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USA | Guam Itinerary and Guide

 


After several years of travelling around my beloved country. 2016 is the only year I started going out of its borders.

Yes, you read that right. I've been limited or restricted to do so due to scholarship obligations and such, but not anymore. For the third international destination of this year, it was still a pleasant surprise for me to be able to use my U.S. Visa for the very first time. See, I've had this for about four years now because of some plans at work before which was not pursued. And when the opportunity came early this year, I grabbed the chance to visit the lovely island of Guam. For a very good reason because my "What are the places to see in Guam?" list just got longer as my trip date was getting nearer. And the discovery of its heritage and culture was even more appealing when I finally had that road trip from north to south. 




Sample 4D/3N Itinerary

Day 1
-Arrival
-Hotel Check-in
-Lunch at Pacific Star Cafe at the Pacific Star Resort & Spa
-Roadtrip from Tumon Bay to Ritidian Point/Beach
-Sunset sidetrip at Tanguisson Beach
-Taotao Tasi Dinner Show by Baldyga Group
-Steak and wine at Manhattan Steakhouse

Day 2
-Fish Eye Marine Park Observatory
-Snorkeling at Fish Eye Marine Park
-Shopping at Ross*
-Sunset Dinner Cruise by Baldyga Group



Day 3
-Chandan Spa at Pacific Star Resort & Spa
-Lunch
-Puntan Dos Amantes (Two Lover's Point)
-Roadtip from Tumon Bay to Pago Bay to Agana Bay
-Bayside Restaurant at the Sheraton Laguna Guam Resort
-SandCastle Show

Day 4
-Check out
-Departure

*Some beforehand plans like more road trip to the southern-most part of the island of Guam was cancelled due to weather conditions.





Where to stay in Guam?
Name Prices** Location

Fiesta Resort Guam
$220-$1000 Tumon Bay

Bay View
Tumon

Dusit Thani Guam Resort
Tumon Bay

Grand Plaza Resort
$80-$125 Tumon

Guam Airport Hotel
from $65 Tamuning

Guam Plaza Hotel
from $120 Tumon

Guam Reef Hotel
from $285 Tamuning

Hilton Guam Resort & Spa
from $125 Tumon Bay

Holiday Resort & Spa
from $175 Tumon

Hotel Nikko Guam
from $270 Tamuning

Hotel Santa Fe
from $100 Tamuning

Lotte
Tumon

Hyatt Regency Guam
from $165 Tumon

Leo Palace Resort
from 220 Yona

Onward Beach Resort
from $183 Tamuning

Outrigger Guam Resort
from 360 Tamuning

Pacific Bay Hotel
Tumon

Pacfic Islands Club Guam
from $205 Tamuning

Pacific Star Resort & Spa
from $270 Tumon

Palmridge Hotel
$69 Barrigada

Royal Orchid Hotel
from $220 Tumon

Sheraton
from $170 Tamuning

Starts Guam Resort Hotel
from $180 Dededo

The Westin Resort
from $432 Tumon

Sheraton
from $170 Tamuning

Tumon Bay Capital Hotel
Tumon

Wyndham Garden Guam
from $99 Tamuning


**Prices are just approximates, ranges or starting prices which are subject to changes depending on the season.





What tours do you recommend in Guam?

Baldyga Tours
Fish Eye Marine Park Observatory and Park
Roadtrip oaround the island is also recommended, for transfers or car rentals head to National Car Rentals of Guam.



What are the places to see in Guam?

I've got loads listed but, as you can see in the itinerary and with so little time, I've achieved only few but nevertheless enjoyed it as much and enough reason to go back. :)

Paseo de Susana
Chief Quipuha Park (Chamorro Village)
Plaza de Espagna
Dulce Nombre de Maria Cathedral Basilica
Latte Park
Tatuhan Park
Fort Santa Agueda
Agana Bay
Fish Eye Marine Park
Pago Bay
Marbo Cave and Mangilao View
Pagat Cave/Point
Two Lovers’ Point
GUn Beach
Ague Cove
Ritidian Point
Cetti Bay
Fort Soledad
Talofofo Falls
Fish Eye Marine Park
Pacific War Museum
War in the Pacific National Historical Park




What are the dishes you must try in Guam?

Chamorro Food - with clear influences from Spanish and Mexican cuisine, it features tortillas, tamales, atole, chilaquiles, etc.



What are the food places in Guam?

You'll never run out of places to eat here. It is a vacation hub full of restaurants and hotels in almost every corner near Tumon Bay or Tamuning. But you can try Baldyga Group's various dinner shows like Tao Tao Tasi Dinner Show/Sunset Dinner Cruise, or try other places like Manhattan Steakhouse, Pacific Star Cafe, Sheraton's Bayside Restaurant which are mostly dining beside the sea.




What airlines have flights going to Guam?

As always, if you are not in a hurry, watch out for seat sales or airfare promos. Flights from Manila, Philippines to Guam, USA are available on the following airlines:

PAL (Philippine Airlines)
Cebu Pacific
United Airways
EVA Air
China Airlines
Korean Air




For more about Guam, visit Guam Visitors Bureau's website.

 



Elal of The Shades of Grey Travel and Photography
Elal is a traveler, student of life and photography enthusiast who wants to experience and capture what is raved and not raved about. For more about her travels, subscribe here, email at elal.lasola@gmail.com, or visit her portfolio.

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