Cayman Islands life is laid-back, but also packed with the amenities you need to enjoy your leisure time. Every year, we are seeing more and more additions to our flowering social community. Our community is small but diverse, with a range of nationalities from Jamaica, Canada and the US, to Ireland, the Philippines and South Africa, and many differing interests that meld together to make up our shared, multi-faceted culture. In Cayman, you will always find a place and a group where you feel comfortable, welcome, and at ease!
Art Nest Creative Studio
Art Nest is an online community studio that aims to stimulate creativity in Cayman by providing art supplies, teaching, learning opportunities and online workshops. They welcome creatives and people of all skill levels.
Contact: Richard Mcleod or Tiyen Miller
Tel: (345) 925 4917 or (345) 949 8378
Meets monthly at Pedro Castle about three days after the new moon.
Better Read than Dead
Contact: Philip and Emé Paschalides
A friendly group of theatre lovers who read plays at each other’s homes over wine and dinner, and occasionally stage public readings.
Helen Haines Tel: (345) 916 3217
Alex Wood Tel: (345) 947 3693
Tuesday night Duplicate Bridge; in normal circumstances, play starts at 7pm at the Comfort Suites. Friday morning Duplicate Bridge; play starts at 9.15am at The Rugby Club in South Sound. Each session costs $5 per person. Visitors are welcome, but please come in pairs or call well in advance. All ages welcome and doors are always open to new members. Please note that, due to COVID-19 restrictions, the Bridge Club are still organising sessions fairly regularly, but there must be enough demand for arrangement. Make sure that you contact the club administrators beforehand and ask if the session locations have changed.
Bookends Book Club
Tel: (345) 927 2359
The Bookends Book Club meet on the second Wednesday of the month at 6.30pm at Books & Books in Camana Bay.
Cayman Crypto Currency
Meets bi-weekly at various times and locations. They discuss investing, all things Bitcoin-related and focus on teaching people about the new block chain and crypto technology.
Cayman Drama Society (CDS)
Prospect Playhouse, Shamrock Rd, Red Bay
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or www.cds.ky
The Cayman Drama Society is a vibrant community filled with enthusiastic members. They are committed to offering quality live productions to help educate, enrich, and entertain, while also providing lifelong learning opportunities and fostering creative expression. CDS hosts an average of four to six productions per year and has a 130-seat theatre, the Prospect Playhouse. CDS is always looking for enthusiastic thespians, directors, producers, stage managers, lighting and sound technicians, backstage crew, front-of-house teams and new friends. New members of all ages are always welcome. They also offer regular classes, workshops and summer camps in acting, directing and performance skills.
Cayman Islands Model Flying Association
Contact: Andre Archer
Tel: (345) 916 3838
A club dedicated to promoting the flying and operation of model plane aviation in Cayman. The association welcomes members of all skill levels, ages and interests from fixed wing aircrafts to helicopters, from electric-powered to internal combustion models.
Cayman National Choir
Executive and Musical Director: Sue Horrocks
The Cayman National Choir has been entertaining the Cayman Islands for more than 40 years. Everyone is welcomed to join and no auditions are required. All you need to join is commitment, enthusiasm and a willingness to be challenged. They meet every Monday at 7.30pm at Bay Harbour Center, West Bay Road. For more information, find them on Facebook.
Cayman National Cultural Foundation (CNCF)
17 Harquail Drive, F.J. Harquail Cultural Centre
Tel: (345) 949 5477
CNCF’s mission is to stimulate, facilitate and preserve cultural and artistic expression of Caymanian performing, visual and literary arts. The Foundation’s programming covers all artistic disciplines: theatre, dance, music, visual, literary and traditional arts. Popular events and offerings include: the annual Rundown comedy revue, the Cayman Islands National Festival of Arts (Cayfest), the International Storytelling Festival of the Cayman Islands (Gimistory), the Pirates Week National Festival, multiple workshops designed to develop the talents of artists and preserve Caymanian arts, and activities for children and teenagers interested in the arts. The organisation is always looking for committed people to volunteer on its programmes – a terrific way to meet people, learn something new and make a difference in the community.
Cayman National Orchestra
Musical Director: Jonathan Taylor
The Cayman National Orchestra has a wide musical repertoire and consists of more than 30 musicians. The orchestra meets every Wednesday at Bay Harbour Center, West Bay Road 7.30pm-9pm. Visit their Facebook page to find vacancies for your instrument.
Cayman Islands Seafarers’ Association
11 Victory Avenue, Prospect
Tel: (345) 947 7378
Monthly general meetings are held every third week on Tuesdays at 7.30pm with social events quarterly at 7pm. The aim is to keep Cayman’s seafaring heritage alive and provide tribute to older seamen.
Meets every Saturday 11am-12pm at the George Town Library. All levels are welcome, including beginners who will be taught the fundamentals of the game. They also run tournaments, a schools programme and a national team.
A non-profit organisation dedicated to supporting and encouraging an active technology community and empowering those passionate about technology to become leaders in the digital economy. Various programmes are held throughout the year.
Eloquent Speakers Toastmasters Club
Email: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
They meet every second and fourth Tuesday of the month from 6.30pm-7.45pm at 17 Astral Way, Savannah United Church Board Room.
Eminent Orators Toastmasters Club
The mission of this group is to provide a supportive environment in which members can develop better communication and leadership techniques. Meets every second and fourth Monday of the month, 6pm-7.30pm at the Cayman Academy Canteen.
Girl Power Ltd.
A registered non-profit organisation dedicated to mentoring, inspiring, nurturing and empowering young women (aged 13-25) with lifelong skills and values to succeed in today’s competitive society. Training includes health and wellness, interview skills, public speaking, female empowerment and more.
Tel: (345) 325 6658
This is a non-profit organisation of seasoned and veteran athletes whose aim is to help beginner or intermediate athletes learn tips to train safely, improve their overall wellness, run and recover better and remain active all year round through their run, walk and beach wellness sessions.
The Garden Club of Grand Cayman
Tel: (345) 916 1683
Meets on the first Thursday of the month from September to June. Monthly meetings consist of short business meetings with programmes on gardening-related topics. Become a member for CI$25 a year.
International Ladies Club (ILC)
The ILC is open to women 18 years or older, of any nationality, living in Cayman. The purpose is to create a friendly atmosphere and provide an opportunity for socialising. The club hosts regular events from September-June.
International Wine & Food Society
Contact: Shelley White
Wine-themed functions are held approximately once every six weeks, except during the summer. New members are sponsored by existing members.
The Lustic Life Book Club
Meets monthly on the last Thursday of every month at West Indies Wine Company to discuss their book of the month. The book can always be purchased at Books & Books, and a 20% discount is offered if the book club is mentioned.
Orchid Society of Grand Cayman
A non-profit organisation that teaches members about the conservation, protection, growth, rescue and care for Cayman’s native orchids. Meetings are held on the second Saturday of each month at 3pm at changing locations, which are announced on their Facebook page.
Scotiabank Pioneer Toastmasters Club
Meets every other Wednesday at 12.30pm, 2nd Floor, 18 Forum Lane, Camana Bay.
A live series of tech talks aiming to foster a vibrant technology ecosystem in the Cayman Islands. Discussions will include knowledge-sharing, answering hard questions and industry trends. The monthly Tech Talks are hosted online by Cayman Tech City in partnership with Digital Cayman.
Visual Arts Society of Grand Cayman (VAS)
Watler House Studio, Pedro St. James
VAS members receive priority for space to sell their arts and crafts at art markets and community events. They will also benefit from discounted rates on workshops, supplies and use of the studio at Pedro St. James. Members are kept informed of other art-related events happening within the community and invites to opening receptions.