pirates of the carribean
8 Blockbuster Films Filmed in The Bahamas

The Bahamas is one of the most beautiful places in the world — so it’s no surprise that many movies are set to the backdrop of our crystal blue waters and stunning sunsets. 

From classics like Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest to Casino Royale, add these eight movies to your must-watch list and enjoy a dose of tropical, cinema magic. As you tune in, see if you can spot each Bahamas location. (Spoiler alert: Some of these films were shot in or around Atlantis!)

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Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest

Johnny Depp, Keira, Knightley, and Orlando Bloom starred in the second installment of The Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, Pirates of the Caribbean, Dead Man’s Chest (2006).

The story of Davy Jones (Bill Nighy) coming to collect a blood debt from Captain Jack Sparrow (Depp) was filmed in The Bahamas. Get this: Johnny Depp purchased a private island in The Bahamas shortly after filming.


Julia Roberts and Clive Owen play former government operatives, who become rival corporate spies, and eventually, lovers in the 2009 film, Duplicity.

It was filmed in several locations around the world, including The Bahamas for its casino shots.

Into the blue

In the 2005 film Into the Blue, a group of divers get into trouble with a drug lord after finding illicit cargo in a sunken plane.

Paul Walker, Josh Brolin, Scott Cain, and Jessica Alba star in this action-thriller filmed in The Bahamas.

Holiday in the sun

Released in 2001, Holiday in the Sun was filmed at Atlantis, starring Mary Kate Olsen, Ashley Olsen, and Megan Fox.

This romantic, teen adventure chronicles twin sisters who stumble across a smuggling ring during winter break.

the other woman

Cameron Diaz, Leslie Mann, Kate Upton, and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau star in 2014’s The Other Woman.

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau is the subject of a revenge plot in The Bahamas spun up by his two mistresses and his wife when they discover they all are in a relationship with the same man. 

casino royale

James Bond finds himself in a high stakes poker game in Casino Royale to thwart a man attempting to finance terrorist organizations.

This 2006 film, partially shot in The Bahamas, was the first of the James Bond movies starring Daniel Craig as James Bond.


Thunderball is yet another James Bond movie filmed in The Bahamas.

This 1965 James Bond installment stars Sean Connery as 007 on a mission to recover nuclear warheads from villain Emilio Largo (played by Adolfo Celi).

after the sunset

This 2004 heist film stars Pierce Brosnan, Salma Hayek, and Woody Harrelson.

An expert thief comes out of retirement on a tropical island — filmed in The Bahamas! — to acquire the last of a series of diamonds.

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