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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 The rooms are a little outdated.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
  • frantully : Halifax, Canada
great resort ,

check in was warm and friendly, located on beach. beautiful gardens. 3 a la cartes were excellent, mexican food was particulary good, staff helped me celebrate my 80th birthday which was awesome, cant say enough about staff. really good variety night shows, really liked that the organizers did skits that included the children on stage. also was great having a large variety of drinks from the bar to choose from, buffets were excellent i will definitely return. great resort for families.. enjoyed meeting aquaintenances from europe, russia, canadians

  • bizzyboy48 : Goderich, Canada
Nice Resort but limited

We visited April 12-19th ,check in was ok but staff a reception not the friendliest as well as most of the resort ,did not get a warm feeling at this resort . Beach was very nice but water was filled with seaweed most days and no chance of snorkelling off this beach this was a huge disappointment! Food was ok and could find something to eat each day not a lot of variety and nothing like a 5 star. Rooms are clean and nice . Not a lot for kids to do at this resort but it is laid out nicely to get around . Not a friendly atmosphere at this resort people were not friendly period . If your Canadian this resort is not for you ! Lol I would say overall resort is ok but likely would pay a little extra to receive a little extra in return . You will be pestered all day for pictures/excursions and souvenirs and it gets to you after awhile and when you say no they cop attitude !

  • RuudHilversum : Hilversum
Nice hotel with a friendly and intimate atmosphere

We stayed at this hotel during 12 days. It's located near the sea/beach and has beautiful gardens and swimmingpools. Rooms are not luxury but clean. The food could be better concerning choice, varieties and to avoid empty trays. The staff is most friendly and helpfull with exception of a few working at the reception. Wifi is available in the reception area. The hotel is qualified as a 4 star but I think 3 is appropriate.

  • Rick L : Bridgewater, Canada
Great Little Resort.

We were a group of 4 and decided on this resort because of the price and size.Check in was fast and the staff at the counter were very friendly. Including anytime I went to the counter.We were located in building four. Close to the beach, pool and restaurants. Rooms were very clean and well kept. AC was great, lots of hot water and maid service was excellent.Beach is great. A few vendors around but a polite no, and they moved on. There are "time sharing" people on the resort. Again, told them not interested and they left us alone for the whole week.Food on the resort was better then average. Really enjoyed the Mexican restaurant, we went a few times. No reservations required for any of the restaurants.Transat rep on site was very helpful and always willing to help.I would return to this resort. They seem to have a lot of fun with the kids, which we had none. So great for families.

  • dhamiltonbrampton : Toronto, Canada
Great Resort for a relaxed Family Vacation

My hubby, our 11yr old & 21 mth old daughters & I stayed here March 27-April 3It was a cute smaller resort. Perfect for families, couples & elders. 2 fair sized pools with a hot tub in the middle, chilly in the AM, but warm by the afternoon. Lots of huts made from Palm Tree leaves. And these are refreshed with new leaves weekly. *They will also climb a Palm Tree & get you a coconut to drink for $1+>USDThe restaurants were fantastic> although we didn't try the Mexican or Italian. Buffet has lots of different choices, a lovely pasta station, a Chinese station (Im a picky eater in general & had no issues eating)*Emmanuel at the buffet restaurant is fantastic!There is also a Seafood Beach Dinner Party on Fridays. My only complaint about the restaurants is that I wish they opened earlier. (7am for breakfast> Continental breakfast starts at 6am). Snack bar starts at noon-6pm> pizza, hotdogs, french fries, hamburgers... Restaurants for dinner start at 6:30pm- (which is late for a 21 mth old toddler). *And when they say long pants for men for the special restaurants they mean it (men can wear jeans).Entertainment> kids disco on stage at 8:15pm (very cute) they do dances, my daughters loved it & caught onto the dance moves quickly.Adult entertainment (shows) started around 9:30-945pm. Although the adult entertainment was not every night & do not get the crowed involved. I recommend for families to book a Superior room or the family suite. Much more room. We had (building 4-2nd floor) a Superior Ocean View (breathtaking) a King bed, pull out sofa & crib. (I brought Lysol wipes to clean the crib). Housekeeping was fantastic. But I did leave $5->USD + a gift that I bought ahead of time daily for her. She left extra bottled waters & 4 extra towels when I left a note. Then everyday she did leave extra water & towels without me asking,The Beach is breathtaking! Clean white sand. Beautiful turquoise blue water. I recommend getting 'water shoes' if you plan on going further into the ocean then near the tide as you will walk onto Coral. There are a lot of huts and lounge chairs, you'll always find a spot to sit in the shade or in the Sun. About a five to seven minute walk from the resort on the beach is the shops. The property is beautiful and well kept and they are constantly up keeping the ground without disturbing their guests.I did use the spa facilities for a massage and it was very relaxing and I enjoyed it.We did not use the gym or the children's playground.*** When you are approached by people in blue golf shirts offering you a "welcome gift" and a "welcome meeting". They are trying to recruit you into buying a timeshare with the hotel. If you are not interested a strong "no gracias" is enough for them to leave you alone.Carlos and Johnny at the lobby bar are fantastic and if they will remember your drink choice and have it ready for you when you come. Lobby is always busy as its where you get free wifi. Pedro Julio at the beach bar is also a fantastic a bartender. ***For first time travelers, I definitely recommend bringing two reusable water bottles/person, one for your alcohol and one for water. It saves you many trips to the bar to get more water or more booze whatever your preference is. Instead of the tiny glasses they give you. We also brought a water bottle for both of our daughters. Which came in handy for water on excursions.Overall we had a fantastic time at Vik Arena Blanca and we would like to thank the staff for their care and service. I definitely recommend this hotel for a quiet vacation resort, this is my third time in Punta Cana, my fourth time in Dominican Republic. You want to party, not the hotel or you.

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
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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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