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Went on the VIP paradise Island tour whilst we was in the Dominican Republic with my partner! This... read more

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We took the catamaran trip to Paradise Island instead of the speed boat. It was well worth it and... read more

Reviewed August 20, 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went on the VIP paradise Island tour whilst we was in the Dominican Republic with my partner! This tour is worth every penny definitely would recommend. Absolutely beautiful water and island that you visit. We traveled to paradise Island first by coach, then by a...More

Thank 1chany
Reviewed August 20, 2018

We took the catamaran trip to Paradise Island instead of the speed boat. It was well worth it and even included an excellent buffet lunch with lobster, fish and chicken. The snorkeling here was excellent all around this little sandbar-island. It was a very relaxing...More

2  Thank craigsuem
Reviewed July 24, 2018

The island is beautiful but very small and soon gets filled up with other tours. The snorkelling is amazing. The speed boat ride was good and took you through the mangroves. Its a nice trip, but very crowded. The operators do pick up and set...More

Thank Alex W
Reviewed July 15, 2018

Even if there were many tourists on this tiny island, it was possible to get alone and live our paradisiac moments. Only negative point : long travelling time (2 hours) to get there.

Thank Alain L
Reviewed April 30, 2018

Could not believe how many fish we saw on this amazing trip. My first time snorkeling and it was the highlight of our trip !

Thank charitylazore
Reviewed April 26, 2018

We were originally put off by the 2 hour each way coach ride to get there (staying at the Iberostar) but was pleasantly surprised by this as the tour guide was very informative and we traveled through the real countryside so very bad roads and...More

1  Thank Millergeorgie
Reviewed April 7, 2018 via mobile

We took the catamaran VIP tour. Ocean was a little rough when we went but ocean was still warm. Beautiful! Van ride was comfortable. Catamaran staff was great but if you have people who aren’t drinking I would take a cheaper tour. Overall it is...More

Thank Tracy H
Reviewed March 27, 2018

We stayed at Riu Merengue during our vacation and bought this Paradise Island Excursion. A tiny island in the middle of the ocean, just beautiful! If you like snorkeling... THIS IS A MUST.

Thank Vuong-MTL
Reviewed March 21, 2018

paradise island is well worth the visit. I went by speedboat and got it for 65 dollars around £47. Its a full day out with lunch after the visit. The visit on the Island is around 3 hours. Clear water and the fish are amazing.

Thank jackie d
Reviewed February 20, 2018

I was told that the bus tip was 1.5 hours from Cabarete.It was four hours each way. The bus was comfortable and air conditioned. The change facility is a small restroom with very cramped stalls. The boat ride from Punta Rucia to Paraadise Island is...More

1  Thank verdader09
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Response from Yvonne C | Reviewed this property |
Yes, we were picked up at the lobby, stopped at a few more resorts to pick up more people and were on the bus for @ 2 hours. It's a mostly scenic drive with a good view into how the locals live daily. The tour guide was very... More
April 5, 2016|
Response from cz63 | Reviewed this property |
Depending on the tour operator and whether you book regular or VIP excursion will offer different variations of this tour. VIP excursion includes lobster lunch, alcoholic beverages & travel by catamaran. Regular excurisons... More