There are just some resorts that feel special from the moment that you arrive and the newly opened Nickelodeon Resort in Punta Cana is just that – special.
So special that it actually made it to my Top 5 Resorts in Punta Cana list.
Having made it to my travel bucket list, this Nickelodeon Resort is one that I wanted to visit since the time it opened in June 2016. Since the resort opened the reviews have been great. I also had clients enjoy it so I wanted to experience it myself. My expectations were very high before I even set foot on the property- and let me say, I was not disappointed.
Nickelodeon Resort Punta Cana is simply gorgeous. The grounds are lush, the amenities are great and the overall feel of the resort is luxurious. The biggest misconception about this resort is that it can’t be a luxury property with Nickelodeon characters everywhere. This can’t be further from the truth! Yes, there are characters but they are mainly found at Nickelodeon Place where the kids club and water park are. The rest of the resort is modern and hip with subtle Nickelodeon decor touches making it feel fun, yet still upscale.
All the rooms are contemporary with a great splash of colour that represents Nickelodeon. I stayed in a Pad Suite which was spacious and beautifully appointed. I especially loved the bathroom which had double sinks, a free-standing tub, a separate shower, and a toilet stall which is super convenient for travelling with kids. For a complete walkthrough of this room, click HERE.
For upgraded accommodations, the top room category at the Nickelodeon Punta Cana is The Pineapple. This Butler assisted, 2-bedroom/3-bathroom suite is inspired by the unique home of SpongeBob Square Pants. This signature villa has an indoor and outdoor living and dining area, a private master suite with a king bed, an oversize marble bathroom, and Aguas del Amor (outdoor shower). The second bedroom on the upper level is complete with 2 single beds and a private bathroom. The outdoor area includes a private infinity pool and sunbathing beds – talk about luxury!
The main pool and beach area were also great. Plenty of loungers for everyone, quick and efficient bar service, and a relaxing atmosphere. The ocean was shallow so great for wading in with kids. One thing that I noticed, in particular, was how fine the sand was and how there were no rocks, coral, twigs, or branches that could hurt little feet.
Dining is always phenomenal when visiting a Karisma Gourmet Inclusive resort and the Nickelodeon resort did not disappoint. The Gourmet Village offered restaurant options to satisfy even the pickiest eaters. With 9 restaurants, multiple bars, and its own coffee shop, there was always something delicious and exciting to eat. As I write this I’m trying to decide which was my favourite and I simply can not choose…..Verdello Sicilian Kitchen rivals my grandmother’s cooking in Italy, Wok Wok was the most authentic Asian cuisine I experienced in the Caribbean, BRGRS.PH had some of the most original and tasty gourmet burgers I have ever tried and Fresco offer one of my all-time favourite dishes, Cerviche.
The best part of this resort has to be Nick Place. This is where all the Nickelodeon Characters hang out, where you can find the water-park, lazy river, kids club, and where you can get slimmed! What does that mean you ask? Well, check out this video!
So, if you haven’t noticed yet, I am a BIG fan of this resort and everything that it has to offer. It was amazing to have a chance to be a big kid again and still enjoy fine dining and spa services. As this was a travel agent trip, I did not have the chance to bring my kids, but I can tell you that this resort is still on my bucket list as I have to return!
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**this is not a sponsored post. All opinions are my own.