The founders of the Tortuga Rum Company began baking and selling rum cake on the Cayman Islands in 1987. Today, more than 5,000 cakes a day are produced at the Tortuga Rum Cakes Bakery, and you can visit the factory and sample the treat for yourself.
Find out more about the manufacturing process of Tortuga Rum Cakes on a visit to the bakery, where you can watch bakers at work through observation windows. You can also sample different flavors of rum cake—including coconut, fruit, and chocolate. Some tours of Grand Cayman give you free time to explore the bakery and stop at key sights such as Seven Mile Beach and Hell, a group of black limestone formations.
Things to Know Before You Go
- This local treasure is a short-and-sweet stop-off for lovers of cakes and rum-based delicacies.
- Tortuga Rum Cakes Bakery has a gift shop that sells an abundance of rum cake varieties.
- There are restrooms inside the bakery.
How to Get There
The Tortuga Rum Cakes Bakery can be found along the west coast of Grand Cayman on North Church Street in the district of George Town, right by the George Town Cruise Port.
When to Get There
Tortuga Rum Cakes Bakery is open from morning until late in the evening. For the most pleasant weather, the best time to visit the Cayman Islands is between March and June.
Go to Hell
A fun place to visit on the Grand Cayman Islands is the geological site known as Hell. The natural attraction consists of blackened, jagged limestone that’s thought to be 10 to 15 million years old. Stop by the post office to mail a letter from Hell. There is also a gift shop with themed merchandise.