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 3866 reviews
We traveled as a large group with 9 families. The best part of our trip was the staff. Especially Julio and Javier in the dining area. They tried their best to accommodate everyone, they were always welcoming and happy. The beach had quite a bit of seaweed so it was hard to swim, maybe it was bad season. The pools were nice and clean. The grounds were nicely kept and very clean. The food was okay. We had some issues with the rooms and reservations for our groups.. some were fixed some weren't.
Very good Vacation!
VIK is at least worth the price we paid, likely more. Food was abundant and good, drinks were ok, pool was huge and nice, beach was Beautiful and white, plenty of beach chairs, and the water was clear. We had building 5, beach front and the view was great!! BUT, the air in all 3 rooms sucked badly!! humid, and about 85 degrees. We called every day and nothing ever changed. We learned to live with it. The nightly shows were good, the Michael Jackson tribute was excellent. The staff was friendly, especially the activity guys. We felt very SAFE all the time. We had kids under 7 yrs old and the 5 and 7 yr olds were fine going to the pizza place, the bathroom or to the bar alone. The Mexican restaurant is the best. The steak place was good and worth the small charge. Buffet was good, but don't be late! they will put it up around you 15 minutes early. Italian was not my favorite, International was pretty good. Loved the pizza and burger grill by the pool. Rooms were large, bathrooms not so much, but adequate. Some paint is needed around the resort and rooms, but clean enough. Liked the espresso machines in the Lobby. There was a beach disco one night and that was very good!! Lots of fun To my surprise, no beach service like some other travelers have posted. No one to tip for drinks either. Sometimes the vendors got annoying on the beach, but was ok. I would definitely go back. Great value for the price paid. Good family vacation.
Really lovely resort
I stayed at the VIK several times and really enjoy the friendly staff and the excellent location right on the beach and near many restaurants and shops . Really clean and a good variety at the buffet. Lots of activities for everyone to enjoy.
I stayed at this resort for 10 days. I had a great time and the food was delicious and always more than enough options to pick from. No matter what resort you go to outside of U.S the alcohol they serve is always cheap quality. They offer a safe box for $2 a day, I highly recommend you pay that price and use it. If you do have a medical concern, I don’t recommend you to go on any of these vacations. Just for your own safety. At this resort I saw many foreign tourists including Germans, French, Russians, Bulgarians, Serbians, and very small amount of Americans. One thing that bothered me the most was many people didn’t leave a “tip $”. We all know that those workers there make very little money and if you can afford to go on vacation, I’m sure you can afford at least $2 for your server or bar tender. I saw many people not leave a tip at all. That’s just rude people. Something else I want to share is that we weren’t aware of the dinner activities happening there until the last night we found out about this beach party. Nobody ever mentioned these activities at front desk or anywhere around the resort. If you want the tourists to come back, you have to please or entertain them. And the entertaining team was not so great because all they did was dance for one hour by the pool and just play the only 4 songs they had all day, everyday. This is a family resort so if you’re looking for a cheaper resort and if kids don’t bother you this is something you should book. I met a lot of nice people but most of them do not speak English at all. Oh and on our last 3 days the TV, room phone and the only WiFi there in the lobby didn’t work. When we asked they would say it’s a “general problem” and they will fix it but they didn’t while I was there. Lastly, the beach was kind of dirty but they did a great job cleaning it every day. Besides the beach being very close, the food was another thing I really enjoyed.
Return to friends and a great little resort
I returned to the VIK for the fifth time at the end of April and stayed for two weeks. Got a great deal on the flight and stay through Trip Central. Got an ocean view room in building five and while a bit dated it was clean, comfortable, well air-conditioned and almost instant hot water. A short walk to anywhere on the resort and the beach is a quick minute away. met up with many old friends from the resort staff, Francisco was as happy to see us as we were to see him. Eddy in in the buffet gave us a royal welcome back and we were happy to see him well. Andre at the Pelicano took us sailing and we had some great chats as well. Our room was spotless every day and the staff friendly and outgoing. Food was great, breakfast at the egg station livened up by the chef who quickly acknowledged returning guests. Check in was quick and efficient as was checkout. We got extra time as our flight was later in the day. A la cartes are great for a change of pace and the buffet varied enough to keep you happy. Beach is wonderful and one of few that has a tractor clean the seaweed every morning. As a Nova Scotia born next to the Atlantic and used to cooler waters the Caribbean is wonderful, warm and jelly fish free....who worries about a bit of seaweed floating by. Good friends to share time with on the beach. we started the international football league, Canadian football, not soccer. Down the beach to the market to have fun bartering for jewellery, t-shirts, coffee and rum. Rudy was at #1 but has moved down the beach to his own place. Lots of fun. daily walks usually so about 4 km each way, twice a day helps burn off the food intake. All around a great trip as usual and we will book trip six in a few months. Mary and I love this place and our special spot on the beach with great friends