The golden sands of Jamaica. On one occasion during a Jamaican sojourn, Fleming dropped a dead donkey off the reef to see what would happen. As their return flight took off, Fleming slammed his briefcase shut and turned to his friend: A sleek, U-shaped bungalow with glassless windows looking out across the Caribbean, the property was named Goldeneye after a wartime plan Fleming had helped devise for the protection of Gibraltar. The golden sands of Jamaica Now, as then, Goldeneye is a wonderful spot, with a quaint sunken garden on the cliff edge where Fleming would take his breakfast every morningand 32 steps leading down to his private beach. Inevitably, the reef is not as vibrant as it once was, but in recent years local charities including the Oracabessa Bay Fish Sanctuary have been making major inroads into returning it to its former glory including a reported 1, per cent increase in marine life since May Telegraph Travel's Jamaica guideincluding things the best Jamaican hotelsand the best things to do in Jamaica.
A minute boat ride from Goldeneye is Laughing Waters beach, where Ursula Andress emerged from the surf during the first film.
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Just live in Jamaica and lap it up, and swim in the sea and write books. Fleming designed the house himself, and lived there for two months every winter between and his death in The gazebo that Fleming constructed later in life, in order to write undisturbed by his family, is now a fine-dining restaurant, while on the cottages side of the bridge, salt and freshwater infinity pools flank the breezy Bizot Bar. Ian Fleming on Oracabessa Alamy. A sweet Oracabessa cove.