Saona Island

Saona Island Tour Information

 Saona Island (in Spanish Isla Saona) is a tropical island located a short distance from the mainland on the south-east tip of the Dominican Republic. It is a government protected nature reserve and is part of East National Park (in Spanish Parque Nacional del Este). It is a popular destination for tourists from all over the Dominican Republic, who arrive in fleets of catamarans and small motorboats on organized excursions every day. The Island is famous for the natural beauty of its beaches, and has been used on many occasions by film-makers and advertisers looking for a stereotypical "desert island" setting for their film or product. It is promoted amongst European visitors as the setting for the famous Bounty chocolate bar adverts.


The island was baptized "Saona" by Christopher Columbus, who discovered it in May 1494 during his second voyage to the Americas. The name was meant "... to honor Michele da Cuneo, [Columbus'] friend from Savona.  Columbus named Michele da Cuneo the first governor of the island.


Tour Includes

  • Boarding from Bayahibe the speed boat takes you along the beautiful coastline of the eastern National Park.
  • Making a stop at the natural pool, a shallow spot in the middle of the sea where you can have drinks and a refreshing swim.
  • Lunch will be served on the Island.
  • While on the Island swim, play beach volleyball or soak up the sun.
  • Sail back in an impressive catamaran.

Transfer in comfortable buses A/C from the hotels of Punta Cana-Bavaro, Bayahibe-La Romana, Boca Chica, Juan Dolio, Puerto Plata and Santo Domingo.


Lunch Menu

  • White and brown rice
  • Bread
  • Green salad
  • Grill chicken and grill meat
  • Tropical fruits
  • Open bar (National Drinks)
  • Dominican desserts

*The menu will vary from tour dates


Tour Tip

Sunscreen, sun glasses, towel, camera.

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