Saona Island, memorable all-inclusive experience, from Santo Domingo.


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From $95.00

27 reviews   (4.89)

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Pricing Info: Per Person

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Departs: dominican republic, dominican republic

TicketType: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

Overview

Sunset Caribbean offers the best personalized service in Santo Domingo, our guides are trained to provide memorable experiences through good service, smile and kindness; and our office staff will assist you at all times and make you feel special.


What's Included

Air-conditioned vehicle

Bubet lunch

Open bar for alcoholic drinks in Catamaran, natural pool and on Saona Island. List of drinks: Rum and Beer.

Soft drinks and water.

What's Not Included

Gratuities

Use of SCUBA equipment


Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 2 - 3
  • CHILD: Age: 4 - 12
  • ADULT: Age: 13 - 100

Additional Info

  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Not recommended for travelers with spinal injuries
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Not recommended for travelers with spinal injuries
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels

Cancellation Policy


What To Expect

Isla Saona
When booking your experience with Sunset Caribbean you will live unforgettable moments enjoying the trip from the moment of departure knowing the journey to the city of Bayaibe in La Romana, when you arrive at the port you can take off your shoes and enjoy walking barefoot in the fine white sand and from the crystal clear beach, the trip to the island is done by speedboats or catamarans and the return is made in reverse; Before arriving there is a stop in the natural pool and enjoy knowing the mangroves of the area, the weight bench, among other interesting experiences, when you arrive on the island you can play in the sand, play sports, buy souvenirs or just dance to the rhythm of the best Dominican music; The tour includes Buffet lunch and open bar.

6 hours • Admission Ticket Free


Reviews

AWESOME TIME!
Crystal_R, 14-09-2022
It felt like VIP service from beginning to end, probably because we were the only ones traveling from Santo Domingo. The driver messaged me on Whatsapp the night before to confirm and even brought us a light snack. We were able to request our own music for the ride. The boat party was fun, they played a good mix of music from salsa, bachata, reggaeton. The island was spectacular, and food was pretty good. My only complaint is that they dont serve any beer on the boat and the island only serves beer after 1pm until it runs out. In hindsight we could have brought our own little cooler with cans. I also wish they would have taken us to the island on the speedboat and road back in the catamaran so we could party our drunkness off. Apparently that depends on which boats available at the dock. Either way it was 5 of 5 and I appreciate all the staff for making it fun, keeping us safe, and treating us like family.
All day relaxation
Llewellyn W, 25-08-2022
This was a blast from start to finish, Breidy was great from picking me up! He had a welcome bag ready for me. From then, I got on a bus with Victor, who explained the whole trip and was there the whole time. The natural swimming pool and island were BEAUTIFUL! Crystal clear water, clearest ocean water I’ve ever seen. My only issue was, people coming up multiple times trying to give you a massage even though I clearly stated that I didn’t want one. Other than that, it was a wonderful experience!
Worth it I highly recommend
Michael l, 09-08-2022
Way better than expected I knew it was going to be good but not great yunior was great help the food was delicious the open bar was great I will definitely come back
Great time
kristinlJ1271MK, 01-08-2022
We had an excellent time on this trip. Relaxing and fun. All the tour guides were amazing and informative making sure we had a great time!
Overall a great time, but may not be environmentally friendly
W7155ATsarahs, 01-07-2022
Overall this experience was great. They pick you up from your Airbnb/hotel and take you to Zona Colonial to get on a bus to the La Romana area (about 2 hrs). Then, you get on a speedboat from the shore to a catamaran. The catamaran ride to Saona Island is about 1.5 hours. We got to the island around 12:20PM and were immediately served lunch which was very good. They had pasta, rice, chicken or fish, bread rolls, cucumber or tomato salads, and fresh banana and watermelon. We stayed on the island until about 3:20PM. After that we went to the “natural swimming pool” which was crystal clear shallow water with lots of starfish to look at. Then, it was a quick ride back to the mainland on a speedboat (20-30mins?). Then you get back on the bus to Santo Domingo. After that, you have to find your own way back home (they don’t pick you up from the bus stop to take you home).

When Breidy picked us up he gave us fruit, snacks, and water which was very appreciated! The bus ride was comfortable and air conditioned. The catamaran ride was fun, although if you’re not a fan of loud music then you will have to move to the front of the boat. Drinks consist of soda, water, rum, and Presidente.

I am giving 4 starts because I am concerned about the environmental impact of the excursion—there were countless plastic cups given out for the open bar, and the ride was very windy. I saw multiple pieces of litter, plastic cups, etc. going into the ocean. Same issue on the beach—once everyone cleared out, you could see tons of cups and litter all over the sand, with no one really picking them up. When we arrived at the natural pool, there were MORE drinks being passed out to people who were heading into the water—I’m sure not everyone held onto their cups to throw in the trash on the boat.

It was really nice to see the marine life—tons of starfish and I even saw two stingrays! You will have to bring your own snorkel if you want to get a better look. The staff made sure to warn us not to touch the starfish because if you take them out of the water they die. Despite this, there was still a child who grabbed a starfish and held it out of the water, killing it. I am concerned about the long-term impact of excursions like this on the marine life—starfish in particular suffer from overexploitation since people either accidentally kill them or take them as souvenirs.

The only other thing I’d say is that while this excursion is fun, you should be prepared for a LONG DAY. We were picked up at about 6:20AM and we arrived back in Santo Domingo around 8:30PM.




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