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 in Cayman Kai, Rum Point is on the North coast of Grand Cayman. You should consider stopping by regardless of whether you are staying particularly close by. Though Rum Point is not a particularly quiet beach, visitors will notice fewer people here than are at the other, usually crowded beaches in the Cayman Islands. So though this is not the most quiet part of the Cayman Islands' coast, you'll be relatively undisturbed by rowdy beachgoers, should you decide to take a romantic stroll.

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.

Of course, there is also a restaurant located right on-site. Each destination around the Caribbean has its own unique cuisine, and the Cayman Islands is no different. One of the most enjoyable places to enjoy delicious local specialties is right on the water. Ask your hotel about picnic lunches, as some hotels offer to pack snacks for their guests' day trips. Otherwise, there are plenty of walk-up vendors that offer hot, on-the-go food.

Many visitors find themselves ordering a drink or snack from the concessions here, even if they move off-site for lunch. You might also have the option to buy food from one of the mobile vendors who typically set up on this shoreline.

You will be able to use a public restroom at Rum Point. You'll appreciate that showers 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 guests seeking a place to relax in the shade will not be disappointed. You will find the water here is of good snorkeling quality, so purchase or rent some gear if you've been hoping to get in some underwater exploration. 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 attraction, which you'll find on the North coast of Grand Cayman. It is near some interesting sites like Bodden Town Guardhouse Park, which is one of a number of the area's interesting attractions.

If you want to combine some cultural exploration with your trip to the beach, you may want to consider visiting National Gallery of the Cayman Islands. This museum is located within taxi range, so it would be an easy side trip to take after some time in the sun.

There are options for close-by activities so you won't get bored. The following table contains a list of the closest attractions.

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 you can explore the city after your visit to the beach. Nearby, you'll find the city of Bodden Town, which is not an overly urbanized area, but still has its fair share of things to do. From the coast, Bodden Town is a car ride off, about six and a half miles (ten kilometers) away.

Hotels

Whether or not you encounter many other people will depend on many factors, including the capacity of nearby hotels. The area is not home to many major hotels, but it's often visited by guests from the few small lodgings in the area.

Beach-goers will find a pretty nice range of lodging options to choose from in the area around Rum Point. The closest of which are listed 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

While this location isn't located in the culinary epicenter of the area, you can still satisfy your hunger, particularly if you are willing to drive or bike a few miles. One of the closest places to eat is Kaibo Beach Bar & Grill, which is less than a mile away.

Restaurants closest to this beach are listed below.

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

There are other beaches on Grand Cayman you might like besides Rum Point.

If the vibrant atmosphere of Rum Point is what you're looking for, think about checking out Barkers National Park Beach, a spot with the same type of electricity. You'll find it seven miles to the west. However, if you're looking to enjoy a quieter scene, Cayman Kai is a beach secluded from lots of tourists and buildings. You'll find it not far off the beach at all.

Another sun-drenched spot to consider is Water Cay, located a mile 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; in which case there are other beaches (and other outdoor attractions) worth trying.

 

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