Sail Cayman talks about our charter destinations to Stingray City and Starfish Beach on our Facebook and Twitter platforms often. But we just realized that we owe you, our avid followers, friends and future and current clients a piece of history…in this instance the history of one of Grand Cayman’s greatest destinations….Rum Point!
Rum Point is named after the remnants of rum barrels once washed ashore from floundering ships. Rum Point has been a favourite gathering spot for locals as far back as anyone Sail Cayman asked can remember. With a natural point of sand that reaches into clear blue, warm and above all shallow waters Rum Point used to serve lobster nightly (they even apologized back then as it was the only meal on the menu…..imagine that!) Besides lobster was easier to lay hands on than having to travel into town to purchase beef!
Ralph Coatsworth was the first man to have a commercial vision for Rum Point. He was on his way back from Trinidad to Montreal and fell in love with this piece of paradise. Ralph developed the Rum Point Club which included a hotel, bar and restaurant which back then, was powered by candle light and kerosene and only required 4 employees.
In 1994 a group of investors purchased Rum Point Club, they made improvements but ensured that the island atmosphere and quality of the destination remained.
Today Sail Cayman can drop anchor with Lazy Daz and The RIB extremely close to the Rum Point beach and our guests can literally walk to shore to enjoy the best and arguably most famous menu item…the much sought after Mudslide!