James Bond Beach
James Bond Beach © Christina Xu
Fans of 007 will not want to miss a visit to James Bond Beach, where the 1962 film Dr. No launched the career of Sean Connery. The pristine stretch of white sand, surrounded by lush mountains and crystalline waters, is located just 20 minutes from Ochos Rios and is a great place to escape the crowds. A great way to visit is via boat from one of the resorts nearby. Glass-bottomed boat tours from the beach are also a fun way to explore the coastline, with opportunities to see turtles and other marine life.
Those looking for a bit of excitement should catch a 'waverunner' tour past the famous Golden Eye villa, where Ian Fleming wrote the James Bond novels. Visitors can then head to Moonraker Jamaican Bar & Grill for a bite to eat with stunning views and good local food.