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 did this excursion which was fabulous. We took the speed boat out and the catamaran on the return. We were brought to the spectacular natural pool with Crystal clear waters where we got off the boa...  more »
  • Trasnportes, lunch and drinks included full day excursion. What more I liked were shipments to the island, the trip went by Catamaran and the return boat fast stopping at natural swimming pools, a luxury. For my Island beach is okay, typical of the Caribbean, but not hotels. There give you lunch, some activities and there are a few stalls to buy souvenirs. I hired the excursion in Cortecito Tours, in El Cortecito. As I've already gone several times I know that excursions in the hotel start more expensive and in the end are the same organizers.
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  • It is a beautiful Paradise Island. The excursion lasts practically all day but if you go to Dominican Republic you have to do it! The sand is white, the water crystal clear and without waves. On the return trip we stopped half an hour in the natural pool and it is shocking. I recommend take Cap/hat and protective.
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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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