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Isla Saona

Isla Saona, Republica Dominicana, Parque Nacional del Este, Dominican Republic
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Vicenza, Italy
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

I had a swim in this natural pool and drank room & coke, it is a little paradise and it is vety nicely preserved, the sand is so fine that feels like a cream on your skin!

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Bronx, NY
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50 reviews 50 reviews
11 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

If your ever in La Romana/Bayahibe take the excursión to isla de saona. The boats pick u up in bayahibe about 9am and take u to the island via catamaran or speed boat where u are served drink and music. About 3 miles off the island the boats dock for 45 min so u can enjoy the preste en clear... More

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Amherst, Maine
15 reviews 15 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Beach and water beautiful but the tour was a lot to be desired...nothing great...food was bad and not enough variety...drinks were under average. Way too many people. Maybe our tour wasnt the best...paid $90 per person and it was 4 of us...we would have been better tended to at our resort!

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Scappoose, Oregon
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

The tour was great. The natural swimming pool with starfish was fun. While we were there they had a floating ring with soda and rum drinks they served us. The water is very shallow here. The island has about 300 people living on it. We got to see the turtle hatchery. On the island we got to try a coco... More

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Newcastle, United Kingdom
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We visited here in June 2014 and were a little disappointed. The boat is fun and filled with rum and laughter. The boat stops in a natural pool in the sea where you can hold 'star fish' for photographs. The sea is lovely but the star fish aren't real. Next it's on to Saona Island. The beach is lovely but... More

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Oak Ridge, North Carolina
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107 reviews 107 reviews
18 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

We bought our excursions from a vendor at Dominicus beach, the price was very reasonable as we negotiated. We were still leery as we had not been in the country even 6 hrs and we had no knowledge of who we were using. We returned the morning after w/ our receipt and were warmly greeted. After a short wait the... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We booked this day long excursion from a booking agent T our hotel in Punta Cana. He failed to mention that it was a 2+ hour drive to get on the boat....including an hour of riding around to other resorts picking up people. Stopped at a junky souvenir stand on the way only to get nagged constantly to buy something.... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014 via mobile

Best excursion ever! Place is paradise, catamaran ride is awesome. I don't drink so I could give a rats tail about rum n coke.. Food was delicious( especially the pork chops).. And yes it takes a while to get there.. But guess what You aren't the only person going! There's many people.. The excursion doesn't cater to you alone.. They... More

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Iroquois, Canada
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56 reviews 56 reviews
12 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

We booked our tour from the Dreams La Romana resort tour booking office where we were staying. We were looking for a quick trip to and quick trip from Saona that maximized our time to explore the island. We clearly explained that as we do not drink rum and coke (diabetics) that the "party boat" scenario was not a good... More

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Le Goulet
4 reviews 4 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

One of the best beaches and trips I've had !! Went by catamaran and came back by speedboat it was a great time! There was dancing on the catamaran and we swam with the starfishes .Booked through sunwing

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