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Saona Island, La Altagracia Province: Address, Saona Island Reviews: 4.5/5

Saona Island
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Amanda V
Denver, CO96 contributions
A must see!!
Jun 2021 • Couples
An absolutely stunning beach! A must see in my opinion. We did a boat tour to the island and had professional photos taken along the way!
Written 21 June 2021
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Holly B
Watson, LA114 contributions
Gorgeous beach!
Jun 2021 • Family
Absolutely beautiful!

We booked an excursion to this island through our resort and it did not disappoint. The water was breathtaking, the people were nice and the day was perfect.

Yes there are vendors and it takes a few times to tell them no to get them to go away, but they do eventually leave. Also, the food was very bland except fir the chicken. It was delicious.

I would 100% recommend this trip!
Written 19 June 2021
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Kittyhawk1983
Longboat Key, FL28 contributions
Crystal clear water
Jun 2021 • Couples
Water is beautiful ! Beach is beautiful ! If I were to visit the island again though I would do a private charter . I wasn’t fond of using the excursion . Your stuck on their schedule . They advertised the trip using seeing starfish as a big part of the excursion and then once on the boat they tell you that the star fish have been moved from the area . You see little to zero wildlife . While on the boat there’s photographers who do not let you use your own cameras . So kinda pressure sales going on when we just wanted to relax and enjoy . We already paid for the excursion we shouldn’t be pressured to pay for more . Takes away the enjoyment
Written 18 June 2021
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Sam C
Vancouver, Canada666 contributions
Loved
Jul 2020
Gorgeous. The boat ride there is lovely, the boat ride back is lovely - both speedboat and catamaran - so worth it.

Yes if you're staying in PC it's gona take a while to get there but - worth it.

Snorkeling spot was fun but not amazing.

We stop at a gorgeous, shallow, perfect Sand bar for drinks.

Beach at Saona island is perfect. blue clear water, beautiful sand. Buffet Lunch was alright
Written 16 June 2021
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Henry
2 contributions
Hidden treasures
Jul 2020 • Couples
Saona Island is one of those hidden treasures that you just can not have enough of it. From the people to one
Of the Best beaches in the world is just a great place to visit. I highly recommend it!
Written 13 June 2021
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katycatt
Everett, MA24 contributions
Just ok!!!
May 2021 • Couples
Wouldn't do it again not worth the hour half ride to Bayahibe to catch speed boat to shallow swimming pool to see star fish then brought to a small over crowded beach area that did not have much to do or explore They provided a lunch buffet which I did not have I would highly recommend taking snacks and drinks with you. After hanging around for 3 hours you take a 2 hour catamaran boat ride back
I would of preferred a speed boat ride back..don't waste your time or money going there

Written 11 June 2021
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Tim A
6 contributions
A must see!
Jun 2021 • Couples
A definite must see excursion! The trip to and from Saona Island was awesome. Crystal clear water everywhere. The excursion was for only a few hours but we could have stayed there for days.
Written 4 June 2021
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Jennifer052275
Berkeley Springs, WV57 contributions
Long excursion
May 2021
Our family of 6 went on this excursion for a second time. This excursion has changed. There is no alcohol served on the catamaran or the island. It is a long excursion and we had plenty of beach time. The beach chairs are HOT. Take towels, sunscreen, with you and your own alcohol if you're a drinker. My biggest complaint is the photos. We purchased photos and when we got home to print the resolution was low. They are a bit blurry. A lot of money for for photos that you cannot display in your home.
Written 31 May 2021
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Autumn K
Madison, WI6 contributions
Not worth the money!
May 2021 • Friends
Beautiful island and beach, but not worth time it takes you to get there. Excursion is from 730 to 5 and you only get 2 hours at the island!! Way too much time on the bus and various boats. Waste of a full day.
Written 14 May 2021
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Eileen B
4 contributions
DO NOT WASTE MONEY OR TIME
May 2021 • Couples
The bus to pick up was late from the start. It was a packed bus, no one wearing masks and we were crammed for over an hour to get to the port. No AC on the bus either. Not to mention they had us stop at a local shop where again it was packed with other tourist and no running water in unclean bathrooms. WE ALSO PICKED UP THE WORKERS AND DROPPED THEM OFF ON THE BUS IN THE MIDDLE OF THE HIGHWAY. Once we got to marina they packed 30 plus of us on a catamaran and blasted the music the whole time, it was uncomfortable and way too loud. Served no alcohol only coke... ride was 45 min to a natural spring which was beautiful but the staff they had meaning photographers harass you to take pictures to buy later on, this went on the whole day. The one entertainer on the boat Enrique was uncomfortable and sucked. The food was buffet style and not good. The island was crammed with other tourists barely any seats open and the birds there were big, loud and tried to eat your food if left around. The speed boat was packed over capacity and ours ran out of gas. over all trip was terrible please don’t go and waste your time. Spend it at your resort instead.
Written 10 May 2021
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