So named for remnants of rum barrels once washed ashore from floundering ships, this pristine slice of the northside of Grand Cayman has been a gathering spot for locals since one can remember.
Who could avoid this sand jetty with extensive shallow waters shaded by tall Casuarina pine trees, where the earlier inhabitants had to apologize for serving lobster every night… you see it was plentiful in earlier years and it was much easier than making a trip to town for beef.
The commercial vision of Rum Point was the inspiration of Mr. Ralph Coatsworth who happened upon the shores of Rum Point on his way back from a Trinidad trip to his home in Montreal. Enchanted by this paradise, he quickly developed the Rum Point Club with its hotel, bar, and restaurant powered by candlelight, kerosene, and a staff of four employees.
Recognizing the importance of Rum Point to the island’s history, a group of investors purchased the club in 1994 and made improvements to create an atmosphere welcoming of both locals and visitors, while respecting the Club’s free spirited past and public affection.
On behalf of the Rum Point staff it is our pleasure to perpetuate the inspiration of tranquility, friendliness, and service inspired by Mr. Coatsworth and all those before us who have enjoyed these shores.