Sports activities represent a significant part of local life in the Cayman Islands, there is literally something for everyone!
The Truman Bodden Sports Complex is a multi-use complex in George Town. The complex is separated into an outdoor, 6 lane 25 metres (82 ft) swimming pool, full purpose track and field and basketball/netball courts. The field surrounded by the track is used for football matches as well as other field sports. The track stadium holds 10,000 people.
The Cayman Rugby Union is the governing body of rugby union football in the Cayman Islands and is a full member of the International Rugby Board and the North American Caribbean Rugby Association NAWIRA. Based in South Sound the Union administers and delivers Rugby programs throughout the Cayman Islands.
Football is the national and most popular sport.
The Cayman Islands are members of the International Cricket Council which they joined in 1997 as an Affiliate, before coming an Associate member in 2002. The Cayman Islands national cricket team represents the islands in international cricket. The team has previously played the sport at first-class, List A and Twenty20 level. It competes in Division Five of the World Cricket League
Flag football (CIFFA) has men's, women's and co-ed leagues.
In the 21st century, skateboarding has become popular among the youth.
In February 2010, the first purpose built track for kart racing in the Cayman Islands was opened. Corporate karting leagues at the track have involved widespread participation with 20 local companies and 227 drivers taking part in the 2010 Summer Corporate Karting League.
The Cayman Islands are recognized as the birthplace of recreational diving in the Caribbean. We've been showing off our spectacular underwater world since 1957 when scuba pioneer Bob Soto opened Grand Cayman's first dive shop. Today, Cayman is one of the world's top dive destinations, with more than 40 dive operations and 200 dive sites marked with moorings.
Our warm, calm waters, 100 ft. plus visibility and breath-taking variety of marine life offer a world of exciting logbook entries. Each island offers very different diving adventures for divers of all levels - from novice to Nitrox and technical diving. At Little Cayman's Bloody Bay Marine Park, the wall starts at 20 ft.! On all three islands, great boat dives are minutes from shore, like the Caribbean's only diveable Russian shipwreck, the 330 ft. M/V Captain Keith Tibbetts on Cayman.
Scuba Diving Magazine’s 2011 Top 100 Reader's Choice Awards rate the Cayman Islands #1 in Overall Rating of a Destination and #1 in Wall Diving
Please visit the most comprehensive listing of dive operators and resorts at www.divecayman.ky
Blue Tip at the Ritz Carlton
The Greg Norman designed Blue Tip deliver fiercely on its shark pedigree. A nine-hole “Caribbean monster," the course rouses golfers with its five long Par Fours into the Caribbean trade winds, which can make a 470-yard hole play like 600.
Exclusive to guests and Residence owners at The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman, Blue Tip offers golfers the opportunity to make tee times at short notice and the enjoyment of a relaxing pace of play. The private course is perfect for both infrequent players who want to play at their leisure and passionate golfers who want to play multiple rounds in a single day.
Blue Tip is proud to feature a full-service Golf Shop, tournament conditioning, customized instruction and a caddie concierge program. The Blue Tip also offers premium Taylor Made rental equipment for men, women and children in both right and left handed versions.
Blue Tip encourages junior golfers with special offers to help them grow their love of the game. Play for golfers 15 and younger is complimentary for certain tee times after 3 p.m. when they are with a paying adult. Children can also get free instruction when they accompany a paying adult on a short game or playing lesson.
Phone: (345) 815-6500
North Sound Club
A visit to the North Sound Club is a must for any golfer in The Cayman Islands, whether a seasoned enthusiast or a ambitious novice.
With its sun-drenched greens set against the stunning blues of the crystal clear North Sound and the Caribbean sky, the course design takes advantage of the prevailing ocean breeze and the abundance of water and sand.
Conveniently located just off West Bay Road and opposite Seven Mile Beach, the island course offers challenging play and panoramic views of the North Sound. Adorned with native foliage including mahogany, coconut palms and silver thatch, the Club is also home to several species of native birds and it is not uncommon to share the fairway and greens with sunbathing iguanas of all sizes.
Phone: 345-947-GOLF (4653)
Cayman has a distinct tennis culture and courts abound at most condominium and townhouse complexes and many private homes. For those seeking lessons or thinking of joining a mixed doubles league -The Cayman Islands Tennis Club is situated in the South Sound area of Grand Cayman. The club consists of six hard courts and three clay court surfaces. The club has a great roster of social activities and hold classes for children, junior and adults as well as supporting various leagues.
Cayman Islands Tennis Club
The Cayman Islands Marathon
Sure, you could run just about anywhere in the world! But wouldn’t you prefer to run on a safe, beautiful Caribbean island, surrounded by tropical flora and fauna, charming homes flawlessly landscaped and magnificent views of the sea? Well, come run with us in the Cayman Islands Marathon!
The Cayman Islands Marathon takes place on the first Sunday in December every year. The 2011 event will take place on Sunday, 4 December. The event consists of a full marathon, half marathon, 4-person relay and a Kids Fun Run.
The race is only in its 8th year but we're growing! Our reputation is that of a intimate, warm, friendly, well organised event, and we hope you'll come and experience it for yourself.
For further information about this year date and registration please visit: www.caymanislandsmarathon.ky
For information on the island’s running clubs contact:
The Wednesday Night Running Club:
All abilities, various distances - and no one gets left behind!
Improve your fitness level, socialize and have fun at the same time.
Every Wednesday, 6pm from the World Gym / Dunkin Donuts Car Park.
Bright clothes, reflectors and blinkers are recommended.
For up to date running routes in the Cayman Islands visit:
These are the most recently added running routes in Cayman Islands created by runners from around the world. To see more routes or create your own, visit : www.walkjogrun/running-routes/cayman
Coral Stone Stables
Horseback Riding in Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands at Coral Stone Stables - all levels. We offer scenic rides along the beach, through woodland trails, a romantic moonlight ride, & even children's parties
11244 apo george town George Town Grand Cayman Cayman Islands, 11244 APO
Phone: Tel: (345) 947-2323
Cell: (345) 916-4799
Nicki's Beach Rides
Offers 1½-hour leisurely family horseback rides along one of the island's many white-sand beaches; the guides provide bits of island history and lore as you ride
Pampered Ponies Ltd
We feature first class, professionally trained big & beautiful horses.
Walk, trot and canter along the stunning beaches and beach trails of Grand Cayman
P.O. Box 455 West Bay
Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands
Phone:(345) 945-2262 Fax:(345) 949-8813
Cayman Rugby Football Club
P.O. Box 1161, South Sound
Grand Cayman KY1-1102, CAYMAN ISLAND
Phone: (345) 949-7960
CAYMAN ISLANDS RUGBY UNION
Governing body of rugby union football in the Cayman Islands.
Affiliated with the International Rugby Board via the West Indies RFU sub-union.
The Cayman Islands League is the top association football league in the Cayman Islands and was created in 1980.
Caymanfootball.ky is the official website of the Cayman Island Football Association, featuring standings, statistics, photos, news articles and more.
CAYMAN ISLANDS YACHT CLUB:
US$ 20 million has already been invested in the infrastructure alone of the Cayman Islands Yacht Club.
A magnificent Marina Resort, with private ownership.
CAYMAN ISLANDS SAILING CLUB & NATIONAL SAILING CENTRE
The National Sailing Centre is located at the Cayman Islands Sailing Club. Its purpose is to promote sailing and sailboat racing to all people in the Cayman Islands. We offer sailing lessons, rentals, and camps for residents, visitors, and members of the Sailing Club and coaching and training for national team athletes. All lessons are taught by internationally certified instructors and coaches on dinghies and keelboats.
Aside from having some of the most spectacular beaches in the world and magnificent azure blue waters to enjoy a leisurely swim, the Cayman Islands offers some professional swimming centres and some very well known and well attended sea swims.
Stingray Swim Club:
Club is a year round competitive swim team offering high quality professional coaching and technique instruction for all ages and abilities. The goal of our team is to provide every member an opportunity to improve swimming skills and achieve success at his or her level of ability, from novice to international competitor.
All of our coaches, as members of the American Swim Coaches Association, have access to the most comprehensive training and certification programs for youth coaches of any sport in the Cayman Islands. They provide assurances that the time children spend in swimming will be quality time.
Flowers Sea Swim:
The Cayman Islands, located in the magnificently beautiful Caribbean Sea with crystal clear waters, white sands and warm weather all year, is the perfect location for outdoor water sports. Nearly two decades ago, against such an ideal backdrop, the tradition of the Flowers One Mile Sea Swim began. This year, as the event gears up for its 19th year, we invite you to participate in what has come to be considered a must-do event for open water aficionados and has been named one of the World’s Top 100 Open Water Swims.
Last year’s race boasted over 700 competitors. Participants range in age from 8 to 80 years old and range in skill from novices and first-timers to gold medal Olympians and world championship open water specialists from around the globe.
The Cayman Islands Basketball Association
is a non-profit company whose membership currently consists of the clubs and teams that participate in the Men's and Women's National Leagues. The objects for which the Basketball Association was formed include the development and promotion of the sport of basketball in the Cayman Islands and in any given year the Association attempts to meet its objectives by, among other things, developing and promoting basketball leagues, camps and other events and by arranging for teams representing the Cayman Islands to participate in regional and international competitions.
Cayman Islands Softball Association (CISA)
Contact: Secretary: Jenna Terry
Phone: (345) 925-2883
Cayman Islands Little League Association
The League has its own baseball complex in the George Town area.
The Cayman Islands Flag Football Association (”CIFFA”)
is the national governing body of Flag Football in the Cayman Islands. Founded in 2001 as a non-profit organisation, its membership body has grown to more than 500 who all participate in the annual Summer, CO-ED, I-CUP, Beach and Youth Leagues. The main objectives of the association are the development and promotion of the sport in the Cayman Islands through annual leagues, camps and general events. The association also focuses on the selection and fielding of the national team who represent the Cayman Islands in international competitions such as the Annual World Cup of Flag Football. Ongoing efforts have also been put in place to ensure the purchase of a facility in the near future.
Residents of the Cayman Islands keep active! Some of the most popular competition sports are soccer, cricket, basketball, sailing, rugby, tennis, floor hockey and squash. With an 18-hole championship and an executive course at their disposal, residents also enjoy a round of golf.
A number of sporting organizations, including the Cayman Rugby Football Union, the Cayman Islands Football Association, the Cayman Islands Tennis Club, the Cayman Islands Squash/Racquets Association and the Cayman Islands Sailing Club are all open to all.
There are several sporting complexes that host a number of events; Truman Bodden Sports Complex, Ed Bush Sports Complex, Kings Sports Complex and the Lions Centre.
Throughout the year, several fun and competitive sporting events are held including walk/runs, the annual Pirates Week Triathlon and the Flowers sea swim which is held in July each year and attracts over 500 local and international participants.
The water and beaches provide unparalleled opportunities for all water sports especially diving, snorkeling, swimming, sailing and fishing. Dive certification courses are available all year round. Half and full day game fishing charters are also readily available.
The island has several fitness centers and corporate rates are available.