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 on the northern edge of Cayman Kai, Rum Point is on the North coast of Grand Cayman. You should consider dropping by even if you are not staying in the immediate vicinity. Those of you who want the best of both worlds——a sense of seclusion, but the option for activity—— should give Rum Point a try. Generally, it's not an overly popular part of the coast, but it also doesn't completely lack a social atmosphere.

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.

You could always try the restaurant right on the water, if it suits your taste. Every region in the Caribbean has its own unique cuisine, and the Cayman Islands is no different. One truly memorable place to enjoy the local fare is right next to the coast. Did you know that some hotels are happy to pack picnic lunches for their guests? Or, on your way to the beach you could grab some carry-out from a casual dining spot.

There is also a concession stand available. You might also have the option to get lunch from one of the mobile vendors who are generally found here.

There are public restrooms at this beach——something you'll appreciate if you bring the kids along. You'll appreciate that showers are available, so you can rinse off before heading back to your hotel. In addition, you'll find umbrellas and chairs here, so visitors hoping for a place to relax in the shade will get their wish. Fortunately, the water here is clear enough for snorkeling, so grab some equipment if you want to check out what lies beneath the surface. Rum Point is a popular beach, especially on weekends, so there are always plenty of people, mainly tourists.

What's Nearby


Rum Point is always a lovely side-trip when you're in the area. Look for it on the North coast of Grand Cayman; the area is home to other attractions such as Bodden Town Guardhouse Park, which is one of the closest attractions.

If you're interested in mixing some cultural exploration with your trip to the beach, you might want to consider visiting National Gallery of the Cayman Islands. This museum is located a relatively quick cab ride away, giving you a chance to see, and learn about, even more of the area.

Beaches are a great attraction to visit, but there's plenty else to see during your stay. The following table includes 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

Bodden Town is the closest town and is noted for its balance between seclusion and urbanization. From the shore, Bodden Town is a little ways off, maybe six and a half miles (ten kilometers) away.


The number of other vacationers sharing this coastline can vary widely, depending on when you visit, and how full the nearby hotels are. Rum Point is not located near many major hotels, but it's sometimes enjoyed by visitors staying at smaller accommodations in the area.

You'll find a decent number of hotels which can be reached in the car. A list of the closest possibilities are displayed in the following list.

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 B & B


Though there aren't many widely-known restaurants nearby, you'll probably still spot a few places to try, particularly if you are willing to drive a bit. One of the nearest restaurants is Kaibo Beach Bar & Grill, which is not far off the beach at all.

The table below lists 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

Other Beaches

There are multiple beaches to discover on Grand Cayman, of course, so if Rum Point doesn't sound like your type of scene, you have options.

You might also enjoy Barkers National Park Beach, a popular beach beloved by tourists. It is located seven miles to the west. If you'd rather try a more private, less popular location, you might enjoy Cayman Kai. It is located only a short distance away.

Travelers may also want to consider Water Cay, which is located a mile to the south west. Search for starfish and other colorful marine life in the gentle surf of Walter Cay.

There are plenty of natural wonders to behold in the Cayman Islands, so visiting Rum Point is just one way you can enjoy a sunny afternoon.


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