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Bring the Whole Family Our Kid-Friendly Resort In Maui

Maui is a paradise of discovery for young guests, and the Ritz Kids program invites children to ignite their curiosity. Whether they spend the morning searching for sea turtles, tossing pizza dough or mastering their knowledge of volcanoes, Ritz Kids facilitates memorable interactions between children and their environment.

Other kid-friendly resort features include special welcome amenities and a menu featuring healthy, locally sourced dishes.

Our Ritz Kids program includes:

  • A fun Ritz Kids registration area
  • A ‘registration form’ for children to complete upon check in
  • Ritz Kids welcome packet with coloring book and scavenger hunt focused on the Ritz Kids four key pillars: water, land, culture and environmental responsibility.
  • Welcome card and toy amenity in guest room
  • A Ritz Kids menu offered throughout all hotel restaurants, with healthy and local options available

SUMMER/FALL 2019

CHILDREN AND YOUTH PROGRAMS FROM AGE 5 - 14
Proof of age required at check in.


MONDAY

Turtle Tracks
9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. $84.95
Adventure outside with a naturalist to search for green sea turtles in the wild. Learn about Hawaiian turtles, the sand they nest in and discover the role turtles play in the Hawaiian culture.

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Shark Discovery
1:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. $84.95

Discover the world of Hawaii’s “Mano”, their crucial role in our global oceans and their importance in the lives of the Hawaiian people.

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TUESDAY

Creative Kitchen
9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. $94.95
Don your chef hat as we go on an exclusive tour of our hotel’s kitchen and organic garden. Make your own pizza and learn about the local ingredients that make up this tasty treat.

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Survivor
1:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. $84.95

Can you imagine arriving at a deserted island? No computers, TVs or video games! What would you do? How would you survive? Join us on our journey to square one and learn the basics of island survival and discover what early Hawaiian life was really like.

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Creatures of the Night
5:30 p.m. – 8 p.m. $84.95

Venture into the night to experience heightened sensory awareness while observing nocturnal wildlife. Dinner provided for children at an additional cost. Please inquire about dinner menu with Ambassadors.

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WEDNESDAY

Whale Wonders
9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. $84.95

Discover the natural wonder of whales and dolphins as our naturalists share their knowledge of these magnificent creatures through interactive activities and games. We’ll feel what it’s like to have blubber, discover how they feed with and without teeth, and experience how sound can be used to communicate as well as find food.

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C.S.I. Water Investigation
1:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. $84.95

Water pollution is a crime and Ambassadors have the important job of investigating the source through special water-testing techniques. We collect samples and analyze the final conclusions to help solve the case!

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THURSDAY

Life at the Edge of the Sea 
1:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. $84.95
Explore tide pools as we take a close-up look at both sides of the water’s edge. During this program children will discover life in the tide pools through hands on exploration and guidance from our experienced naturalists.

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Turtle Tracks
9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. $84.95
Adventure outside with a naturalist to search for green¬¬ sea turtles in the wild. Learn about Hawaiian turtles, the sand they nest in and discover the role turtles play in the Hawaiian culture.

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Creative Kitchen
5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. $94.95

Don your chef hat as we go on an exclusive tour of our hotel’s kitchen and organic garden. Make your own pizza and learn about the local ingredients that make up this tasty treat.

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FRIDAY

The Fires of Pele
9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. $84.95

Sand sculpting, storytelling and a hike to an ancient lava flow will help us to learn how the Hawaiian islands rose from the middle of the sea as fiery volcanoes.

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Wet and Wild Waves 
1:30 p.m. – 4 p.m. $84.95 

Through hands-on experiments, learn about ocean currents, tides and what makes the perfect wave. Take a journey outside to see the water in its powerful state from a safe, dry location on property.

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Marine Debris to Artistry
1:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. $84.95

There is no waste in nature. Engage your artistic talents by creating unique artworks and jewelry using native Hawaiian plants and new-found treasures such as beach glass.

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For further information, please contact Jean-Michel Cousteau’s Ambassadors of the Environment Center at (808) 665-7292.

Schedule and pricing are subject to change without notice.

24-hour advance reservation required for all programs.

Cancelation Policy
Please note that if you wish to change or cancel your activity, you must contact Ambassadors of the Environment 24 hours in advance to avoid a 50% cancellation fee.

** Due to liability reasons, all children must be at least 5 years old and bathroom independent.