Rum Point Grand Cayman is a public beach at the end of the North Side road, off the beaten track for Grand Cayman. We didn't recognize it as a public beach the first time we saw it -- it looks so much like a resort.
Once we got over that we found it a great place to go. The sand is soft and white, the water warm and shallow, trees provide shade, a rocky point providing kids and adults with safe snorkeling, and boats or sea-doos can be rented from the Red Sail Sports shop on site, as can trips out to the reef and elsewhere.
The Wreck Bar on the beach provides good food at very reasonable prices (reasonable for a beach bar anyhow) and a gift shop that stocks the things you just can't do without, like souvenirs, snorkel sets, and sunscreen.
We took the catamaran from Rum Point out to Sandbar and Stingray City and the reef. We could have taken a glass-bottom boat (see photo below) as an alternative. If you'd rather see sea creatures from the safety of a boat, this is the way to do it.
Rum Point Grand Cayman is historical -- it was mentioned on a map in 1773. It says so on the sign, though it may be hard to read. Presumably at that time there was a connection with rum. Today, Cayman rum is made at the opposite end of the island, near Seven Mile Beach, by Blackbeard's Rum Company. Tortuga Rum Company also has a large presence on the island, though they don't produce here.
The Wreck Bar has a number of funny signs about the questions they have been asked over the years. One of which is 'do you serve rum?' Needless to say, they do.
The beach at Rum Point Cayman Islands is quite small and made smaller by adding the bar and beach volleyball areas.
What it lacks in size, however, it makes up for in the warm, safe, shallow waters that lap gently against the sand. You can walk a long way out before feeling the need to swim.
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