What: The novel locale where Ian Fleming, the man behind the most famous three digit secret agent, resided while writing 17 James Bond novels.

Where: Surrounded by lush tropical forests and overlooking the Caribbean waters the retreat is set on a small hill on Jamaica's northern coast.

Why: Wonder no longer where the inspiration came from for the location of the now infamous Ursula Andress scene in Dr. No – it's right here. Fantasy-like and mystical, Goldeneye could almost be described as a private Jamaican paradise. Accommodations are made up of four wooden villas fitted out in exotic Balinese furniture, with large living spaces, open verandas and all the modern conveniences one would expect from a five-star resort. Tours to the secluded beaches, caverns and coves around the island can be organized during the day. And kayaks, windsurfers, glass-bottomed boats and of course jet skis are available for any burgeoning 007s to test their athletic prowess.