Saona Island, Dominican Republic
 
 
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Isla Saona
Isla Saona
Isla Saona

The Excursion of Saona Island include :

  • Transport in comfortable bus  a/conditioning round trip from the hotels of Punta Cana-Bavaro, Bayahibe-La Romana, Boca Chica, Juan Dolio and Santo Domingo to Bayahibe Beach.

  • Boarding in Bayahibe the Catamaran Adventure with security measures to arrive to Saona Island

  • Visit to the fishermen Village named "Mano Juan"

  • Tour guided by multilingual guides

  • Delicious lunch buffet inside of Saona Island, drinks included

  • Taxes included

Menu buffet at Saona Island

 

-Spaghetti lobster

-Potatoes fried

-Russian salad

-White rice and vegetables

-BBQ chicken

-Fish vapor

-Tropical fruit

-French bread

-Coffee, local drinks

 

Time of this tour

9 Hours from Punta Cana

6 Hours from Bayahibe-La Romana

7 Hours from Juan Dolio y Boca Chica

8 Hours from Santo Domingo

 

 

Isla Saona

Isla Saona

 

Isla Saona

 

Saona Island or Isla Saona

The Saona is a tropical island located a short distance from the mainland on the south-east tip of the Dominican Republic, near La Romana Province. It is a government protected nature reserve and a popular destination for tourists from all over the Dominican Republic, thousands of people arrive in fleets of catamarans and small motorboats every day. The Island is famous for the natural beauty of its beaches, and has been used on many occasions by film-makers and advertisers looking for a stereotypical 'desert island' setting for their film or product. It is promoted amongst European visitors as the setting for the famous Bounty chocolate bar adverts.

The seas around the Island are rich in wildlife, with many species of birds and tropical marine fish, and there are large areas where natural sandbars offshore bring the depth to just a few feet. These are once again popular with the tourist trade, with small boats stopping hundreds of meters off the beach and disgorging tourists into the waist-deep shallows where they snorkel, drink and check out the fields of starfish indigenous to the region.
 

History of Saona Island
The Island Saona was baptized "Saona" by Christopher Columbus, who discovered it in may 1494 on his way to the Americas. The name was meant to honor the commune of Savona, where Columbus lived at the time. Columbus named Michele da Cuneo, his friend and a savonese himself, first governor of the island. Saona Island and the modern city Savona, in Italy, still have twinning relationships; the small power plant in Saona Island is a gift of Savona.
 

Our tour to Saona Island on Catamaran :

Colonial Tour and Travel is always thinking to entertain you...this is a excursion you have to do when staying in Punta Cana, La Romana, Bayahibe, Boca Chica, Juan Dolio or Santo Domingo. While the journey to the island can be an adventure that is part of the fun.

Colonial Tour and Travel offer you this beautiful excursion. This is the chance of a lifetime. Picking you up form the hotels in Drive to the charming fishing village of Bayahibe, where we will board an Incredible Catamaran to the Saona Island. Spend the morning taking in the natural beauty is of this national park with its pristine white beaches and the marvel­ous clear Caribbean waters. Volleyball, meringue and salsa dancing, an open bar, will be followed by a fine barbecue/buffet lunch.

After lunch we’ll head back to the mainland, with a stop for a swim in a natural swimming pool.  Our Catamaran will bring you back to Bayahibe, where we’ll disembark and board our bus for Altos de Chavon, a perfect recreation of a 15th century Mediterranean village. Enjoy a relaxing to visit the impressive amphitheater, small church, art galleries, bou­tiques and a great view of Rio de Chavon.

Our bus will pick you up at your resort, and grouped us by language. The tour will run from 7 am - 5 pm, and the trip to the island is about an hour and a half via the scenic route. The island itself offers plenty of lounge chairs on the beach, lots of souvenir shacks, and the most beautiful scenery. Lunch is served !, we will have a delicious buffet ;  spaghetti lobster, Potatoes fried, russian salad, white rice and vegetables, BBQ chicken, fish vapor, tropical fruit, french bread, coffee and local drinks. A bar will be available for drinks and all typical music.

On the way back, we will stop at the incredible "Natural Pool". This is an amazing breath-taking of the sea of a beauty so bright that you won't believe that exist. This stop allow us to swim, and take pictures of the star fish, there's a lot of them around.

It was a very nice tour, especially prepared for you!!!

 

   

Hotels Reservations

Hotels in Punta Cana and Bavaro/ Hotels in Bayahibe-La Romana / Hotels in Boca Chica / Hotels in Barahona/

Hotels in Constanza / Hotels in Jarabacoa / Hotels in Juan Dolio/ Hotels in Puerto Plata/ Hotels in Santo Domingo/

Hotels in Samana - Las Terrenas

 

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