VIK Hotel Arena Blanca

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Our Opinion

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 The rooms are a little outdated.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.


Overview
This very charming superior hotel is directly on the beautiful, white sand Bavaro beach, surrounded by a palm grove and the Caribbean sea.

Location: Directly on beautiful Bavaro Beach, 5 min to Plaza Bavaro shopping center, 30 min from the airport.

tripadvisor Traveler Reviews
  • mbgosee :
Great relaxing hotel stay

Great hotel stay in Punta Cana. Food and service was wonderful, employees are friendly, fun and helpful.Beautiful ocean and pool view. First 2 days were spent in the water, becoming open water certified in scuba through Pelicano Sport located next to the hotel on the beach.Room was spacious, clean and comfortable with a great balcony. I was able to get CNN, Fox News and several US network channels in the room. International guests, English is not the language spoken by the majority of guests at the property, but most employees spoke ample English. I really enjoyed my stay and would definitely reccommend. Several restaurant and bar choices with a beautiful beach.

  • Rosemarie M :
Girls Just Want to Have Fun!

My sister, her sister in law and myself stayed at the VIK Hotel Arena Blanca. November 23 through November 26. November 30 is the end of the rainy season. We had a few showers and it rained a couple of nights while we were sleeping but other than that we did not see much rain. The previous week it had rained everyday all day. Visitors were complaining that they were not able to go to the beach all week due to weather. We were celebrating two birthdays a 40th & a 50th. The resort was average and needs to be updated. The food at the buffet was average and Mexican restaurant was good. You do not need to make reservations for dinner. Not many English speaking travelers or staff at the resort. We had an issue with patio door not locking and the fire alarm had a dead battery(beeping) It took some time to get them both fixed. The maintenance person and the cleaning service could not speak English. The beach/ocean was amazing! White sand and very clean. Not much to see when snorkeling. No blender drinks but the bartenders were always very friendly and accommodating. If you are looking for a relaxing beach vacation it was great but not much else to do. Accommodations were adequate.

  • mamieH60 : Quebec City, Canada
Nice stay

Small resort with friendly service team (many speeking french) .Beach is nice but kind of narrow: not much room to put so many chairs and palapas that youre almost sitting on your neighbour. Personnally I like it a little less crowded so I spent more time to the pool in the morning and switched to the beach in mid-afternoon when many had enough of sun and wind. Food better than many other resorts I visited but still mainly a buffet with not a great choice of fruits and veggies. For a so called ''superior'' room, mine was kind of small but quiet and had new mattress ( Oh joy!) but a tiny bathroom. With 2 beds, there was a possibility of 4 people in there but I would prefer not to think of what they'll do wich such a tiny bathroom ( with a shower only, no bathtub) Entertaining at night is ok , but after 2-3 stays in the south, you've seen it all cause they did not change the recipe in the last 20 years!

  • Randy B : Missouri
Nice beach

Good: Room was very nice and updated with a great view. Building 4 facing ocean.Beach was great! Older resort but kept very clean with nice landscaping. Buffets are adequate with typical fare.Bad: Check in was prolonged and unorganized. Poor wifi even in lobby. Bar drinks absolutely the worst I have had anywhere. Drank mostly the beer [Presidente] which was okay but the mixed drinks just horrible. The sit down dining was also some of the worst I have every experienced in a resort. The food at the seafood was not edible and one in our group who tried to eat it got very sick. Stuck to buffets most of trip.Summary: This resort does have a great beach and if that is what you go for and can get a great price then I would go. If you like the dining and drinking experience then not the place to be. I don't think we will go back even with a great price.

  • boomsnake : Winnipeg, Canada
Great Resort

We spent two weeks at the Vik November 9-23 with our 2 boys 13 and 11. This a great smaller resort which is laid back. The beach is amazing the grounds are beautiful. Our room was ocean view and always clean. The staff here are very friendly( Felix at the Bucanero bar and the omlette guy in the buffet were amazing). The Beach grill for food was great. The buffet at dinner didn't have the biggest selection but you could always find something to eat and never left hungry.Yes you can only get wifi in the lobby and sports bar but we weren't there for that. The pool was big but not always the cleanest but clean enough to swim in. The casino you should avoid(it's fixed).We had a great time here and would go back in a heartbeat. No its not a 5star but you aren't paying for a 5 star.

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).

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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
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  • 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
  • Kayaking
  • Catamarans (1/2 hr with captain per stay)
  • Pedal boats
  • Windsurfing
  • Introductory scuba diving lesson in pool
  • Daytime tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Basketball
  • Table tennis
  • Aerobics
  • 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
  • Disco
  • 1 pool
  • Children's pool
  • 2 tennis courts
  • Gift shop
  • Hairdresser
  • 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
  • Air-conditioning
  • Cable/Satellite Flat screen TV
  • Mini-bar w/2 waters & 2 soft drinks
  • In-room safe (fee)
  • Full bathroom with rain shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Balcony
  • 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
  • Air-conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Living area
  • Sofabed
  • Satellite TV
  • Mini-bar stocked w/water, soft drinks and beer
  • In-room safe
  • Fully equipped bathroom w/Jacuzzi
  • Hairdryer
  • Oceanview
  • 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.

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  • VIK Hotel Arena Blanca
    Punta Cana,Dominican Republic

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VIK Hotel Arena Blanca
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.

Hotels do not condone unruly behavior, parties in rooms, excessive noise or any other actions that violate the hotels terms of use. Guests may be removed from the property at their own expense in the event of any disturbance or complaint from other guests or hotel staff. Escapes.ca cannot be held responsible for any guests who may be removed from the hotel due to a violation of rules.

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