Arts + Culture

James Bond's Greatest Travel Moments

by Matthew Link


The crew of Casino Royale spent six weeks filming at the One&Only Ocean Club, a beachside villa resort on Paradise Island, and Daniel Craig stayed here himself. For the shoot, the resort's normally sedate lobby was converted into the casino of the title; its Versailles-like terraced gardens and 12th-century Augustinian cloister, brought over from France, feature prominently in the film. Genuine Bondophiles (or those who like their comfort) should ask for Villa 1085, a four-bedroom unit with ocean views, private garden, swimming pool, personal chef, and 24–hour butler service. Needless to say, 007 and Bond girl Solange Dimitrios (played by Caterina Murino) made good use of it in the movie. But if you're looking to re-create the much-circulated beefcake shot of Craig emerging from the water in a skin-tight swimsuit, you'll have to borrow a boat. That scene was shot on nearby New Providence Island, on the beach at Albany Estate—a private golf community partly owned by Tiger Woods.

One&Only Ocean Club
Tel: 888 528 7157
Doubles from $585; Villa 1085 starts at $10,000

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