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.
Ritz Kids® is an engaging and immersive experience that builds upon the adventures of travel your child will always treasure. Ritz Kids is for children between the ages of 5 and 12. Leveraging our exclusive partnership with Jean-Michel Cousteau’s Ocean Futures Society and his unique environmental expertise, we’ve crafted experiences that appeal to your child’s innate love of discovery and sense of curiosity. Your child is exposed to an array of environmentally focused activities that foster interaction with the world in which they live. The content is as diverse as the natural world around us, and is tailored specifically to intrigue and thrill bright young minds.
Ritz Kids is designed upon four key pillars:
Water: Emphasizes the importance of sea life and health.
Land: Encourages exploration and discovery.
Environmental Responsibility: Promotes our role in the health of our planet for the future.
Culture: Exposes young minds to a variety of art forms, including music, local customs and history, as well as cuisine.
Watch with a smile as your child explores and grows through Ritz Kids during your stay. They unearth a personal connection, respect and appreciation for the world, make amazing discoveries that will last a lifetime and remain passionate and inspired long after your stay with us comes to an end.
As Jean-Michel Cousteau says, “All kids start out as scientists, constantly asking ‘Why? What’s that? How does it work?’” Ritz Kids taps 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.
From the moment of arrival, we welcome kids to The Ritz-Carlton by encouraging them to explore the sights and sounds of the resort and its environment. Guided by playfulness and a sense of wonder, Ritz Kids delights and engages your children to interact with their surroundings in a fresh and exciting way.
Please contact Concierge or Guest Relations in order to make a reservation by dialing (305) 365-4500.
Reservations must be made no later than 5 p.m. the day prior to the requested date.
Our young guests should bring sneakers, a bathing suit, hat, change of clothes (optional) and a smile!
Full Day Session:
(Snack and Lunch included)
9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Half Day Session:
9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
12 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Half Day with Lunch:
(Snack and Lunch included)
9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
12 p.m. to 3 p.m.
*Special hours for groups are available upon request.
Snack- During all Ritz Kids Sessions our young guests will munch on a snack of their choice. (Apple, Banana, Chips, Pretzels, Popcorn, Yogurt, etc. . . )
Lunch- The sessions with lunch included, allow for our young guests to choose from our Ritz Kids Menu which consist of entrees such as:
Grilled Grouper Filet – Steamed broccoli Grilled Chicken Breast – White rice Vegetable Quesadillas – Sour cream, salsa and guacamole Grilled Cheese Sandwich – Triple decker served with carrot sticks Penne Pasta – Tomato sauce or olive oil and steamed broccoli Crispy Chicken Strips – French fries 4oz Beef Burger – French fries Macaroni & Cheese Spaghetti & Meat Sauce Pizza – Cheese or pepperoni
**Additional Items offered at Resort Restaurants:
Buttermilk Pancakes – Choice of blueberries, bananas, chocolate chips Belgian Waffle – Whipped cream, maple syrup French Toast – Whipped cream, maple syrup One Egg Scrambled – Choice of bacon, sausage, potatoes, choice of toast Egg White Scramble – Potatoes and multigrain toast Hard Boiled Egg – Potatoes and multigrain toast Steel Cut Oatmeal – Brown sugar, raisins, cinnamon Selection of Kids Cereals – Skim milk Fresh Fruit – Low fat yogurt
Fresh Juice – Apple or orange Milk – 2%, Skim or whole milk Smoothie – Banana or strawberry
Baked Goodies – Chocolate chip cookies or brownies Gelato – Vanilla, chocolate, strawberry Fresh Fruit – Seasonal fruits
Here is an example activities your child could experience throughout the day. However, each day’s activities are customized to the ages of each child.
11 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. | Name Train
Choo! Choo! We welcome you by shouting out your name as you hop on the Name Train.
11:15 a.m. - 1 p.m. | Something's Fishy
Interactive games help us learn about different animals, some that live in the sea
1 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. | Kickball
Show us how far you can kick the ball during our Kickball game.
1:30 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. | Snack Break
Time to relax and fill our bellies with a yummy snack.
1:45 p.m. - 3 p.m. | Sharks
How many different types of sharks can you name? How big do you think they are? Our interactive games will help you learn more about them and their size in comparison to us.
Princess Fizzing Manicure
Young guests ages 6-10 will be given the royal treatment with this manicure that begins with a blend of aromatherapy fizzing miniature balls to tickle the hands and fingers, followed by a light massage, nail shaping, buffing and polish. The adult classic citrus mandarin is a recommended complement for a perfect Mother/Daughter outing. ***Parent must be present for the full treatment.
25 Minutes $25
Princess Fizzing Pedicure
Little feet are in need of a respite from glitzy party shoes too. Spa-goers ages 6-10 are treated to a special selection of aromatherapy fizzing miniature balls that moisturize and indulge the feet, followed by a nail shaping, buffing, light massage, and polish. The adult classic citrus mandarin pedicure is a recommended complement for Mom. ***Parent must be present for the full treatment.
25 Minutes $50
At the end of the manicure or pedicure, princesses-in-training will be treated to a Shirley Temple.