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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 1896 Reviews
Amazing Resort for Families
Reviewed 3 hours ago

Amazing water park and activities for kids! From TMNT to Paw Patrol, my 2 young boys had a blast. The animators, lifeguards and restaurant staff were all so friendly and helpful. I would definitely go back!

Amazing family vacation
Reviewed 21 hours ago

This was a combination of the most relaxing and enjoyable vacation I’ve had in a while. Sandawly and Orlando were some of the most engaging and attentive bartenders I’ve ever met. Tina was our concierge and she really went out of her way to make us comfortable.

My son (toddler) really enjoyed the character breakfast and dance team that accompanied the characters.

I would strongly recommend this vacation.

Amazing place to visit
Reviewed 21 hours ago

Had a wonderful time with my husband and 3 year old son. The service was exceptional. Tina was phenomenal as our personal concierge and always so attentive to our needs. Sandawly, at the Jazmín pool bar, was my favorite bartender. We enjoyed visiting him on a daily basis while on vacation. The plunge pool room was spectacular. As was the infinity pool and beach. The Nickelodean water park was wonderful as it provided so many options for
my son to occupy himself. Some of our favorite staff at the park included Marlin, Carlos, Paula, and the whole dance/hype crew. My son loved the character breakfast. Also make sure you eat at wok wok when you visit. We look forward to returning.

Awesome resort for Kids & Adults
Reviewed 1 day ago

Let me start by saying that I was under the assumption that this resort would be tailored more to just the kids and not so much the adults. WAY OFF. It was fantastic for both. Accommodations are top notch, swim up flat definately worth it! Building 4 was nice, mid way to both beach, and dining. All of the restaurants were awesome including the service. You can make reservations 1 week in advance, it saved us time once we arrived so I would highly recommend. The included room service was also amazing, I never saw so much food prepared so well and arrived before promised. Our room was cleaning extremely well and mini fridge stocked to our requests with perfection daily. The Fresco café for lunch has fantastic ceviche !! I had read some bad reviews about Sugarcane the breakfast and dinner buffet, so we were a bit nervous to try this. I am not sure where those folks ate or what more they wanted but the huge variety was more then we could try in a week and everything was delicious. My biggest compliment would be the service. Everyone we encountered treated us so great, delivered more then what we expected or asked for and sooner the promised. It was a fantastic resort with awesome employees! Kudos Nickelodeon.

Perfect Resort – For those who don’t know better!
Reviewed 1 day ago

Do yourself a favor and read the reviews. We read the reviews and still gave it a chance, thinking that all the bad reviews were just people with high expectations. There is plenty of reasons for many of the negative feedback this resort has. If you don’t know anything about All-inclusive resorts and vacations, then this is the right place for you. We are a family of 3 and this resort was beyond disappointing. I will start off by saying, its way over-priced for what you get. This place is a legit rip-off. You’re paying for nothing more than the name. The food selection is horrible and very limited. The entertainment was poor, the customer service was horrible! And the best part of it all? It’s a shared resort with an all adult hotel right next door. So those other guests are welcome to use the same restaurants and pool areas as you and NOT vice versa. Our son loves SpongeBob and that was the main reason we selected this resort, as a birthday present to him. Spoiler alert, you would think a Nickelodeon resort would have a SpongeBob cartoon channel or run a marathon of the various episodes, but they don’t! Actually, they rarely showed any SpongeBob episodes, if any at all. All the negative reviews about the over-priced items, poor food, poor entertainment, poor beach area, dirty & smelly rooms, over-crowded pools, lack of beach chairs, poor customer service, time-share plans-aka vacation plan (scams), turned out to be 100% true. After day 2 at this “7-day family vacation” we ended up calling our travel agent and requesting a transfer to a different Hotel. It was the BEST!! Decision we made and turned this nightmare vacation into a much Happier family vacation!! Save yourself from wasting $4,000 + and go elsewhere!! You will not regret it!! Punta Cana has several newer and much better Resorts!!!