You might think of the setting for a pirate movie when you hear "wrecks" and "rum," but the restaurant at Rum Point is more like being in a tropical painting than a film. Filled with pictures of underwater scenes and island landscapes, the fish and tropical flowers in the paintings are repeated as motifs in all the décor, from the hand-carved chair backs to tables to walls. It’s a festive place both inside and out. Rum Point sits up on the north side of the island, and it’s famous for its mudslides, which tells you more about its attitude than its cocktails. Find it by driving along the North Side until you run out of road and arrive at the Rum Point Club. Casuarina trees fringe an expansive beach with shallow water inside a reef system. If you arrive by boat, a long picturesque dock offers a unique view of this part of the coastline. Every description of water sport can be found here and boats can take you to dive sites. When lunchtime rolls around, stop by the Wreck Bar and Grill for pub food like fish and chips, or traditional jerk pork.
As soon as the beach grill closes at sunset, the restaurant opens. If you’ve had enough beach for one day sit inside, or dine on the verandah. The signature dish is the seafood hot-pot, combining lobster, shrimp, scallops, mussels, and clams with shiitake mushrooms in a coconut broth with steamed rice. Other entrées include surf and turf, guava-rubbed pork tenderloin served with sweet potato hash and smoked chipotle pepper jus. With a fusion menu and a big show kitchen, they are serious about food here—local fishermen bring in the catch of the day and they serve island grown produce when they can.
Red Sail Sports and Rum Point Club have partnered to offer a free catamaran sail to Rum Point Restaurant from Safehaven Dock in Seven Mile Beach area every Tuesday through Saturday evenings. The hour-long sunset sail on a 65' catamaran features an on-board cash bar. After dinner, sail back to Safehaven dock while stargazing. All together this evening will take you 4 and a half hours. Mention the sail when you call to make a dinner reservation at the restaurant.