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Saona Island (Isla Saona) Tours and Tickets

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Saona Island (Isla Saona) is the Dominican Republic's largest coastal island, clocking in at 15 miles (25 kilometers) long and three miles (5 kilometers) wide, with a population of little more than 300. Part of the National Park of the East, the island features plenty of photo-worthy white sands, swaying palm trees, and turquoise waters.

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Saona Island Day Trip From Punta Cana with Lunch and Open Bar Included
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Saona Island Day Trip From Punta Cana with Lunch and Open Bar Included

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Visit Saona Island, an idyllic speck of sand and palm trees in the blue Caribbean, during a full-day tour from Punta Cana. Board a small speedboat for the thrilling ride out to the island, including a stop at a natural swimming pool where you can see starfish. Upon reaching Saona Island, spend the day exploring; stroll along the beach, relax in the white sand and swim in the azure waters. Sip drinks from the open bar and enjoy a buffet lunch of traditional Dominican fare. Round-trip transportation from Punta Cana is included.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$72.00
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$72.00

Full-Day Excursion in Saona Island

Full-Day Excursion in Saona Island

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Take a break from the beaches of Punta Cana and spend a day on Saona Island. Board a catamaran for the journey, stopping at a natural pool along the way. Once you arrive, you have hours to spend on the island as you wish; swim, sunbathe, or enjoy a stroll around the reserve. End your day with a party right on the catamaran as you make your way back to shore.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$59.00
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$59.00

Saona Island Paradise From Punta Cana

Saona Island Paradise From Punta Cana

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Experience the idyllic Saona Island on this full-day tour from the mainland via speedboat and catamaran. Zip out to the island on a fast boat, which ensures you have plenty of time to hang out and relax or participate in watersports. Cruise back aboard a sailboat, sipping drinks from the open bar and dancing to island rhythms. Hotel pickup and drop-off makes for an easy round-trip experience.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$68.00
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$68.00

Quetzal Catamaran Cruise Prestige to Saona Island

Quetzal Catamaran Cruise Prestige to Saona Island

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Visit Saona Island, the reef at Catuano, and the Las Palmillas natural swimming pool in a single tour on this catamaran cruise from La Romana. Squeezing all of these stops into a single day is a tough task, but passengers will enjoy lounging on the decks of the catamaran and watching the scenery while the boat whisks them around the island. A seafood buffet lunch and open bar complete this all-inclusive experience.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$159.00
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$159.00

Saona Island Excursion from Bayahibe

Saona Island Excursion from Bayahibe

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Climb on to a catamaran (or speedboat) and set off for popular Saona Island during this full-day, guided cruise and excursion that includes a barbecue lunch. Connect with nature in a National Park of the East and relax to enjoy the beach, swimming, entertainment, dancing, or sports. Later, enjoy a hearty barbecue lunch before shopping the local souvenir huts or relax with a cocktail in the sand.
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  • 6 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$65.00
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$65.00

Saona Island Tour with Lunch and Pickup

Saona Island Tour with Lunch and Pickup

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Spend a day enjoying the white sands and tropical waters of Saona Island with this group tour, which includes round-trip transportation from your hotel in Punta Cana, Cap Cana, Bavaro, La Romana, or Uvero Alto. You'll travel by catamaran out to the island, where you'll have plenty of time to enjoy the waters or perfect your tan. For added value, lunch with is included in the price of the tour.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$58.47
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$58.47

Full-Day Small-Group Saona Island Tour

Full-Day Small-Group Saona Island Tour

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Head to the sparsely inhabited Saona Island on a full-day trip from Punta Cana. Join a small group and visit the town of Mano Juan, home to a turtle conservation area. Then, spend the rest of your day exploring a secret beach as well as Abanico and Palmilla beaches, each with their own charm. Your day trip includes a simple breakfast and a hearty, buffet lunch on the beach.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$165.00
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$165.00

From Punta Cana: Saona Island & Altos de Chavon Day Trip with Lunch and Open Bar

From Punta Cana: Saona Island & Altos de Chavon Day Trip with Lunch and Open Bar

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Explore the remarkable Altos de Chavon and dig your toes in the sand of Saona Island during this full-day excursion from Punta Cana. Walk through Altos de Chavon, a recreation of a 16th-century Mediterranean village perched above the Chavon River and frequently used as a film set. Travel to Saona island aboard a catamaran to relax on the white sand beach fringed with coconut palm trees. Enjoy a barbecue lunch of typical Dominican fare and an open bar.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$89.00
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$89.00

Saona Island Excursion by Catamaran and Speedboat

Saona Island Excursion by Catamaran and Speedboat

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Visit Saona Paradise Island via speedboat or catamaran during this full-day excursion from Punta Cana. Explore the protected natural park on the island after arriving there on a comfortable catamaran with an open bar. Eat a buffet-style barbecue lunch, then return to Punta Cana on a speedboat, pausing for a stop at a natural swimming hole filled with starfish. Round-trip transportation from Punta Cana hotels is included.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$95.00
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$95.00

Saona Island Classic Tour
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Saona Island Classic Tour

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Visit the idyllic Saona Island on this cruise on the Caribbean Sea from Punta Cana. Once there, swim and relax on the beach before sitting down for a crew-prepared buffet lunch. As the sun sets, return to Punta Cana for drop-off back at your hotel.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$85.00
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Saona Island Private Tour with 3 different Beaches for Small Groups
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Saona Island Private Tour with 3 different Beaches for Small Groups

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Enjoy the convenience of a guided tour without the hassle of being herded around with dozens of other travelers with this private tour to Saona Island. The tour is customizable to suit your needs and interests. Take a speedboat to the island and visit three different beaches, a mangrove forest, and a local village. Refuel with a buffet lunch that includes alcoholic drinks.
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  • 9 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$450.00
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$450.00
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Saona Island Full-Day Excursion

Saona Island Full-Day Excursion

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If you ever dreamed of a paradise, Saona Island is your dream come true. You will take an spectacular boat ride to Saona Island. Then relax in beautiful shallow-water 'pools' of the national park. And then proceed to Saona, tailoring the trip if you wish and to avoid the crowds so you can enjoy the best of our pristine local area. We can't wait to share our passion and give you the authentic experience of a lifetime!
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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$100.00
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$100.00

Saona Island Full-Day Tour from Punta Cana

Saona Island Full-Day Tour from Punta Cana

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Sail aboard a catamaran, zip through aquamarine waters on a speedboat and relax on idyllic Saona Island during this 10-hour excursion from Punta Cana. Visit Bayahibe, a traditional fishing village and your jumping-off point for your day's adventure. On the way to Saona, stop at the local natural pool to take a dip and opt to purchase drink from the swim-up bar. Upon arrival, choose to spend your time on Saona however you like: relax on the sugar-white sand, dance the merengue with your friendly crew or join in a beach volleyball game. A buffet lunch, open bar and round-trip transportation from Punta Cana hotels are included.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$95.00
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$95.00

Saona Island Day Trip with Private Ground Transportation
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Saona Island Day Trip with Private Ground Transportation

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Save time on vacation! Saona Island is certainly one of the best places to visit in the Dominican Republic and due to its popularity many people every day go to Saona to spend one day in paradise. This tour is very popular but, because of that, customers have to face many pick ups and drop offs from the different hotels, spending several hours on the bus. With this tour we offer you the chance to avoid this problem. In fact you're gonna reach Bayahibe (where the boats leave to Saona) in a private van, just for your group helping you saving at least 2-3 hours compared with the regular tour with the advantage of a late pick up (8:00am) and a early drop off (around 5:00pm).
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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$200.00
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Full Day Saona Island Excursion Tour From Punta Cana

Full Day Saona Island Excursion Tour From Punta Cana

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Saona Island is like paradise on earth surround by white sand beaches, turquoise clear waters, and countless palm trees this atmosphere invite you to relax.​Saona Island tour is a lifetime experience! This is a tour you have to do, enjoy of this paradise in Saona. 1-Pick you up to go from your hotel to Bayahibe. 2- You take a speed boat to start your trip to Saona Island by the Caribbean Sea. 3- Enjoy a 45-minute stop at the beautiful Pool Naturally until you reach Saona Island. 4-Enjoy Saona Island for approximately 3 hours and 30 minutes. 5- You will board a beautiful catamaran to return to Bayahibe. On the catamaran, you will enjoy partying and dancing with our animation for approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes. 6- Our transportation will be waiting for you to take you back to your hotel.
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  • 8 to 10 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$67.00
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Saona Island Beach Day

Saona Island Beach Day

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Sail from Bayahibe to Saona Island aboard a catamaran for a leisurely day on the beach during this full-day tour. Go swimming, lounge on the beach, or take a dance class from the boat's crew. Return to Bayahibe via speedboat, stopping at the Natural Pool on the way back. Buffet lunch, unlimited drinks, and round-trip transportation from Punta Cana hotels included.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$70.00
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Saona Island Tour

Saona Island Tour

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Spend the day swimming, and soaking up the sun on the beautiful Saona Island on this excursion from Punta Cana. After a 2 hours catamaran trip, arrive on the shores of Saona and spend the day how you would like. An open bar is available with unlimited drinks for guests and a delicious buffet lunch is set up to satisfy your hunger.
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  • 8 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$99.00
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$99.00

Discovery Package Saona Island & ATV From Punta Cana

Discovery Package Saona Island & ATV From Punta Cana

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Combine a tour to Saona Island and an all-terrain vehicle adventure in a single package, saving you from sorting out the logistics yourself. Embark on full-day tour via boat to the idyllic Saona Island, which includes a barbecue lunch and a stop at the natural pool. The ATV tour takes a half-day, where you and a guide will make your way through the rugged parts of the island to see the "real" Dominican Republic's countryside.
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$115.00
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$115.00

Saona Island Sailing Tour with Private Transportation from Punta Cana.

Saona Island Sailing Tour with Private Transportation from Punta Cana.

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Saona Island is the best and most popular place to visit in the Dominican Republic, come and spend time in paradise. This tour is for groups of 6 travelers minimum per group,and for up to 15 travelers per booking on its own private minivan . On a Regular Saona travelers are picked up and drop off to many different Hotels and are force to spend several hours inside a bus. With this tour we offer you the chance to avoid being stuck in a bus dropping off and picking up people. Once we pick you up, you are going straight to Bayahibe's port in La Romana, where you will go aboard either a Speed Boat or Catamaran that will take you straight to Saona Island. We will schedule a pick up time depending on your Hotel's location. You will be picked up in your own private minivan, just for you and your group, you will be able save yourself at least 2-3 hours of waiting inside a bus, with the advantage of a picked up at a later time in the morning, compare to the regular Saona Island tours.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$99.00
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Saona Island Day Tour

Saona Island Day Tour

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To enjoy the beauty of the Dominican Republic's most popular island without the crowds, this private tour to Saona Island is ideal. On the way out to the island stop at a natural pool where you can swim and see starfish. Spend the day relaxing on the beach on the provided sun loungers, away from other groups. You'll even spend the last hour on the island alone.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$80.00
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Saona Vip speedboat

Saona Vip speedboat

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We will arrive at one of the most remote, calm and impressive beaches of the island far from the tourist crowds, Playa Toro; We will do snorkeling, we will visit the famous fishing village of Mano Juan, we will know the sea turtle sanctuary where with a little luck and depending on the time of the year we can see puppies of Hawksbill turtles, green turtles and the impressive Tinglar turtle, we will have lunch in our Typical Caribbean restaurant or under the palm trees, on the same beach a spectacular place, we will have a delicious lunch with a lot of food, after the meal we will be lucky to visit the furthest beach of the whole island, Playa del Canto, a real gem of the nature.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$110.00
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Sanoa Island Helicopter Tour from Punta Cana

Sanoa Island Helicopter Tour from Punta Cana

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Journey into Saona Island aboard a private helicopter and enjoy incredible views, world-class service and a day of adventure on this exotic excursion that includes pick-up, 25-minute helicopter ride, lunch, and relaxing beach time.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$299.00
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Saona Island Full Day

Saona Island Full Day

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Saona Island is located in the southeastern corner of the Dominican Republic and is part of the eastern national park and is known for mangroves, coral reefs and palm-lined trees, such as palmilla. The shallow waters of the island house starfish and the transparent waters of the Caribbean
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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$79.70
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Saona Island Catamaran Tour

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Saona Island Catamaran Tour

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The beautiful Saona Island of white sands and turquoise waters and of incomparable beauty has become the obligatory excursion for visitors to the Dominican Republic. Come and see this little piece of tropical paradise, in this regular Catamaran Tour. After picking you up at your hotel, we begin our adventure at Bayahibe dock. We depart in a speedboat by the beautiful waters of the Caribbean Sea until we reach the outskirts of El Peñón, to appreciate the coral rocks that were below the level of the sea, From there we go to the natural pool, a sandbar in the middle of the sea and crystal clear waters. later we continue to Catuano, to appreciate the mangroves, the separation of Isla Española and Saona, as well as the confluence between the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean. Finishing the tour going to the old Catuano Pier, to observe the school of fish and exotic birds of this area, finally around noon we arrived at our beach club on Isla Saona.
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  • 10 to 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$63.00
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Do people live in Isla Saona?

Yes, there are people who live on Isla Saona in the area of Mano Juan. The small community of people in Mano Juan includes around 400 people total. The fishing village features little hut homes and no regular electricity provided from the Dominican Republic—only limited electricity provided by a few solar panels.

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How do you get to La Isla Saona?

If you’re vacationing in the Punta Cana area, you can drive from Punta Cana to Isla Saona in about 1.5 hours, but if you don’t have a car at your disposal, the best way to get there is to book a tour that takes you there—either by car or by boat.

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What should I wear to Saona Island?

If you’re exploring any beach of the Dominican Republic, and Saona Island is no exception, you’ll want to dress comfortably. You can wear your bathing suit under comfy clothes with flip-flops or sandals. You might also want to bring a hat and reef-safe sunscreen to protect yourself from sun exposure.

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