Saturday, December 7, 2013

Goldeneye, Jamaica is where Ian Fleming created James Bond

Book the Ian Fleming Villa in Goldeneye, Jamaica:
Fleming's retreat is a boutique resort laced with beaches, tropical forest, caves and secluded nooks. Intimate and informal, this idyll attracts celebrities and other lovers of luxury. 
If these walls could talk they’d tell tales of artists and writers, spies and seducers. The romantic atmosphere is palpable. But, the home Fleming designed is perfect for a group of friends on holiday or a family vacation. It’s utterly relaxing though creative people may feel the inspiration that’s in the atmosphere. 
Be shaken - not stirred - by the splendor of James Bond's birthplace. Dashing 007 originated at this 15-acre seaside hideaway, which blossomed around the home of Ian Fleming, who wrote 13 spy novels here. The author delighted in the landscape's richness and praised "the blazing sunshine, natural beauty and the most healthy life I could live."
From Wikipedia:
Fleming claimed a number of origins for the name of the estate including Carson McCullers' Reflections in a Golden Eye and Operation Goldeneye, a contingency plan Fleming himself developed during World War II in case of a Nazi invasion of Gibraltar through Spain. 
Fleming created James Bond here and wrote many of his fourteen James Bond novels here. A number of the Bond movies, including Dr. No and Live and Let Die, were filmed near the estate.