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Garapan travel guide

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You're Going to Love Saipan

Located a stone's throw away from Guam, the island of Saipan is an inviting tourist destination with its wonderful tropical weather, white sandy beaches, and rich culture, natural resources, and history.

Saipan is the biggest and most populated island in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands and is part of the United States of America. Magical Saipan features majestic swaying palm trees, azure waters, and a cool, crisp breeze all year round. It's little wonder that it's known as one of America's most beautiful places.

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What to do in Saipan

When to Visit Saipan

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Temperatures in Saipan barely vary all year round. However, the dry months are December through March, which then gives way to the warmest and hottest months starting May through July. However, these happen to be the busiest months. If you want to avoid high prices and crowds, traveling during the off-peak seasons (June to August) and holidays is your best bet for tranquil and crowd-free touring.

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Where to Stay in Saipan

From the luxurious Hyatt Regency, the auspicious Fiesta Resort and Spa, which are excellent for the luxury seeker, to the affordable G.T. Guest House and the perfect budget option Garapan Guest House, Saipan has something for everyone. A lot of hotels are clustered in the Garapan neighborhood, which gives you access to good shopping options and to Micro Beach. San Antonio in the island's southwest pocket is home to the island's craft beer brewery, Franken Brau.

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Most of the shopping centers in Saipan are in Garapan. T Galleria by DFS is here and features some big high-end outlets, including Louis Vuitton, Chanel, and Ralph Lauren. Here, you can also shop for fragrances, fine liquor, and accessories. Garapan is also home to a lively a street market (Tuesday and Thursday evenings), where you can buy souvenirs and yummy food.

Supermarkets and Food Stores

I Love Saipan is one of the most iconic shopping plazas here with a wide display of novelty ware. The store has souvenirs and clothing, and the ground level is stocked with foodstuff. Typical prices in Saipan vary from $10 for basic lunch in the city center, $3.90 for 2lb of tomatoes, $5 for 2 lb. of potatoes and $14 for a bottle of good quality, red wine, which can be bought at I Love Saipan.

Where to Eat in Saipan

Hiro Japanese restaurant is known for traditional and modern Japanese cuisine made with local produce. Lunch starts at about $8. Casa Urashima caters to those with sophisticated palettes. Its à la carte menu offers Japanese and Italian specialties. Kinpachi features Japanese staples including teppanyaki, tempura, sashimi, sushi, and ramen. There is also a variety of fresh seafood, and if you bring your own fish, they prepare it for a fee. A decent, cheap meal can be had for between $10 and $20 in Saipan.