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The Grotto

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Address: Grotto Dr, Mariana Islands
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+1 670-233-0670

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Gorgeous "One of a Kind" Place - A MUST SEE

This place is gorgeous. There is no other place like it in the World and I think if you are traveling to Saipan, then you should definitely make time to visit the Grotto. It's... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 14 September 2016
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Guam, Mariana Islands
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Guam, Mariana Islands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

This place is gorgeous. There is no other place like it in the World and I think if you are traveling to Saipan, then you should definitely make time to visit the Grotto. It's great for snorkeling or scuba diving...or just a quick swim! Don't miss out seeing this attraction!

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Eagle, Idaho
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

The Grotto on Saipan is absolutely amazing. This is without question, a must visit site for anyone who is a fan or snorkeling or diving. My wife and I were fortunate to visit on a calm and beautiful morning and although there was a very large tour group entering the water just as we arrived, the area was large enough... More 

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Sun Valley-Ketchum, Idaho
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

We had a car rental so we just drove to the Grotto and happened to meet a tour guide in the parking lot. He said tourists need a guide to snorkel and swim in the Grotto for safety reasons. He ended up taking us for $30 p person. We have two teens and a 7 year old and didn't mind... More 

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Okinawa Prefecture, Japan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016

I visited the Grotto on three separate dives (two day, one night) with Axe Murderer Tours. This is an exceptional place to dive and has multiple different paths that lead to the open ocean under the water's surface. Highly recommend diving there during both day and night to see things like turtles, octopi, lobsters, the occasional curious shark, and the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016

We did snorkelling that day, actually it was a blustery day that morning and we were told that the Grotto was closed because of the security problem and they didn't know when it would be reopen cuz it depends on weather, but we were so lucky finally it was reopen that afternoon, the coach gave everyone the life jacket, were... More 

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Washington, DC
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016

Although you can view the grotto from a deck at street level, trek down several dozen uneven steps and experience it close up. Posted signs state no swimming, but lots of folks climb the rocks and jump into the dark aqua water. Bring water shoes if you plan to hop in. The cavelike rock formation above with stalactite formations is... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2016 via mobile

Don't go on a Sunday. We were told it's the most crowded day of the week. You couldn't spend much time looking around because other visitors would get in your way and there weren't many fish to see. Probably due to so many people. Other than that it was very cool to see. The water is surprisingly clear.

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Lisbon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

I did scuba diving there. I recommend it, even to non divers, since you can just snorkel. It gets a little crowded sometimes, but it's worth the visit. Keep in mind that you will have to go up and down multiple steps...

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Saipan, Mariana Islands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

I like this place a lot. One just has to be extra careful when walking down the flight of stairs, which is about 112 steps. I would think that this is a good place for people to swim because the water looks so clean and plus, no sand to deal with after. I went there when the water was calm... More 

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Guam, Mariana Islands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2016

Another Saipan Gem! You must see this place. Make sure you bring your swim suit and gear. Also, bring a camera to take some memorable photos! Just a beautiful place. It is worth the trip!

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