If you love Nickelodeon and you’re looking for an unforgettable vacation in a tropical paradise, this is it. In this blog post, I’ll give you a comprehensive review of the Nickelodeon Resort Punta Cana. I recently visited this resort and let me tell you, it’s a vacation destination that will exceed your child’s expectations.

LocationNickelodeon Punta Cana

First off, let’s talk about the resort’s location. Nestled on the coast of the Dominican Republic, this resort boasts stunning views of the Caribbean Sea. It’s a verdant oasis that’s surrounded by coconut trees, and pristine beaches. The resort is situated between Punta Cana’s famous fishing village and the sparkling turquoise waters of Bavaro Beach. It offers an idyllic setting, perfect for families looking for an escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. This isn’t a good fit for couples or anyone traveling solo, it is very heavily geared towards families with 4 – 12-year-old children. 


Nickelodeon Resort Punta Cana is an all-inclusive resort that caters to every traveler’s needs but mainly four to twelve year olds. Whether you’re into water sports, beach lounging, or luxury living, there’s something for everyone.

SpaSpa at Nickelodeon Punta Cana

The resort boasts a five-star spa, where you can indulge in luxury massages, facials, and body treatments. I didn’t try the spa, so I don’t know if it’s worth it or not. A 50-minute massage is around $149 from what I can recall. They did let me take a few photos of the hydrotherapy area. It looked great. 

Fitness CenterFitness Center at Nickelodeon Punta Cana

There is a fitness center, where you can stay active during your vacation. I was able to get in a solid workout here. Granted you will be sweating profusely walking around in the hot sun. Not a ton of shade at this resort. You must wear closed-toe shoes to use the equipment. 

Aqua NickAqua Nick Punta Cana

But the highlight of the resort is its popular waterpark, aptly named ‘Aqua Nick’. This attraction features small slides, a lazy river, splash pads, and other water activities that cater to all ages. Trust me; as a big kid myself, I had a blast floating the lazy at this waterpark. It’s non-stop fun and excitement that will keep you entertained all day. (If your teen is 18 or 19 know that they cannot use the water slides. Jonah outweighs Eden by 50+ lbs and he was allowed to use the slides and she was not. It’s age based not weight based.)

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Special Events

White Beach Party

Two of the nights we were there we noticed that there were special events going on. We attended the White Beach Party and the Orange Carpet events. At the White Beach Party, there was a BBQ, several bars, and live entertainment like acrobats.

Orange Carpet EventThe Orange Carpet event also had a buffet with an impressive dessert spread. The live entertainment was some of the characters dancing to a few songs. I believe the children were allowed to go out and dance with the characters for one of the songs, but there were so many parents it was hard to see. 

Get SlimedGroup Slime Experience at Punta Cana Nickelodeon

There were opportunities to get slimed with a group or you could pay for a private slime experience. The group sliming took place at Aqua Nick in the afternoon and sometimes at sunset. 


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Although the food was good, it wasn’t as good as I have experienced at other Karisma Resorts. Considering this is mainly a children’s resort the food was fine. We ate at the buffet and a handful of restaurants. I was super excited to try out the Bloody Mary you see on their website but they don’t actually offer it. 

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I don’t know how to order it but they offer a giant hamburger for the table that will easily. Our food here was pretty good, but not as good as the Italian. 

VERDELLO | Sicilian Kitchen

Verdello’s offers really solid Italian food. We enjoyed this restaurant a lot and by the end of our trip it was our favorite. 

SpacewalkerSpace Walker Restaurant at Punta Cana

Spacewalker was a fun spot for dinner. You have to make a reservation to dine here. There is a simulator thing for kids here so be prepared to spend $5 for your kiddo to do this. 

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Sugarcane Buffet

They had a pretty extensive buffet with a lot of options. In the morning they had a mimosa and Bloody Mary cart. 


There were a lot of bars. They all had the same stuff more or less. There was a bar at several pools, the beach, small-looking pop-up bars around the property, and the theater. I thought their cocktail menu was super creative and many of them I had never heard of. 

RoomsNickelodeon Punta Cana Regular room

We stayed in a basic room with two beds. There was a fold-out couch but the couch was broken. So, if you need the couch make sure they know so you don’t have any issues. The room had a mini bar with a few beers, a few sodas, two bags of chips, and some water. There is a coffee pot and stuff to make two cups of coffee. The bathroom has a slightly separate toilet area and a shower only, no bathtub. The shower had shampoo, conditioner, and body wash. The sink was a double sink with hand soap and lotion. We had a large balcony with some chairs and a couch and a view of other buildings. It was a good place to hang dry clothes. If you do not stay on the first floor you will not have a swim-out room. 


Do your best to not have to buy anything at the store here, instead pack everything you think you will need. I paid $33 for an average size box of tampons. Yes, that’s probably TMI but I was stunned at the prices! You expect to pay maybe double but this was triple, maybe even quadruple. 

If you have kids ages 4 – 12, Nickelodeon Resort Punta Cana is the perfect destination. (I do not recommend this for families with teenagers. There is not enough for them to do.) From famous Nicktoons characters like Spongebob and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles to live shows, the resort has it all. There are also kid-friendly dining options and a dedicated ‘Kids Club’ that’s open every day, so your little ones are entertained while you take some time off.

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As a traveler who’s been around, I can honestly say that Nickelodeon Resort Punta Cana is one of the best vacation destinations that I’ve visited for families with children ages 4 – 12. It offers a perfect balance of luxury, relaxation, and fun activities. I highly recommend you book your stay at Nickelodeon Resort Punta Cana, and let the memories begin.

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Book a Place to Stay

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