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 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.
Guests can now experience ICE, an interactive gaming and 3-D entertainment lounge, at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples. The ICE lounge features the newest and most popular interactive virtual-reality games on Microsoft Xbox 360 game stations, Nintendo Wii and Sony Playstation 3.
In addition, the venue boasts a movie theater room with a 3D HD Plasma TV, theater style seating for 8, high-tech 3D glasses and a BOSE surround sound system.
Open daily from 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.
The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples offers our junior guests a variety of special services and amenities, including a family pool, playground and Kid’s Healthy Menu.
Nannies at The Ritz-Carlton are certified in infant, child and adult CPR as well as basic first aid. Please contact the concierge for assistance and reservations.
The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples is pleased to offer the Cartoon Network and The Family Channel in guest rooms, and a Rainy Day Movie Room on those rare days without Florida sunshine.
We will do everything possible to make your stay more comfortable with our Protect Our Little Ones program, including blocking electrical outlets from little fingers and removing alcoholic beverages from the in-room refrigerator to make room for other necessities.
Nature's Wonders is available at The Ritz-Carlton, Naples!
Nature’s Wonders is an environmentally focused program at The Ritz-Carlton, Naples, led by certified Florida master naturalists and available to families visiting both Ritz-Carlton Resorts of Naples. The dynamic program allows guests, ages 5 – 12, to learn about and discover nature in a colorful, living eco-sanctuary, featuring 11 aquariums that house sea creatures like sharks, crabs, turtles, alligators and eels. Nature’s Wonders promotes awareness of and respect for Florida’s natural beauty and its sensitive ecosystems.
During the day, young resort guests, five and older, can also enjoy hands-on discovery programs in the Nature’s Wonders facility that utilize certified naturalists, a science-based curriculum and kid-sized lab, complete with microscopes and visual stimuli like preserved reptile skeletons—all the tools to help a budding marine biologist explore a new world. Nature’s Wonders children’s programming is American Camp Association®-accredited and designed to provide a fun, educational experience for our young guests.
Hours of Operation:
Thursday - Sunday
Full day: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Half day: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. and 1 – 4 p.m.
Open House: 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. daily
Full day: $150
Half day: $80
Frequently Asked Questions:
- What are the hours of operation for the Nature’s Wonders program?
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Open House: 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
- Do I have to make reservations?
Yes. Reservations are required and can be made through our Leisure Reservations Department (239) 514-6001.
- What should my child bring/wear?
Please bring a swimsuit and a change of clothing. Sunscreen, towels, beverages and snacks are provided.
- My child is just learning to swim. Are the beach and pool activities supervised?
Yes. All activities are supervised. Attendants always accompany the children while in the pool and life jackets are available.
- What safety training do the attendants receive?
Each member of our staff is certified in CPR and First Aid.
- How many children will one attendant supervise?
Our staff to child ratio is one to five.
- My child has food allergies. May I order a specific meal for him?
Yes, please make your needs known at the time of registration. The children’s menu offers a variety of choices.
- My child is four and a half and is mature. Can he attend the Nature’s Wonders program?
State law regarding daycare facilities restricts us from accepting any children under the age of five.
- My child will be accompanied by a nanny. Will the nanny be able to participate in the program?
Yes, provided your child is five years or older. The nanny will be charged at the same rate.
- What if my child doesn’t want to participate in some of the scheduled programming?
All children are expected to participate in all of the scheduled, supervised programming. An attendant will not be available for alternate activities. However, guests may participate in some of our featured activities within the program on an a la carte basis. For instance, guests can sign up for and only attend the boat ride portion of the day.
- Is scheduled programming provided every day of the week?
During peak times, Nature’s Wonders programming is presented by Naturalists every day. During off-peak times, the Nature’s Wonders programming is replaced with a more casual open exploration time supervised by Nature’s Wonders Counselors. Nature's Wonder activity schedule
- Can my children come into the room to look around?
Yes, between 4:30 and 5:30 p.m. children (including those under the age of five) are encouraged to visit at no charge. This is open to a limited number of guests. Please contact Leisure Reservations at extension 6001 for additional information.
Our chefs have created a special offer for our little guests younger than 12 at select dining venues at the resort. Whether your kids choose their favorite lunch by the pool or enjoy dinner in Bella Vista, all children’s menu food and beverage services are included. The Kid’s Meal Plan is available for $35 per day, per child.
The Kids Meal Plan Includes:
- Breakfast Buffet at Lemonia
- Lunch from the Children's Turtle Menu at The Poolside Grill or Bella Vista
- Dinner from the Children's Turtle Menu at Bella Vista
The Kids Meal Plan is available for $35 per day per child 12 years old and younger.
Offer is for children 12 years of age and younger. Price is per day, per child and includes tax and gratuity. Kid's Meal Plan must be purchased for entire length of stay prior to arrival or during check-in; does not apply to in-room dining or any other restaurants, venues or special events; and no reimbursement for unused portions. Children must be accompanied by an adult and display wristband.
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