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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 2100 Reviews
So much better than Disney
Reviewed 1 day ago

Unbelievable experience with a beautiful beach great food and all Nickelodeon can provide including a pretty good waterpark and lazy river. We had the flat Swim up suite which was terrific. Very clean resort. Excellent staff. Super restaurants with pretty good food for adults and great food for kids. Terrific shows and kids clubs. I will definitely go again

Just Average
Reviewed 2 days ago

Stayed here for April vacation with our family. While the kids had a blast and the resort was very clean and staff was great, the one aspect of the trip that makes this resort just average for me and will not result in a return trip was the food. The food was average at best. The buffet and beach burger bar were consistently out of things like donuts, milk for cereal, cheese for the burgers, etc. I don't understand why it's so hard to keep a stock of these simple items, but for some reason it was and it was an inconvenience I wouldn't expect from a resort that you pay a lot for. Besides the average at best food everything else was great.

Best Resort — So family Friendly
Reviewed 4 days ago

I totally recommend this Resort
The people were great / friendly
The food was incredible
The Resort was extremely clean
The entertainment for the children was amazing..
I totally recommend this resort to family and friends.. I would definitely return again
My 7 year old daughter had a blast..

Best vacation we ever had.
Reviewed 4 days ago

My family and i had a lot of fun at nickelodeon resort, People that made our vacation pleasant.

Elvis- sugar cane supervisor.
Jose- kids water park, very professional employee.
Edwin at the bar by the beach, very profesional.
Leonardo- plaza
Juan Avila

Nickelodeon if you ever see my review these guys deserve everything. Hard working guys.
De parte del wawawa y la espanñola, gracias por su buen trato a mi familia.
Hope to comeback soon, espero volver pronto.

German / el wawawa

Great Resort but Room for Improvement
Reviewed 6 days ago

Let me start off by saying we had a fantastic time! The staff was friendly, the grounds were clean, the food was good as were the drinks.
All my “complaints” or criticisms should be taken with a grain of salt as we are what my travel agent calls, “Disney resorts spoiled.”
It seemed like our room hadn’t got to the rotation of a facelift. It was gorgeous, but when you looked at the details you could see some of the outdoor furniture had rust, some of the drawers didn’t quite slide in the dresser easily, the grout in the bathroom needed some extra love, etc. I guess my biggest criticism of the room is that they put way too much furniture in the suite that didn’t need to be there. If I had my way I would’ve called for somebody to take out a few of the chairs and extra accent pieces.
My biggest and strangest issue was that since they gave us a bottle of wine and two wine glasses, I thought that they should’ve provided a wine bottle opener which they did not. I called three evenings in a row for room service to bring me one and I never did get one, my husband ended up taking the bottle to one of the nearby swim up bars and had the guy open it for us. The front desk knew I was pissed off about it and never offered any sort of concession or had a manager called me and since my name is not Karen, I didn’t ask for a manager LOL.
There is 24 hour room service but don’t get too excited because there’s only a few items on there however they will be delivered in a timely fashion so that was great.
We had a swim up suite which was amazing and I would totally go back there again despite some of these odd complaints that are totally first world problems.