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Saona Island: Virgin Beaches and Idyllic Scenarios

Beautiful beaches, natural pools, and coastal lagoons in the surroundings, coral reefs, archaeological finds, diversity of fauna and flora, and natural beauties make Saona Island a great attraction for tourists and locals alike.

Let’s go over some interesting facts about Saona Island.

The island received its first name from Cristobal Colón, who called her Bella Savonesa.

The island is one of the largest in the Dominican Republic, located off the coast of the La Altagracia province to which it belongs, although it is also part of the Cotubanamá National Park, (previously named East National Park), and this makes it a protected area.

On this 110 km2 island are the villages of Mano Juan and Catuano, the only permanent settlements, reaching 500 inhabitants, who essentially live from fishing and tourism.

Did you know… Saona Island has more than 26 thousand reviews on TripAdvisor, and is listed as a highly recommended attraction, being part of the site’s Travelers Choice 2020. It also occupies the first place among all the attractions in the Dominican Republic and the first place among recommended activities in the province of La Altagracia, where Punta Cana is also located.

Privilege Club members can book their day trips to visit the island and enjoy its beautiful sceneries. Be it on a speedboat trip, a fishing tour, or a relaxed voyage aboard a catamaran. They can go from the sea to the horse if they want to live the experience of riding a horse on those coasts of incomparable beauty. It will be a great moment to take some photos and materialize the experience, along with memories that will last a lifetime. Visit the Concierge Recommendations section to read about other attractions near your favorite Bahia Principe hotel.