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Rum Point
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Owner description: Secluded beach on northern Grand Cayman.
Reviewed December 25, 2012

Beautiful, There is nothing more to say. Expensive eat and drink but well worth it for the gorgeous scenery. Bar Tenders were a little snooty which was weird for the island.

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Reviewed December 25, 2012

We visited Rum Point for the first time back in 1992, and it was so peaceful and serene. Not a soul around, just hammocks to lay around in... pure paradise! We came back 20 years later with our teenage daughter and were shocked to find that it was not the serene, calm place that it once was. There were beach chairs everywhere (mostly reserved for cruise ship tourists), waverunners zipping all over the bay (a great way to get a quick "haircut" if you're out snorkeling), and in general the place was a real mess. Also really concerned about the 2 armed police guards on patrol at the beach...scary! Can't say we would recommend Rum Point to anyone, especially families.

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Reviewed December 22, 2012

Just spent a week at Rum Point and it couldn't have been more relaxing. Rented a 3rd story condo right next door and thoroughly enjoyed the area. Some prior reviews complained about the snorkeling and water quality - I can't imagine where they were. The water was crystal clear in 5 shades of turquoise. If you swim/snorkel out and to the right, the reefs are wonderful and the fish bountiful. We saw green eels, 5foot spotted eagle rays, many sea turtles, a visiting dolphin three feet away, lobsters, urchins, lionfish, puffers, hundreds of parrotfish, angels, grouper, and many, many other species of fish in hundreds of bright, beautiful colors. Huge brain corral, large purple fan corral, stingrays skimming the sands, kissing fish, and the list goes on and on. I think you just have to be an informed person so that you swim out to the right areas. We also went to Stingray City (very cool and fun), then to Starfish Point to wade amongst the many huge starfish, had beach BBQ at the Kaibo Club (fun outdoor setting with music & singers), hiked the Mastic Trail (just so-so). Didn't have time to visit the Botanic Gardens which I hear are extensive. Ate a a few local restaurants, had a couple of great lunches at the Rum Point Wreck Bar (easy-breezy casual, tasty, and very well mannered wait staff). The sand was white and beautiful, the hammocks perfect for relaxing in the breeze, no gaudy loud cheesy music was ever allowed, just peaceful serenity all around. Every staff person at the activities desk (hut) was pleasant, informative, and helpful. This isn't a sterilized Disneyland, but simply an escape to a rather quiet side of the island. We are usually "activity" travelers and had no problem slowing down a bit to enjoy this calmer side of Grand Cayman. Yes, there are some boats and an occassional jet ski, but it never felt overwhelming or crowded. I was pleasantly surprised by Rum Point and by the 7th day, I truly got into the peace and beauty of the place. We did a day-trip to Georgetown and 7-mile beach, and it felt like a sad, strip mall in "Any City, USA", not at all inviting, interesting, or relaxing. We turned the car around and headed back to relaxing, picturesque Rum Point. Set your expectations correctly, and you can really enjoy this area. We thoroughly enjoyed snorkeling twice each day and are still talking about all that we encountered in these crystal-clear warm tropical waters!

Thank jzehner28
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Reviewed December 22, 2012

Rum Point looked nice but we were there during a cold front and all water activities were cancelled due to high winds. It wasnt crowded (obviously due to weather conditions) but I could tell that this place could get packed on a nice day. The area around Rum Point seemed very laid back and quiet.

Thank lovwdw
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Reviewed December 21, 2012

I'm utterly and completely baffled... The overwhelming majority of reviews - some as recent as this month - make Rum Point sound like THE place to visit in Grand Cayman. All the guidebooks say it's a beautiful place and the snorkeling is "amazing". Did I somehow manage to visit an alternate-reality Rum Point?! This place was disgusting. Crowded, sure, but that wasn't as off-putting as it could be. As another reviewer mentions, it appears as if there is very little open water in which to snorkel. There are buoys and rope lines somewhat demarcating swim areas and not far beyond that to the left is the "jet ski corral" and straight ahead is the boat dock. Seriously, do YOU want to be snorkeling around a bunch of rowdy, possibly-drinking, jet-skiing vacationers? Or run over by a boat?? And what of the rest of the water, the part where it seems safe enough to snorkel...? Two words: SEA GRASS! Ugh! It was everywhere! And the water was super shallow. What "reef" there was, was nasty, slimy, and brown. Very few fish. The water was murky and trashy. I've never had a worse day of snorkeling. Not only would I never go back, I wish I could take THIS trip back and have never gone to begin with. I suppose if you were content to sit on a hammock or beach chair and get drunk, or wade around in the shallows, that this place might be okay, but as someone who enjoys snorkeling, this place couldn't have disappointed me more. And you know it was a bad beach to visit when your 5-year old - who has been nagging about "when will we be at the beach" for the entire trip out from Georgetown and loves water more than most fish - says that she's ready to go in far less than an hour.

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