Rum Point

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Rum Point is a popular beach on the island with tourists. It provides a great atmosphere, with plenty to see and do. Water sports are prominent here.

Located toward the northern outskirts of Cayman Kai, Rum Point is on the North coast of Grand Cayman. You might want regardless of whether you are staying in the immediate vicinity. Although the Cayman Islands has beaches that are more secluded than Rum Point, it has the right combination of city atmosphere and natural beauty to appeal to couples and families alike.

How to Access The Beach
Rum Point is the northeastern tip of Grand Cayman and the access road is called Rum Point Drive. You should have no trouble finding somewhere to park so you can meander around this beach locale.

Amenities and Ambiance

On the north coast of Grand Cayman, facing Cuba, lies bustling Rum Point. Here, flat white sands backed by shade trees lead down to the calm blue sea. Private villas line the inland side of the beach.

There is also a restaurant right on the water, so if you don't want to leave Rum Point at all, it's worth a try. The Cayman Islands has plenty of fantastic eateries around town, but not every meal you enjoy has to be at a fine restaurant. Some visitors, in fact, find it more convenient and relaxing to eat on near the beach than in another restaurant. Did you know that some hotels are happy to pack picnic lunches for their guests? Otherwise, street vendors and casual walk-up eateries will have take-out dishes you can bring to the beach.

The snack bar located at this spot is perfect for quick lunches and cold drinks, too. You may also have the option to buy some food from one of the mobile vendors who set up shop at the beach.

Yes, there are public restrooms at Rum Point. Shower facilities are available, so you don't have to spend the rest of the afternoon covered in sand. You'll also find chairs and umbrellas, so visitors looking for a break from the hot sun will not be disappointed. Fortunately, the water here is clear enough for snorkeling, so grab some gear if you're looking to see some exciting marine life. Rum Point is a popular beach, especially on weekends, so there are always plenty of people, mainly tourists.

What's Nearby

Attractions

Rum Point is beautiful natural site, which you'll find on the North coast of Grand Cayman; the area hosts attractions such as Bodden Town Guardhouse Park, which is one of the closest attractions.

Some may think that beaches and museums are an odd combination, but plenty of visitors find that museums like National Gallery of the Cayman Islands (positioned eight miles away) offer a fun learning experience and help visitors understand the Cayman Islands' interesting past.

If a visit to the Rum Point isn't enough to keep you busy all afternoon, the beach is located near the attractions in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Rum Point
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Bodden Town Guardhouse Park Historical Site 6.3 S Grand Cayman
Mission House Historical Site 6.4 S Grand Cayman
Blue Tip Golf Course Golf Course 6.8 WSW Grand Cayman
Old Savannah Schoolhouse Historical Site 6.9 S Grand Cayman
North Sound Golf Club Golf Course 7.0 W Grand Cayman

Cities and Towns

Rum Point is near Bodden Town, so travelers staying in town won't have far to go. Bodden Town is the closest city and is in an area with plenty of worthwhile sites, while still remaining less developed and congested as some other places. From the beach, Bodden Town is located roughly six and a half miles (ten kilometers) away.

Hotels

The number of other vacationers sharing this coastline can vary widely, it depends on several things: the season, the weather, even how full the nearby hotels are. There are not many major hotels nearby, but it's sometimes enjoyed by guests staying at some of the smaller accommodations in the area.

You'll find a good number of hotel rooms within driving distance. Some of the closest choices are displayed in the table below.

Accommodations near Rum Point
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Holiday Inn Resort Grand Cayman 6.1 W Resort
Turtle Nest Inn 6.6 S Hotel
Annie's Place 6.8 WSW Guest house

Food

Although you'll be hard-pressed to find many dining options nearby, you'll still have some choices, especially if you're willing to drive a bit. One of the nearest restaurants is Kaibo Beach Bar & Grill, which is just a little ways away.

The following table provides a list of places to eat near this beach.

Restaurants near Rum Point
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Kaibo Beach Bar & Grill (345) 947-9975 American, Caribbean Informal 0.9 mi. S
Upstairs at Kaibo (345) 947-9975 Contemporary, International Fine Dining 0.9 mi. S
Kaibo Beach Espresso (345) 947-9975 -- -- 0.9 mi. S

Other Beaches

Vacationers searching for the perfect beach will have lots of choices besides Rum Point.

If the active mood at Rum Point has you wanting more of the same, you'll want to consider also visiting Barkers National Park Beach, a spot with the same type of electricity. It is located seven miles to the west. If you're looking for a more secluded beach experience, Cayman Kai could be a good option for you. It is located just a short distance away.

Another location you may want to try is Water Cay, located only a short distance away. Search for starfish and other colorful marine life in the gentle surf of Walter Cay.

Perhaps Rum Point is the most convenient coastline for you to visit, but some travelers itch to explore more; if so, there are other beaches and natural attractions in the Cayman Islands you might like.

 

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