Rhum Distillery, Kimsha Beach and Lunch
Not your Average Distillery Tour
November 20, 2022
Probably the best distillery tour I have ever taken. We started the tour with a delicious rum punch at their beautiful restaurant which juts out into the harbor. After that, we started our tour. The guide was funny, informative and energetic. And the rum and food samples flowed. We started in the classroom where she told us about the many types of rum they make. Sample, sample, sample. Then we went into the kitchen to watch the staff bake rum cake. Sample. Then there was a cooking demonstration. Sample, Then onto the distillery and gift shop. Sample, sample, sample. Our tour included lunch in the restaurant, which was delicious, and included (you guessed it!) another rum punch drink! After, we were taken to Kimsha Beach for an hour or so. The (public) beach was okay, and the bar at the beach was pretty good. You could rent lounge chairs if you want, but we were happy just walking around the area doing a little shopping and then sitting in the bar area.
Reviewer: Francine Doyle
February 02, 2022
I had a little trouble finding the meet-up spot, but once we found it, our driver took us to the distillery with a quick stop along the way. The tour was very informative and entertaining. Our guide was from Canada originally and very entertaining, really knew her stuff! The distillery specializes in lower-proof, unique, flavor-infused rum. The building used to be an Italian gelato place, so now they do rum AND gelato! My personal favorite of the flavored rum was the buttered popcorn but there were lots of unique flavors. We finished up with lunch overlooking the marina that is also part of their complex. The tour was one of the best I've had during a cruise. We had a little beach time following the tour and then back to the ship (although the driver offered to drop us in the shopping district in Philipsburg).
Reviewer: Steven V Potter
Very good fun
February 29, 2020
Met by guide,joined up with a New York couple at distillery and had a great hour with a knowledgeable guide with lots of tasting,taken to toppers bar for nice lunch and very good drink,then off to beach which was very busy but with good entertainment and some dancing,well worth booking.
Reviewer: C minty
September 02, 2019
This was a great trip. Personal ride through town with driver telling us about everything we saw. Rhum distillery was absolutely intriguing! Great presentation and history. Got to help bottle it and tasted so many flavors. There was a huge group booked through ship coming in afternoon, but our morning tour ended up with 4 people and she was fantastic. Lunch at Toppers was great and talking with Mr Topper was so cool.
Reviewer: David Barlow
May 16, 2019
This was an awesome trip. The people were so kind and very knowledgeable. They made us feel so at home. Everyone was right on time. We felt like part of the family. We went to eat at Toppers afterward. Wow what a treat. This was absolutely one of the best excursions ever. Well organized and thought out
Reviewer: Michelle Whitfield
April 24, 2019
The distillery was amazing. Friendly staff and out of this world rhum! Even brought some home we liked it so much! Not a smooth transition from place to place but overall the distillery was worth it!
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January 27, 2019
I was blown away at how customized, personal, and extensive this tour was! We had a group of 11 for my 30th birthday and 7 of us booked this excursion. We arrived early and were driven to the distillery early, so there was no waiting around. We had rum punch upon arrival, then got a history lesson in the tasting room, tried as much rum as we could handle, then were shown the bottling process and did a few more tastings of rum and rum cake (with birthday candles!). Everyone was so friendly and knowledgeable, and we weren't pressured to buy anything but most of us did since their rum prices are reasonable and their merch is so cute! Lunch at Toppers was delicious and we took pictures with Mr Toppper himself! The nearby beach was gorgeous. A storm came through and we were able to escape the rain early since the van was already waiting to take us back. Highly recommend this experience for rum lovers and party groups!
Reviewer: Cindy Allwine