Specializing in Family-Friendly Vacations

Specializing in Family-Friendly Vacations

Sanibel Harbour Resort & Spa’s Award-Winning Kids’ Klub Provides Non-Stop Fun for Kids Who Just Want to Have Fun!

FORT MYERS, FL — (MARKET WIRE) — 01/19/2006 — At Sanibel Harbor Resort & Spa, kids stuff is serious business!

Named one of the country’s “Top 10 Family Beach Resorts” by Family Circle magazine and one of the “Top Five Family-Friendly Resorts in the Southeast” by Family Fun magazine, the resort is situated on 85-acres overlooking Sanibel and Captiva islands. The tropical paradise has everything necessary to make this destination a perfect getaway for families who want to enjoy the area’s natural beauty with the amenities of a world-class resort.

The resort’s award-winning Kids’ Klub provides fun-filled adventures each day for kids from ages 5 to 12. The program runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Sunday and includes lunch. Cost is $48 and includes a Kids’ Klub backpack, t-shirt and prizes. The evening program runs from 6 until 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and includes a pizza party. Cost is $35.

Supervised activities are coordinated by certified counselors with CPR, ADA and diversity training. Participants are grouped by ages for age appropriate activities.

The resort’s young guests and their parents have given the Kids’ Klub rave reviews. Packed with fun-filled adventures and lots of pool activities, the program features a different theme each day and activities from educational to the ridiculous each half hour.

Themed days include Magical Mondays, Tribal Tuesdays, Wet & Wild Wednesdays, Thrilling Thursdays, Fantastik Fridays and Slimy Saturdays. Depending upon the theme, crafts include mask-making, bumper cars, kite decorating, hand puppets, shell wind chimes, beading and Origami. And there is also SLIME!

Games and activities range from an I-Spy nature hunt, sand castle building, scavenger hunts and scooter chases to potato sack races and shell hunts. An extensive selection of movies is available. Participants are instructed to bring swimsuits, sunscreen, a cover-up, shoes and be ready for a great time!

In addition to Kids’ Klub, Sanibel Harbour Resort & Spa is filled with more activities for kids and teens. Dive-in (shown poolside) movies take place in the summer (Memorial Day to Labor Day) at no charge and the entire family is invited! During holidays, special events and seasonal activities are planned for kids and teens.

Kids’ Tennis Clinic is held daily from 11 to 11:30 a.m. for ages 4 to 7 and from 11:30 to noon for ages 8 to 12. Use of a children’s racquet is included. Cost is $10.

Many water activities and tours are available for the entire family to enjoy. Fishing, dolphin cruises, sea life encounter excursions, shelling and snorkeling trips, lunch on a barrier island, kayak tours and complimentary trolley trips to nearby Sanibel Island may be booked through the resort’s concierge.

While kids are occupied, adults may enjoy time on their own with an energetic paddle through the mangroves or just relaxing by the pool or on the beach. Mom and dad may get a dose of pampering at the resort’s awarding, 40,000-square-foot spa. Book a round of golf on a championship course. Work out in the fitness center. Take a sunset cruise.

The resort’s Vacation Planner is available to assist guests in planning an itinerary prior to arrival and during the stay.

With spectacular views of Sanibel and Captiva islands, resort guests may select from 400 spacious accommodations with waterways and mangrove preserves. The new Grande Bay at Sanibel Harbour, a 107-room concierge hotel within the resort, offers exclusivity with a focus on pampering and services. Meeting facilities include a 45,000-square-foot waterfront meeting and banquet facility with four ballrooms and 24 breakout rooms. Wi-Fi service throughout and beautiful décor offer an exceptional experience.

Guests enjoy dining options that offer choices in cuisine and atmosphere. The Banyan Room specializes in the flavors of the Mediterranean and has the ambiance of an old seaside plantation house library with sea grass and leather settees and tables draped in white with “old world” bamboo dining chairs. The Tarpon House offers waterfront seating along with a southern-inspired menu that draws specialties from the sea. Historical artifacts and photography accent the interior with the rich history of the area.

Courtside Steakhouse revives the beloved tradition of excellence and sophistication in a steakhouse restaurant. Guests will find extraordinary flavor-enhanced black angus beef, a 1,200-bottle wine cellar and private dining areas. For special dining on the water, The Sanibel Harbour Princess, a private 100-foot yacht offers nightly sunset dinner cruises and Sunday brunch.

Charley’s Cabana Bar provides an island happy-hour spirit with views from every seat and a selection of flatbreads and tapas. On the lighter side, Palm Court Bakery features quality coffees and teas, pastries, desserts, gelato and specialty drinks. The Pelican Pool Bar & Grille is a refreshing poolside oasis specializing in salads, sandwiches, Chicago-style brat dogs, Sanibel Key limeade, cabana service and to go lunches for excursions.

Named among the “Top 10 Spa Resorts in the U.S.” by Condé Nast Traveler, recipient of the AAA Four-Diamond Award for over 12 years, as well as a member of Preferred Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Sanibel Harbour Resort & Spa is a luxurious escape.

For information and reservations, call (800) 767-7777, contact a travel professional or visit www.sanibel-resort.com.

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