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What We Love

  • A gourmet-inclusive Caribbean luxury resort for families, with your choice of spacious suitesThe Karisma Gourmet Inclusive® Experience, with all meals, beverages and more
  • Encountering Spongebob, Michelangelo the Ninja Turtle or a teeming bucket of slime
  • Getting wet by the swim-up bar, at the water park or under the spa’s chromotherapy showers
  • Learning Spanish, cooking or dance, among other activities

What To Know

  • The resort is catered to families with kids but that said, there is plenty of activities and entertainment for adults
  • There are Nickelodeon characters around the property, but you won't really run into them unless you go to the AquaNick area or opt for a Character Breakfast
  • Free WiFi is fast and reliable
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Overview

A fun, family-friendly beach escape for kids and kids at heart, with a "gourmet-inclusive" suite

The Lowdown

Whether you’re a kid or a kid at heart, Nickelodeon Hotels & Resorts Punta Cana is here to help you have fun. It’s a place where you can choose between playing tennis; mingling with Spongebob Squarepants, Dora the Explorer and more; learning to cook or speak Spanish; floating in an infinity pool; and taking a class at a designated dance studio. There’s even a club for four-to-12-year-olds, with its own ball pit, plus a water park crowned by a giant orange blimp – and indeed, you’ll be feeling a bit like you just won a Kids Choice Award.
The Karisma getaway states that “it’s slime o’clock somewhere” – getting drenched in the signature green goo is part of the experience – but there is also a way to be a grown-up here, when you feel so inclined. Receiving a therapy at the spa, for instance, which holds a sensory pool and herbal steam room, or washing off under your suite’s luxurious rainforest showerhead. And while you may choose to walk the Orange Carpet after dark, you’d be forgiven for sneaking off to the Elite Traveler-approved retreat’s adults-only restaurant or wine bar instead. After all, you can’t have Nick alone, without a little Nick at Nite.

Suites

Get comfy in a spacious suite, holding a radio/alarm-clock docking station with Bluetooth; a balcony with a sitting area; and a marble bathroom with a double sink, a freestanding tub and a rain shower. If you do want to watch some Nick shows, there’s also a 42-in. smart TV.Flat suites measure 603 square feet, which includes a master suite and a living room with a pull-out sofa bed and dining-room area. You can opt to stay in a Swim-Up version of theses abodes, which offers direct access to the pool from its terrace. Swank suites, which measure 517 square feet, hold their own private plunge pool on their spacious wrap-around balcony.

Dining

You’ll be staying on a gourmet-inclusive basis, meaning that top-notch food and drink are covered. Choose whether you’d prefer buffet or à la carte fare, meals or snacks (including tasty ice-cream cones) and a welcome Slime Smoothie or sparkling wine. Cuisine runs from Mediterranean to Asian fusion and beyond, with several drinking and dining options adults only. Please note that varying dress codes are politely enforced across the dining spots.

Spa

Measuring 14,000 square feet, Vassa Spa is a relaxing wellness destination that’s tailored to the needs of both children and adults. Its treatments include Thai-atsu Shiatsu-Thai fusion massages and raindrop Ayurvedic therapies, and its amenities run from a sensory pool to an herbal steam room, dry sauna, bubble bed and chromotherapy shower. Couples rooms are available, along with massage cabanas with thatched roofs and Caribbean views.

Location

Offering miles of white-sand beaches, fairways designed by professional golfers and the thrill of tropical outdoor adventure, Punta Cana is rich in Caribbean leisure. Lounge by the waves, go zip lining, dance to Dominican music, explore the Indigenous Eyes Ecological Park, or browse local shops and boutiques. And leave some time to embrace the beach-bumming lifestyle, and do nothing at all; the shores here are known for their turquoise waters and soft, sugar-white sands. Plus, you’ll have buckets of fun (and possibly slime) staying on-site, thanks to the water park; tennis facilities; and cooking, dance, Spanish and aqua-aerobic classes – along with possible run-ins with Dora and Spongebob.

How to Get There

Nickelodeon Hotels & Resorts Punta Cana by Karisma
Carretera Uvero Alto, Parcela No. 214
Punta Cana, United States

Reviews

Aqua bite
JoseAOB

In Nickelodeon we had a great time with the kids. We recommend eating at Aqua Bite...Jose Robles and Antonio great team the best Hamburguers and pizza. The best place to eat and super nice service by Maritza :)

Best vacation of our lives
Remona G

My 8 year old daughter and I had the best time of our lives at Nick resort. Luis at Aqua Nick was so kind and friendly, making our time so memorable. We will never forget him! Jeffrey and Ysabel were also so great during all the character and slime time. We got the swim up flat and it was beyond our wildest dreams. We swam until midnight, ordered room service and drinks until we wore ourselves out. The beach was so clean and perfect waves for us to play. Spacewalker restaurant was unforgettable! My daughter will talking about it for years to come.
We are already planning our next trip. Everyone made our stay so memorable!

Best family vacation
Andreasjana

We had a. Amazing family vacation! The hotel is beautiful, so much to do with the kids! The water park is super cool and the people that work there are amazing and especially Henry Matos and Edwin Ortiz for making us feel lime home! You guys rock!! Hope to come back soon!!!