FREQUENT FLYER: 10 James Bond Locations You Need to Visit

 James Bond’s missions have taken him all around the world over the last 50 years.  Here are the 10 places you need to visit.

James Bond is a guy who knows how to vacation right.

See the sights.  Try exotic new foods.  Interact with the locals.  Stop a madman from destroying the world.

…So maybe he doesn’t always stick to the travel guide.

For your next vacation, take a tip from 007 and add some excitement to your travels.

Here are the 10 James Bond locations you need to visit.


10. The Arercibo Observatory in Arecibo, Puerto Rico

James Bond Locations Goldeneye

The Movie: Goldeneye (1995)
007’s Vacation Tips: The observatory’s central floating tower provides an excellent view to the lush surrounding forests.  Your enemies can even enjoy it as they fall to their deaths.


9. Circus Circus in Las Vegas, NV

James Bond Locations Diamonds Are Forever

The Movie: Diamonds Are Forever (1971)
007’s Vacation Tips: A great spot for meeting Plenty of women.  Just don’t get too attached to them – Vegas relationships tend to be short term.


8. Hankley Commons in Elstead, Surrey, England (As Scotland)

James Bond Locations SkyfallThe Movie: Skyfall (2012)
007’s Vacation Tips: Peaceful, serene, perfect for that “me” time you so desperately need.  Also an effective place to ambush someone intent on killing you.


7. Laughing Waters in Ocho Rios, Jamaica

James Bond Locations Dr. No

The Movie: Dr. No (1963)
007’s Vacation Tips: Stick to the beaches.  They’re a great spot to pick up shells (among other things).


6. Piz Gloria Restaurant in Schilthorn, Switzerland

James Bond Locations Switzerland

The Movie: On Her Majesty’s Secret Service (1969)
007’s Vacation Tips: Be careful on the slopes, they can get a little dangerous.


5. Altaussee Jagdhaus Seewiese in Altaussee, Austria

James Bond Locations Spectre

The Movie: Spectre (2015)
007’s Vacation Tips: It can get pretty cold around these parts – don’t forget to bring a good jacket.


4. Taj Lake Palace in Udaipur, India

James Bond Locations Octopussy

The Movie: Octopussy (1983)
007’s Vacation Tips: Watch out for women with hidden tattoos. (You’ve been warned.)


3. Hotel Cala Di Volpe in Sardinia, Italy

James Bond Locations Italy

The Movie: The Spy Who Loved Me (1977)
007’s Vacation Tips: The beaches are a must-visit, but they get so crowded you may want to stay in your car.


2. Grandhotel Pupp in Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic (as Hotel Splendide)

James Bond Locations Casino Royale

The Movie: Casino Royale (2006)
007’s Vacation Tips: The dress code can get pretty strict at a nice place like this, so don’t forget your tux.


1. Gran Hotel Ciudad de Mexico in Mexico City, Mexico

James Bond Locations License to Kill

The Movies: License to Kill (1989) & Spectre (2015)
007’s Vacation Tips: The best time to visit is during the Day of the Dead festival.  If you want to join the festivities, all you need is a skull mask and a top hat.


BONUS LOCATION: One and Only Ocean Club in Paradise Island, Bahamas

James Bond Locations Bahamas

The Movie: Casino Royale (2006)
007’s Travel Tips: Pack a bathing suit.  And hitting the gym before you go couldn’t hurt.