Mañagaha Island, just a short boat ride away from Saipan, offers a small (you can cross the island on foot in under 30 minutes), but tranquil, day trip. With a beach that stretches all the way around the island, abundant shade trees and recreational amenities such as picnic tables, volleyball nets, a snack bar and a gift shop, it’s a peaceful and convenient place. Snorkeling and swimming are highly recommended, and there are several nature trails as well as the option to enjoy parasailing, banana-boat rides and many other water sports.

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