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A VIP Guest Returns to the Ritz Carlton Amelia Island Beach

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At the Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island, one of the rare and endangered, leatherback sea turtles laid a nest on the beach in front of the Ritz-Carlton Amelia Island.

This is the first nest of the season on Amelia Island and it is one week before the official sea turtle nesting season begins! It’s also the earliest date that a turtle nest has been recorded on Amelia Island, Florida.  The turtle weighs an estimated 1000 lbs. and buried an estimated 60 eggs.  Its distinctive sand tracks are still in place. The Amelia Island Sea Turtle Watch Organization is marking the nest towards the south end of the resort’s beach.

The sea turtle nesting season begins the first week of May and the hatching of the nests commences between mid to late August.

If you would like to follow our friends at the Ritz Carlton and the sea turtle nesting season on Amelia Island, we encourage you to “like” The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island on Facebook and they  will continue to provide you with updates on the progress of all the Sea Turtle nests near our resort throughout this summer. Thanks for the news Patrick!

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Best Kids Programs at Luxury Hotels

Here’s our picks for the best kids programs at luxury hotels:

  • Montage, Laguna Beach, California  – Aside from their regular Paint Box program (which we love), the Montage also has something for petites!  Kids aged 2-5 are welcome, and they don’t even need to be potty trained!
  • Acqualina, Sunny Isles, Florida – Kids get to take part in aqua adventures in this marine biology based educational program, specially designed for kinds aged 5 – 12.  Relay races, games, swimming, arts & crafts, eco-explorations, obstacle courses, building projects, trivia challenges, and scavenger hunts are all part of the many activities offered here.
  • Ritz Carlton, Grand Cayman – Introduce children to the natural wonders and rich cultural traditions of the Cayman Islands as part of this program. The islands’ ecological resources are a natural classroom and living laboratory in which families embark on eco-adventures.
  • Ritz Carlton, Maui – The program at this recently renovated hotel in Maui features an environment kids’ curriculum, developed with preservationist Jean-Michel Cousteau, which includes snorkeling expeditions, underwater-photography classes, and workshops on turtles, whales, and ancient Hawaiian navigation techniques.
  • Four Seasons, Maldives – This property has an additional program for young adults (age 13 – 18) which will keep your teenagers entertained and happy! Activities include, diving lessons, marine life presentations, day and night snorkeling excursions, windsurfing and private beach dinners for your kids and their friends.

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