Lonely Planet Writer

Stay inside a pineapple at a SpongeBob-themed villa in the Caribbean

Spend a night in a pineapple – though, unfortunately, not quite under the sea – at a SpongeBob SquarePants-themed villa at Nickelodeon Hotels & Resorts Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic.

The pineapple under the sea.
The pineapple under the sea. Image by Nickelodeon Hotels & Resorts Punta Cana

The Pineapple villa is the world’s first, and only, of its kind, according to the resort. The design and décor of the villa is inspired by Bikini Bottom, the home of the Nickelodeon kid’s character SpongeBob, complete with the quirky details of the character’s life in a pineapple under the sea.

The living room of the pineapple.
The living room of the SpongeBob-themed villa. Image by Nickelodeon Hotels & Resorts Punta Cana

The two-bedroom, three-bath presidential suite has a total of 2292-square-feet of indoor and outdoor space.

The pineapple's second bedroom.
The second bedroom at the SpongeBob-themed villa. Image by Nickelodeon Hotels & Resorts Punta Cana

And while the design is clearly aimed at the kids, there are still features for the adults, like a garden, patio, infinity pool and private butler to care for the guests.

The pool at the pineapple.
The pool at the SpongeBob-themed villa. Image by Nickelodeon Hotels & Resorts Punta Cana

The room is also part of a gourmet-inclusive experience, meaning that gourmet meals are served a la carte, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages are available, with 24-hour room service and more.

The pineapple's bathroom.
The pineapple’s bathroom. Image by Nickelodeon Hotels & Resorts Punta Cana

However, the incredible experience naturally comes at a price – starting at $3800 per night for up to four adults and two kids, or two adults and six children.