Karisma Hotels & Resorts, a beloved brand among travel agents, has announced an opening date for their first Nickelodeon Resort in Riviera Maya, Mexico. (Nickelodeon Hotels & Resorts Punta Cana opened in 2016 and has been very popular with families.)
The resort is scheduled to open in spring/summer 2019 and will feature Aqua Nick, an almost 5oo,ooo square foot waterpark that includes a lazy river, toddler water playgound, waterslides, dining options, and more.
Because the Karisma brand is known for its culinary offerings (the Gourmet Inclusive Experience), the resort will boast six restaurants that feature menu items served with produce grown at the company's greenhouse at the nearby El Dorado Royale Riviera Maya Resort.
Accommodations will include character-themed penthouses, oceanfront swim-up rooms, and more.
Why we're excited:
Karisma resorts are highly regarded in the industry, and provide clients, whether adults or children, great resort experiences. The food is always a standout, and the resorts feel more upscale without being stuffy. Having another resort with a great waterpark is very exciting for the area, and because we send more clients to Mexico than any other all-inclusive destination, we are thrilled to have another activity-packed, fun family resort to offer.
Information from Travel Agent Central.
Delicious food, lots of lounging, alcohol...these three things can sabotage the vacation of the physically fit.
Here are three creative ways to "keep moving" on vacation:
1. Take the stairs. Many resorts have elevators (not all) but if you make use of a couple flights of stairs going to and from your room, you can log a few more steps on the Fitbit. Stephanie and her husband have a "four deck rule" on cruise ships - they only take the elevator when going up more than five or more decks. Ruth Ann and her husband also use stairs between ship decks.
2. Walk the property. Many resorts have lavish grounds that are meticulously maintained with glorious landscaping. Most resorts are very quiet in the morning. Grab your tennis shoes, a cup of coffee, and walk! It won't be too hot if you head out early, and you will feel like you have the place to yourself. Make your way to the sea and catch a great view. Snap some photos of a sunrise that makes everyone swoon on Instagram. Take a deep breath. You're on vacation.
On a cruise? Walk the track! What a breeze! What a view!
3. Free (or inexpensive) classes. We're not saying that vacation is always the right time to try something new, particularly if you have health concerns, but if you're able, resorts offer free classes such as yoga and water aerobics, and many cruise lines offer a variety of options at a small price point. Not interested in organized classes? Check out the amazing workout facilities most resorts / cruise lines offer to their guests.