Though Cayman Islands life is simple and laid-back, it is also packed with the amenities you need to enjoy your leisure time. Every year, we are seeing more and more additions to our active social community.
This section lists the variety of service and social clubs available on-Island, as well as the voluntary organisations that could always use an extra hand. While our community is small, there is a wide range of nationalities and you will always find a place and a group where you feel comfortable, welcome, and at ease!
Clubs & Organisations
Art Nest Creative Studio
Art Nest is a community studio that aims to stimulate creativity in Cayman by offering various art education classes, art supplies and a paint-your-own-pottery studio. Kids camps are held during all major school breaks and art commission services are also available. Creatives and people of all ages and skill levels are welcome.
Astronomical Society (CIAS)
Contact: Tiyen Miller (President)
CIAS hosts free star-gazing events once a month at various sites around Cayman as part of its goal to promote astronomy to the public. The CIAS frequently posts updates about the skies over Cayman on the group's Facebook page @caymanastronomy. The club coordinates with local schools and other organisations for special events and their website shares great information for children as well.
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.
An organisation that supports and connects Caymanians and those affiliated with the Cayman Islands who are working, studying or living overseas. Cayman Connection is a not-for-profit that offers several virtual support calls, social clubs, networking opportunities, events with special guest speakers and advice and guidance about living overseas. They produce the annual Making Waves Awards and are active across social media platforms.
Cayman Islands Bridge Club
The Cayman Islands Bridge Club hosts two Duplicate sessions weekly, one on Friday mornings and the other on Tuesday evenings. Visitors are always welcome, and the club is happy to assist in finding partners if needed. Check out their website for information on weekly sessions, events and Bridge lessons. They look forward to seeing you at the Bridge table!
Bookends Book Club
Tel: (345) 927 2359
Facebook: Bookends book Club
The Bookends Book Club meets on the second Wednesday of the month at 6.30pm at Next Chapter in Camana Bay.
Cayman Creative Gardening Club Cayman Plant Community
An opportunity for gardeners to come together and exchange tips and ideas about their passion. The club hosts buy-and-sell events as well as flower shows and garden tutorials. Join the Facebook group to get up-to-date information on the club and the activities offered. Check out their Facebook page.
They discuss investing, all things Bitcoin-related and focus on teaching people about the latest blockchain and crypto technology.
Cayman Drama Society (CDS)
Prospect Playhouse, Shamrock Rd, Red Bay
A vibrant community filled with enthusiastic members. The CDS is committed to offering quality live productions to help educate, enrich and entertain while fostering creative expression. CDS hosts an average of four to six productions every year and has a 130-seat theatre, the Prospect Playhouse. CDS is always looking for keen 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. Regular classes, workshops and summer camps are also offered.
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 aircraft and helicopters to electric-powered and 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. No auditions are required. All you need to join is commitment, enthusiasm and a willingness to be challenged. The choir meets every Monday at 7.30pm at Bay Harbour Centre, 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 the cultural and artistic expression of Caymanian performing, visual and literary arts. The Foundation’s programming covers all artistic disciplines, including theatre, dance, music, visual, literary and traditional arts. Popular events and offerings include the annual Rundown comedy revue, Cayfest and the International Storytelling Festival of the Cayman Islands, Gimistory. The CNCF also offers multiple workshops designed to develop the talents of artists and preserve Caymanian arts and activities for children and teenagers. Head to the website for more information.
Cayman National Orchestra
The Cayman National Orchestra has a wide musical repertoire and consists of more than 30 musicians. The orchestra meets every Wednesday at Bay Harbour Centre, West Bay Road, from 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 tributes to older seamen.
Meets every Saturday 11am-12pm at the George Town Library and every Tuesday 5pm-8pm at the West Indies Wine Company in Camana Bay. All levels are welcome, including beginners who will be taught the basics.
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
They meet every second and fourth Tuesday of the month from 6.30pm-7.45pm at Savannah United Church Board Room, 17 Astral Way.
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
The Guardians are a group of seasoned athletes who unite and use their years of experience to help empower and train others. These include various fitness levels and ages with runs, walks and low/non-impact water wellness. After the race, participants are encouraged to partake in a free, hot (non-meat, fresh local egg) omelette breakfast cooked by pro chefs from across the Island. Go at your own pace for your run/walk/water sub-event. Have fun, enjoy the food and make some friends with the Guardians!
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 a short business meeting with programmes on gardening-related topics and tours of local gardens and farms. Become a member for CI$25 a year.
International Ladies Club (ILC)
The International Ladies Club is open to women of 18 years and older of any nationality. The purpose is to provide an opportunity for socialising. The club hosts a variety of activities throughout the year.
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.
Cayman Islands Orchid Society
A non-profit organisation committed to the conservation, protection, growth, rescue and care of Cayman’s native orchids. Meetings are held monthly and are announced on the group's Facebook page.
Scotiabank Pioneer Toastmasters Club
Meets every other Wednesday at 12.30pm, 2nd Floor, 18 Forum Lane, Camana Bay.
This live series of technology-focused discussions aim to foster a vibrant digital ecosystem in the Cayman Islands. “Tech Talks” by Cayman Tech City, in partnership with Digital Cayman, take place online and in person every month. Be in the know by joining Digital Cayman.
Visual Arts Society of Grand Cayman (VAS)
Watler House Studio, Pedro St. James
The Visual Arts Society (VAS) has been a non-profit organisation for over 35 years and is registered as an NPO. The society has a membership programme and offers benefits to members with discounts on art supplies, workshops and classes, plus art vendor opportunities, exhibiting, teaching, volunteering and those who choose to support the arts. They also offer annual workshops. VAS artists are located at various markets and events around the Island.