Paradise! It is the only word that could be used to describe Saona island.
We decided to only book one excursion as this was our first all inclusive holiday and I just wanted to laze by a pool and on the beach. After doing some research, yes youtube again! I knew that saona island was the trip we wanted to do. We booked through British Airways before leaving, although due to the dates we booked being late we didn’t have the date confirmed until we arrived which caused a bit of chaos and stress. But after some faffing we managed to print the relevant paperwork and we were ready to go.
The trip was provided by Blue travel group, leaving the hotel around 8:30am, travelling to a few our hotels in Punta Cana before heading down to La Romana to catch the boat to the island. We travelled out on a speed boat, stopping first at the natural pool. An area of shallow, crystal clear waters and even star fish, although they stop a little bit away from the starfish now as people were picking them up and injuring them but you can still see them as the boat goes by. The boats stopped and we had opportunity to get out and enjoy swimming in the water, music playing and having a rum and coke.
After time at the natural pool we headed off to Saona island. As we approached, all you can say is wow. The sand was white and the sea clear and the most beautiful blue. There were palm trees lining the sore and it was picture post card perfect.
We had a couple of hours on the island, there were ladies offering massages on the beach, Pina Colada served in fresh pineapples and a BBQ lunch with drinks. We spend time in the water and relaxing on the sun loungers and of course, I spent some time taking photos and making Matt get some holiday snaps with me in them.
And then it was time to go back, we went back on a catamaran and there was a party on board with a dancer encouraging us all to get up and join in. And of course the photographer was there taking photos of everyone too. The journey back was longer as the catamaran was not as quick as the speed boat but it was a brilliant experience and we both enjoyed it.
Once we made it back to land we were back on the coach heading back to Punta Cana, stopping at the chocolate museum before being dropped back at the hotel. We were exhausted but it was probably our favourite day of the trip, I can honestly say nowhere I have ever been before comes close to the beauty of Saona Island. If you ever have the chance to go, do it, you won’t regret it!
So, thanks for reading. I hope you’ve enjoyed it. Here’s a few more photos from the trip.