Learn how to build a nipa hut
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
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
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
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.
Be amazed at the Dream
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.
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
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.
Eat Chinese Metro food
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.