Rum Point Restaurant at the popular daytime resort of Rum Point Club in North Side should be open within the next two months, according to Rum Point Investment Ltd’s Adrien Briggs.
‘We don’t have a specific timeline for it because at the moment there are just too many variables to be able to say, but we’re in the process of hiring additional staff to operate it.’
The plan had been to get the restaurant open initially in January and then in February, but because of some setbacks this hasn’t happened.
A soft opening is anticipated within the next couple of months. The restaurant will open for dinner in the evenings, and on a limited basis. ‘It won’t be open seven nights a week,’ said Mr. Briggs.
The restaurant was badly damaged during Hurricane Ivan in 2004 and is still in the process of being renovated. It will probably have a little more of a relaxed, casual feel than it had before, Mr. Briggs explained.
‘There will be a seafood style to it, offering relaxed Caribbean cuisine.’
Mr. Briggs added that ultimately the plan is to run catamaran sails from the west side of the island as a dinner tour, bringing customers to Rum Point Restaurant for an evening meal and transporting them back again afterwards. But this dinner sail won’t necessarily be available as soon as the restaurant opens.
Rum Point Investment Ltd, which owns the resort property of Rum Point, took over the management of it in November after the Hyatt Regency finished its 12 years of management there.