Where is Saipan?

Saipan is a little slice of heaven located in the Western Pacific Ocean.  It’s about 120 miles North of Guam and approximately a three hour flight from Japan. If you’re one of those techie types, Saipan is located at (15°10’51”N, 145°45’21”E).  It’s also nine time zones ahead of Washington, a fourteen hour difference.

  • Saipan is the capitol of the Northern Mariana Islands, named after Spanish Queen Mariana in the 17th century.
  • The islands are also known as Ladron islands or Isle de los Ladrones (Island of Thieves).
  • The Mariana Islands have been ruled by the Spanish, Germans, Japanese, and the United States.
  • The indigenous population is Chamorro
  • Saipan is a U.S. protectorate and its inhabitants are U.S. citizens
  • Saipan is one of the five insular areas on the United States.  The other ones are Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, Guam, and American Samoa.
  • The population of Saipan decreased nearly 25% in the past ten years


If you’re interested in visiting Saipan, you have come to the right place!  Learn all about the island: it’s restaurants, hotels, nightlife, and activities. You can also read up on what life is really like by reading the daily adventures of the island attorney.

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