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Obyan Beach

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Address: Garapan, Mariana Islands

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Beautiful long sand beach worth a visit

Obyan Beach is already one of my favorite spots on Saipan after just one visit. This beach is just slightly off the beaten path at the extreme south end of the island and very... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Eagle, Idaho
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Eagle, Idaho
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Obyan Beach is already one of my favorite spots on Saipan after just one visit. This beach is just slightly off the beaten path at the extreme south end of the island and very close to the airport. The road into the beach area is unpaved but it is passable with any car with just a bit of caution. Once... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The beach itself is not much to write about (other than the amazing view), but it was nice as a dive site. I used it as a refresher after a few years away from diving. There are dozens of different fish and corral - even a few sea turtles. Enjoy!

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Thank Kyle H
Guam, Mariana Islands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2016 via mobile

In my opinion, this is the best place on the island for snorkeling. There are lots of tropical fish to see and it's relatively safe for people with minimal snorkeling skills. I hesitate to write this review because I would hate to see this beautiful place ruined by tourists who won't respect nature...but...this place is beautiful and should be added... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2016

Blue water. Lots of coral. Great little right hander just over the reef. Be cautious when the tide is pulling out.

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Thank Glenn P
Tamuning, Mariana Islands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2016 via mobile

This is a beautiful beach, but takes an effort to get there. Great place to snorkel, picnic, swim, relax.

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Shanghai, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2016 via mobile

First of all, if you are renting a car to go to this beach, get one made for the rough roads. This beach is very near ladder beach and to reach both, you need something a little more substantial than a sports car. We decided to visit this place on a whim and came back a second day because we... More 

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Seoul, South Korea
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2016

During our trip to Saipan, we went twice to the Obyan beach to start our dives - in the morning and at night. The sand is white and the water very clean, and most of the time, the beach is desert. There's an immense and unspoiled reef just in front of the beach, with plenty of flora and fauna. During... More 

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Guam, Mariana Islands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 26, 2016

Get a rental SUV when going down there. A rough ride, but once your down to the beach, it is worth your effort! Bring some toiletry supplies. Also bring allot of drinking water, it can get hot sitting on the sandy shores. Great place to snorkel and just relax.

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Yokosuka, Japan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2015

Its a bit of a drive down a rough road, but worth it for the beach snorkeling. Go in the late afternoon.

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Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 25, 2015

A night dive on a deserted beach, a little difficult getting out past the rocky shore, and then explodes in to gullies and rocky outcrops. Highlight was to come across the tiniest octopus that I have ever seen, at about 1 1/2 cms in size.

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