Island Outpost Resorts and Magellan Jets Announce the Ultimate James Bond Adventure Experience in Jamaica

May 22nd, 2013


Magellan Jets and Island Outpost have announced the Ultimate Bond Adventure Experience to Jamaica.  The package will include private charter through Island Outposts’ preferred private jet charter company, Magellan Jets, to the exclusive Ian Fleming International Airport in Jamaica, and accommodations at GoldenEye and Strawberry Hill. A variety of perks will be included to ensure that this will be the ultimate Bond adventure experience.

Bond knows how to travel in style and this package delivers all of the necessary elements to live like 007. Private jets and helicopters were the preferred mode of transportation on all Bond films, so the Ultimate James Bond Adventure Experience will begin on a private jet, chartered by Magellan Jets. And for the most Bond-worthy end to the trip, guests will depart Jamaica aboard their Magellan Jet from Ian Fleming International Airport (IFIA), exclusively for private jets and scheduled charters, and less than 3 miles from GoldenEye.

GoldenEye has been the low key hub of cool since James Bond author Ian Fleming first built the lush estate in the town of Oracabessa on Jamaica’s North coast in the 1950s. For decades, this hideaway played host to the glitterati and literati – writers, musicians and heads of state. Now owned by Jamaica-raised Chris Blackwell, the visionary entrepreneur and founder of Island Records, he has ensured that the relaxed allure of Ian Fleming’s GoldenEye endures. Set along the pristine coast, among lush tropical gardens and around the calm waters of the property’s lagoon and secluded beaches, the 52-acre estate now encompasses 20 units – 9 Beach Villas, two Lagoon Villas, six Lagoon Cottages and one Ocean Front Villa. Guests can also book Fleming’s own private three-bedroom villa – with two guest cottages – where his writing desk still stands just as he left it.

Located in the heart of one of the world’s most famous coffee-producing mountain ranges, Jamaica’s Blue Mountains, Strawberry Hill Hotel & Spa opened on October 18 following an extensive refurbishment of the property. Listed in the New York Times #1 bestselling book, 1,000 Places To See Before You Die, Strawberry Hill is 3100 feet above sea level and features one of the most awe-inspiring views of the Blue Mountains in one direction as well as the city of Kingston in the other. On a clear day, one can see up to 40 miles from the property’s infinity-edge pool, and at night the city far below becomes a twinkling mirror of the night sky.

The James Bond Experience:

  • Private jet charter through Magellan Jets to Norman Manley International Airport in Kingston
  • Gourmet Jamaican-style catering on-board
  • Bond-themed gift baskets on-board
  • Ground transportation
  • 2 nights’ stay at Strawberry Hill
  • Helicopter transfer to GoldenEye
  • 3 nights’ accommodations at GoldenEye
  • Dinner for two at Gazebo at GoldenEye
  • Cocktails for two at Firefly, Noel Coward’s historic hilltop home at GoldenEye
  • Two massages at Strawberry Hill
  • Private jet charter though Magellan Jets to Ian Fleming International Airport to the destination of their choosing.

007 in Jamaica:

  • Book a Magellan private jet to GoldenEye for a stay four nights or more and receive a $200 resort credit and private kayak safari tour for two.
  • Book a Magellan private jet to Strawberry Hill for a stay four nights or more and receive a $200 resort credit.

Magellan Jets and Island Outpost can accommodate parties of up to 10 people for this package. Rates for the Fleming Villa start at US$5,500. Midsize Jet pricing is $5,300 per hour round trip.  Full pricing based on specific dates and departure cities available upon request.

Magellan Jets will offer those flying privately to Jamaica to stay at GoldenEye a one-time special offer of their fixed Voyager Membership rates:

This package can be purchased by calling Magellan Jets at 877-550-JETS. For more information, visit


Guinot Hydra Bronze Launching August 2013

May 13th, 2013

Hydra Bronze gives natural looking color and subtle tan

Fact: Self-tanning can be tricky. Tanning beds have harmful rays, and spray tans rub off on clothes and sheets. For an easy, subtle glow all year long, French skincare expert Guinot is introducing a gradual self-tanning lotion that leaves skin smooth and rejuvenated. The light, non-sticky lotion creates a luminous, golden hue while deeply moisturizing and softening. As it’s such a powerful moisturizer, one can simply swap Hydrabronze into his or her daily moisturizing regimen for soft, glowing, and naturally tan-looking skin.

Key Ingredients:

  • DHA, the active darkening ingredient, interacts with cells to create an immediate glow
  • Erythrulose, a natural tanning agent, delivers even coverage
  • Hydrocyte Complex combines ingredients found through Guinot research to deliver soft skin


After 3 days: Hydrating effects begin to leave skin smooth as tone begins to darken.

After 7 days: Skin is nourished and users will notice a darker complexion.

After 15 days: Users notice a 53 percent increase of average hydration of the skin and reach peak color.

Instructions for use: Apply evenly to the face and body, avoiding the eyebrows, hair roots, and rough areas, two or three times a week. Wash hands thoroughly before and after.

Cost: $36

Available at over 1,000 Guinot spas in the U.S.

About Guinot

Known the world over as an industry leader, Guinot has consistently led the charge in everything from game-changing technology and techniques in skincare to maintaining the most stringent high standards in the development and manufacturing of their products. Today, Guinot’s meticulously honed collections of treatments and products are carried in over 1000 spas and salons within the US.  Guinot Institut Paris is distributed in the US exclusively by Lachman Imports, which has offices and a full-service Guinot training center on Fifth Avenue in New York City. Visit for more information.


Sea Turtle Travel Guide from Caribbean to Middle East

May 10th, 2013

While sea turtles have been swimming the Earth’s oceans for more than 100 million years – pre-dating even dinosaurs – all seven species of sea turtles are threatened or endangered today.

Nesting season begins this month, making conservation programs topical while hotels and resorts from the Caribbean to the Middle East draw travelers to witness the delicate nesting and hatchling rituals.

Some examples:

Jamaica’s Turtle Whisperer, GoldenEye

Those visiting GoldenEye in September for five days or more are guaranteed sea-turtle sightings at neighboring Golden Sea Beach. For a $10 donation, guests of any age have the rare opportunity to observe turtles nesting and hatching in their natural habitat while being educated by a local sea-turtle expert known as the “turtle whisperer.” More than 13,450 sea turtles hatched on Golden Sea Beach in 2012—an incredible 3,745% increase in hatchings over the launching of the program in 2005.

Kids Name the Turtles in Mexico, One&Only Palmilla

Guests at One&Only Palmilla between July and October have a chance to participate in the baby sea turtle release. Each summer, sea turtles return to One&Only Palmilla’s aptly-named Turtle Beach to lay their eggs, and 45 days later, the baby turtles break free from their shells. “Young biologists” have the opportunity to learn about the turtles and their yearly return to Los Cabos, name the turtles, and receive a certificate acknowledging their sea-turtle release participation.

Turtle Safe Haven in Abu Dhabi, Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi

Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi seeks to peacefully co-exist with the Hawksbill turtles that find their way to the hotel’s beach every season. The hotel installed an elevated boardwalk to transport guests to the beach and clearly marked nesting spots to ensure the nests remain undisturbed. The turtles are monitored continuously in a joint program by the Tourism Development and Investment Company and the Environmental Agency in Abu Dhabi, and guests may donate to these organizations to support the Hawksbill turtles.

Private Island Hatchlings, AndBeyond Mnemba Island

On the private island off the coast of Zanzibar, Green Turtle nesting season is year-round, peaking in February and March. The turtles lay their eggs on the island’s beach, and in September and October, baby turtles immerge. With only 10 thatched roof bandas on the island, guests can watch the tiny hatchlings make their way down to the water without a crowd for an incredible experience.


Sugar Beach, a Viceroy Rsort Named to Travel + Leisure’s 2013 ‘It List’

May 3rd, 2013

Sugar Beach, a Viceroy Resort has been named to Travel + Leisure’s eighth annual ‘It List’ for 2013.

To come up with the list, Travel + Leisure editors travel the globe to find the most innovative new and renovated hotels, and showcase the top 50 the industry has to offer.  Sugar Beach will appear in the June issue of the magazine as well as online.

After completing a three-year, $100 million transformation from the Jalousie Plantation to Sugar Beach, a Viceroy Resort at the end of 2012, the resort has seen the construction of 59 new luxury villas, the Bayside Restaurant, the Cane Bar, eight Luxury Beachfront Bungalows, renovations to the Palm Court, and 11 Luxury Sugar Mill Rooms. The recently re-opened Rainforest Spa features a range of international luxury product lines and locally inspired signature treatments, seven tree house treatment cabanas, and a temascal heat experience.

The resort has also added several Kabé Privé, private garden cabanas, for day use and evening dining surrounding the newly designed swimming pool. For adventurous guests, Sugar Beach has also updated the PADI dive facility, which features new dive classes, snorkeling excursions and SNUBA (a cross between snorkeling and scuba.)

Rates start at $350 per night from June 1-October 14 and include personalized butler service. All rates are subject to 8% government tax and 10% service charge.