Many times, tweens and teens get left out when it comes to kids clubs because they’re older than the cutoff age, typically 12. Well, not at the Ritz-Carlton, Naples.
Check out vue (virtual user experience). This place is the ultimate entertainment lounge with every popular, interactive virtual-reality game you can think of hooked up to 40-inch flat screens with remote touch controls. Play XBox 360, Sony Playstation 3 and Nintendo Wii. Keep looking and you’ll find a 63-inch LCD with Blu-ray, a Bang and Olufsen surround sound system, a Mac station with several computers.
The atmosphere of vue is cool, or "chill" as my 14-year old says. White leather furniture, lime green accents, bamboo floors, mood lights. There are even secret loungers behind curtains of steel beads.
Kids 8 and up are welcome to vue, and as tempted as you might be to stay, you might want to give your kid some space. At least that’s what my spouse told me as he led me out the door.
Of course, parents can find fun, too. After all, this is the Ritz-Carlton, Naples. They boast a 50,000-square-foot spa, fantastic restaurants, gulf-front beach, adults-only pool, and a beachfront bar and restaurant.
It’s easy to see why this resort was named to Condé Nast Traveler’s 2011 "Gold List" and was voted as one of the top 10 hotels in the U.S. by readers of Travel + Leisure magazine in August 2011. It gets my vote.
There is something for every age at the Ritz-Carlton, Naples. Check out their specials. Bring the kids. I’ve never seen so many families on vacation in one place outside of a theme park.