Among vacationers who’ve been coming to Grand Cayman seemingly forever, there’s a whole faction that essentially camps out at Rum Point all day every day, and you’ll understand why as soon as you see the place. Out of the way, super low-key and graced with a ridiculously photogenic pier—its perfectly weathered planks cutting a striking figure against the tranquil, turquoise surroundings—this beach is the ultimate spot for settling into a lounger or hammock and chilling out for a while.
We spent the morning paddling along the shore, stopping to point out starfish and jump in the warm blue water, and then, around lunchtime, dragged our kayaks ashore at Rum Point. We headed over to the Wreck Bar and Grill (a must when in Cayman!) and ordered a basket of conch fritters to munch on while relaxing in a nearby hammock. The soft lull of the waves and rocking of the hammock coaxed us into a light nap, but soon the heat of the afternoon had us up and running back into the turquoise waters to cool off. We swam out to a shallow sandbar and continued to soak up the view before hopping back in our kayaks and setting off for our next adventure.