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Saona Island Private Experience

Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

Experience hosted by Melvin

11 hoursHosted in English, German, Spanish, and Russian
Committed to safety
This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 10 people
Includes food, drinks, and transportation

What you'll do

You will be pick up at your airbnb location in a bus with air conditioner, after we will drive from Punta Cana to Bayahibe Beach, this is one hour drive in a good highway, when we arrive at Bayahibe Beach we will board and Speed Boat, we will go on the speed boat be around 25 minutes for visit Saona Island inside Saona Island we will enjoy the beach and town of Mano Juan, the only places with civilization inside the Cotubanama protected park, here the local have one of the biggest turtle conservation of the island, we will see the turtles Mano Juan is a very unique places that will delight your sense, here we support the locals a conservation of turtles. After enjoying the Mano Juan Beach and conservation of turtles, we will take the speed boat in direction to Abanico Beach, this beach is one of the most beautiful inside Saona Island, here we will have lunch and drinks, and time for relax in the beach, take pictures and enjoy the nice color of the water, this is one of the most beautiful beach in the world. At the end of the afternoon, we will visit La Palmilla Natural Pool and see starfish, return to Bayahibe Port in our Speed Boat, and after we will drive to Punta Cana, Bavaro.
Other things to note
We can pick you up at your AirBnb Location in Punta Cana, private transportation, personal services, stay more time at the island with your private speed boat special for you and your family.
You will be pick up at your airbnb location in a bus with air conditioner, after we will drive from Punta Cana to Bayahibe Beach, this is one hour drive in a good highway, when we arrive at Bayahibe Beach we will board and Speed Boat, we will go on the speed boat be around 25 minutes for visit Saona Island inside Saona Island we will enjoy the beach and town of Mano Juan, the only places with civilization inside the Cotubanama protected park, h…

What's included

  • Food
    Buffet with fish, chicken, rice, beans, salat and drinks . Sandwich, Passi...
  • Drinks
    You can tell us what type of drinks do you like and we can buy it for you a...
  • Transportation
    Private transfer for you and your family, direct drive from point a to b.

Meet your host, Melvin

Host on Airbnb since 2016
  • 71 Reviews
  • Identity verified
We organize private and exclusive excursions for you and your family, we provide transportation and personalized service. We speak English,Spanish and a basic German. Im trying to develop a small business giving good services and helping the independent traveler to see the most beautiful places of my country Dominican Republic. I have an office in Los Corales Beach, Bavaro. Here you can come and see me anytime during your vacation in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, I will be glad to help you.
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From $132
/ person
Fri, Apr 23
$165 per person
$165 per person
Sun, Apr 25
$165 per person
$165 per person
Tue, Apr 27
$165 per person
$165 per person

Where you'll be

We will travel in the bus From Punta Caña to Bayahibe Port at Bayahibe Beach, we will board a speed boat for visit Mano Juan Beach, in Mano Juan we will visit the conservation of turtle and enjoy the beach, we will see the typical Dominican Wood houses inside Mano Juan, after we will sail The Abanico Beach for have lunch and drinks and enjoy the beach, at the end of the afternoon we will visit La Palmilla natural pool for see starfish.

Rated 4.93 out of 5 from 71 reviews.

Krystian
April 2021
This tour is really great, Melvin was our tour guide and took his time explaining the history behind everything, names of places and the meaning of the names. Tour was not hurried and was private, multiple things to see and do. This was a amazing experience and I would recommend it to everybody.
This tour is really great, Melvin was our tour guide and took his time explaining the history behind everything, names of places and the meaning of the names. Tour was not hurried…
Robin
March 2021
Don’t hesitate - book this excursion!! It was the best day we could’ve imagined. Everything from the views to the service was exceptional. Melvin knew the best places to go that weren’t overpacked. As I watched other catamarans completely stuffed with people, I was so grateful we picked this speedboat option with a 10 person capacity (especially with Covid). We stayed in each place long enough to relax and enjoy but not get bored. The food and drinks exceeded my expectations as well. As an extra touch, I appreciated that Melvin took pictures throughout the day and then Air dropped them to me at the end. This excursion is worth every penny!
Don’t hesitate - book this excursion!! It was the best day we could’ve imagined. Everything from the views to the service was exceptional. Melvin knew the best places to go that we…
Katherine
March 2021
Awesome experience! Melvin was very knowledgeable and made the day perfect. All of the locations we visited were beautiful with no crowds. Melvin also kept us fed and made sure we had drinks all day. We loved that this tour was a small group and more personal. I cannot recommend this experience enough and was definitely one of the highlights of our trip.
Awesome experience! Melvin was very knowledgeable and made the day perfect. All of the locations we visited were beautiful with no crowds. Melvin also kept us fed and made sure we…
Andreea
March 2021
If you want to be catered to at your whim, this is the experience you must have! Melvin and his team are simply amazing! He is taking care of absolutely everything: from pick up on time to serving food, drinks, historical facts and magical locations. He is an incredible guide! You feel interested into the Dominican culture and you get to have an insight to the local culture and way of living! He also takes stunning pictures and him and his guys are ensuring you have the best of time! They work really hard and I’m very happy I got to meet them!
If you want to be catered to at your whim, this is the experience you must have! Melvin and his team are simply amazing! He is taking care of absolutely everything: from pick up on…
Abigail
March 2021
This was my first time booking an Airbnb Experience and it was everything I hoped it would be and more! I had looked at other deals for the trip to Saona Island, but really liked that Melvin’s tour would only have a maximum of 10 people. This made the entire experience way more comfortable and personal. We were served a tasty breakfast of homemade sandwiches and juices, as well as fruit. Each location we stopped at was beautiful and the water was crystal clear. Melvin also took us to some less crowded places which was great to avoid the crowds. For lunch there were a bunch of options – chicken, fish, pork, salad, rice, and potato salad. We were also provided the soft drinks we requested, as well as beer, rum drinks, and plenty of water. Melvin was extremely knowledgeable about the history of each place we stopped at, and always made sure we weren’t empty handed with our drinks. Each stop we had plenty of time to explore or relax and we never felt rushed. Melvin also took a lot of photos and airdropped them to me at the end. I highly, highly recommend this experience to anyone! We had an amazing time.
This was my first time booking an Airbnb Experience and it was everything I hoped it would be and more! I had looked at other deals for the trip to Saona Island, but really liked t…
Julia
March 2021
I’m pretty sure it’s the best experience to Saona Island, that you can get for this price (not talking about private yachts). Everything was so much better, than I’ve even imagined. Such beautiful beaches with crystal clear water. And you get there first! Before other groups arriving! Homemade food and drinks were delicious (passion fruit juice, Pina Colada, super tasty fresh local fish, chicken, also rice, mashed potatoes and pasta). Melvin with his family was so welcoming and thoughtful hosts. I can’t recommend it more. Just try it, you would definitely enjoy it as much as we did! Мелвин и Наташа, спасибо вам огромное за ваше гостеприимство и незабываемый опыт, который мы увезём с собой из этой поездки🙏🏻❤️
I’m pretty sure it’s the best experience to Saona Island, that you can get for this price (not talking about private yachts). Everything was so much better, than I’ve even imagin…

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Please note outdoor activities carry risks, and you may be exposed to dangerous situations as part of this experience. Make sure you can participate safely given your abilities and the conditions (such as location, weather, and equipment).

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

What to bring

Sun block, towels, sun glasses, swin suit, cash.