Top 5 Tips for Getting the Most from Your Guam Vacation

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Looking to spice up your tropical island getaway by heading to a different place this year? Don’t want to change currency or improve your Spanish? The US island territory of Guam in the far west of the Pacific may be a small island, but it has everything you need for a great beach vacation. Follow these simple tips to get the most out of Guam and make the most of your tropical vacation.

To stay:

Guam has accommodation options to suit all lifestyles and budgets. Choose from a variety of all-inclusive resorts such as the luxurious Hilton Guam and the family-friendly Pacific Islands Club. If you’re looking for something romantic and secluded, sleep under the stars in this tiny house’s bubble dome bed, or make yourself at home in this lovely beachfront apartment. peaceful, step off the grid and experience glamping on the beach bordering the lush Ritidian Wildlife Refuge.

To eat:

While you enjoy island life, indulge in the exotic tropical flavors of Chamorro cuisine. Spicy stews served with traditional flatbread, fresh seafood with hot sauces, and savory poultry wrapped in banana leaves are some of the local favorites you’ll see around the island. If you’re craving something sweet, try a decadent slice of Latiya – a Guamanian sponge cake topped with vanilla cream and cinnamon.

See:

This small island is full of beautiful landscapes and interesting historical sites. The first item on your to-do list for your tropical vacation should be heading to the beach to enjoy the powdery white sands and crystal-clear waters of Alupang Beach or serene Coco Palm Beach. Get a good look at the island’s flora and fauna as you travel through the jungle to stand under the spray of cascading Tarzan Falls. Take a look at the history of ancient Guamanian (chamorro) culture at Latte Stone Park, where you can walk among the rock artifacts that once graced tribal buildings. If you are curious about the Chamorro tribes and want to learn more about the history of the island, try a self-guided tour to explore the historical monuments of the island. In the evening, head to the cliff top at Punta dos Amantes – known as “Two Lovers Point” – to enjoy the best sunset views on the island.

Make:

For diving enthusiasts, Guam is a hidden paradise. Famous for its historic wrecks, Guam is home to some of Micronesia’s most important dive sites. The first dive site is the Blue Hole of Guam. The crystal-clear waters of this vast crater provide ideal conditions for seeing some of the region’s large aquatic animals, such as reef sharks and tuna. If the thought of swimming with sharks intimidates you, try the family activities the island has to offer. Look out for whales and dolphins on a dolphin cruise with snorkeling, parasailing, jet skis and more! Discover the incredible wildlife of the island on a riverboat cruise or paddle a kayak or paddle board. Thrill seekers can enjoy a refreshing cliff jump into the terraced rock pools of Priest Pools, or hike the trail to the top of Mount Lam Lam for stunning views of the island from above. If you’re looking for adventurous friends to enjoy your hike with, join the Guam Boonie Stompers on one of their weekly hikes!

Shop:

After a long week of swimming, hiking and exploring, why not take a day to indulge in a shopping extravaganza. Guam is a great place for duty free shopping, you don’t have to pay sales tax so shopping here is considerably cheaper than on the mainland. This is especially true for buying expensive items like luxury brands and high end fashion. For a complete luxury experience, indulge yourself with the Pick Up by BMW service at Tumon Sands Plaza where you will find the Louis Vuitton global boutique, flagship stores of Tiffany & Co., Gucci, Chloe and many more!

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