What would best describe the island of Rota is that it is a wonderful island, with immaculate white sand and relatively exclusive diving sites. Being in between two tourist magnets –Saipan and Guam – Rota would definitely be in a fit if it is after tourists. However, being exclusive has its privileges for tourists who willingly come to Rota. All of those diving sites they can explore without the pack of people.
Rota is the third largest island within the United States Commonwealth of Northern Marianas Islands, along with Saipan and Tinian. International flights board at Rota International Airport. If you’re travelling on a tight budget, it’s a smart move to book tickets for cheap flights to Rota online. However, an alternative route would be to land in Saipan and take a sea route to Rota. Whichever incurs lesser expenses on your part, whether it is the cheap flights to Rota or the Saipan route, is a smart move as well.
Diving is the primary preoccupation in Rota, where most dive sites particularly appeal to advanced divers. Among those sites include the Senhanon Cave, also known as the Rota Hole. Divers go through a deep cavern 40 feet from the shore that stretches down up until 130 feet with a professional local diver. Their emergence from the cave, which looks like coming towards the light, is what local divers call the “Jesus Experience”. For novice divers, they can enjoy Table Top; a diving site of two 15-meters of solid rock emerging from the sea. Local divers guide tourists down until 90 feet and enjoy a wide variety of sea critters; unique species of fish found only in the depths of the sea.
There are not many hotels in Rota. There are a few hotels operating small-scale in Rota, but what most tourists recommend is the Rota Resort and Country Club – perfect for retirees who want to breathe fresh air while striking gold – and the simple and decent amenities of Rota Coconut Village. There is an indoor pool, and the food is commendably sumptuous. While in there, you can try to eat at local eateries and know more of their culture. It will save you more money instead of hotel or resort food.