Let’s play, Cayman

New on the island? Old on the island? Social life not quite what you would like it to be? Do you just want to meet some new faces?

Entertainment options on a small island can seem limited and it’s not always easy to find out where the activities you enjoy doing might take place, or to find like minded people to do them with.

This was the problem Annette Stephenson encountered when she returned to the Cayman Islands last year after 14 years away. Instead of complaining that she was bored, however, she did something about it. She set up Let’s Play Cayman.

Let’s Play Cayman is a social club, which gets together regularly to socialise and pursue different activities. There are no criteria for membership: it is completely free and open to all ages, sexes and areas of interest.

As the club president, Annette organises activities and events and emails members with details and reminders. All members need do is RSVP. She compares her role to that of an activities director on a cruise ship.

She set up the group in October. There are an average of 25 members.

“So far we have had a book club, we have a games night where we play board games like Scrabble and Pictionary, once a month we have a movie night and I am now organising a fine dining evening, where we pick a restaurant to all go to together,” Annette says.

Past events have also included boat trips and a wine tasting evening where a sommelier gave the group some tips.

Anyone can join Let’s Play Cayman, although Annette is keen to stress that this is not a dating site or club.

Membership is free and those wanting to attend can sign up at www.meetup.com/letsplaycayman. One to two events are organised each month.