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“Paradise ”
Review of Isla Saona

Isla Saona
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

You’ve got to do this trip ... it’s paradise. The fast boat and swim in the natural pool were amazing but the catamaran on the way back was way too noisy with music but still worth the headache to see such beauty

Thank Lucy D
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Reviewed 14 April 2018

Saona Island is very exotic. Beautiful white sand, clear turquois water, friendly people.
Went to this Island 5 years ago on an excursion from Punta Cana. Was so much fun. On our way there on the catamaran, we stopped in waist deep water to find starfish, which we did, then go to the perfect island, Music, teaching us to dance salsa, very good buffet, beach chairs supplied. Many, many palm trees, and a market to buy your souvenirs.. Then leaving on a speed boat to finish the excursion.. Amazing, definitely recommend this excursion...

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Reviewed 12 April 2018 via mobile

A really lovely beach, nice a safe for kids, lovely soft sand, very clean toilets. We had a lovely lobster meal here, great day out.

Thank duckkeeper214
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Reviewed 12 April 2018

I have been to Saona Island 9 years ago when it was still a beautiful Island with birds, clean sand and pristine waters. Now it is only a tourist trap. I am not sure what other people see in this highly commercialized place full of pushy massage giving ladies, who will not let you even relax for few minutes constantly offering their services. The music is blasting from speakers, so there is a slim chance for any relaxation in wild life refuge that used to be here one day. Boats are coming by dozens so you can smell fumes all day. What a waste of money these days. They used to offer this trip for around $90 now you can get the same thing as low as $55 at your hotel, they will separate you to boats by language at port, so do not waste your money for more expensive trip. The treatment is the same so is the Island. Very sad thing happened to Saona during the last decade.

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Reviewed 11 April 2018 via mobile

Getting to this island was a challenge, but our guide was extraordinary, stay with Miguel!
Wonderful excursion to this island.
So beautiful, clear blue water, palm trees everywhere.
There were no children on this excursion. Stopped on the way to wade in waist deep water, finding starfish. Photographer "paparazzi " took gorgeous photos in surroundings. Cash only deal. Some handmade jewelry available on the island, but no hounding.
Drinks in coconuts, great buffet. Lounge in one of the hammocks, between two palm trees. Restrooms not quite standard, but for what was needed....ok.
Wear sand shoes, due to very rocky areas getting into water, lots of coral underfoot.
Would definitely recommend

Thank Lois C
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