Saipan is about 120 mi (190 km) north of Guam and 5 nautical miles (9.3 km) northeast of Tinian, from which it is separated by the Saipan Channel
.Saipan has much history embedded in Spanish -American War, World War 1 ,and 2. From 1565 to 1899 Saipan was under control of Spain. During this time Saipan became a port for mostly European ships as a supply station for food and water. After the Spanish-American war in 1898, Spain then sold Saipan to Germany in 1899. Germany controlled Saipan until 1914. In 1914, during World War I, the island was captured by Japan. During World War II the U.S.-led Allied invasion and capture of the island in July 1944.
Saipan is an Island rich with history and beauty. Today Saipan has become a tourist destination with beautiful beaches, lavish guesthouses, professional golf courses, amazing restaurants to satisfy your vacation desires.
Chamorros can explain far better than I can.
Landmarks in Saipan