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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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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‘Taste of Saipan’ at the regular Thrusday street market

ALL roads lead to the Fishing Base in Garapan on Thursday nights as the mouthwatering aroma of food and the lively music from the stage lure locals and tourists for the weekly street market. Eat all you can Beginning around 5 p.m. the Street Market feast begins and the place is transformed into a destination where one can have the ‘taste of Saipan’ all in one place. The street market runs all the…

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Breath-taking rides to Saipan’s hidden trails

EXPLORING Saipan’s hidden jungles and rugged trails while strapped to your seat onboard a Polariz Razr is one of the must-not-miss experiences to get to know the island from a whole different perspective. If you are not that adventurous and daring,   looking at the Polariz Razr with its irregularly shaped wheels will make you think twice before boarding one, but once you get behind the wheels of this powerful vehicle, , the thirst…

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Stepping on Stars

SAIPAN, CNMI—Have you ever heard of star-shaped sand but haven’t actually seen it? Here is your chance and you don’t even have to fly to Tinian’s Star Sands or Chulu Beach to do it. A friend and I went on a jungle tour to Kagman one afternoon some weeks back and we took the short cut passing through the very rough road from Kagman that goes straight to Laulau Beach. Tired and hungry,…

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Dipping into Saipan’s sunken pool

Any trip to Saipan would never be complete without going to the Grotto, a sunken pool of amazingly azure waters that is connected to the ocean by passages underwater. For divers, the Grotto is one of Saipan’s best spots but non-divers too can enjoy the tranquility the place offers. Come with me as we visit yet another one of the unique spots this island has to offer. The first time I visited the…

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Lazy afternoon on the Lazy River

AN afternoon floating lazily on the Lazy River at the Pacific Islands Club was something I always thought was a great thing to do if you’re a tourist. I had said no to many invitations until my very persistent buddy Tom refused to take no for an answer. - We skipped lunch but munched on some sandwiches and French fries at the Buoy Bar just before heading to the Lazy River. A lot…

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