Walk in the footsteps of authors and playwrights, bathe in the waters of a James Bond movie location and visit a working plantation on Jamaica’s north shore.
Visit Oracabessa, a seaside town set between jungle-clad hills and the glistening waters of the Caribbean. Once a port town that thrived on the export of bananas, today Oracabessa is famed for its association with James Bond. Enjoy the serene ambiance at gorgeous beaches and seafront resort hotels. Admire the romantic late-afternoon sunlight that is thought to have given the town it’s name, Golden Head (Oro Cabeza).
Blessed with sugar-like sands, transparent waters and a blissed-out atmosphere, James Bond Beach is a secluded slice of coastal paradise. Scenes from the James Bond movie Dr. No, featuring Sean Connery and Ursula Andress, were shot here. Swim and snorkel in the enticing waters, go on a wave runner tour and sip on cocktails at the beachside bar. Fisherman Beach is a great spot for swimming and dining on succulent seafood dishes.
Discover more connections with James Bond by booking a room at the luxurious GoldenEye resort. This was the one-time home of Bond creator Ian Fleming and where Sting wrote the hit song Every Breath You Take.
Visit Noel Coward’s Firefly House, the hilltop vacation home and final resting place of English playwright Noel Coward. Browse exhibits related to Coward’s life and work and enjoy a jaw-dropping view from the garden.
South from Coward’s home is Port Maria, the second settlement established by Spanish colonists on the island. Gaze over Pagee Beach from the ruins of the 18th-century Fort Haldane. Head into the foothills of the Blue Mountains to find the working Sun Valley Plantation. Guided tours present an overview of banana and sugarcane production in addition to the cultivation of medicinal herbs.
Located in the north shore parish of St. Mary, Oracabessa is served by the Ian Fleming International Airport. Kingston and Montego Bay are both a 2-hour drive away. Cruise ships dock at the nearby Ocho Rios Cruise Terminal.