Punta Cana

VIK Hotel Arena Blanca & Cayena Beach


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Maximum Hygiene Standard Award Winner
CRISTAL (RoomCheck)Award Winner, 2016

Visit the Caribbean like never before, with a beautiful setting and romantic dinners beneath the stars. Overlooking Bávaro Beach, the all-inclusive VIK Hotel Arena Blanca & Cayena Beach is located approximately 16 miles northwest of Punta Cana International Airport.

Shaped on the alluring white sands of Bávaro Beach, VIK Hotel Arena Blanca & Cayena Beach is sheltered by an intact coral reef and garlanded by coconut palm trees and lush tropical gardens. This charming and relaxing resort offers a cool, comfortable atmosphere, and plenty of exciting activities including a variety of non-motorized watersports, and tennis.

Six restaurants (El Mirador will be closed until January 8, 2017) tantalize the taste buds of each and every guest, and after a delicious dinner, nightly entertainment awaits in the form of musicals, dance shows, and a fabulous disco.

Other brilliant features of this spectacular resort are at your fingertips. Enjoy an introductory on-site scuba demonstration, rejuvenating treatments at the spa, the Wellness & Fitness Center by VIK, swimming pool with swim-up bar (available to Cayena Beach section), a children's pool, and VIK Smiley Club for kids ages 4-12. By night, take advantage of the free shuttle to Princess Tower Casino.
HOTEL LOCATION
The hotel is located directly on the beautiful white sandy beach of Bavaro. This hotel is also located 30 minutes from the Punta Cana airport and is 5 minutes from the Plaza Bavaro shopping center.
Address:
Bavaro - Punta Cana


DR
Local Phone: 809-221-6640
HOTEL FACILITIES
Barber / Beauty Salon
Boutique Shops
Car Rental
Currency Exchange
Disco / Nightclub
Meeting Rooms
Physician on Call
Casino Nearby (next to hotel)
Pools
Number of Pools: 1
Outdoor Pools: 1     
Golf: NEARBY
Casa Blanca
Holes: 19
Lessons Available
Tennis
Number of Courts: 2
Outdoor Courts: 2
Lighted Courts: 2
Water Sports on Site
Fishing: Additional Charge
Sunfish Sailing: Additional Charge
Snorkeling: Additional Charge
Hobie Cats: Additional Charge
Paddle Boats: Additional Charge
Wind Surf: Complimentary
Other Sports Available
Horseback Riding: Additional Charge
Health Club / Spa
Aerobics: Complimentary
Jacuzzi: Additional Charge
Sauna: Additional Charge
Steam Room: Additional Charge
Manicure / Pedicure: Additional Charge
Facials: Additional Charge
HOTEL DETAILS
This hotel has 6 restaurants. Beach: Check-in: 3:00 p.m.
Check-out: 12:00 p.m.
Total Rooms: 503
Year Opened: 2000 Credit Cards: Visa, Master Card, American Express
HOTEL RESTRICTIONS
There is a charge at the Proa Gourmet Restaurant. The El Cano Restaurant is only accessible for Cayena Beach customers. No pets allowed.
ROOM TYPES
SUPERIOR GARDEN VIEW
Located in a preferential area of the resort, these guestrooms include one king bed or two full beds, a sitting area with a sofa bed, and a private balcony or terrace with garden views.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Non-Smoking Available
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Refrigerator
Hair Dryer
Telephone
Room Safe
Satellite
CAYENA BEACH DELUXE OCEAN SUIT
Located on the Cayena Beach side of the resort, this suite includes one king bed or two double beds, a living area with a sofa bed, and a private balcony or terrace with ocean views. Room also includes a full bathroom with a Jacuzzi and wifi internet.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Non-Smoking Available
Balcony or Terrace
Jacuzzi
Minibar
Refrigerator
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Telephone
Room Safe
Satellite
VIK ARENA BLANCA FAMILY SUITE
Suite includes a two double beds, a sitting area with a sofa bed, and a private balcony with sea views. Room also features a full bathroom, a mini-fridge, and more. Minimum occupants 2 adults and 2 children.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Non-Smoking Available
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Refrigerator
Hair Dryer
Telephone
Room Safe
Satellite
OCEAN VIEW
Room includes one double bed or two twin beds, and a private balcony or terrace with ocean views. Room also features a full bathroom, a mini-fridge, and more.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Non-Smoking Available
Balcony or Terrace
Kitchen
Minibar
Refrigerator
Hair Dryer
Telephone
Room Safe
Satellite
VIK ARENA BLANCA GARDEN VIEW
Room includes one doube bed or two twin beds, and a private balcony or terrace with views of the garden or pool.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Non-Smoking Available
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Refrigerator
Hair Dryer
Telephone
Room Safe
Satellite
SUPERIOR OCEAN VIEW
Recently renovated, these rooms are located in a preferential location and include one double bed or two twin beds, and a private balcony or terrace with beautiful ocean views.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Non-Smoking Available
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Refrigerator
Hair Dryer
Telephone
Room Safe
Satellite
OCEAN FRONT SUITE
Suite includes one double bed or two twin beds, a lower sitting area with a sofa bed, and a private balcony or terrace with stunning oceanfront views. Room also features a mini-fridge, a ceiling fan, and more.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Non-Smoking Available
Balcony or Terrace
Kitchen
Minibar
Refrigerator
Hair Dryer
Telephone
Room Safe
Satellite

OTHER INFO
Room Safes at Vik Hotel Arena Blanca-$2.00 USD per day.
Room Safes at Vik Hotel Cayena Beach-free of charge
DINING
VIK Hotel Arena Blanca & Cayena Beach features 1 meal plan options:
All Meals, Drinks & Tips
There are 6 Restaurants at VIK Hotel Arena Blanca & Cayena Beach:
La Proa - Gourmet restaurant. There is a charge for this restaurant. Open 6:30pm to 9:30pm
La Estrella del Mar - An a la carte restaurant with International specialties. Open 6:30pm to 9:30pm
La Trattoria - An a la carte restaurant with Italian specialties. Open 6:30pm to 9:30pm
El Bucanero - Offers snacks and pizza during the day and coffee, tea, cookies and cakes at Tea-time. Also serves Mexican a la carte for dinner.
El Mirador - Offers continental and buffet breakfast. Also serves buffet for lunch, and for dinner offers buffet with national and international specialties. The restaurant is closed until January 8, 2017.
El Cano - This restaurant is only accessible to Cayena Beach customers. Offers specials of the day and a selected menu. Open for breakfast and lunch.
ACTIVITIES & ENTERTAINMENT
Daily Activities & Entertainment:
"Pelicano Watersport Center" offers windsurfing, kayaks, snorkel equipment, boogie boards and catamaran, (30 minutes per stay with captain). Scuba diving, parasailing, and other motorized water sports at an additional charge.
Nightly Activities & Entertainment:
Nightly entertainment (musicals, dance shows & interactive entertainment), discotheque "Fun Pub" (free admittance & drinks), Internet service (additional charge at Arena Blanca, complimentary in the Lobby).
CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS
VIK Smiley Club-- Open 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Applicable Ages: 4 to 12 years old
Program Fees: Complimentary

Children's Facilities
Teen Disco
Children's Pool
Babysitting Fee: Hourly
Advance Notice for Babysitting: 24 hours

Apple Vacations Customer Satisfaction Score
Hotel Average
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Food Quality
Comfort
Cleanliness
Service
685 Recommend
685 past Apple Vacationers would recommend VIK Hotel Arena Blanca & Cayena Beach to their friends and family
TripAdvisor Web Reviews
Based on 330reviews
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TripAdvisor Traveller Reviews
Heading back again this October 2017
CollyB01, Binghamton, New York
Tue Jun 06 08:56:40 EDT 2017
I can't wait to come back again this October, this time bringing some friends and the in-laws... Honestly, I can't say enough about this resort... It's on the small side which I love, less walking is not always a bad thing... Barb and Melanie are amazing as is, Newton, Antonio, Yunior and Yoselin.. Amazing people! This place is like our home away from home and you could not ask for a more beautiful beach... The food at the VIP restaurant is top notch! Kudos to their great chefs... If you are looking for a wild and crazy resort, then look elsewhere.. If you are looking for pure beauty, kind people and relaxation, this is this place... You will also meet so many wonderful people and make many new friends... We just love this place!!

Sometimes you get what you pay for....
Denitajanell, Baltimore, Maryland
Tue Jun 06 06:30:49 EDT 2017
I am currently staying at this property and have been here for 2 days. We arrived Sunday around 1pm and after a long hot wait for check-in, we were given armbands and told to return at 3:00 for our room. I informed the receptionist that I bought my daughter here as a graduation gift and it was her first time out of the country. Since it was a special occasion, I requested an updated room to "spoil" my daughter! I read reviews that only some rooms were updated like the pictures on the site, hence the request. Well, she said she would give us an updated room and I guess the jokes on me because the room was completely outdated! The bed is hard and cheap. It's like sleeping on those old lumpy spring mattresses with thin cheap sheets! The air conditioner works well but we didn't want to stay in the room because we were bitten by mosquitoes more in the room than out! You have to stay hypervigilant while "relaxing" in the room or you'll be eaten alive! Most of the channels on the tv are in spanish and the remote doesn't allow you to change it to english or even turn on subtitles. I can't begin to tell you what the massive banging and loud noises are in the early morning hours! The food at the buffet was not good and was pretty much a slight variation of the same dishes, re-cooked! We tried the Italian restaurant last night to get a break from the monotony and found our waiter to be quite short and the food was bland. The beach is nice but the seaweed is a pain. Also there are plenty of chairs lined next to one another but they always have personal items on them so good luck finding a spot. I cannot imagine how this property has this many stars unless those are only from people staying in the timeshares because apparently they are MUCH better! I feel really bad for having bought my daughter on this supposedly great vacation as a gift and this place is so poor! I cannot wait to take her on the excursions tomorrow and Friday to make up for this place. Saturday cannot get here soon enough and I have never felt like that going on vacation!

Your Own Quiet Place
tfpape, Jacksonville, Florida
Mon Jun 05 16:22:05 EDT 2017
Talk about having your own boutique quiet spot! The staff (Carlos, Nikki, et al) were really a great help and the service was always top notch at this relatively small hotel. Probably the best of all was the immaculate renovated room and grounds. Someone said there was no WiFi in the rooms but that is incorrect. You have your own restaurant, swim up bar, and uncrowded beach as well. The Cayena Beach Hotel (47 rooms) is right next to the Arena Blanca (400+ rooms) where you can visit and then leave - far too crowded, especially the beach. Also, the only WiFi at the the Arena Blanca is in the lobby. The food runs from good to very good but not great. None of the desserts seem to have enough sugar. The house wine, both red and white, that is served at all the restaurants is terrible! But this is Punta Cana. Very international and multi-lingual. We have visited here before as well as many other islands in the Caribbean and nothing is ever perfect. This is a wonderful hotel and beach area with all kinds of things to do and not do at the hotel(s). Give it a try for a great vacation.

Quiet, beautiful beach
alecia201193, Daytona Beach, Florida
Wed May 24 07:38:22 EDT 2017
Beach, pool, quiet resort. Go next door for action. Overall staff very pleasant, Carlos was great, Nikki was wonderful and many others, however, convenience store and vip eating restaurant next to pool (Jocelyn-waitress) staff could use some customer service skills. Giving more resort information at check in would be helpful also. Some of the staff here play favorites to those that visit on a regular basis (setting up and blocking off beach loungers for them, etc...) and newcomers are left to fend for selves. So other than lack of customer service, relaxing and great vacay. Also rooms are very outdated and only 7 of the 47 rooms look like pic on website. Spent 1 day getting settled in after changing rooms. Thanks Nikki for assistance.

Most Friendly Staff Ever but Otherwise Just Average
Dani7485,
Sat Apr 29 16:11:12 EDT 2017
The staff at this resort are the friendliest people I have ever met. From a customer service perspective, this resort is an A+! However, the rooms have no WiFi coverage at all. There is WiFi in the common areas but in this day and age, WiFi in the guest rooms is a must - especially when you are traveling out of the country and have no cell phone service. The food at the resort was just okay - the food was bland and the desserts were not very good. However, the omelette station for breakfast was amazing and Oscar was fabulous. The rooms are a bit dated and the upholstery on some of our furniture was stained. The location of the hotel, in respect to the water, you cannot beat. The resort is right on the sandiest blue beach I have ever seen. There is plenty of lounge seating right in front of the water and the grounds are well kept. The pool area is also nice with a swim up bar but be aware there is no hot tub anywhere at the resort. There is a small, jetted pool that has the appearance of a hot tub but the water is not heated. I, personally, would have loved a hot tub especially on the breezy evenings when the sun started to go down.



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