The national park-protected Saona Island (or Isla Saona) lies just off the southern coast of the Dominican Republic.

Lovely beaches fringe this remote slice of heaven, with the best swimming at Mano Juan and Punta Gorda. It’s an ideal beach getaway for a day’s excursion by catamaran.

The population numbers little more than 300 lucky souls, and beach and eco-touring activities are the main drawcards, along with the island’s lagoons, caves and offshore snorkeling.

The island measures around 15 miles long by 3 miles wide (25 kilometers by 5 kilometers).

Practical Info

Saona Island is part of the Parque Nacional del Este on the southeastern coast of the Dominican Republic. The closest towns are Bayahibe and Boca de Yuma.

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Catamaran Cruise to Saona Island from La Romana

3 star rating: Worth doing 3 Reviews

Set sail along the Caribbean to picture-perfect Saona Island on this day trip from La Romana. Enjoy a relaxing catamaran cruise and thrilling speedboat ride to ...  Read more

Location: La Romana, Dominican Republic
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $67.99

Catamaran Cruise to Saona Island from Punta Cana

4.5 star rating: Recommended 120 Reviews

Relax on the beach, enjoy the crystalline waters or explore the tropical surrounds on a relaxing catamaran cruise to Saona Island. White sandy beaches, ...  Read more

Location: Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $95.19
$128.99 Save $33.80

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