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Family Fun at Nickelodeon Hotels and Resorts Punta Cana

Nickelodeon Hotels and Resorts Punta Cana has endless fun for the whole family.

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On a warm, humid morning, before the sun illuminated the horizon, in the middle of August, we boarded a plane. That flight left North America and headed to the oldest country of the Americas, the first place reached by Christopher Columbus in 1492–the Dominican Republic.

From the air, my children took pictures of the island of Hispaniola. It was the first stamp in their passports once we landed in Punta Cana.

From the Punta Cana airport we then travel 35 minutes east to our final destination, Nickelodeon Hotel and Resorts Punta Cana.

It was the first stamp in their passports once we landed in Punta Cana.


I recently shared with you that Nickelodeon announced a new partnership with Karisma Hotels. Nickelodeon Hotels and Resorts Punta Cana hosted their grand opening of the first Nick branded Karisma hotel August 15-19 and we were there. Plans are underway to open a second Nickelodeon Resort in Mexico.

Family fun at the Nickelodeon Resort in Punta Cana

It was our first excursion out of the country together.

Checking in there were awes and oh’s as our Nickelodeon fanboy and fangirl kicked in. While they were dreaming of Nickelodeon Slime and Bikini Beach Bottom, I was daydreaming about some adult rest and relaxation.


While we took in the beauty of the lobby, we ran into one of the PAW PATROL pups, so we snapped a photo.

Family fun at the Nickelodeon Resort in Punta Cana

We had some time to kill before check-in, so we dropped off our luggage and stepped out into paradise. The kids loved being welcomed by the Nickelodeon icon, SpongeBob Square Pants.

Family fun at the Nickelodeon Resort in Punta Cana

Then we were standing in the middle of the Gourmet Inclusive Village.

Family fun at the Nickelodeon Resort in Punta Cana

It was the perfect time to eat at BRGRS PH.

Family fun at the Nickelodeon Resort in Punta Cana

We all ordered the Southern Double, which turned out to be the BEST burger any of us have ever had! It was cooked to perfection, beef patty nestled between a homemade bun and tucked in with all the fixins!

Family fun at the Nickelodeon Resort in Punta Cana

And then, I introduced the kiddos to their version of Pina Colada and Strawberry Daiquiris…they would become the most sought after drink for the kiddos this week.

Family fun at the Nickelodeon Resort in Punta Cana

We wandered the resort and then spotted the world’s only Pineapple Villa. Modelled after SpongeBob Square Pants home in Bikini Bottom.

The Dominican Republic has the North Atlantic Ocean lying to its north and the Caribbean Sea to its south. It’s where the Caribbean Sea and Atlantic Ocean marry–in some places they are separate entities with one side blue and the other side green. No matter where you are, it is beautiful!

Nickelodeon beach collage

With bellies fed, the Pineapple seen and the beach explored. It was time to get our keycard–which the kiddos thought was adorable with its Nickelodeon cartoon theme.

key card at Nickelodeon Punta Cana

At Nickelodeon Resort Punta Cana transportation is easy. Just wait at a gathering spot and a golf cart will pick you up and take you where you need to go.

We caught a lift to Building 2!

nickelodeon building 2

The kiddos raced up to the room and then MacKenzie took us on a tour.

Nickelodeon Hotel & Resort Punta Cana offers a great selection of rooms. Ours was ideal for our family. The sofa is a pull out and the bed a king size. The bathroom was heaven with its size (almost half the size of our room). It had a walk in shower with rainhead and hand held shower head, an amazing bath tub, a full closet with drawers and a safe we could set our own combination to each day. There was also a large balcony where we sat and enjoyed the view during our rest times.

nickelodeon resort punta cana

There are swim up pad suites with the same sofa and king size bed, only rather than it all being one large room, it separates the master suite with sliding doors. In the swim up pad suite, the patio leads right out to a private pool–even with safety measures like a lower locked gate for protection when traveling with little ones.

The decor was Nickelodeon colors. The plastic Nickelodeon blimp at the foot of the bed was a nice touch.

We settled in for a few minutes before getting ready for dinner.

The kiddos were suppose to be bathing and getting dressed when I came into the room and saw them watching Nickelodeon on the room’s flat screen and lounging in the hotel provided robes–which I’m going to admit were LUXURIOUS.

lounging in hotel robes at Nickelodeon resort punta cana

It took some persuading, but I finally got them in elegant resort wear for our dinner at Verdello’s in the Gourmet Inclusive Village.

resort elegant at nickelodeon resort punta cana

We walked to Verdello.

Be sure and check out the video MacKenzie did from the Gourmet Village.


Before we go into to the restaurant, I want to share with you the Karisma pride is evident everywhere throughout the resort, however, being a gourmet-inclusive resort, the quality of the food is of the highest priority. This isn’t Las Vegas and the buffets. Every restaurant (there are eight on the property), had food that was amazing!

The inside of Verdello is breathtaking.

Verdello at Nickelodeon Punta cana

There were no menus. It was just one amazing dish after the next.

verdello food

Then we were serenaded by the Chefs. It was so incredible that my son teared up and told me, “This is amazing, Mom!”

I will tell you that I found the food to be delicious with every bite. My kiddos tried everything…including the sardines that were battered and crunchy.

At the end of the night, my son turned to me and said, “This has been a great time, but I just don’t think my taste buds have matured just yet.”

We walked back to our room. Past the World’s only Pineapple Villa.

nickelodeon punta cana pineapple villa at night

Through the resort where the pools were illuminated.

nickelodeon punta cana at night

And past the Ninja Turtle shadows.

ninja turtle shadows

The kiddos tucked into bed and were out before I could get to the lights.

The next morning we woke up–earlier than I thought we should. We headed off to breakfast.

sugarcane at nickelodeon punta cana

We ate at the Sugar Cane, a market fresh restaurant with a food display.

Sugar Cane Collage

To be honest, I just came for the donuts~

I came for the donuts

Nickelodeon Hotel and Resorts Punta Cana offers two “food display” (buffet) restaurants, Sugar Cane and Lighthouse. Sugar cane was MacKenzie’s favorite restaurant in the Gourmet Village.

During breakfast, William came back to the table and shared he had just seen the YouTube family, The Eh Bees. They happen to be MacKenzie’s favorite youtubers. Then it was, “Forget about SpongeBob, we just met the EhBee Family, Mom!”

the ehbee family at Nickelodeon Resort Punta Cana

At Zest, you can indulge in a Nickelodeon character breakfast, called Pajama Jam. It was high-energy and entertaining.

nickelodeon pajama jam

My kiddos loved getting to meet Patrick, SpongeBob, Dora and other characters from the Nickelodeon lineup!

pajama jam at nickelodeon punta cana

They even left with autographs.

pajama jam autographs

We were at the resort Monday through the afternoon of Thursday. We kept long hours, waking up early and going to bed late and we still didn’t do everything…there is a whole teen area we never even saw! There is yoga on the beach, a spa and MacKenzie insisted if there was anything happening, we were there…sending us to the beach one night for a party, only to be rained out!

There are swimming pools galore throughout the resort. MacKenzie and William LOVED the swim up pools and every time we walked past one, in they went for a swim to the bar where they shared a pina colada. It was absolutely the sweetest thing!

sharing a pina colada at a swim up bar at Nickelodeon resort

We spent a few hours in the Infinity Pool that faced the ocean. Drinks were delivered and the kiddos had a great time enjoying the water. It was about four feet in depth and the view was stunning.

At the other end of the Nickelodeon Hotels and Resort Punta Cana we discovered Nickelodeon Place.

nickelodeon place

A street separates this area from the gourmet inclusive village and resort. It’s a short ride by golf cart or you can travel by foot along a walkway.

Contained in this area is Aqua Nick.

aqua nick at nickelodeon punta cana

Here there is a large water play area with slides, fountains and a lazy river.

lazy river at nickelodeon resort punta cana

We spent a lot of time here.

I would take a lap around the lazy river and then order up pina coladas for me and the kiddos.

pina colada at nickelodeon resort

And the kiddos would order up burgers when they felt like eating.

hamburger poolside at nickelodeon punta cana

There was also ice cream.

And what’s a trip to Nickelodeon without being slimed?!

William loved some down time at Just Kiddin’ Kids Club. It’s designed for kids ages 4-12 years of age and offers indoor fun.

just kiddin'

It features a huge slide, a ball pit, a craft area, video games and the staff has organized activities.

ball pit

We attended dance parties in the evening.

It was an amazing time where we found ourselves doing the routine of eat, beach, swim, play, sleep, repeat.

Nickelodeon Hotel and Resorts Punta Cana is a destination for everyone. It offers a grown up vacation, while still offering entertainment and activities for the kiddos and the family.

Special Offer: Save up to 50% on vacations booked between now and October 21, 2016 for travel until December 22, 2017. Special rates start at $190 per person, per night for adults with kids included. Exclusions apply. For more information and to book, please visit their specials page.

Guests who book early can take advantage of the Sun, Slime, and Savings! deal from now through January 31, 2016. It’s valid for stays May 1 through December 18th, 2016. In addition, kids under the age of 13 stay, eat, and play free with a minimum 4-night stay during the same time frame.

Karisma and Nickelodeon Hotels and Resorts Punta Cana for provided my airfare and accommodations for my family during our stay.

By on August 30th, 2016

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19 thoughts on “Nickelodeon Hotels and Resorts Punta Cana”

  1. I have never been to a place like this but sure would love to. My grandchildren would absolutely love this place and so would we. Looks like a great place for fun and relaxation.

  2. This looks like the perfect family vacation. I love the rooms with the walk in pool right outside your day. It sounds like there is so much to do. The food looks great too. Thank you so much for sharing

  3. This looks like a fun place to stay at with children. Plenty to keep the kids busy so the parents can enjoy the trip too. It’s a beautiful place.

  4. So much to see and what fun to travel by golf cart. It looks like it is not only a fun place for kids but plenty to enjoy for adults too.

  5. I think I just said WOW to myself 30 times! Everything looks so sparkling, and the food … oh boy! and it looks like the kids really enjoyed it, and are good helpers for your pictures! I’ve never been to Punta Cana, it looks beautiful!


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