17875 COLLINS AVENUE, SUNNY ISLES BEACH, FL 33160 TELEPHONE: 305.918.8000 FACSIMILE: 305.918.8100
For more information and reservations, call toll-free in North America 888.804.4338, see your travel professional, or visit us online at www.acqualina.com.
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FA M I LY A C T I V I T I E S
The Ultimate Family Escape Offering a variety of on and off property activities, Acqualina Resort & Spa on the Beach is the perfect family getaway. From our renowned AcquaMarine Children’s Program to water sports and family friendly pools, Acqualina has the amenities to ensure you and your family will have an unforgettable stay. Enjoy a massage at the award-winning ESPA while your children partake in private swimming lessons or cooking classes, or take a family trip off-property to the Everglades Safari Park or Jungle Island. Either way, Acqualina is the ideal destination for families.
Water Sports AT ACQUALINA Rentals are located on the beach just north of Acqualina.
Jet Skis Take a thrill ride on a jet ski! Cruise along the water to see the pristine Sunny Isles Beach coastline as it was meant to be seen. Kayaks Rent a kayak for either a half day to explore on your own or sign up for our two hour eco-tour. Either way, you will have fun and get some exercise. Hobie Cats Hobie Cats are made for a relaxing time in the sun. They are easy to navigate, even for beginners. An experienced sailing instructor is also available. Let the wind guide you as you relax in the warm Florida sun.
CHILDREN’s Amenities AT ACQUALINA Saturday Kids Night Out — includes dinner, movie and arts-and-crafts
Adventure Program Themes
Sharks and Rays
Wonderful World of Whales
Sleeper sofas available in most rooms
Nanny Service available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
In keeping with its name, the AcquaMarine Program focuses on all things pertaining to the ocean, combining education, exercise and fun to keep kids learning and laughing all day long. Half-day and full-day camps are available. AcquaMarine is for children ages 5-12 years. Private swimming lessons available upon request.
Acqua Patrol City Under the Sea Animals on Land and Sea
Two family friendly pools including a zero-entry pool, perfect for toddlers and young swimmers
Kids Cooking Classes AT IL MULINO Taught by one of our Il Mulino New York chefs, kids ages 5-12 will make pizzas from scratch, including rolling the dough, adding the sauce, cheese and toppings and watching them bake in the Il Mulino New York pizza oven! Kids will get to take away an authentic Il Mulino New York chef hat.
Children’s and Family Activities OFF PROPERTY Airboat Tours
Fairchild Tropical Gardens
Professional airboat guides will take you on a personalized, educational airboat tour covering approximately nine miles of this unique environment. We first go into the vast open saw grass where you will see why the Everglades are called the “River of Grass!” You will travel by airboat through a Hardwood Hammock into the Everglades National Park, stopping at alligator holes and seeing the abundance of everglades wildlife. The Everglades are a truly unique and vibrant environment, which you can only experience first hand! Approximately 1 hour from the resort.
One of the world’s pre-eminent botanical gardens, Fairchild Tropical Gardens boasts extensive collections of palms, cycads and other tropical plants. Guided tours, programs in education, conservation and horticulture are offered. Approximately 1 hour from the resort.
Boomers Boomers offers miniature golf, bumper boats, game room, go karts, batting cages, rock wall and a rookie track. Approximately 25 minutes from the resort.
John Pennekamp Park — Key Largo John Pennekamp Coral Reef Park is the nation’s first Underwater park. Formed in the 1960’s, Pennekamp Park represents 100 square miles of mangrove shoreline, grass flats and of course our famous coral reef. Adjacent to Pennekamp is the Key Largo National Marine Sanctuary. There are several lovely man-made swimming areas here in Key Largo, in both private and public locations. Of course there are all sorts of water sports activities, such as diving, snorkeling, fishing, boating, etc. Approximately 75 minutes from the resort.
Everglades Safari Park Meander through dense foliage or catch a panoramic view of the area from the observation platform in the Jungle Trail. Enjoy the alligator wild life show, take an airboat ride, visit the gift shop or restaurant and try their gator nuggets. Approximately 1 hour from the resort.
Butterfly World Butterfly World is a fantastic place for children, with educational experiences that are fun for kids of all ages. Whether it’s the always popular Bug Museum highlighting some of the insect world’s most amazing and incredible creatures — including Asian cockroaches as big as your hand — or just the experience of walking among butterflies on the wing, there are many things to keep your kids interested and happy while they are here. Approximately 1 hour from the resort.
Jungle Island Kids and adults alike can explore exotic animal and plant attractions and even see animals perform in the many shows offered throughout the day. Jungle Island provides a fun environment to learn about the featured animals and plants. It is the home of more than 3,000 exotic animals. Approximately 35 minutes from the resort.
Lion Country Safari and Family Fun Center Florida’s only drive-through safari and walk-through amusement park invites you to spend the day on safari with over 800 animals. With animal displays and encounters, animal feeding experiences, seven rides, water spray-ground, food, shopping and more, you are sure to have a memorable experience at Lion Country Safari. Approximately 80 minutes from the resort.
MIAMI CHILDREN’S MUSEUM
MUSEUM OF DISCOVERY AND SCIENCE
The Miami Children’s Museum is so much more than a museum; it’s an exciting experience for the whole family! Come and explore fourteen exciting galleries full of interactive and bilingual exhibits. Fun handson exhibits promote positive child development and social interaction, while meeting school learning objectives and encouraging creativity and self-expression. The museum’s engaging exhibits encourage families to play, learn, imagine and create. Approximately 35 minutes from the resort.
The Museum of Discovery and Science provides experiential pathways to lifelong learning in science for children and adults through exhibits, programs and films. Consisting of 85,000 square feet of interior space, the 300-seat AutoNation IMAX Theater and an open-air grand atrium, the Museum features dynamic interactive exhibits in the natural and physical sciences and a large array of programs designed to serve diverse audiences. Approximately 40 minutes from the resort.
RAPIDS WATER PARK
Miami Metrozoo houses more than 700 wild animals in a cage-less environment. Large, open-air exhibits provide the ideal setting where visitors can experience some of the world’s most beautiful and endangered wildlife, including an albino tiger. Approximately 60 minutes from the resort.
Rapids Water Park is South Florida’s premiere family park located in West Palm Beach. The water park features a full day of fun for the entire family, whether you make a splash in the cool blue waves, take a thrilling ride down any of our 29 water slides, or just float around the lazy river. Rapids Water Park has 25 acres of action packed adventure attractions, with something fun for everyone. Approximately 75 minutes from the resort.
MIAMI SEAQUARIUM The Miami Seaquarium is a place where dolphins walk on water and killer whales fly through the air, where sea lions delight children of all ages and endangered sea turtles and manatees find a safe haven. Enjoy a world-class marine-life entertainment park with eight different marine animal shows and astonishing daily presentations. Miami Seaquarium is a place of inspiration, education — and fun! Located on 38 acres of quality marine-life entertainment and education, Miami Seaquarium is home to killer whale, Lolita, Salty the Sea Lion and TV Superstar Flipper. Approximately 45 minutes from the resort.
MONKEY JUNGLE A total of 35 species of primates are represented, including gibbons, guenons, spider monkeys and colubus. Here, the “humans are caged and the monkeys run wild!” The Java monkeys do not hesitate to accept peanuts and raisins from the hands of eager children and adults. Approximately 75 minutes from the resort.
YOUNG AT ART MUSEUM The Young at Art Children’s Museum in Ft. Lauderdale provides hands-on cultural, educational and arts experiences for youth that awaken their creativity in a fun and exciting environment. Approximately 40 minutes from the resort. In addition to the on and off property activities listed, Acqualina’s Concierge Team can assist you with tickets to South Florida’s art, historical and natural history museums and athletic venues including: Adrienne Arscht Center, American Airlines Arena, Bass Museum of Art, Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Historical Museum of Southern Florida, Jewish Museum of Florida, Museum of Contemporary Art and Viscaya Museum and Gardens.