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James Bond Is Back 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 …

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Chris Blackwell on Bob Marley, James Bond and Jamaica

 If a fortune teller had stirred her tea leaves left instead of right one day in 1962, the world outside of Jamaica might never have heard of ska, reggae, or Bob Marley. That’s how close legendary record producer and Island …

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James Bond’s Jamaican Rum

 “It’s just that I’d rather die of drink than of thirst” — James Bond in Ian Fleming’s Thunderball  The guests to Ian Fleming’s Goldeneye villa in Jamaica were welcomed with a singular cocktail called the “Old Man’s Thing.” The recipe for …

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 Goldeneye, the Jamaica hotel set at the estate where author Ian Fleming created James Bond, has officially reopened, Caribbean Journal has learned.  Chris Blackwell’s legendary Island Outpost retreat began its post-shutdown life on Aug. 21, a spokesperson for the property …

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 Ever since Ursula Andress took her sensuous stroll out of the surf at Dunn’s River Falls in 1962’s Dr. No, there’s been a love affair between the James Bond movies and the Caribbean.  And the sultry relationship continues right through …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff The Couples Sans Souci resort in Jamaica is planning a major renovation, Caribbean Journal has learned. The Ocho Rios-area all-inclusive property will be launching a $7 million renovation project that will begin May 1, 2020. …

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 By Tim CotroneoCJ Contributor Sean Connery, Roger Moore, Pierce Brosnan and Daniel Craig had one thing in common when starring in the legendary James Bond movie series. They all preferred their martinis shaken, not stirred. The lobby bar at The …

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 By Alexander Britell 007 is coming back to Jamaica. The next James Bond film, the 25th in the iconic film franchise, will include a stop in Jamaica. The news was revealed Thursday at a launch event by Bond producers and …

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor One of the Bahamas’ most venerable eateries is getting a new injection of culinary energy. Atlantis Paradise Island has named Chef Alessio Pitzalis as the new Head Chef of its Café Martinique restaurant. Pitzalis will guide …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Goldeneye, the luxury resort set at the onetime estate of James Bond creator Ian Fleming, is adding a relaunched spa to its already impressive wellness offering. The resort is planning to debut its new FieldSpa …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff There’s a major new private island on the market in the Caribbean: Little Pipe Cay in The Bahamas, and it just might be the ultimate private island in the region. Set in the heart of …

 By Alexander Britell One of the Caribbean’s most legendary hotels has officially become a Four Seasons resort. The Ocean Club resort on Paradise Island in the Bahamas is now The Ocean Club, A Four Seasons Resort, Bahamas. “The Ocean Club …

 By Alexander Britell From Jamaica’s Half Moon to a grotto in the Exumas, globetrotting spy James Bond always seems to find himself in the Caribbean, the perfect jet-set location for the globetrotting 007. But it’s also because the Caribbean is …

 Searching for 007 at Half Moon, Jamaica By Alexander Britell MONTEGO BAY – This time there is a cigar, and there is rum.  The soft burn of a Romeo y Julieta Short Churchill and some Blackwell, a Jamaican rum with …

 Above: Goldeneye in Jamaica By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon CJ Travel Editor Get your Goldfinger on at Jamaica’s GoldenEye Hotel & Resort (former home of James Bond creator, author Ian Fleming), where they’ve just announced a new promotional package that allows guests …

 Above: Goldeneye By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor Jamaica’s Goldeneye resort is most famous as the former home of James Bond creator Ian Fleming, and boasts a loyal following of effortlessly elegant travelers who converge at its oceanfront Bizot Bar to …

 Above: the view at Fleming Beach THIS DESK was where James Bond began. At this desk, Ian Fleming wrote all 14 of the novels about the world’s most famous spy. Today, the grounds of the 22-room Goldeneye (which proved the …

 IT’S ONE OF THE Caribbean’s most popular pastimes – snorkeling. And, thankfully, there are more than enough terrific snorkeling destinations to go around. While these lists always lead to difficult choices, we present to you Caribbean Journal’s inaugural Snorkeling List …

 

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