Of all the quintessential so-called deserted islands found scattered all around the Caribbean, arguably none are quite as sweet as Saona.
Well, at least to lovers of a certain candy bar, anyway…
Small (42 square miles) and mostly flat (highest elevation: 115 feet), Saona sits just off the southeast coast of the Dominican Republic. A main attraction within the DomRep’s East National Park, the protected islet is a popular stop for day-trippers keen on snorkeling her protected waters and enjoying Saona’s miles and miles of picture-perfect white sand beaches.
Those same amazing shores have attracted many a Hollywood production to tiny Saona over the years, most famously for UK fans, this classic 1980’s TV ad…
Saona’s shores are well-suited to the deserted island myth, though in reality, approximately 300 people live here.
More on Saona Island, including details on how to get there and things to do on the island, here.
*Lead photo credit: Flickr user Ian Bruce.