When living in the Cayman Islands embracing Cayman Kind comes naturally, it’s truly infectious.
Random acts of Cayman kindness happen every day, which is why giving back comes so effortlessly here.

When you arrive to the Cayman Islands, kindness and empathy are immediately noticeable.

This compassionate community is immensely involved in caring for the community, it’s an important part of living in the Cayman Islands.

With that in mind, joining a charity or participating in any way is easy as there are many charities and associations who seek volunteers, members and of course funds.

So whether you would like to support the arts, animal welfare or the elderly, there are numerous opportunities to make a difference, to connect with your community and to make new friends.

Here’s a (non-exhaustive) list of some of Cayman Islands groups one can join, along with their next upcoming event, run, fundraiser, or donation opportunity. Go ahead, embrace Cayman Kind!


Breast Cancer Foundation
Upcoming event:  2015 Breast Cancer Gala, October 3

Cayman Islands Cancer Society
Upcoming event:  Walk for the Cure October 4 2015

Rotary Club of Grand Cayman
Upcoming event:  Every Thursday, 12:30, Westin Casuarina

Cayman’s ARK – Acts of Random Kindness
Upcoming event:  Seeking volunteers and donations

Upcoming event:  Pre-order your Christmas tree

Cayman Heart Fund
Upcoming event:  World Heart Day September 26, 2015

100 Women Who Care 
Upcoming event:  First meeting October 15, 2015  at 7pm.

National Council of Voluntary Organisations
Upcoming event:   Telethon  on October 24, 2015

Blue Iguana Recovery Programme
Upcoming event:  Seeking volunteers with specific skills

Cayman National Cultural Foundation (CNCF)
Upcoming event:  Cayfest February 2016

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Cayman Islands
Upcoming event:  Currently seeking volunteers

Central Caribbean Marine Institute 
Upcoming event:  Festival of the Seas Gala, November 25, 2015

Alzheimer’s and Dementia Association of the Cayman Islands
Upcoming event:  Currently seeking volunteers and donations

Cayman AIDS Foundation
Upcoming event:  Run To Zero CAF 5k & 10k, October 31, 2015

Off the Beaten Track
Upcoming event:  Annual charitable 50KM ultra-marathon in 2016

CARE – Cayman Animal Rescue Enthusiasts
Upcoming event:  Paws for Wine, September 26, 2015

Rum Point Barefoot Beach BBQ

Friday night in the Cayman Islands is nothing short of spectacular when you can hop on a catamaran after work, and sail across the North Sound where a beach BBQ awaits. After enjoying a cocktail, or two, from the Catamaran’s cash bar, you arrive at pristine Rum Point Beach.  A welcome daiquiri in hand, you marvel at the majestic sunset as you soak your toes in the soft white sand.  A BBQ Buffet is set up on the beach with all the Caribbean favorites: grilled fish, jerk pork and jerk chicken, curries, pasta, ribs and all the trimmings. After your meal, its back to the ship where you can laze on the catamaran’s hammocks and do some stargazing before arriving back at Safeheaven.  Can you think of a better way to end your week?

Gala Season is 365 days / year

Gala season is actually year round, the Cayman Islands have a strong desire to give back, and throughout the year there are various glittering events, from the intimate to the very grand, that support important causes. Some of the more illustrious are the RCIPS Outstanding Service Awards, Hatitude, Red Cross and the Hospice Big Bash and of course the upcoming 2015 2015 Breast Cancer Gala on October 3rd.

Sporting Events a plenty

As a very active and healthy living environment, you can count on numerous walks, runs, sea swims and triathlons in the Cayman Islands throughout the year.  The Flowers Sea Swim, Cayman Islands Marathon and the CI Triathlon, to name a few, bring the whole community together. Whether you are participating or not, these events are fun to attend, and have become quite the tradition.  The next big sporting event is the Cayman Islands marathon on December 6th 2015, boasted to be an intimate, friendly and well-organized event.  A rapidly popular marathon, the course is a Boston Qualifier, and is one of the most picturesque; if you are going to run a grueling 26.2 miles, wouldn’t you want to do it amongst tropical flora, fauna and sea side? Oh, and the course, is flat, sign me up!


Pirates Week

This annual family friendly event runs every year in November.  11 days of music, street dances, games, local food, a float parade, fireworks shows and sporting events. On the first Saturday, a mock pirate invasion makes a surprise landing in George Town harbour with the pirates capturing the Governor! All in good fun, thousands line the streets to watch the show, the only event of its kind in the Caribbean region. As the Cayman Islands National Festival, Pirates Week is the country’s largest festival with 32 different events drawing in some 35 000 people.  If there’s one event you shouldn’t miss, it’s this one, savvy?


For more on all there is to do this fall in the Cayman Islands visit :

Explore Cayman 

Cayman New Resident 

What’s HOT Cayman