Sawubona Magazine, March 2014

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GoldenEye was recently featured in Sawubona in an article called Island Hideaway where they described our resort as a “heavenly retreat”. The author gives his readers a brief yet detailed history of GoldenEye when Ian Fleming was the owner. He tells the tale of Fleming and how he came to inhabit this glorious piece of land that we now call home after his time served in World War II. Ian Fleming is the author of all 14 James Bond books and in this article Fleming tells of how he wrote those books from a little desk in his villa at GoldenEye. After Fleming passed GoldenEye was owned by the famous musician Bob Marley who later sold it to the current owner Chris Blackwell. Blackwell is the founder of Island Records and launched the careers or many including Bob Marley, Cat Stevens, and U2. After selling the record company to Polygram, Blackwell, evolved GoldenEye into a group of hotels and resorts called Island Outpost. Island Outpost consists of three main properties GoldenEye, The Caves, and Strawberry Hill. The Villa in which Fleming built is now a retreat for many celebrities wishing to escape the public eye for a while. The author of the Sawubona article elegantly describes our alluring tropical resort giving much credit to Blackwell for keeping our oasis as dazzling as it has ever been.