Got kids? Give Nick Resort a Look!
Who lives in a pineapple next to the sea? You can at the luxurious Nickelodeon Resort Punta Cana by Karisma Resorts. My travels have taken me to the Dominican Republic where I had the opportunity to stay at this luxurious family resort and I can't say enough great things about it! If you've got kids and are looking for an escape from the ordinary, you've got to check this place out. I'll have to admit the name Nickelodeon had me expecting that I was going to walk into a character filled frenzy where preschool music was blasting on repeat and there was no escape from the madness...that couldn't have been further from the actual experience. While there are several Nickelodeon characters available for meet and greets, unless you choose to reserve a character meal, or head over to the character spot by the water park, you wouldn't even know they were there. The resort is chic and modern with playful (and very tasteful) decor. The rooms offer very large family suites and some even have a closed door, private room for the parents. Plus, this resort boasts a few Super Villas that can accommodate larger families and the only Pineapple Villa in the world. I mean, who wouldn't want to stay in a Bikini-Bottom themed villa equipped with your very own personal butler and private pool?
The activities are endless here. Families can head over to the onsite water park for some chill time in the lazy river, or if they're feeling festive, can partake in the hourly sliming sessions. There are water slides and a fun kids club area as well as a sports hub section that caters more towards teenagers with pool tables, gaming systems, tennis and even archery. My favorite area, however, has to be the beach. I love the beach here! Well let's face it, I love the beach anywhere, but with it's powdery soft, caramel colored sand and plethora of palm trees, this beach is where it's at! The water is very swimmable and not rocky at all-which is excellent for families with little ones. Another noteworthy mention is that there are plenty of beach loungers for guests to enjoy. There is also alot going on in the evening here with nightly entertainment available in the courtyard area with fun and different acts each night of the week.
One of the other many reasons this is a top pick for my for clients is the Gourmet Inclusive concept. Karisma resorts has long been known for their Gourmet Inclusive dining experience and they are on point at their Nickelodeon property. Everything from signature cocktails and fine wines to poolside bites and 24-hour room service are all included. From kid friendly foods at Aqua Bites to adults only culinary experiences at Kitchen 23, there is something to please every palate at this resort. You have to try the Machete Burger at BRGRS PH. This artisan beast of a burger can feed like 6 people! Another of my favorites were the wine slushies at Vino Vino. I could drink these all day!
Nickelodeon Resort Punta Cana is an excellent choice for active families who want to be pampered and spoiled rotten on their vacation. This luxury all-inclusive resort truly has something for everyone and it's whimsical, chic and modern vibe make it one of my favorite places to send my clients.