What to do - Sites

Saipan, Tinian and Rota each present a wealth of historic, cultural and geographic sites that highlight the unique richness of the Northern Marianas.  The best part is, you can easily visit a number of significant sites in a single day due to the intimacy of these small islands.

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Beach Sites

Chalan Kanoa Beach (Tamat, Aquarius and Sugar Dock)


A favorite among locals for the wide white sand beaches, and occasional winter waves, Chalan Kanoa Beach stretches from Hopwood Jr. High School at its southern beginning to Sugar Dock at its northern end.  Surfers can often be seen from the months of September through December trying to catch waves, a rarity on Saipan, that make their way in through a channel opening just south of Sugar Dock. 

The Sugar Dock, constructed during the Japanese period as the main loading point for sugar bound for Japan from the Saipan sugar mill, is a boat launch and a favorite among local kids who use it as a diving platform.  Any spot along Chalan Kanoa Beach is also a wonderful place to experience Saipan's awe-inspiring sunsets.

Covered picnic huts with tables are located at various areas along the beach.

Sites on Saipan.

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