Forbidden Island Tour
Q: 1. Is the Forbidden Island Tour Difficult? Can a beginner join this tour? What can we do there?
A: Forbidden Island is a marine sanctuary, it is undeveloped and perhaps the most beautiful area on all of Saipan. The ocean and beach areas are protected by law. There is no fishing, jet skiing, or taking of coral. Any items taken in must be carried out. The hike in to Forbidden Island is a little bit hard. Participants should be healthy, eat breakfast, and get enough sleep the night before. During your tour we’ll hike in, visit an interesting cave pool, and snorkel in a beautiful natural pool. The views and scenery on this tour are amazing, very few people have the chance to visit this area of Saipan.
Q: What kind of clothes should we wear for Forbidden?
A: We suggest light, easy drying long sleeves and pants for the hike in, however some people prefer short pants and a t-shirt. A hat is also recommended if you don’t bring one we’ll be happy to lend you one. We also have a selection of hiking shoes that you can use free of charge. Please wear your swim suit if you want to swim at Forbidden. Some people also like to wear gloves.
Q: Can I pay by Credit card or Travelers check?
A: Yes you can.
Q: Are you going to close the tour on rainy day?
A: No. We are prepared to deal with rain, and our adventures will continue!
We will close the tour if there is a typhoon etc. in that case we will call your room.
We accept changes, and cancellations up to five p.m. the day prior to your adventure free of charge. Cancellations after five p.m. the day before are subject to a 100% cancellation charge.
Q: Can we swim at Grotto?
A: Yes you can jump in to the Grotto, it is amazing! We have mask & snorkel & Life jacket for you. Swimming depends on the day’s ocean condition. Our guides check the condition each day. If you need optical lens mask, please bring it with you or put in your contact lens. We stop at the Grotto during Bike Adventure and Eco Adventure.
What should we bring for tours?
Q: Should I bring something for the Bike Adventure Express& Eco Adventure Express?
A: Yes. Please bring your socks and small towel. And put your swimsuits on if you want to swim at Grotto.
Q: Should we bring something for the Bike Adventure Full course and Eco Adventure Full course?
A: Yes. Please bring your socks and small towel. Wear your swimsuit if you want to swim at Grotto, and a change of clothes for after spa..
Q: Should I bring something for the Kayak and BBQ & Snorkeling tour?
A: Yes. Please wear your swimsuit and bring a small towel, also bring a change of clothes for after the spa.
Q: Should we bring something for the Forbidden Island tour?
A: Yes. Please bring your socks and small towel. Please wear your swimsuit if you want to swim, also bring a change of clothes for after the spa.
Q: What can I do at Mandi Asian Spa?
A: Mandi Spa is the nicest spa in all of Micronesia http://www.marianaresort.com/spa/index.htm
It is located next to our office, on a hillside overlooking the beautiful Philippine Sea. It is perhaps the best place to relax in all of Saipan. It features a swimming pool, Jacuzzi, cold pool, waterfall, library, both outdoor and indoor showers, flower bath, sauna, steam room, locker room, and restaurant.
Entrance is normally $30, but is included in the price of many of our adventures. Enjoy!
Note: If you wish to make a reservation for massage there are a variety of courses available for an additional charge. Please arrange with your travel agent for advanced bookings or with spa staff at Mandi Spa. (322-0770)
Q: Can I make reservation when I get there? I am worried about the weather…
A: Yes, you can. But advanced reservations are recommended to ensure that you can participate in the adventure that you want to go on. Our company specializes in custom adventures for small groups, and during busy season many times we fill up. You can make an advance reservation through our website or with your travel agent. Our Local Reservation number is 1-670-237-2049, and our office number is 1-670-323-8735
Q: When should I schedule my tour?
A: We recommend that you come with us on your first full day in Saipan! All of our tours will give you a good first look at things, you will learn some history, see the best places, taste local style food, and experience the wonder of the ocean with those who really know it. This will really help you enjoy the rest of your vacation that much more. If the weather is bad, or your plans change, call us or e-mail us, the day before 17:00 and we can change your schedule free of charge. Want to know a good place to visit, or a good place to eat? Just ask your guide, we want you to enjoy your adventure, but also your entire Saipan experience.
About Rental Bike
Q: What time can I use?
A: Bike Rental is open from 8:30am to 17:30pm. Please visit to Guest Relation Desk in the Mariana Resort & Spa.
Q: What kind of bikes do you have?
A: We feature Giant Aluminum frame, front suspension mountain bikes. They have water bottle cages to hold your water. We have three frame sizes available, we also have locks, and we’ll give you a map.
Q: Do you deliver bikes to the other hotels?
A: Sorry we don’t do delivery. Please come to Mariana Resort & Spa. You can use a shuttle bus or taxi. Our bike tours include free pick up and drop off, so if you like to ride, you may want to consider going on one our bike adventures. http://www.treksaipan.com/package/17
Q: Where can I use?
A: Our bikes are for use in the north area.
We have good access to Last command Post, Banzai Cliff. If you are very fit and like to climb, you may go to Suicide Cliff, Grotto, Bird Island, and Kalabera Cave.