Saipan as weekend destination

The main industry on the island is Tourism.  Folks from Japan, Korea, China and Russia will pop over for a short trip, to get out of the cold.  Or to escape the pressures of urban life, if only for a few days.

 

It is really perfectly located for a little getaway from those departure points, and only 1 hour timezone difference from both Seoul and Japan.

DSC00522

DSC00052

 

As a result there are plenty of vacation-friendly choices on Saipan: resorts with full-service spas, golf courses, water sport businesses (scuba diving is especially popular but so are paddleboarding and parasailing for those who may not be as strong swimmers), jungle ATV tours, beachfront chapels for destination weddings, etc.

 

109

Having visited both Seoul and Tokyo, I am much more aware of how precious the time away from crowds & subways is for Saipan tourists.  Make the most of it, you guys!

052

Advertisements

2 thoughts on “Saipan as weekend destination

  1. Hi Claire, Thinking of you as you head to Seattle and then on to Saipan! I hope you can connect with the friends you made before. Love, Aunt Mary Lou >

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Thanks, Mary Lou! Saipan is a very transitional place. Lots of folks we knew before will still be there, but many won’t (sniff). We are looking forward to going back…We leave in less than 48 hrs!

    Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s