James Bond BeachPublished Aug 30, 2010
James Bond Beach is located east of Ocho Rios on the island’s northeastern coast (just a little east of Oracabessa). It offers fabulous views and a heavenly tropical setting. The particular claim to fame for this beach is he fact that it is named for the fictional spymaster, James Bond, created by author Ian Fleming, who spent a lot of time here enjoying Jamaica’s ambience. James Bond Beach is close to Port Maria, making town explorations a definite possibility during a visit. Among the activities available at James Bond Beach are snorkeling and traveling the seas in a glass-bottomed boat, kayak, or wave runner. James Bond Beach is a great favorite of both locals and tourists.
There are many hotels near James Bond Beach, so finding accommodation will present no problem. Among the hotels closest to the beach are the Golden Seas Beach Resort (3.5 miles, 79 rooms), Couples Ocho Rios (5.7 miles, 206 rooms), Jamaica Inn (8.6 miles, 53 rooms); Royal Plantation (8.7 miles, 36 rooms), Sandals Grande Ocho Rios Beach & Villa Resort (9.2 miles, 529 rooms); Crane Ridge Resort (10.2 miles, 90 rooms), and the
Village Hotel (10.3 miles, 34 rooms).
James Bond Beach is also close to many historical attractions and scenic natural wonders. For those interested in the natural environment, a visit to Coyaba River Garden and Museum, located 9.9 miles to the southwest of James Bond Beach, is a must. Historical attractions such as Devon House allow vacationers to learn about Jamaica without straying to far from the beach setting. The historical site of Firefly (4.8 miles SE), Harmony Hall (5.7 miles W), and the natural beauty of Enchanted Gardens (10.7 miles) and Dunn's River Falls (12.4 miles W) are present additional interesting choices for visitors.
A good choice of dining options is available close to James Bond Beach as well. For international fare, try the Almond Tree Restaurant (9.7 miles W). For traditional Jamaican cuisine, Ocho Rios Village Jerk Centre (10.3 miles W) and the
Little Pub(10.6 miles W) are recommended. For those with a yen for French cuisine, the
Blue Mountain Inn (29.8 miles SE) is always a good choice. It is also possible to purchase food from vendors right on the beach or have a hotel pack a picnic lunch to take along on a beachside adventure.