May 302011
 
World War II Relics

Saipan is a great place for World War II buffs. Shown above is one of two World War II tanks that got stuck in the lagoon. There is also an airplane in the lagoon that attracts divers from around the world. If you want to catch up on your World War II history, stop by […]

Mount Tapochau

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May 302011
 
Mount Tapochau

Mount Tapochau is the highest point on the island of Saipan, rising 474 meters (1554 ft) above sea level. The lookout point at the top offers stunning views of the azure colored ocean in every direction. Because of this amazing vantage point, Mount Tapochau was a strategic outpost during World War II. There are several […]

Beaches

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May 302011
 
Beaches

Saipan is famous for its stunning white sand beaches. One of the most popular beaches is Micro Beach, just in front of the Hyatt Resort where you can grab a chair and an umbrella, drink margaritas, rent surfboards and snorkle gear, and splash around in the crystal clear, warm waters of the lagoon. Another popular […]

Memorial Park

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May 302011
 
Memorial Park

Memorial Park is a popular place for both tourists and locals. There are walking paths, gardens, monuments, flowers, a footbridge, and places to grill for picnics. The park is located along the beautiful Micro Beach, between the Hyatt Regency Resort and Smiling Cover Harbor. There is also an outdoor amphitheatre and a museum. The museum […]

Banzai Cliff

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May 302011
 
Banzai Cliff

Banzai Cliff is located in the northern part of Saipan, and offers some amazing views of the Pacific Ocean and the crashing waves below the cliffs. There are also many Japanese memorials located along the cliff. Similar to Suicide Cliff, Japanese civilians and soldiers jumped off of these cliffs during World War II rather than […]

Suicide Cliff

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May 302011
 
Suicide Cliff

View from Suicide Cliff
Suicide Cliff is so named because Japanese civilians and soldiers jumped off of the cliff to their deaths during World War II to avoid surrendering to the American soldiers. There is a lookout at the top of the cliffs offering breathtaking views of the crashing waves below. There are also many Japanese […]

Bird Island

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May 302011
 
Bird Island

Bird Island is a popular destination for tourists because the amazing view from the lookout, one of the most popular places to take photos in Saipan. More adventurous travelers can also hike down to the water and snorkle along the shoreline facing the island. Be sure to bring reef shoes, however, as the rocks are […]

Forbidden Island

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May 302011
 
Forbidden Island

A trek to Forbidden Island is a must if you’re going to visit Saipan, and is a perfect day hike. Park your car at the trail head in the village of Kagman and hike down the steep trail until you emerge from the trees for a spectacular view of Forbidden Island and the crashing waves. […]

Managaha Island

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May 302011
 
Managaha Island

Managaha Island is undoubtedly the prettiest beach in Saipan. You can catch a ride to the island through Tasi Tours, or by booking a ride through any of the hotels in Garapan village. Once you get to the island, there are picnic tables, volleyball nets, a snack shop, rest rooms, and a gift shop. Don’t […]