Although the Bond of Ian Fleming’s imagination has long since left his humble roots here in Jamaica, the essence of what made the man can still be found at several of the coolest locations on the island.
GOLDEN EYE HOTEL & RESORT
The jewel in the crown of music mogul, Chris Blackwell’s, collection of boutique hotels, GoldenEye is an exclusive hideaway located in Oracabessa just outside of Ocho Rios. Vacation like Bond and stay in the Fleming Villa - where Ian Fleming penned all of his famous Bond novels – or make yourself at home in any of the various villas, cottages and huts across the property. The restaurant, spa and day passes to the property are available to non-guests, but by advance reservation only.
LAND OF FILM TOUR
Take The Land of Film cultural tour and go on a journey to the locations of some of the most famous movies filmed on the island including: Dr. No, Papillion, Live and Let Die, Cocktail, How Stella Got Her Groove Back, Legends of the Fall, Cool Runnings and Knight and Day.
JAMES BOND BEACH
Just around the corner from GoldenEye and a former location for the movie Dr. No, James Bond Beach sits on a small peninsula on Oracabessa Bay. Like its namesake, James Bond Beach offers lots of action with a water sports centre offering snorkelling, glass-bottomed boat rides, kayaking and jet-ski tours. There is small entrance fee as well as a restaurant and bar on site.
Tel: (876) 371 1528
DID YOU KNOW?
Jamaican Grace Jones plays villain May Day in the James Bond film “A View to a Kill” (1985) – the last film (of 7) in which Sir Roger Moore would play agent 007.