The ultimate rum tasting hotels
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Trying a new rum, or sipping one of your go-to rums (Mount Gay Black Barrel or XO please), in a well-designed bar or restaurant is an experience we always get excited about. And these hotels have taken that feeling to the next level.
Thoughtfully crafted and curated bars stationed in some of the most beautiful, and remote, places in the world, stocked with a smorgasbord of gleaming rum bottles so alluring it’s almost impossible to choose. These are the ultimate rum tasting hotels.
Each of the hotels below has created its own rum wonderland. Unique bars, original and often spectacular rum-based cocktails, and incredible rum selections from the finest rum-producing regions in the world.
Scroll down to discover our pick of the ultimate rum tasting hotels, plus you might also like to read our luxury travel guide to Barbados, home to The Mount Gay Rum Distillery, the oldest rum distillery in the world dating back to 1703, and to browse our full collection of Caribbean luxury resorts.
We’re always keen to try rums that are new to us, or just to hear your rum tasting travel stories, so if you share our passion for rum please do let us know your all-time rum lists, and where you first discovered them.
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Rhum Room is pure rum tasting fantasy.
Zemi Beach House
Pair any rum with a full-bodied cigar, discover the history of the various brands, or try one of the signature rum cocktails served by Zemi Beach House’s very own rum expert.
A decadent tasting experience
Zemi Beach House in Anguilla has its own Rhum Room and it’s nothing short of a rum lover’s fantasy. The bar itself has a glamorous nautical feel, with blue leather sofas, dark wood panelling, and glowing bottles of renowned rums in circular displays behind the bar, resembling portholes on a ship.
Featuring 140 types of small-batch, single-estate rums, and a selection of unique and highly instagrammable signature cocktails – the standout for us was the Exotic Old Fashioned made with Mount Gay Rum XO, exotic sugar syrup, tobacco and cocoa angostura bitters and served in a glass pipe – Rhum Room makes Zemi Beach House one of the ultimate rum tasting hotels.
Dedicated to the liquid gold of empires, adventurers and buccaneers.
Rosewood Little Dix Bay
Vintage cocktails and a curated collection of international rum.
Rum Room at Rosewood Little Dix Bay in the British Virgin Islands offers a spectacular and awe-inspiring Caribbean backdrop for an unforgettable rum tasting experience.
Set next to the Pavilion, where you’ll find al fresco dining with breathtaking views of the bay, the eclectic, Wallaby-shingled Rum Room is dedicated to the liquid gold of empires, adventurers and buccaneers.
The relaxed, open-air lounge offers an extensive library of rare and aged rums from around the world, along with a global selection of wines. Guests are encouraged to explore the spirit’s illustrious past and sample small batch rums at weekly tasting sessions. The Rum Room also hosts local live entertainment.
Exudes elegance and sophistication.
Four Seasons Resort Nevis
crowned monkey RUM BAR.
Nestled on one of the best Nevis beaches, the wondrous Caribbean Sea ahead, and Nevis Peak as your backdrop, Four Seasons Resort Nevis is a spectacular place to unwind. It’s also home to an excellent rum bar for rum tasting.
With a playful architectural design, crowned monkey RUM BAR exudes elegance and sophistication. Boasting the finest rums and spirits from around the world, pull up to the bar for pre-dinner cocktails or moonlit nightcaps.
You can also enjoy a refreshing cocktail and take in the spectacular views overlooking St. Kitts at Mango restaurant.
Locally sourced ingredients are used by the resort’s award-winning mixologist to create flavours that are quintessentially Caribbean. Homemade fruit purees, hot pepper sauce, Caribbean spices and hand-picked herbs from the Resort’s very own herb garden are used in authentic cocktail creations.
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