A must-try for all visitors to the Cayman Islands is the local Tortuga rum cake, which was first made in 1987 by the founders of the Tortuga Rum Company from a local family recipe. The cakes became such a hit with locals and visitors alike that they kept increasing production, and today you can visit the factory where they produce more than 5,000 cakes a day. If you’re in the West Bay area, stop in to check out the factory.
You can watch the cakes being made through the observation window, not to mention try free samples of the iconic pastries at the gift shop and buy some cakes to take home.
The Tortuga Rum Cake Factory can be found along the west coast of West Bay, just a short walk from the Cayman Turtle Farm. It’s about 20 minutes by car from the George Town or the cruise ship dock.