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Top Saipan Outdoor Activities & Adventures

Saipan is a tropical adventure playground for a reason. It has the best diving spots in the world, golf courses with over-the-ocean holes, and hikes that start in the forest and end at the sea. Get the top outdoor activities and adventures in Saipan below.

Saipan Scuba Diving

Diving in Saipan is one of the top outdoor activities for a reason— it’s a scuba diver’s paradise with some of the best diving spots in the world.

The indigo waters of The Grotto call to scuba enthusiasts from across the globe to suit up and enter a water wonderland that you might see featured in a National Geographic documentary. Capture ethereal out-of-this-world underwater images that will make your Instagram followers envious as you dive below the caves. Go with a diving instructor or tour group and wear reef shoes for the walk down; we recommend not wearing flip flops.

Lau Lau Beach has some of the best visibility and marine life for Saipan diving with the added benefit of the shortest walking distance for shore dives. You’ll be treated to a visual buffet of fish, turtles, and tiger rays. Lau Lau Beach is a good diving spot for beginners.

Walking and Hiking in Saipan

Saipan Hiking and Walking trails will treat you to stunning views of the ocean, and surrounding islands. Stay active during your stay with hikes and walks across this adventure island.

Start your walk in Saipan in the forest and end at the beach at the famed Old Man by the Sea Hike. This walking trail is great for families and can be done in 15 minutes or longer depending on who is in tow. The Forbidden Island Hike is another one that ends at the beach where you can do some cave exploring, but we recommend going with a guide. Bring reef shoes so you can explore the shore and rock outcrops along the beach after your hike. There are lots of small rock pools that will be like your own private natural aquarium so pack your snorkel and goggles too.

Looking for a challenging hike in Saipan? The Mount Tapochau Trail will tick all the boxes. Elevation? Yes. Views? Better than the best. With coconut refreshments at the top of the mountain, you’ll be able to replenish those lost electrolytes with tropical ease. Mount Tapochau is also a historical landmark in Saipan with information boards dotted along the track about its role in World War II.

Golf in Saipan

If it’s your first time playing in tropical weather, Lao Lao Golf Course is one of the best golf courses on the island. You can save money and play the West Course with its challenging water features and layout. The East Course is a little pricier, but if you’re looking for the best scenic golfing on the island with over-the-ocean holes, it’s worth indulging.

Kingfisher Golf Links is all about the coastal tropical view. This palm-tree-dotted course is a stunning place to play a round of dynamic golf in Saipan that cleverly incorporates the natural rock formations into the course.

Saipan Country Club is a great course if you’re looking to fit in a round of golf quickly between meetings or beach swims. It’s an ideal golf course in Saipan for beginners that’s sans fuss and frills where you’re welcome to just walk in and start playing.

Skydiving in Saipan

Skydive above the clouds and rainbows of Saipan. Take in the breathtaking views of the entire island that’ll distract you from any fear of heights you may have. The price of skydiving in Saipan is high, but for this once-in-a-lifetime experience and the skydiving family you’ll become a part of, it’s worth it. Included in most skydiving packages in Saipan are equipment, the flight up, and hotel pick-up and drop-off. Most places will charge extra for video footage.

Bike Riding in Saipan

With 348 kilometers of bicycle-friendly tracks in Saipan, there’s a course for every level of fitness and expertise. Spend a morning cycling in Saipan along Beach Road on the east coast of the island that casually winds along the beach, however, keep in mind that the Saipan Beach Pathway is off-limits to cyclists. There are day packages you can find on TripAdvisor that combine a downhill bike adventure and grotto snorkeling that promises to activate your adrenaline as you ride from mountain to sea.

Go Kart and ATV Buggy Adventures in Saipan

Speed around the best go-kart course in Saipan surrounded by lush green grass and rolling hills in the distance. This seaside circuit is fun, affordable, and great family activity in Saipan. Parents can ride with kids in the Kids Kart, but if you’re looking for some serious go-karting speed, try the FK-9 Kart. Take your outdoor adventure off-road on an ATV jungle buggy, along hidden trails that lead to secluded beaches. Hit the practice area first before you speed through the jungle, in a buggy for one or two, as you explore Saipan on four wheels in this fun outdoor adventure in Saipan.

Explore like a local. Get in touch with our Crowne Plaza Resort Saipan concierge team for the best tips, advice, and tours when you’re out on a mission.

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