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Anyone know the Rota island.

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Anyone know the Rota island.

In google I found the Rota island near Saipan, but I cannot find it anywhere in tripadvisor, anyone know where i can located this island in tripadvisor?

meanwhile, is any accomodation on the island?

Also, there are several island in Mariana Islands, but only Tinian, guam and tianin are popular, is other islands avialbe for stay ?

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1. Re: Anyone know the Rota island.

i stayed in rota back in the 90s. it is very quiet, not alot of toursits. u can fly in from saipan and guam. not sure where i stayed.

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Rota is a smaller island just north of Saipan, you can see it. Planes fly to it and ferrys boat to it. There are casino's there and it is very popular with Chinese (and a smaller number of Japanese) tourists who come to Saipan just to gamble on Rota.

Other than gambling Saipan offers better destinations for tourists.

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Thank u do much. But fo you mean tianing island? Because i know tianing is famous for gambling, and for rota, from very limited information,i know it is an island with very few tourist and is peaceful...

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Hi, and greetings from Saipan!

The islands go as follows: Saipan, Tinian, Rota, Guam. Rota is closer to Guam, between Saipan and Guam. There is limited number of flights daily (from Saipan once a day) and some times there are none. There is no way to get to Rota by sea.

Rota is the least populated from the 4 populated islands in Mariana archipelago I just mentioned. The rest of the islands have no civilization, they are wild and there is no transportation to them.

There is only one reasonable place to stay there, although a little pricey. Look for Rota Resort and Golf Club. The rooms are great (2,3 and 4 bedroom apartments), view is amazing and they have one of the few currently working restaurants on the island, also spa. As much as I know, the resort also have a package with airfare from Saipan to Rota, that was a good deal.

If you decide to visit Rota, it would be because of your great love to unique and almost virgin nature - this is what Rota offers, and great diving. Don't expect any entertainment. Bring everything you need with yourself, up to the small things. The stores are almost empty (mostly can food to be found there) and the prices are much higher than the same stuff on the other islands. Plan to rent a car as this is the only way to move around.

Again, if you love nature and ancient history, every penny you spend to get to Rota and to stay there, will be worth.

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Hi Saipantrek,

Thank you so much for your answer, which is very helpful. I am considering stay in Rota for 1 or 2 nights, and is think whether I need to rent a car, is there any car rental service on that island?

I am not a diver, since I may go for OW years later, so I may only snorkeling, do you think Rota has any place suitable for snorkeling or swim?

Thanks:)

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Hi Dtt L,

I am glad my reply was helpful.

The rent-a-car office is at the Rota Airport. If I am not mistaken, Hertz and Budget, maybe also Dollar rent-a-car. You will to rent a car to go around, as Rota doesn't have public transportation

Most of the Rota beaches are not good for snorkeling as the coral reef is too close to the beach. However I highly recommend you to check on the map the spot called Swimming Hall. It is a small swimming area by the beach in the coral reef full with tropical fish. The beach is nice too.

One of the best beaches in Mariana islands is also in Rota, called Teteto Beach, also highly recommended.

And last, there is an amazing place for snorkeling called Coral Garden. Coral Garden is Marine Preserve area and it is accessible from the beach. However, in order to get to the beach you have to go through a private territory, so first you need approval from the landlord.

What you can do is check with the local scuba diving store for their diving schedule and go to Coral Garden by their boat - their customers would dive there and you can only snorkel. Check if they have any other snorkeling spots in their mind which I may not be aware of.

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7. Re: Anyone know the Rota island.

Saipantrek, thank you so much! So you mean there is local scuba store or travel agency in the Rota island?

I am also interested in activities in Saipan island, and I have watched the video you uploaded and is very interested. Do you work in an travel agency in Saipan? If yes, could you provide me with your website or fee quotation?

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Hi Dtt L,

Yes, in Rota there is local scuba diving center (or at least there was last year, I hope it didn't close).

Here on Saipan, I work at "Marianas Trekking", the company provide optional tours. http://www.marianastrekking.com

I can see you are in China. If you need a travel agency for Saipan, you may check "Century Tours", they bring most of the customers from China to Saipan. I am not sure if they will assist you with Rota...

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Also a previous poster is incorrect. There is currently no casino on Rota--but there are plans in the works for one. The casino is on Tinian, which is visible from Saipan, but no longer offers ferry service.

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