For our very first family vacation, my husband and I took our 3 year old son on a 4 night/5 day vacation to Nickelodeon Punta Cana. To put it simply, it was AMAZING!
The property itself, is owned and operated by Karisma Resorts, which have several properties in Mexico, and recently one available in Jamaica. They really know what they are doing! They’ve built beautiful properties, with wonderful service, amenities, and food, and have really created the perfect resort for those parents who want to take their small children on vacation without sacrificing luxury and service.
There are two sides to the property. The resort side, and the Nickelodeon side. On the resort side, you will find 4 buildings with various room categories, as well as Pool Super Villas and the wonderful Pineapple Villa. The Pineapple Villa, is a one of a kind, two level, 2292 sq foot tribute to Bikini Bottom. Believe me, you’ve never seen anything like it!
We stayed in a Flat Suite, a large spacious room, with the ability to close off the bedroom portion to create 2 separate spaces. It also includes a huge soaker tub (perfect to bath your little ones) and a great walk in rain shower. The terrace was huge as well, giving great space to hang out outdoors as well.
In the main area, you will find 5 restaurant choices, including Spacewalker, where the servers are dressed in space attire, and BRGRS.PH, where you can order from an indoor food truck, a Machete Burger, big enough for the whole family!
Just a short golf cart ride away (you can catch a ride all day, either at various designated stops, or anytime a cart goes by) you will transport to Nickelodeon Place. This is where you will find Sponge Bob, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Dora and Boots, and Chase and Marshall from Paw Patrol!
Along with character visits and photo ops, there is a wonderful water park, built for younger children. (My personal opinion is that it would lose it’s luster for children over 8). There is a lazy river, which circles the water park, and Aqua Bite, for kid friendly meals and adult beverages to boot!
In the evening, is when you really realize how perfect this resort is for your young children. The resort has great little “parties” they put on after dinner, with fun little activities, cotton candy and music, right in the “town square”. It has a great community vibe to it, and it’s a nice chance for your kids to play with others while Mom and Dad have a cocktail and smile.
There are so many great things about this property, and if your children are 6 and under, you may cry on numerous occasions like me…….I was overcome by that look of pure, absolute joy on my boy’s face, and I couldn’t hold back the tears 🙂