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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Feasting on Kelaguen

Who is not familiar with the word “kelaguen”? As one of the signature dishes of Chamorro cuisine, you see the word on menus and menu boards in a lot of restaurants in the CNMI. Kelaguen is grilled and chopped chicken, fish, beef, shrimp or other seafood marinated in lemon juice. It’s eaten as a side or main dish. Its recipe has been passed down from generation to generation. Kelaguen is served in a…

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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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Saipan Sunset

Saipan sunset   Sunset falls over the Saipan lagoon, turning the waters into golden and orange hues. Sunsets in Saipan and the Northern Mariana Islands are so stunningly beautiful the whole year-round.

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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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