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Saipan Travel Guide: 91 reviews and 299 photos

The beach....the sky......the sea.....

Saipan is the principal island of the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. A chain of 15 tropical islands, the U.S. Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas Islands (CNMI) is the newest member of the American political family and the closest American flag associated area to Asia.
 
The Marianas are comprised of fifteen volcanic islands that run in a generally north-south direction from 20o32'N 144o54'E to 13o15'N 144o43'E.
 
Saipan is located about 1,200 miles from Tokyo, 1,500 mile from Manila, and over 3,200 miles from Pearl Harbor. The island has two main seasons, a dry season from November to March, and a wet season from April to October. During the dry season the winds are usually from the north and east and by August the winds have changed direction and are from the southwest. Cloud cover is abnormally high with the island being obscure roughly 70% of the time. The climate is generally mild with the yearly temperature ranging from 72o F to 85o F.
 
During the wet season, August being the wettest month, showers may last for only a few minutes to over 2 hours. During the wet season around 85 inches of precipitation usually falls on the island.
 

Some useful Info on Saipan

Airlines: Continental Airlines
Japan Airlines, Northwest Airlines
Aseana Airlines, Korean Airlines
Area code: (Telephone) 670
Land Area: 48 square miles
Automobiles: Left side steer
Clothing: Light weight
Cost of Living: High
Currency: US Dollar
Fishing season: Year round
Flame Tree month: June
Health: No tropical diseases

Hotels: Many
Hotel Rooms: (Approx) 3,000+ rooms
Restaurant: Many
Languages: Local Chamorro, English, Filipino, Japanese, Chinese, Korean
Postal Service: U.S.Rates
Postal Zip Code: 96950
 

My time at the beach

What? The hair? Yeah, just a reminder that this was back in 1991 when we were young :)
 
Staying at the Saipan Grand Hotel, this was taken at the hotel's beach. Notice the WW2 tank in the left portion of the picture.
 

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Beautiful everything
  • Cons:Expensive
  • Last visit to Saipan: Jul 1991
  • Intro Written May 15, 2003
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  • NeverBeenThere's Profile Photo
    Feb 24, 2008 at 8:27 PM

    thanks for the warning! :)

  • MizL's Profile Photo
    Mar 29, 2005 at 11:12 PM

    Wow it's great to hear that you had a good time in Saipan. I live here and its great, but I think a visit would impress me more.

  • CliffClaven's Profile Photo
    Jun 9, 2004 at 3:06 AM

    Really must go back one day.....

  • madamx's Profile Photo
    Jun 1, 2004 at 7:28 PM

    What gorgeous pictures of the coast! I've heard of Saipan, but never have seen pictures of it before, it's beautiful. Greetings from Calgary :o)

  • frir's Profile Photo
    May 29, 2004 at 12:07 PM

    Great page on Saipan!! I love it there, I went a few years ago and had a great time!!

  • TomorrowsAngel's Profile Photo
    Feb 26, 2004 at 4:13 AM

    Great tips on Saipan. Hope to visit for some r&r one day.

  • jenniferchin's Profile Photo
    Oct 12, 2003 at 8:19 PM

    Waaa... looks soooo nice there ... my gawd.. the hair THE HAIR !!! :-p

  • stonefree's Profile Photo
    Oct 5, 2003 at 8:55 PM

    Great page of Saipan!!! The sunset pic is special!

  • littlesam1's Profile Photo
    May 15, 2003 at 9:13 AM

    You feature one of the most beautiful sunsets I have seen on this page. It really looks like a beautiful place to visit.

  • May 15, 2003 at 8:39 AM

    Saipan looks lovely, they have beautiful sunset too! How did you catch that one? It's really nice...

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