Northern Mariana Islands Travel Guide

The Northern Mariana islands are located in the North Pacific Ocean, near the Philippine Sea, between Japan, the Philippines and Papua New Guinea.

The Northern Mariana Islands are in a political union with the United States of America and are a perfect vacation spot for relaxing and unwinding.

The Obyan Beach is just perfect for shelling and snorkeling. Tourists can see a WWII concrete bunker and the remnants of eight latte stones belonging to 1500 BC here.

The Mañagaha is the best snorkeling site and has an abundance of coral and marine life. Tourists also make it a point to go diving from Grotto, Saipan’s unique diving spot and a natural limestone cavern. Saipan also has a surfeit of beaches and hillocks, golf courses and resorts for tourists.

Getting There

The airport at Saipan receives direct flights from Japan, Hong Kong and Taiwan. Flights from America are routed via Guam. There aren’t any scheduled ferry services from other countries, but there are the inter-island boats within the Marianas.

Weather & Climate

Temperatures hover around 20°C and 30°C throughout the year and the high humidity is moderated by the northeast trade winds. The dry season remains from December to June, while between July and November, the Northern Mariana Islands receive heavy rainfall.