L.G Smith Boulevard # 107, Palm Beach, Aruba Dutch Caribbean
Phone:  + (297) 527-2222   •  Map & Directions


Get away to The Ritz-Carlton, Aruba – one of the most delightful Aruba family resorts. Featuring Ritz Kids resort experiences for junior travelers, the amenities at this breathtaking family friendly resort allow parents and children the perfect opportunity to experience Aruba together.

As Jean-Michel Cousteau says, “All kids start out as scientists, constantly asking ‘Why? What’s that? How does it work?’” Ritz Kids resort experiences tap into that innate curiosity by introducing our youngest guests to both the natural wonders and the rich cultural traditions of our resort locations. Immersive and adventurous, the Aruba family resort experiences provide your child with enthralling activities to reward their interest in the beauty and workings of the world we live in. With a diverse collection of activities based on the four pillars of the program – water, land, environmental responsibility and culture – kids are swept away by everything from coral reefs and forests, to recycling and sustainability, storytelling, art and even food.

Our Ritz Kids program offers a variety of supervised physical and creative activities designed especially for children aged 4-12. Offering full- or half-day options, seven days a week, Ritz Kids has something for every child, including:

  • Arts and crafts 
  • Painting 
  • Movies 
  • Board games

Reservations are highly recommended

Adult & Family Activities
Adults are welcome to join any of our exercise classes, whether or not they are accompanied by children. We encourage parents and guardians to join their children on activities listed as suitable for adults.

Important Program Information
Please outfit all children with comfortable clothing for all day-time activities. Reservations for all activities are required and must be made a minimum of 24 hours in advance. Parents will be required to sign a waiver before their children participate in an activity. Join us for a complimentary 2 hours session of your choice; 1 session per child, per stay. For evening programs please contact us 48 hours in advance for scheduling and availability.

Day Programs: 2 hours $40.00 | 3 hours $60.00 | Add $25.00 for lunch | Ages: 4-12
Evening Programs: $80.00 per child; includes dinner| Ages: 4-12
*= complimentary family activity; guardians required to accompany children under 18

Create, Learn & Play
9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Nature Scouts*
10 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.

Something Fishy
1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Mangroves Mystery
9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Lights, Camera, Take Action
1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Fun Food
9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Water Wows
1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Family Movie Night*
7 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Create, Learn & Play
9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.  

Culture Exploration
1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Lights Out Movie Night & Animal Discovery
6 p.m.- 9 p.m.

Lights, Camera, Take Action
9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Amazing Nature
1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

For the Birds
9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Myths and Legends
1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

*complimentary family activity; guardians required to accompany children under 18
Create, Learn & Play - This program offers a unique opportunity to get to know a little bit more about Aruba and its history, culture, language and animals through fun and interactive activities. Come and paint with all the colors of the wind and soar with us on this journey to uncover all this island has to offer.

Nature Scouts* - Learn how to recognize different type of iguanas and lizards and all their adaptations. Find out the greatest mystery about their third eye and why they have such a long tail. Our four legged friend will cross around the property while we try to find the most colorful ones. After our reptile hunt we will explore the mangroves and you will understand why they are called the forests of the sea.

Something Fishy - Learn about some of our favorite underwater friends – fish! We dig into what makes a fish a fish and why fish are shaped and colored the way that they are. Become a fish detective as we play games to discover how much we can learn about a fish just by looking at it, as well as what makes fish so different from you and me.

Mangroves Mystery - Have you ever heard of a mangrove? Mangroves may be one of the most mysterious places on earth, but they are also one of the most important in the world. Play games to reveal all the different critters that call mangroves home and have a blast as we discover what makes mangroves and their residents so very special.

Lights Camera Action - You are the star as we make our very own movie. Take the lead as we pick what topic we want to share with the world, write the script, read the lines and voilà! Your very own service announcement that you can use to showcase your talents and spread the message with friends, family and teachers.

Fun Food - Why do we have to eat our vegetables? Understand more about what’s healthy and what’s not, as well as how what we eat affects our body. Play games that take us into the world of gardens, farms and food as we explore our options when it comes to our meals and how can we do what's best for the earth and ourselves.

Water Wows - Become a scientist as we run a series of experiments on one of the most fascinating substances on earth – water! This activity focuses on that amazing substance we call water – its properties, mysteries and importance. A number of fun experiments and games demonstrate the wonder of water.

Lights Out Movie Night & Animal Discovery – Join us for dinner and a movie, all themed around the amazing world of animals.

Amazing Nature – Through dynamic, interactive games we realize just how amazing nature can be. Discover the human inventions that nature did first, like Velcro and army tanks, and challenge yourself to invent something new. We investigate special talents that some critters have and the important gifts we get from nature.

For the Birds – Did you know that there is a bird that can fly over 100 mph (161 km/h)? This activity looks at the world from a bird’s eye view as we examine all of the fascinating types of birds and some of the amazing things that they can do. Play games, create art and even search for some birds out in the wild.

Myths & Legends – This activity offers a chance to discover how and why myths came to be and look at inspiring legends from around the world. Investigate what is a hero and how not all heroes are legends of old. They still exist today! Who are some heroes in your life? Create your own story to share and inspire.

Culture Exploration - Through variations of stories told around the world, we will explore culture and challenge you to create your very own culture. Imagine you now live on an island in the middle of the ocean – express the new culture through dress, jewelry, music, dance, art and food, while you envision your new community.

Explore Ritz Kids
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