VIK Hotel Arena Blanca Carretera Arena Gorda, Punta Cana
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Historical Traveller Reviews of VIK Hotel Arena Blanca Carretera Arena Gorda
SO SOfrom A TripAdvisor Member
t recommend it.from A TripAdvisor Member
There are 39 different resorts on the 27 mile Bavaro Beach. There was no real entertainment, nowhere to go, and nothing to see but the beach.
The only things near are the adjacent resorts. (I noticed that one resort on the way to LTI had a casino, which would have been nice.) The national beer, Presidente, is the only beer available. It's a nice, light Pilsner, and quite drinkable from 10 a.m. -2 a.m. daily. Many fruity rum drinks are also in your all-inclusive package. A very limited variety of sold-in-America Brand name liquors are available at an additional charge. There are some gorgeous topless young French women on the beach every day, which was one of the highlights of the entire trip. In summation, the vacation value for the price is quite good, and maybe unmatchable. But if I had it to do over again, I would spend more money and go somewhere much better than this in the Caribbean.
Great Tripfrom A TripAdvisor Member
We never really tried to find out why, but it reflects badly on the resort. We asked other visitors from US and Canada and they had experienced the same treatment. Here is some advice from a world traveler: CHILL OUT and ENJOY! keep your rudeness for when you are at home, it's already expected. We took the Fun Buggy and ATV rides...WHAT A BLAST!...Horeseback riding can be found on the beach, just go a bit beyond the quasi shopping mall and you will see the stables. It's about 1+ hours on the beach and very enjoyable, recommend the 5-7 PM trip.
Overall a great trip!
Not bad - Not greatfrom A TripAdvisor Member
The Marginal: The food was plentiful, but not good - even by all-inclusive standards. Clientele is primarily German (manners are clearly optional in Germany.) The staff was friendly, but not overly so, often posturing for tips. Rooms are Spartan, but clean. Little activity outside of the resort; a market with the most aggressive vendors on the planet. Only about 1/2 the staff spoke English.
The Bad: The kids club (including the alleged "mini-disco") was understaffed and unenthusiastic. Beach activities are limited, and boat rentals and tours are inexplicably expensive. Unlike other nearby resorts there is no beer provided in the rooms. And worse, none of the bars serve Mojitos.
The Verdict: Tough call. For the price, the LTI was OK, although I would not choose to go back. I have stayed at/seen other Resorts in Punta Cana and all are superior to LTI. Personally, I would pay more to stay at the Iberostar or again at the RIU Bambu.
Relaxing vacationfrom A TripAdvisor Member
Housekeeping was great. The food was good and certainly plenty of it.
There was something for everyone. The pool and beach were great and the staff could not have been better. Especially the people running the daily activities. The nightly shows were not so great and the disco did not open until 11pm. Much too late for us senior citizens. It is a great place to relax. We are planning to return next year.
Nice resort, nice pricefrom southbound1969
Hopefully they will add the appropriate resaurant facilities and beach furniture so the existing facilities are not overrun. The whole Punta Cana area will be very big in a few years as they are in the process of building other resorts and LTI was full when we were there. We would definately recommend this resort to others and plan on returning later if the price is right.
Very relaxing timefrom A TripAdvisor Member
excellent valuefrom A TripAdvisor Member
The best experience!!from A TripAdvisor Member
The rooms in the hotel are very nice and clean. Our air conditioning was leaking and we called the front desk and they were there right away to fix it. There really isn't a whole lot to do but it is very relaxing. You can go on all kinds of excursions. We went on the Bavaro Runners for about $55. We got to tour all around Punta Cana and see a typical house, school, ranch, and also a cigar museum. It was very interesting and fun. The artwork there is the most beautiful and you can get a 4foot by 4foot painting for only like $30. All in all I would have to say this is the best trip I have ever been on, and I will definitely go back to LTI!!!!
loved the LTI,from A TripAdvisor Member
Top Local Tips for Punta Cana
Water and Sun Dont drink the faucet water, dont even brush your teeth with it.... Make sure you bring your own bug spray, sunblock, and aloe lotion from home and plenty of it because they sell theirs for wayyy too money. Dont forget to use sunblock no matter how good you think you tan. The sun is FIERCE!!!
Tip Tip Tip We always bring $100.00 US in $1's. Tipping everyone a buck goes a long way in Caribbean destinations. The staff appreciates it and you will get treated like a king.
Hotel grounds Take lots of photos, every bush and tree seems to bloom at this time of year- January. Seen lots of geckos crossing our path and also seen some type of sand lizard on the beach. Noticed little one inch holes in sand on beach in the morning and was lucky enough to see a bright greeny thing disappear down one.
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- Address: White Sands, Carretera Arena Gorda - Punta Cana - . - Dominican Republic
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