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As Jean-Michel Cousteau says, “All kids start out as scientists, constantly asking ‘Why? What’s that? How does it work?’” Our resort’s experiences tap into that innate curiosity by introducing our youngest guests to both the natural wonders and the rich cultural traditions of our family resort’s barrier island location. Immersive and adventurous, the experiences provide your child with enthralling activities during your family vacation. 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 sand dunes and ancient forests, to recycling and sustainability, storytelling, art and even food.

Ritz Kids introduces our young guests to the natural wonders of the island through a variety of hands-on adventures. Designed for children ages 5 through 12, the supervised program entertain kids with educational games and activities featuring different themes throughout the week. Ritz Kids programs are offered seasonally. Activities, hours of operations, and pricing are subject to change. Please contact Ritz Kids for further details.

Monday - TRASH BASH - When we throw something away, where is away? What really happens to our trash? Learn how to help save our planet through art, games and, you guessed it, TRASH!

Tuesday - OCEAN MYSTERY - Ever wonder why ocean creatures look so strange to us? There is a reason-the ocean is full of mysteries and through challenge activities and games, we reveal the mysteries of the ocean.

Wednesday – SHARKS - Discover the world of sharks through games, activities and videos; learn about different kinds of sharks, why they are so misunderstood and how important they are to us and to the ocean.

Thursday - CORAL REEFS - Discover who the security guard is, the doctor is and who is responsible for keeping it all clean by playing games like Race to the Reef, while exploring the inner workings of a coral reef

Friday - MYSTERIES OF THE MICRO WORLD - Have you ever wondered what the world looks like to an ant or a bug? We must look like giants! Imagine all the little things they see that we cannot because we are too big?

Saturday - CELEBRATE NATURE - Nature inspires creativity in many ways. In this activity look and listen to nature, as well as create your own art, music and dance as we explore the natural world around us

Sunday - WHAT GOOD IS A TREE - Dr. Seuss and Shel Silverstein lead you in variety of games and activities that emprises how important trees are and why they are so special.

Children should bring bathing suits, shoes, sunscreen and extra dry clothes.

Our Full Day Program takes place daily from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., includes juice, snacks and lunch. The program fee is $115 per child.

Our Half Day Program includes juice and snacks and is available each morning from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and each afternoon from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. The half day program fee is $75 per child. An optional lunch may be included for an additional $15.

24-hour advance reservations are requested. Cancellations must be received within four hours of the program start time or full charges will be applied to the guest account.

Children, ages 5-12, get a break from Mom and Dad with supervised movies, games and watersports during Kids Night Out. 24-hour advance reservations are requested. Cancellations must be received within four hours of the program start time or full charges will be applied to the guest account.

The program fee is $85 per child (Complimentary for Club Level guests with advance reservations). Dinner is included. Available from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. every Friday and Saturday evening. Program hours may be extended to 11 p.m. for an additional $25 per hour, per child with advance notice.

24-hour advance reservations are requested. Cancellations must be received within four hours of the program start time or full charges will be applied to the guest account.

Nurture your child’s imagination and spirit of adventure by adding an indoor pirate campout to your king room or suite. Pirate campout includes:

  • Pirate-themed tent with porthole window
  • Double featherbed, Ritz-Carlton Signature Pillows, waffle blanket and Frette linens
  • How I Became a Pirate by Melina Long and David Shannon
  • Treasure Chest & Pirate Map
  • Battery powered camping lantern
  • Personalized welcome card
  • Plush animal

Advanced recommendations are recommended and based upon availability. Pirate Campout package cost is $125.00++, subject to 24% service charge and 11% tax. Pirate Campout is recommended for children ages 4-10 with a maximum of one tent per suite or king room. All amenities are intended for guests to keep with the exception of the tent and bedding. Additional amenities are available for a fee of $50 per child. Guests may purchase the teepee for $175 plus shipping.

For reservations or more information, please call (904) 277-1100.

Share a private bedtime story with a buccaneer bearing treats and treasure with your very own Pirate Tuck-In. Milk and cookies are delivered to your room by a pirate, a princess and our resort mascot Amelia, a seven year old Blue & Gold Macaw. The pirate and the princess read a pirate story and delight your child with a keepsake treasure chest full of goodies.

Pirate Tuck-Ins are scheduled every half-hour, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Friday and Saturday evenings. $65 per child.

24-hour advance reservations are requested. Cancellations must be received within four hours of the Pirate Tuck-In start time or full charges will be applied to the guest account.

For guests younger than 12, our chefs have created a special offer at select dining venues within the resort. Whether your child chooses their favorite lunch by the pool or enjoys dinner in Café 4750, all food and beverage choices from the children’s menu are included.

The Kids' Meal Plan Includes:

  • Breakfast buffet at Coast
  • Lunch from the Children’s Menu at The Ocean Bar & Grill or Coast
  • Dinner from the Children’s Menu at Coast or the Petite Gourmet menu at Salt

The Kids’ Meal Plan is available for $40 per day, per child
12 years of age and younger.

For children 12 years of age or younger. Price is per day, per child and excludes tax and gratuity. Meal Plan must be purchased for all children in party 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.

4750 Amelia Island Parkway, Amelia Island Florida 32034
TEL (904) 277-1100

Embrace the holiday spirit and deck the halls with a décor package including a Christmas tree, lights and ornaments for your room: Surprise and delight starting at $400

To add Deck the Halls to your reservation or learn more information, please call (904) 277-1100.

A fabulous game room for families – Our Space boasts a cool, modern look and the latest technology featuring flat screen televisions, the latest gaming systems, and timeless favorites like air hockey. Our Space also features a private movie theater and a large collection of DVDs. Our Space is open daily from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Junior Clinics are available upon request. For information, please contact the Tennis Pro Shop at (904) 491-6793.

Kids Story Time
Children will delight in tales of fantasy and adventure during story-time in the Courtyard. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Offered Thursday through Sunday at 10:30 a.m.

Fish Feeding
Come learn about our exotic fish, their dietary habits and join us in feeding them in their new aquatic tank. Offered daily at 9:30 a.m.

Craft Class
Create a special souvenir to commemorate your island vacation in the Ritz Kids room. Children must be accompanied by an adult. A fee applies. Offered Thursday through Sunday at 3 p.m.

Shark Tooth Hunt
Search for fossilized shark teeth along the coastline.