A silver grey Aston Martin DB5, a dry Martini and lots of beautiful damsels in distress, does this ring a bell to you? If you always envied the favourite spy in the world, now is your chance to live the way he does, albeit minus all the death defying stunts and threats to your existence. It has been six decades since Ian Fleming unleashed the suave Walter PPK wielding master spy, yet he has been going strong executing one impossible mission after the other with panache.
That introduction was necessary to highlight one particular destination, which has been made immortal by the Bond movie, The Man with The Golden Gun; Thailand’s Amari. Amari invites bond fans to come and live a few days Bond-style on the island.
The island was originally known as Khao Phing Kan, but thanks to the film which was shot here, it has been re-christened the James Bond Island. It is located on the west coast of Thailand, just a short long tail boat ride from the mainland of Krabi. The movie used the island as the private retreat of an affluent assassin and the lovely backdrop was used in the tense pistol duel.
For those looking for a dose of nostalgia the island thankfully retains much of its character and if one were to take a walk around one is sure to identify many of the locations used in the movie. If, however, one is looking for a truly private Bond experience, Koh Tachai is a better alternative. This place is also known as Thailand’s Maldives and is famous for its pristine beaches and picturesque views, much like Khao Phing Kan, as it used to be before tourists discovered it.
After a busy day spent reminiscing the memories of that exciting movie and following the footsteps of James Bond, return back to Amari Vogue Krabi and retire to the comfort and luxury that awaits you. The resort has been designed in true Northern Thailand’s Lanna style. A paradise of nature accentuated by man’s efforts, it features a landscaped pool and Jacuzzi and offers exquisite seaside dining experience. The resort could even surprise the secret service agent!
A vacation at Amari Vogue Krabi, quite fittingly named as the James Bond package, price starts from THB 26,220 and includes –
- 4 nights in a deluxe room
- 10% discount on extra night(s)
- Round trip Krabi airport transfer
- Long tail boat trip to James Bond island
- 60 minutes signature Mood Massage at Breeze Spa
- 3 course set dinner at Bellini with Martini cocktails (shaken, not stirred!)
- Free use of hotel kayaks
More details can be obtained at www.amari.com