We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Paradise Island & The Mangroves (Cayo Arena)

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: Punta Rucia, Dominican Republic
Phone Number:
1-888-280-5842
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Description:

Escojan cual de nuestras embarcaciones los transportan hacia la fantastica...

Escojan cual de nuestras embarcaciones los transportan hacia la fantastica isla desierta Cayo Paraiso. Arenas Blancas, Aguas Turquesa y una brisa fresca de Oceano. Asombrosos arrecifes de coral y gran variedad de Escojan cual de nuestras embarcaciones los transportan hacia la fantastica isla desierta Cayo Paraiso. Arenas Blancas, Aguas Turquesa y una brisa fresca de Oceano. Asombrosos arrecifes de coral y gran variedad de coloridos peces tropicales en una de nuestras mas divertidas actividades "Snorkeling". En contraste con esta fantastica aventura tambien podran visitar los manglares en el Parque Nacional de Montecristi y aprender acerca de las maravillas de la naturaleza acompanado de nuestro eficiente personal. No deje de probar la variedad de frutas tropicales y tomar un insolito cafe en la islas o de navegar a borde de nuestro Yate VIP saboreando una copa de champan. Para los mas intrepido rumbo al historico sitio de La Isabela El Castillo con nuestro crucero Gatao con todos los confort.

read more
Book In Advance
More Info
US$160.00*
and up
Punta Rusia VIP from Rio San Juan
More Info
US$150.00*
and up
Catamaran Sailing Tour from Puerto Plata
More Info
US$99.00*
and up
Punta Rusia Paradise Island Tour from Rio San Juan

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 1,093 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 525
    Excellent
  • 163
    Very good
  • 48
    Average
  • 32
    Poor
  • 18
    Terrible
Love!

I have been on the VIP paradise island catamaran twice now. Once in 2014 and in 2017. Sooooo worth the money. Awesome staff, beautiful boat and amazing experience. Boat only... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
Vanessa D
,
Maine
via mobile
Add Photo Write a Review

1,093 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 786: English reviews
Maine
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I have been on the VIP paradise island catamaran twice now. Once in 2014 and in 2017. Sooooo worth the money. Awesome staff, beautiful boat and amazing experience. Boat only takes about 30 people out which makes for a much more enjoyable journey than a speed boat crammed with people. You get a champagne toast when in a beautiful swimming... More 

Helpful?
Thank Vanessa D
sosua
Level Contributor
34 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a fantastic way to spend a half a day. The island is about 20 minutes off sure and surrounded by coral reefs. You can stand knee deep in the warm water and watch the tropical fish swimming around you. Go first thing in the morning to try and get some time on the island before it gets too... More 

Helpful?
Thank Keith W
paradiseislandrd, Marketing at Paradise Island & The Mangroves (Cayo Arena), responded to this review

Thanks for your comments, Kind Regards from Paradise Island, More 

Milan, Italy
Level Contributor
11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You don't need to go to the Maldives to get up close and personal to hundreds of fish that will surround you at every turn. Inside the reef the water's only up to your waist. Then you can venture just outside and ......wow! Don't worry, all groups are accompanied over and back from Punta Rucia. Cheaper if you negotiate with... More 

Helpful?
Thank erendina
paradiseislandrd, Marketing at Paradise Island & The Mangroves (Cayo Arena), responded to this review

Thanks for your comments, Best regards, More 

Level Contributor
69 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is little island has the most amazing water that I ever seen! Yes there are a lots of tourist but it's still so worth it! You must take the opportunity to snorkelling while you are there, there are fishes in all different colours and they are right in front of you. Don't miss this island if you are in... More 

Helpful?
2 Thank Saja8685
paradiseislandrd, Marketing at Paradise Island & The Mangroves (Cayo Arena), responded to this review

Thanks for your comments, Best regards from Paradise Island Team! We hope you can come back soon. More 

Jevnaker, Norway
Level Contributor
18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A very nice daytrip. The island itself is very nice and with good snorkling. Try getting in late to the island or else you can encounter a lot of people and that makes the experience not as good as it can be.

Helpful?
Thank frytom67
paradiseislandrd, Marketing at Paradise Island & The Mangroves (Cayo Arena), responded to this review

Many thanks for your comments, We are happy our visitors are happy. Best regards, More 

Black Diamond, Canada
Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Six of us booked this trip through a beach vendor at our resort. He recommended going on a Sunday as not all the tour groups operate on Sundays and it is less busy. It was about a two hour drive to get there. I found this part to be an interesting tour through the countryside and several small villages. It's... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Kel181
paradiseislandrd, Marketing at Paradise Island & The Mangroves (Cayo Arena), responded to this review

Thanks for your comments, Best Regards From paradise Island Team, More 

Littleton, Colorado
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I booked this snorkeling tour at Fun Tours in Carabete. It was the best of 4 tours we did during our week stay. At $49 US per person it was a great value. The trip was long but the bus was comfortable and we got to see country side villages and scenery. Equipment, drinks, and lunch was... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank jimrwin
paradiseislandrd, Marketing at Paradise Island & The Mangroves (Cayo Arena), responded to this review

Thanks for your comments, Best Regards from Paradise Island, More 

Niagara Falls, Canada
Level Contributor
52 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017

It took one and a half hours to collect people from about 8 hotels before our,"Tour" began.The guide didn't even acknowledge that we were in the bus (with dirty windows).Then another hour and a half to get to Paradise Island.Once at the island we were transported by a catamaran to this small sand bar and left for 2 hours to... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank George B
paradiseislandrd, Marketing at Paradise Island & The Mangroves (Cayo Arena), responded to this review

Thanks for your comments, Best regards from Paradise Island More 

Hartsdale, New York
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

Staff on this trip were fantastic. So informative, patient, and willing to please. The snorkeling off paradise island is something I will remember for the rest of my life. Don't miss out on this trip trust me!

Helpful?
Thank deluc159
Canada
Level Contributor
18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

Our family visited the DR , 12 of us in total (ages 7-50) contacted toursbyjames.com. We were picked up at our resort & transported by an air conditioned bus to the beautiful shores of the DR. We were created by a boat & taken through the amazing mangroves, then brought to paradise island! OMG, heaven on earth! Crystal clear water... More 

Helpful?
Thank mommasher
paradiseislandrd, Marketing at Paradise Island & The Mangroves (Cayo Arena), responded to this review

Thanks for your coments More 

Travellers who viewed Paradise Island & The Mangroves (Cayo Arena) also viewed

Puerto Plata, Puerto Plata Province
Parque Nacional del Este, La Altagracia Province
 
Punta Cana, La Altagracia Province
Punta Cana, La Altagracia Province
 

Been to Paradise Island & The Mangroves (Cayo Arena)? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Paradise Island & The Mangroves (Cayo Arena) and other visitors
20 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (20)

Questions? Get answers from Paradise Island & The Mangroves (Cayo Arena) staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?