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Paradise Island & The Mangroves (Cayo Arena)

Paradise Island, Punta Rucia, Dominican Republic
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London, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

Although it was a long drive to the speed boat, the day was great. The speed boat to the island was good fun. I loved the snorkelling and feeding the fish, being the first boat over was great, not too many people about. This did change by the time I'd swum around the reef, apparently the island had been closed... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Visited on the 16th of August, We booked & it cost us $356 for our party. We were not informed that two other trips had been cancelled & it was a Dominican holiday. We arrived at the staging point & it was packed, we waited about 45 min for the spedboats & were taken to the Island, when we got... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Visited in July on a Thursday during our stay at Riu Bachata. All I can say about this excursion that it was absolutely perfect, from start to finish. Our bus journey was about 1 and a half hours from hotel to the speedboat dock, and it was never boring nor too warm, it was perfectly air-conditioned and the tour guide... More

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Kanata, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Beautiful spot, be prepared for a Looong bus ride there (worse when experiencing Puerto Plata Splatta! Awesome reef, from shallow to deeper with lots of fish…..beautiful surroundings!

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

We visited Paradise Island in July on the speedboats, the island itself is so nice, crystal clear waters, lots of fish, good snorkelling along the reef, pelicans close by. The huts are good they provide a little shade as some are empty so can sit under it. The speedboat ride through the mangroves on the way back is great some... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Can't even begin to describe, amazing, felt like family to our guides , breathtaking, delicious lunch, fabulous experience.

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Bolton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

trip to die for,guides were great never left you,treated you like family,lunch same as hotel,speedboat was good,but the snorkeling well breath taking

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Prague, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Really tiny island, but beautiful and full of fish...if you like snorkling, then its perfect place for you...if no, its great place for swimm, because water its not so deep, but blue clean

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Redondo Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

I had never been snorkeling before so this was perfect for me.. now the boat ride over was a little scary, they go waaaay tooo fast for my taste and we almost tiped over that was scary, but once on the island, it is small but we were okay with that, our guides chopped up fruit and was pouring the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

The trip to this beutiful and enchanting island was amazing and adrenaline raising! Because the little boats that brings you there are fast...the water is cristal blue i wish i was there now!😩 its the best!! 😎 dont miss this trip!

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