8 Evening Activities at Ritz-Carlton Resorts Worth Staying Up For
From bioluminescent bays to desert stargazing, the world’s offerings are sometimes best seen at night. Explore some of our favorite evening activities below.
1. Swim in Bioluminescent Waters in Puerto Rico
Puerto Rico’s three bioluminescent bays give travelers a glowing show. These shallow bays are home to hundreds of thousands of microscopic dinoflagellates that transform the water into a brilliant blue-green when swirled. Just 30 miles east of The Ritz-Carlton, San Juan is Laguna Grande, where you can kayak through mangrove channels to see the waters shine.
2. Help Release Baby Turtles in Cancun
From July to November, sea turtles make their way to Cancun’s beaches to bury their eggs. Turtle Guardians at The Ritz-Carlton, Cancun move the eggs to a safe nest at Turtle Camp to protect them from predators. Some 60 days later, travelers can be a part of the magic and help volunteers release the newly hatched turtles back into the ocean.
3. Stargaze in the Desert
Known as one of the premier stargazing spots in the world, the Southwestern desert offers a one-of-a-kind view of the heavens, free from light pollution. At The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain and The Ritz-Carlton, Rancho Mirage, travelers can scope the skies from their own suites, or head to the desert for a guided stargazing session.
4. Explore Evening Waters in St. Thomas
Sunset views are unparalleled aboard the Lady Lynsey, The Ritz-Carlton, St. Thomas resort’s 53-foot luxury catamaran. Start your journey with dinner on St. John, then enjoy a starlight cruise with your favorite cocktails and transparent views of the constellations. If you’d rather be under the water than over it, try a guided night snorkel of the Caribbean Sea.
5. Learn about Balinese Culture
Eco-exploration is brightest at night at Mandapa, A Ritz-Carlton Reserve, in Bali. Learn to make traditional Jajan Bali — bite-sized sticky rice balls covered with coconut — or stroll through organic gardens and discover the native Balinese cacao. Mini-explorers will love the on-site Night Safari, where they’ll hear age-old Indonesian stories and admire the nocturnal wildlife.
6. Roast S’mores in the Sierra Nevada
Learn the art of the s’more overlooking the largest alpine lake in North America at The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe. After a day of tennis, fly-fishing or hiking (or all three), find your favorite fire pit to get roasting. Your mountain adventure couldn’t have a sweeter ending.
7. Enjoy the Nightlife in the Heart of Miami’s South Beach
Miami sizzles day and night! Build your own mojito with a view at DiLido Beach Club at The Ritz-Carlton, South Beach. Pair the cocktail carafe with local scallops and oysters from the raw bar. For dessert? The evening’s sunset and spectacular people-watching.
8. Relax Fireside in Georgia’s Scenic Lake Country
As the sun sets, romance ignites at The Ritz-Carlton Reynolds, Lake Oconee. Enjoy a personal chiminea bonfire while relaxing lakeside in Adirondack chairs — with champagne in hand. The evening features a private dinner and a setting that is simply magical.