As non-stop flights return, and luxury resorts open their doors once again, you may be wondering where to go for your next family vacation. Karisma Hotel & Resorts in the Caribbean and Mexico began the summer with a phased reopening and are continuing operations with the safety of guests in mind with their Karisma Peace of Mind health protocols.
“We’ve seen the number of direct bookings for trips in the next quarter significantly outpace bookings in 2019,” said Bill Linehan, president of Premier Worldwide Marketing, the exclusive worldwide representatives for Karisma Hotels & Resorts in a press release. “This shows that travel is coming back gradually but steadily and with even higher demand, which is incredibly important for our Mexico and Caribbean destinations that rely so heavily on tourism.”
And, now, travelers can visit the just-opened, five-star, all-inclusive Nickelodeon Hotels & Resorts Riviera Maya, where SpongeBob SquarePants, Dora the Explorer, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and PAW Patrol roam the grounds on the regular. Spend the day at one of the largest water attractions in Mexico, located directly on the property, where kids can zip down slides, float in the Lazy River or Adventure River, and get covered in green slime. Private cabana rentals, with butler service, are available at Aqua Nick as well.
When you’ve had enough, you can retreat to your family-friendly swim-up suite, where every room has a stellar ocean-front view and direct access to an infinity edge plunge pool. What’s more: each room has two bathrooms to accommodate a family of five and plenty of space to spread out. You’ll notice right away that your room features good-natured touches like green slime designs on the chairs and lamps, artworks and sketch drawings from the Nickelodeon show archives, and character etchings in the glass on the bathroom doors.
“After the huge success of the Nickelodeon Hotels & Resorts Punta Cana, we could not be better poised to expand the brand experience with our resort with all oceanfront swim-up suites, along with themed experiences with an extended cast of 20 of your favorite Nickelodeon characters,” said Mario Mathieu, Senior Vice President of Business Development, Design and Construction of Karisma Hotels & Resorts in a press release. “This property features many firsts such as the new Turtle Lair Suite, even more dedicated entertainment spaces such as SNICK Lounge and Mainstage, and the one-of-a-kind Aqua Nick with its epic slides, river rides and the teen-friendly Soak Summit, which will be a destination in itself.”
Another great feature of the resort is the in-room dining, accessible every hour of the day. If you need a light snack, want to wake-up slowly and indulge in breakfast in bed, or enjoy having lively dining experiences at distinct thematic restaurants, you’ll have options here. Restaurants and bars include the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle-inspired Nick Bistro, the retro Good Burger, the buffet-style Le Spatula, the Bikini Bottom Bar and Gourmet Corner, and two swim-up bars (Cosmo and Wanda).
For the paramount Nickelodeon adventure, choose from three specialty suites, complete with private butlers and top-floor views. The Big Kahuna Suite is 3,000 square feet, with two bedrooms and nostalgic design touches like the neon artwork emblazoned with the phrase “Happy Happy Joy Joy”, a nod to The Ren & Stimpy Show. The Lair Suite, which accommodates up to seven guests, is Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle-inspired. The most popular suite is the grand Pineapple Suite, which is designed to look like SpongeBob’s subaquatic home.
“Following the great success of the Punta Cana resort, we wanted to bring the Nickelodeon experience to Mexico, building one of the most anticipated hotels in Riviera Maya for families,” said Dolores López Lira, President and Founder of Grupo Lomas in a press release. “With industry-setting standards like rooms built for families of five, coupled with the unparalleled character immersions created here, all underscored by Karisma Hotels & Resorts’ five-star hospitality, this fan-favorite destination truly raises the bar. It is incredible to see the smiles on kids’ faces from the moment they walk in the lobby and are transported into the captivating world of Nickelodeon.”