Punta Cana: All-Inclusive Trip to Saona Island Paradise

Punta Cana: All-Inclusive Trip to Saona Island Paradise

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From $75 $56.25 per person

Visit Isla Saona, currently the most popular excursion offered in the Dominican Republic. Explore this quintessential tropical beach with swaying palm trees, bone-white sand, and lapping turquoise waters.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish, French, Portuguese
Pickup included
Pickups are usually arranged from the hotel lobby. However, if you’re staying at Royalton, Melia and Catalonia resorts, please meet outside at the main gate of the hotel complex. Look out for the local partner's bus. If you are staying in an apartment or Airbnb, please contact the local partner in order to arrange a meeting point close to you. You must call or text the day before to confirm the exact pickup time.


  • Visit Saona Island, an idyllic speck of sand and palm trees in the blue Caribbean
  • Board a state-of-the-art speedboat for the thrilling ride out to the island
  • Stop at a natural swimming pool filled with starfish
  • Spend the day exploring; stroll along the beach, relax in the white sand and swim in the azure water
  • Sip drinks from the open bar and enjoy a buffet lunch of traditional Dominican fare
Full description
Discover Isla Saona, a Caribbean oasis off the southern coast of the Dominican Republic. Find out how, originally named Adamanay by the Taino Indians, the island was renamed by Christopher Columbus, during his second voyage to the Americas in 1494.  Begin the tour by boarding a speedboat and jetting off to Saona Island. On the way, stop to swim in a waist-deep natural swimming pool with transparent waters. If you're lucky you'll see some starfish. When you arrive at Isla Saona, you'll have many activites to choose from. Wade in the turquoise waters, visit the open bar, take a nap on a beach lounge chair, walk along the coastline, or play volleyball. Indulge in a typical Dominican lunch of chicken, pork, rice, beans, salad, and fruit. Take your time to discover the island and do it all.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • 30-minute stop at the biggest natural swimming pool
  • 3 hours at the Saona Island
  • Snacks
  • Professional guide
  • Speed boat and catamaran to Isla Saona
  • Buffet lunch (BBQ, salad and typical Dominican fare)
  • Beer, rum, and soft drinks (open bar)
  • Gratuities
  • DVD (available to purchase)
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
  • Lobster (available to purchase)
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You must bring your own headphones
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Sunglasses
    • Sun hat
    • Swimwear
    • Sunscreen
    • Cash

    Not allowed

    • Pets
    • Oversize luggage

    Know before you go

    • It is advised to carry beach necessities like towels, sunblock, and sunglasses
    • Please carry cash if you wish to buy souvenirs and photos
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.3 / 5

    based on 157 reviews

    Review summary

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    We were picked up on time. We then went to the destination to board the bus. There were bathrooms there. We then got on the bus. Our tour guide gave us some history about the area. We went to a shop where there were more bathrooms and food. Bring money. You can buy cute items authentically made. We then went to the stop to get on the speed boat. Very fun. Stopped at natural swimming pool and then went to Saona. Had lunch and spent time there. The time feels too short. Beautiful island and water. Worth the money. Took party boat back. Had an awesome time. Then got on bus to minivan to hotel.

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    July 11, 2021

    Ground transportation: grade 3. The bus was quite old. A/C was not working but the worst was that it was dripping water all over the place. Not only on me, but in several others as wells. As the bus was full there was no way to run from it. Solution was to cover ourselves with beach towels that got completely soak in no time. Guide: grade 10. Benjamin is very friendly. Everywhere we went you could tell that he is recognized by his peers and other guides. He knows his business and is very efficient to guide us and explain what to do next. Food and beverages: grade 10. Food was simple but delicious. Rice, Pasta with sea food, chicken, pork, salad and fruits. As a recommendation I would suggest to do the pasta without seafood for those who can’t eat it. Sea transportation: grade 10. Both the speed boat but specially the catamaran were great experiences. In the catamaran the dancing and the musics were specially great. Overall grade:7,5 (if you fix the bus, it would be a big 10)

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    May 26, 2021

    A very pleasant experience starting with the good price, passing through the support and guidance via WhatsApp by Carol from Tripadvisor and simultaneously by the Get Your Trip staff. The punctuality and sympathy of Mr.Sosa who picked us up at the Hotel. The contagious joy of Mr. Benjamim (guide) who animated the bus trip to Bayahibe. And your beautiful lesson on local geography on board to Saona Island. Well... then we had me (and my Lili)... THE BIGGEST SURPRISE EVER... We were terrified of lunch on the island... When it wasn't our surprise that the food was DIVINAL... from the meats , salads and the best of all THE BEST POTATO MAYONNAISE WE EVER EAT TODAY. (In addition to everything served on aluminum trays with the food protected by cling film). THANK YOU ALL

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    May 16, 2021

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