Collected by Edward Readicker-Henderson , AFAR Local Expert
W O'Brien Dr, Hagåtña, 96910, Guam
Long before Guam was famous as a military and resort destination, the Chamorro people called it home. They may have arrived as many as 4,500 years ago, coming across the sea from the Philippines and Southeast Asia. Latte Stone Park has some of the...
Gun Beach Rd, Tamuning, Guam
Set on a village site that dates back a thousand years, this park aims to show visitors what life was like on Guam 500 years ago, when the Chamorro had the island to themselves. Walk through a small botanical park to the re-created village. What’s...
818 North, Marine Corps Dr, Piti, 96915, Guam
If you don’t want go snorkeling and get wet, you can still see Guam’s marine life up close at Fish Eye Marine Park. Visitors, dry and snug, observe the reef creatures from inside an air-conditioned glass cylinder that extends down below the water—...
War in the Pacific National Park is a little unusual: Most national parks emphasize the scenery, but this one is all about the sacrifices soldiers made to free the Pacific in World War II—a theater much bloodier, more dangerous and harder to...
1051 Pale San Vitores Rd #107, Tamuning, 96913, Guam
L&L, in Tumon Bay, offers the Pacific’s most popular dish: Spam. Order a classic Hawaiian plate lunch (macaroni salad, rice, a meat) with Spam musubi (grilled Spam atop rice and wrapped with nori seaweed), kalua pork and more. The food’s cheap and...
1227 Pale San Vitores Rd, Tamuning, 96913, Guam
The Dusit Thani Guam Resort, in Tumon, is a high-end beach hotel popular with Japanese honeymooners. Aqua, the restaurant inside, offers European-style food at surprisingly reasonable prices, but it doesn’t require you to be reasonable at all: The...
404 North Marine Drive, Tamuning, 96913, Guam
Attention, Kmart shoppers: Guam has the world’s largest Kmart and it never closes. Some people go for the bragging rights, some out of curiosity. But the simple fact is, the place has the island’s best selection of everything, including the...