Where is Saipan?

Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI)

Where is Saipan?

About Saipan

In the Western Pacific Ocean north of the equator in an area known as the Marianas and about 120 mi (190 km) north of Guam is where the island of Saipan is located.

Saipan is a tropical island in the Pacific where it is a part of a chain of 14 tropical islands where Saipan is the capital as well as the largest tropical island of the United States Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands - CNMI. It is also the Principal Island and commercial center of the Northern Mariana Islands.

Saipan stretches 400 miles (north to south) along the edge of the Marianas Trench where the deepest part of the ocean and the deepest location on Earth is situated.

Geographically, Saipan is positioned at Latitude of 15° 7' 13" N and Longitude 145° 43' 49" E and is about 12 mi (19 km) long and 5.6 mi (9.0 km) wide.

By plane, Saipan is about 45 minutes from Guam, 3 hours from Japan, 4 hours from the Philippines, 15 hours from California and 6.5 hours from Sydney, Australia. Book flights to Saipan and enjoy the most popular destination in the Marianas an escape paradise from busy city life.

Travel to Saipan an island renowned for its WWII attractions, duty-free shopping, vibrant nightlife and festivals. The professionally designed golf courses where you can relax and experience the bright turquoise skies, warm breezes lined with sandy beaches and an offshore coral reef, which makes up a large lagoon, Saipan’s picturesque appearance is striking the crystal clear waters, pristine beautiful beaches attracting scores of locals and tourists alike for their great swimming, tanning, diving, snorkeling and other outdoor water activities is another reason this destination is a must see.

With breathtaking natural landscapes of the island, which can be explored by car, moped, bike or by walking, paired with excellent duty free shopping, delicious cuisine, fantastic golf courses and cultural festivals, like the Annual Flame Tree Arts Festival; Saipan represents its claim for being a world class destinations.

Saipan Voted Best Destination for Families

(english.chosun.com) — Flight attendants are the latest to weigh in on the debate about the world’s best travel destinations. Asiana Airlines asked 1,825 of its cabin crew members for their preferences for different travel purposes.


As for family-oriented vacations with children, Saipan came out on top with 46 percent. Respondents cited the natural environment, recreational facilities and relatively short flying time from Seoul, according to survey results released on Thursday. Read more...

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