Day trip

Punta Cana: All-Inclusive Trip to Saona Island Paradise

Punta Cana: All-Inclusive Trip to Saona Island Paradise

From £55.54 per person

Visit Isla Saona, currently the most popular excursion offered in the Dominican Republic. Explore this quintessential tropical beach with swaying palm trees, bone-white sand, and lapping turquoise waters.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish, French, Portuguese
Pickup included
Pickups are usually arranged from the hotel lobby. However, if you’re staying at Royalton, Melia and Catalonia resorts, please meet your guide outside at the main gate of the hotel complex. Look out for the local partner's bus. If you are staying in an apartment or Airbnb, please contact the local partner in order to arrange a meeting point close to you. You must call or text the day before to confirm the exact pickup time.

Experience

Highlights
  • Visit Saona Island, an idyllic speck of sand and palm trees in the blue Caribbean
  • Board a state-of-the-art speedboat for the thrilling ride out to the island
  • Stop at a natural swimming pool filled with starfish
  • Spend the day exploring; stroll along the beach, relax in the white sand and swim in the azure water
  • Sip drinks from the open bar and enjoy a buffet lunch of traditional Dominican fare
Full description
Discover Isla Saona, a Caribbean oasis off the southern coast of the Dominican Republic. Find out how, originally named Adamanay by the Taino Indians, the island was renamed by Christopher Columbus, during his second voyage to the Americas in 1494.  Begin the tour by boarding a speedboat and jetting off to Saona Island. On the way, stop to swim in a waist-deep natural swimming pool with transparent waters. If you're lucky you'll see some starfish. When you arrive at Isla Saona, you'll have many activities to choose from. Wade in the turquoise waters, visit the open bar, take a nap on a beach lounge chair, walk along the coastline, or play volleyball. Indulge in a typical Dominican lunch of chicken, pork, rice, beans, salad, and fruit. You can even enjoy lobster and premium drinks when you book the VIP option. Take your time to discover the island and do it all.
Includes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • 30-minute stop at the biggest natural swimming pool
  • 3 hours at the Saona Island
  • Snacks
  • Professional guide
  • Speed boat and catamaran to Isla Saona
  • Buffet lunch (BBQ, salad and typical Dominican fare)
  • Beer, rum, and soft drinks (open bar)
  • Lobster and premium drinks (only included in the VIP option)
  • Gratuities
  • DVD (available to purchase)
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
Not suitable for
  • People with back problems
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Pregnant women
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You must bring your own headphones
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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What to bring

  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Cash
  • Swimwear

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Oversize luggage

Know before you go

  • It is advised to carry beach necessities like towels, sunblock, and sunglasses
  • Please carry cash if you wish to buy souvenirs and photos
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.1 /5

based on 341 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.4/5
  • Transportation
    3.9/5
  • Value for money
    4.2/5
  • Safety
    4.8/5

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In itself it was a great, worthwhile excursion. However, we were picked up 3/4 hour later than announced & the free time available on the island was also reduced from 3h to 2h including lunch, which from our point of view was WAY too short for that being the highlight the island should be. The animation, the rides on the boats were great. Great vibe, good food. Although it loses its exclusivity due to 'mass tourism', it was a great day out knowing that you are not visiting the island 'alone'. On the way back to the hotels, there was a short stop at a souvenir shop with toilets, which was not specified in the itinerary. We could well and gladly do without that.

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3 January 2022

We were picked up near our house, with a bus we went towards the boarding and taken by fast boat to the island and by catamaran to return, all in the name of relaxation, fun, drinks and food included and lots of music! We enjoyed and relaxed… the island a Caribbean dream! I highly recommend it to cheerful and bubbly people!

19 December 2021

Our journey started at 7:20 a.m. in the hotel, the journey to the port took a long time because we had to wait for other passengers who came too late and also made a 15-minute stop at a shop that would like to get you to do something to buy. Shortly before 10 a.m. we were at the port and had to wait until we could finally board the speedboat. The ride was fine. Was a little tight as we all had to wear life jackets. The first stop was at the sandbank, it was nice, photographers take photos of you there and you have to say the people are not that pushy. Lots of rum and coke was great Continue to Saona island (stay 2.5 hours) was nice with the right people. The water is gorgeous. The only thing is that the beach chairs are not really comfortable for the visitors. And are useful. Very broken and not maintained. Toilets as well.. The catamaran ride was fun, music, drinking and the perfect people then everything fits!

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17 December 2021

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