There are some hidden and special places in the Caribbean with a charm that catches you and makes you want to return. In the southeast of the Dominican Republic, near La Romana, there is one of those magical corners and it is called: Saona Island.
To get there you have to go by boat from the port of Bayahibe, a small fishing village, also with a lot of charm where you can meet the locals doing their day-to-day activities and tourism workers, responsible for excursions and activities in the area. This excursion can be booked from many tourist areas: Punta Cana, Bayahibe, La Romana, Juan Dolio and Boca Chica.
Saona is one of the largest southeast islands in the Dominican Republic, with about 400 inhabitants who depend exclusively on tourism and fishing to survive. Saona is a destination known to tourists since in high season they receive up to 500 people a day. It is part of the National Park of the East (currently called: Cotubanamá Park), a protected natural area where many species live, some of them in danger of extinction, such as the green turtle.
On the way to Saona a stop is made in a natural pool, where the water reaches more or less by the waist and where in addition to enjoying a bath in transparent and warm waters, you can enjoy a postcard-worthy landscape: an endless beach full of coconut trees.
On excursions to Saona you can enjoy lunch in front of the Caribbean Sea, with your feet in the sand and surrounded by nature. Then you can take a dip in the white sand beaches and crystal clear waters. Visiting Saona will taste like paradise and you will take an unforgettable memory. Surely you will want to come back and enjoy this natural jewel in the Caribbean.