Acquiring drenched with a weird eco-friendly liquid isn’t commonly the highlight of a Mexico vacation resort getaway, but at the new Nickelodeon Resorts & Resorts Riviera Maya, it is just one of the most important resources of smiles amid company.

Any individual familiar with Nickelodeon’s tv programming, of program, appreciates that the emerald-hued material is known as slime, and the every day “sliming” that will take put at the resort’s enormous waterpark is an interactive re-creation of just one of the Television set network’s most famous traditions. 

At the new Nickelodeon vacation resort in Mexico’s Riviera Maya, the environmentally friendly material is decidedly much more functional than on Tv set — it’s far more like inexperienced-dyed water than messy goo, so attendees who stand beneath the big sprayer can quickly clean off the slime with h2o. 

Sliming, which can take put just about every working day at the hotel’s 6-acre Aqua Nick waterpark, is just just one example of how attendees can hook up with Nickelodeon society at this 280-space, all-inclusive vacation resort, which opened in August as the next Nickelodeon-branded home in the Karisma Lodges & Resorts portfolio (and the initially in Mexico).

The Aqua Nick waterpark at Nickelodeon Hotels & Resorts Riviera Maya
The Aqua Nick waterpark at Nickelodeon Motels & Resorts Riviera Maya

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Located about 25 minutes south of Cancun Global Airport, Nickelodeon Hotels & Resorts Riviera Maya delivers a lively and partaking family family vacation working experience, specifically for admirers of Nickelodeon’s renowned children’s programming. Throughout my 3-night continue to be, I loved innumerable photo prospects and delightful pop-lifestyle visuals that can quickly enchantment to grown ups and youngsters alike.

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It was obvious that I’d arrived at a Nickelodeon-branded assets as shortly as I acquired out of the Lincoln Navigator airport transfer automobile (roundtrip transfers are included in all area rates). A towering SpongeBob SquarePants pineapple sits squarely in the lobby, complemented by the resort’s signature cheery shades and well-placed Nick-themed decor. Even the wristbands, which also provide as home keys, are festively embellished with Nick-motivated visuals (my crucial fob was yellow and experienced the eye of SpongeBob SquarePants — one particular of the couple situations I’ve in fact wished to preserve carrying an all-inclusive wristband right after checkout).

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Festive Ambiance Spans Resort Suites, Dining and Waterpark

All accommodations at this new Nickelodeon vacation resort are billed as swim-up suites, which is an outstanding feat, in particular considering that rooms are spread across six floors. These are particularly well-made areas for people all suites accommodate a minimal of five folks, thanks to strategically put couch beds and Murphy beds in some rooms. Even the smallest suites, which evaluate an spectacular 581 square feet, have two entire loos and direct obtain to prolonged, infinity plunge pools that operate along every single flooring.

Infinity plunge pools are found outside each guestroom.
Infinity plunge pools are observed exterior each guestroom.

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Guestrooms characteristic colourful decor that consists of framed illustrations of numerous Nickelodeon figures. I was also impressed with the ingenious design and style of the balcony access in addition to regular sliding glass doorways, my area also experienced a Dutch-type half-door, which aids nervous moms and dads stop lesser children from wandering unaccompanied on to the balcony, when continue to allowing a lot of gentle and fresh Caribbean breezes to enter the living/sleeping region. 

Even though my suite with a king mattress was roomy, vibrantly decorated and comfortable, families seeking to splurge should consider reserving just one of the amazing, 3,000-square-foot signature suites, every single of which options one of a kind themes, dwelling/eating rooms, 710-sq.-foot balconies and non-public infinity plunge swimming pools. I was wowed by the Pineapple Suite, a gloriously retro place inspired by the underwater house of SpongeBob SquarePants, total with a giant pineapple hut on the balcony that serves as a whimsical television lounge.

The aptly named Pineapple Suite, inspired by SpongeBob SquarePants
The aptly named Pineapple Suite, influenced by SpongeBob SquarePants

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Lovers of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, meanwhile, need to consider The Lair, a spectacularly environmentally friendly-hued suite that is the first of its variety for the Nickelodeon resort model, complete with a vintage video clip activity machine and decor depicting many incarnations of the legendary turtles from the previous decades. 

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Nickelodeon people even work their way into mealtime activities, with the Ninja Turtles staking a existence at Piazza Tavola, a roomy Italian eatery that reminds visitors of the brothers’ penchant for pizza and Good Burger, which serves tasty hamburgers in the guise of the eponymously titled Nickelodeon comedy sketch and motion picture. Visitors can also consider edge of 24-hour home services. 

Having said that, the most enjoyable dining encounter, primarily for young children, is the character breakfast, which is involved with the space fee and normally takes spot every morning at the Nick Bistro, a informal eatery within the park. A selection of costumed performers make the rounds from table to table, patiently and energetically posing for photos with guests, who can also get pleasure from a bountiful breakfast that features every thing from pancakes and fruit to scrambled eggs, tacos and quesadillas. 

Speaking of photo prospects, families will discover lots of memorable techniques to doc their go to at the Aqua Nick waterpark, which has two,000 square ft of waterslides, 1,820 square ft of river rides and many foodstuff and beverage shops. I invested a wonderfully lazy afternoon in a VIP cabana, which features large sofas, a ceiling admirer, a television, a minifridge and attentive waiter service. 

The not too long ago opened resort proceeds to add new characteristics shortly to debut are the Naay Spa and exercise heart, as nicely as a larger Club Nick children’s club, which will open up quickly in the waterpark (for now, kids’ club solutions work from a festively embellished lounge in the foyer constructing). 

Company who can’t bear to go away the Nickelodeon Resorts & Resorts Riviera Maya without a souvenir, by the way, will find a good deal of solutions the assets has a number of present stores, like a six,000-square-foot shop within the h2o park which is chock total of Nickelodeon-themed reward suggestions. 

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