Guam
Guam
By Christine M. Soltis

See the tallest mountain in the world, visit an extinct volcano, enjoy duty-free shopping and spice up your life with fantastic food types.  Visit Guam and enjoy the distinct culture of Chamorro, a blend of many influences including Asian, Spanish and Micronesian.
 
When traveling to Guam, follow the included link and search for Antonio B. Won Pat International Airport (GUM):  (https://www.whatscheaper.com/flight.php).  There are other airports to choose from depending on your location, so WhatsCheaper.com recommends a search of those as well.  WhatsCheaper.com also lists hotels at the following link (https://www.whatscheaper.com/hotel.php).

For your visit to Guam, prepare to sightsee.  WhatsCheaper.com recommends some of the highlights of Guam first with a hike to Mount Lamlam.  As the tallest mountain in the world, the summit can be reached in less than an hour and offers a hilly, southern coast view that is panoramic in proportion. 

Venture next to the capital city of Hagatna for a plethora of historical importance.  WhatsCheaper.com recommends a stop at Latte Park, where eight stone pillars known as lattes still stand.  Ancient Chamorros once build their homes on these stone pillars as early as 500 A.D.  Afterwards, be sure to stop at Two Lovers’ Point (Puntan Dos Amantes) where legend states that two lovers whose marriage wasn’t allowed plunged from the 378 foot cliff.  At the top of this point, you will be able to view green hills that frame the Phillipine Sea, as well as the welcoming white sand beaches below.  If you want to know more about Guam, travel next to Nieves Flores Library in the heart of the capital, where you will find museum artifacts and Guam history.  Before you leave the area, WhatsCheaper.com recommends that you see the Statue of Liberty, a replica of the American version, which overlooks Hagatna Bay.

For even more intriguing visuals, WhatsCheaper.com recommends a trek to northern Guam where you can see the extinct volcano Mount Santa Rosa, which is also encased in a formation of coral reef.  From here, you will also be able to see the Andersen Air Force Base.  Thereafter, stop at the South Pacific Memorial Peace Park, created to honor the loss of Japanese and American soldiers who lost lives during the Pacific War. 

When it comes to central Guam, Pago Bay is a must-see as one of the most beautiful on the island.  WhatsCheaper.com then recommends a drive up to Nimitz Hill to see the natural harbor, Apra Harbor Overlook.  While at Nimitz Hill, find a tour guide and visit Sagua Falls; explore the steep climb and thick jungle that leads straight down into a pool of rocks.  If you prefer another hike that is not atypical, prepare for Tarzan Falls, which houses a pool perfect for swimming at the bottom.  Next, WhatsCheaper.com hopes you’ve prepared your boots for even more hiking as there are six historical parks to choose from, all known as Guam’s War in the Pacific National Parks.  Among them are Asan Beach, Asan, Piti, Mount Chaco/Mount Tenjo-a, Mount Alifan and Agat.  Each one offers a different view, ranging from caves to sunken relics, heavy vegetation and kept reefs, which are certain to please. 

If you’ve had enough hiking and want water sports fun, visit Cocos Island.  This resort has a turquoise lagoon situated within 100 acres of land, offering quiet beaches and opportunities for snorkeling, windsurfing and more. 

If shopping is what you seek, visit Chamorro Village (I Sengsong Chamorro Village), a public market that offers a wide array of goodies.  Find vendors selling souvenirs of many types including crafts and clothing to wood carvings and more.  Enjoy lunch with freshly cooked local meals such as the sizzling steaming pots of seafood and chicken while learning more about their lifestyle and dining, all at a reasonable price.  There are also plenty of duty-free goods in Guam to peruse and choose from.  Dinner choices range from lobster to octopus to Chamorro food, Korean, Thai, Filipino and more.  For nighttime, come to life by hanging out in Tumon, the busiest island area in Guam.  Indulge in a night club and enjoy the island evening until dawn.

Guam holds a distinct, natural beauty that you are meant to see.

MUST SEE IN Guam LIST:

  • 1. Tumon Beach
  • 2. Two Lovers Point
  • 3. Guam Pacific War Museum
  • 4. Sandcastle Guam
  • 5. Underwater World
  • 6. Alpat Island
  • 7. Tagada Guam Amusement Park
  • 8. War in the Pacific National Historical Park
  • 9. Paradise Aqua
  • 10. Fish Eye Marine Park

Guam EVENT CALENDAR:

  • 1. Malojloj Fiesta - May
  • 2. July 4th Festivities - July
  • 3. Liberation Day - July
  • 4. Fisherman's Festival - August
  • 5. Pastries in Paradise - October
  • 6. Malesso Fiestan Tasi - November

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Hilton Guam Resort & Spa
202 Hilton Road, Tumon Bay, 96913, Guam
By Joanna Lee

The Hilton Guam Resort & Spa check-in begins at 3 p.m. The A.B. Won Pat International airport is a 5-10 minutes away. You may book the hotel bus to take you the hotel for a fee. The hotel provides free self-parking for hotels guests, and valet service is available for a small fee. The hotel has a non-smoking policy. Service animals are allowed, though pets are not. The Hilton Resort & Spa also provides baggage storage and luggage hold for your convenience.

The Hilton has a variety of rooms to suit all purposes. Guest rooms are 322 and 377 square feet with twin and king rooms overlooking the garden or the ocean. Suites offer a picturesque ocean view and are 473 and 646 square feet. Business suites are available. Executive rooms are 376 square feet and are packaged with balconies and entry to Executive Lounge offering complimentary breakfast and refreshments.  Twin and king accessible rooms with private balconies look over the garden and the ocean. All rooms come equipped with a TV, mini-bar, and high speed internet access (wireless internet available in the lobby), and some with a wet bar.

There are services and amenities available for both those in Guam on business or for relaxation. There are also many accessible features as well. Local transportation is available, as well as a car rental desk. The Hilton lies on the coast, and offers a private beach to guests, or if you prefer, five pools to choose from and gardens as well. There are tennis courts and a fitness center. You can visit the recreation desk or the tour desk for ideas on what activities to do on your vacation. Children’s activities and a playground are provided. A variety of shops and restaurants, like the Tree Bar, Café Cino, and the Islander Terrace, are located in the hotel, including a convenience store. Business amenities are available

Check-out at the Hilton Guam Resort & Spa is at 12 p.m. The hotel is only minutes from the tourist district, the capital of Agana, and several local attractions, perfect for hosting an important meeting or for a little R&R. Find out more by visiting the link: (https://www.whatscheaper.com/hotel.php).

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Westin Resort, Guam
105 Gun Beach Road, Tumon, Guam
By Keleigh M. Quinn

Enjoy all of the benefits of a Westin hotel right in the middle of a tropical paradise at the Westin Resort, Guam. More than one million visitors travel to Guam each year to enjoy the natural beauty and rich culture the island has to offer. The Westin resort is located right on the water, offering beautiful views and access to the Pacific Ocean. The report is also near excellent spots to do some tax-free shopping, including the DFS Galleria and the Guam Premier Outlets. You will also be close to local attractions, including Underwater World, Planet Hollywood, and the Greyhound Race Track. Business travelers will find the location convenient to reach many large corporate offices, as well as the hospital and University of Guam.

During your stay, enjoy five-star accommodations in one of the Westin’s guest rooms or suites. Be sure to get a good night’s rest on the Heavenly Bed®, featuring 250 thread count sheets and down pillows and comforters. All rooms are smoke-free, as well. Stay entertained and up to date with what is going on in the world with the plasma, flat-screen televisions with satellite channels and free daily newspaper delivered to your door.  The rooms also have a telephone with voicemail and internet access available for an extra fee. You can also enjoy 24-hour room service and stock up your in-room refrigerator. Check in time is 2:00 p.m., and check out time is at 12:00 p.m.

Outside of you room, seven different restaurants and bars await you. There is something for everyone to enjoy, including Japanese fare at Issin Japanese Restaurant and light refreshments and food poolside at Misty’s Beach Bar. Take part in an interactive dining experience at Seasonal Tastes, featuring a tandoori oven, rotisserie, bakery and fresh sushi & sashimi stations or feast while watching a Polynesian dance show at Starlight Barbeque.

The Westin Resort Guam also offers a spa, outdoor pools, and a beach club where you can go snorkeling, diving, or kayaking. Whether you prefer golf or relaxing on the beach, this resort is an ideal choice for you. Just click here (https://www.whatscheaper.com/hotel.php) to start your search for great pricing.

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