One&Only Ocean Club NASSAU, BAHAMAS

Picture this: a rugged James Bond, played by Daniel Craig (or pick your favorite 007), seducing a leggy model over cocktails before luring her to his resort suite, where the two engage in a sultry moonlit tryst.

Now imagine a honeymoon where you re-create this very scene in the very suite where Casino Royale was flmed. You actually can. Slide open the glass doors of the threebedroom villa to the humongous infnity pool overlooking the ocean, making the airy living quarters completely exposed to the sun and surf.

The gated garden, indooroutdoor rain shower, ultra-private sun deck (untie that bikini!) and jetted outdoor tub make for sexy stargazing while swilling the bottle of Dom Perignon that was waiting for you inside. From $12,500.


The 1823 Companion declares of the Avon Aqueduct: ‘This noble edifice, which, for magnificence, is scarcely equalled in Europe, consists of twelve arches, is nearly 900 feet in length and 85 in height. The woody glens, the rugged heights, and the beautiful Alpine scenery around, must raise sensations of pleasure in every feeling heart.’ Downstream, visible beyond the tree-choked river, is the Telford Avon railway viaduct, now a Grade A listed structure. The Avon’s waters drain from the Bathgate hills to the River Forth. On the river below here an old priory was largely washed away by a single spate, so only a gable stands on the edge of the dell. In pre-glacial times the Avon flowed through what is now Linlithgow Loch to reach the sea at Blackness. Beyond the railway viaduct is the site of the Battle of Linlithgow Bridge, 1526, when the Earl of Lennox was killed after being captured in an abortive attempt to rescue the young James V (born in Linlithgow) from the clutches of the Earl of Angus, the head of the notorious Douglases. The Avon was much used for providing power, and past centuries saw several paper mills established. Walkers can look down on a weir when crossing the aqueduct (cyclists might prefer to walk too: very rough setts). The aqueduct remains spectacular and, from below, is geometrically graceful.

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