Windsurfing Saipan

Windsurfers get ready for a tournament at Micro Beach in Garapan, Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands. In view is Managaha Island. (Raks) Windsurfing or sailboarding is one of the most famous all-year-round activities at the Micro Beach in Garapan. The Micro Beach is a popular hub for windsurfers from all over the world. The lagoon between Managaha Island and the shoreline is the best place for windsurfing. Windsurfing is good all year round but…

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The Grotto: Saipan’s sunken pool

 Any trip or stay on Saipan would never be complete without visiting the Grotto, Saipan's sunken pool. The Grotto hosts amazingly azure waters connected to the ocean by passages underwater. For divers, the Grotto is one of Saipan’s best spots. For non-divers, you too can enjoy the spectacular views the place has to offer. Tourists with kids visit the Grotto. Come with me as we visit yet another one of the unique spots…

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Saipan zoo cats find new home

Two of Saipan Zoo's main attractions--an African lion named Lambert, and a Syberian tiger named Tasha finally got new homes at a wildlife sanctuary in Colorado. This came after Samaritan's Purse, a humanitarian Christian organization replied to the request of the Federal Emergency Management Agency and U.S. officials to transport the animals to Colorado. The animals were loaded on a DC-8 and landed in Denver, Colorado in Dec. 5, 2018 . The cats were…

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Taste of the Marianas kicks off tourism month

MAY. It's that month again when Saipan holds the month-long celebration of the Annual Taste of the Marianas International Food & Beer Garden Festival. The annual event always draws thousands of locals and tourists to wherever the venue is on all Saturdays of the month. It is almost impossible to move around without bumping into someone else at the festival grounds. and lines were long starting from the token booths up to the…

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Naftan Point: Thrill on Edge

NAFTAN Point all the way to the southernmost tip of Saipan is one of the most popular places on the island to greet the dawn of a new day but there is more to these jungles that can offer an adventurous hiker in addition to spectacular sunrises. The trail to Naftan Point is not paved easily for everybody. For hikers, bikers, and drivers taking the route passing the Hawaiian Rock, there are parts…

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Smiling Cove Marina: A favorite Saipan hangout

FROM its old view with sharp and rusty pieces of steel sticking out along the water’s edge, the newly-paved walkway with protective bars at the Smiling Cove Marina has become one of the newest destinations for joggers and sunset watchers these days. Scenic walkway The long stretch of the walkway at the Smiling Cove is an alternative to jogging along the Beach Road. Although it is not as accessible, you can jog or…

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