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VIK Hotel Arena Blanca - All-Inclusive

Punta Cana, Dominican Republic (PUJ)

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$109 $93
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Based on 2871 reviews
When you've promised yourself an exceptional holiday, VIK Hotel Arena Blanca makes sure you keep your promise.
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Oceanfront Suite (OCFSTE) - All-Inclusive - VIK Hotel Arena Blanca - All-Inclusive - 2

Oceanfront Suite (OCFSTE) - All-Inclusive

Starting from
$109 $93
Per Adult Nightly
Room Amenities: Spacious room with Front Ocean view, 1 King or 2 Single beds with Sofa bed in the living room area, Air-conditioned, Satellite-TV, In-room safe, Mini-bar (stocked with 2 soft drinks and 2 waters), Bathroom with tub, shower and hairdryer. (Maximum occupancy per room is 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children)
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Cayena Deluxe Ocean Suite (JRST) - All Inclusive  - VIK Hotel Arena Blanca - All-Inclusive - 1

Cayena Deluxe Ocean Suite (JRST) - All Inclusive

Starting from
$139 $119
Per Adult Nightly


Room Amenities: Jr. Suites have sea view with King beds or 2 Queen beds plus living area with sofa-bed, living/sleeping area including seating area with sofa bed for an additional adult or 2 children. Air-conditioning, Ceiling fan, coffee maker,Satellite TV, Safety deposit box, Mini-bar (Soft-drinks, Water and Beer included), Fully equipped bathroom with Jacuzzi and hairdryer. (Maximum occupancy per suite is 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children)
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Superior Ocean View Room (SUPROV) - All Inclusive

Room Amenities: Ocean view rooms with 1 King or 2 Queen or 2 Single beds, Air-conditioned, Satellite-TV, In-room safe (extra cost), Mini-bar (stocked with 2 soft drinks and 2 waters), Bathroom with tub, shower and hairdryer. (Maximum occupancy per room is 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children)
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Garden View Room (STRD) - All Inclusive - VIK Hotel Arena Blanca - All-Inclusive - 3

Garden View Room (STRD) - All Inclusive

Room Amenities: 1 King or 2 Queen or 2 Single beds, Air-conditioned, Satellite-TV, In-room safe (extra cost), Mini-bar (stocked with 2 soft drinks and 2 waters), Bathroom with tub, shower and hairdryer. (Maximum occupancy per room is 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children)
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Superior Garden View Room (SUPRGDV) - All Inclusive

Room Amenities: Garden view rooms with 1 King or 2 Queen or 2 Single beds, Air-conditioned, Satellite-TV, In-room safe (extra cost), Mini-bar (stocked with 2 soft drinks and 2 waters), Bathroom with tub, shower and hairdryer. (Maximum occupancy per room is 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children)
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VIK Hotel Arena Blanca - All-Inclusive
White Sand, Carretera Arena Gorda , Higuey, Punta Cana, DR Dominican Republic


Located 30 Minutes from Punta Cana International Airport

Why Stay Here

  • Perfectly situated on the sandy Bavaro Beach - one of the most beautiful beaches on the island.
  • Stroll in the tropical landscaped garden
  • Spend your time daydreaming in the romantic pool area.

All-Inclusive Details

  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner daily
  • A La Carte in specialty restaurants from special menu (reservations required)
  • Unlimited domestic Drinks plus Snacks 24- hours a day
  • House Wine Served with lunch and dinner
  • Non-Motorized Water-sports Including: Snorkeling, Windsurfing, Kayaking, daytime Tennis, Catamaran (1/2 hour with captain per stay) Boogie Boards and pedal boats
  • Introductory On-Site Scuba demonstration in pool (Reservations Required)
  • Daily Activities and nightly entertainment
  • Land-sports include table tennis, volleyball and aerobics
  • All Current Hotel Taxes and Gratuities

Accommodation Details

Standard Room Amenities: 1 King or 2 Queen or 2 Single beds, Air-conditioned, Satellite-TV, In-room safe (extra cost), Mini-bar (stocked with 2 soft drinks and 2 waters), Bathroom with tub, shower and hairdryer.

CAYENA BEACH CLUB Rooms : is an exclusive area within the VIK Hotel Arena Blanca, accessible only for Cayena Beach Club guests. The club offers 47 Junior Suites on three levels, a two floor tropical style restaurant with aprox. 50 seats, a bar in the restaurant, swim up bar, private pool with integrated Kids pool and sun deck.

Restaurants, Lounges & Bars

VIK hotel Arena Blanca has 1 main buffet restaurant and 3 a-la-carte restaurants offering fine Italian, local and international cuisine.  Five bars, the snack bar and the disco complete the variety and quality of cuisine on offer in the all-inclusive service.

Guests an All-Inclusive service.

American: 07am - 10am
Continental: 05:30am - 7am and 10am -11am
Buffet lunch and Dinner can either be buffet or table service
Daytime snack service is available next to the restaurant El Bucanero: Pizza and Grill: 11am - 6pm

El Bucanero
Lunch 12:30pm - 1:30pm mini buffet
Dinner 6:30pm - 9:30pm  Mexican restaurant la carte

El Mirador
    Breakfast: Continental 5:30am - 11am
    Breakfast: American
    Lunch: international buffet 12:30pm - 2:30pm
    Dinner: international buffet and theme-based
    evenings 6:30pm - 9:30pm

El Calypso Bar 6pm - 6am
Tea, coffee, cocktails, soft and international drinks, soups and sandwiches

La Trattoria 6:30pm - 9:30pm (Non smoking)
Dinner: -la-carte, Italian specialities

Estrella de Mar 6:30pm - 9:30pm (Non smoking)
Dinner: a-la-carte restaurant featuring international dishes

These Restaurants are available for additonal fees, pay directly to the resort.

La Proa 6:30pm - 9:30pm
Dinner: a-la-carte restaurant featuring Caribbean dishes, seafood and imported meat in a comfortable and exclusive atmosphere. This restaurant is placed at the VIK hotel Cayena Beach

El Cano 6:30pm - 9:30pm
Every Friday evening at the restaurant El Cano, at the VIK hotel Cayena Beach, a delicious barbecue with different types of lobsters, shrimps, other seafoods and imported meat. If the weather holds, the barbecue will be done on open air beneath the stars. Dont miss out on this special occasion, which occurs only once per week.

The restaurants La Proa and El Cano and the barbecue do not fall within the All-Inclusive service and guests must therefore pay for these services separately. Clientes will need to ask at the reception desk during their stay at the hotel.

Dresscode is smart casual for the restaurants La Trattoria, Estrella de Mar, la Proa and Mexican Restaurant El Bucanero. Formal dress recommended. Gentlemen 12 years and older are kindly asked to wear long pants, shirts with sleeves and closed shoes. offer tea, coffe, soft drinks, cocktails and national drinks.

    Lobby Bar
    Calypso Bar
    Bucanero Bar
    Bar Playa  
    Patio Bar  
    Disco Bar

Coffee available in self service at the Lobby Bar and only from 8:15am to 10am

Note: opening days may vary by season

Pools & Spas

The lagoon shaped pool is both, for adults and children (integrated Kids pool) and includes a swim up bar and an extensive sundeck.


If you wish to celebrate a civil wedding, a ceremony, a birthday or just a party with your friends. Please contact guest services and they will inform you about wedding package and other events

  • 24-Hour Front Desk
  • Air-Conditioning
  • All-Inclusive
  • Beauty Shop/Salon (+)
  • Car Rental Desk (+)
  • Casino (nearby) (+)
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Currency Exchange
  • Deck, balcony or terrace
  • Dry Cleaning Service (+)
  • Fitness Facility
  • Free In-Room Safe
  • Gift Shop on Property (+)
  • Golf (nearby) (+)
  • Guest Activity Desk
  • Hair Dryer
  • Housekeeping
  • In-Room Minibar Included
  • Medical Services (+)
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Night Club
  • Non-Motorized Water Sports
  • Public Internet Access (+)
  • Spa Services (+)
  • Telephone (+)
  • Tennis Courts
  • Theater
  • Water Sports (+)
  • Wedding Services (+)
(+) = Additional fees may apply for the use of these amenities.
(*) = Free, some restrictions may apply

Based on 2871 reviews
Submitted on 20-05-2016
Great hotel with amazing service.Staff is very friendly and accommodating.Great place for kids as well .They have a kids club where the kids can do different activities with the staff.Hotel grounds are very beautiful and the beach was not overcrowded .Loved that the hotel had different activities for guests to participate in like dance lessons ,games etc.
from Makanda, Illinois
Submitted on 20-05-2016
We were fortunate to find this great value through Apple Vacations. We stayed May 8 - 15th. Direct flight, transfers & all inclusive, very affordable. Check in was a little weird...we asked about an upgrade which is normally $14. per day & were told by Earnesto that if we tipped him he would upgrade us for no extra cost?? Our room wasn't yet ready, so he told us to come back in about an hour. We got our armbands, our information packet was labeled Room 4230., gave him $20. tip. Went back in hou... Read more
from Uniontown, Ohio
Submitted on 21-05-2016
Overall had a good time, but could have ben better. Had problems at the hotel which took too much time to get fixed. People at the front desk seemed unsympathetic to our problems. If they spoke better English, maybe things could have been better. Hotel grounds were great and beach was really nice with plenty of lounges and covering to get out of the sun. Buffet food was good and sit down restaurants were very nice. Mexican one was just OK though. The worst part of the whole vacation was all the ... Read more
from Prague, Czech Republic
Submitted on 22-05-2016
This hotel is amazing, lots of green areas, friendly stuff, exciting animation program - we had lots of fun, beautiful beach, good sports facilities (beach volleyball, petanque, tennis, chess, sports/diving centre), there are also many options for arranging trips
Submitted on 25-05-2016
Did a 6 day/5 night vacay. Beautiful resort! Food was good and plentiful. Beach was gorgeous. Did alot of adventures. The room was gorgeous and huge! The only thing was hardly anyone spoke English. Very hard to communicate and everyone tryng to sell u stuff constantly. I would return.
from Edison, New Jersey
Submitted on 27-05-2016
OK, so I'll list the pros & cons: Pros: big beach, large pool, excellent buffet, great nightly entertainment, balconies are large enough to relax with great views if you stay in building 4. Room shower was huge! Cons: solicitors everywhere on the resort, we got tired of constantly saying no. Gym was horrible, hardly any equipment worked. Wifi was impossible to use. Snack bar closes very early. Pool closes at 7pm. Garbage on the beach was an eyesore, cigarette butts everywhere. Staff was slow i... Read more
Submitted on 30-05-2016
The result was great! We were in block 4 room 4118, view on beach and pool! Very quiet, but no WiFi even in lobby it was a challenge to connect. Food was good always fresh but the spam. On the resort we were constantly approached to buy art alcohol excursion and buy timeshare and take pictures, that u can buy. But but but it was with it.
Submitted on 01-06-2016
Our trip was more than we expected. We got a great price and stayed for a week with another couple. They have free kayaking and snorkeling as well as all inclusive drinks and food. The restaurant food at night is delicious and their free entertainment shows at night are great as well! We asked for doubles because we thought our drinks could be a little stronger and the bartenders had no problem accommodating. We stayed in building two which was nicely updated, great air conditioning as well. th... Read more
from Minnesota
Submitted on 03-06-2016
Like many others, I am a repeat visitor to the VIK. This was my 6th time. I like it because it is smaller than many of the Punta Cana resorts. Some people may prefer the larger resorts. But all I want is to be on a beautiful beach with food and drink easy to come by. The beach is close to the rooms. Food is easily available all day, and the bars are easy to get to from the beach. The food choices are varied and plenty. The three a la carte restaurants do not require reservations, which i... Read more
from Atlanta, Georgia
Submitted on 12-06-2016
It was a pleasure to return to this beautiful resort, May 2016. I especially appreciate that there are many palapas (for shade) on the beach and around the pool. The beach is beautiful, great for swimming and activities. I was in bldg 5 with view of ocean and sunrise. These rooms are not completely renovated as in bldg 4 where I stayed previously. But bldg 5 received flat screen TVs while I was there. I met a pair of delightful young women, recent college graduates, from USA. They had an un... Read more
Submitted on 12-06-2016
For Vik Hotel Please bring your own WASH CLOTH. AIR conditioner SYSYEM POOR. Room lining out dated Food,not worth it, not good. No elevators. We were on the third floor. Native do speak English. Since tourism is their main source, they need to make more of an efforts to learn English. Workers are not helpful. CB DUTY FREE employees followed around like we were trying to steal something. Oprah, we know how you feel going overseas.
from Doylestown, Pennsylvania, United States
Submitted on 16-06-2016
The place isn't spectacular.. you get what you pay for... but we had a LOT of fun here. We were lucky to get building 4 which is close to the pool and ocean. The meals are okay. The chicken Fajitas are excellent at the Buccaneer restaurant. We did the pool aerobics during the day.. took rafts into the pool and ocean all day. Signed up for a couple of excursions. You have a lot of vendors trying to sell you stuff but you just say No Gracious.. and they leave you alone. The beach has a lot of sea... Read more
from Geneseo, Illinois
Submitted on 19-06-2016
The Vik was a pleasant stay over all. However, upon arriving we were told our room would be ready by 3:15 (check in is at 3) which was fine because the maids only have 3 hours from check out to check in to get the rooms ready. But when we went to the front desk at 3:30 to check in they said it would be another 20 minutes. They were not very apologetic about the delay. But 20 minutes later we did make it into our room. The room we stayed in (building 2) was clean and updated. The AC worked perfec... Read more
from Denver, Colorado
Submitted on 20-06-2016
The VIK is a nice hotel on the beach. I was pleasantly surprised especially after reading some reviews. It is not a 5 star resort but you are not paying 5 star money. It has 5 buildings on its property with #5 being beachfront. My friend and I stayed in #5 on the ground level. We asked for and received 2 beds. In the Expedia listing, it said 2 twin beds but it was actually 2 full beds which was a nice surprise. It also had a lower seating area with a pullout sofa and a desk with a chair. The... Read more
Submitted on 28-06-2016
First off when you get to the Dominican Republic be aware there is a $10 US entry fee everyone even children are required to pay. Apparently this tourist card can be purchased online, but either way the line moves pretty fast. After that line you go into the immigration line. * It's a small airport so the lines do move pretty fast. * As you travel to the resort you will pass thru some run down security stations. (If you have been to the Riviera Maya I'm taking about the resort guard stations ... Read more
from Lexington, Kentucky
Submitted on 28-06-2016
Most of the staff was very nice. My biggest complaint was the internet. If I was going to do this again, I would pay for international data on my phone because you are literally NOCOM. I read posts from a while back on many said the same thing. I asked about it at the front desk and they said they were working on it. I don't believe that. Anyway, just be ready for that if you are trying to keep in touch with loved ones or finishing up some daily tasks, it isn't going to happen. Also, the ... Read more
from Oshkosh, Wisconsin
Submitted on 29-06-2016
Visited Punta Cana for the first time in late May. Got a great deal out of Chicago direct to PC. It was everything I hoped it would be for the price -- it even exceeded my expectation. Buffet, Italian and Mexican restaurants were good. Loved the bar on the beach. Spent most of the day on the beach. Loved the view and walks on the beach. Room was nice (Bldg 2). Shows were fun to go to at night. Found all the souvenirs I wanted in the beach shops to left of the resort. Low key week with plenty of ... Read more
from Emmaus, Pennsylvania
Submitted on 01-07-2016
This place is great. I've been vacationing in the DR and throughout the Caribbean for over 20 years and while the VIK is not Opulent by today's standards, it is a Wonderful little resort. It's safe, clean, up to date and contains everything anyone (who doesn't believe that the world revolves around them) could need to enjoy a carefree week of vacation. There are obviously bigger and better resorts available, but if you see a nice price/deal for the VIK and you are not a fussbudget, hop on! You ... Read more
from Atlanta, Georgia
Submitted on 07-07-2016
Beach was beautiful, pools were nice. Plenty of food, but get there on time. Rooms were okay. They had an old fashion television set. The walk up the stairs was tiresome, especially when my key card kept deactivating. Dont arrive early. No early check in. Arrive at 3:00 PM or sit in the hot lobby until then. Bring your own wash cloths. It took speaking to the maid, front desk and 2 phone calls to guess services before I was told that face cloths are not standard. Front Desk check-in per... Read more
from Halifax Region, Canada
Submitted on 10-07-2016
We spent 2 weeks at this resort in June 2016. There were 8 of us, including 2 kids 10 and 11 years of age. We had a great time. The beach was clean, the staff was very friendly and pleasant, food was excellent, great entertainment, beautiful gardens and spacious territory. We went snorkeling and kayaking and had rides on banana. The only thing I did not like is that they have no pedalos - it would be great if they had them there for free, and they would also require passports to rent a kayak for... Read more
Submitted on 10-07-2016
This resort is a nice resort, the grounds were beautiful and the size of the resort manageable. The rooms were basic but what do you really need when you're going for the beach? The AC is cold in the rooms. If you're a high end alcohol drinker this is not the place for you, but if not, it was acceptable. This is a budget resort, the food options good, drinks good, rooms good, service good, the beach? Worth a million dollars.
from Nackawic, Canada
Submitted on 11-07-2016
I was here in March 2016 for one week and wished it was longer. The hotel was spotless - the staff very friendly. When we made our reservations there were no ocean front accommodations available but when we checked in, I inquired and for a very reasonable sum they put us in a beautiful ocean front suite. The ocean was so close! The beach was clean - soft white sand. The pools(two) were crystal clean and not overly crowded. The food was great and plentiful. If a person could not find somethin... Read more
Submitted on 11-07-2016
The rooms were clean and the resort was immaculate and beautiful. I did not like that they let sales people into the resort so sometimes when going to eat you would have to get past them and they could get a bit pushy... also we found that their prices we pretty high. There is a small shopping "village" just outside of the hotel, the sales people there are even pushier, but the prices are better. The food was good, if you are looking for a great meal, you will probably not find it at the resort... Read more
from Pensacola, Florida
Submitted on 12-07-2016
I booked a trip for my daughter and myself and stayed there from July 7-11, 2016. When we arrived, after 3 pm, our room was not ready, as advertised. We waited in the hot hotel lobby for over 30 minutes , with several other guests. Service was very slow and no one really seemed to be in a hurry or very service oriented . When we finally got our room, we walked to our building and discovered that we had to lug our luggage up 3 flights of stairs (no elevator). We walked into our room and were... Read more
Submitted on 13-07-2016
We stayed at the cayenna beach vip area , highly suggest spending extra money to stay there. You get all the amenities of arena Blanca without the crowd. You get to have breakfast and lunch at el cano restaurant with a la carte selection, Louisa was a great waitress! The people at arena Blanca aren't able to eat there. The beach at this area is only for cayenna guests also so instead of 477 guests to deal with you only have 47. Carlos took great care of us at the beach always had a drink in our ... Read more
Submitted on 13-07-2016
The hotel VIk in punta Cana is extremely nice and affordable for families. My experience was really good. I traveled with my family. We had 4 rooms and a total of 8 adults and 3 kids. Everyone had a great time. The kids club at the hotel is amazing they will entertain the kids and take care of them during the day, it is a great way for the kids to make friends. For the adults there are bars all over the hotel where you can get any type of drink, beer, wine, hard alcohol and specially cocktails a... Read more
from London, Canada
Submitted on 14-07-2016
Loved it... like anywhere there are small issues... people complain to much... this is great resort for the money... sure the room wasn't ready till 4pm but we went to beach grabbed a drink m some food... people are 2 spoon fed nowadays. .. bottom line LOVED IT!!!!
from Richboro, Pennsylvania
Submitted on 16-07-2016
As I read reviews about the Vik hotel, I was a little hesitant to go. I went with 11 family members and I have to say I was very pleasantly surprised. Check-in was a little slow but the people working at the hotel and in the restaurants were extremely pleasant and accommodating. People just like to be treated kindly and with a smile and in return you are treated the same. We stayed in building five and had oceanfront rooms. The rooms could have used a little updating but they were very large, cl... Read more
from London, Ontario
Submitted on 18-07-2016
Visited this hotel with a group of friends in Feb/Mar 2016. This is only a 3 star resort, so you have to remember this and adjust your expectations accordingly. I have been to many 5 star resorts, so was a bit nervous/wary about this resort. Here are some of the differences and what you can expect. Arrival - Do not expect cold drinks and cold towels. Check in is straightforward. The rooms have an in-room safe, but it is not digital, it requires a key. After you get your room key go to the... Read more
from New Windsor, New York
Submitted on 18-07-2016
Due to some circumstances I ended up going to the resort by myself. That being said I enjoyed myself and would definitely recommend. I saw some reviews that said the staff did not care, i found that to be completely opposite of my expereince- personally I am dominican so I do think that I may have enjoyed my interactions a little bit more- one of the food lady's that I saw everyday came over to me while I was sick and gave me bread and seltzer and the house keepers saw I was sick and came and ch... Read more
from nyc
Submitted on 19-07-2016
slightly dated but extremely clean, one of the nicest kept beaches, beautiful pools,food was surprisingly good for the cheap pricing, the nightly shows were great and the staff work hard to make your trip great.The drinks though are not good for the most part, and the bartender at the beach couldn't care less , so after seeing that we mostly went to the other beach bar by the Mexican restaurant and he was great! The rooms were spotless and clean but they do need t have a bureau for our clothes ... Read more
from Dundalk, Canada
Submitted on 19-07-2016
My boyfriend ( who is Dominican) and I stayed at this resort for a week in May. Our check in actually went smoothly.... Our room was very dated.. but we weren't spending much time in our room anyways. I have never ever been to a resort where there is nothing going on in the day... There is no music by the pool or the beach... No one seemed happy or even enjoyed their job. We always tipped well hoping this would help but no.... The shows are short but I did like that the stage is very central are... Read more
from Toronto, Canada
Submitted on 25-07-2016
Well I had a good time with my family,what I really enjoy the most is the size can go the beach the pool and to the hotel room with no time specially when you have two energetic kids and really watch them while you are still enjoying. The food is good for the price you is very difficult t o communicate with the staff unless you speak spanish. I had bad experience with the photograph studio ...the photographers are very pleasant and hard working men BUT THE LADY WORKS IN THE-OFFIC... Read more
from New York City, New York
Submitted on 25-07-2016
OK, I'm going to give you the full skinny, I picked one of the all exclusive deals and I was pretty satisfied PROS The staff were friendly they made a great effort to keep the place clean, I mean DR in the summer and I didn't see a single bug in my room - respect Tip Pay for the airport ride in advance. I paid $72 for 3 people for the trip to the hotel and back to the airport worked out $6/each way not bad. I mean it cost $60 to get a cab to the airport from Long Island The pools were really ni... Read more
from Richmond, Virginia
Submitted on 26-07-2016
Well on the inside of the rooms very out dated. We had 20 friends and family traveling together, out of the 20 1 person had wash cloth in his room. We ask many times they said they did not have any. We had to use hand towels. Tub was broken and stopped up. Food was not good, and they don't take to well of blacks.
Submitted on 02-08-2016
Been to punta cana at least 6 times. I have to say my favourite resort was the hard rock even though it was so far away from everything. I love the DR. The people the vibe the atmosphere of this resort was laid back. Yhey have an entire section for children which was really nice to see. It isnt too big but a fair walk to where ever you want to go. The male staff in the pool area sucked. They were young and cocky and looking for women. All the waiters in the bars were amazing, working hard to ple... Read more
Submitted on 02-08-2016
VIK was ok. We had a good time and the pool and beach are beautiful. Some cons were..we checked in and our rooms weren't ready so they sent us to go eat and said to give them 25 mins. We went back an hour later and our rooms still weren't ready. So that wasn't a good first impression. Also the food was just ok. Nothing that was that good. Some pros were that the drinks were great! I've read people saying they weren't that strong but mine were always perfect! Also, the staff and house keeping are... Read more
from Rimersburg
Submitted on 02-08-2016
I'm starting with the bad. I was counting on a wifi connection to stay in contact with my kids. I was not able to connect to the WiFi at all. I read on past reviews that this has been a long going problem. That made my trip depressing. I needed to check in with my kids. There were no bars with barstools. My husband and I like to have drinks AT THE BAR. This leads me to the drinks. Bring your own cup... and many people did. The bar offers small 8 ounce cups for all beverages. So havin... Read more
from Houston, Texas
Submitted on 03-08-2016
While the beach, ocean, and pool area didn't need much help, this resort sure did. Even with the lack of functional AC in the rooms and NO AC in all the restaurants we still made the best of it. We moved several times as our first room the AC did not work at all and the other rooms would not go below 24.5 degree Celsius 76 degree Fahrenheit. I personally expected better than that. Each time we contacted the resort for AC, towels, resort assistance we were meet with the same answer, 10 minute... Read more
from Norcross, Georgia
Submitted on 05-08-2016
Great place for a budget friendly vacation. I recommend getting an updated room, we stayed in building #2 with new bathroom and AC, close to the lobby and entertainment theater(but not affected by the noise). It is an older resort, keep that in mind( no AC anywhere other than your room and soulvenir store). We enjoyed the food, drinks and the nightly entertainment. My suggestions are to bring your own large cup to drink out of. ...other wise you'll be at the bars waiting in line for a dr... Read more
Submitted on 05-08-2016
Pros: Food - Especially Dom. Rep. night! Employees - Shoutout to Victor and Tony, the bell boys! Beach and Pool The Michael Jackson Show Cons: Wifi (We had to go to the lobby each time to get wifi) Room was barely ready at 3pm The hagglers on the beach The drinks are an insult, too sweet or water down Too loud - walls are very thin The appearance of the hotel - very dated
Submitted on 09-08-2016
There is NO wifi at all. It's difficult to get time off from work if you can't answer emails. The staff is rude and unhelpful. The rooms are hot and old and the atmosphere is that of a nursing home. We switched resorts after 2 days and am so glad we did. The food was horrible and the drinks were just as bad.
from Montreal, Canada
Submitted on 10-08-2016
We just got back from the VIK resort in Punta Cana and had the most amazing time!!! The staff was absolutely terrific!! The food was very good. The buffet was delicious (lots of variety). And you didn't have to make a reservation at the specialty restaurants. The Bavaro beach is spectacular (the ocean was a little rough) but still beautiful. Any negative reviews about this place is totally over exaggerated and at most times wrong. We read the reviews before coming here and found that mo... Read more
from Okawville, Illinois
Submitted on 14-08-2016
The hotel is a great price for budget friendly family trip. The food is decent. Drinks are below average. The hotel grounds are kept very nice and cleaned up around the clock. The room was about average.. Nothing great but decent enough for the week. We had a huge problem with people cutting in line and the staff letting it happen. That was the most frustrating part about the trip. It happened at the bar numerous times.. At the buffet and also at the photo shop. There was a guy checking us out a... Read more
Submitted on 16-08-2016
My friend and I booked this hotel for our birthday celebration. We did extensive research on this hotel and the website was VERY misleading. Upon arrival, we were shocked to know this hotel was a 4 apple on Apple vacations. The rooms were very minimal and dated but thankfully clean. The night life was nonexistent. The hotel advertised a kid activity at 8pm and an adult activity later at 9pm each night. To our surprise the 9pm event was a continuation of the childrenā??s activity. The mini club ... Read more
from Ohio
Submitted on 17-08-2016
First off, they don't take requests into much consideration. I requested building 3, 4, or 5. Received building 2. Requested ground floor due to husband's plantar faschitis (sp?) and trouble walking/stairs. Received third floor. Requested pool view. Received garden view with balcony overlooking trash pile (garbage bags, tree limbs, etc.). Did receive two beds which requested. Will have to say beds were very comfortable. When we checked in at registration desk, and were handed our check-... Read more
from Miami Beach, Florida
Submitted on 18-08-2016
Finally the time came for our long awaited vacation, we were coming here to celebrate my birthday, originally I had made reservations to stay at the Bahia Princess, however, after carefully reading all the of the reviews and the notes from the VIK Arenas Blancas and reading about the sea food BBQ that takes place every Friday, I decided to change hotels, BIG MISTAKE!!! It was absolutely a total turned off, we traveled in the afternoon and got to the hotel around 6pm, there was no greeting of an... Read more
Submitted on 18-08-2016
We recently returned from our vacation wishing we were still there! Very beautiful and enjoyable. The ONLY complaint we had was the room. Several cosmetic issues need to be fixed as well as the A/C. It seems to have a clogged drain line causing the room to not cool as well as it should have and the ceiling to leak with backed up water. Not severe enough for us to request another room. Be sure to go to the beach early in the morning. The best spots go quick. Go pick up your towels and lay them on... Read more
from DFW
Submitted on 18-08-2016
Nothing fancy which was fine for us. If you aren't traveling with children this place is probably not for you. There are no clubs (for night life) on property, the do have some shows but you have to endure the children's show first which is basically repeated every night. There is no curfew for children which means they are running around all night long. Food was average at best, must bring long pants to eat in Italian restaurant.