Where are the Northern Marianas Islands located?
The Northern Mariana Islands, located northeast of Guam, attract sun and warm weather. Sunbathing on the beach, gambling in the casino, golfing with a heavenly view of the Philippine Sea or diving to a shipwreck from the Second World War – your only problem on these islands of the U.S. Commonwealth may be to decide which leisure activity you want to devote yourself to first.
The Northern Mariana Islands consist of a total of 15 islands. By far the most popular destinations are Saipan, Tinian and Rota. Saipan, the largest island of the Northern Mariana Islands, has an area of 115.4 square kilometers. By car you can get from one end of the island to the other in less than an hour. The first thing that will catch your eye is the sand. The best example: the bright white Micro Beach on Saipan, which attracts locals as well as visitors. In addition, there are countless other beaches with a wide range of leisure activities against a lush tropical backdrop. Adventurers can jump off cliffs or dive into caves or at night.
The hotel complexes and country clubs give the beaches of the Northern Mariana Islands a touch of cultivated elegance and also act as a gateway to the versatile outdoor offer and the urban culture of the territory. For example, you can take part in organized hikes to hidden villages, trips in banana boats or trips to fishing spots on cliffs. From windsurfing to golf: here you will find what you are looking for.
The islands are strongly influenced by their eventful past – and especially the local Chamorro culture. Archaeological sites, prehistoric stone formations and small villages bring you into contact with the former and present inhabitants. In spring and summer, the San Vicente Fiesta and the San Antonio Festival provide up-close insights into the specialities, dances and musical styles of the Chamorros and Carolines.
Those interested in history can visit numerous exceptionally well-preserved buildings and posts from the Second World War in the Northern Mariana Islands, including a Japanese lighthouse, bunkers, prisons and a former airfield. The Banzai Cliff and the Suicide Cliff illustrate the character of the Chamorros in an impressive way.
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