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 The rooms are a little outdated.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
  • Stephanie H : Auburn, New York
Anniversary trip

Went to VIK Arena Blanca to celebrate our 47th wedding anniversary Oct 24 - Nov 1, 2017. Our room was upgraded to ocean view with champagne. The food was great and plenty of drinks . Not a lot of employees understood English but we managed. Only complaint was wifi was free but only available in lobby and it was always extremely crowded. Looking forward to going back again October 2018

  • Lindsay B : Picton, Canada
Amazing family vacation!

I took my two teenagers to this resort a year ago! For anyone looking for a reasonably priced vacation and a guaranteed good time, I highly recommend Vik Arena! The service is amazing, the staff is super friendly and helpful! They definitely like tips but that is what being in the service industry is all about! The resort itself, very clean and well kept! The beach is absolutely beautiful and cleaned daily! The pool is wonderful and lots of seating! The entertainment is awesome and very Interactive! The a la cartes are not fantastic but the buffets more than make up for it! This is not a 5-star Resort but if you are looking for a reasonably priced, clean, and fun environment, this is a place to go!

  • Denise D : Christchurch, United Kingdom
I survived hurricane Maria

I don't want to be negative about this hotel because the care and preparation with the hurricane was excellent. I upgraded and had a sea view room 5115 and it was really nice and comfortable however I had to move to 3112 when the hurricane hit as windows were being boarded up along block 5 . The second room I had was even nicer and I decided to stay there for the rest of my stay ,The rooms had everything you could need and were nicely decorated . No kettles in rooms which peeved me a bit as I like a cuppa before breakfast .Food was above average with a good choice . No where to get anything to eat after 9.30pm and no 24 hour room service.The beach was beautiful with lots of beds free and the pools were lovely too.Try the toffee cappuccino in the lobby ...I lived on the stuff.Take strong mosquito repellent with you and spray your bed each night before you get into it as the little blighters hide in there !I would say most of the staff were friendly and laid back. There were loads of Germans and dutch staying there and I only met one other English person so thank god for Google translate !The only place to get wi fi is in the lobby and that's a bit of hit and miss.So all in all a good holiday

  • HollyVictoriaE :
Great resort, beaches, staff and excursions

I liked that this resort was located so close to their downtown area so there was so much to do at any time. I enjoyed the excursions, we swam with dolphins at dolphin discovery (the experience and the staff were incredible), my boyfriend and I also went in some dune buggies and drove around to a cave that we got to swim in for a bit and then they brought us to this gorgeous secluded beach before we headed back - it was a ton of fun. We also did an excursion to Saona island, it was alright but unfortunately it was a rainy day and a little chilly. On this excursion we stopped in a bay for pictures and rode on a catamaran and a speed boat and then we were dropped off at Saona island, there wasn't much to do there since the weather wasn't the greatest but it was a good spot to take pictures.On the resort we enjoyed the pools and the aqua fitness. The beaches were really nice too and there were lots of water sports available and shops to look around at. It is a little frustrating and uncomfortable how hard people try to approach you and try to make you buy things from them for strangely high prices - even on the resort, they don't really leave you alone and that can be frustrating. They can also really rip you off if you don't know how much things cost, including excursions, so be mindful. On the resort they will try to sell you a necklace for $75 US but if you walk to the beach they'll sell it to you for $10. The people there do need the money and it's always nice to tip, but sometimes you just want to be left alone or to be able to walk across the resort without being guilted or harassed. I bought all my excursions from people on the beach because it's the exact same and it was much cheaper since they don't have to pay out the resort or large companies. Other than that though it's quite enjoyable, the food was really good too.

  • April K : Aurora, Ohio, United States
The Best Resort in Punta Cana

I have stayed here probably a dozen times. It is by far the best resort if you love laid back friendly people and atmosphere.Everyone is friendly, food is good and drinks are always good.We stay here every time we go to Punta Cana which is usually 3 times a year.

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
  • Resort fees (if applicable) must be paid directly to the hotel
  • Hotel transfers for packages to USA
  • 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 
  • Unlimited Domestic drinks 24 hrs & Wine with dinner
  • Lounge chair & towels (pool/beach)
  • Non-motorized water sports
  • Introductory scuba diving lesson in pool
  • Kids Club
  • Daytime tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Basketball
  • Table tennis
  • Aerobics
  • Daily activities
  • Nightly entertainment
  • 456 rooms in several 3-storey buildings
  • 4 restaurants
  • Snack bar
  • 5 bars 
  • Disco
  • 1 pool
  • Children's pool
  • Fitness facilities
  • 2 tennis courts
  • Gift shop
  • Spa services (fee)
  • Car rental
  • ATM
  • Wi-Fi (fee)
  • Medical services 24 hrs (fee)
  • Golf course & casino nearby

Garden View Room

  • 1 king bed, or 2 double beds
  • Garden view
  • 323 square feet
  • Maximum 3 adults
  • Maximum 2 children
  • No more than 4 guests in the room
  • Ceiling fan
  • Mini fridge
  • Smoke-free
  • Balcony or terrace
  • A/C
  • Hair dryer
  • Housekeeping
  • Phone
  • Safe ($)
  • TV

Ocean View Room

  • 1 king bed, or 2 double beds
  • Ocean view
  • 323 square feet
  • Maximum 3 adults
  • Maximum 2 children
  • No more than 4 guests in the room
  • Ceiling fan
  • Mini fridge
  • Smoke-free
  • Balcony or terrace
  • A/C
  • Hair dryer
  • Housekeeping
  • Phone
  • Safe ($)
  • TV

Superior Garden View

  • 1 king bed, or 2 double beds
  • Garden view
  • Maximum 3 adults
  • Maximum 2 children
  • No more than 4 guests in the room
  • Balcony
  • Ceiling fan
  • Mini fridge
  • A/C
  • Hair dryer
  • Housekeeping
  • Phone
  • Safe ($)
  • TV

Superior Oceanview 

  • 1 king bed, or 2 double beds
  • Ocean view
  • Minimum 1 adult, maximum 3 adults
  • Maximum 2 children
  • No more than 4 guests in the room
  • Ceiling fan
  • Mini fridge
  • A/C
  • Hair dryer
  • Housekeeping
  • Phone
  • Safe ($)
  • TV

Family Suite

  • 2 double beds and 1 sofa bed, or 2 single beds and 1 sofa bed
  • Minimum 2 adults, maximum 3 adults
  • Maximum 2 children
  • No more than 5 guests in the room
  • Balcony
  • Mini fridge
  • A/C
  • Hair dryer
  • Housekeeping
  • Phone
  • Safe ($)
  • TV

Oceanfront Suite

  • 1 king bed and 1 sofa bed, or 2 double beds and 1 sofa bed
  • Oceanfront
  • 393 square feet
  • Minimum 2 adults, maximum 3 adults
  • Maximum 2 children
  • No more than 4 guests in the room
  • Ceiling fan
  • Mini fridge
  • Smoke-free
  • Balcony or terrace
  • A/C
  • Hair dryer
  • Housekeeping
  • Phone
  • Safe ($)
  • TV

Cayena Beach Club Junior Suites include:

  • 1 king or 2 double beds
  • Ocean, pool, or garden views
  • Air-conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Living area
  • Sofabed
  • Satellite TV
  • Mini-bar stocked with water, soft drinks and beer
  • In-room safe
  • Fully equipped bathroom with Jacuzzi
  • Hairdryer
  • Oceanview
  • Max occupancy 3 adults or 2 adults & 2 kids

Restaurants

El Bucanero 

  • Buffet for lunch;  A la carte for dinner
  • Mexican
  • Dress code is Smart Casual

El Mirador 

  • Buffet for breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • International
  • Dress code is Smart Casual

La Trattoria

  • A la carte for dinner 
  • Italian 
  • Dress code is Smart Casual

Estrella de Mar

  • A la carte for dinner 
  • International
  • Dress code is Smart Casual

El Calypso Bar

  • Tea, coffee, soups and sandwiches

La Proa ($)

  • A la carte for dinner 
  • Caribbean dishes and seafood
  • Located at VIK Hotel Cayena Beach
  • Dress code is Formal

El Cano ($)

  • A la carte for dinner 
  • Seafood barbecue
  • Located at VIK Hotel Cayena Beach
  • Open once per week
  • Dress code is Smart Casual

*The restaurants La Proa and El Cano and the barbecue do not fall within the All-Inclusive service and are offered at additional charge.

Bars

  • Lobby Bar
  • Calypso Bar
  • Bucanero Bar
  • Bar Playa
  • Patio Bar
  • Disco Bar

Kids Deals - Kids Stay, Play and Eat FREE offer is available at select times. Savings will be reflected in online prices automatically.

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.

Spa Services

  • Massage
  • Body Treatments
  • Jacuzzi
  • Sauna
  • Spa Circuits

Charges apply

Honeymooners - To be eligible for the honeymoon package, newlyweds must advise at the time of booking and present their proof of wedding, dated within the last month, upon arrival at the hotel.

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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