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Saona Island (Isla Saona) Tours and Tickets

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Saona Island (Isla Saona) is the Dominican Republic's largest coastal island, clocking in at 15 miles (25 kilometers) long and three miles (5 kilometers) wide, with a population of little more than 300. Part of the National Park of the East, the island features plenty of photo-worthy white sands, swaying palm trees, and turquoise waters.

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Full-Day Excursion in Saona Island

Full-Day Excursion in Saona Island

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Take a break from the beaches of Punta Cana and spend a day on Saona Island. Board a catamaran for the journey, stopping at a natural pool along the way. Once you arrive, you have hours to spend on the island as you wish; swim, sunbathe, or enjoy a stroll around the reserve. End your day with a party right on the catamaran as you make your way back to shore.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$59.00
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$59.00

Saona Island Excursion from Bayahibe

Saona Island Excursion from Bayahibe

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Climb on to a catamaran (or speedboat) and set off for popular Saona Island during this full-day, guided cruise and excursion that includes a barbecue lunch. Connect with nature in a National Park of the East and relax to enjoy the beach, swimming, entertainment, dancing, or sports. Later, enjoy a hearty barbecue lunch before shopping the local souvenir huts or relax with a cocktail in the sand.
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  • 6 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$65.00
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$65.00

Quetzal Catamaran Cruise Prestige to Saona Island

Quetzal Catamaran Cruise Prestige to Saona Island

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Visit Saona Island, the reef at Catuano, and the Las Palmillas natural swimming pool in a single tour on this catamaran cruise from La Romana. Squeezing all of these stops into a single day is a tough task, but passengers will enjoy lounging on the decks of the catamaran and watching the scenery while the boat whisks them around the island. A seafood buffet lunch and open bar complete this all-inclusive experience.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$159.00
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Saona Island Paradise From Punta Cana

Saona Island Paradise From Punta Cana

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Experience the idyllic Saona Island on this full-day tour from the mainland via speedboat and catamaran. Zip out to the island on a fast boat, which ensures you have plenty of time to hang out and relax or participate in watersports. Cruise back aboard a sailboat, sipping drinks from the open bar and dancing to island rhythms. Hotel pickup and drop-off makes for an easy round-trip experience.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$68.00
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$68.00

Saona Island Day Trip From Punta Cana with Lunch and Open Bar Included

Saona Island Day Trip From Punta Cana with Lunch and Open Bar Included

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Visit Saona Island, an idyllic speck of sand and palm trees in the blue Caribbean, during a full-day tour from Punta Cana. Board a small speedboat for the thrilling ride out to the island, including a stop at a natural swimming pool where you can see starfish. Upon reaching Saona Island, spend the day exploring; stroll along the beach, relax in the white sand and swim in the azure waters. Sip drinks from the open bar and enjoy a buffet lunch of traditional Dominican fare. Round-trip transportation from Punta Cana is included.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$72.00
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ATV Buggy Adventure from Bayahibe

ATV Buggy Adventure from Bayahibe

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Enjoy personalized attention and a flexible itinerary on this horseback riding tour through the Dominican countryside. Upon arrival, you'll be matched up with a horse according to your skill level and be given equipment and instruction. In the company of a guide, you'll be safe and comfortable as you explore the countryside and see how real Dominicans live. Move at your own pace and ask plenty of questions.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$85.00
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$85.00

Shuttle Transfer Punta Cana Airport - La Romana

Shuttle Transfer Punta Cana Airport - La Romana

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Pick the transfer of your choice, one way or round trip between Punta Cana Airport and Uvero Alto hotels. Sit back and relax in one of our air conditioned vans or buses and let us take you to your hotel or resort.
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  • 55 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$28.00
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Zipline Adventure from La Romana
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Zipline Adventure from La Romana

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Fly through the rainforest canopy on a zipline adventure during this 5-hour activity departing from La Romana. Traverse from platform to platform in the forest across twelve cables, set side by side so that you can zip with a partner. Expert adventure guides will give a safety lecture and perform a full safety check before you fly. Along the way, look out for native flora and fauna in the topical forest.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$460.00
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$460.00
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Shared Transportation, Punta Cana International Airport From/To Bayahibe Hotels

Shared Transportation, Punta Cana International Airport From/To Bayahibe Hotels

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Forget paying excessive taxi cab fares. Ensure peace of mind by booking your Punta Cana airport transfer in advance. Start with a pickup from your Dominican Republic hotel and travel to Punta Cana International Airport in the comfort of an air-conditioned minivan.
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  • 1 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$18.00
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$18.00

Santo Domingo City - Full Day Tour

Santo Domingo City - Full Day Tour

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Discover one of the Caribbean's oldest cities during this full-day excursion to Santo Domingo. Visit the city's top landmarks including the Our Lady of Incarnation cathedral, Colón Palace, and the National Pantheon. You also have the opportunity to take in the colonial architecture of the city near the Malecon before heading back to Punta Cana.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$65.00
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$65.00

Transfer from Punta Cana Airport to Romana Bayahibe hotels and vice versa.

Transfer from Punta Cana Airport to Romana Bayahibe hotels and vice versa.

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Avoid the worries of traveling in a crowded bus and opt for a more luxurious alternative that saves you time: a private transfer between Punta Cana Airport and Romana Bayahibe. The vehicle is equipped with Wi-Fi so you can stay connected on the go, and thanks to the air conditioning, your journey will be much more comfortable.
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  • 40 minutes to 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$85.00
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Horseback Riding an Cave swimming From Bayahibe

Horseback Riding an Cave swimming From Bayahibe

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The Caribbean Coast of the Dominican Republic is home to Bayahibe, a gorgeous resort town with boundless activities allowing you to see the stunning land and seascapes. If you’re looking to combine outdoor activities but don’t have time to plan it out, try this Bayahibe Horseback Riding and Cave Swimming Experience. You’ll go horseback riding and cave swimming all in one day and spend time in the forest and the beach.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$99.00
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$99.00

Private Airport Transfer Service To/From La Romana

Private Airport Transfer Service To/From La Romana

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Get a guaranteed hassle-free arrival or departure in the Dominican Republic with this private airport transfer. Travel comfortably in an air-conditioned sedan or minivan, with front-door pickup and drop-off to or from La Romana. Car services can accommodate up to fifteen passengers and include complimentary soft drinks and bottled water.
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  • 25 to 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$87.00
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From Punta Cana: Saona Island & Altos de Chavon Day Trip with Lunch and Open Bar

From Punta Cana: Saona Island & Altos de Chavon Day Trip with Lunch and Open Bar

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Explore the remarkable Altos de Chavon and dig your toes in the sand of Saona Island during this full-day excursion from Punta Cana. Walk through Altos de Chavon, a recreation of a 16th-century Mediterranean village perched above the Chavon River and frequently used as a film set. Travel to Saona island aboard a catamaran to relax on the white sand beach fringed with coconut palm trees. Enjoy a barbecue lunch of typical Dominican fare and an open bar.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$89.00
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$89.00

Saona Island Full-Day Tour from Punta Cana
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Saona Island Full-Day Tour from Punta Cana

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Sail aboard a catamaran, zip through aquamarine waters on a speedboat and relax on idyllic Saona Island during this 10-hour excursion from Punta Cana. Visit Bayahibe, a traditional fishing village and your jumping-off point for your day's adventure. On the way to Saona, stop at the local natural pool to take a dip and opt to purchase drink from the swim-up bar. Upon arrival, choose to spend your time on Saona however you like: relax on the sugar-white sand, dance the merengue with your friendly crew or join in a beach volleyball game. A buffet lunch, open bar and round-trip transportation from Punta Cana hotels are included.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$95.00
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Saona Island Tour with Lunch and Pickup
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Saona Island Tour with Lunch and Pickup

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Spend a day enjoying the white sands and tropical waters of Saona Island with this group tour, which includes round-trip transportation from your hotel in Punta Cana, Cap Cana, Bavaro, La Romana, or Uvero Alto. You'll travel by catamaran out to the island, where you'll have plenty of time to enjoy the waters or perfect your tan. For added value, lunch with is included in the price of the tour.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$58.47
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Saona Island Day Trip with Private Ground Transportation

Saona Island Day Trip with Private Ground Transportation

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Save time on vacation! Saona Island is certainly one of the best places to visit in the Dominican Republic and due to its popularity many people every day go to Saona to spend one day in paradise. This tour is very popular but, because of that, customers have to face many pick ups and drop offs from the different hotels, spending several hours on the bus. With this tour we offer you the chance to avoid this problem. In fact you're gonna reach Bayahibe (where the boats leave to Saona) in a private van, just for your group helping you saving at least 2-3 hours compared with the regular tour with the advantage of a late pick up (8:00am) and a early drop off (around 5:00pm).
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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$200.00
Price varies by group size
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$200.00
Price varies by group size

Saona Island-Ultimate Experience under the Sun from Punta Cana

Saona Island-Ultimate Experience under the Sun from Punta Cana

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Set sail for Saona Island to see marine wildlife and thriving plant life during this full-day, guided, catamaran tour that includes a barbecue lunch and drinks. Dive off the boat into the clear waters, walk the island's virgin beaches, or play volleyball with your fellow travelers.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$79.00
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$79.00

Saona Vip speedboat

Saona Vip speedboat

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We will arrive at one of the most remote, calm and impressive beaches of the island far from the tourist crowds, Playa Toro; We will do snorkeling, we will visit the famous fishing village of Mano Juan, we will know the sea turtle sanctuary where with a little luck and depending on the time of the year we can see puppies of Hawksbill turtles, green turtles and the impressive Tinglar turtle, we will have lunch in our Typical Caribbean restaurant or under the palm trees, on the same beach a spectacular place, we will have a delicious lunch with a lot of food, after the meal we will be lucky to visit the furthest beach of the whole island, Playa del Canto, a real gem of the nature.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$110.00
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Saona Island Beach Day

Saona Island Beach Day

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Sail from Bayahibe to Saona Island aboard a catamaran for a leisurely day on the beach during this full-day tour. Go swimming, lounge on the beach, or take a dance class from the boat's crew. Return to Bayahibe via speedboat, stopping at the Natural Pool on the way back. Buffet lunch, unlimited drinks, and round-trip transportation from Punta Cana hotels included.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$70.00
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$70.00

Sanoa Island Helicopter Tour from Punta Cana

Sanoa Island Helicopter Tour from Punta Cana

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Journey into Saona Island aboard a private helicopter and enjoy incredible views, world-class service and a day of adventure on this exotic excursion that includes pick-up, 25-minute helicopter ride, lunch, and relaxing beach time.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$299.00
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Saona Island Day Tour

Saona Island Day Tour

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To enjoy the beauty of the Dominican Republic's most popular island without the crowds, this private tour to Saona Island is ideal. On the way out to the island stop at a natural pool where you can swim and see starfish. Spend the day relaxing on the beach on the provided sun loungers, away from other groups. You'll even spend the last hour on the island alone.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$70.00
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Saona Island Tour

Saona Island Tour

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Spend the day swimming, and soaking up the sun on the beautiful Saona Island on this excursion from Punta Cana. After a 2 hours catamaran trip, arrive on the shores of Saona and spend the day how you would like. An open bar is available with unlimited drinks for guests and a delicious buffet lunch is set up to satisfy your hunger.
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  • 8 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$99.00
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Saona Island Catamaran Tour

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Saona Island Catamaran Tour

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The beautiful Saona Island of white sands and turquoise waters and of incomparable beauty has become the obligatory excursion for visitors to the Dominican Republic. Come and see this little piece of tropical paradise, in this regular Catamaran Tour. After picking you up at your hotel, we begin our adventure at Bayahibe dock. We depart in a speedboat by the beautiful waters of the Caribbean Sea until we reach the outskirts of El Peñón, to appreciate the coral rocks that were below the level of the sea, From there we go to the natural pool, a sandbar in the middle of the sea and crystal clear waters. later we continue to Catuano, to appreciate the mangroves, the separation of Isla Española and Saona, as well as the confluence between the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean. Finishing the tour going to the old Catuano Pier, to observe the school of fish and exotic birds of this area, finally around noon we arrived at our beach club on Isla Saona.
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  • 10 to 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Full-Day Excursion in Saona Island
"I didn't see any reviews/comments regarding not using their pickup service so I feel obligated to share my experience. I drove to the meet up location. Plenty of parking. I felt safe leaving my car there. That and everything else was A+; Company communication via what's app, tour guides, boat ride entertainment, food, beach."..."
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Saona Island Excursion from Bayahibe
"Pic up from the hotel was on time and everything was well organised! Lot of rum and lots of fun! Can highly recommend"..."
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Quetzal Catamaran Cruise Prestige to Saona Island
"We have done dozens of different excursions in the Caribbean and this has been the best 10 stars if I could. The crew and Joy and Lola made the trip. The food served on the boat was delicious. I would highly recommend this trip."..."
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Saona Island Paradise From Punta Cana
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Saona Island Day Trip From Punta Cana with Lunch and Open Bar Included
"It was a good trip and enjoyed every single thing about it. Love the island and the Star fish. Love the way we were able to swim in the open water"..."
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ATV Buggy Adventure from Bayahibe
"Overall experience was nice. Seeing and being around the culture is what we wanted and what received. Our tour guys were awesome!"..."
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Shuttle Transfer Punta Cana Airport - La Romana
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Zipline Adventure from La Romana
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Shared Transportation, Punta Cana International Airport From/To Bayahibe Hotels
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Santo Domingo City - Full Day Tour
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Transfer from Punta Cana Airport to Romana Bayahibe hotels and vice versa.
"Our driver was right on time and the price was better than competitors. Very happy with our experience. Would definitely book again."..."
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Private Airport Transfer Service To/From La Romana
"We are an autism family and our driver did very well with our son! Many thanks! The driver was was very friendly and tried his best to communicate with non Spanish speaking customers."..."
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From Punta Cana: Saona Island & Altos de Chavon Day Trip with Lunch and Open Bar
"It was amazing !!! The water is a paradise ! The people are the sweetest and fun so much FUN’! The catamaran snd then the fast boat was incredible !!"..."
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Saona Island Full-Day Tour from Punta Cana
"It was great, trip to the island on a catamaran music, dancing and of course rum!!! On the way back on a speed boat. While on the island we were served a delicious lunch, then s.unbathing on the most beutiful beach."..."
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Saona Island Tour with Lunch and Pickup
"Everything was perfect from the beginning to end,only positive thinks I can say about this trip, which all the Dominican tourist must have!!!The description is true!"..."
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Saona Island Day Trip with Private Ground Transportation
"The amazing personal service was above expectations . I paid for a private taxi and got so much more"..."
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Saona Island Beach Day
"going to Saona Island is always a pleasure , it just seems like there lacking ... but overall a good trip and a must see and do when in DR !"..."
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Sanoa Island Helicopter Tour from Punta Cana
"Awesome experience i definitely will go back for another excursion the pilot and the rest of the people at helidosa were great"..."

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Do people live in Isla Saona?

Yes, there are people who live on Isla Saona in the area of Mano Juan. The small community of people in Mano Juan includes around 400 people total. The fishing village features little hut homes and no regular electricity provided from the Dominican Republic—only limited electricity provided by a few solar panels.

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How do you get to La Isla Saona?

If you’re vacationing in the Punta Cana area, you can drive from Punta Cana to Isla Saona in about 1.5 hours, but if you don’t have a car at your disposal, the best way to get there is to book a tour that takes you there—either by car or by boat.

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What should I wear to Saona Island?

If you’re exploring any beach of the Dominican Republic, and Saona Island is no exception, you’ll want to dress comfortably. You can wear your bathing suit under comfy clothes with flip-flops or sandals. You might also want to bring a hat and reef-safe sunscreen to protect yourself from sun exposure.

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