The villas at The Ocean Club, A Four Seasons Resort in the Bahamas, are among the most popular in the Caribbean. But, while guests love them for their lavish accommodations, Hollywood is also a fan, with the four-bedroom villa as the backdrop to the 2006 James Bond remake “Casino Royale.” In order to honor this unique legacy, the property decided to offer a new secret menu which this year celebrates the 60th anniversary of the hotel and the original James Bond film.
Dubbed the Secret 007 Menu, the seven-course “secret” tasting menu will be hosted at the property’s iconic Martini Bar, which hosted the film with property bartender Kieth Cash who is still there today. Each course pays homage to Bond films across the decades. Plus, it celebrates where each movie took place. Of course, each dish comes with a martini! So expect anything over the top like caviar, truffle martinis and everything in between.
And because it’s a super-exclusive offer — Bond-style — customers won’t know what they’re getting into until they book the experience. After booking, they will receive a “graded” note in the room in the morning with instructions on how to join the evening experience. From there, a delicious night of excitement will ensue.
“We wanted to create something exciting and unique that rekindles the heritage of our resort as we celebrate our 60th anniversary this year,” General Manager John Conway told me. “Looking at our iconic history, James Bond is a special moment when The Ocean Club played the backdrop to the remake of Casino Royale in 2006, and most of the scenes were shot here on the property. 2022 happens to have also marked the 60th anniversary of the original Bond film, so we’ve combined the two to create a fun experience for our guests…the 007 secret menu.
For guests who wish to enjoy the secret 007 menu from the comfort of their accommodation, we are also able to offer it in select residences of suites, bungalows and villas. You can even stay in the four-bedroom villa where the film was shot. It can accommodate 10 people and includes a 24-hour service team, an enclosed garden courtyard with hot tub and terrace, an oceanfront infinity pool, private beach access, and more. If you want to increase the Bond romance, choose to stay in the bedroom nestled in the garden while the other three bedrooms are in the main villa.
Of course, the 007 Private Dinner – which starts at $700 per person – isn’t the only exclusive offer if you stay in the villa. You can also enjoy in-residence spa services, private yoga sessions, and private rum tastings away from other guests. Although Bond would prefer you had a shaken dry martini, not stirred.
As for where you can see the resort in the film, pay special attention to the scene where Daniel Craig comes out of the ocean in a blue bathing suit, walks through the reception after setting off the car alarms and play poker in the library. Plus, he explores the property’s incredible Instagram-worthy Versailles-themed gardens.