In the Caribbean, two resorts for relaxation (with and without youngsters)
Afternoon dawns at Punta Cana’s small worldwide airport. And it is not simply the 35°C warmth outdoors the roof and the air con. At the time, many vacationers have been trying for resorts to chill out in the Caribbean in the Dominican Republic, a vacation spot synonymous with turquoise seas, cocktails and a lot of enjoyable.
It is on this context that the Nickelodeon Hotel in Punta Cana and Margaritaville Cap Cana are situated, each included, however with totally different profiles.
The first is ideal for a visit to the Caribbean with youngsters, as it’s considered one of two lodges owned by Nickelodeon, a world model of youngsters’s leisure, that includes characters resembling SpongeBob SquarePants, Paw Patrol and Dora the Explorer. Margaritaville Cap Cana focuses on grownup relaxation, together with 40 villas with non-public swimming pools, accessible solely to adults.
Airlines resembling Gol, Latam and Avianca fly often to the Dominican Republic. Copa Airlines flights to Punta Cana cease in Panama City. If you are pondering of extending your journey, take into account the stopover possibility, as Panama tends to be the final vacation spot for Brazilian vacationers.
Breakfast with SpongeBob
The Nickelodeon Hotel in Punta Cana is situated on Uvero Alto Beach, 45 minutes from the airport. Opened in 2016, the resort has 460 suites, all with sufficient area to accommodate a household of as much as 4.
From the set of personal lodging, which embody a pool inside every unit, Pineapple Villa is the spotlight. The pineapple on the entrance door and different inside ornament components check with the home of the SpongeBob character.
He and his inseparable pal Patrick are omnipresent personalities of the lodge. The pair are joined by different characters from the Chanel cartoon throughout the resort’s breakfast, a lot to the delight of very younger youngsters.
Meeting Santiago, from a portray by Santiago dos Mares, artwork by Nick Jr. Friends, seasonal programming at the Nickelodeon Hotel in Punta Cana and the Mexican Riviera Maya. Up to 43% off lodging packages by way of October 31, 2022, plus $400 credit score towards character interactions and in-resort spending.
Services resembling nursery and remedies at Sundar Vasa Spa are charged individually, as are some dishes highlighted by costs on the restaurant menu. In all, there are 11 eating choices at the Nickelodeon Hotel in Punta Cana. Children’s palates will be indulged in eating places like BRGRS PH, dwelling to the El Machete appetizers, and Aquabite, which operates inside a water park related to the lodge by an inside underground passage.
Nickelodeon Punta Cana Hotel leases embody entry to the lazy river, playground and small pool complicated with water slides. A spotlight of the household enjoyable is the conventional slime bathtub.
Craft beer and cocktails at Margaritaville
About quarter-hour by automotive separates the airport from Juanillo Beach, considered one of Punta Cana’s most well-known. There, Margaritaville Cap Cana is an invite for adults to chill out. Children of all ages are welcome, however in my view they may very well be extra misplaced on this 5 star seashore.
Opening in October 2021, the resort is the Margaritaville model’s first all-inclusive, providing lodging that worth consolation and casualness. In different phrases, selecting out a snug pair of flip-flops for your journey is simply as essential as your passport and sunscreen.
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Cocktails by the pool of your life or as an aperitif earlier than meals shall be an possibility. Margaritaville Cap Cana has good eating choices. Frank & Lola’s Sicilian delicacies doesn’t disappoint, as does the grilled meats at JWB Steakhouse. For a Caribbean taste, head to Rum Runners. Or assist your self to the boathouse’s Dominican breakfast station.
In a world of pinas coladas, margaritas and different drinks, the lodge additionally has a craft brewery. The Landshark manufacturing unit operates behind the bar counter and is open to visitors. Everything that comes from the large tanks is destined for home consumption, nothing will be bottled.
Most productions shall be carried out throughout the first Oktoberfest held on a Caribbean island. Inspired by the conventional beer pageant of Munich, Germany, the occasion at Margaritaville Cap Cana will run till October 29, 2022. Gingerbread workshops, easy meals and different actions associated to Germanic heritage are a part of the schedule. Even beer-based treats shall be out there at St. Spa someplace.
Suites like the Luxury Junior have a toilet that recreates a spa environment. Before mattress, it may be tempting to spend a couple of minutes in the soaking tub and then sprawl out on the king mattress. And depart the balcony blackout open, so you possibly can witness the lovely dawn without having to rise up.
The subsequent day, attempt to watch the dawn at the foot of the sea. Walk alongside the effective white sand earlier than diving into the azure waters, which is able to make any delicate traveler sigh after the photographs.
By Fernando Victorino
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Nathalia Molina and Fernando Victorino are journey journalists considering locations, cultures and tales. For extra suggestions and experiences, observe @ComoViaja on Instagram and Facebook