Florida Family Fun

written by | Posted on May 15th, 2012

Explore the 330-acre wildlife preserve as a family at South Seas Island Resort on Captiva Island, FL.

Explore the 330-acre wildlife preserve as a family at South Seas Island Resort on Captiva Island, FL.

It’s summertime, and that means loads of kids will be looking for fun, while their parents—your clients—wonder what to do with them. Wonder no more—we’re featuring a few getaways to keep even the most active child delightfully occupied, no matter which corner of Florida your clients vacation in.

The East
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Brazilian Court Hotel & Beach Club in Palm Beach, FL, is offering a kid-friendly package to turn your clients’ children into little adventurers.

In addition to the included accommodations in a 1-Bedroom Suite, the SophistiKids package will introduce children and their parents to a variety of activities that Palm Beach has to offer, such as a trip to the Palm Beach Zoo, where they’ll enjoy Behind the Scenes Zoo Explorer passes; a 1-hour surf lesson on Palm Beach; a selection of raspberry, chocolate and lemon Parisian macarons at Cafe Boulud, and bike rentals.

The SophistiKids package is available through Sept. 30, with rates starting at $639 per night for a family of three. Rates for a fourth guest are $150 per night. Packages must be booked 14 days in advance with a 3-night minimum. For more information, call (561) 655-7740 or visit thebraziliancourt.com.

The Northwest
Putting a little fun into its family vacations, Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa in Destin, FL, has recently introduced its newest team member, Sunny the Sea Turtle.

Each child checking into the property will receive his or her own Sunny the Sea Turtle paper puppet to keep with them during their stay. Sunny the Sea Turtle aims to educate kids on marine life protection and endangered sea turtles, but in addition to this, he promotes fun for kids. Sunny can come along with children to various Kids’ Krew activities, including scavenger hunts, sandcastle contests, Secret Agent Nights and much more.

Families are encouraged to take photos of their vacation with Sunny, and e-mail the photos to sunny@hiltonseaturtle.com before returning home. Each week, judges select a favorite photo to be posted online and in the Kids’ Krew, and winners receive an ice cream cone from the on-property Picnix restaurant. They’re also entered to win a 3-day vacation for four, selected by Facebook voters by Dec. 31.

Seasonal rates start at $119 per night. For more information, call (800) 559-1805 or visit sandestinbeachhilton.com.

The South
Through a partnership with four adventure and discovery parks in South Florida, families can now enjoy unlimited admission to four attractions—for four months—at one price.

The Summer Savings Pass, as it’s known, is valid for admission to each of the following:

Lion Country Safari in West Palm Beach, offering self-guided safari drives to see giraffes, zebras, rhinos, lions and more; animal encounters through giraffe feeding, bird feeding and petting zoo; free rides on the Ferris wheel, carousel, paddle boats and kid’s train; food and shopping.