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The Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa Announces Summer of Fun Activities on San Diego’s Mission Bay

Posted July 6th, 2008 Media Buzz

Guests Can Choose From Surf Lessons, Kids’ Programs, Sunset Luaus, Bay Cruises and More
San Diego, California (June 2008) – The Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa, located on scenic Mission Bay, has just announced its summer lineup 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.


Learn to ride the waves like the big Kahunas with surf lessons from a real pro. Complimentary beginning lessons are offered to teach the basic techniques of surfing like foot positions, leash use and proper paddle techniques. Ocean trials including a surfboard and wetsuit are offered daily and cost $65 per person ages 4 to 50. Kayaks, sailboats and paddleboats are available at Resort Watersports.

If land activities are more to your liking, the Catamaran Resort Hotel offers daily volleyball games on the beach, bicycle rentals and the Oasis Snack Shack is open daily at 6:30 am. The Beach Concierge Service is available for guest use and includes umbrellas, chairs and towels daily from 9:30 am – 5:00 pm, with food service daily from 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

On Tuesday nights, grab a blanket and enjoy a family movie on the beach lawn, popcorn and sodas are served complimentary. Family Beach Bar-B-Qs are held on Wednesday nights and traditional Hawaiian torch lighting ceremonies are held nightly.


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 in the afternoons 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.


For entertainment, the Catamaran offers a number of options for day and night. Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays at 12 pm UB Jammin Steel Drum Band kicks off a Caribbean Party poolside with food and drink specials that last until 5 pm each evening. Moray’s Lounge offers a daily Happy Hour 4pm – 7pm and nightly entertainment 8pm – 12am.

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.


The fun factor is turned up with the resort’s Sunset Luaus kicking off Saturday, July 5th then running every Friday beginning July 11th through September 5th. 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 $58 for adults, $25 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.


In addition to offering relaxing and rejuvenating spa treatments, the Catamaran Spa also offers Bay Walks, Open Air Yoga and Open Air Pilates. Guided Bay Walks are on Monday and Wednesday 8:45 – 10:15 am. Open Air Yoga classes are taught Thursday 10:00-11:30 am and Sunday 9:00 – 10:30 am and Open Air Pilates is offered Fridays 11:00 am – 12:00 pm. For a complete spa treatment menu please visit


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 at daily afternoon shows. The resort’s huge collection of palms, hibiscus, bromeliads, orchids and ferns is one of the largest in southern California and provide a tranquil, relaxing environment.

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 world-class spa, pool, workout room, outdoor and indoor dining and bar. For more information or reservations, call toll-free (877)-646-3726, or online at

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