With slime baths and different video games, SpongeBob SquarePants, buddy Patrick, Dora the Explorer and PAW Patrol welcome friends at Nickelodeon Lodges & Resorts Riviera Maya.
Working below the comfortable 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 yr.
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 line with Karisma, who runs the venture, 85% of the land is preserved. “We do not need to be a brand new Cancún,” stated Marilyn Cairo, consultant of the American community.
Nickelodeon, like most motels within the Mexican Caribbean, operates on an all-inclusive system (all-inclusive meals and spirits). It’s going to 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 components: 1) the principle foyer; 2) the water park subsequent door; and three) an residence a few kilometer away with a lot of the eating places and bars. Vans and golf carts carry friends – it is simpler to see a lizard on the highway 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 a variety of ready time, however shifting is a “enterprise” that may be spent on those that simply need to chill out.
The infinity pool within the room is among the differentiating options of the resort, although not precisely non-public. Entry is from the residence’s balcony and the area is shared with a number of suites in relation to the higher flooring. Floor flooring rooms overlook the resort’s most important 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 nicely 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 in the course of the reporter’s go to. There’s a variety 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 teenagers and Individuals—typically it appears like being in Florida. Disney-style exhibits and sights are largely in English. It’s attainable to plan breakfast with characters.
Nickelodeon says that regardless of the American dominance amongst friends, Latin Individuals, significantly Brazilians – regulars in and round Cancún – are a part of the target market. Greater than 180,000 individuals handed via the area in 2019, the final yr earlier than the pandemic, in line with knowledge from regional authorities.
It definitely will not be for the cash to entice Brazilians to go to the resort. A search of the web site in Might didn’t discover room charges for 2 adults and two youngsters lower than US$1,100 (R$5,600).
The value of Individuals can also be on present store tags. A SpongeBob plush prices over R$200.
To make the value price it, it’s good to make good use of what might be the resort’s biggest asset: the water park, which is free for all friends – the doorway charge 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 nearly free-fall feeling when a hatch opens below your toes) 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.
Youngsters 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.
If you happen to’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 assorted pure and historic websites within the space, such because the Chichén Itzá pyramid, Isla Mujeres. , Cozumel and Tulum island, seashores, Mayan archaeological website and cenotes (caves containing underground rivers). The lodge organizes excursions.
Please observe: make certain Cancun airport switch is included in your worth or ebook a hotel-provided minivan (US$43 per individual, spherical journey). The report paid the equal of about R$1,000 (official worth) for a taxi for a distance of about 30 kilometers.
Testimony: ‘I favored 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 lovely, you could not swim as a result of there was a lot seaweed. The meals was good. I assumed a hamburger I ate was very completely different from what you discover in Brazil. I favored the water park with water slides probably the most. I did not just like the character exhibits as a result of all the pieces was in English and Spanish. They have been speaking,I feel the Brazilian youngsters 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 superb 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 lovely. My notion.”
Journalist and her daughter traveled on the invitation of Grupo Karisma Lodges & Resorts