Are you ready to get slimed? As a true child of the 80s, slime was on my mind as I headed to the Nickelodeon Resort Punta Cana. Mia and I headed off on our very first solo mother and daughter trip. It was a long trip from Seattle to Punta Cana, the longest domestic flight in fact. But we did it, and now I’m excited to share my review and tips for the new Nickelodeon hotel. I was hosted at the resort to facilitate this review.
First, check out this video of how much fun we had on this family vacation! Keep in mind you’ll have to adjust the volume to hear the music. Or you can view my Nickelodeon Resort Video on YouTube.
This post is your ultimate travel guide for the Nickelodeon Resort, so it’s packed full! I’ve separated the post into categories and pages so you’re not scrolling forever. Here’s the list of what I’ll be covering. You can read each page in order, or skip ahead to what you’re looking for.
- Transportation Information
- Rooms & Resort Layout
- Dining & Allergy Information
- Packing Tips & Travel Tips
TRANSPORTATION TO NICKELODEON PUNTA CANA
Let’s talk flights. You’re going to want to fly into PUJ, Punta Cana International Airport. On your arriving flight you’ll be given customs forms. Unlike the United States, you have to fill out a form for each person. When you arrive, you’ll follow the paths to the Immigration area. Now you’re going to need to go through a few sections in processing.
First, you’ll line up and pay the required $10 USD per person entry fee. This is official, and you’ll receive a receipt. Next you’ll go into another line up to be cleared by an agent. After this last check point, you can put away your passports and grab your luggage at the pick up point. Upon exiting, you’ll end up outdoors with multiple tour operators, car rental, and taxi stands around the area.
Nickelodeon has a partnership with Nexus tours, so I can recommend that you book your airport transfers with them. Their check in desk is not in the initial area you exit into when you leave customs. Instead you turn slightly to the left and they’re about three-quarters of the way down on the left. You’ll notice their signature orange colors. Once you check in there, you’ll be loaded into a van. And hey, the vans have wifi!
The drive to the Nickelodeon Resort Punta Cana is about 45 minutes from the PUJ airport. It’s good to note that we did not see a bathroom through the full process of customs, nor at the exit. We had to ride an elevator to the check-in level of the airport to reach the bathrooms (baños).
TAKEAWAY TRANSPORTATION TIPS:
- Be sure you have $10 USD per person CASH to pay for entry to the Dominican Republic
- Nexus Tours is the onsite Nickelodeon Resort partner for transportation.
- Consider using the bathroom on the plane before landing as I saw none available during the border entry process.
- Remember the transportation time from the airport to Nickelodeon is 45 minutes. If you need the restroom before leaving, you’ll need to go down to the departures level.
Next up, let’s talk about the resort layout & room options!