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The Go To Girls Blogs Travel Tales…… Dominican Republic, Saona Island

We had been in Dominican Republic about a week when the trip to Saona Island finally came around..  We set off early as it would take us a few hours to reach the south coast of the island to meet the boat to take us to Saona Island.  We boarded a small speedboat to take us to the beautiful catamaran was waiting for us when we arrived,  we all boarded and set off.

We did not realise when we booked it but it was a kind of boat party and the crew were soon passing out free drinks, rum and coke were the choice of the day.  I don’t really like rum so i just settled for the coke. The entertainment was fun with lots of dancing and drinking along the way for some and a nice relaxing sunbathing on the netting at the front of the boat for others.

We mingled between the two and took a lot of photos of the journey, we had too.  We had never seen such sights as we were seeing, the blue sky, the green sea and oh the white sand of the island.  It was about an hour and a half from leaving the coach to arriving at the island on the catamaran, wow, it was worth it.  We were dropped of just knee-deep in the Caribbean Sea on the edge of the island.  It was beautiful…….
This was the view from the shoreline as far as the eye could see.  What can you say?
I actually have no words for his view……… We just sat and looked for what seemed like an eternity but then why wouldn’t you.  It’s not everyday you get to look at this.  Then it happened, the call of the wild came.  It was time for a barbecue.

There was a lot of food and drinks served at the barbecue, way more than the amount of people but at least we did not run out.  After the food came rest or playtime depending again what you wanted to do.  Chris and i decided to go and have a rest as we had been up early and no matter how beautiful the island we needed to catch our breath.
We found the perfect spot…..
Bonus! the hammocks were big enough for two……
We laid for while, swinging in the warm breeze of the Caribbean Sea with the sun beaming down on us.  It was so hot it was impossible to lay for too long and time was getting on so we made our move to the sea.  It was warm and clear as you see all the way to the bottom even when you realise you are quite far away from the shore you can still see your feet on the bottom.  I was glad as i am wary of what you might find in the sea especially when you cannot see anything underneath.
The day finally got away from us and we heard he guides shouting for us to all meet on the beach were the speedboats were waiting to take us back to the bus, gutted we did not go back on the catamaran.  Off we went……

The crew did have one final stop for us though and it was a good one.  We travelled about half an hour out at sea and then the boat slowed down.  It still baffles me how this place was originally found, it was a shallow spot in the Caribbean Sea.  The boat stopped and we were told we can get out and ‘have a look around’.  I thought the boat crew had gone mad but they explained to us if you look around you can see how shallow the sea is here and if you are lucky you might spot starfish.  We looked and we did

The crew was very specific on how we may hold them as they are in fact living creatures and we do not want to harm them.  I particularly like the starfish in the picture on the right above, not sure you find many of these in the Caribbean though…..
Anyway we made our way back the resort and spent the remainder of our holidays relaxing,


and going out on the night

which was the perfect way to spend the last few days in one of the most beautiful places in the world i have seen up to now,  The Dominican Republic…..
As always pop back for more tales of love, life & travel from the gotogirlsblog soon… again loving being me….

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