Nothing in the Dominican Republic says 'Miami' like The Bannister Hotel. Located just outside Samana town in a gated complex called Puerto Bahia, the four-star hotel is part of the Small Luxury Hotels label. Built on a harbour, the hotel makes for a good pit stop for a day or two for guests planning on going on excursions leaving from Samana town, like to Los Haitises National Park and the Limon waterfall. As the hotel isn't a place people tend to stay at for very long, there is a temporary atmosphere, which isn't the most relaxing. However, the rooms are comfortable and the sunset bar on the other side of the marina is worth stopping at for a quick dip in the infinity edged pool and a couple of cocktails.