If you are looking for something different to do when visiting Cayman Islands, go to Rum Point.
If you are looking for a beach, other than Seven Mile Beach that has beautiful turquoise water, water sport activity, snorkeling and bar style food and spend the day.
Rum Point is about an hour scenic drive from George Town on the north side.
If you are staying on the island, check the cruise ship schedule, before heading over to Rum Point to avoid the crowds. When there are multiple cruise ships in port this place gets really busy. We met some people from the cruise ship who were only staying in Rum Point for an hour, before they had to leave and wished they could have stayed longer. One way to avoid the cruise ship crowds is to come later in the day.
What To Do in Rum Point
The beach at Rum Point is not very big. The area is nice for kids, as you can walk out in the water a long way before it starts to get deep.
Free Beach Chairs and Hammocks
Rum Point offers water sports, beach volley ball, snorkeling, places to eat, beach bar, changing rooms with showers and plenty of free beach chairs and hammocks to read a book or just relax. This is the first place we have ever been that we did not have a problem finding a chair.
Eat and Drink
No outside food or drinks are allowed at Rum Point. If you are looking for something to eat, The Wreck Bar and Grill provides food and drinks to purchase. You can walk up to the window and place your order, or sit at the picnic table with canopy shade overhead for service. If you are thirsty there are self-serve free cold water in orange igloos located throughout the area. This was a nice feature, as it was very hot the day we were there.
There is good snorkeling around the pier. If you want more snorkeling information for Cayman Islands, Testudo who writes for Trip Advisor, created a great snorkeling guide, which you can find here.
If you are looking for a great beach with tranquil water, and good snorkeling, then you need to visit Rum Point. You will not be disappointed. We might have to stay on this side of the island on our next visit to enjoy more snorkeling spots. Just another reason to return to Cayman Islands.