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VIK Hotel Arena Blanca

Dominican Republic - Punta Cana

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1-800-880-2177
5 Nights with Air from $689 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

Customer Rating 211 Reviews
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3.7
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3.5
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4.1
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3.3
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3.1
3.5 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
163 out of 252 (65%) customers would recommend this product to a friend. Read All Reviews
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Value
 
3.7
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3.5
Beaches & Pools
 
4.1
Dining Options
 
3.3
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3.1
3.5 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
163 out of 252 (65%) 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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April 10, 2018
Off the Fence

Was on the fence before booking this trip but after staying there for 5 days have a solid understanding of it. Food was nothing special but the all inclusive option gives you plenty of choices and there are enough decently healthy options to feel nourished. All inclusive drinks are obscure bottom basement brands. Room was basic but clean. Bed was comfortable but had to request pillows & blankets (standard is 1 each with 1 sham). Good: The pool & beach access is amazing! There are some great, warm, thoughtful people working here who are really trying to make your stay enjoyable. The evening entertainment is surprisingly delightful with a crew of talented, energetic youth. Bad: The front desk staff is not helpful by any means. Nearly had to schlep our own bags coming & going with a pregnant wife. Our door key kept failing & staff wouldn't believe us until the 7th copy was made, then the tech made my wife sit & wait until he lumbered over to fix for half an hour. You're also bring constantly pitched the VIP access every day, but that's standard at many all inclusive resorts; this one just had less tact. Wouldn't stay again, but got what I paid for.


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Overall Rating: 2
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4.0
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2.0
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From: San Francisco, CA
Age: 35-44
Travel: 7+ trips/year

April 10, 2018
Awesome vacation

There isn't one bad thing to say about this resort. The air in the rooms worked awesome! The food choices were different every night inn the buffet and the other 3 sit down restaurants were very good! They keep this resort VERY clean and it was very relaxing!


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Overall Rating: 5
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5.0
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4.0
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5.0
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From: Minnesota
Age: 45-54
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

April 9, 2018
Fair Vacation

Went this past week with some friends. We have been to Punta Cana on 4 other vacations and stayed at 4 other resorts and the VIK was what we had expected based on the travel agents description, but we wanted to try a smaller resort this time around. The room was OK, small but live able. We were told we were in the updated rooms (building 1), but they still could have used some work. The housekeeping service was great, the room was cleaned each day and I had no issues with them. I was surprised to find out that we had to pay for the in room safe $2 a day which was fair, but was not happy to find out that there was no mini bar in the room unless you paid $70 per day (or each time you wanted it filled) for a few snacks and some liquor, soda and water. The only thing you got in the refrigerator were 2 bottles of water each day. There was no coffee maker in the room, but there were some machines in the lobby where you could get coffee, cappucino, espresso. The lobby, common areas and restaurants could use some refreshing. The furniture was terribly uncomfortable and the Italian and seafood restaurants had no air conditioning and no windows to get a breeze so it was difficult to eat when it was so hot out. The service was OK in the restaurants but it took a long time to get something to drink. I can say the buffet area was laid out nicely and had plenty of space and selection of food and it was cool enough with the breeze from the ocean. The service staff was slow to get tables cleaned from previous guests and get us clean silverware. There is no drink service but everything you need is there. The bartenders at the beach bar and lobby bar barely made eye contact with you and looked like they were annoyed when we asked for drinks, even though we tipped them every time we went to them. The beach was beautiful and we spent a majority of our time there, but if you were not up and getting a chair by 7:30 am, you were out of luck. Most of the lounges were already taken up by then. The pool had more places to sit, but we found the pool not so clean and it could use some work. The water aerobics instructors were fun and kept us entertained at the pool, otherwise not much to do there. The shows were OK, but seating very limited and consisted of plastic chairs and uneven tables. If you wanted to sit and have a drink the only place to do that is a smoking section on the side of the theater. The staff at the desk weren't helpful at times and we found it a little frustrating, but check in was a breeze. We had asked the front desk for one extra towel since we were 3 in the room and they only gave us 2 towels. It took 4 phone calls and no one showed so my husband found the housekeeper and she gave us the extra towel. We had also went to the front desk to ask for a blanket since my young son was cold at night with the air conditioning, they never showed up, we called 3 times after that and still no show. We found the housekeeper again and she did get us one. Rafael at the bell desk was wonderful and helped us with transportation to visit friends at another nearby resort. All in all it wasn't terrible, and we knew going that this was a lower end resort than we had been in previously, but probably won't return.


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Overall Rating: 3
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2.0
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From: Long Island NY
Age: 45-54
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

April 8, 2018
good resort for the price

Nice resort, very clean, staff is very friendly and accommodating. Beach is fantastic and goes on forever. Pools are nice, just wish they had a swim up bar. Entertainment every night was great. Lots to do on the resort. Restaurants were good but nothing amazing. Room was great, very clean and in great shape, all the rooms have balconies, we had a garden view with a peak at the ocean.


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From: Potsdam, NY
Age: 45-54
Travel: 3-6 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

Superior Garden View Room
Hotel/Studio Unit Details

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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