Known as a “sleeping beauty” because it’s considered one of the best-kept secrets in The Bahamas southern region, Rum Cay is recognized for its historical ruins, vivid coral reefs, miles of pure sand beaches and thrilling surf. Just offshore in the crystal-clear turquoise waters is an abundance of vibrant marine life that attracts fishermen, divers and snorkelers from all around. Rum Cay truly is an authentic Bahamian experience.
There are two theories regarding the origin of the island’s name — one is that a West Indian ship was wrecked offshore with a cargo of rum during the rum-running 1800s; the other is that it was named in honor of Scotland’s Isle of Rhum.
*The Information provided courtesy of Website of the Ministry of Tourism