Day before the trip we received notification of the time and place we will be pick up. As promised we were picked up from the main hotel lobby at 6:30am. From there we were brought to main meeting point where all the mini vans met.Then we get to full size comfortable bus, and we took off.Unlike many reviews there was no loud music blasted throughout the trip. Yes we stopped for 25 min at souvenir shop for shopping. However most people took the time to have a coffee and change clothing for more appropriate swimming outfit. Entire trip took about 2 hours, since the distance from our hotel to the port for Saona Island is located almost 100km. We were well aware and prepared for that.Then we drove to the boat launch for Saona Island. First we took 4 speed boats to get to the Saona. On the way we stopped for 30 min at a place called natural swimming pool which is a lagoon with beautiful crystal clear blue water. From there we jet blasted to the Island. We were there as one of the first tourists group that day. That was real blessing, we could enjoyed the beach for ourselves. The spot we stayed was incredible real postcard place. Water was warm turquoise, no seaweeds at all, and almost no waves. We stayed an the Island for 2.5hours. In the midpoint we were offered buffet style lunch with grilled meat and fresh salads. There were fresh pina colada and coconuts for purchase. On the way back we took catamaran . Trip back on that big boat was real fun. 2 hours real Caribbean party all the way back to mainland. The most important to consider. It is all day excursion so be prepared. You will not be hungry or thirsty, food and drinks are provided. Our tour guide was funny and professional, simultaneously spoke 4 languages, we had large group of Germans, also French, English, and Spanish. Bottom line, there is room for improvements but compared to the other tour we took(where we did not see half of the promised places) it was real fun and well organized. Money well spent.