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Saona Island Unique

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 5 reviews.Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

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Experience hosted by Melvin

11 hours
Includes food
Up to 6 people
Hosted in German, English, Spanish

What you'll do

If you are one of the people that do not want to be with groups, this is the trip for you, We will go only you and your couple to know the best beaches inside Saona Island, in the east national park of Bayahibe, in Dominican Republic, we will have our boat only with a Captain and me as your tour guide, we will visit 3 different beaches, we will see the starfish at the natural pool of La Palmilla, we will have lunch, I will drive you in a car only with you and your couple or friends, from Punta Cana to Bayahibe Port, This is a tour only for you and your couple, or if you have a family member or a friend that want it to invite, you can feel free for bring them, this tour will be organize special for your group.
If you are one of the people that do not want to be with groups, this is the trip for you, We will go only you and your couple to know the best beaches inside Saona Island, in the east national park of Bayahibe, in Dominican Republic, we will have our boat only with a Captain and me as your tour guide, we will visit 3 different beaches, we will see the starfish at the natural pool of La Palmilla, we will have lunch, I will drive you in a car onl…

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What's included

  • Food
    Breakfast , Lunch with Fish, Pork Chops, Chicken, Rice, Pasta,Salat Passion...
From $235
/ person
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Thu, Sep 24
6:30 AM - 5:30 PM
$235 per person
$235 per person
Sat, Sep 26
6:30 AM - 5:30 PM
$235 per person
$235 per person
Mon, Sep 28
6:30 AM - 5:30 PM
$235 per person
$235 per person

Meet your host, Melvin

Host on Airbnb since 2016
  • 5 Reviews
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I'm in love of my country, our landscape, our natural parks, and the beauty of the island, I enjoy to show the others my country how is it, I enjoy to show the visitors how we live and how our society is growing thanks to the tourist that years over years come to the island and take a little bit of our love back to their country and recommended to their friends to come and enjoy the paradise. I'm founder of a company that provides private tours and excursions for groups with a very personal services. Together with a nice team we try to create the best memories of your vacation giving you personal attention and information about all topics in Dominican Republic and the visit Region of Saona Island and the East National Park Cotubanama.
I'm in love of my country, our landscape, our natural parks, and the beauty of the island, I enjoy to show the others my country how is it, I enjoy to show the visitors how we live and how our society is growing thanks to the tourist that years over years come to the island and take a little bit of our love back to their country and recommended to their friends to come and enjoy the paradise. I'm founder of a company that provides private tours and excursions for groups with a very personal serv…
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Where you'll be

Bayahibe Port, Mano Juan Beach, Secret Location Beach, El Abanico Beach, La Palmilla Natural Pool, Speed Boat, Lunch, drinks included.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 5 reviews.

Delency
February 2020
Melvin created a spectacular experience for me, my wife and another couple! We started fairly early, but this turned out to be a great strategic move seeing as we were able to get to the beaches before the large crowds and enjoy these peaceful, marvelous sights all to ourselves. The meals were plentiful and tasty. He had everything prepared ahead of time and provided thoughtful insight into each portion of the trip. I would go on another adventure with Melvin in a heartbeat!
Melvin created a spectacular experience for me, my wife and another couple! We started fairly early, but this turned out to be a great strategic move seeing as we were able to get…
Olga
February 2020
We booked this experience together with my husband and since it was only two of us we were paired with another couple. We really liked the trip and would recommend it to anyone. The secret beach is amazing. Melvin was a great host and I we have the best memories of the trip. Thank you!
We booked this experience together with my husband and since it was only two of us we were paired with another couple. We really liked the trip and would recommend it to anyone. Th…
Artemii
January 2020
Best of the best. Unreal picturesque locations, amazingly friendly guide Natalia, very small group, wonderful lunch and nice drinks - all of these make you feel special and comfortable. Highly recommended! 10/10
Ina
November 2019
The best part of our vacation in the DR was the amazing trip with Melvin. He went out of his way to accommodate our last minute request and planed an experience of a lifetime. He is a true professional. He picked us up at 6.30am and drove to the Bay. On the way there, he shared with us about the history and culture of the DR and pointed out the amazing landscapes (he also complimented the ride with a cup of local coffee). It took about 40min with a speed boat to get to Mano Juan, the only inhabited portion of Saona Island, where we visited the turtle sanctuary. We met the guy who runs the sanctuary, played with a week old turtles and left with some local coconut oil (amazing!). We then headed to a gorgeous secret beach away from the other boats. We enjoyed delicious cocktails with local rum and freshly squished papaya. About an hour later we headed to the main beach to take pictures with the famous leaning palm tree. We arrived before the jam packed tourist boats that were rushed around by guides. At lunch time, Melvin prepared a private table full with delicious, local food (everyone else seemed jealous while they were walking towards the crowded buffet line). We then headed to The Natural Pool to swim with starfish. Melvin was very flexible with the schedule and was happy to accommodate our request to spend less time at the Natural Pool and more time snorkeling at the Reef, which was our last stop for the day. We felt like we were traveling with a friend rather than a tour guide. Melvin accommodated every wish we had and we cannot wait to go back and take more tips with him.
The best part of our vacation in the DR was the amazing trip with Melvin. He went out of his way to accommodate our last minute request and planed an experience of a lifetime. He i…
Santiago
August 2020
Gracias !

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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.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

More tips

Available for couples, individual, families, private groups options. Pregnant women over 5 months is not recommended because of the speed boat.

What to bring

Towels, Sun Block, Swimming Suits, Cameras, Cash.