Do you remember when I told you how fabulously family-friendly the Four Seasons hotel in Houston, Texas is?
If you didn’t catch the fun video we made, you can watch it now.
So it turns out the Four Seasons is totally into making their hotels and resorts child and teen friendly.
Since summer is just around the corner and you might be planning your family summer vacations, we thought we’d let you know about how the Four Seasons can make your hotel stay extra cool for the teenagers and young children in your family.
Here’s some of the cool activities and amenities that the Four Seasons has set up…
Spend days surfing the waves and nights surfing the ‘net at the Tuanis Teen Center at Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica. Keep it low-key and shoot a game of pool or horse at the basketball courts or become a rock-star via the top-end video game systems at this hangout whose name translate to “too cool” in English. For those wanting to go beyond the club walls, quiz the dedicated concierge about on- and off-property activities such as rocketing through the jungle on a zipline canopy tour or tailored spa packages.
Four Seasons Resort Hualalai offers the chance for 10-17 year-olds to immerse themselves in the world and ways of the “Alaka’I Nalu,” the local water men. These “Leaders of the Waves” are known and respected for their mastery of ocean- and shore-life knowledge. Budding biologist can take a three-day Junior Alaka’i Nalu course and study alongside these masters, learning about snorkeling, fishing, and canoeing, as well as water safety and rescue skill basics.
Working with creative tour companies, the hotel can organize personalized child oriented tours of Paris and its monuments, to enjoy with their parents (i.e. treasure hunt in the Louvre, painting workshop at Monet’s House in Giverny, etc.) The aim is of helping children discover the wonders of Paris through their interests and games.
Located poolside the resort has an authentic surf shack where their Surf Concierge is based. They offer guests the latest updates on wave conditions, water temperature, and the ‘411’ on all the beaches in San Diego. They’ll also arrange professional surfing lessons that include teaching the proper surf lingo and etiquette.
Oasis Family Complex: Opened April 2007. Guests at Four Seasons Punta Mita are now going in circles – around the Lazy River, that is. The Resort recently introduced its newest fun for children and adults alike with the new cooling and relaxing Lazy River experience. The “river” has a mild current which enables guests to drift around on a variety of floating apparatus including inner tubes, float boards and noodles as the current gently glides them along. A full bar and light snacks are available while lounging. The Lazy River encircles the new family-oriented Oasis complex which houses 23 rooms and suites.
Teen Center – Designed especially for teens, the Surf Shack Teen Center at Four Seasons Resort Lana‘i at Manele Bay organizes activities and entertainment suited specifically for the teens, giving them their own place to enjoy and a sense of independence. A cyber café area features video game stations, while an entertainment area comes complete with state-of-the-art sound system, 46-inch (116-centimeter) LCD television, pool table and a lounge area. Teen programs such as beach parties and fishing expeditions are organized on a seasonal basis, introducing participants to various aspects of Hawaiian life.
Have fun browsing around the various Four Seasons locations and planning your next family trip.
And definitely write to us and tell us if you stay at one of their hotels… we’d love to hear about it and see your photos and videos!