SpongeBob SquarePants, his pal Patrick, Dora the Explorer and Paw Patrol welcome friends to Nickelodeon Inns & Resorts Riviera Maya with their sluice baths and different video games.
The Mexican unit of the thematic complicated (the second is positioned in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic), working since August 2021 as a part of the smooth opening (pre-opening) program, was formally opened on the finish of March this yr.
Positioned between Cancún and Playa del Carmen, on the so-called Riviera Maya, within the state of Quintana Roo, the resort is half an hour from the airport, in a mangrove space. Based on Karisma, who runs the venture, 85% of the land has been preserved. “We do not wish to be the brand new Cancún,” stated Marilyn Cairo, consultant of the US community.
Nickelodeon operates on an all-inclusive system (all-inclusive meals and alcoholic drinks), like most lodges within the Mexican Caribbean. There are six eating places, three bars and 24-hour room service that may accommodate 280 residences, all of which have a swimming pool and sea views.
The complicated is split into three components: 1) the principle corridor; 2) the water park subsequent door; and three) a residential constructing roughly one kilometer away, which additionally homes many of the eating places and bars. Vans and golf carts transport friends – it’s simpler to identify a lizard on the way in which than a vacationer strolling on foot.
Dependence on inner transport brings some discomfort, particularly from Monday to Thursday when breakfast is simply served within the foyer restaurant. There is not a lot ready time, however having to relocate is a “job” to be misplaced for these simply seeking to chill out.
The infinity pool within the room is likely one of the highlights of the resort, not fairly non-public. Entry is through the balcony of the residence, and the area is shared with a number of residences – within the case of upper flooring. Rooms on the bottom ground overlook the principle swimming pool of the resort.
No frills, the rooms are comfy and spacious. The pillows and work of SpongeBob and the corporate convey the ambiance of the thematic complicated. Two loos make life simpler for bigger households.
(This journalist traveled with an assistant, his nine-year-old daughter, who made good use of the tub and ran away from the pool – which isn’t heated.)
Opposite to the stereotypical picture of the Caribbean, the ocean doesn’t encourage swimming – at the least it was not in the course of the reporter’s go to. There’s a variety of sargassum (a sort of seaweed) and the employees are attempting in useless to wash the sand.
With eating places, seafood, Mexican meals, and naturally a lot of burgers to cater to children and Individuals – it seems like Florida at instances. Disney-style exhibits and actions are largely in English. It’s attainable to plan breakfast with characters.
Regardless of the American benefit amongst guests, Nickelodeon says Latinos, and particularly Brazilians – regulars in and round Cancún – are a part of the audience. Based on information from the regional authorities, in 2019, the final yr earlier than the pandemic, greater than 180,000 individuals handed by way of the area.
Actually not for cash they may persuade Brazilians to go to the resort. A search on the web site in Might discovered a room charge for 2 adults and two kids for lower than $ 1,100 (R $ 5,600).
The value for Individuals can also be on reward store labels. The SpongeBob plush prices over 200 BRL.
To ensure that the value to be value it, you want to make good use of what might be the best asset of the resort: a water park that’s free to all friends – admission for adults who should not on Nickelodeon prices $ 199 (round 1000 rupees). ).
Aqua Nick follows the sample of the style, with water slides (considered one of them has a capsule, throughout which a hatch opens beneath your ft, you expertise an nearly free fall) and a river with waves. Even when you don’t like sliding, it’s value climbing the 70-meter platform overlooking the complete complicated and the ocean.
Kids play as soon as a day with a slime rain (not an excessive amount of right here, simply inexperienced liquid).
The park additionally contains drinks and quick meals. Cabins (some even with TV) are paid individually.
Except you’re a huge fan of resorts and do not thoughts being restricted to an airport-hotel-airport circuit, it’s value planning to go to the varied pure and historic points of interest of the area similar to Isla Mujeres, the Chichén Itzá pyramid, the islands of Cozumel and Tulum with their seashores and place archaeological website of the Maya and cenotes (caves with underground rivers). The resort organizes excursions.
Please be aware: Please ensure that Cancun airport transfers are included within the charge or e-book a van supplied by the resort ($ 43 per individual, spherical journey). The report paid for the taxi nearly R $ 1,000 (official worth) for a distance of roughly 30 kilometers.
Testimony: “I appreciated the water park, I did not actually just like the exhibits”
Estela Cavalini Constantino, 9
“I discovered the resort very cozy. The ocean was very lovely, it was unattainable to swim as there was a variety of seaweed. The meals was good. Thought the burger I ate tasted fully completely different than in Brazil. I appreciated the water park with slides probably the most. I did not just like the character exhibits as they spoke all the things in English and Spanish; i do not suppose brazilian children would take pleasure in that too. The room was very comfy and spacious. It has two loos and the pool within the room may be very shocking however very chilly. It was boring to drive a van or golf cart for a espresso, go to the park or take a look at. The place was lovely. It was my notion. “
The journalist and his daughter traveled on the invitation of Grupo Karisma Inns & Resorts