VIK Hotel Arena Blanca
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This resort is more suited for travelers looking for a quieter and more relaxing vacation. The VIK Hotel Arena Blanca is located near some of the most beautiful beaches in Punta Cana. It's also a few minutes walk away from stores and shopping centers. There are only three options with restaurants here (buffet, Italian and Mexican). They are all pretty good in quality and freshness. The rooms are a little outdated. However, they are regularly maintained and cleaned. So this should not take away from your experience.
I have stayed at the Vic a number of times, the latest in May 2016. The location, fronting on a beautiful part of Bavaro beach is second to none. The white powder sand fringed by mature palm trees lapped by the crystal azure warm ocean is hypnotic and addictive. All rooms are close to the beach and other amenities. The staff are courteous and friendly and attend to any concerns promptly. Prior to finding this gem I visited Cuban resorts from Varadero, Guardalavaca to Cayo Coco and found them to be acceptable given the political situation there. However the resorts and hotels there pale in comparison to Punta Cana resorts and hotels.Given the price, value, comfort and ambiance I rate the Vic as my best pick for a trouble free vacation. I will be returning there On October 29th. for my next visit. I can already feel the warm breeze as I sit 2000 miles away in can ada writing this review.
Small private accomadation ,rooms with there own bar and restaurant, pool and beach front chairs all steps away from your room. Wake up to the sound of the ocean.Food in restaurant was delicious. If you want more night life visit VIK resort right next door.
Well just got here ... not really sure ... we are huge travelers and wanted to try something LESS EXTRAVAGANT for a change ... but tried to upgrade today with out any luck. A bit puzzled ... our traveling companions got upgraded to a decent room but we were told we could move to the fancier are for a much much larger premium per person charge... it's off season... not that busy from what I can tell. We still have Monday thru Sunday ... we plan to go back down and see what is available in the morning for us and our companions... in the other area of the resort .. Cayane Went to the spa today ... spent quite a bit of money ... interesting massages... but very effective. My husband plans to go back. Not sure I will ... might try the facial. Sweet staff. Had the buffet. Great wait staff ... and manager .. food was mediocre ..desserts were good! I think we are too much foodies for the Dominican... need more flavor. Not their fault. Overall we can't really rate good or bad yet ... so it's yet to be determined!!! I'll let you know once we get back home.. we will include pics. I hope to put the VIK on the map. We need more reasonable resorts to choose from... Tomorrow morning and our room for the week might be the determining factor ... where we are at right now ... I can't say will work for us.. I will give more details soon!!
This hotel was better than I thought it would be! We found a really cheap deal through Apple Vacations the last week of September. My husband is Dominican, so we were doing some visiting with the in-laws, but wanted to stay at an all-inclusive as it made it easier for our kids (we have a 7 year old and an 18 month old). Just to give you some insight, I am American, but actually lived and worked in Punta Cana for a year, and have stayed at quite a few resorts prior (Bavaro Princess, Caribe Club Princess, Grand Palladium, Melia Tropical, Eden NH (I think it is Now Larimar now), Dreams Punta Cana, Dreams Palm Beach, Natura Park, and Ocean Blue & Sand). We booked a superior garden view room, but we were placed in a first floor pool view room in building 4. We literally only had to walk 10 steps from our room to jump into pool. Our room was one of the updated ones, with a king sized bed and pull out couch. This resort is small, which was definitely a perk for me. I have been in too many resorts where you waste so much time walking and trying to get a tram to get you where you need to go! You do have to pay $2 a day to have use of the safe, which was a first for me. Initially, they provided us with 2 towels, but all it took was a phone call and we got some more towels. Our power went out on day 2, but someone came the same day and fixed whatever the issue was. If there was an issue, they fixed it – so nothing really to complain about in regards to that. The shower always had hot water and had wonderful water pressure. We ate at the buffet for every meal since it was just easier for us to do that instead of sitting at a restaurant waiting for someone to serve us while our 18 month old would want to be running around. The food was typical for a Dominican resort. It was good, they switched it up, and we always found something to eat (Tip: If you want American food, don’t leave the USA). There was no one really waiting on you at the buffet, you go up and get your own drinks. I actually liked this better than sitting and waiting for someone else to bring me my coffee in the morning! The beach was beautiful and clean. In my opinion, this hotel is located in one of the best spots on the beach. (Just FYI, the more north you go from the airport, the uglier the beach is.) We could always find a spot on the beach and around the pool – there was no stealing of beach chairs or anything crazy like that. The pool was nice, and offered shallower areas for the kiddos. This resort does not have a pool bar, which is a good thing – less pee in the pool, I am sure. My only complaint was the 1950s American music they would play in the morning – I got tired of hearing it over and over again. My kids had a blast with the activities – my 7 year old did water aerobics, games on the beach, and the mini disco every night. We did some crafts at the kids club and hit up the beachside playground daily. The white party / beach party was a lot of fun. The majority of the shows were typical, but the one that is a must-see is the Circus show. The guys in this Circus are amazing! It seems a lot of people like to complain about the lack of wi-fi. We had absolutely no issue with getting wi-fi in the lobby, at the theater, or around the patio near the lobby. I personally do not understand why you need to be connected 24/7 in every area of the resort while you are on vacation, honestly. Trust me, you will survive if you cannot upload your beach selfie to your facebook profile immediately!!! I have stayed at plenty of places where you would need to pay to sit at their internet café to connect. I’ve also had to pay for wi-fi in the states. I really do not understand all the boo hooing – first world problems, I guess! I would definitely recommend this resort for families. If you want a turn down service and a chocolate on your pillow – this resort is not for you. If you want a drunken spring break bash – this resort is not for you. All in all, we had a great week at VIK Arena and we will definitely return. What we got was way more than we imagined for the cheap price we paid.
Just returned from this wonderful place. When I book it i didnt expect much. But when I got there what a surprise. Beach is a breathtaking. I walk miles everyday. Rooms are very comfortable and updated. Food is good and tasty. The only thing I can say about bar u will get only a domestic drinks don't expect international. To me its doesn't matter. Ther is no ac in restaurants,so be ready to eat without. Place is very well kept I really enjoyed my visit. See ya alll soon. Thanks vik.
Vacations packages include round-trip flights, accommodations, round-trip transfers (unless outlined below) to and from the hotel, and tourist cards (if required, unless outlined below).
If selecting an all-inclusive resort option, the package will also include the all-inclusive features as outlined by each resort.
Items not included:
- Travel insurance (mandatory if traveling to Cuba)
- Tourist cards ($10USD)if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing Airlines
- Departure taxes ($20USD) if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing or Signarture Vacations
- Hotel transfers for packages with WestJet to USA (with exception to Honolulu)
- Hotel transfers for packages to Europe
- Items of a personal nature
- Buffet breakfast lunch and dinner daily
- Day & night snacks
- A la carte dinner at specialty restaurants from special menu w/reservations
- Unlimited Domestic drinks 24 hrs & Wine with dinner
- Lounge chair & towels (pool/beach)
- Snorkeling equipment
- Boogie boards
- Catamarans (1/2 hr with captain per stay)
- Pedal boats
- Introductory scuba diving lesson in pool
- Daytime tennis
- Table tennis
- Daily activities
- Nightly entertainment
- 447 rooms in several 3-storey buildings
- 1 buffet restaurant
- 2 a la carte restaurants: International & Italian features Pizzeria, dress code & reservations required
- 24 hr Beach snack bar, features BBQ buffets
- 4 bars including swim-up bar
- 1 pool
- Children's pool
- 2 tennis courts
- Gift shop
- Massage services (fee)
- Car rental
- WiFi internet access (fee)
- Medical services 24 hrs (fee)
- Golf course & casino nearby
- Horseback riding, banana boat rides, snorkeling excursions, scuba diving (fee)
Standard Rooms include:
- 1 king or 2 queens or 2 twin beds
- Cable/Satellite Flat screen TV
- Mini-bar w/2 waters & 2 soft drinks
- In-room safe (fee)
- Full bathroom with rain shower
- Hair dryer
- Max occupancy 3 adults or 2 adults & 1 child
Superior Rooms include:
- Same as above but larger with sofa bed in living area
- In-room safe (free)
- Oceanview balcony
Family Suites include:
- Similar to Standard Rooms but with small additional room with sofa bed
- Max occupancy 3 paying persons or 2 adults & 3 kids. Please note 2 adults or 2 adults & 1 child is not permitted
Cayena Beach Club Junior Suites include:
- 1 king or 2 double beds
- Ceiling fan
- Living area
- Satellite TV
- Mini-bar stocked w/water, soft drinks and beer
- In-room safe
- Fully equipped bathroom w/Jacuzzi
- Max occupancy 3 adults or 2 adults & 2 kids
Kids Deals - First child 2-11 Stays & Eats Free when sharing with 2 adults. Second child 2-11 pays a special all-inclusive rate.
For the Kids - Kids 4-12 can enjoy supervised children's activities at the Kids' Club, playground and wading pool. Babysitting service available (fee). Cribs and high chairs available upon request.
Honeymooners - Receive a free room upgrade (subject to availability at time of check-in), a fruit basket and bottle of rum in room on arrival and a farewell souvenir of your stay. Request when booking. Requires proof of marriage certificate at check-in.
Wedding Packages available - Please inquire for details.
Early Booking Bonus - This hotel may offer early booking bonuses at certain times of the year. If early booking bonuses apply to your vacation, prices shown online have already been adjusted accordingly. Please inquire for complete details.
Resort Location Map
VIK Hotel Arena BlancaPunta Cana,Dominican Republic
- Hotel Contacts
- Extra Info
White Sand, carretera Arena Gorda Bávaro, Punta Cana 290217 Dominican Republic
Some restaurants may be open for certain meals only and limited visits may apply. Reservations required and dress code in effect for a la carte restaurants. Time restrictions may apply for water sports.
Child pricing may only be available with select tour operators and valid for select dates and durations. Child pricing rules are subject to change without notice. Please contact one of our vacation specialists if you require assistance with child pricing.
Photo identification and/or credit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges.
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy. Rollaway beds and cribs (infant beds) may be available and should be requested at the time of booking; fees may apply.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in. Special requests cannot be guaranteed and may incur additional charges upon check-in to fulfil.
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