Northern Mariana Islands, Micronesia

The Northern Marianas Islands are a tropical paradise offering magnificent beaches and crystal clear waters, as well as the lively bustle of night life, shopping, a world class casino, a wide range of restaurants, golf and a multitude of outdoor activities.

A commonwealth of the United States, The Northern Mariana Islands consists of fourteen islands with a majority of the population residing on the Isles of Saipan, Tinian and Rota. The weather is comfortable all year round.

Short, direct flights to Saipan are available from Tokyo, Shanghai, Seoul, Beijing, Hong Kong, Manila, Guangzhou and Busan. Scheduled interisland flights connecting Saipan to Rota, Tinian and Guam operate daily.

Saipan

The largest of the Northern Mariana Islands, Saipan boasts gentle beaches and a lovely lagoon on the western and southern coasts, a rugged and rocky eastern coast, a hilly interior and dramatic cliffs in the largely undeveloped north.

Plunge into a variety of watersports including swimming, snorkelling, paddle boarding, kayaking, banana boat rides, parasailing, kiteboarding and windsurfing.

Discover underwater wonders and hidden wrecks with a shore, boat, wreck, or cavern SCUBA dive. Managaha Island is a short boat ride away where the crystal waters of the lagoon offer awardwinning snorkelling. The cavernous Grotto is rated as one of the top dive spots in the World.

The CNMI Museum of History and Culture is a good starting point for first time visitors to grasp the expanse of this island’s 4,000 year history. The American Memorial Park offers a look at the island’s World War II history. Don’t miss a stop at the ‘Last Command Post’ of the Japanese Imperial Army or the other historic and natural wonders of the Marpi area.

Garapan is where many of the restaurants, bars, and shopping centres are located. Relax and rejuvenate mind, body and soul by indulging in one of the many top spas on the island. Golf, deep sea fishing and sporting events of all kinds abound, and Saipan boasts the only International Standards Casino operating in Micronesia and the fourth largest grossing casino in the World.

Tinian

Tinian is the closest island to the capital of Saipan, and is easily accessible by air via a 10 minute flight.

History abounds on Tinian, from huge prehistoric stone monoliths called Taga Stones to the very runways and loading docks that put atom bombs aboard the Enola Gay to stop WWII. Tinian is all that and more with temple ruins in the Jungle and quaint, boutique hotels to accommodate your visit.

Tinian also has many clean and beautiful white sand beaches. The pristine water, colourful marine life and NORTHERN MARIANA ISLANDS — Micronesia — www.paradises.com www.paradises.com – 104 – coral reefs surrounding the island offer an ideal environment for snorkelling, scuba diving, and bountiful fishing.

Rota

Known as ‘the friendly island’, beautiful Rota possesses a unique character and charm that wins over just about everyone that goes there.

On the western side of the island, take a refreshing dip in the cool, clear water at Rota’s famous Swimming Hole. Take some great photos at Tweksberry Park with its perfectly lined rows of coconut palms. Continue east along beautiful Sasanhaya Bay and get a great view of Wedding Cake Mountain. See two wellpreserved Japanese swivelling cannons and other interesting sights in an awe inspiring back road driving tour.

No trip is complete with sampling local delicacies, from in-season ayuyu (coconut crab) to kadun pika (hot spicy beef soup), the choices abound and are served best in the company of newfound friends in this friendly community where everyone waves at visitors.

Northern Mariana Islands

Along the beautiful western coastline, this sprawling oceanfront resort boasts a sugar-white sandy lagoon and aquamarine waters. Facilities include a spa, tennis courts, fitness centre, four restaurants and three refreshing pools.

At the beach, join a playful game of beach volley ball or bask on the shoreline and gaze at the blue, pink and purple hues of the horizon. You’ll be delighted with the activities including relaxing outdoor pools and a kid’s only pool for younger guests.

Don’t miss exquisite sunset dining Saipan’s best cultural show featuring artistic Polynesian and Micronesian dancers or indulge in a cocktail at the World Café and authentic Japanese cuisine at Mai Teppanyaki, along with its special events calendar, make it a gathering place for visitors from around the world as the local community.

The resort presents exquisite oceanfront accommodations and superior service with a selection of 416 rooms and suites that feature private balconies with splendid views of Saipan’s white and beaches, as well as a range of amenities and friendly team of staff.

For special occasions and events, the resort has established itself as one of the best meeting locations on island with expansive venue space and expert on-site planning services.

Whether you choose to simply bask in the sunshine, be surrounded by the tropical landscape or enjoy a refreshing dip in the sea or pools, Fiesta Resort & Spa Saipan ensures the finest services for a complete gateway.