Fodor's Expert Review The Bannister Hotel & Yacht Club

Carretera Sánchez, Km 5, 32000, Dominican Republic Fodor's Choice

This stylish marina complex smack on the Bay of Samaná has changed the face of tourism in this area and become the social center for the upscale residents, a safe harbor for visiting yacht owners, and a deluxe, yet reasonably priced option for international visitors. The open lobby area that segues to the marina is dramatic, with contemporary pillars, a proliferation of white and neutral shells, and commodious white seating facing forward. It's a stunner. The cuisine is memorable, from an exceptional alfresco Italian lunch at Le Regata trattoria to a gourmet lobster dinner at Ocean Club. The Bannister has an ambient spa, which is as relaxing as the chill music that gently plays and the massages (moderately priced) that put you on another plane.


  • wonderful ambience
  • natural beauty everywhere
  • great yacht-watching


  • the bedrooms in the one-bedroom accommodations could be more spacious
  • too far from town to walk
  • service staff is caring but not professional




Phones: 809-503–6363


31 units
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast

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