Saipan, Tinian and Rota each present a wealth of historic, cultural and geographic sites that highlight the unique richness of the Northern Marianas. The best part is, you can easily visit a number of significant sites in a single day due to the intimacy of these small islands.
Rising 800 feet, Suicide Cliff juts out over the relatively flat plains of Marpi. The sight of a mass suicide of many Japanese civilians and soldiers who jumped off of the high cliffs rather than surrender to the American forces in the last days of the battle for Saipan. Memorials to the deceased are speckled along the cliff's edge.
Unobstructed views of the northern tip of the island, an abandoned WWII airfield, and Banzai Cliff, can be seen from the lookout points. Suicide Cliff has also served as a launchpad for hang-glider competitions, and an access-point to the "Banadero Trail", a hiking path that leads to the Last Command Post.
Sites on Saipan.