SpongeBob SquarePants, his buddy Patrick, Dora the Explorer and Paw Patrol welcome visitors to Nickelodeon Inns & Resorts Riviera Maya with their sluice baths and different video games.
The Mexican unit of the thematic advanced (the second is situated in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic), working since August 2021 as a part of the gentle opening (pre-opening) program, was formally opened on the finish of March this 12 months.
Situated 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. In accordance with Karisma, who runs the undertaking, 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 resorts within the Mexican Caribbean. There are six eating places, three bars and 24-hour room service that may accommodate 280 flats, all of which have a swimming pool and sea views.
The advanced is split into three elements: 1) the primary corridor; 2) the water park subsequent door; and three) a residential constructing roughly one kilometer away, which additionally homes a lot of the eating places and bars. Vans and golf carts transport visitors – it’s simpler to identify a lizard on the way in which than a vacationer strolling on foot.
Dependence on inside transport brings some discomfort, particularly from Monday to Thursday when breakfast is barely 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 trying to loosen up.
The infinity pool within the room is among the highlights of the resort, not fairly non-public. Entry is by way of the balcony of the condominium, and the house is shared with a number of flats – within the case of upper flooring. Rooms on the bottom ground overlook the primary swimming pool of the resort.
No frills, the rooms are snug and spacious. The pillows and work of SpongeBob and the corporate convey the environment of the thematic advanced. 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 very least it was not in the course of the reporter’s go to. There’s a number of sargassum (a sort of seaweed) and the employees try in useless to scrub the sand.
With eating places, seafood, Mexican meals, and naturally a number of burgers to cater to youngsters and People – it looks like Florida at occasions. Disney-style reveals and actions are principally in English. It’s doable 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 target market. In accordance with information from the regional authorities, in 2019, the final 12 months earlier than the pandemic, greater than 180,000 individuals handed by way of the area.
Actually not for cash they are going to persuade Brazilians to go to the resort. A search on the web site in Could discovered a room charge for 2 adults and two youngsters for lower than $ 1,100 (R $ 5,600).
The worth for People can be on present store labels. The SpongeBob plush prices over 200 BRL.
To ensure that the worth to be value it, you should make good use of what could possibly be the best asset of the resort: a water park that’s free to all visitors – admission for adults who will not be on Nickelodeon prices $ 199 (round 1000 rupees). ).
Aqua Nick follows the sample of the style, with water slides (one among them has a capsule, throughout which a hatch opens underneath your toes, 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 all the advanced 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 large 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 corresponding 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 lodge organizes excursions.
Please notice: Please be sure that Cancun airport transfers are included within the charge or e-book a van offered by the lodge ($ 43 per individual, spherical journey). The report paid for the taxi nearly R $ 1,000 (official value) for a distance of roughly 30 kilometers.
Testimony: “I appreciated the water park, I did not actually just like the reveals”
Estela Cavalini Constantino, 9
“I discovered the lodge very cozy. The ocean was very lovely, it was inconceivable to swim as there was a number of seaweed. The meals was good. Thought the burger I ate tasted utterly totally different than in Brazil. I appreciated the water park with slides probably the most. I did not just like the character reveals as they spoke every little thing in English and Spanish; i do not assume brazilian youngsters would get pleasure from that too. The room was very snug and spacious. It has two loos and the pool within the room may be very stunning however very chilly. It was boring to drive a van or golf cart for a espresso, go to the park or try. The place was lovely. It was my notion. “
The journalist and his daughter traveled on the invitation of Grupo Karisma Inns & Resorts