Saona Island is the #1 one tourist attraction in the Dominican Republic; with miles of uninhabited beaches, never ending groves of palm trees, and pristine crystal clear waters. For some, the best way to enjoy the Dominican Republic's famous off-shore island, Isla Saona, is in their own private charter. Luxury yachts take those wishing for intimacy, far from the crowds, and out into the azure Caribbean Sea.
The Saona Island private yacht experience usually plays out the following way, depending on your tour operator. Your private transport picks you up from your hotel along with a private guide. The transfer time from Punta Cana is about 1 hour since you don't have to make stops at other hotels. This is a completely private experience from start to finish. Breakfast is always included and waiting for you upon your arrival to the yacht, some breakfast items may include sandwiches, croissants, fruit, coffee and juice. This is where the luxury and relaxation really begin. Saona private yachts cruise the Caribbean Sea and make there first stop at a natural swimming pool. Here, you can wade in transparent, waist deep water, pick up star fish, snorkel or enjoy the bar service in the ocean with drinks and unlimited hors d'oeuvres. The premium open bar is also a big step up from the normal Saona excursion and usually includes top shelf wine, champagne, rum, mamajuana and beer along with soda, juice, water and coffee. At Isla Saona, guests have many choices: wade in the turquoise waters, visit the open bar, take a nap on a beach hammock, play volleyball, walk the beach or indulge in a premium, private lunch that usually features lobster, shrimp, seafood cocktail, chicken, pork, vegetables, salad, coffee and cake.
For the most memorable experience to Saona, private is the way to go if you value intimacy. Pricing is surprisingly accessible especially if you have a larger group that can share in the total cost. The luxury, private yacht option is very popular with wedding groups, work related groups, groups of family and friends or even couples that wish to experience Isla Saona away from the crowds.