VIK Hotel Cayena Beach
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Our OpinionThe VIK Hotel Cayena Beach is a great resort for those who are looking for a decent Punta Cana getaway for good value. The rooms found in this resort are spotless and cleaned daily. There are good buffet items to choose from. The smaller scale a la carte restaurants are also fairly decent. There's also a good selection of wines and bar items available. There are also plenty of day excursions. So you'll always have something to do.
Location: 500 m from Playa Bavaro beach; approximately 25 km from the Punta Cana airport
First, I am an average, middle class American. I have traveled with husband, daughters and friends for about 15 years going to Punta Cana or Mexico....always all-inclusives. Usually we do 5 stars, this was a 4 star but this was such a good deal that I tried it from Sept. 18 to 25th. The reviews I read were mixed, one complaint being internet is poor, but I didn't care. I sent a 50 cent text once a day to family...I'm on vacation. I was on the second floor of building 2 and it was a renovated room, garden view not the privilege side. (There are 5 buildings and building #1 was closed due to renovating. I do not know if all of the other buildings were renovated or not!) Not over the top elaborate but updated, neat and clean., as was the bathroom. True there are no coffee makers in room but a short walk to lobby or main buffet and I filled my mug. I personally liked the self serve beverages in buffet and self seating...no waiting! Resort is small and easy to get around but plenty of umbrellas and loungers at pool and beach. The beach is beautiful and seaweed is machined off each morning. The water was clear and beautiful and the sand soft.....no water shoes needed. Food was good (normal all-inclusive) and no reservations are needed in ala-cartes. Plenty of public bathrooms and bars for a small resort. If you are looking for a lot of entertainment this is not for you. I liked it quiet...just wanted to eat, read and swim in a clean, relaxed, safe environment. Grounds are well maintained. Our check in was very smooth even though I read some reviews who said theirs was not. I had a massage in the spa and I negotiated the price. All in all a surprisingly good resort for a 4 star, unless you want people to wait on you hand and foot.
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.
My sister & I stayed here the last week in September. We had a great time. We were in building 2 - the 3rd floor - the room was nice & clean. It had a refrigerator which was stocked daily with water and pop. They did not have coffee makers in the room - you could get all varieties of coffee, cappuccino, etc. in the lobby. The air conditioning worked wonderful also.We ate at all of the restaurants & the food was fine. The beach was wonderful!! There are souvenir shops on the beach in either direction - just a short walk. I would definitely recommend this resort - keep in mind it is not a 5 star resort but it was nice.
I went to this resort thinking it would be filled with fun activities. However it was very quiet. We had to buy excursion packages to truly enjoy our time. The Hard Rock Hotel is a must see in DR. It has a club called ORO. I loved the beach and pool the best at the resort. The food was also very good as well.
Headed back to VIK this October 2016, can't wait! I highly recommend this resort as it's small, friendly and on a beautiful beach and the food is amazing! We joined the VIP membership and it's not like a timeshare, you can travel pretty much anytime you want and stay as many weeks as you like. If someone approaches you to tell you about becoming a VIP member, please take the time to listen because it is worth every penny... We love the people at this resort, Barbara and Melanie are very helpful in booking your stays.. You will meet wonderful people and feel like you are part of the family, not to mention the views from your room will blow you away...
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
- Unlimited a la carte dinners (reservations required)
- Unlimited domestic drinks (house wine included)
- Access to El Cano Restaurant
- Access to Bow Bar at the Cayena Beach Club
- 24-hour snacks
- Mini-bar restocked daily (water, soft drinks and beer)
- Room service (2:30pm to 9:00 pm)
- Catamaran (30 minutes/stay with a captain)
- Daily activities program
- Introduction to scuba diving in pool
- Nightly entertainment
- Pool tables
- Boogie boards
- Tennis (day)
- Admission to the Fun Pub Carnaval (drinks included)
- 47 apartments
- Pools, including Kids pool
- Spa (fee)
- 24-hour medical services (fee)
- Beauty salon (fee)
- Casino (fee)
- WiFi (lobby)
- Reserved beach
- Scuba diving centre (fee)
- Shops (fee)
- Snorkeling excursions (fee)
- Tennis court
- Horseback riding (fee)
- Golf course nearby (fee)
- Double bed or 1 king-size bed
- Full bathroom and jacuzzi
- Ceiling fan
- Living area with sofa-bed
- In-room safe
- Balcony or terrace
- Occupancy up to 4 persons (max. adults: 3 / max. children: 2)
Resort Location Map
VIK Hotel Cayena BeachPunta Cana,Dominican Republic
- Hotel Contacts
- Extra Info
White Sand, Carretera Arena Gorda n/a 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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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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