About Northern Mariana Islands
The Northern Mariana Islands are a collection of 15 islands located in the western Pacific Ocean between Hawaii and the Philippines. The islands are one of the U.S inhabited territories and many of them have their own individual wonders to behold.
The Blue Grotto, for example, located off the isle of Saipan, is one such mystical place. It is a collapsed karst cave that has filled with seawater over time. There is a car park by the grotto with a solitary emergency phone powered by sunlight. A total of 109 steps lead down to shockingly clear water. The water is so clear that the rocks from the bottom can be seen, and the pool is 18m deep at points. It is a famed diving spot and absolutely breathtaking to see.
Or if you have a Japanese friend or relative, you can pay respects at Suicide Cliff on the Isle of Tinian. The site is named as it is the location of a Japanese War Memorial to those hundreds of Japanese who jumped to their deaths rather than become captured during WWII. It is a sobering experience and harbours a deep sense of respect.
The Northern Mariana Islands are perfect for tourists who are looking to see some lesser known wonders of the world. Plus with numerous hiking trails about the islands, you can spend days exploring the vast tropical islands!