Port: La Romana, Dominican Republic
This is one port that you will want to take an excursion! I have heard that shopping and looking around the port area is not desirable. Stay in the tourist areas!
This is the port area. We were picked up at port and taken to Bayahide where we went on an excursion with Pro Excursions.
This is at Pro Excursions where our speed boat left from. We took the Saona Island tour. It was amazing!
Beautiful scenery all the way to the island!
We stopped for a little snorkeling adventure by this old bridge.
Palm trees, white sand, and clear blue water, this place is truly paradise!
Saona Island is a tropical island located at the south-east tip of the Dominican Republic.
Many movie scenes and commercials have been filmed on the island, including scenes from Pirates of the Caribbean and The Blue Lagoon.
We spent a couple of hours swimming and exploring before lunch.
We were served authentic Dominican cuisine under a huge palm roofed shelter. It was delicious!
All of the rum and coke you could possible want from the open bar.
On the way back we stopped by the Natural Pool. It’s an area that is about 5 miles wide and only 3 foot deep. It is the home to an abundance of starfish.
The starfish stop, as well as the snorkeling stop, was filled with music from the boat and plenty of rum and coke. They even got out of the boat and walked around pouring drinks for everyone!
A sample of how the stores look in the Bayahide area.
Scenery taken from the van during transportation from our excursion.
Locals in a truck in front of our van.
If you decide to take this excursion, you will love it! Have fun, be safe, and wear mosquito repellent!