There’s just something about James Bond that makes people want to travel. With the 25th installment of the 007 movie franchise, No Time to Die, set to hit theaters in 2020, luxury hotels and resorts from the Caribbean to Monaco are offering guests the opportunity to experience a day in the life of the world’s most famous gentleman spy, but without all of the fighting, car chases and other dangerous obligations that come with saving the world from evil supervillains.
But no place is more excited about the latest Bond film than Jamaica, which eagerly welcomed Daniel Craig and Co. back to the island when production began in Port Antonio earlier this year. To many, this was a homecoming. After all, Jamaica is where Ian Fleming wrote his stories and it was also one of the earliest filming locations. And while Bond’s last trip to Jamaica (for 1973’s Live and Let Die) had him visiting the fictional island of San Monique, Montego Bay’s luxurious Half Moon resort was featured in one of Roger Moore’s many deadly confrontations.
To honor 007’s return to Jamaica, Half Moon is offering the “Bond Getaway” travel deal, which is highlighted by a stay in Cottage 10—also fittingly known as the James Bond Cottage—where guests will find zero snakes but many first class amenities. This three-day package was cultivated to highlight Bond’s stylish and cool vibe, as it features multiple treatments in the Fern Tree Spa, dinner at the award-winning Sugar Mill restaurant and cigars and creative cocktails at the Cedar Bar, which is a perfect spot for every secret agent to unwind.
Beyond the Bond deal, Half Moon offers some truly unique adventures, including the opportunity to ride and even swim with retired race horses. Travelers seeking classic Caribbean romance can go all out with the elaborate “Under the Stars” package, which features a four-course dinner for two and wine-pairing at Sugar Mill, where Chef Chris Golding puts his “modern twist” on beloved Jamaican cuisine. This three-day package also includes a “Rediscovery through Aromatherapy” experience at the Fern Tree Spa and the “Relaxation through Realignment” meditation session, which takes place in one of the spa’s overwater cabanas.