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This lush tropical Micronesian paradise of 14 islands strung in the western Pacific offers the perfect getaway for visitors from both East and West. Called “America’s best kept secret,” here you can truly escape to a place of magnificent beaches and crystal clear aqua waters, rich history, year round outdoor activities, world class diving and golfing, international shopping, a wide range of ethnic restaurants and a cacophony of international and indigenous cultures adding their unique flavors to this beach resort.
This site highlights the best of what the Northern Mariana Islands of Saipan, Tinian and Rota have to offer the discerning traveller. Experience the unhurried, friendly lifestyle and warm, island hospitality that are as unforgettable as our magical Micronesian sunsets. Via our many convenient organized tours, or venturing out on your own, you can unlock the secrets of paradise.
Once you've shared our unique island spirit, the tropical warmth of the Northern Marianas will be yours forever!
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The capitol of Saipan is the largest and most heavily populated island, the capital of the Northern Mariana Islands. This tropical paradise offers beautiful white sand beaches with crystal clear water and pure, fresh air. Here you will find a well-balanced mix of beautiful nature with modern hotels, nightlife, and shopping. Garapan is the main tourist district, with most restaurants, bars, and shopping centers.
The island is about 12 miles long and 5.5 miles wide; it is the principal commercial center of the Northern Mariana Islands. The Chamorro and Carolinan are the indigenous people of these islands. They are warm and friendly, and welcome visitors to their islands.
Tinian is a neighboring island of Saipan and is easily accessible via plane. The island offers world-class gaming set in a tropical escape. You will love this island's many secluded beaches. The clean water, colorful marine life, and pristine coral reefs surrounding the island offer excellent snorkeling, scuba diving, and fishing.
Tinian is rich in historic sites. See pre-historic remains of ancient indigenous Chamorro culture, including the ruins of the House of Taga. World War II relics abound, including the Atomic Bomb Pits and administrative builidings. During WWII Tinian had the busiest airport in the world, and you can still drive those extensive runways today.
Rota is nicknamed “Nature’s Treasure Island.” As friendly as you will find people on Saipan and Tinian, you will be charmed by the welcoming smiles and warm hospitality of the local people. This quiet and peaceful island is the perfect paradise to escape the hubbub of city life.
With few inhabitants and a wealth of natural beauty, Rota will entrance all visitors. A wide variety of diving sites feature wall dives, underwater wrecks, and coral formations. For those who want to spend time on land, you can visit the Bird Sanctuary, and fascinating historic sites like the As Nieves Latte Stone Quarry, where you can see latte stones still ready to come out of the ground.