The new Golden Gun Experience from Anantara Hotels & Resorts will have Bondophiles giddy with anticipation.
We all love a bit of James Bond action, especially with the release (finally) of the latest instalment, No Time to Die, Daniel Craig’s dramatic (and for what we’ve heard, triumphant) departure. However, it’s not just the gadgets and knock out Bond girls that capture our imaginations. It’s also the exotic destinations, from Day of the Dead processions through Mexico City to baddy liars hidden inside Japanese volcanoes and infinitely-elegant casinos in Montenegro.
So, as travel recommences globally, you might want to be swayed towards a Bond-esque adventure that promises to be nothing short of unforgettable.
Anantara Layan in Phuket has created a very special experience for would be spies. On the Uber-lux Golden Gun Experience, you’ll depart Bangkok, in a private jet no less, arriving in paradise for your chauffeur-driven limousine ride to the sumptuous Villa Similan; a luxurious enclave perched high on a hill with ocean and jungle views, this lavish eight-bedroom property oozes suave sophistication and comes with a live-in butler and an on-call private chef and spa therapist.
A glass-clad wine room leads to the pièce de résistance: a 007-esque ‘man cave’ complete with leather sofas, an antique carved billiards table and the original legendary ‘golden gun’ – after all, the nearby island of Khao Phing Kan stood in for evil-doer Scaramanga’s retreat in Halong Bay in Roger Moore’s The Man With the Golden Gun).
In fact, during your Phuket jaunt, you’ll also enjoy a cruise to what the locals now call ‘James Bond Island’ and enjoying countless Martini’s, dare we say, shaken not stirred?
We couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate Craig’s finale and the return to travel.
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