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ROOMS AT NICKELODEON RESORT PUNTA CANA
There are a few room options for families at Nickelodeon Punta Cana. There are three basic room layouts, and each of those offer a swim up suite option. And, there are luxury options beyond basic rooms, which are the villas. All rooms feature balconies and gorgeous marble baths with deep, freestanding tubs.
The three basic levels of rooms are the Pad Suite, the Flat Suite, and the Swank Suite. Those rooms will be balconies. Now, add on the “Swim Up” to each of those three rooms to get the balcony and pool entry option. The Pad Suite can work for a variety of family sizes, up to two adults and three small children. The room features a king bed or two double beds, and a pull-out sofa. For the Pad Suite rooms there is no separated sleeping area.
The Flat Suite is the room we stayed in (go back to section one and watch the video for the room tour). It features a master suite room which can be closed off by slider doors, and a living room that feature a sleeper sofa and a long dining bar top.
Swank Suites are all found in on the outside corners of the buildings. They feature larger wrap-around balconies (Plunge Pool on balconies) or patios with resort pool entry (Swim Up Swank). Swank suites have a master bedroom and sleeper sofa, plus a four-person dining table.
Staying in a Swim Up suite was one of Mia’s favorite parts of our vacation to the Nickelodeon Resort. She took late night swims before bed, or afternoon jump ins. I sat on the patio lounger and reading while she played. Each building features the connected pool, so all lower level rooms are swim up suites.
If you want the full Nickelodeon SpongeBob experience, book The Pineapple. A private pool villa with an entry atrium shaped like the famous SpongeBob pineapple. The interior is surprisingly luxe with very little SpongeBob decor except in the entry and upstairs kids room.
The Pool Super Villas and The Pineapple both are almost 2,300 sq ft of space and feature a 2-level, 2-bedroom/3-bath layout. Each has a private outdoor pool, outdoor shower and bath, butler service, and upgraded amenities, most notably L’Occtaine bath products.
Nickelodeon Hotel Layout
Something I had not realized until arriving is that the Nickelodeon Resort Punta Cana is a shared resort property. The property was built in partnership with a Sensatori all-inclusive resort. As you arrive on property there are two dedicated lobbies, Sensatori and Nickelodeon.
I believe this layout and partnership is actually optimal for traveling families. It means that half of the guests are not as “kid-focused” as the Nickelodeon brand guests. In my mind this means the resort is sharing all amenities except for the Nick Place kid area. But, the whole resort was built together, meaning everything looks cohesive. I didn’t even realize the resort was a shared facility until my press tour.
The main resort layout is fairly linear, with the beach at one end and the Nick Place (waterpark) at the other. A main walkway runs the whole way, with Sensatori being on one side of the walk, and Nickelodeon on the other. I’m including the resort map (two pages) for your information so you can better understand the layout. Don’t be overwhelmed. From the beach to the Nick Place (opposite resort sides) the walk takes about 10 minutes.
It is worthwhile to consider where you are most likely to spend your time, and make a room request for buildings near that area. Are you a beach and pool lover? I’d recommend requesting Building 1 or 2 (32 and 33 on the map). If you’re all about the food or plan to spend a lot of time at the kids’ club or waterpark, then request buildings 3 or 4 (34 and 35 on map).
Note that the grey areas on the map are the Sensatori areas. Nickelodeon guests can eat at their Lighthouse Buffet restaurant, but there are areas exclusive for Sensatori guests, just like Nick Place is exclusive for Nickelodeon hotel guests. Generally all restaurants and public spaces are open to guests of both resorts.
While we walked almost all the time, there are golf cart shuttles running along the main walkways regularly. At the time of our visit, they were in the process of building “shuttle stops” along the main walkways.
TAKEAWAY ROOM & RESORT TIPS:
- Pick the room with the best layout for your family, Pad Suite, Flat Suite, Swank Suite, Pool Super Villa.
- Decide if you want the swim up option (lower level) or balcony (2nd or 3rd floor).
- Make a request for whichever of the four buildings is closest to your priorty, beach vs waterpark.
- Walking from end (beach) to end (waterpark) of the resort takes about 10 minutes, but golf cart shuttles are available.
Next up, let’s look at the dining restaurants at Nickelodeon Punta Cana.