Northern Mariana Islands
Northern Marianas include of 14 tropical islands stretching
across 400 miles, adjacent to the famed Marianas trench
with the world's greatest known ocean depth of nearly
Saipan, the most populated island in the group and a
popular resort destination, is endowed with blue lagoons,
white sand beaches and verdant hills. The clear waters
of the island and its coral reefs are home to more than
a thousand colorful and exotic species of marine life.
Rota is relatively undeveloped and offers a chance to
experience the natural beauty of the Marianas. The dense
jungle, prolific wildlife and solitary stretches of
white sand beaches remain largely undisturbed.
Lush, living reefs with hundreds of species of tropical
fish, coral, sponges and crustaceans can be seen in
crystal clear waters. Fascinating wrecks from World
War II -- airplanes, submarines, tanks, ships -- can
be seen in this virgin diving territory.