Spacious condo accommodations are the norm (small is 800 square feet) in this hotel and residential complex overlooking the marina at Cap Cana. Previously known as The Fishing Lodge Cap Cana then Marina Sands Luxury Resort, it is now hitting its stride, with strong management, its new white sand beach, and four restaurants—The Beach Club (seafood and deli); Sol Bar with grill specialties; Mariners Restaurant with its international buffet; and Il Cielo (a gourmet Mediterranean
restaurant). The designer units here include smaller studios (junior suites), but the one-, two-, and three-bedrooms are the most popular. Overlooking the yachts in the marina, swim-out rooms, with a long strip of turquoise pool, are in demand. There are four pools, all dramatic with high-end furnishings. When night-lighted and decorated for a wedding or incentive party, the Spanish-style plazas are magical.