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Oracabessa

Travel Guide
James Bond Beach which includes rugged coastline and tropical scenes

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.

SandCastles Deluxe Beach Resort
SandCastles Deluxe Beach Resort
3.5 out of 5
1 Main St, Ocho Rios, St. Anns
The price is $131 per night from Jul 27 to Jul 27
Nestled on the beach, this Ocho Rios aparthotel is within a 5-minute walk of Taj Mahal Mall and Turtle River Park. Ocho Rios Fort and Mahogany Beach are also ...
3.2/5 (39 reviews)
"The apartment was very clean and welcoming!was breath taken once I got to the doorway of the apartment remind me of America I did not miss anything everything was in the apartment eg!iron and iron board ,coffee maker.nicely groomed bed matches the curtains just as described on website.inside the ..."

Reviewed on Aug 8, 2020

SandCastles Deluxe Beach Resort
Grande Haven
Grande Haven
4 out of 5
1 Gibraltar Estates Dr., Ocho Rios, Oracabessa
The price is $375 per night from Aug 2 to Aug 2
Situated in Oracabessa, this beach villa is 1.6 mi (2.6 km) from James Bond Beach and within 9 mi (15 km) of Coral Reef and Reggae Beach. Mahogany Beach and ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (2 reviews)
"Elegant property. Caretaker Morris was available and responsive. Do not chose option to "Pay On Arrival". There is no such service."

Reviewed on Jul 25, 2021

Grande Haven
Ocho Rios Ocean View Villa at The Palms
Ocho Rios Ocean View Villa at The Palms
4 out of 5
74 Gardenia Avenue, The Palms, Richmond Development, St. Ann's Bay, St. Ann
The price is $149 per night from Jul 27 to Jul 27
This family-friendly St. Ann's Bay villa is located near the beach, within 3 mi (5 km) of Priory Beach and Our Lady of Perpetual Help Roman Catholic Church. ...
3.5/5Good! (10 reviews)
"Property was in a decent gated area, but is poorly ran, communication is very poor. Pictures of property shown on Expedia is not what we got felt like it was bait and switch. There were no trash bags, no extra toilet paper or towels, place was poorly cleaned, iron did not work, bath tubs took a long ..."

Reviewed on Jul 18, 2019

Ocho Rios Ocean View Villa at The Palms
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