If you’re looking for a stunning vacation destination, look no further than the Northern Mariana Islands, located in the heart of the Pacific Ocean. The islands are part of the US Commonwealth, and the largest island, Saipan, is known for its white sand beaches, turquoise waters and tropical scenery.
Other than relaxing on its stunning beaches, you can also go snorkeling or diving and spot turtles on the island of Saipan. For a secluded island experience, visit Mañagaha, which is a small islet off the west coast of Saipan, where you can find secluded beaches.
Due to its location in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, the islands have a history linked to the Second World War. The Battle of Saipan was a one of the main fights from the Pacific campaign of World War II. For your history fix, head to memorials at Banzai Cliff and Suicide Cliff, which are important sites from the war. Suicide Cliff is a memorial site where thousands of Japanese leapt to their deaths to avoid capture by the US during the war.
The Northern Mariana Islands experience a tropical climate. The best time to visit is in December to March, when there’s a lower chance of rain.