Isla Saona, Punta Cana

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  • Address: Isla Saona,ParqueNacionaldel Este, RepublicaDominicana, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
  • Timings: 24-hrs Details
  • Time Required: 04:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Bar, Outdoors, Island, Wildlife Sanctuary , Food And Drinks, Entertainment, Family And Kids, Nature, Bird Watching
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About Isla Saona, Punta Cana

The Caribbean’s best kept secret, Isla Saona is a beautiful albeit tiny little island that lies at the south east tip of Dominican Republic.  It is a government protected natural reserve that boasts of unparalleled beauty and soft white sands that overlook turquoise blue waters. This island has caught the fancy of many film makers over the years. It is possible to spot a number of wild and exotic species of birds and animals here as this place is rich in wildlife.

The Island got its current name because of Christopher Columbus who chanced upon this beauty and named it after his friend. Explore this natural paradise and spend hours at this island discovering nature’s bounty in the form of rare fishes and incredible flora.  You can choose to have a drink at the open bar, dip your feet in the clear blue waters or just lie on the shady hammocks admiring the views.

How To reach Isla Saona by Public Transport

  • Reach by boat.

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Isla Saona, Punta Cana Reviews

  • 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

  • I very much fell in love with this island. This tour was made possible by Nexus Tours. All inclusive tour. I could not believe it was $94 for everything we received: 4 boat rides, food on private beach, natural pool, open bar. Check out my blog for more. @ChloGotFlo

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