After swimming with the stingrays, snorkeling, riding a semi-submarine, seeking out blue iguanas, holding turtles, and learning about bugs, we were ready for a little relaxation on our last afternoon in the Cayman Islands. Luckily, our hosts had set up the agenda anticipating this, and our afternoon stop was a three-hour visit to Rum Point Grand Cayman, a public beach about an hour drive from Seven Mile Beach.
Rum Point is filled with more locals and less tourists that the other Cayman Island attractions we visited, most likely due to the drive required to get there. But it’s a place I highly recommend visiting. The onsite Wreck Bar, which is credited with creating the first mudslide, offers a fabulous pina colada also. We got lunch there, and the kids loved the smoothies. Lunch is standard fare, but is served right on the beach, making it easy to grab a bite and head back to the fun.
The best part of Rum Point is the fabulous beach. The water was shallow, calm, and warm, and you can snorkel right by the pier. There’s a Red Sail sports kiosk on site, and our group got to rent wave runners, snorkel equipment, and paddleboards during our visit. Life vests are also available for rent. My daughter and I got some snorkel equipment, and had fun exploring the water at our own pace.
Rum Point has their own beach chairs as well as picnic tables by the bar and grill. There’s also a restaurant open in the evenings, and a gift shop, restrooms, and changing rooms on premises. You could easily spend the day there, but if you only had part of a day, I’d recommend spending at least three hours.
You can learn more about Rum Point here.
Disclosure: All of our expenses were covered by the Cayman Islands Department of Tourism.