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“Tourist Trap...don't fall for it!”
Review of Isla Saona

Isla Saona
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$112.50*
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Isla Saona Sunset Beach Day
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$89.95*
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Punta Cana Day Trip: Saona Island by Speedboat and Catamaran
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$289.00*
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Sanoa Island Helicopter Tour from Punta Cana
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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“Tourist Trap...don't fall for it!”
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. Catamaran trip was nice but way too long circling the island and trying to get tourists drunk on cheap rum. At the end one of the mates came around putting doo rags on everyone's head then a few minutes later asking for $10 for hat. The food on the island was mediocre at best. The only reason I gave this trip 2 stars was because the beach is gorgeous, but don't waste your time or money on this trip...the ret of the beaches at punta Cana are just as pretty. The constant nagging to buy something else really gets old in this country.

Visited May 2014
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Tamworth, United Kingdom
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“Beautiful place”
Reviewed May 28, 2014

Really enjoyed this trip, open bar all day and a lovely lobster meal on the beautiful tranquil island of Saona. Staff were friendly and helpful, catamaran was smooth and enjoyed the whole day out. Only downside is we thought the trip was slightly expensive, but if you want to go on a island trip i recommend Saona! I would advise bringing mosquito repellent for those who are likely to get bitten.

Visited May 2014
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Puyallup, Washington
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“beautiful”
Reviewed May 28, 2014

I could have stayed there forever. Man you will never seen anything that beautiful in Washington state that I'm from. I love this country

Visited May 2014
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Boston, Massachusetts
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“paradise”
Reviewed May 27, 2014

Everything you imagine when someone say "paradisiacal island", is a place you can't miss if you go to Dominican R.

Visited May 2014
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New York City, New York
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“Just like the pictures”
Reviewed May 27, 2014

We went on an excursion arranged through our resort that took us to Saona Island. A bus picked us up and then we had to take a boat to get there. It's a little bit of a trip (about an 11/2 total) but was totally worth it. The great thing is you leave pretty early so you get to spend most of the day there and are back around dinner time. The water is so clear and refreshing and the sand so smooth. The way the sun hits the shore is absolutely stunning. I had heard so much about this island before we left and we were really happy we had experienced it first-hand.

Visited May 2014
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