Places to visit in La Altagracia Province

Saona Island, La Altagracia Province: Address, Saona Island Reviews: 4.5/5

Saona Island
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Janet Cuello
Miami, FL41 contributions
Paradise
Sep 2021 • Couples
This experience is lovely 🥰.you can enjoy the sceneries, you feel like the island is only for you because it’s 😀.when you come back to the little town bayahibe you can enjoy a plenty of restaurant where they cook 👩🏻‍🍳 typical food and even you can find amazing Italians restaurants .I really loved this trip ❤️
Written 23 September 2021
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greisy m
Miami, FL1 contribution
Amazing and clear water
Sep 2021 • Friends
Amazing place !! The water is clear and the natural pool are beautiful. I’ll recommend 100%
Only thing I don’t like is once you get to the island the food is not as expected because the trip is a little expensive but it’s ok. Should be better.
Written 22 September 2021
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Indrabalram
Rockville, MD4 contributions
Amazing Saona
Sep 2021
What a beautiful gift this lovely spot is. It is one of the best beach I have ever visited and the beauty of this place is beyond words. A must see for anyone in Punta Cana.
Written 20 September 2021
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Navigate39529679165
4 contributions
The island was ok, but the scuba caribe was amazing!
Sep 2021 • Friends
We booked this with Scuba Caribe, I gotta say these guys took amazing care of us! This was the highlight of our trip. They were helpful attentive and lots of fun! I would for sure recommend them! I loved the natures pool.
However Saona was not my favorite! The water had way to many rocks, and the beach was ok but I would not go back there!
Written 17 September 2021
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Candycaiiine
Sion, Switzerland263 contributions
Breathtaking
Sep 2021 • Solo
Beautiful island , well preserved and super clean. The water is crystal clear and warm. There are a lot of palm trees that look amazing.
On the way to the island there’s a natural swimming pool , you can see starfishes there it’s breathtaking
Written 16 September 2021
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LiLi
12 contributions
Waste of Time. Do not buy group tour!
Sep 2021 • Friends
Do not book any tour to this island unless u want to be treated like cattle!
All tour sellers will promise you the world and deliver the opposite.
Very crowded & disorganized. Over 40 people per group even if you bought “small group”
Packed in a bus, then packed on a boat with not even enough seats per person. We asked where the life vest were and was told there weren’t any on the catamaran because nothing could happen. Also, you dont automatically get the boat you paid for.
And all included booze means a few bottles of hot rum and warm soda. No ice, no beer, no other choices.
More time is spent herding the people than the actual amount of time on the beach, which is max 2.5hr. Food on island was barely edible. And as soon as we asked for a beer, they said they had ran out of free ones and had to pay for what was left… ummm what?
The beach was incredibly packed and even had to scramble around for lounge chairs. And the beach was full of seaweed just like the ones in town. At time of return bus drivers kept stopping to swap people from bus to bus. Super disorganized & infuriating.
Do not waste your precious vacation time.
Absolutely terrible!!!!

My advice if you want to see it, do what I originally was going to do before “getting sold” on a tour by a worker at the hotel.
Buy a private tour with someone who personally owns a catamaran/boat and takes you to a different part of the island. Because the waters are incredible but the touristy beach is not worth it. Choose the boats that have private chef/food on board and private transportation. Its only a few dollars more but it will save you a day of just being herded around like cattle, packed like sardine and not relaxing.

Apparently this is a trend with most tours as we kept hearing complaints from fellow resort guests.
Written 14 September 2021
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matejci91
Buenos Aires, Argentina24 contributions
Overcrowded turistic spot
Aug 2021
It is always sad when you see how mass tourism takes over such beautiful places. There was about 30 boats at the same time, all the people at the same time looking for a spot to leave their personal things or to lay down, so you can only imagine the chaos. There are local people trying to sell you different things - i know it is their way of living, but when you have to say every two minutes no thank you, it's just becomes annoying. The lunch was just ordinaty chicken, rise, potatoes and some vegetables.
The most absurd things is the catamaran ride...don't think this will only a grooup of people. They packed people from 3 boats on the catamaran, the ones that came onboard the last didn't have anywere to sit...i felt like they are taking advantage of the tourist as much as they can
Written 13 September 2021
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Kimber N
20 contributions
Breathtaking
Sep 2021 • Couples
Absolutely breathtaking. The water was SO beautiful. We had an amazing experience. Tour guide was lovely. Our boat crew was so much fun. The food was amazing.
Written 13 September 2021
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tinajarosz
Cleveland, OH3 contributions
Saona Island excursion
Aug 2021
We took a day long excursion to here from Punta Cana. The island itself was beautiful!!! The sand and water was nice. What I was a little disappointed in was that the excursion lunch was all American food. I had thought visiting a tropical island that they would serve us native and cultural food. We really enjoyed swimming in the natural pool on the way back from the island.
Written 5 September 2021
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jim t
Aldie, VA77 contributions
Saona Island
Aug 2021
The beach at the resort was unusable due to seaweed. We booked this trip for a beach day. The beach was nice, the ocean clean and warm. The catamaran ride home was long, but relaxing. Not an issue for us, but you don't take a picture with starfish anymore.
Written 3 September 2021
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