Kid taking a picture of parents with Dob and Dora

Sand, sun, and beach waves raise your hand if you want it! Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic is one of the hottest Caribbean destinations with millions of visitors gracing its white, sandy beaches each year.

This vacation destination is a once in a lifetime opportunity. We’ve got two awesome suggestion for where to stay once you get there:

Hard Rock Hotel and Casino and Nickelodeon Hotel and Resort

Here’s some information on both places to help you decide the best option for your getaway.

Let’s Go Swimming!

Hard Rock and Pools

Get ready to be amazed. The Hard Rock Hotel and Casino has a staggering 13 pools.

These include 4 swim-up bars and 3 kids pools with flume slides. Their collection of pools also includes:

  • A lazy river
  • Bongo pool
  • Family pool
  • Eden pool

Each pool has its own unique features. The bongo pool is dedicated to serenading guests with easy rock and soft rock from the 80s.

The family pool offers teen-friendly tunes and activities for those under 16.

And the Eden pool is a European-style, high energy, adult only pool with a full bar, DJ, and Bali bed.

Find more information about the pools at Hard Rock, along with some stunning pictures, here.

Nickelodeon and pools

Nickelodeon offers a little bit different of an experience when it comes to swimming. The hotel boasts one HUGE pool, called the Infinity pool.

It is a large, curving oval that overlooks the beach.

The hotel also offers direct access to the beach. You can literally step outside of your door and onto the sandy beaches.

The resort also offers a water park called, “Aqua Nick.” The park has water slides, splash pads, spray grounds, and even a lazy river!

Nickelodeon pool

The park also offers daily “Splash Mobs,” inspired by the Nickelodeon iconic game show.

But the coolest swimming option at the Nickelodeon resort has to be the “swim-up suites” and “plunge pool suites.”

The swim-up suites offer a private balcony with direct access into the pool.

Whereas the plunge pool suites come with your own private “plunge pool.”

Hard Rock Activities

Hard Rock is not lacking in things to do. Let’s talk about the spa first! Hard Rock’s spa is the largest in the Caribbean.

It also boasts:

  • 54 treatment rooms
  • Steam room
  • Clay steam room
  • Dry sauna
  • Ice room
  • Sensation showers
  • Jacuzzis

The Music Lab offers you the opportunity of a lifetime: to be a star for the day!

You are given your very own Rock Specialist who coaches you through rehearsals and onto the big stage where you will perform.

You can also choose to participate in “RockTube”, where you have the opportunity to star in your very own music video.

“Sound Body” is a personalized, holistic approach to wellness that the hotel offers.

Rock Spa, Rock Om, and Body Rock are three of the different approaches to wellness that guests can choose from. More information for these wellness activities can be found on their website.

The Hard Rock hotel also offers golfing, world-class cuisine, and plenty of shopping choices.

There are also plenty of things for the kids to do as well:

The KIDZ BOP Experience is a chance for the kiddos to shine. Kids 4-12 years old can check into their very own Pop Star Lounge.

Kids singing
Source: TRAVEL WEEKLY

Here, they’ll be guided by their personal manager to stardom! Kids have the chance to create their own band name, pick out a red carpet outfit, take A-list photos, and perform on the big stage!

The Kids Club provides a fun and safe environment for kids.

Different activities are scheduled all throughout the week, and kids can choose differently themed rooms to explore.

The hotel also offers mini golf and an arcade.

Nickelodeon Activities

The Nickelodeon resort also offers an array of adult and kid-friendly activities.

Character Dining is one such activity. Kids (and adults!) can attend the pajama jam, where you eat breakfast with characters like Sponge Bob, Dora the Explorer, and the Paw Patrol pups.

At this activity, you’ll have photo opportunities, meet and greets, and receive take-home gifts.

Or, you can schedule a breakfast date with the Ninja Turtles! Here you’ll learn awesome new ninja turtle moves.

At Nickelodeon Place, you can check out the “orange carpet.” This is where the Nickelodeon characters like to hang out.

You’re guaranteed to find awesome events happening here all the time!

You can also find a host of Nick characters at Character Central. You can also catch some impromptu comedy shows.

Just Kidding is the resort’s kid activity hub. Here you’ll find a two-story slide, huge ball pit, and some DIY projects, like making slime.

The resort also offers several science shows and structured activities throughout the day.

The Sports Hub offers fun for kids and adults, with activities like tennis, basketball, and archery, to name a few.

Hard Rock Rooms

All rooms and suites at the Hard Rock include:

  • Double hydro spa tub
  • Rock Spa bath amenities
  • Bathrobes & slippers
  • Balcony with furniture
  • Minibar with soda, bottled water & domestic beer
  • Liquor dispenser
  • Selection of Guitars

Just to name a few.

Hotel room
Source: Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

Nickelodeon Rooms

Each room and suite at the Nickelodeon resort offers something different. The most simple is the Nest Suite.

The Nest Suite is a modern, sleek room and offers:

  • 1 king bed
  • A pull-out sofa bed
  • Dining room
  • TV
  • Over-sized bathroom with double sinks and freestanding tub
  • Plus a spacious balcony with sitting area.

The most extravagant would be “The Pineapple”, modeled after Sponge Bob’s home.

It is a 2-bedroom/3-bath luxurious “home-away-from-home,” complete with butler service and tailor-made private activities.

You’re in for a blast, wherever you stay!

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