To summarize our trip to the Dominican Republic, we can say that this will be our go to an island in the Caribbean. Saona Island is a must see tropical Island in the Caribbean. Fun fact: this island was known for filming the Pirates of Caribbean. To get to the Island, you have to book an exclusive tour. Also, the hotel that you stay at should have options and be able to guide you.Once you book the trip, you are all set for a spectacular day in the Caribbean. Side note this is our 5th time to the Island, so we know exactly what to expect. To get to the Island, you have to go to Bayahibe to get to the catamaran or speed boat. If you are coming from Punta Cana, your drive to Bayahibe will be at least 1 hr with the car than you have another 2 hours to get to Saona Island.This time we stayed on Bayahibe, and it was so much easier because we just went on the boat from our hotel which took us roughly 40 minutes and saved us some time.
A suggested first stop would be Snorkeling in the Caribbean sea. This will give you a chance to explore much different colorful fish. I heard that if you bring a banana and break it into little pieces and put it in the bottle, the fishes will come to you. I didn’t try it yet, but there is always next time.
The natural swimming pool is the 2nd stop you get to see while visiting the island. This will give you a chance to be up close and personal with some starfish and the clearest turquoise water. While on the island take the time to enjoy some rum. Rum and the sun don’t go well together. When drinking rum in the sun, make sure to drink plenty of water, and I am not kidding when I tell you this! The secret is to drink one glass of water with every glass of rum, and you will be okay. This place is known for the nonstop music and people just having a great time.
After the natural swimming pool, you go to Saona Island which is where you will relax, swim and enjoy the most beautiful Island in the Caribbean.Pick a place where you will have shade because the sun here is crazy. Make sure u always apply sunblock, if you don’t apply it you will burn. Lunch is included, each group has their table ready for them once the meal is ready.Enjoy the long white sand beach and the Caribbean Sea. Take as many photos as you can and trust me each photo you take it will be like a post card. You will have those pictures to remember for the rest of your life. As for me, I like to enjoy my time there with a little message, and yes it’s one of the most relaxing things you can do for your self. If you are one of those people who likes to take home souvenirs, this is the place to find them. They have a little something for everyone.
After a long day, you get back on the catamaran that takes you to your hotel. Now, this is the time where you going to enjoy more drinking Rum rum rum rum. Dancing is a must on the boat. Yes, I love dancing, and Yes I tried it.Dembo, bachata, merengue, salsa is playing non-stop. If dancing is not your thing, You can always sit back and enjoy the music with a little wind blowing in your hair and that special sea smell that the only Caribbean has.