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Acqualina Resort & Spa Launches Sea Turtle Outreach Program for the Summer
Five Star, Five Diamond Florida Resort Offers New Family-Friendly, Educational Program Led by EcoAdventures

SUNNY ISLES BEACH, FL – In honor of this summer marking South Florida’s sea turtle hatching season, five-star Acqualina Resort & Spa will launch a brand new, hands-on sea turtle outreach program for guests staying at the luxury property looking for a unique, immersive experience for the whole family.

In partnership with EcoAdventures at Miami Dade Parks, Acqualina Resort & Spa on the Beach will offer guests and residents the opportunity to discover the patterns of the fascinating ancient sea creatures in a beautiful aquatic environment. As a nature expert from EcoAdventures guides an interactive, educational presentation, participants will journey into the world of sea turtles.

Participants will have the opportunity to learn about each of the sea turtle species, their life cycle, what they eat, where they are found, and how they arrive to Acqualina’s shore. Sea turtle artifacts such as shells, skulls and preserved turtles will be used for children to take part in the hands-on presentation. If there is a nest close by the hotel, the Ecoadventures team will conduct the presentation right next to the nest to see the baby turtles in their own natural habitat.

Our Miami Beach Resort takes pride in creating a hospitable environment for turtle nests by reducing night-time light pollution and supporting healthy dunes. For the past years, several sea turtle nests have called Acqualina home, giving the opportunity for guests to see “nature in action.”

The Sea Turtle Outreach Program will be offered Saturday, June 6 and Saturday June 20, 2015, and every Friday during the months of July and August 2015, from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. The activities will take place on the Great Lawn or by the sea turtle nest if accessible. Junior hotel guests and residents ages 14 or under attending the program must have adult supervision. The program is complimentary for hotel guests and $10 for Acqualina Residents.

In addition to this new program, children ages 5-12 staying at our luxury resort in Miami will have complimentary access to all of the marine-bio-inspired AcquaMarine activities; a staple at the family-friendly resort. Children will learn about whales, sea turtles, sharks and rays, penguins and pinnipeds, waves and tsunamis, Coast Guards and water safety, and coral reefs. In addition to AcquaMarine’s designated programs, kids also enjoy the state-of-the-art, 500-square-foot children’s room, complete with a computer center, video games, toys, microscopes and movies. Here, kids are invited to participate in arts and crafts, outdoor games, scrap-booking and other seasonally planned activities.

Acqualina Resort & Spa is located at 17875 Collins Avenue in Sunny Isles Beach, Florida. For more information, please visit www.acqualinaresort.com

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About Acqualina Resort & Spa
Acqualina Resort & Spa on the Beach is a place where the charm of a Mediterranean villa meets elegance on the beach and a recipient of the coveted Forbes Travel Guide Five Star Award, the AAA Five Diamond Award and the Andrew Harper’s Reader’s Choice Award for Top 20 Beach and Family Resorts. A seaside luxury haven located on 4.5 beachfront acres in pristine Sunny Isles Beach, near Miami, Acqualina Resort & Spa features 98 impeccably appointed guest rooms and suites and 188 residencies with breathtaking views of Atlantic Ocean. Step into a world of luxury with unprecedented accommodations and service, world-class dining destinations, including Piazzetta Marketplace, AQ by Acqualina and Il Mulino New York, three oceanfront swimming pools, spacious boardroom, a world class fitness center offering the latest Artis technology and an innovative marine biology-based children’s program. A variety of lavish interior and exterior venues provide an ideal background for opulent weddings and memorable events on the lush property grounds boasting 400 feet of stunning Atlantic coastline. Acqualina Spa by ESPA, the first ESPA-branded spa in the United States, provides guests with an exquisite 20,000-square-foot, two-story tranquil sanctuary of excellence and relaxation set in a class of its own offering 11 multi-functional treatment rooms and an extravagant private spa suite for two, along with the opportunity to enjoy the beautiful outdoor terrace complete with a spa pool, heated jet pool, and Roman waterfall – all set against the gorgeous backdrop of the Atlantic Ocean. For more information on Acqualina, please visit www.acqualina.com. For reservations, please call 305.918.6777 or 888.804.4338. Follow us on Social Media: Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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