There’s a few things that are more quintessential to Grand Cayman than rum which is why, on National Rum Day, we wanted to highlight all that Grand Cayman offers in terms of this local favorite!
The Islands’ rich history with pirates makes the rum connection all the more notable. Every year in November, the Cayman Islands host an annual Pirates Week Festival which includes a mock-pirate ‘invasion’ from the sea!
As guests of ours know, there is also a section of the Island called Rum Point which is named for remnants of rum barrels once washed ashore from ships, and this section of the island has traditionally been a gathering spot for locals. The team at Red Sail Sports have many activities that leave from the point including a Sunset Sail, Stingray City Snorkel Sail and a Glass bottom Boat Tour.
Following a trip to Rum Point, then why not top off your trip with a boozy cake from Tortuga Rum Company! This company has been on the island since 1984 and offers delicious cakes soaked in their award-winning Tortuga Rums. These can be picked up at their outpost on the island as well as shipped throughout the country.
In addition to these rum-themed activities on the island, the Westin Grand Cayman is home to many delicious rum cocktails that are best enjoyed while sitting beachside (in our humble opinion)! Whether it’s a “Bumpin’ Bananas” or a “Swinging Engine”, our rum cocktails are sure to hit the spot every time!