Endless Ocean Views, Endless Island Fun

The Northern Mariana Islands, more simply known as The Marianas, are an easy warm-weather escape in the western Pacific Ocean. Once you’re on the islands of this U.S. commonwealth, the only difficult decision you’ll have to make is whether to sunbathe on a beautiful beach, try your luck at a casino, play golf with dazzling views of the Philippine Sea or go scuba diving in a World War II shipwreck.

Though the Northern Marianas consists of 14 islands in total, the most popular are Saipan, Tinian, and Rota. Saipan, the largest of The Marianas, has an area of 115.4 square kilometers. It takes about hour to traverse the island by car. Start on the sand – specifically, the blazing white shoreline of Micro Beach, popular among locals and visitors alike. Then, head to the many, many others offering lush tropical scenery and a whole range of activities. If you’re feeling adventurous, there’s always jungle treks, cavern dives and night diving.

Aerial view of El Yunque Peak.

Who says you can't include the sun, beach and sand during your travels? The historic Banzai Cliff at the northern tip of Saipan island in the Northern Mariana Islands is perfect for stargazing during the night. Beach bum by day, and astro-enthusiast by night!

History of NMI

Such a Great History

The Islands’ storied past – and especially its indigenous Chamorro and Carolinian cultures – is very much alive everywhere you look. Archeological sites, prehistoric stone structures and small villages engage you with people, past and present. Spring and summer’s San Vicente Fiesta and San Antonio Festival introduce you to Chamorro and Carolinian food, dance and music.

View of a luxury suite at the Royal Isabela.

View of the Kensington luxury resort in Saipan.

Where to Stay

Whether you want to hide away in a luxury resort, find a historic hotel in the heart of Saipan, experience traditional Mariana Island hospitality or post up with friends and family in a comfortable vacation rental, you'll find no shortage of lodging options.

Hotels on the Mariana Islands

Resorts on the Mariana Islands