A 3-Day Itinerary at Nick Punta Cana
By Nickelodeon Hotels & Resorts Punta Cana
The Ultimate Itinerary: How to Plan Your Long Weekend Swimmingly
One of the struggles in planning a family vacation is finding enough time. Between school, work and day-to-day things, life can get pretty busy. Luckily, Nickelodeon Hotels & Resorts Punta Cana is the perfect long weekend getaway option. Just enough time to escape from reality, and be back in the game come Monday morning. Here’s a fool-proof itinerary that lets the entire family experience every aspect of the five-star Gourmet Inclusive resort in three days.
Day One, Friday After a short ride from the airport, arrive at the resort and check in with champagne for the grownups & Slime smoothies for the kiddos. Once you’ve settled into your suite (and jumped on the bed of course), head to BRGRS.PH for some pre-beach sustenance. Gorge on gourmet burgers with goat cheese & caramelized onions while the kids enjoy French fries, sliders & Oreo milkshakes. Don’t worry parents, you can enjoy adult versions of these milkshakes too.
Once you’ve powered up, it’s time to check out the beach! Scope out the super sleek infinity pool and make your way to sun-loungers right on the sand to catch some afternoon rays. Beach butlers will assist you with all your beverage needs and provide sand toys to keep the small fry busy. Pro-tip: don’t forget the sunscreen despite how breezy it may be!
After the beach, head back to your room to take a siesta and freshen up for dinner. You’re probably pooped from traveling and settling in with the whole crew, so we recommend Sugarcane, the food display of all food displays for your final meal of the day. Here, everyone chooses what they crave whether it’s fresh carvings of prime rib, personal made-to-order pasta, or French fries and pizza. After dinner, walk through the Gourmet Plaza and enjoy the live music & market with a nightcap.
Day Two, Saturday Rise and shine bright and early to make the 8 am Pajama Jam Character Breakfast with SpongeBob, Dora, the Fairly OddParents, and Paw Patrol (reserve this with your personal concierge when you arrive to guarantee a spot). Don’t forget to get their autographs!
Once you’re done with breakfast, make your way to Nick Place for some fun, sun, and Slime (you are at a Nickelodeon Resort, after all!). Grab a floatie and take a lap or two in the lazy river, followed by Slime time with Team Nick. This may arguably be the most memorable part of your trip, crossing off bucket list items for every member of the family. Afterwards, grab a table at Aqua Bite for a poolside lunch of gourmet pizzas, smoothies and wraps.
Now it’s time to drop off the little ones at Just Kiddin’ Kids Club, where they can play all day under the watchful supervision of trained professionals. This gives parents a chance to check out Vassa Spa (helloo couples massage), take advantage of 3 swim-up bars, or walk down miles of golden sandy beach. Or why not all three?
After you reunite with the kids, head back to your suite and get ready for dinner. Our suggestion tonight is Spacewalker, where the cuisine is out of this world. Don’t forget to request the astronaut helmets for picture-perfect Instagrams. Once you’ve landed back on Earth, pop on over to Vino Vino and enjoy live music and a game of pool with craft cocktails.
Day Three: Sunday Time to explore! Book an excursion with your personal concierge to check out the beauty of Punta Cana. A snorkeling trip, eco-hike through the jungle, or cultural visit to the country’s capital, Santo Domingo, awaits you. Make sure to try some authentic ‘mangu’ – a plantain-based dish that’s a local favorite.
When you get back to the resort, pop into Nick Place for a selfie with SpongeBob, and then spend some time at Fresco for fresh ceviche and drinks at the swim-up pool bar. By this point, you may be tired – so you may want to kick back and order room service for the gang. But we’re inclined to recommend one final dinner out at Verdello, where you can devour Italian favorites like risotto, octopus and classic spaghetti.
Day Four: Monday Sleep in a little and order room service for the whole family. We’re thinking eggs Benedict, chorizo sausage, crispy hash browns, fresh fruit and warm croissants. After that, head to the infinity pool for one last cannonball and piña colada. Finally, arrange for the bellboy to pick up you and your luggage via golf cart and begin the checkout process. It’s time to depart the land of Slime, sand, and sun – for now.
We know. We’ll miss you too.