Best Beach Vacations for Kids, The Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel

Escape to one of the world’s finest luxury resorts – The Ritz Carlton, Laguna Niguel. Consistently ranked among the world’s premier travel destinations, this alluring Southern California vacation spot provides the perfect getaway for the discriminating guest. Restore your spirit in the cleansing waters of our brand-new spa. Enjoy innovative seafood cuisine in our ocean-view restaurant. Treat yourself to a romantic California coast vacation in our richly appointed accommodations in a striking oceanfront setting. 

LAGUNA NIGUEL, Ca. – At The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel, the Ritz Kids program combines learning and exploring the resort surroundings with interactive games and sports coordinated by their experienced counselors.

The program is for children between the ages of five and 12 and both full-day or half-day sessions are available. The full day program starts at 9 a.m., includes lunch and ends at 4:30 p.m. Half-day sessions are available from 9 a.m. to 12 noon or 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.  Daily Activities may include:
• Nature walks
• Beach combing
• Shell collecting
• Soccer
• Volleyball
• Basketball
• Swimming and tennis
• Board and card games
• Arts and crafts
• Movies and Nintendo

Additionally, a Kids Night Out is offered on Friday and Saturday evenings from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. which includes dinner and a movie.

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Safety-conscious families checking into The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel will want to check out the toddler-proof precautions introduced through the Protect Our Little Ones (P.O.L.O.) program.  Upon arrival, guests traveling with children under five are escorted to their room by a specially-trained bellman who will install the safety features and explain other precautionary measures intended to protect youngsters from injuries.  Contents of the P.O.L.O. kit include:

• A night light
• Tub spout cover
• Electric outlet plugs
• First aid kit (Children’s Tylenol, Band-Aids, thermometer, diaper rash ointment)
• Emergency safety card with a list of local emergency telephone numbers

“Anyone who has ever traveled away from home with a two-year-old knows that before they can relax their first concern is safeguarding their toddler from hotel room accidental injury.  The P.O.L.O. program is an effective step toward easing parents’ minds and, most importantly, protecting our youngest guests,” said Bruce Brainerd, general manager.

A variety of fun seasonal activities are also offered for our younger guests.
• Summer Poolside Movies (June-August)
• Teddy Bear Tea (December)
• Holiday Story Telling (December)
• Top Hat and Tiara Ball (New Year’s Eve)

Consistently ranked among the best resorts in the world, The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel is located halfway between Los Angeles and San Diego and sits on a 150-foot bluff with panoramic white-water views of the Pacific Ocean and two-miles of sandy beach.  For more information or reservations call 800-241-3333, the hotel directly at 949-240-2000, a travel professional or visit The Ritz-Carlton Web site at

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2 Responses to “Best Beach Vacations for Kids, The Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel”

  1. Vacations on September 11th, 2009 6:54 pm

    Whoa, where exactly is this hotel located? Sounds like a winner, although Im sure its extremely pricey :/

  2. smilinggreenmom on September 12th, 2009 8:10 am

    This is absolutely incredible! I am so impressed that the Ritz in Laguna Niguel takes children’s safety so seriously and excels in putting their safety first!! This is so important to a mom like myself. When we travel, we take our Topricin natural pain cream with us and Children’s Tylenol. We love the cream though because it is natural and we just rub it on for our kids minor aches and pains. Anyway- it is so nice to hear that others value preventative safety measures too!

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