Collected by Paul Sullivan, AFAR Local Expert
Grotto Dr, Saipan 96950, CNMI
The Grotto is a famous and impressive underwater limestone cavern that reaches some 21 meters (70 feet) below the sea at its deepest point. Considered one of the best cavern-dive spots in the world, its wealth of underwater life—including turtles,...
Industrial Dr, Garapan, Saipan 96950, CNMI
One of the best places to discover the history of Saipan, this memorial park offers a small but well-maintained exhibition building with good displays bearing English texts and a friendly staff. The displays trace the battles fought on the island...
Tapochao Road, Capitol Hill, Saipan 96950, CNMI
The highest point on the island of Saipan, Mount Tapochau (sometimes "Mount Takpochao") rises 474 meters (1,554 feet) above sea level and offers a stunning 360-degree view of the island—visitors can see as far as Rota, Tinian and the northern...
Saipan, 96950, CNMI
This upscale Italian eatery inside the Hyatt Regency is one of the best places on the island for an indulgent meal. The kitchen uses both imported Italian and local ingredients and serves up a delicious array of desserts. Along with lunch menus,...
Beach Road, Saipan, CNMI 96950, CNMI
Located near the Grandvrio Hotel on Beach Road, this local outpost of the famed Duty Free Shopping franchise packs a lot of quality goods into a fairly small space. The stock spans designer brands, cosmetics and fashion accessories and famous...
Paseo De Marianas, Garapan, Saipan 96950, CNMI
This store on Paseo de Marianas is a new kind of souvenir shop—one that focuses on local crafts and organically produced oils, soaps and teas rather than imported goods stamped with the name Northern Mariana Islands or portraying local scenes. The...
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