James Bond's Jamaica
Magellan Jets and Island Outpost Resorts grant the Ultimate James Bond Adventure Experience to Jamaica-bound high rollers
Three miles from IFIA in Oracabessa sits GoldenEye, a hideaway built by James Bond author Ian Fleming in the 1950s to host the shiniest of the glitterati and literati. Under the current ownership of Island Records label founder, Chris Blackwell, the 20-unit, 52-acre property remains the epitome of celebrity cool. All villas and cottages take advantage of secluded beaches, the lagoon, and tropical gardens, and guests willing to really splash out can book Fleming’s own private three-bedroom villa – complete with two guest cottages and his original writing desk.
Strawberry Hill Hotel & Spa is no less magnificent. Teetering 3,100 feet above sea level in Jamaica’s renowned coffee-producing Blue Mountains, it’s a newly refurbished oasis of beauty and tranquility. The property’s saltwater infinity pool affords a 40-mile view of vibrant Kingston on a clear day, and guests can make reservations to dine within cliffside alcoves or to hot tub in a furnished cave.
In addition to private jets, helicopter transfers, and ground transportation between airports and destinations, The James Bond Experience includes gourmet Jamaican-style catering, Bond-themed gift baskets, cocktails, massages, a tour of Noel Coward’s historic hilltop home at GoldenEye, and more.