11 Things You Need to Know to Get the Most Out of Your Stay and Have the Slime of Your Life at Nickelodeon™ Hotels & Resorts Riviera Maya
- Every Room is the Best Room
With all 280 rooms in the Nickelodeon resort having a swim-out pool and ocean view, you can’t go wrong when choosing a room. Simply pick a room that has the sleeping choices to accommodate your family. Standard features of all the rooms include your choice of configuration of beds, two Smart TV's, living space with table and chairs, one spa-like bathroom with a free standing soaking tub and double sinks, one spa-like bathroom with rain shower head, plenty of closet and drawer space, oversized balcony or terrace leading to your swim up pool, a safety gate to prevent small children from going on the balcony, once-daily stocked minibar, coffee maker, and safe. If you’re looking for more space or the privacy of having separate rooms, you might want to consider booking adjoining rooms or truly elevate your vacation to one of the incredible rooftop Signature Suites.
When you book a Signature Suite at Nickelodeon™ Hotels & Resorts Riviera Maya, you aren't just booking a room, you are booking an experience of a lifetime. Join SpongeBob in a pineapple under the sea in The Pineapple Suite, indulge in the best of Nickelodeon™ in The Big Kahuna Suite, or get ready to roll up to the New York subway Ninja Turtle style in the Lair Suites. Each Signature Suite comes with all the standard amenities PLUS private butlers to keep you pampered during your stay; with services including private in-suite dinner, afternoon tea and wine tasting. Guest in the Signature Suites will also have access to an aromatherapy menu selection for your room, pillow and aroma baths, two 50-minute massages at Náay Spa, free Slimulator Experience, welcome Nick gift, Character Breakfast Experience, VIP Cabaña at Aqua Nick and more!
- Leave the Extras at Home
Nickelodeon™ Hotels & Resorts Riviera Maya really seems to get what it’s like to travel as a parent and is stocked with basic amenities like shampoo, conditioner, body wash, hair dryer, vanity mirror, cotton swabs, and a sewing kit. The not-so basics that really wowed me were their stock of strollers, cribs, changing tables, monitors, bottle warmers, car seats on the transportation vehicles, and even kid-sized robes and slippers. Swim towels are provided for your swim-up pool and also at Aqua Nick. So pull out your packing cubes, pack the essentials and save some room for that Nick swag that you can only get at the Nickelodeon™ Hotels & Resorts.
- Download the Karisma app
I can’t tell you how many times I referred to my app during my stay. On the app you can find menus for all the restaurants, access your concierge, view the Náay Spa menu, and even use it as a remote control for your TV! You will also find daily entertainment schedules along with character meet and greet spots and times. With over 20 characters, you don’t have to miss a single one.
- Eat and Drink ALL THE THINGS
Nickelodeon™ Hotels & Resorts Riviera Maya has some of the best food and drinks I've ever had at a resort. With 6 restaurants, 3 bars and 4 Aqua Bites, you're going to want to try it all, even their signature Slime drink!
Good Burger - located Seaside, Good Burger is an ala carte restaurant open for dinner starting at 5pm however, the Ice Cream truck inside of Good Burger opens at 3:30 for your afternoon sweet treat.
Bikini Bottom Bar - located Seaside, this is the secret spot where you will find your morning coffee fix and oceanside lunch.
La Spatula - located in the Lobby and open from 7am - noon, La Spatula is truly a delight. Colorful and playful, this interactive food display is not only delicious but fun for the whole family. You have to try the signature Slime juice or even a Slime Smoothie! Not in the mood for something green? Try ordering a frozen latte! Have a sweet tooth? Find the chef making crepes and ask for one with cream cheese, Nutella, and bananas. Add a little whipped cream and try not to melt in your seat at the first bite.
Piazza - located in the Lobby and available by reservation only, Piazza is a must-eat restaurant where you will find salads, flat bread, and pizza. Can’t finish it all? Ask for a box and you’ll receive a personal pizza-sized box to finish off later.
Nick Bistro - located in Nickelodeon™ Place, this venue has a family-friendly food display for lunch, but is also where they host character dining. Just looking for something to help you cool down while playing at Aqua Nick? Visit the soft-serve ice cream machine in the food display. Feeling a little more spicy? The guac and frozen mojito are must tries!
Yacht Club - located Seaside and open for dinner at 5pm, this interactive food display is inspired by a different worldly theme each night. There is an entire kids section catering to younger guests.
Random Restaurant Things to Know:
- Every restaurant at Nickelodeon™ Hotels & Resorts has activity mats for kids (and sometimes an extra fun surprise).
- Do you have food allergies or sensitivities? No problem. Let the resort know and they will take care of it like they took care of this Macaroni KID publisher.
- Nickelodeon™ Hotels & Resorts do not have buffets, but have self-serve and rightfully named, “food displays.”
- Please note that there is an enforced dress code for all of the restaurants at Nickelodeon™ Hotels & Resorts Riviera Maya.
- Room Service is available 24/7. Read that again. 24 hours, wherever you want. YUM.
- Get in the Photo Mom!
Get your whole family in the photo without grabbing a random person to take it for you. There are large, colorful character sculptures located throughout the resort just waiting for the perfect photo opp. Scan your bracelet on the nearby pole and have just enough time to jump into a perfectly posed photo with your family and your favorite characters. You can view all of your photos at Nickelodeon™ Place and purchase your top 50 photos in one day for $75 or your top 50 photos for your entire stay for $108.
- Enjoy Some Adult Time
Nickelodeon™ Hotels & Resorts Riviera Maya isn’t just for kids. Kids ages 4-12 can be signed into Club Nick from 9 am-5 pm for a day of fun activities while mom and dad enjoy a quiet lap on the lazy river, poolside game of giant chess, or service at the Náay Spa. Note they are closed from 12-1 daily for a thorough cleaning. Have kids younger than 4? Make a reservation at Club Nick 24 hours in advance to take advantage of the resort babysitting services.
- Have the Slime of Your Life
Enjoy poolside entertainment all day with the incredibly talented Team Nick daily. At 1 pm, be prepared for a massive cascade of green slime during the Super Sliming! Don't worry, the slime is environmentally safe and rinses right off in the pool. Looking to elevate your green experience? Exclusive Nickelodeon™ Personal Sliming is available at an additional cost.
- Know How to Navigate the Náay Spa
If you book a service at the Náay Spa, be sure to head over there 30-40 minutes ahead of time to spend time in the relaxation room and hydrotherapy, which are complimentary with any spa service.
- Pac-Man is Everywhere
Seriously. This one is huge. For 2 days I waited patiently for kids to get off the Pac-Man machine in the Snick Lounge so I could play. When I FINALLY got my turn, I realized that each arcade game was connected to a network, allowing you to access any game from any machine. Head to any arcade game in the Snick Lounge and use that trick to play any game you'd like instead of waiting for a particular game to open up.
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Nickelodeon™ Hotels & Resorts Riviera Maya hosted the author in exchange for her review. All thoughts and opinions are her own.