A toe in the sand is worth two in a shoe
The Rum Point Restaurant may be closed for a couple of months, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t enjoy a great meal on the beach at this legendary North Side spot. It’s time for the Barefoot Beach BBQ!
The BBQ will be held twice weekly on Wednesdays and Fridays from Sept. 2 through Oct. 30, and features the same free catamaran ferry roundtrip from the Safehaven Dock.
As the catamaran departs at 5:30 p.m. both residents and visitors can take the trip for the bargain price of only $38 (US$47.50) per person.
It all starts at Safehaven, conveniently located off the bypass behind The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman. Just park your car, check in at the Red Sail office, and then climb aboard the large catamaran waiting at the dock.
Bring cash with you, as the bar onboard does not accept credit or debit cards, and you’ll want to have a beverage for that breezy ride over.
The trip through North Sound is a serene and relaxing one. You can see the northern coast of the island from your seat either near the bar or on one of the large hammocks at the bow of the catamaran. As popular as these hammocks are going over, they are particularly coveted on the return journey so stargazers can lie back and seek constellations in the night sky.
About half an hour later Rum Point and its long dock will be coming into view, ready to welcome vessels.
Rum Point BBQ
Once you hit the sand, it’s time to discard your footwear and sink your toes into the Rum Point beach. Get ready to feast on such Caribbean favorites as grilled fish, jerk pork and chicken, chicken curry, pasta and ribs, along with sides and starters.
Before you’ve even reached for a plate, you’ll be handed a welcome daiquiri to get you in the mood. The daiquiri is included in the price, but if you fancy some more cocktails, just take advantage of the cash bar at Rum Point.
Again, you’ll want to make a beeline for those hammocks when you board the catamaran for the journey home. Some people lie on them face first, and watch the water rushing past beneath them, while others lie back and marvel at the heavens.
Even if you don’t manage a seat on a hammock, don’t worry – you’ll get plenty of wonderful views from any point on that vessel. It’s a really comfortable, open ride.
Adding it up
So, when you look at what you get for your $38, you’ll suddenly wonder why you’re not booking the Rum Point Barefoot BBQ every Wednesday and Friday for the rest of the summer.
With a free catamaran ferry, welcome daiquiri, BBQ buffet, and gratuities included, you might as well skip the supermarket and go straight to the BBQ!
Call 623-5965 to book. Reserve early to avoid disappointment.