The range of sports offerings has significantly increased throughout the years in the Cayman Islands. Sporting opportunities, events and competitions are available year-round and residents love to get involved in any way they can. Getting involved in a sports team or organisation is not only a great way to stay healthy, but it's also great for making new friends and finding people with similar interests on-Island.
One of the first competitive sporting events took place in 1935, when a regatta for catboats and schooners was organised. Soon after, the Olympic Committee was formed, and the Islands took part in the Olympic Games for the first time in 1976 – competing in Sailing. In 2009, sports tourism was introduced in the Cayman Islands, which led to numerous sporting competitions such as squash, golf, tennis, beach volleyball, athletics and football being held. Today, there are a diverse range of sports offerings and roughly 30 sporting associations on-Island.
Whether you are a hardcore athlete, or would just like to be part of a team, sporting opportunities and competitions take place all-year-round in Cayman. Keep an eye on the Events Calendar on www.explorecayman.com for details about yearly sporting events.
Sporting Options in Cayman
Despite COVID-19 setbacks that have postponed team practices and other big sporting events, Cayman’s sports scene continues to grow and thrive. The Flowers Sea Swim, albeit restricting the amount of participants for social-distancing purposes, celebrated its 28th year as Cayman’s famous open-water sea swim. The Intertrust Cayman Islands Marathon also went ahead in 2020 with restrictions on participant numbers. The Cayman Islands Institute of Professional Accountants (CIIPA) hosted their annual Charity Run virtually in 2020. The event has raised more than $35,000 since 2013 for charities like the Cayman Islands Crises Centre.
Living in Cayman gives residents the opportunity to explore a wide variety of sports at all levels. The year round warm weather and generally shorter working hours, when compared to big cities, means that after work training and games are much easier to keep up with.
Sport groups and teams are also a wonderful way of making new friends and invariably have vibrant social scenes attached to them.
Those who prefer to work out alone will find numerous high quality gyms, great equipment, and a variety of classes.
The Cayman Islands has basketball leagues for kids, teens and adults - find out how you can get involved, where to play and where you can practice.
Boot camps consist of small-group, high-intensity workouts. Here we outline the options for boot camp and small group training programmes in the Cayman Islands.
There is only one venue for bowling in the Cayman Islands. This four lane bowling alley is ideal for corporate events, kid's birthday parties, or one-on-one.
Boxing & Mixed Martial Arts (MMA)
Whether you want to take part in casual boxing or participate in a boxing programme, here is everything you need to know about boxing in the Cayman Islands.
The first cricket club was set up in the Cayman Islands in 1974. Find out how to get involved with cricket in Cayman today.
CrossFit is very popular in the Cayman Islands. Find out more about the gyms that offer CrossFit programmes on Island.
Your guide for everything cycling-related in the Cayman Islands - from group rides to cycling events.
In the Cayman Islands, there are various dance classes and opportunities offered for toddlers, teens and adults.
Darts is a very fun, yet very competitive sport. Various leagues on the island compete in Darts competitions - find out how you can get involved.
Aa a popular sport in the Cayman Islands, find out about the various football leagues for men and women, Gaelic football and indoor five-a-side football.
Whether you are a beginner or an advanced fencer, there are many opportunities to get involved with fencing in Cayman.
Grand Cayman has two amazing golf courses: the North Sound Golf Club, Cayman's only 18-hole champion golf course, and the Ritz-Carlton Golf Club.
Gyms & Personal Trainers
Find gyms and health clubs in the Cayman Islands and learn more about the classes offered, programmes, and training sessions from personal trainers.
Hockey – Field
Your guide to (field) hockey in the Cayman Islands.
Hockey – Roller & Ball
There are several leagues and programmes for those interested in playing (roller and ball) hockey in the Cayman Islands.
Find stables in the Cayman Islands for horseback riding lessons, along with tour operators that offer guided beach and trail rides.
There are many styles of martial arts practiced in the Cayman Islands from taekwando and karate to tai chi and kickboxing.
Your guide to getting involved with netball in the Cayman Islands - how to join a club, start your own, get involved with a game, and relevant contact details.
Check out how you can get involved in the Cayman Islands' only pickleball tournaments at The Courts, Ritz-Carlton.
Pilates & Barre
There are several options in the Cayman Islands for pilates and barre classes. Here we list the options so that you can choose the best class for you.
Rock Climbing & Rappelling
Detailed information on the options for rock climbing in the Cayman Islands - from scaling up an indoor climbing wall to rappelling down the Bluff.
Everyone can get involved with rugby in the Cayman Islands. Here, we give you the details about games, training sessions, popular rugby leagues and more.
Cayman's flat terrain, warm weather and safe roads make the Island a runner's paradise. Find out how to get involved with running clubs. marathons and more.
Shooting is an up-and-coming sport in the Cayman Islands. Find out how to get involved with the Sport Shooting Association and what they offer.
Softball is a popular sport in the Cayman islands for kids, teens and adults. Learn about how you can get involved in this sport here.
A number of different fitness facilities in the Cayman Islands offer spinning classes, facilities and programmes.
The Cayman Islands has a huge squash community with many club members, programmes and competitions to get involved with.
All you need to know about swimming in the Cayman Islands - from recreational to competitive, pool to ocean, and beginner lesson to intensive training.
Find out how to get involved with table tennis in the Cayman Islands, including recreational, training and competitions.
Information about tennis in the Cayman Islands, including how to rent a court, join a club, book lessons, or participate in a variety of tournaments.
Your guide to traithlons in the Cayman Islands including practice sessions, triathlons for kids, and regular triathlons with a variety of distances and options.
Find out how you can get involved with Ultimate Frisbee in the Cayman Islands.
Volleyball & Beach Volleyball
With leagues available for all ages and skill-levels, everybody can get involved with volleyball or beach volleyball in the Cayman Islands.
Yoga is a popular sport and leisure activity in the Cayman Islands. Here, you will learn about yoga studios, classes, outdoor and even paddleboard yoga options.
Camana Bay Sports Complex
The Camana Bay Sports Complex can be rented for recreational use and sporting events.
Camana Bay Sports Complex
Their facilities include: two tennis courts, two basketball courts, one eight-lane, 25-metre swimming pool, and one FIFA two-star rated football pitch. If you are interested in booking any of the sports facilities, please email email@example.com or call (345) 640 2878.