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“Unit #13 at The Retreat in Rum and Kai”
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View from Lanai (facing North)
Map to the Retreat at Rum Point
Aerial view of the Retreat
Star in your own Corona Commercial
Typical Beach Crowd
Rum Point Pier
Exterior Location of Rum & Kai
Rum & Kai 3rd Floor Walk-up Entrance
Dining Area
Dining Area
Living Area
Dinning Area and Entertainment Center
Bedroom with King Bed
King Size Bed
Bedroom Windows
Living Room - Sleeper Sofa Bed
Kitchen
Kitchen
Full Size Washer & Dryer
The Pool
The Pool
Retreat's Game Room and Gym
Retreat's Gym and Game Room
Tennis Court
Snorkeling at the Rum Point Boulder Coral Garden just out the door
Snorkeling on the house reef
Snorkeling on the house reef
Snorkeling on the house reef
Snorkeling on the way to the house reef
Sting Ray City Sandbar trips leave from the Pier
Get up close and personal with a Ray!
North Wall Diving
Bio-luminescent Cove across the Street
Hammock at the Neighboring Rum Point Club
Water Sports Rentals at the Rum Point Club
The Wreck Beach Bar next door
The Wreck Beach Bar next door
Neighboring Rum Point Club Dinner Restaurant
Kaibo Restaurant and Bar (1 mile down the road)
Starfish Beach near Kaibo
Your Own Private Beach
Shady Casuarina Trees
Shower
Bathroom
Beach from the Point
On-Site Management Office
Floor Plan
Retreat Site Map
Evening Fireworks
Perfect End to the Day
View flying back home :-((
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1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Rum Point, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands

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MelanieQS
Cliffside Park, New Jersey
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Unit #13 at The Retreat in Rum and Kai”
Reviewed 15 April 2013 for a stay in April 2013
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Rum and Kai is an absolute paradise! And The Retreat, where we stayed, provided us the best accommodation and venue for a wondrous vacation. Unit #13 is especially a comfortable place -- it is not only tastefully decorated but it has everything one needs while away from home, including all the gadgets and equipment required to enjoy the beach and all that Cayman has to offer. My husband and I went with our 10-year-old grand daughter and all three of us enjoyed swimming, snorkeling, soaking in the sun, dozing off in a hammock, lunching on cheeseburgers and fries, and enjoying nature itself- everything right in "our backyard"!! Such an experience is priceless and we're definitely going back to Rum and Kai, and specifically staying at Unit #13 again! That was a delightful week's vacation, we did not want it to end!!

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Liked best: The ambiance afforded by the accommodation, as well as its location vis a vis the beach and the other water activities in the area.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Louie R
Little Silver, New Jersey
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Wonderful time at Rum Point!”
Reviewed 14 April 2013 for a stay in March 2013
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My husband and I returned to Grand Cayman for our second visit in March 2013. During our first trip to Grand Cayman we stayed at 7-Mile Beach, however took 2 day trips to the North Side of the island. We enjoyed the quiet, crowd-less, low-key atmosphere and decided on our second trip to stay at Rum Point at Rum & Kai #13. What a great choice we made! Matt & Tracey have thought of every little detail and the condo is furnished perfectly. The Retreat management was great too and they definitely spend a lot of time and effort to keep the property beautiful. We were able to have breakfast and lunch at our leisure in the condo (Ioved the screened in porch) and go out for dinner/drinks. The beach was amazing - clean and not crowded with fantastic snorkeling, chaise lounges, grills nearby and the Rum Point beach club next door when we were ready for a mudslide! We had such a fantastic time that we are already planning our trip back to Rum Point in 2014! Thank you, Matt & Tracey, for sharing your amazing condo with us!!

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Liked best: Screened-in porch, snorkeling, the furnishings, coffee grinder & fresh conch!
Liked least: Nothing!!
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 25-34
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shgr8esca...
Monument, Colorado
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7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Location and Snorkeling Cannot be Beat at Rum and Kai”
Reviewed 10 April 2013 for a stay in January 2013
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We stayed 4 nights at the Rum and Kai (#13 at The Retreat) in January. First, I must comment about the amazing customer service from Matt and Tracey. We had originally booked to stay at Rum and Kai in January 2012. Two days before we were scheduled to leave for Grand Cayman, we had a family emergency and had to cancel our trip. Rather than losing the deposit, Matt let us use it for a stay anytime in the next year. On top of the great information documents the owners provide, this is some of the best service we have ever seen.

Some notes about the condo itself: very clean and well taken care of, wonderful view, comfortable bed. The kitchen is well stocked, as we made breakfast every morning and never wanted for anything. Yes, it is on the third floor and when running back and forth with beers/snacks to watch the sunset it can get a bit exhausting, but nothing too strenuous. It is back from the ocean a bit, but there is still an unencumbered view of the ocean from the screened porch. We noticed we didn’t get the cooling sea breezes through the condo at night like we did down at the Sea Lodges, but with AC this was not a problem at all.

This was our second time to the North Side and it is hands down our favorite part of the island. The condo is in a good location, with great snorkeling very close by. Testudo’s guides are obviously printed out in the condo and are invaluable for snorkeling enthusiasts. A car is essential, especially if you want to travel around to other snorkel spots. This trip it was very windy on the north side, so we ended up snorkeling Eden Rock, 7 Mile Beach, and Governor Russell Beach on different occasions. Smith Cove was too rough and the visibility was virtually zero, which was surprising. We did do the Rum Point float again this trip which is a great ride. This trip we enjoyed dining at the Italian Kitchen, Calypso Grill, Over the Edge, and the Kaibo Beach BBQ. All are great and unique in their own way.

For great snorkeling, away from the crowds, and close to good restaurants, the North Side and The Retreat can’t be beat.

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Singawing...
Wilmington, DE
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Rum and Kai was everything and more”
Reviewed 11 March 2013 for a stay in March 2013
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We just returned from a week at a very quiet and relaxing retreat. The Rum and Kai condo was extremely well maintained. It was outfitted with so many items, enough to fill a regular home. The accommodations were very comfortable. Wifi was a great way to stay in touch with home. I especially liked the view from the lanai. There were other folks in our building, but we never heard a peep from them. The pool was a little too chilly for us, but it was always so clean. The weather was fairly windy during our visit, so we were limited on the shore snorkeling on the North Side. We did find quiet water on the South Shore in large part due to the extensive snorkeling guide provided in the condo. Huge thanks for that!. The local restaurants were fun to visit too. Renting a car is essential as this condo is ~45 min from the airport. It also provides a great excuse to tour the entire island. If you are looking for a quiet retreat far away from the hustle and bustle of 7Mile beach, then you have found your spot at Rum and Kai!

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Liked best: the lanai
Liked least: excessive wind
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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penny50
minnesota
Level 5 Contributor
51 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Wish we could've Stayed longer”
Reviewed 3 February 2013 for a stay in January 2013
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We had the most enjoyable week at Rum and Kai #13. From the time we made the first inquiry to checking out after 7 days we felt everything was wonderful. Matt and Tracey answered all of our questions in a timely manner. The condo was perfect. It is well stocked with anything you would need. Plenty of towels and kitchen supplies and pretty much anything you didn't think you needed but were glad they thought of it.. It is located on the 3rd floor so it may be difficult for some to climb the steps but with that comes a gorgeous view overlooking the ocean. We enjoyed beers and wine on the screened in porch and being out after the sun goes down with the no-see-ems and mosquitos that came in very handy.
The shore is sandy/rocky. You will need to wear water shoes when walking on the beach. The sad part is all the garbage that has washed up on the shore. As we walked along the beach and checked out other beaches it is everywhere. The condo is on a more remote part of the island. We found wonderful places to eat and I highly recommend Kurt's Korner (save room for the key lime pie.).Kaibo Bar B Que on Tuesdays. The food wasn't that great on other days. Over the Edge and Italian Kitchen (order the garlic knots and sticky toffee pudding).were excellent also.
The snorkeling was good. Although their is a good current out there. My husband went diving with Red Sail and did Snorkeling/sting ray tour with them. They were an excellent company to work with and are right next door to the condo. We did drive a short distance from the condo to Star Fish Beach. We brought our snorkeling equipment (there is some in the condo too.). We packed a cooler from the condo and enjoyed a lunch under the palm trees. We did see a couple of star fish while snorkeling.
Thank you Matt and Tracey for an enjoyable week.
Thank you for knowing what anyone would want or need for a vacation in Paradise!

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Liked best: The condo was clean and had everything you could possible need.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Larry H
Kansas City, Missouri
Level 5 Contributor
61 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“The perfect get away from it all.”
Reviewed 21 November 2012 for a stay in November 2012
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person found this review helpful

My wife and I recently returned from a week stay at the Rum & Kai and EVERYTHING positive in the past reviews is true. Everything you need is provided. The view from the lanai (us midwestern US folks call that a screened porch) was fantastic. We enjoyed our breakfast and bed time beverages there throughout our stay.

For anyone that is new to snorkeling, this is the best place to give it a try. I waded in the water offshore about 20 to 40 feet in water about 4 feet deep and just floated with my face in the water. I saw at least 20 different fish in about 30 minutes. It was like swimming in an aquarium. Make sure that you wear something on your feet - there are some wicked rocks hiding in that sand.

If you want to get away from the crowds and enjoy the best of Grand Cayman, this is the place. Don't let the drive from Georgetown scare you. It's worth it.

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Liked best: Everything you need is provided and the privacy of the beach.
Liked least: Leaving to go back home.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Steffrs
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“all the comforts of home in paradise”
Reviewed 6 September 2012 for a stay in May 2012
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person found this review helpful

I had the pleasure of staying in this beautiful condo unit for a week in May 2012. The owners have definitely thought of everything! The unit is tastefully decorated and very clean and fresh. Guests have access to a plethora of towels (bath and beach), linens, cookware and all kitchen needs (including microwave, toaster, and coffee maker). This sure does come in handy so that you don't have to use all of your spending money eating out every day. We had breakfast and lunch here for the most part. Stock up at one of the supermarkets near the airport before heading here. There is even a washer/dryer in the unit! The view from the 3rd floor unit is wonderful, it was so nice to sit in the screened in porch area and look out onto the crystal clear waters. The condo complex is on a very quiet part of the island - the beach is gorgeous and the water is perfect. There is a restaurant, snack bar, and beach bar all located on the property and the beautiful beach offers lounge chairs for the guests as well. The unit also provides snorkel gear and a very cool snorkel guide book directing you to the best spots in the area. It was truly a pleasure to take a day trip to the busy 7-mile beach area and be able to come back to a quiet, tropical place. We had/have absolutely no complaints before/during/after our fabulous stay here and are already looking forward to returning!

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Liked best: The amenities of the unit and the beautiful beach location
Liked least: that we couldn't stay longer
Travelling group: Friends
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