Beautiful island beach above. Watch breathtaking beach video below of Saona Island, Dominican Republic.
The South Coast of the Dominican Republic is a favorite destination among those who want to enjoy the tropics and DR setting but without the heavily resort-centered areas of the north. Bayahibe is known for its golf courses and beaches…and if you’re up for a small boat ride, you can end up on Saona Island, a government protected nature reserve with some of the best beaches and wildlife watching opportunities in the country.
One reason Dominican Republic real estate is so popular among the international crowd is because the government takes care to oversee many natural preserves like this one. There are strict regulations regarding deforestation and development—even on your own land—which means that you’ll never lose your view or the natural setting.
And excursions like this one make the perfect day trip, regardless of whether you’re a year-round resident or a visitor staying for just a few weeks. The Dominican Republic is one of the most generous Caribbean countries in terms of opening its doors to international communities—and because it hasn’t yet reached the popularity of neighboring islands, you can still find DR homes for sale in almost every price range.