Isla Saona, Parque Nacional del Este

Enjoy a slice of paradise and head to Isla Saona, a tropical oasis just a short distance from the mainland of the Dominican Republic. Accessible only by boat, the island’s beaches feature crystal clear waters, pristine white sands, and are lined with shady palm trees. The surrounding water thrives with wildlife, including many birds and marine species. Grab your snorkeling kit and head beneath the water to find starfish, crabs, and colorful exotic fish. Using our international travel planner, Parque Nacional del Este attractions like Isla Saona can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • We went to the Saona Island excursion with Nexus tours with two children (7 and 4) catamaran's back and forth. Highly qualified guides. Nexus Shaul was a very pleasant trip. Then on the catamaran beverages and entertainment were also well. Basic drinks (beer, rum, soda, etc) but well looked after. Entertainment well. They took us to a natural pool and we served drinks down the catamaran, very good. The point more skinny is food at isla Saona, very little variety but in general and simple meals. But we ate well. The excellent Saona beach. Highly recommended excursion.
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  • Saona a very beautiful island, again to go don't pass it very well, was wonderful to see starfish and mounted on the catamaran and boat very good atmosphere.
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  • This island is wonderful straight out d a postcard. She's worth it d be seen but the problem is that today people who l exploit and organize visits, focus on the commercial and financial side rather than the authenticity of this place. every fact and gesture is timed for an us eyeful but it leaves us no time d... enjoy c is a pity. be careful the price that the offers...
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  • Such a beautiful beach! We stopped here after a scuba diving excursion which was also amazing! Highly recommend!!
  • Beautiful island one of the sold trips from Dominican hotels. Quite painful to get to (2 hours by car than another 2 hours by catamaran - can cut this to 45 mins if you take a speedboat). But for catamaran they make it playful - they’ll put dancers on the boat that’ll get people moving and plus the all you can drink rum helps. Island is beautiful but crowded and locals will try to sell you massage cigars and up sell you lobsters. Overall we had an amazing experience if you are doing some Dominican city tours take a day off and go there.
  • This was a nice full day trip from our resort in Punta Cana. The bus, catamaran, and speedboat rides were nice, the natural pool was a cool experience, and the beach on Saona Island was beautiful, although with all the boats loading/unloading, it's clear that it's a very touristy area. The only downside was how rocky it is getting into the water. I'd recommend water shoes.
  • Magical island 30 minutes away from the Romana, Dominican Republic. You will have the opportunity to enjoy clear water, see starfish and grab a drink in the beautiful natural pools on the way to the island. For transportation you can choose from a boat or a catamaran, I prefer the catamaran where you can enjoy local drinks and dance some merengue, bachata or salsa on the way back from the island.
  • Paradise is here Tour to Saona was my the best event for my emotions and photo memories in Dominican republic. I bought a ticket in Bayabe bay, the price of tour with meal must be around 25$, I got a ticket for 30 (start price was 45), be strong with sellers and tell them, that you know what the price is. Be ware of sun during your tour :) YOU NEED TO SEE IT
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