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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  • Everybody always said it was wonderful, on the side of the island where we found the sea of the Caribbean. The famous sea of seven colors, with the clearest blue I've ever seen. Ida was on a speedboat (very exciting), made a stop in the natural pools (which are sand banks, no stones) where you can swim in the sea, and gentle and we went to the island. On the island there is a simple structure, with lunch, bathrooms, beach chairs, many stones to enter the sea, but compensates by beauty without equal! Around amusing in a modern catamaran, with Caribbean music and drinks. Ride a must in my opinion.
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  • This island was absolutely breathtaking. Turquoise water, white sands and palm trees for days. This was one highlights of my trip to Dominican. Picturesque and no filter needed!  more »
  • Place a paradise. A trip that should not do. Very nice boat and catamaran ride.
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  • Beautiful Gorgeous Awesome. But just like the rest of my experience in DR. Food was over rated (by a ton) and if you look one inch from the resort..... Rules would go a long way too. There were topless fatties, not so fatties and kids. To see a woman topless in another country is one thing but not kids. Vendors are annoying and sell garbage. What a shame. It is so beautiful.
  • Excellent place for holiday!! Saona Island tour was one of the best tours we done during our 14 days honeymoon trip spent in Secrets Royal Beach Resort, Punta Cana. Absolutely loved it, and I do recommend it highly. Different people have different expectations resulting in a different ratings and reviews. Please go and visit the place, experience it and make your own opinions of it. Me and my hubby will be going back there for one of our anniversaries for sure!!! One of best holidays ever!!
  • Ots a very beautifully island with white sand beaches located in the east coast of the Dominican Republic its a part of the National Park, its a very busy island a lot of tourist from all over the world go to discover that island, its very important place for tourists attractions, if you come for holiday in the Dominican Republic don't forget to check it out.
  • This island is definitely a paradise on the earth ! Crystal clear water and long white sandy beach. We had amazing time. BBQ on the beach was delicious. Really recommend trip to Isla Saona. One day we will come back. 5*
  • Absolutely stunning paradise. It’s hard to describe. Crystal clear water, soothing ocean breeze. Tropical nature at its finest. Listen and you’ll hear the crows speaking to each other, it’s truly fascinating. You can no longer handle the starfish in the ocean as the Dominican government has prohibited it.
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