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The Bannister Hotel
Samana Bay

A Masterpiece of Comfort and Luxury in Samana Bay, Dominican Republic

Nestled between the mountains and the sea, The Bannister Hotel is a wonderful retreat in the Caribbean. This stunning hotel is a member of the elite collection Small Luxury Hotels of the World, focusing on good taste, high quality, tranquility and splendor. It features 31 finely-decorated suites with outstanding views, along with a variety of amenities and impeccable service.

Leave your worries behind, let the warm breeze fill you with tranquility, and enjoy a place which will fulfill your needs and indulge your desires

The Bannister Hotel is located in Puerto Bahia, on the Samana Bay in Dominican Republic.

Surrounded by endless coconut trees, the hills of Puerto Bahia are a unique setting where every property is nestled on a terrace directly facing the biggest bay in the Caribbean with an astonishing view of the Bay, the coconut filled hills and the island of “Cayo Levantado”.

Just a few steps away from your door way countless amenities are available for you. Enjoy the outstanding vistas in one of the refreshing infinity pools, while the children play in the game room. After exercising at the fitness studio or playing tennis, take a moment to relax at the Ni Spa. Delight your palate with the wide dining options in lovely indoor and outdoor settings.

You can take part in fishing tournaments, regattas, pool parties, paintball, volleyball or tennis matches, play in our game room, shoot a game of pool, attend concerts, movie nights, tastings, and many more fun activities!

The Dominican Republic offers natural diversity and has nine distinct and diverse ecological zones. Over 25 percent of the country has been protected in the form of National Parks, Reserves, and Marine Sanctuaries. There is no better way to enjoy nature at its best. These beautiful ecosystems are protected areas. The country has the most diverse animal life in the entire Antilles region. There are 254 species of birds, 1,411 species of reptile. And nearly 60 species of amphibians and mammals, including the humpback whales.

Samaná Bay and Rincon Beach recognized as one of the most beautiful bays in the world (http://www.world-bays.com/) offer a concentrate of this beautiful diversity.
Discover The Haitises National Park your true appointment with the Nature One of the eleven national parks of the Dominican Republic. Protected and accessible only by boat it is constituted of irregular hills and many limestone small islands and entirely covered with luxuriant vegetation. It is a maze of fiords deep invades by the mangrove. You will be able to admire the pictograms and petroglyphs which the Tainos Indians left in testimony on the walls of these caves.

From January to March get some true emotions with an authentic experience that will yield lifelong memories: The Humpback Whale Sanctuary in Samaná is a unique place in the Caribbean that gives you the opportunity to observe them in their natural calving. Samaná Humpback Whales are an international treasure and are fully protected by the Dominican government which is very fortunate to have one of the greatest humpback breeding sanctuaries of the world.

Of all the Samana Peninsula waterfalls, el Limón is the most spectacular and attractive combination of natural beauty, size, and environments; an unforgettable excursion done by horse which lasts approximately one hour. Nestled deep in thick palm forest, it rises 900 feet above sea level, and cascades 130 feet (40 meters) into a deep pool of water.

A major attraction of the region is El Cayo Levantado, which can be seen from the coast of Samana. In its stunning beach of turquoise waters and white sand you can enjoy a wide range of crafts and local food.

Rincon Beach is ranked among the 10 finest beaches in the world by its natural conditions. It is formed by several coves and slightly curved that extend about 3 km, white sand, transparent waters and immense coconut palm. Rincon Beach is a “must see” on any visitors list.

Samaná provides deep sea enthusiasts with an impressive underwater experience filled with beauty and diversity. Other maritime activities include, snorkeling, sailing and kite surf. For those opting to remain inland, horseback tours of the area provide a pleasurable experience for all to enjoy.

While staying at The Bannister Hotel you will have a wide gastronomy selection from where to choose; from tapas to a gourmet dish, we are sure that will enjoy exquisite flavors and sensations. Start your day with a delicious breakfast or brunch at Le Deauville, conveniently located on the second level of the hotel properly end a day of pure fun, you have to stop by Café del Mar. Every night you will enjoy the captivating music in a pleasant ambiance.

Marina Puerto Bahia sits right in front of the Compass Rose Lounge, providing an amazing nautical scene. Start your adventure to the nearby beaches and nautical destinations with our fun cocktails.



Located on the second level of The Bannister Hotel, Le Deauville Restaurant has a spectacular view of the Puerto Bahia Marina and the Samaná Bay. It has an exquisite menu of breakfast and brunch in a lovely atmosphere. If you want to sunbathe while enjoying Le Deauville, the pool is just steps away.


Delight your palate at La Regata Restaurant, located just opposite the Marina Puerto Bahia. With a varied menu, this restaurant is noted for its wood oven from which come delicious creations.



Café del Mar Puerto Bahia is in a privileged location, combining the natural beauty with its chic architecture. Opened its doors in the winter of 2010, the first in America, providing a cozy and sophisticated environment all at once.