We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Review Highlights

Intersting drive getting to top of Mt. Tapochao. Once there, beautiful 360-view of all of Saipan... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
See the whole Idland

Made it to the top in the Yaris! Road can be steep and a little rocky but worth the climb... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
via mobile
Read all 200 reviews
All photos (173)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good26%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“degree view”(8 reviews)
“highest point”(4 reviews)
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
Mariana Islands
Improve This Listing
Recommended experiences in and around Saipan
from US$ 299.00
More Info
from US$ 299.00
More Info
from US$ 50.00
More Info
Reviews (200)
Filter reviews
71 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviews degree view the entire island highest point toyota corolla gravel road historical information bumpy ride sunny day worth a visit suv battle cloudy plaques
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 71 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Intersting drive getting to top of Mt. Tapochao. Once there, beautiful 360-view of all of Saipan and Tinian. Nice place for peace and relaxation. Amazing views of varying ocean hues from aquamarine to navy blue!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 808Sunshine
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Made it to the top in the Yaris! Road can be steep and a little rocky but worth the climb. Amazing to see Saipan from this view.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank 225janf
Reviewed 19 December 2018

Mt. Tapochao is a place that you should visit at least once when you're in Saipan. It's the highest point on Saipan and the view does not disappoint. For a taste.of what the island's Catholic faithful do every year, consider hiking there from the foot...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank U1426VSericp
Reviewed 11 July 2018

Made a couple trips to Mt. Tapochao during our stay. One was a nice clear day and we were able to see most of the island. There are informative boards talking about the WWII Battle for the island with references to what you are seeing...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank 687JamesD
Reviewed 4 June 2018

The road to the top is not paved, but is in fair shape; we did it in a toyota corolla without any problems. You can see the whole island from the viewpoint. There are some interpretative signs discussing the stages of the battle for Saipan

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Mitch T
Reviewed 30 April 2018

I actually just stumbled up to Mt. Tapochao while driving around the island...what a pleasant surprise! Definitely worth the drive - I made it up in a small sedan (it was a bumpy ride, but it's possible!) Lots of WW2 History to read about up...More

Date of experience: May 2017
1  Thank natsvagabonding
Reviewed 6 March 2018

Absolutely worth the drive BUT don't bring a sports car or a small car on the road up the mountain. It is a very rough ride. You need a truck or an SUV. But the view!!!! Don't miss it!

Date of experience: January 2018
2  Thank Toni W
Reviewed 3 March 2018

The road up to the top may be a tad intimidating for a mainlander but it is well worth it. The 360 degree view of the island is SO worth it. Just beautiful and inspiring to see the sparkling water surrounding this gorgeous island.

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank Candace L
Reviewed 25 February 2018

Great view - you can see almost the entire island from here. Before heading up the mountain, take a look at it from a distance. Sometimes weather at the top is different than at the bottom - need to go when it is not dark...More

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank stevek66-2
Reviewed 29 January 2018 via mobile

The absolute best view of the island geographically. From this perch you can see the initial advantage the Japanese had in the campaign, however as the tables turned the absolute futility of their efforts were staring the right in the face.

Date of experience: January 2018
1  Thank Darla P
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 33 nearby hotels
Coral Ocean Golf Resort
46 reviews
1.27 km away
Gold Beach Hotel
5 reviews
2.87 km away
Serenti Hotel Saipan
38 reviews
3.41 km away
Summer Holiday Hotel
17 reviews
3.41 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 133 nearby restaurants
Shirley's Coffee Shop
104 reviews
3.40 km away
300 reviews
3.52 km away
Thai House
67 reviews
3.47 km away
Hard Rock Cafe Saipan
343 reviews
3.70 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 79 nearby attractions
Micro Beach
251 reviews
4.25 km away
American Memorial Park
305 reviews
4.08 km away
T Galleria by DFS, Saipan
239 reviews
3.73 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
3 October 2018|
Response from 687JamesD | Reviewed this property |
Yes. I suggest a Jeep type vehicle. We had a Corolla and did it a couple times, but road is very very rough. Take it easy if you rent a car.