One of the most wonderful places in the Dominican Republic is undoubtedly Saona Island, this paradisiacal place you can make this trip from a catamaran or a speedboat, we are sure you will be fascinated.
This spectacular island located in the Caribbean was formerly named Adamanay by the Taino Indians, later with the arrival of the Spaniards its name was changed to Saona, the story explains that this name was chosen by Columbus in honor of his friend Cuneo, Italian nationality like Columbus.
When you get to Saona, your eyes will be able to see the variety of beautiful places you can find there, beaches with crystal clear waters, intense turquoise, white sand where you can walk while enjoying the countless and majestic palm trees, among others.
Something that is important to note is that Saona Island is considered a natural reserve, and how not to be if it has natural beauties such as its beaches, its fauna, highlighting its fantastic variety of birds and fish. This also becomes the favorite place for turtles to nest.
When you get there, you will begin a magnificent adventure from the moment you board a catamaran or a speedboat, depending on your preference. The destination of this trip will be the paradisiacal island of Saona.
An excursion, the most practical way to get there
Caribbean Sun Tour offers you the best option. Our tour offers you transportation round trip from the hotel, boat, typical food of the region, drinks, entertainment, and the friendliest guides of the island.
The boats usually depart frequently, and the best part is that you can choose from several schedules since we usually wait for a group to form a group to start the trip.
Please note that the duration of the trip is approximately one hour and a half.
This excursion always starts early in the morning. There you just have to wait quietly to be picked up and start enjoying the wonderful scenery while arriving at the destination in Bayahibe, Sanoa Island.
We recommend you to take a seat on the terrace, there you will enjoy the sun’s rays and the warm weather, as well as the sea, drops that splash by the passage of the transport wherever you go.
A whole set of natural details that will welcome you to this heavenly island.
When you arrive at the island you can perform various fun activities from playing volleyball and receive classes of this entertaining sport and also dance classes, where the Dominican rhythm you can learn the most enviable steps of the track.
Another activity you can do there is to taste a delicious drink offered in the open bar.
Sanoa is synonymous with relaxation and fun.
Sanoa Island is an ideal place to relax, there you will find sun loungers available for you where you can simply read a book, have a margarita, or have a well-deserved nap. We recommend you to dive into the beach, swim in its crystal clear waters.
If you want to exercise, you can take a pleasant walk along the seashore and feel the warm white sand on your feet accompanied by the wind that blows the majestic palm trees that adorn the place.
When lunchtime arrives a delicious buffet awaits for you, there you will see a diversity of typical dishes that you can choose according to your cravings, among them you will have different types of meat, beef, chicken, pork.
One of the typical dishes of the Dominican Republic are beans, but if you want a lighter and healthier meal you can opt for a salad or various tropical fruits found in the region. We are sure you will be delighted by these unique flavors.
There are also, although few, there are some restaurants that can offer you a rich dish with Caribbean flavor for example an exquisite fried fish with coconut milk.
And the most interesting thing is that you can also choose from an a la carte menu where you can see Mediterranean, Italian, or classic barbecue options.
Some places to visit
Other attractions that this wonderful island has are its ample vegetation and a beautiful forest, its caves and its villages, one of them is Mano Juan. This is a beautiful little fishermen’s village that is adorned with picturesque houses painted in different colors.
Among the most famous and visited beaches, we have Canto de la playa considered the best of the island due to its pure waters, there you will not see any service precisely to keep it as intact as possible. Ideal for lovers of places that inspire peace.
Other wonderful beaches that you could visit there are Playa Bonita and Playa Gato that will leave you amazed not only for their landscapes but also because on the way you will be able to appreciate and enjoy a beautiful natural pool that will be ideal for children because of its shallow depth.
Once you have enjoyed your stay on the island for approximately 3 hours, the boat will be waiting for you to take you back. When you arrive at your place of stay you will only have the satisfaction of having visited this paradisiacal place that you will keep alive in your memories.
What you should know before taking the excursion is that you must confirm your reservation in advance, you must be at least 18 years old to consume alcoholic beverages.
If you have heart disease or any other risky condition, you should abstain from drinking alcoholic beverages. Pregnant women are also recommended to ask their doctor beforehand.
Other important aspects to consider
If at the time of departure, the weather conditions are not the best you should not worry, you will have another alternative date to carry out this adventure.
Remember to give your correct personal information, as well as precise information about your accommodation. Keep in mind that this tour can make several stops depending on the group of people and the different places of lodging where they are.
For convenience and practicality, the most common stop is at the Gas station, in order to pick up the largest number of tourists who have decided to make the excursion.
The excursion several days a week and generally throughout the year, starts around 6.30 am until 6. 00 pm.
Finally, we can say that this excursion is very worthwhile, practically a day of fun from beginning to end, with landscapes, flavors, and Caribbean rhythms that will leave you wanting to return.