Things to do in Guam

Learn how to build a nipa hut

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A Chamoru building a nipa house

Want to know about the Chamoru culture? There’s no better way to learn about Guam’s indigenous people than at the Lina’La’ Chamorro Cultural Park. Here you can visit a recreated local village and experience how it was like to live in the island before it was colonized.

Cha cha cha with a Chamorro

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Guamanians loves to cha cha

On our first night in Guam, we were taken to the Chamorro Village, where the Wednesday night market was in full swing. Aside from food stalls and stalls selling all kinds of knick-knacks, there was dancing. The locals were tearing up the dance floor, not with the latest dance hits, but local sounds.

Beach bum at Tumon Bay

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Victoria at the beach

It can get very hot and humid and Guam. The best way to cool down is to take a dip in the cool and clear waters of Tumon Bay. Frolic in the fine white sand beach or lay down to sunbathe as you wait for the sun to set.

Wish for forever at Two Lover’s Point

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Because love does not discriminate

There’s a legend that there were two star-crossed lovers (as always) who cannot be together who jumped to their deaths so they can be together for all eternity. They jumped from the cliff now known as Two Lover’s Point, which juts out 400 feet from the sea. Couples who come here to follow their fate, but not by jumping — by putting locks or tags with their names or pictures all around the place. Gave up on love? You can still enjoy the sweeping views of the bay from the viewing deck.

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Be amazed at the Dream

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Pictures are allowed before and after the show, but not during.

It’s a magic show, but it still leaves you in awe (and trying to figure out how the heck the magician did it). In between tricks, contortionists, dancers and aerial silk performers entertain you with their amazing skills. It was kinda weird watching burly men who are not wearing leopard print briefs, fishnets and stilletos dancing the Locomotion though.

Go underwater

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Lia at the Underwater World

Traveling with kids? Keep them entertained while learning about the Earth’s diverse marine life at the Underwater World Guam. If you’re looking for a unique dining experience, you can book for a romantic dinner for two inside the aquarium tunnel.

Shop till you drop

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Inside the DFS Galleria

Guam is duty-free. This means brand name items are often cheaper in the island than in the mainland USA or even other countries. Head to DFS Galleria if Louis Vuitton, Hermes, Gucci and Prada are in your shopping list. For the budget conscious, there’s Guam Premier Outlet where you can go crazy shopping at Nine West, Nike and Ross. Killing time before your flight or got in too early and can’t check in to your hotel yet? Drop by the 24-hour K-mart, which is the biggest in the world.

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Eat Chinese Metro food

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Super yummy gyoza

If you’ve had your fill of kelaguen and craving for new flavors, drop by Gyoza Yatai at Pacific Place. You’ll probably be weirded out at seeing “Chinese Metro” above the Japanese name — it really is a Chinese restaurant. More than the amazing food (the special gyoza is a must try), Frank Tovez, the manager a character. If he’s not too busy running the restaurant, he’ll regal you with stories of Guam as he serves the dishes to your table.

Article by Nina Fuentes

Nina doesn't aim to travel to every country in the world -- she just wants to travel to the places that means the most to her. She started traveling in 2006, and hopes to travel for as long as she can. Her travel blog, Just Wandering won the Best Travel Blog in the 2010 Philippine Blog Awards and in the 2011 Nuffnang Asia Pacific Blog Awards.

This Article Has 7 Comments
  1. Kate says:

    I want to go to Lover’s Point 🙂

  2. hi..i really love your blog and how you convey things to your readers… Your very lucky having visited to different places in the world…,,, keep it up and don’t get tired writing because we will going to be sad…

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  3. dyanie says:

    Teh, baka dun ko na makita si The One sa Lover’s Point! Choz! Haha!

  4. Interesting post. I’ve never considered Guam as a holiday destination. I’ll have a closer look now 🙂

  5. So glad to have stumbled on to your blog via PTB. You’re one of a couple of bloggers I’ve found with a Guam series. We moved to Guam from the Philippines when I was little so all of this makes me homesick and hungry from all your fiesta food pictures. I’m glad you had a wonderful time. Yay, I can say Hafa adai and you’d know =)

    • nina says:

      Hafa adai! 😀 Guam doesn’t seem much of a popular destination for Filipinos, except for those with families living there. I’d love to go back there though, even for just the giant Kmart hahaha

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