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VIK Hotel Arena Blanca

Dominican Republic - Punta Cana

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4 Nights with Air from $569 All-Inclusive
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When everyday life drains your energy reserves to zero, turn your dial to relaxation and recharge. Then head out to VIK ... More

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3.4 out of 5
"The VIK Arena Blanca is one of the best resorts one can reside while in Punta, Cana. The food is superb. The rooms are super clean and the service can't be matched. I was treated like a Queen. The frig..." – Judith
142 out of 222 (64%) customers would recommend this product to a friend. Read All Reviews
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3.4 out of 5
"The VIK Arena Blanca is one of the best resorts one can reside while in Punta, Cana. The food is superb. The rooms are super clean and the service can't be matched. I was treated like a Queen. The frig..." – Judith
142 out of 222 (64%) customers would recommend this product to a friend.
Tres Ojos Caverna Sto. Domingo Fun ,sun and good food He was so helpful and treated everyone equally no matter what language you spoke. Very intelligent clerk from our balcony Nachos La Playa El Bucanero Mexican dining The pool area from building 3 Smear on wall VIK Arena Blanca Beach Michael Jackson show wonderful The beach area Just having fun.
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July 14, 2017
You get what you pay for!

Upon arrival everything seemed good. The check in staff placed us in a room that was undergoing renovation. My family and I had to wait 20 minutes for the work to be completed. The room was clean, my only complaint about the room was that the hotel did not provide comforters. We were only provided with two towels, and we needed four. It took two days for my family to receive the towels that we needed. The vendors that were on site, were very obnoxious and delayed our relaxation. My family stayed at the resort for seven days, and vendors came two days out of those days. The food selection and was OK, it varied on different days. The hotel provides a 10 ounce cup for meals. This was particularly annoying considering that the heat was overwhelming. This made keeping adequate hydration very difficult. While at the hotel, we utilized the kids club, only to find out that the staff there don't actually watch your children. The staff assured us that the children would be cared after and not allowed to leave the premises unattended. They allowed children to wander off, which is dangerous. The fun team left a lot to be desired. Overall I would not return to this hotel, nor would I recommend it to anyone.


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From: Orange Park, Fl
Age: 25-34
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

June 13, 2017

Place was great. The cost for us was fantastic! Went in June of this year. Place was full. A lot more people from Europe than Americans. Felix at the bar was excellent. If one negative it would be to change the music everyday. We knew what time it was based on the song playing. Other than that I highly recommend Cheap Caribbean and VIK Areana.


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From: Punta gorda, florida
Age: 45-54
Travel: 3-6 trips/year

May 16, 2017
Not what we paid for

Overall the experience was just okay. This is my 2nd time to Punta Cana and if I could do this vacation over, I would have booked with my previous vacation website. The help staff here was friendly (especially the housekeeper. She was so wonderful!) and the beaches were nice. However, the medical area that was supposed to be available 24hrs was closed when we needed it. I was informed that they were on a long lunch and I could go into town to see a doctor or pharmacist (which i did) or I could wait an hour. When I went to check in with them later the lady there was extremely rude. Also, we paid for a VIP superior garden room and were given a basic room. Not to mention we were supposed to have a mini bar in our room, which we did not receive. Our tour rep that was here on-site, although very friendly, was not helpful with any of our ordeals. First, we were given a paper upon check in giving us a time and date to first meet him. After being early and waiting almost an hour we took it upon ourselves to find him. He was very nice and apologetic about this, but when we brought up the fact we were given the wrong room and no mini-bar, he said that we can't always believe what is on the website. I find this to be absurd considering your website is where we find the information to justify our reasons for booking with your company. So overall, we still made sure to enjoy ourselves, but this vacation was not at all what we were promised and we actually feel pretty jipped.


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From: California
Age: 25-34
Travel: 3-6 trips/year

April 24, 2017
VIK Arena- Just NO

We were downgraded to a garden room as they overbooked the hotel. The next day we were supposed to be put into our ocean room but instead another garden room. Day 3 we were finally moved to an ocean view room that smelled like sewer gas. There are so many kids there that you couldn't find relaxation anywhere. The nightly entertainment was very poor and repetitive. Resort is in serious need of updating as the buildings were in poor shape, roofs were leaking and when it rained, the floors were incredibly slippery. They did not put down mats or non slip protection. Just a caution sign... Also the only wifi is in the lobby and ran very slow. None of the outdoor furniture matched and was very worn. Again, in need of serious upgrading. The food was fine, you could always find something to eat. The ala carte restaurnants wer enot worth the time. The beach was blah....nice sand but water was murky and not good for snorkeling which we love to do. All in all, would not stay here again. Affordable vacation but everything was very low budget in taste, style and entertainment and drinks. fyi- only coffee is in lobby, none in your room...

VIK Arena- Just NO
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From: Springfield, MO
Age: 45-54
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

Room Information

Most of the resort's 447 rooms have an oceanview. All rooms are equipped with air-conditioning, satellite TV, in-room safe (charge), mini-bar and hair dryer. Most room assignments will be made at check in, and all special requests will be considered. The resort also offers an exclusive section of the resort called the Cayena Beach Club, featuring more spacious Junior Suites. Cheap Caribbean offers this as a separate property.

Room Details

Garden View Room (available until 12/23/17)
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Superior Garden View Room
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Ocean View Room (available until 12/23/17)
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Family Suite (available until 12/23/17)
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What's to Love

There's something for everyone at Arena Blanca. From catamarans with a captain, to the Etra Spa with professional spa treatments.
 

What We'd Change

With so much to do, you might find it hard to find a quiet place. So why not join in the fun?
 

Why You Should Go

If you're looking for something to do, Arena Blanca is the place - water sports, land sports, golf and more.

Available Amenities

  • Tour Assistance
  • Car Rental Available
  • Volleyball
  • Dive Shop
  • Fitness/Exercise Room
  • Golf Course ($)
  • Kayaks
  • Lounge Chairs/Umbrellas
  • Nightly Entertainment
  • Playground
  • Snorkeling
  • Internet Access ($)
  • Swimming Pool(s)
  • Tennis Court(s)
  • Scuba Diving ($)
  • Windsurfing
  • Aerobics
  • 24 Hour Front Desk
  • Wedding Services
  • Medical Services ($)
  • Nightclub/Disco
  • Scuba Lessons
  • Horseback Riding ($)
  • 4 Restaurants
  • 4 Bars/Lounges
  • Massage ($)
  • Spa ($)
  • Catamarans
  • Sauna ($)
  • Steam Room ($)


Nearby Excursions & Attractions

  • Beach
  • Casino(s)
  • Jet Ski Rentals
  • Motor Boat Rentals
  • Parasailing
  • Water-Skiing

Map of Local Area

The Dominican Republic continues to grow as a major tourist destination due to its beautiful beaches, rich culture, and abundance of available activities.

VIK Hotel Arena Blanca

White Sand, Carretera Arena Gorda, Bavaro, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

1-809-221-6640

Hotel Description

VIK Hotel Arena Blanca: Slip Beneath the Stress

Feeling drained? That's your body telling you it's time to recharge! No fuel is better than the sun, sand and sea at the VIK Hotel Arena Blanca. Located in tropical Punta Cana, the beachfront resort is a gem. The exquisite spa, gorgeous pools and nearly 24-hour entertainment for honeymooners ad families are just the start to a care-free experience in paradise.

The ivory shores of Bavaro Beach beckon sunbathers while snorkelers and scuba divers find bliss off shore. What's more, the resort offers non-motorized water activities free of charge. Skim over the waves on a complimentary catamaran excursion, or head to the resort's pool for a game of water polo. If you'd rather just relax and bask in the island atmosphere, though, the resort also provides loungers, palapas and towels for you to do just that. A refreshing beverage from the beachside Bucanero Bar tops off a perfectly beachy afternoon.

When dinnertime rolls around, check out El Mirador to sample the theme-based evening menu this buffet has in store. If you want Caribbean-style meals, La Proa serves up meat and seafood dishes with signature Island flair. In the mood for Italian? Don your best "smart casual" ensemble and make an appearance at La Trattoria for pasta dishes served a la carte. On Fridays, the decision is easy. Head straight for El Cano, where guests enjoy a fun seaside barbecue under the stars.

After dinner, the party keeps going at Calipso Bar until 5am. If the night's still young, though, the Fun Pub is the best spot to get groovin'. Then, if you feel like you're on a roll, venture to the Towers Casino to see how Lady Luck treats you.

If gambling is a step too close to the wild side for you, get a good night's rest instead, and prepare for the relaxation experience of your life at Etra Spa. From private parlors for couples massages to a full-service hair salon, the resort's on-site spa pampers you until the cares of ordinary life become distant memories.

This hotel is All-Inclusive.
Features include:

  • Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner daily
  • A la carte dinners at specialty restaurants from special menu
  • Day and night snacks
  • Unlimited domestic drinks 24 hours a day and wine with lunch and dinner
  • Non-motorized water sports, including snorkeling equipment, boogie boards, kayaks, catamarans (30 min with captain per stay), pedal boats, windsurfing
  • Scuba lesson in the pool
  • Daily and nightly entertainment
  • All taxes and gratuities


DINING

This hotel includes unlimited food and drinks, but some dining restrictions may apply. Please check with the front desk for details.

El Bucanero
Type: Mexican Restaurant
Hours: Daily, lunch - 12:30pm-2:30pm; snacks - 11:00am-6:00pm; 6:30pm-9:30pm
Description: A la carte restaurant with Mexican specialties. Snacks and pizza during the day.

El Mirador
Type: Buffet
Hours: Continental Breakfast - daily, 5:30am-11am; Buffet Breakfast - daily, 7am-10am; Lunch - daily, 12:30pm-2:30pm; Dinner - daily, 6:30pm-9:30pm
Description: Buffet restaurant serving an early continental breakfast and a full American breakfast buffet. Lunch and dinner offer an International buffet and theme-based evenings.

La Trattoria
Type: Italian
Hours: Daily, 6:30pm-9:30pm
Description: Smoke-free, a la carte restaurant offering Italian specialties.
Dress code: Dinner - Smart casual. Gentlemen must wear long trousers, closed-toe shoes and collared shirts.

La Estrella del Mar
Type: International
Hours: Daily, 6:30pm-9:30pm
Description: A la carte and smoke-free restaurant offering a variety of International dishes. Some special menu items and selected wines may incur an additional charge.
Dress code: Dinner - Smart casual. Gentlemen must wear long trousers, closed-toe shoes and collared shirts.

La Proa
Type: Caribbean
Hours: Daily, 6:30pm-9:30pm
Description: A la carte restaurant with a comfortable and exclusive atmosphere, offering Caribbean dishes, seafood and imported meats. Located at the VIK Hotel Cayena Beach. Surcharges apply (meals here are not included in the All-Inclusive plan). Reservations may be made through the reception desk.
Dress code: Dinner - Smart casual. Gentlemen must wear long trousers, closed-toe shoes and collared shirts.

El Cano
Type: Seafood Barbecue
Hours: Fri, 6:30pm-9:30pm
Description: Weekly Friday night seafood barbecue under the stars (weather permitting). Located at the VIK Hotel Cayena Beach. Surcharges apply (meals here are not included in the All-Inclusive plan). Reservations may be made through the reception desk.

All hours are subject to change.



BARS/NIGHTLIFE

Patio Bar
Garden style lounge bar by the shops area. Daily, 4pm-11pm.

Lobby Bar
Self-service coffee available 8:15am-10am. Daily, 10am-midnight.

Calypso Bar
Lounge bar, serving snacks and soups after midnight. Daily, 6pm-6am.

"El Bucanero" Bar
Beach bar. Daily, 10am-11pm.

Fun Pub
Disco bar. Daily, 11pm-2am.

"La Playa"
Tiki-bar right on the beach. Open daily, 10:00am-6:00pm

Nightlife
The resort offers nightly entertainment for all ages with beach and theater shows. The fun continues deep into the night in the resort's disco, the Fun Pub.

Casinos
The Tower Casino is located between VIK Hotel Arena Blanca and VIK Hotel Cayena Beach. Guests of the Arena Blanca enjoy a private entrance and don't need to leave the resort to enter the casino. Daily, 7pm-5am.



BEACH

VIK Hotel Arena Blanca is situated on Bavaro Beach, one of the most beautiful white-sand beaches on the island. Sun loungers and palapas for shade are available at the beach. Daily beach activities are also available through the resort.

POOLS

The resort offers freshwater swimming pools for both adults and children. Complimentary towels and sun loungers and palapas for shade are available at the pools. There are also daily pool-based activities and a Jacuzzi located at the adult swimming pool.

SPORTS/ACTIVITIES

Water

VIK Arena Blanca offers a full-service water sports center with complimentary, non-motorized water sports. Daily, 8am-6pm. Hours subject to change.

  • Snorkeling equipment
  • Kayaks
  • Boogie boards
  • Windsurfing equipment
  • Pedal boats
  • Catamarans (30 min with captain per stay)
  • Scuba lesson in the pool
  • Water polo

Available at an additional charge:

  • Diving (PADI-certified dive center)
  • Freshwater fishing
  • Deep-sea fishing
  • Surfing
  • Sailing
  • Whale watching
  • Parasailing

Land

Complimentary Sports and Activities:

  • Two tennis courts
  • Beach volleyball
  • Table tennis
  • Aerobics
  • Gymnastics
  • Dance classes
  • Table tennis
  • Billiards
  • Darts

Available at an additional charge:

  • Horseback riding

Golf
The resort's location makes it easy to play a round of golf at the following courses:

  • Playa Dorada Golf Club in Puerto Plata is an 18-hole course designed by Robert Trent Jones
  • Guavaberry Golf & Country Club designed by Gary Player, the course features natural waterfalls and coral formations dotted along the fairways. The Golf Academy is headed by professional golfer Mark Clouse and offers personalized training and practice sessions for beginners and experienced golfers alike. It is located 30 minutes east of the Santo Domingo airport.
  • Las Lagunas Country Club in the Santo Domingo area is an 18-hole course originally designed by Pete Dye and subsequently modified by Jack Corrie.


INTERNET

VIK Arena Blanca Hotel offers Wi-Fi service in the lobby/patio bar area for an additional fee.

SPA SERVICES

Radiance Wellness Centers is the resort's full-service, on-site spa, featuring a team of national and international technicians. Daily, 9:30am-6pm.
  • Male and female sauna rooms, with multi-temperature steam baths
  • Vichy shower
  • Jacuzzi bar
  • Three double massage parlors
  • Three suite spa parlors
  • Four single parlors
  • Hairdressers
  • Beauty center
  • Spa gym
  • Relaxation area
  • Spa shop
  • Waiting room


WEDDING/HONEYMOON

Wedding
The resort offers a variety of wedding packages with an on-site wedding planner to take care of all the details for an additional charge. Please contact guestsrv@vikhotelarenablanca.net directly for more information.

Honeymoon Package (free of charge)
Honeymooners receive a room with preferential location, upgrade, king-size bed (upon availability), dessert basket and bottle of sparkly wine upon arrival.

  • 10% discount on their first visit to the wellness center
  • 10% discount in La Proa Restaurant
  • 10% discount for the seafood night


CHILD CARE

The resort offers the complimentary "Smiley Club" with supervised activities and in an air-conditioned playroom. Children ages 4-12. Daily, 10am-noon and 3pm-5pm.
The resort also offers a children's playground, located near the beach.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Location
VIK Hotel Arena Blanca is located on Bavaro Beach, on the Dominican Republic's eastern coast. The resort is approximately 35 min from Punta Cana International Airport (PUJ) and 3 hours from Santo Domingo by car.

Check-In/Check-Out
Check-in: 3pm. Check-out: 12:00pm
A valid credit card may be required upon check-in for possible incidentals not included in your hotel reservation.

Awards
VIK Hotel Arena Blanca - awarded the MAXIMUM HYGIENE STANDARD Award by IMAX International

Minimum Stay
A 3-night minimum stay is required at this resort with the following exceptions:
A 5-night minimum stay is required for travel Nov 1-Dec 23, 2017, Jan 2-April 30, 2018 and Nov 1-Dec 23, 2018.
A 7-night minimum stay is required for travel Dec 24, 2017-Jan 1, 2018.

Facility Sharing
Guests staying in the Cayena Beach section of the resort enjoy full access to VIK Hotel Arena Blanca amenities, but guests staying at VIK Hotel Arena Blanca are not permitted to use the Cayena Beach facilities.

Honeymooners Policy
Honeymooners must identify themselves at the time of booking and must present proof at the resort upon check-in. Honeymooners and guests celebrating their wedding anniversaries also receive additional discounts with advance notice.



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