Fans of Nickelodeon’s SpongeBob SquarePants can rejoice — the pineapple underwater home of the world’s most loveable yellow sponge can now be yours to experience. Located in the Dominican Republic, the Nickelodeon™ Hotels & Resorts Punta Cana is an all-inclusive family-friendly resort for young and old alike. The hotel writes, “Our glamorous and spacious Swank Suites, the one-of-a-kind Pineapple Villa, and a wide variety of upscale accommodations all feature playful décor that brings out the inner kid — or the actual kid — in every guest. Personalized service is at the heart of [our] philosophy. Our friendly staff is waiting to indulge your every whim and will make sure your stay is filled with happy surprises.”
The Pineapple Villa comes with 2 beds and 3 bathrooms, and is perfect for a combo of 4 adults and 2 kids, or 2 adults and 4 kids. It’s got tons of room, too, coming in at an impressive 2,292 sq.ft. “Enjoy a private tour of the property, activity bookings, preferred access to all restaurants and spa, and daily premium magazines and newspapers,” adds the resort. “Private butlers will also arrange tailor-made private activities such as a moonlight beach dinner prepared by a world-class chef, wine tasting, an in-suite afternoon tea party, pizza party or pajama party.” You can book your own stay at the Pineapple Villa at NickResortPuntaCana.com.
And in keeping with this story’s angle of color-fueled eccentricity, multidisciplinary Madrid-based artist Okuda San Miguel is the creative wizard behind the new Universal Chapel in northwest Arkansas. Presented as part of The Unexpected arts festival, the chapel is, in fact, a formerly abandoned house completely transformed into a public outdoor museum by San Miguel’s signature use of geometric color patterns. To see more of Okuda’s work visit his website at OkudArt.es. And learn more about The Unexpected arts festival on their Facebook page and website at 646downtown.com. (Pineapple Villa photos by Nick Resort Punta Cana via Bored Panda and Elite Daily; Universal Chapel photo by Eltipoese on Instagram via Designboom)