Saipan, as the capital, is the largest and most populated island in The Marianas. This tropical paradise offers beautiful white sand beaches with crystal clear water and pure, fresh air. Warmth is in the air and in the people you will meet. It is a throwback to a relaxed lifestyle coupled with modern hotels, incredible sights, adventurous activities, and shopping. Garapan is the epicenter of activities with many restaurants, bars, and shopping options.
Saipan is located about 120 miles (190 km) north of Guam and 5 nautical miles (9.3 km) northeast of Tinian, from which it is separated by the Saipan Channel. Saipan is about 12 miles long and 5.5 miles wide. It is the principal island and major commercial center of the archipelago.
The Chamorro and Carolinan are the indigenous people of The Marianas. With a friendly spirit, locals are warm and welcoming.
The island’s turquoise lagoon hides wrecks and remnants of the Pacific War and is a snorkeler’s and scuba diver’s paradise found. Towering cliffs and a pristine jungle lures hiker with caves still filled with the detritus of a war now remembered by ceremonies held at inspiring peace memorials built by many nations.