2019 Resort Added Values
Family: Two kids 13 & under Stay, Play & Eat Free in select room categories (valid 5/01-10/31/19).
Visit the Caribbean like never before, with a beautiful setting and romantic dinners beneath the stars. Overlooking Bavaro 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 Bavaro 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 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 and 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.
LocationPunta Cana - Beach
General Policies & Fine Print
Check-in Policy - Hotel requires a credit/debit card authorization or cash deposit upon check-in for incidentals; this will place a hold on your funds.
Convention Policy - Individuals attending a convention cannot book this property for their stay. If found attending a convention, guests may be subject to higher room rates upon arrival.
Hotel Spring Break Policy - No Spring Breakers Allowed.
Transfer Policy - A price may display when children stay free, if your vacation includes transfer to your hotel.
General Information - Room taxes and service fees are included in vacation price. Minimum night stay restrictions may apply. Reservation changes may not be permitted unless authorized by the hotel.
Customer Ratings & Reviews
TripAdvisor Traveler RatingBased on 3845 reviews
Currently staying at the Vik Arena Blanca and can’t fault it. The hotel and its facilities are perfect. The rooms are simple but adequate for what you need for your holiday. The food in the main restaurant is good with plenty of variety. The staff are very friendly and helpful. However I do have one warning, when you get invited to the Vik Cayena Beach for a complimentary breakfast, decline (unless you want to lose 3 hours of your holiday on a timeshare, or if you have around €10k to spare). You will be severed a breakfast in their “5 star” hotel then shown around their suites while they point out the Arena Blanca is only 4 star. When you politely decline you get passed on to a pushy senior manager who then tries to offer you credit to afford the membership!!!
Good Hotel for a Good Price
I have nothing but good things to say about this hotel. The food was very good. The restaurants were outstanding in my view. The drinks were good. The room was good. The pool was very nice and warm. The same can be said about the ocean. liked the catamaran that they give you with a captain for half an hour. You did not have to hunt for chairs during the month of May, when I was there. That all may be different during the high season. If you can, do not go then. If you like something better, you just have to go somewhere else and pay a good bit more.
Rude staff and dirty run down resort
I expected the dirty run down property based on the low price point but didn't anticipate the incredibly rude staff. The food is also terrible. Stay FAR away from this property. I wouldn't stay there again for free.
I love it!
This was my 9th time staying at the VIK. I first stayed in May 2011. I had been to several Punta Cana resorts in the past and have always liked them. But I really liked the VIK from the first time and have returned every May since. Everything in the resort is quite close to the beach and water. You don't have to ride a golf cart or walk for ages like some of the large Punta Cana resorts. The layout is such that nothing is very far. I have traveled solo when I have stayed at the VIK, and it is easy for a single traveler. Food is very good and easily available. There is the buffet restaurant which is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Lunch is also available close to the beach where there is home made pizza, hot dogs, and hamburgers all afternoon. There are 3 a la carte restaurants. You do not need reservations and you are not limited to number of times you can eat in them. Men do need to wear long pants, jeans are okay. I preferred to eat dinner in the Italian because of the atmosphere and semi-outside location. The salmon and the chicken were both excellent. Drinks are available at several bars - two bars are close to the beach. If you are fussy and won't drink national drinks, you will not be satisfied. The hard-working staff makes the VIK extra special. It means a lot to see the same friendly faces each year. They go out of their way to give guests a great vacation, from Alexander and the reception staff, to Rafael the bellman, Leonardo at breakfast, the pizza maestro, the cheerful maids, the bartenders, gardeners, and restaurant staff. I am listing some names, but I know I am missing many. Eddy, Yahaira, Severiano, Javier, Julio, Fello, Claribell, Luisa, Pedro, Johnny, Ricardo, Yefersi, Gerardo, Juan. I see many repeat guests year after year who love it too. This is a relaxing resort on a beautiful beach with food and drink easy to come by.
Do not go here!!
Just come back from the vik arena, what a awful hotel, the place is so run down (in our room the sidling wardrobe wouldn’t even work), the food is terrible, the staff are rude with no manners at all (can speak very little English)! people constantly haggling you to go on trips/adventures, they never leave you alone! will never return to this place!! Would not advise and it is defiantly not a 4 star!!!