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James Bond Definitely Skinny Dipped This Lagoon

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Doesn’t that look exactly like a little cove James Bond would hide away with a buxom brunette? It’s very likely the inspiration for many a Bond escapade (“Spectre” included). Flemming Villa on the grounds of GoldenEye resort in Oracabessa Bay, Jamaica was the longtime home of author Ian Fleming, who penned the James Bond series from this very spot. Today it’s owned by the Chris Blackwell, who founded Island Records (responsible for bringing reggae to our shores) who’s mom was a friend of Fleming’s.

Blackwell created a casual-cool, spot full of Jamaican spirit and color with GoldenEye. He recently began renting out the Fleming Villa compound, too, which includes the three-bedroom house, two guest cottages, butler, housekeeper and cook with private lagoon, lush grounds and—importantly—an outdoor shower and outdoor clawfoot tub. Bond and his babe would be right at home.

Doesn’t it look like the perfect spot to gather friends for New Year’s? I’m imagining long, boozy meals from that table overlooking the lagoon, wandering the grounds and late night dancing around the pool.  Who’s in?

GoldenEye, Oracabessa, Jamaica

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Goldeneye, Oracabessa, Jamaica

GoldenEye, Oracabessa, Jamaica

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GoldenEye, Oracabessa, Jamaica

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For more Jamaica inspiration, check out Vogue’s recent exploration of Jamaica’s Reggae Revival.

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