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The Grotto

Grotto Dr, Mariana Islands
+1 670-233-0670
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Pretty but hard work

The grotto is fairly pretty, but it's 110 slippy steps down and back up. I'm not sure it's worth it... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Sue R
Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
Swimming in a cave

This is another must see location on Saipan. It is relatively small, but very cool to see and even... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Rodney R
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“scuba diving” (12 reviews)
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Grotto Dr, Mariana Islands
+1 670-233-0670
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The grotto is fairly pretty, but it's 110 slippy steps down and back up. I'm not sure it's worth it if you're not going to snorkel.

Thank Sue R
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is another must see location on Saipan. It is relatively small, but very cool to see and even better to swim in. Lots of interesting fish. Cool light from below where the sunlight filters in through the tunnel at the bottom. (Never attempt to...More

Thank Rodney R
Reviewed 11 November 2017 via mobile

You must be in good health and shape to visit. It has a steep wooden stairway to go down to The Grotto and back. Tour guides are suggested but we went by ourselves. Warm water clear and and blue. We stayed in over an hour...More

Thank David Swearengi... S
Reviewed 6 November 2017

Wow, this was a short hike down and a bit harder back up but must be on everyone's bucket list in Saipan...the beauty, just wow!

Thank deew906
Reviewed 16 October 2017

We did two dives at this location. You gear up in the parking lot and then descend down 100 steps so it is not an easy site to access. The hike back up after the dives is even more exhausting. It is also overcrowded with...More

Thank Daniel J
Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

There are so many tourists going and you could hit somebody whenever you want to swim. The water is clear but there are not much to see.

Thank wytjz
Reviewed 8 October 2017

i go scuba diving and snorkeling both. Both are great. But scuba diving at grotto is quiet exhausting and needs for u to be experienced.

Thank 혜진 오
Reviewed 29 September 2017 via mobile

It's good to see the blue light reflected from the Blue Cave. The water is cool enough to cool you down from the hot weather. But this is not a spot you would stay for long. You will get bored from this scene very soon.

Thank Desmond L
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

Against my better judgment they talked me into this situation. One hundred steps down and the place was packed with tourists standing on the big rock I presumed that I would have jumped off, into the snorkeling area. The people were like sea lions clinging...More

2  Thank Jim W
Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

Th Grotto is probably most special for those who will dive or snorkel there. I did neither just walked down to see the place. Still, I enjoyed that. It's a fairly unique location. The stairs are steep, but they weren't too bad for me. Some...More

Thank Mathyew
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21 July 2017|
Response from David Swearengi... S | Reviewed this property |
Yes, that is how we did it. You just meed to watch the tide and stay a safe distance from the rocks.