I visited Dominica Republic for the first time in May and stayed at the Vik Arena Blanca all inclusive. On the whole it is a lovely place to stay and the staff were very helpful and friendly.
We stayed in block 3 which was okay and the room itself was cleaned daily (sheets were not changed daily) but despite this there was an over-whelming musty smell. It was also rather odd that we received notification about fumigation taking place one morning without any further details (our friends in block 4 had not received this).
Breakfast was amazing, lots of choice (we even had fried plantains). The restaurants were not so good. The Italian served food after a long time and it was cold. The Mexican was good if you ordered the Fajitas! The pizza man near the swimming pool area produced the most stunning pizza at my request. The drinks were also all inclusive and depending where you went e.g. the bar at the beach or the bar in reception the quality varied. I would recommend the bar in reception excellent Mojitos!
One big downside for me is that the hotel was isolated. Any journey outside the hotel involved a cab.
Overall I would recommend this to anyone who just wants a good resort holiday on a fab beach, consuming as much food and drink as they want.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The VIK Hotel Arena Blanca is placed overlooking the incomparable beach of Bávaro, just 30 minutes away from the International Airport of Punta Cana. This hotel in Punta Cana was renovated in 2006 to be able to offer a wide variety of environments: ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Vik Hotel Punta Cana
- Lti Beach Resort Punta Cana
- Lti Punta Cana
- Lti Resort Punta Cana
- Lti Beach Punta Cana