The Fishing Lodge Cap Cana and the Sanctuary Cap Cana hotels, now operating under the Salamander brand, are offering all-inclusive packages to the visiting tourist that requests this option. However, for those not interested in this option, there is always the a-la-carte option. The US-based hotel chain took over this past October 1 the operations of the Sanctuary Resort & Spa, situated in Cap Cana, Punta Cana, on the country’s easternmost region. The resort offers villas, apartments, a marina and golf courses and features 176 rooms, of which 72 are fifty-five square meter junior suites overlooking the sea. There is also a 510 square meter suite, and the Island Suite – built on its very own island. The resort features five gourmet restaurants, five bars, a world-class spa, access to the Punta Espada golf course designed by Jack Nicklaus, and a 1700 square meter convention center, ideal for meetings and conventions.
The second Salamander hotel operating in the region is the Cap Cana Fishing Lodge Marina & Beach Resort, providing guests with 299 villas and apartments, four restaurants, three bars and four swimming pools, access to the Punta Espada golf course, a marina, and the rental of yachts and boats for fishing excursions. Both resorts offer not inclusive packages, which is the predominant trend in Punta Cana.
The Sanctuary and the Fishing Lodge resorts are part of the Salamander Caribbean Collection. The company expects to complete the 92-room Ocean Club Boutique Hotel, at the Cap Cana Marina, at the end of 2012.