?
Yes, the water in Jamaica is safe. We provide bottled water for a better taste, but you can brush your teeth, shower, etc. and not think twice.