Key Paradise gets its name because it does appear to be a piece of paradise rising up from the center of the sea in a splendor of white sand. The small island is characterized by this sand, which serves as a sharp contrast to the clear teal sea water lapping at its shores.
Most people who visit Key Paradise do so because of the water surrounding the island as it is one of the best places to snorkel in the Dominican Republic. Schools of fish swim around the coral reefs surrounding Key Paradise and you’ll be astounded by the array of under the sea colors and how clearly you can see it all thanks to the high visibility this area of the Caribbean Sea boasts. Most excursions to Key Paradise give you time to relax on the white sand as well as snorkel and there are a couple huts located on the island if you want to get out of the sun.
Key Paradise is located about a twenty minute boat ride off the coast. Depending on where you’re staying in Puerto Plata, it is about an hour and a half drive to get to the boat and you can arrange for your tour company to pick you up and drop you off at your hotel or resort for the Key Paradise excursion.