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Saipan Aerial Tour

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Though the Northern Marianas consists of 14 islands in total, the most popular are Saipan, Tinian, and Rota. Saipan, the largest of The Marianas, has an area of 115.4 square kilometers. It takes about hour to traverse the island by car. Start on the sand – specifically, the blazing white shoreline of Micro Beach, popular among locals and visitors alike. Then, head to the many, many others offering lush tropical scenery and a whole range of activities. If you’re feeling adventurous, there’s always jungle treks, cavern dives and night diving.

The Marianas' resorts and country clubs are more than just sleek beach fixtures; they are gateways to the territory’s vibrant outdoor life and urban spirit. Resorts arrange hikes to hidden beaches, banana boat rides and cliff fishing. Take a windsurfing tour or tee off at one of the golf courses.

The Islands’ storied past – and especially its indigenous Chamorro and Carolinian cultures – is very much alive everywhere you look. Archeological sites, prehistoric stone structures and small villages engage you with people, past and present. Spring and summer’s San Vicente Fiesta and San Antonio Festival introduce you to Chamorro and Carolinian food, dance and music.

History buffs will also find The Marianas a trove of exceptionally preserved World War II buildings and posts, including a Japanese lighthouse, bunkers, jails and an abandoned airfield. Banzai and Suicide Cliffs are dramatic testaments to the profound history of these islands.

 


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Saipan Aerial Tour

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Fun Fact

The latte stones – stone structures with crescent-shaped tops – found on the Islands are actually ancient support pillars.
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The latte stones – stone structures with crescent-shaped tops – found on the Islands are actually ancient support pillars.

Must see places

Boat approaching Managaha Island off the coast of Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands

Managaha Island

This coral islet sitting in Saipan’s lagoon is a mini-paradise with a fascinating history. Snorkeling, scuba diving and sightseeing are all popular here.

Forbidden Island in Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands

Forbidden Island

A hike to the mysteriously-named island off the coast of Saipan is not only not forbidden but recommended, with a bird sanctuary, great snorkeling and a stunning view the pay off.

A tranquil beach scene on Saipan in the Northern Mariana Islands

Obyan Beach