With slime baths and different video games, SpongeBob SquarePants, pal Patrick, Dora the Explorer and PAW Patrol welcome company at Nickelodeon Lodges & Resorts Riviera Maya.
Working underneath the smooth opening (pre-opening) program since August 2021, the Mexican unit of the theme advanced (the opposite in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic) was formally opened on the finish of March this 12 months.
Positioned between Cancún and Playa del Carmen, within the state of Quintana Roo, within the so-called Riviera Maya, within the mangrove space, half an hour from the airport. In response to Karisma, who runs the venture, 85% of the land is preserved. “We do not wish to be a brand new Cancún,” mentioned Marilyn Cairo, consultant of the American community.
Nickelodeon, like most inns within the Mexican Caribbean, operates on an all-inclusive system (all-inclusive meals and spirits). It’ll home six eating places, three bars and 24-hour room service, 280 flats, all with swimming pool and sea views.
The advanced is split into three elements: 1) the principle foyer; 2) the water park subsequent door; and three) an residence a couple of kilometer away with many of the eating places and bars. Vans and golf carts carry company – it is simpler to see a lizard on the street than a vacationer strolling round.
Dependence on home transport brings a sure inconvenience, particularly from Monday to Thursday, when breakfast is served solely within the foyer restaurant. There is not loads of ready time, however shifting is a “enterprise” that may be spent on those that simply wish to chill out.
The infinity pool within the room is without doubt one of the differentiating options of the resort, although not precisely non-public. Entry is from the residence’s balcony and the house is shared with a number of suites in terms of the higher flooring. Floor ground rooms overlook the resort’s fundamental pool.
No frills, comfy and spacious rooms. Cushions and work by SpongeBob and firm translate the environment of a theme advanced. Two loos make life simpler for bigger households.
(This journalist traveled with an assistant with a nine-year-old daughter who used the bathtub properly and escaped the unheated pool.)
As a problem to the stereotypical picture of the Caribbean, the ocean doesn’t invite bathing – at the very least it wasn’t throughout the reporter’s go to. There may be loads of sargassum (a kind of seaweed) and employees are attempting in useless to wash up the sand.
In eating places, seafood, Mexican meals, and naturally many hamburgers, to offer meals for youths and Individuals—typically it appears like being in Florida. Disney-style exhibits and points of interest are largely in English. It’s potential to plan breakfast with characters.
Nickelodeon says that regardless of the American dominance amongst company, Latin Individuals, notably Brazilians – regulars in and round Cancún – are a part of the audience. Greater than 180,000 folks handed by means of the area in 2019, the final 12 months earlier than the pandemic, in keeping with knowledge from regional authorities.
It actually will not be for the cash to entice Brazilians to go to the resort. A search of the web site in Could didn’t discover room charges for 2 adults and two youngsters lower than US$1,100 (R$5,600).
The worth of Individuals can be on reward store tags. A SpongeBob plush prices over R$200.
To make the worth price it, it’s essential make good use of what might be the resort’s best asset: the water park, which is free for all company – the doorway price for non-Nickelodeon adults is US$199 (about Rs 1,000).
Aqua Nick follows the sample of the style, with water slides (a pod in a single, you get an virtually free-fall feeling when a hatch opens underneath your ft) and a tough river. Even in the event you don’t love snowboarding, it is price climbing the 70 meter excessive platform to see the entire advanced and the ocean.
Children have enjoyable with a rain of snot as soon as a day (probably not snot right here, however inexperienced liquid).
Drinks and quick meals are additionally included within the park. Bungalows (even some with TVs) are paid individually.
Should you’re not an enormous fan of resorts and do not thoughts limiting your self to the airport-hotel-airport circuit, it is price planning a go to to the varied pure and historic websites within the space, such because the Chichén Itzá pyramid, Isla Mujeres. , Cozumel and Tulum island, seashores, Mayan archaeological web site and cenotes (caves containing underground rivers). The lodge organizes excursions.
Please be aware: make sure that Cancun airport switch is included in your value or e-book a hotel-provided minivan (US$43 per individual, spherical journey). The report paid the equal of about R$1,000 (official value) for a taxi for a distance of about 30 kilometers.
Testimony: ‘I appreciated the water park, I did not just like the exhibits a lot’
Estela Cavalini Constantino, 9
“I discovered the lodge very cute. The ocean was stunning, you could not swim as a result of there was a lot seaweed. The meals was good. I believed a hamburger I ate was very completely different from what you discover in Brazil. I appreciated the water park with water slides probably the most. I did not just like the character exhibits as a result of all the things was in English and Spanish. They have been speaking,I feel the Brazilian children would not take pleasure in it as a lot.The room was very comfy and good.spacious.It has two loos and the pool within the room is wonderful however very chilly.It was boring to take a minibus or golf cart to get a espresso, go to the park or take a look at.Location It was stunning. My notion.”
Journalist and her daughter traveled on the invitation of Grupo Karisma Lodges & Resorts