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Saona Island (Isla Saona) Tours and Tickets

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Saona Island (Isla Saona) is the Dominican Republic's largest coastal island, clocking in at 15 miles (25 kilometers) long and three miles (5 kilometers) wide, with a population of little more than 300. Part of the National Park of the East, the island features plenty of photo-worthy white sands, swaying palm trees, and turquoise waters.

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Saona Island Day Trip From Punta Cana with Lunch and Open Bar Included
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Saona Island Day Trip From Punta Cana with Lunch and Open Bar Included

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Visit Saona Island, an idyllic speck of sand and palm trees in the blue Caribbean, during a full-day tour from Punta Cana. Board a small speedboat for the thrilling ride out to the island, including a stop at a natural swimming pool where you can see starfish. Upon reaching Saona Island, spend the day exploring; stroll along the beach, relax in the white sand and swim in the azure waters. Sip drinks from the open bar and enjoy a buffet lunch of traditional Dominican fare. Round-trip transportation from Punta Cana is included.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$72.00
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$72.00

Full-Day Small-Group Saona Island Tour

Full-Day Small-Group Saona Island Tour

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Head to the sparsely inhabited Saona Island on a full-day trip from Punta Cana. Join a small group and visit the town of Mano Juan, home to a turtle conservation area. Then, spend the rest of your day exploring a secret beach as well as Abanico and Palmilla beaches, each with their own charm. Your day trip includes a simple breakfast and a hearty, buffet lunch on the beach.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$165.00
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$165.00

Saona Island Paradise From Punta Cana

Saona Island Paradise From Punta Cana

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Experience the idyllic Saona Island on this full-day tour from the mainland via speedboat and catamaran. Zip out to the island on a fast boat, which ensures you have plenty of time to hang out and relax or participate in watersports. Cruise back aboard a sailboat, sipping drinks from the open bar and dancing to island rhythms. Hotel pickup and drop-off makes for an easy round-trip experience.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$68.00
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$68.00

Quetzal Catamaran Cruise Prestige to Saona Island

Quetzal Catamaran Cruise Prestige to Saona Island

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Visit Saona Island, the reef at Catuano, and the Las Palmillas natural swimming pool in a single tour on this catamaran cruise from La Romana. Squeezing all of these stops into a single day is a tough task, but passengers will enjoy lounging on the decks of the catamaran and watching the scenery while the boat whisks them around the island. A seafood buffet lunch and open bar complete this all-inclusive experience.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$159.00
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$159.00

Full-Day Excursion in Saona Island

Full-Day Excursion in Saona Island

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Take a break from the beaches of Punta Cana and spend a day on Saona Island. Board a catamaran for the journey, stopping at a natural pool along the way. Once you arrive, you have hours to spend on the island as you wish; swim, sunbathe, or enjoy a stroll around the reserve. End your day with a party right on the catamaran as you make your way back to shore.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$59.00
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$59.00

Saona Island Tour with Lunch and Pickup

Saona Island Tour with Lunch and Pickup

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Spend a day enjoying the white sands and tropical waters of Saona Island with this group tour, which includes round-trip transportation from your hotel in Punta Cana, Cap Cana, Bavaro, La Romana, or Uvero Alto. You'll travel by catamaran out to the island, where you'll have plenty of time to enjoy the waters or perfect your tan. For added value, lunch with is included in the price of the tour.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$58.47
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$58.47

Saona Island Full-day Trip | Open Bar, Lunch and (Snorkeling Free )

Saona Island Full-day Trip | Open Bar, Lunch and (Snorkeling Free )

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Discover a dynamic way of getting to know Isla Saona on an excursion sailing the sea by catamaran and speedboat while enjoying the sun and the sea breeze. Also enjoy relaxing at the beach and discover the Saona Natural Pool, located in the nature reserve of the Cotubanama National Park. And all this while you learn curiosities of the island thanks to our local guide.‍ Abanico Beach. One of the best-known beaches on Isla Saona is where you can enjoy miles of white sand, warm, crystal-clear waters, palm trees and relax. The natural pool of Isla Saona, one of the largest in the world, is surrounded by tropical nature and where giant starfish live. 7:00 to 8:00 Pick up from hotels 09:15 Arrival in Bayahibe, from where we will sail to Isla Saona 10:30 Arrival at the natural pool where the starfish are found 11:15 Approx. Arrival at the beach in Isla Saona 12:00 Buffet lunch 14:30 Approx. Return by boat to the port 4:45 p.m. approx. Return by bus to the hotel
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  • 9 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$80.00
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$80.00

Saona Island Excursion from Bayahibe

Saona Island Excursion from Bayahibe

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Climb on to a catamaran (or speedboat) and set off for popular Saona Island during this full-day, guided cruise and excursion that includes a barbecue lunch. Connect with nature in a National Park of the East and relax to enjoy the beach, swimming, entertainment, dancing, or sports. Later, enjoy a hearty barbecue lunch before shopping the local souvenir huts or relax with a cocktail in the sand.
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  • 6 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$65.00
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$65.00

Saona Island Full-Day Excursion

Saona Island Full-Day Excursion

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If you ever dreamed of a paradise, Saona Island is your dream come true. You will take an spectacular boat ride to Saona Island. Then relax in beautiful shallow-water 'pools' of the national park. And then proceed to Saona, tailoring the trip if you wish and to avoid the crowds so you can enjoy the best of our pristine local area. We can't wait to share our passion and give you the authentic experience of a lifetime!
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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$100.00
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$100.00

From Punta Cana: Saona Island & Altos de Chavon Day Trip with Lunch and Open Bar

From Punta Cana: Saona Island & Altos de Chavon Day Trip with Lunch and Open Bar

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Explore the remarkable Altos de Chavon and dig your toes in the sand of Saona Island during this full-day excursion from Punta Cana. Walk through Altos de Chavon, a recreation of a 16th-century Mediterranean village perched above the Chavon River and frequently used as a film set. Travel to Saona island aboard a catamaran to relax on the white sand beach fringed with coconut palm trees. Enjoy a barbecue lunch of typical Dominican fare and an open bar.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$89.00
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$89.00

Saona Island Private Small Group

Saona Island Private Small Group

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Escape the crowds of Punta Cana for the day on this private tour to the offshore island of Saona. Enjoy an open bar and personalized attention from the crew as you sail to the island. Upon arrival, soak up the sun on the beach and enjoy a delicious included lunch and more drinks from the bar.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$680.44
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$680.44
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Saona Island Private Tour with 3 different Beaches for Small Groups
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Saona Island Private Tour with 3 different Beaches for Small Groups

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Enjoy the convenience of a guided tour without the hassle of being herded around with dozens of other travelers with this private tour to Saona Island. The tour is customizable to suit your needs and interests. Take a speedboat to the island and visit three different beaches, a mangrove forest, and a local village. Refuel with a buffet lunch that includes alcoholic drinks.
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  • 9 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$450.00
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$450.00
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Saona Island Tour

Saona Island Tour

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Spend the day swimming, and soaking up the sun on the beautiful Saona Island on this excursion from Punta Cana. After a 2 hours catamaran trip, arrive on the shores of Saona and spend the day how you would like. An open bar is available with unlimited drinks for guests and a delicious buffet lunch is set up to satisfy your hunger.
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  • 8 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$99.00
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$99.00

Saona Island Classic Tour
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Saona Island Classic Tour

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Visit the idyllic Saona Island on this cruise on the Caribbean Sea from Punta Cana. Once there, swim and relax on the beach before sitting down for a crew-prepared buffet lunch. As the sun sets, return to Punta Cana for drop-off back at your hotel.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$85.00
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$85.00

Full Day Saona Island Excursion Tour From Punta Cana

Full Day Saona Island Excursion Tour From Punta Cana

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Saona Island is like paradise on earth surround by white sand beaches, turquoise clear waters, and countless palm trees this atmosphere invite you to relax.​Saona Island tour is a lifetime experience! This is a tour you have to do, enjoy of this paradise in Saona. 1-Pick you up to go from your hotel to Bayahibe. 2- You take a speed boat to start your trip to Saona Island by the Caribbean Sea. 3- Enjoy a 45-minute stop at the beautiful Pool Naturally until you reach Saona Island. 4-Enjoy Saona Island for approximately 3 hours and 30 minutes. 5- You will board a beautiful catamaran to return to Bayahibe. On the catamaran, you will enjoy partying and dancing with our animation for approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes. 6- Our transportation will be waiting for you to take you back to your hotel.
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  • 8 to 10 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$65.00
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$65.00

Saona Island Day Trip with Private Ground Transportation
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Saona Island Day Trip with Private Ground Transportation

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Save time on vacation! Saona Island is certainly one of the best places to visit in the Dominican Republic and due to its popularity many people every day go to Saona to spend one day in paradise. This tour is very popular but, because of that, customers have to face many pick ups and drop offs from the different hotels, spending several hours on the bus. With this tour we offer you the chance to avoid this problem. In fact you're gonna reach Bayahibe (where the boats leave to Saona) in a private van, just for your group helping you saving at least 2-3 hours compared with the regular tour with the advantage of a late pick up (8:00am) and a early drop off (around 5:00pm).
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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$200.00
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$200.00
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Private Boat Nature Tour of Saona Island

Private Boat Nature Tour of Saona Island

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Our Saona Island private boat tour gets you off the beaten path allows you to discover the natural beauty of the island in a very different way. The largest island in Dominican waters, this beautiful nature preserve is very popular and gets visited by millions of tourists year round. While most of the visitors are only shown a very small portion of the island, our unique nature tour takes you away from the crowds to explore virgin beaches, mangrove forests, coastal lagoons, enjoy an amazing lunch at the sleepy fishing village of Mano Juan, visit a local turtle conservation center, and take a dip in a gorgeous sand bar in the middle of the ocean. Allow us to show you the greener, less touristy side of this pristine tropical paradise!
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  • 6 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$285.00
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$285.00
Price varies by group size

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Private 52" Catamaran at Saona Island - Full Day Tour

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Saona Island is an exotic Caribbean island to the east of the Dominican Republic and one of the most visited places in the country due to its stunning natural beauty. Discover the vast wonders concealed beneath the surface of the Caribbean Ocean on this full-day adventure. Experience being out at in your own private speed boat as you make your way across awe-inspiring natural landscapes, where you will be enraptured by beautiful coastlines surrounded by coconut palm trees, lush tropical white sand beaches and warm turquoise waters. Included in this very VIP package are beverages, champagne, wine, rhum as well as non-alcholic beverages, lobster lunch on the island, a wide array of activities and the guidance of our professional staff that will make everything within their power to make this day unforgetable.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$2,800.00
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Saona Island & Sunset Cruise with Lunch & Drinks

Saona Island & Sunset Cruise with Lunch & Drinks

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Get to know Dominican Republic off the road on this full-day 4x4 adventure. Cruise through sugar cane fields, coffee plantations and more as you make your way through scenic countryside and learn about Dominican and Haitian cultures. This tour includes a traditional Dominican lunch, horseback riding and time to swim in the Caribbean Sea.
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  • 9 hours 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$100.00
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$100.00

Saona Island Excursion by Catamaran and Speedboat

Saona Island Excursion by Catamaran and Speedboat

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Visit Saona Paradise Island via speedboat or catamaran during this full-day excursion from Punta Cana. Explore the protected natural park on the island after arriving there on a comfortable catamaran with an open bar. Eat a buffet-style barbecue lunch, then return to Punta Cana on a speedboat, pausing for a stop at a natural swimming hole filled with starfish. Round-trip transportation from Punta Cana hotels is included.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$95.00
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$95.00

Day Trip to Tropical Saona Island

Day Trip to Tropical Saona Island

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Reach the idyllic Saona Island in the shortest time possible, making the most of your vacation time, on this day tour via speedboat from Punta Cana. Once you arrive, spend around four hours relaxing on the beach. Choose to swim, play volleyball, lounge in the sun, or explore the surroundings. Traditional Dominican lunch and open bar included, then return to Punta Cana via catamaran on a relaxing cruise.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$99.00
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$99.00

Saona Island Full Day From Punta Cana

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Saona Island Full Day From Punta Cana

We're taking you to the superstar of offshore islands in the Dominican Republic—Saona Island. Think sun, sand, booze, boats, and bikinis! You can thank us later, but for now let us tell you about the ridiculously beautiful Saona Island.
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  • 8 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$59.50
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Saona Island Beach Day

Saona Island Beach Day

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Sail from Bayahibe to Saona Island aboard a catamaran for a leisurely day on the beach during this full-day tour. Go swimming, lounge on the beach, or take a dance class from the boat's crew. Return to Bayahibe via speedboat, stopping at the Natural Pool on the way back. Buffet lunch, unlimited drinks, and round-trip transportation from Punta Cana hotels included.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$70.00
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Saona Island Excursion by Catamaran and Speedboat (Full Day)

Saona Island Excursion by Catamaran and Speedboat (Full Day)

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Discover the natural beauty of Saona Island on this full-day excursion from Punta Cana. Experience two different modes of nautical transportation—catamaran and speedboat. Relax on the deck of a catamaran on the way there, soak up the sun on the beach and in the water and dig into a delicious barbecue buffet, then return by speedboat with a stop on the way at a natural pool.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$89.00
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Do people live in Isla Saona?

Yes, there are people who live on Isla Saona in the area of Mano Juan. The small community of people in Mano Juan includes around 400 people total. The fishing village features little hut homes and no regular electricity provided from the Dominican Republic—only limited electricity provided by a few solar panels.

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How do you get to La Isla Saona?

If you’re vacationing in the Punta Cana area, you can drive from Punta Cana to Isla Saona in about 1.5 hours, but if you don’t have a car at your disposal, the best way to get there is to book a tour that takes you there—either by car or by boat.

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What should I wear to Saona Island?

If you’re exploring any beach of the Dominican Republic, and Saona Island is no exception, you’ll want to dress comfortably. You can wear your bathing suit under comfy clothes with flip-flops or sandals. You might also want to bring a hat and reef-safe sunscreen to protect yourself from sun exposure.

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