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 The rooms are a little outdated.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.
Staff helpful and friendly. Lobby is only place for WiFi. Always crowded, but there is a lobby bar!! Who needs WiFi on vacation? Make sure you download your videos,etc. Before you leave. Won't work down there. Had good luck with specialty restaurants. Seafood, Mexican, Italian. And there is always buffet.Plenty of beach chairs, same with pool area.
Went back to hotel again this year(2nd time). Got upgraded, with a little persistence, to a pool/ocean view room in building 4. Super nice room. Relatively small hotel(400-500 rooms) located right on Bavaro Beach. Get lounge chairs early if you want front row umbrellas on beach. Two bars on or right next to beach. Go for walk either way on beach - hotels and walkers galore. Even some shopping if you want it. Hotel does not have much entertainment, except for a disco, but is quiet and enjoyable for a getaway. Food at the four restaurants is nothing to rave about but will fill you up if your hungry. Different theme nights and plenty of local dishes as well as home favorites. Even had goat one night which my wife surprisingly tried. Had a little trouble with language but the staff tried to help anytime we had a question. Nice hotel at a budget friendly price.
I was recently looking for a last minute vacation to a sunny beach and came across a Travelzoo top 20 to the VIK Hotel Arena Blanca. Since I was traveling single and the single supplement was being waved on their special I thought the deal was too good to pass up. I checked the reviews on Trip advisor and thought if the major complaint was the food, I would be alright because I am not a real picky eater and can always find something to eat. I booked and stayed from May 11-18. When arriving to the area around the hotel I was a little concerned, however when we got dropped off, I felt better and safe. I was dropped off at the hotel around 12:30 in the afternoon and was told my room would be available around 3pm, so they told me to leave my bags, enjoy the buffet and the pool and come back. I was suppose to get a room upgrade "if available" which was not and was put in building 1 closest to the main lobby building. I was also told that it was the most recently renovated and the best. The room was actually very nice and modern, with the bathroom being amazing and large. TV actually had more channels than the other resorts I have stayed at. The pool was one of the best too..very large and you never felt crowed in it. The shows were just OK, with the Michael Jackson show being the best. The food was ok, with breakfast being the best meal of the day. I tried the Mexican (Ribs were good) and the Italian (Lasagna was amazing) and the buffet always have a big variety. They kept hotdogs, hamburgers and pizza going all afternoon. I found the pizza toppings funny..peas and carrots on a pizza, but they were taken as fast as the cook could make them. My big complaint on the desserts was that while they looked fantastic...they had little taste. I also agree with some of the others that there was a lot of workers that spoke no English. The Vendors parade all day at the beach trying to sell you there items and even if you say so once or twice...you keep it up all day long. The photographers take your picture daily and have a store to purchase, however I went the day before leaving to pick out my pics for purchase and the girl working spoke no English and kept telling me that they would not be ready till tomorrow and since I was leaving in the morning they could not have them ready, so I left without being able to purchase, which was a bummer. But all in all the resort is clean, beach is beautiful, you can find something to eat and it is safe. I would definitely recommend this resort to others and will go back, especially if I can find the deal I had this time for $100 per night including taxes and airfare.
Stayed at the Vik during Christmas 2016, it was our first trip , what a beautiful place , the beach is amazing , well maintained by the staff .Plenty of loungers available at pool and beach , the palapas at beach were nice when shade was needed .We stayed at building 5 with an awesome view of the ocean .The staff was friendly and helpful with any issues that arose any issues were remedied promptly . The food was great , it had varied menus during our entire stay even the finickiest eater would not walk away hungry , A big shout out to Leonardo " the omelette guy " . We will be returning without any further thought about it.
Compared with other Hotels I've staying in Punta Cana, this 4 star Hotel looks almost the same as other 5 star Hotels. Great Beach much closer from the Hotel room than many others like the Iberostar that I've stayed in and have to either walk for a long time or wait for the hotel little transfer train to get to the beach. Between the 5 star Iberostar or the 4 star Vik Arena, I would sugest booking in the Vik Arena. I've saved 700€ and had a better experience
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.
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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.
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