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.
The Ritz-Carlton, St. Thomas offers junior guests a variety of special services and amenities, including:
- Snorkel and scuba programs (Children ages five and older are welcome on our snorkeling outings and ages eight and older on our scuba tours)
U.S. Sailing Certified Instructors from Island Sol will instill a love of sailing by offering a fun experience that is tailored to each child’s specific interest and skill level. Personalized instruction is provided on a variety of water sports equipment that includes Hobie cats, windsurfers, stand up paddle boards, kayaks and Optimist Prams. Students will receive a U.S. Sailing Level 1 Certification booklet to track their progress.
The Kids Sailing and Windsurfing Camp is offered weekly from Wednesday to Sunday in full- and half-day sessions for children ages 7 to 12 years old. Half day sessions are $85 per child, full day sessions are $120 per child. An optional supervised lunch at Sails restaurant is available for half- and full-day sessions at an additional cost.