James Bond Is Back in Jamaica

jamaica james bond hotelDaniel Craig as 007 in the new film No Time to Die filmed in Jamaica.

The newest James Bond film is out in theaters on Sept. 30, and it doesn’t just mark the return of 007 to the big screen. 

It also marks his return to Jamaica — the island without which his character would not exist. 

Indeed, Bond creator Ian Fleming created and wrote all of his Bond novels at his Goldeneye villa in Oracabessa, a property that is now a luxury resort owned by music legend Chris Blackwell

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A cottage at Goldeneye in Jamaica.

And Jamaica has played a major role in some of the films, most notably Dr. No, almost all of which was shot and set in Jamaica. 

That was followed by the Roger Moore-led Live and Let Die, which included a number of scenes filmed in Jamaica but set on the fictional island of San Monique (that included scenes filmed at the iconic Half Moon resort in Montego Bay). 

The new film, No Time to Die, picks up in Jamaica, where Bond has left active service and is enjoying a “tranquil life” in retirement on the island. 

That proves to be short lived, however, when his old friend, CIA agent Felix Leiter, turns up asking for his help. 

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Theres even a limited edition rum to honor the occasion.

“Bond for us means we are a place for beginnings, but we are also a place for great endings,” said Jamaica Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett. 

To celebrate Bond’s return, the Jamaica Tourist Board has released behind-the-scenes footage of the filming process in Jamaica. 

“It’s really something we have dreamt about and we are happy that it’s going to be a reality,” said Jamaica Culture Minister Olivia Grange. 

You can watch the full video below.


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