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What We Love

  • Mediterranean-meets-Caribbean vibe
  • Studio and fully equipped kitchens, plus a grocery store
  • Access to sister property Sanctuary Cap Cana’s facilities, only a five-minute shuttle ride away
  • On-site shops sell art, clothing and handicrafts

What To Know

  • This is a brand-new property (opened October 2011)
  • Located on a marina; the beach is a two-minute water taxi ride away
  • Some rooms sit above on-site shops (but noise is minimal)
  • You’ll have to head to sister property Sanctuary Cap Cana for spa treatments


  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
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The Review

The just-opened Fishing Lodge Cap Cana feels like a Caribbean resort thoughtfully built by a Spanish architect. I love that the hotel is set up like an actual village, with rooms set above an array of boutiques along the property’s main thoroughfare. There are beautiful stone plazas, a deep-water marina and attractive earth-toned buildings, giving the entire location a Mediterranean-in-the-Caribbean vibe. The name ‘Fishing Lodge’ itself is a bit of a misnomer; you’ll find over-the-top yachts, not gutted marlins, at the water’s edge.

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Couples, families and small groups are well accommodated here, and impeccable service is sure to be a hallmark, thanks to an experienced management team, which comes from top names in hospitality like the Ritz Carlton and the Four Seasons.

With four curvaceous pools, two restaurants (one indoor, the other open-air), access to a 20,000-square-foot spa with a yoga and Pilates studio, several bars and a concierge service at the ready to book dozens of excursions — from snorkeling to zip-lining — I was never bored; and if I wanted a change of scenery, I could simply head to the hotel’s sister property, the Sanctuary Cap Cana, only a five-minute shuttle ride away.

How to Get There

The Fishing Lodge Cap Cana
Higuey, Cap Cana
Punta Cana, 23000 Dominican Republic


A Quiet Ghost Town, Def Rent a Car

We rented a condo direct from the owner but had access to the hotel amenities, shops, restaurants, etc of the fishing lodge. There are many storefronts - 90% closed or vacant. There were a few restaurants available and we landed at Bohemian Tapas for most of our stay (which was a great place). There was a sundries store and if you leave the complex, there's a small store in the "downtown" area of Cap Cana for groceries, beer, snacks, etc. Even that downtown area was vacant. With a car, we were able to explore to some of the other parts of Cap Cana, which were also vacant. We also purchased some groceries near Punta Cana and we cooked in our condo most days. On the nice side, it's quiet, the negative edge pool outside the living room door was beautiful, the service was good, and the restaurants that were available were tasty. Make sure you rent a car if you would like to escape!

The service was exceptional.

From the minute you walk in to the time you leave. From Edwin the Bell man, Fernanda, Inocensio the bar tender, Boutista, Sergio, Huascar, Yissel, Yudelka Yunesis, Anotni to many to mention. They made our stay a memorable one. I would do it again and again.

Beautiful Place but a Complete Ghost Town
Joseph S

This place was a conundrum to me. It was so beautiful but empty. I rarely saw any other guests while I was there.

So...let's get to it. This resort is located inside the Cap Cana property. You can either stay at the hotel or rent an apartment from the many owners in the property. We did the later.

The whole place is well kept and perfectly manicured...but empty. There is a very weird layout so it becomes confusing to figure out how to reach the rooms and then how to reach the common areas.

There is a shopping area but all the stores are either closed, shut down or for sale -- which seems to be a common occurrence in Cap Cana. We were able to find a sundries store that was open for business.

Although many restaurants were promoted within the resort, most of them where shut down. Walking through the replica of the Colonial City felt so eerie. Absolutely no people around (see attached pictures). Not even the Kids club was opened for business.

I have to hand it to the entertainment staff. They did their best to entertain the 20 or so guests that made their way to the main pool. They tried hard to make things fun but it was hopeless. The pool was the only place one could see other guests.

This resort does not have a beach nor beach access. It is located in a man-made marina that was devoid of people as well. The closes beach is 10 minutes away --by car-- and was not natural...it was also man made.

There is WiFi in the resort but it costs $20 a day and only works in certain locations throughout the resort. Our apartment had no cable or dish service so the TV did not work. We needed an extra bed and had to pay $25 for a small roll-away that was brought in after much communications with the front desk.

listen...this place is beyond beautiful but is dead. Nothing happened there and we were bored beyond belief. There was nothing for the kids or the adults. We found the place comfortable but a bore.

I don't think we will be visiting this place again. We had a car and toured most of the Cap Cana property is most of was either abandoned, not finished or finished but empty. It was very weird!