The Caribbean; Home to James Bond Films?

28 Oct

Extract from Caribbean Travel Magazine

Everyone loves a great action film specifically a James Bond film. Some of us wish to be James Bond or even Bond’s Girl until then why not venture to the Caribbean and relive some of the greatest James Bond moments in these Caribbean Locations. Here are few of James Bond Film locations in the Caribbean: 

Golden Eye, Oracabessa, Jamaica

The little villa that started it all. Former intelligence officer Ian Fleming penned his first James Bond novel in 1952 at his vacation home, Golden Eye, and the island inspired many of the novels themselves.

Couples Sans Souci, Ocho Rios, Jamaica

When Roger Moore’s Bond visited the fictional island of San Monique in Live and Let Die, the cliff-hanging all-inclusive served as his hotel. On your next visit, ask about staying in the Roger Moore suite.

The Kaiser Terminal, Ocho Rios, Jamaica

The popular cruise port was title villain Dr. No’s laboratory at Crab Key, from which Sean Connery’s Bond and Ursula Andress’ Honey Ryder make a daredevil escape in the first Bond film.

Dunn’s River Falls, Ocho Rios, Jamaica

Who could forget Ursula Andress’ iconic emergence from the waters of the fictional Crab Key beach in Dr. No? One of the most memorable scenes in Bond film history, it made every man want to be Bond…or a dive knife.

Half Moon Resort, Montego Bay, Jamaica

The classic Jamaican hotel, minutes from Montego Bay’s Hip Strip, was the location of the hacienda home of Gloria Hendry’s Bond girl, Rosie Carver. If only real-life CIA agents enjoyed such luxury.

Green Grotto Caves, Discovery Bay, Jamaica

Remember Kananga’s lair from Live and Let Die? The foreboding Green Grotto Caves were a hideout befitting a Caribbean villain, having served the Spanish during the British takeover of Jamaica.

The Blue Mountains, Jamaica

Sean Connery’s Bond drove the twisting turns of Jamaica’s Blue Mountains on his way to the home of Miss Taro in Dr. No. The range, however, remains more famous for Jamaica’s Blue Mountain coffee.

Paradise Island, The Bahamas

Formerly known as Hog Island, this home to the Atlantis resort has a long history with the Bond film franchise. Paradise Island has appeared in both 1965’s Thunderball and 2006’s Casino Royale.

One&Only Ocean Club, Paradise Island, The Bahamas

Pay attention to the opening scenes of Casino Royale, marking Daniel Craig’s first turn as Bond. You’ll recognize the lobby and a beachfront villa of the One&Only Ocean Club on Paradise Island.


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