In the 2006 remake of Casino Royale, you may remember James Bond checking into a luxurious hotel overlooking the ocean, parking a car in a memorable way and having a nighttime rendezvous with a woman in a red dress, who earlier in the day rides a horse on a beautiful beach. The co-star in all of these scenes was the The Ocean Club, A Four Seasons Resort, Bahamas.
This magnificent oceanfront estate that rests on 35 beautifully manicured acres—including Versailles-inspired terraced gardens with European statuary and a 12th century Augustinian cloister, shipped piece-by-piece from France—takes center stage in Casino Royale after Mr. Bond shows us a unique version of valet parking. Once he climbs the stairs leading to the lobby of The Ocean Club, you know that he has entered a very special place indeed.
It’s a place where refined elegance, luxurious amenities, and the discreet attentive service of a personal butler, 24 hours a day, are standard with every Ocean Club room, suite and villa. It’s also a place where you can share a drink (either shaken or stirred), and enjoy scintillating conversation and perhaps a game of luck with fellow guests from all over the world. And while you may not walk away with the keys to an Aston Martin DB5, you will definitely have had a wonderful time. And that, my friends, is a wrap!