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Hotel Description

An all-inclusive stay in Bavaro awaits you at VIK hotel Arena Blanca - All Inclusive. You'll be within a 20-minute walk of White Sands Golf Course and 4.3 km (2.7 mi) from Iberostar Golf Course. Highlights at this beachfront resort include 5 restaurants, 4 bars/lounges, and a full-service spa.

You can enjoy TVs with cable channels, and all 456 rooms feature balconies, in-room childcare, and free bottled water. Additionally, refrigerators, ceiling fans, and hair dryers are available.

A relaxing day at Radiance SPA can include hot stone massages, body wraps, and body scrubs along with aromatherapy and reflexology. The buffet restaurant, El Mirador, serves international cuisine and is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. For a drink, you can stop by the resort's own beach bar. Spend the day at the beach where you'll find sun loungers, and enjoy the onsite outdoor swimming pool and nightclub. Additionally, you'll find a casino, a fitness center, and WiFi in public areas. Each morning free buffet breakfast is offered between 5:30 AM and 11 AM. There's also free self parking, along with the convenience of an airport shuttle.

Places within a 15-minute drive of this 4-star Bavaro resort include Bavaro Beach and Arena Gorda Beach.

Double Room, Ocean View

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Suite, Oceanfront

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Superior Room, Garden View

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Superior Room, Sea View

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Deluxe Suite, Ocean View (Cayena)

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Family superior

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

VIK hotel Arena Blanca - All Inclusive ratings based on 25 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.5 out of 5 3.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 3.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.5 out of 5.0
4 out of 5


Cons: Cut down shrubs outside room patio railings. so you can see beach(1st floor rooms) Add swim-up bar & stools. Also install stools around all bars.
Location: Stayed on resort
Was not happy with price, shortly after booking the visit in June with Travelocity I was informed by VIK that I was to pay an additional fee off $166.00 because there computer made a mistake. Travelocity guarantees there prices, they told me I had to pay the additional fee.

Posted by , from Sheboygan, Wisconsin on Dec 22, 2017

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3 out of 5

The check in personnel were inadequate.

The check in personnel were inadequate and rude. It seemed as if they gave preferential treatment to Spanish speaking guests. They didn't make any effort to ask if I have any excursions reserved. Nor did they advise me of the excursions desk. Never visiting with this hotel again. I was less than pleased. The front desk and the lounge area smelled moldy!!

Posted by , from New York on May 29, 2017

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2 out of 5

Wouldn't recommend

Pros: The pool and beach area were very nice. The lobby was also very pretty. The little store was convenient and the people were friendly.
Cons: The Heckling! Stop trying to sell me stuff, I'm on vacation! building 1 needs to be renovated! New beds and no cracks under the doors.
Location: Location was good. We were right on the beach and any time you wanted to go somewhere a ride was available.
We booked this hotel because it was SUPER cheap. I read the reviews not seeing one that would keep me from booking this, the typical "food was bad, beds were bad" yada yada typical reviews... I would recommend going to the counters at the buffet where they have a cook actually making something. The beds were hard and poor A/C in the rooms, these were doable. If it were just those things I would have given this hotel a 4 but: - check-in is at 3 but because of all the late check-outs, our check-in was 4 (no biggie really) - The HECKLING! not the type you get one the beach with people trying to sell you stuff, the HOTEL trying to sell you stuff! At check-in you're handed a brochure with a time in the morning the next day for a MANDATORY meeting with someone to tell you when pickup for the flight home will be but really its a 2 hour meeting with someone trying to get you to book excursions. - The HECKLING! We were told by a staff member after 2 days they are supposed to show people around the VIP area and each person he walks through, he gets paid commission. When we went (because we felt bad and wanted him to get paid) they had us sit down with a rep. that tried to get us to book VIP for our next trip (this typically takes 3 hrs she said) - COCKROACHES! we were all in building 1000 on the lower level and got a notice they were going to fumigate. Later that night we found one in one of the rooms and another a few days later! I heard building 4 and 5 were remodeled js.

Posted by , from Wisconsin on Jul 25, 2016

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3 out of 5

Great Location~No frills~Perfect vacation for relaxing.

Pros: Close restaurants, Quiet
Spectacular beach and beautiful weather. Property is very clean, safe and well kept. Workers are kind and always smiling. Rooms could definitely use renovations. Food is fair to good and plentiful. Go to relax and you will have a great time :)

Posted by , from Long Island, NY on Mar 22, 2013

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3 out of 5

Good Deal for the Price

I enjoyed my stay at the VIK Hotel Arena Blanca in Punta Cana, but we definitely got what we paid for. My buddy and I went basically with the cheapest deal within reason. The hotel had great character and stayed true to the thematic style of an island resort. The food was ok at best, and the rooms were, well rooms. But as I said I wasn't expecting a whole lot from the price we paid. The beach was great, the drinks were plentiful, and all the people we met from around the world were fantastic. My buddy and I are both single and were trying to find a place that wouldn't be overrun with couples, but the place was packed with couples and families. If I had it all over to do again I would probably pay a little more and stay at a nicer resort.

Posted by , from Cincinnati, OH, USA on Jan 8, 2013

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5 out of 5


Pros: Free breakfast, Close restaurants, Quiet
Cons: No free Internet

Posted by , from San Juan, Puerto Rico on Jun 21, 2012

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4 out of 5

Great beachfront vacation!

Cons: No free Internet
The resort is small enough to be easy to get around, get drinks and food easily. Plenty of food available plenty of time. Resort is not fancy or luxury but had everything I needed for a relaxing time on a great beach.

Posted by on Jun 11, 2012

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4 out of 5

Beautiful beach, easy access to food and drink.

This is the second time I have stayed at the Vik Arena Blanca. The beach is beautiful. The hotel is smaller than some of the all-inclusives, which I liked. The layout is nice. It is not a fancy hotel, but I found it to be very convenient. Easy to eat, drink, and enjoy the beach, which was the purpose of my trip.

Posted by on Jun 2, 2012

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3 out of 5

This hotel was OK

Pros: breakfast lunch & dinner included
Cons: No free Internet
The beach is beautiful, personnel at the restaurants were nice and helpful. The food was good. Personnel at the hotel counter not so good, we asked for a wake-up call at 5:00 am to attend to one of our tours and nobody called us. The guest service poor.

Posted by , from Spring, TX, USA on Mar 23, 2012

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1 out of 5

needs a lot of improvement

I've stayed in several resorts and this is the first place I encountered with rude staff and lack of any real entertainment. Drinks were cheap and nasty and the AC in the rooms is nonexistent. Won't even get into the stained sheets!

Posted by , from New York, NY, USA on Mar 22, 2012

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All-inclusive Details

This resort is all-inclusive. Onsite food and beverages are included in the room price (some restrictions may apply).

Food and beverages

  • Meals, snacks, and beverages included

Activities and facilities/equipment
Land activities

  • Fitness facilities
  • Volleyball

  • Aerobics
  • Water fitness

Kids' club

  • Supervised activities for children between 4 and 12 years old


  • Onsite entertainment and activities

Not included

  • Golf green fees
  • Use of golf cart
  • Use of golf equipment
  • Motorized water sports
  • Scuba-diving excursions
  • Tennis lessons
  • Premium food items
  • Premium or imported alcoholic beverages
  • Airport transfers
  • Childcare
  • Laundry/dry cleaning services
  • Spa/beauty facilities and services
  • Wireless Internet access
  • Activities and services offered by independent operators
  • Offsite tours
  • Transportation to offsite activities

Property Features

VIK hotel Arena Blanca - All Inclusive is an all-inclusive resort. Room rates include meals and beverages at onsite restaurants and bars. Other items and amenities, including taxes and gratuities, and access to recreational activities and entertainment may also be included. Additional charges may apply for meals at some restaurants, special dinners and dishes, certain beverages, and other amenities. Enjoy the umbrellas and sun loungers for a relaxing day at the beach. At VIK hotel Arena Blanca - All Inclusive, pamper yourself with a treatment at the full-service spa or have fun in the sun with activities like surfing/boogie boarding and snorkeling. Free breakfast is available daily. There are 5 restaurants on site. You can enjoy a drink at one of the bars, which include 4 bars/lounges and a beach bar. WiFi is available in public spaces for a fee. This all-inclusive resort also offers a complimentary children's club, an outdoor pool, and a children's pool. Self parking is free.

  • 456 guestrooms or units
  • 3 levels
  • 5 buildings
  • 5 dining venues
  • 4 bars or lounges
  • Built in 2000
  • Buffet breakfast (free)
  • Casino
  • Nightclub
  • Bar on the beach
  • Kid's club (free)
  • Childcare (surcharge)
  • Beach lounge chairs
  • Towels for the beach
  • Umbrellas for the beach
  • Poolside lounge chairs
  • Conference space
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Pool or billiards table
  • Gift shop
  • Beauty salon
  • ATM
  • Onsite shopping
  • Bellhop

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Property
  • Children's pool
  • Children's club (free)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)
  • Babysitting or childcare
  • Playground on site
  • Refrigerator
  • Free cribs/infant beds


Available in some public areas: WiFi (surcharge)


Free self parking


  • Airport: Punta Cana (PUJ-Punta Cana Intl.) (25.6 km / 15.9 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Airport shuttle
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

VIK hotel Arena Blanca - All Inclusive offers 456 air-conditioned accommodations, which are accessible via exterior corridors and feature complimentary bottled water and hair dryers. Rooms open to balconies. Televisions come with cable channels. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones. Additionally, rooms include ceiling fans and blackout drapes/curtains.

  • Private balcony
  • Television
  • Cable channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Cribs (free)
  • Childcare in room (surcharge)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe (surcharge)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board available
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Exterior corridor access
  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

Guests are served free buffet breakfast daily from 5:30 AM to 11 AM.

El Mirador - This buffet restaurant specializes in international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

El Bucanero - This beachfront restaurant specializes in Mexican cuisine and serves lunch and dinner. Open daily.

La Trattoria - This restaurant specializes in Italian cuisine and serves dinner only.

Estrella del Mar - This restaurant specializes in international cuisine and serves dinner only.

La Proa Not Inclusive - This restaurant specializes in international cuisine.

Nearby Activities

An outdoor pool and a children's pool are on site. Other recreational amenities include a fitness center. The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Snorkeling on site
  • Playground on site
  • Water skiing nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding on site
  • Fitness classes on site
  • Volleyball on site
  • Kayaking on site
  • Windsurfing on site
  • Parasailing on site

Spa Services

Radiance SPA has massage/treatment rooms and couples treatment room(s). Services include hot stone massages, massages, facials, and body wraps. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy and reflexology.

  • Hot stone massage
  • Reflexology
  • Couples treatment rooms
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Body wraps
  • Body treatments
  • Body scrubs
  • Facial treatments
  • Aromatherapy treatments
  • Massages


If you need to make special requests for accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when booking your stay.

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time ends at midnight
  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Special check-in instructions:

24-hour airport shuttle service is available. Contact the property in advance to get details.


  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!


  • No pets allowed


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available


Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for wireless Internet in public areas: USD 7.00 per day (rates may vary)
  • In-room safe fee: USD 2 per night

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Hotel VIK Arena Blanca-All Inclusive
  • VIK Arena
  • VIK Arena Blanca-All
  • VIK Arena Blanca-All Inclusive
  • VIK Arena Blanca-All Punta Cana
  • VIK Arena Hotel
  • VIK Hotel Arena
  • VIK Hotel Arena Blanca-All Inclusive
  • VIK Hotel Arena Blanca-All Inclusive Punta Cana
  • VIK Hotel Arena Blanca All Inclusive Punta Cana
  • VIK Hotel Arena Blanca All Inclusive
  • VIK Arena Blanca Punta Cana

You should know

  • VIK hotel Arena Blanca - All Inclusive offers transfers from the airport (fees may apply). Please contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation with your arrival details prior to travel.