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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Historical Sites

Tonga Cave


On the outskirt of Rota's largest village of Songsong, lies Tonga Cave.  Stalagtites and stalagmites adorn the cave’s high ceilings and floors.   Oddly placed concrete pads inside the cave, point to its use during the Japanese administration as a hospital during WWII.  The cave was also used by local residents as a shelter during typhoons and once was home to a colony of "Little Marianas Fruit Bats".  Fagpi, white seabirds with an extremely extended tailfeather, now make Tonga Cave their home, and can be seen flying around their caveside nests.

Sites on Rota.