Home of the annual “Pika Festival,” Tinian, a neighboring island just three miles south of Saipan, is easily accessible through a short hop on a plane.
The crystal water, colorful marine life, and pristine coral reefs surrounding the island offer excellent snorkeling, scuba diving, and fishing. Abandoned Shinto shrines, canons in caves and ruins in the jungle are ready to tell their stories.
Tinian is about 5 nautical miles southwest of Saipan, separated by the Saipan Channel. It has a land area of 39 square miles, with its highest elevation at Mount Lasso (561 ft).
The island has a variety of flora and fauna, and limestone cliffs and caves. The Tinian monarch is the island’s only endemic bird species and it is threatened by habitat loss. There is a variety of marine life and coral reefs surrounding the island.
See pre-historic remains of ancient indigenous Chamorro culture, including the ruins of the House of Taga. World War II relics abound, including the Atomic Bomb Pits used to load the atomic bombs dropped in Hiroshima and Nagasaki. During WWII Tinian had the busiest airport in the world, and you can still drive those extensive runways today that played a pivotal role in ending the deadliest war known to mankind.
Stretches of secluded beaches offer the perfect setting for a romantic getaway, or perhaps a destination wedding with a breathtaking backdrop of Tinian’s pristine surroundings.
Full Scale Casino
Tinian is home to Micronesia’s only full scale international standards gaming casino. An opulent, marble lined resort houses the casino, luxury accommodations and many other amenities.
Tinian Hot Pepper Festival
Every year, Tinian showcases the internationally famous ‘donni sali’ at the annual island festival. Be sure to check our calendar for information!
Flame Tree Arts Festival
April through August, the coasts of Tinian and Saipan are illuminated with blooming flame trees. This is the perfect time to visit and experience the annual Flame Tree Arts Festival in April.