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The Catamaran Resort Hotel Announces The Summer of Fun Activities On San Diego’s Mission Bay

Posted March 10th, 2006 Media Buzz

Guests Can Choose From Surf Lessons, Kids’ Programs, Sunset Luaus, Bay Cruises and More

San Diego, California (March 2006) – The Catamaran Resort Hotel, located on scenic Mission Bay, has just announced its summer line-up of activities for the whole family. Acres of lush tropical plantings, ponds, exotic birds and sandy beaches are the backdrop to a summer of fun for hotel guests with activities ranging from surf lessons to kids’ programs, sunset luaus, bay cruises and more.

FAMILY FUN FOR ALL AGES

Learn to ride the waves like the big Kahunas with surf lessons from a real pro. The basic techniques of surfing like foot positions, leash use and paddle techniques are taught, introductory lessons are complimentary. Ocean trials including a surfboard and wetsuit are offered daily and cost $60 per person ages 4 to 50. Kayak, windsurfing and Waverunner lessons are also available. If land activities are more to your liking, the Catamaran Resort Hotel offers daily volleyball games on the beach and a 3-mile walk/run path along Mission Bay to its sister property, the Bahia Resort Hotel. On Tuesday nights, grab a blanket and enjoy a family movie on the beach where popcorn and sodas are served.

ACTIVITY PROGRAMS JUST FOR KIDS

There’s plenty of fun for kids at the Catamaran Resort Hotel’s Mad Science Program which is specially designed to educate and entertain kids ages 3 to 12. This award-wining program with a strong educational focus is offered throughout the day and is taught by trained, reliable instructors in a hands-on environment where kids learn about science in an entertaining way. Most modules include a project with a take away item. Each module is $3.

ENTERTAINMENT ON LAND AND SEA

For entertainment, the Catamaran offers a number of options for day and night. Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays at 1 pm UB-Jammin Steel Drum Band kicks off a Caribbean Party poolside with food and drink specials that last until 5 PM each evening. Steps from the resort on its own private dock, guests can board the Bahia Belle Sternwheeler for a complimentary evening cruise on the bay under the stars. Dance the night away to live music, or enjoy a cocktail from the boat’s two no-host bars.

SPEND AN EVENING IN POLYNESIA

There is no shortage of dining options at the Catamaran and during the summer, the fun factor is turned up with the resort’s Sunset Luau that runs every Friday beginning June 23 through September 8. Located on the beach, this not to be missed classic Polynesian extravaganza features authentic food and entertainment amongst lush, tropical plantings and fiery tiki torches. Priced at $55 for adults, $24 for kids (ages 5-11). With special rates for hotel guests, the show runs from 6:00 to 9:00 PM and includes a sumptuous Polynesian menu that features roasted Kalua pig, grilled mahi mahi, stir-fried vegetables, and a number of salads and tropical deserts to choose from. A tropical Tiki Bar covered in bamboo serves exotic drinks such as mai tai’s and piƱa coladas. Once the sun sets, the “Pride of Polynesia” performers take to the stage for an exciting evening of song and dance. Accompanied by traditional music, the dancers take guests through a musical tour of Polynesia – from captivating hulas to fiery torch dancing. For casual family style dining, guests can enjoy the Atoll restaurant on Sunday evenings where home-style food like roast chicken, meatloaf and more is served in large platters family style.

RETURN TO PARADISE

A stroll through the grounds of the Catamaran Resort Hotel is like entering a tropical paradise of colorful flowers, lush palms, exotic birds and at night, romantic tiki torches. Meet the resort’s collection of resident exotic birds, including a pair of black swans and colorful waterfowl. Talking Macaws and Parrots have their own special house with handlers and perform tricks for guests. The resort’s huge collection of palms, hibiscus, bromeliads, orchids and ferns is one of the largest in southern California and provide a tranquil environment to relax.

The Catamaran Resort Hotel offers casual elegance in a tropical paradise setting with acres of lush foliage and sun-drenched beaches. Located on Mission Bay, steps from the Pacific Ocean, the Catamaran Resort Hotel boasts 313 spacious rooms and suites tastefully appointed with private balconies or patios. This full service resort includes a pool, workout room, outdoor and indoor dining and bar. The Catamaran Spa opened June 2005. For more information or reservations, call toll-free (877)-646-3726.

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