The PACIFIC Islands Club Saipan, a beachfront resort just minutes from Francisco C. Ada/Saipan International Airport, has resumed operations.
This tropical getaway, with beach activities, a water park, and a variety of dining options, is a popular destination for travelers and residents alike.
Amid the still raging Covid-19 pandemic, as the Commonwealth tackled the virus on the home front, PIC Saipan was used as a hybrid quarantine site and more recently only as a quarantine site, contributing to the CNMI Covid-19 response.
Now, with the vaccination rate in the CNMI at an all-time high, the all-inclusive resort has reopened its doors to the local and global community, ready and excited to bring back its wide array of attractions and amenities.
In an interview with Variety on Sunday, general manager Dennis Seo, who has been part of PIC Saipan’s growth for many years, said he was happy to see things picking up at the station.
“Things are accelerating. We are back to regular hotel operations and are ready and excited to welcome back our local community as well as visitors to the island,” he said.
Seo said there are plans underway to expand the station, to better cater to their customers.
Last weekend, locals and visitors alike walked through all that the charming resort has to offer.
Whether it’s a family enjoying a weekend getaway, a couple enjoying some quality time over a delicious meal, friends gathering for a party, or singles Enjoying some well-deserved downtime, PIC Saipan was filled with liveliness, garnering rave reviews from its customers. .
One couple in particular shared that they were initially hesitant to bring their children to the resort given the ongoing pandemic.
However, they were encouraged after hearing close family members and friends talk about their first-hand experiences, and decided to take a much-needed and long-awaited family vacation.
The family of five said they enjoyed their stay at the resort, with the youngest member of the family, a four-year-old boy, particularly fond of the buffet and the pools.
The unforeseen interruption caused by the pandemic has faded into the past, replaced by a present flash of energy, like the flipping of a switch that brings a carnival ride to life.
Upon entering the lobby, a monitor checks an individual’s body temperature while simultaneously dispensing hand sanitizer for the health and safety of resort guests.
Front desk staff greet guests with a smile behind a Plexiglas barricade, welcoming returning guests and guiding first-time visitors to everything the place has to offer, including free Wi-Fi.
Energy-saving metal elevators in rose gold offer a 21st century experience with anti-virus handrail, insect-proof space, CCTV camera, buttons that can be deselected if a customer accidentally presses the wrong level floor, a miniature TV screen showcasing the resort’s attractions, as well as a section for published announcements.
Long hallways lead to different areas of the resort, whether it’s rooms, attractions, or the lobby.
PIC Saipan offers a variety of 300 rooms for guests, including its famous Flame Tree Suite, Hibiscus Suite, Tasi Oceanfront Spa, Tasi Oceanfront Room, Deluxe Room, Superior Room, and Siheky Room.
Deluxe suites offer incredible sunset views that can be seen from their private furnished balconies, king bedrooms or living room.
The Tasi Oceanfront Spa offers a private outdoor spa, an oceanfront terrace and a spacious bedroom with stunning views of the natural beauty of the island.
As for the Tasi Oceanfront room, it is equipped with two double beds or a king-size bed and a futon sofa.
The deluxe room faces the water park, with a king-size bed or two double beds, a futon sofa, a bathrobe, handmade wooden furniture and a beautiful decoration.
Then there is the superior room, featuring a panoramic view of Saipan mountain, comfortable beds and a sofa.
Children have the option of sleeping in the iconic Siheky Room, named after the beloved mascot PIC Saipan, with child-friendly furnishings.
All rooms have quaint bathrooms with sanitized toilets that are sealed before first use, free hygienic items, towels, and a few nifty appliances such as a retractable clothesline in the shower and Conair hairdryers.
These sanitized and air-conditioned rooms also feature sliding door windows and custom shades, adequate closet space, widescreen TV, desk and office chair, in-room safe, safe, fridge, coffee maker, electric kettle and free drinks.
The resort is also keen to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act, ensuring all guests have a smooth visit throughout the resort.
PIC Saipan offers entertainment for all ages and walks of life, proud of its prime location and long history with the local and global community.
It offers a gift shop, fitness center, laundromat, four tennis courts, basketball court, beach volleyball court, archery field, cozy golf field, mini court golf for children, a climbing wall, a swing, a swimming pool tables, ping-pong tables, table football, and its emblematic Kids Club and Siheky Playhouse.
Whether on the ground or in the air, it’s hard to miss the resort’s huge water park, with slides and pools of various shapes and sizes, including the Siheky pool for kids, the lazy river for a more relaxed experience, the Point Break bodysurfing wave machine, a lap pool and its biggest attraction: the 60+ foot long waterslide.
Making the most of its beachfront location, PIC Saipan also offers ocean activities, such as sailing, snorkeling, paddleboarding and windsurfing.
All activities and lessons are free for hotel guests and day guests.
At noon and late afternoon, members of the PIC Saipan club gather poolside for the Siheky Jingle, entertaining and further connecting with guests through song and dance.
Nightly entertainment is also offered, including a live band on certain nights of the week.
Guests can choose from a selection of dining options at the resort, from Sunday brunch buffet at Magellan, bistro-style American cuisine at Galley, dinner at Seaside Grill, beachfront restaurant at Beachside BBQ, drinks at the Buoy Bar and its brand new restaurant, Isla, which offers tasty and delicious Japanese cuisine and teppanyaki.
More promotions are on the horizon as the resort works fervently to cater more to its large customer base.
” Come and visit us. Bring your family. We are here, ready to serve you,” said General Manager Seo.
For more information, call (670) 234-7976, email [email protected] or visit https://www.picresorts.com/saipan