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Address: Garapan, Mariana Islands

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Great place for snorkeling

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Chef-Donn G
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Guam, Mariana Islands
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Guam, Mariana Islands
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54 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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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Thank Chef-Donn G
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6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Lake Havasu City, Arizona
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68 reviews
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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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Thank GregnAZ
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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Thank Ryan E
Seoul, South Korea
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525 reviews
81 attraction reviews
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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
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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Thank boyboyk
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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Thank kirksan
Singapore
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25 reviews
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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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Thank RoadLessTravelled999
Saipan, Mariana Islands
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 16, 2015

Water is the cleanest on Island. Probably cleaner than most beaches I've been to in the Pacific Ocean. No bathrooms or showers. The parks and recreation crews could do a better job cleaning the fallen trees and debris a bit better but the beach and water were gorgeous.

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Thank Paul F
Tokyo, Japan
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114 reviews
23 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 15, 2015

You'll probably have to rent a car to get to this beach. The road there is beat up, but the parking is ample and there is a security guard. Extremely clean and great snorkeling with the most interesting fish we saw on our trip. Free and easy!

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