Considered to be the birthplace of rum, Barbados is the perfect setting for travelers hoping to acquaint themselves with the tropical tipple. Situated on the finest stretch of Barbados’ Platinum West Coast, Colony Club is home to the island’s first-of-its-kind Rum Vault, where Rum Ambassador Corey Sobers inspires and entertains with his extensive knowledge on the liquor and impressive mixology skills. The vault boasts a selection of 150 rums from around the world.
The “Cadushi,” which literally translates to “cactus” in Aruba’s local language Papiamento, is the signature cocktail at The Ritz-Carlton, Aruba. With fresh cactus purée, lime juice, triple sec and Caribbean white rum, the Cadushi is representative of the various cacti species that grow on the island’s natural landscape.
The Ritz Carlton, Grand Cayman is home to the Silver Palm Lounge, named after the National Tree of Grand Cayman. The bar pays homage to the Caribbean island’s famous export: rum. The curated armoire includes a selection of the top shelf rums paired with exquisite cigars and the finest chocolates from the Caribbean.
The Ocean Club, a Luxury Collection Resort, Costa Norte offers guests an exquisite “Cigar and Brugal Rum Tasting” experience at its renowned Baia Bar overlooking the spectacular Atlantic Ocean. The Dominican Republic’s Brugal Rum is internationally recognized, boasting more than 130 years of rum-making experience. Guests have the option to pair their Brugal Rum-based beverage with an exclusive hand-rolled cigar from the hotel blended by third generation Master Cigar Blender, Klaas Kelner, to further enhance the authenticity of the occasion.
Jamaica Inn’s signature drink, Teddy’s Planter’s Punter, is served complimentary upon arrival and on the beach at 11am for all guests. Jamaica Inn’s take on Planter’s Punch is named after the property’s late bartender Herbert “Teddy” Tucker, who worked at the property for nearly 60 years.