Nickelodeon Resort Punta Cana
I recently had the pleasure of attending a agent familiarization trip to the new Nickelodeon Resort in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. Part of the Karisma family of All Inclusive Resorts which future "Gourmet Inclusive" food and excellent service the Nickelodeon Resort was so much more than I was expecting!
Upon arrival you are greeted with a cool towel and a welcome cocktail for the adults and a "smile" cocktail for the kids. The air conditioned lobby has plenty of places to relax and also has a room just for kids with movies and toys to keep them busy while you check in. The kids room is closed off with glass doors unlike other resorts where there is a kids area which is not closed off. This was the first example of the attention to detail put into the resort for families. Check in was quick and easy and the staff was very welcoming.
After the quick and easy check in process I was taken to my room which was already ready. While the Nickelodeon resort looks spread out on a map is actually very manageable with the layout being compact but never feeling crowded. I was staying in a flat suite on the second floor of building number 34. There are a wide variety of room types at the Nickelodeon Resort with different features. They have swim out suites and infinity pool suites both of which I highly recommend as the pool closes at 7pm. I will review the rooms and share pictures of a few different rooms types in an upcoming post!
While the resort has the Nickelodeon name it is not all slime all the time! Orange and green are a common theme throughout the main resort with little Nickelodeon touches all around, my favorite being the character shadows that are found on all of the buildings. The understated Nickelodeon theme gave the resort a fun feel but also kept is sophisicated enough for an adults only vacation as well!
The main resort features 5 guest buildings all with swim up options, 2 swim up bars, 12 restaurants, 1 infinity pool and 1 smaller pool. From my building it was a 3 minute walk to the gourmet inclusive village, 5 minute walk to the pool and 7 minute walk to the beach. I was in the furthest building from the main pool and beach which gives an idea of how cozy the resort really is. Nick Place which is the waterpark, character meet and greet are and kids clubs are across the street and connected to the main resort by an underpass. There are golf carts always available to take guests over to Nick place (a quick 2 minute ride) or you can walk (it was about 10 minutes from my building).
The staff of the resort were always helpful and willing to go out of their way to make my stay as wonderful as it could be. The rooms and public spaces were clean and modern and even with the resort being at 95% occupancy never felt crowded. I was always able to find a chair at the pool even in the middle of the day and never a wait at any of the restaurants. I was also pleasantly surprised to find many adults only areas around the resort. Part of the main pool, beach and the main restaurant Sugarcane all had adults only areas making Nickelodeon not just for families but for anyone looking for a luxury getaway to Punta Cana.
Stay tuned for upcoming blogs about the rooms at the resort, restuarants and Nick Place! Have questions about the Nickelodeon Resort? Ask in the comments section below!