We booked the trip through our Apple representative at the resort from Punta Cana.
It was an all day trip and we did enjoy it very much.
The bus was very comfortable and our tour guide Daddy Jose was very informative about the history of the Hispaniola island and Dominican Republic in particular.
At La Romana we got on a catamaran and had an enjoyable ride with dancing and scenery. We were lucky, the day was gorgeous. Unfortunately drinking and smoking spoils all the beauty of the day. Coming closer to Saona you can see the difference in water color and environment, its gorgeous.
We spend 2,5 hours there, snorkeling, swimming, picture taking, the lunch was pretty good considering. Before we knew, had to get back by speedboat. One lady had too many drinks, had to be taken by two huge guys with effort to get in a boat ugh.
The speedboat ride was pretty rough at first, but when we came upon a natural pool, found some starfish, that was amazing when you hold them in your hands, you can feel they alive.
Unfortunately probably not for long, such nature and beauty should be preserved better, at least not with drinking and smoking around them.
Hope to be back one day with a more ecologically sensitive tour, we didn't have much choice this time, bought a trip from resort.
Thank you Saona, we'll be back.
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