If you’re looking for a reason to take a trip to paradise, but your loved one has been dragging his feet about planning a vacation, remind him that this year is the 50th anniversary of the James Bond film series. Naturally, you’ll have to head down to The Islands Of The Bahamas to visit the exotic locations used in the films for yourselves. After all, if it’s good enough for the suave super-spy, it’s bound to be impressive, right? From the popular Nassau to the intimate Exuma, Bond has left his mark throughout the islands, and friendly local tour guides will happily take you to his favorite spots. Start by renting a few Bond classics to watch with your significant other, and before you know it, you’ll be booking a trip!
Exuma – Thunderball (1965)
The Thunderball Grotto on Exuma was featured in the film Thunderball. Four C’s Adventures, alocal company, will happily take you through the grotto, as well as to other beautiful caves and wreck sites. The Exumas are also home to the famous Bahamian swimming pigs, and while it’s not very James Bond-esque, meeting these animals is sure to be an unforgettable experience. The tour includes a freshly made conch salad, using conch caught during the day’s snorkeling and fishing adventures.
Nassau – Never Say Never Again (1983)
Divers with a Bond fetish will want to visit the Tears of Allah dive site, where a sunken ship used in the Never Say Never Again film still remains. Stuart Cove’s Dive Bahamas is one of the more popular outfitters that offer tours of the site. As Nassau is the capital of the country, it has a wide range of activities including snorkeling, golfing, diving and water sports and is host to exciting nightlife, and beautiful beaches. You may come to tour sites made famous by 007, but you’ll stay for the rest and relaxation.
Paradise Island – The Spy Who Loved Me (1977) and Casino Royale (2006)
Just across the bridge from Nassau, Paradise Island’s Coral Harbour Beach Villas and One & Only Ocean Club have been seen onscreen in The Spy Who Loves Me and Casino Royale, respectively. Both of the getaways offer seclusion from the tourist traffic in Nassau while remaining close to popular restaurants, local businesses and the airport. If you’re looking for a combination of elegant privacy and Bahamian culture, a stay on Paradise Island is a great choice.
Don’t let the number of islands and activities overwhelm you when planning your vacation to The Bahamas. Call 1-800 Bahamas or visit www.Bahamas.com for helpful tips. You can also visit The Bahamas on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.
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