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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

4.5 Very Good 2246 Reviews
Wonderful and safe family vacation
Reviewed 6 hours ago

We just got back from our trip and couldn't have had a better time. We felt safe, secure, and well taken care of the entire trip. Uncle Louie at the waterpark did a great job and my son was so sad to say goodbye to him.

They use counterfeit alcohol
Reviewed 6 hours ago

This was my second time there, and we went with a large group. This hotel and water park is great, especially for kids. But what is really concerning is that I KNOW they have fake alcohol. I've been drinking Johnnie Walker black label for 25 years. What they were serving was NOT it. It didn't matter when I ordered it at the restaurants, outdoors bar, pool bar or the adults only bar, the stuff I got was not Johnnie Walker. When I said it to the bartenders, they didn't understand and laughed that it was. But we all tasted this stuff and knew it wasn't. I urge this establishment to double check where they are getting their stuff. I won't be going back.

Fun for everyone!
Reviewed 6 hours ago

This was a family trip with grandparents, parents and grandchildren 2 & 6 years old. The rooms we beautiful, food was plentiful and very tasty, service was excellent, and the entire resort was very clean!! The kids loved meeting their favorite cartoon friends at the character breakfast.

Amazing vacations!!
Reviewed 1 day ago

By the time we arrived to Nick Resort we knew we were going to had a great vacations.

The kids enjoyed every minute in the Aquanick. The Slime time was very fun!!

The staff was wonderful, Francisco, Edwin Yessenia and Kenny at the Jasmin Bar are the best!!

The only thing I didn't like was the people from the personal concierge, they do treat you well and are very pleasant however, once they know you are not gonna buy the travel membership they forget about tour existance 😑.

Overall, I'll definitely recommend this resort for Family vacations!!!

Amazing vacation in paradise
Reviewed 1 day ago

If you are looking for a fun but still relaxing vacation with your family, this is the best! We just got home yesterday and was there for 8 days. I am not going to lie, I was a nervous wreck leading up to our vacation with all the controversy going on. As soon as we landed, we felt safe. It was beautiful and everyone was so friendly. The resort was amazing! We got the swim up flat suite which was awesome! I loved it that everyday in the afternoon when we all had too much sun we could still swim at our room. It was shaded there because of the buildings. It was nice to be able to get ready while my husband and daughter could swim and have fun. The food was amazing and never had issues getting reservations. We really liked the main buffet Sugarcane though also if you didn’t have reservations. You have to try a machete burger from BRGRS. It was really good. Space Walker has really good food too and the best chocolate cake. We really liked Doppio for gourmet coffee and tea. The real winners of the trip were the women at Just Kidding. They did such a good job entertaining the kids. We would always drop our daughter off but stay and watch. They have a window outside that parents can watch or seats in the waiting area. Our daughter loved going there. I would definitely recommend this resort to a family with small kids. One more thing.. definitely recommend the private photography session! They did awesome!