Plan your next trip to Saipan with the Saipan Vacation Guide
Gorgeous blue bays. Astounding cliffs. Intriguing caves and mountains. With such beautiful scenery, it's no wonder outdoor recreation has become such a big part of the lifestyle here. Divers appreciate the spectacular fish-filled coral reefs and clear waters. Hikers, the lush tropical forests. Saipan is the largest of the Northern Marianas Islands, and a South Pacific getaway where you can bring your American dollars with you. While it's relatively developed, it remains 48 square miles of natural beauty, most of which is still jungle. Saipan's easterly side consists of towering cliffs and rugged rocks, while its western shore is surrounded by a barrier reef creating a lagoon with white sand beaches. The ideal spot to begin your Saipan vacation? Oceanfront in Chalan Kanoa. Here you'll find Aquarius Beach Tower, perfectly located for sightseeing and cultural immersion.
The moment you arrive on Saipan, you'll notice that life in the Marianas Islands is relaxed and casual, with a strong sense of family and community. The people are a diverse mix of east, west, and Pacific Island cultures. The indigenous Chamorro and Carolinian Pacific Islanders share the island with American Filipino, Japanese, Korean, Chinese, Vietnamese, Bangladeshi, and European communities. English and Japanese are predominantly spoken here, along with the local languages of Chamorro and Carolinian. History buffs know Saipan as the location of one of the largest battles fought in World War II. Today, it's home to many historical landmarks and sprinkled with hidden caves containing with World War II relics. There's even a U.S. tank that got stuck on the coral reef still visible from the beach. Don't let Saipan's exuberant resort atmosphere and rapid growth fool you. It's rich with preserved natural beauty, history and culture as well.
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