I recently had a follower on Instagram ask me to post about some of the best places to see on Guam and I thought it was a great idea! I’m going to share 10 Places to Explore on Guam! While there are many more than 10 interesting places here on Guam, this is a good starting point for newbies to the island or visitors trying to make the most of their time on the island. I’ve also included a free printable checklist for those who enjoy using checklists 🙂
10 Places to Explore on Guam
Two Lover’s Point – I love Two Lover’s Point (Putan Dos Amantes) because it’s so ‘touristy’ which is probably an odd reason to love it but for me it works. There are several reason’s why I think you should visit Two Lover’s Point. The statue and the overlook tell the sad story of the doomed lovers who made the ultimate sacrifice for their love. Open daily from 7 am to 7 pm. Military/local discounts offered.
It’s also an amazing spot for views of the Tumon area! To go up to the overlook area it’s only $2 with the military/local discount. You can also leave a ‘love lock’ as well, these can be purchased at the gift shop for $4.
The gift shop here is also great! It has a wide variety of neat items from gourmet pancake mixes to handcrafted jewelry & soap. They also offer a military discount as well. Restrooms are located in the gift shop.
The restaurant is open air style and provides some amazing views. I’ve ate there both during the day & and sunset and haven’t been disappointed with the views yet! I also love the chicken kelaguen. There are also food vendors down in the courtyard area as well.
Fort Soledad & Spanish Bridge – I just adore the south end of the island! At Fort Soledad you can see the remains of the fort and take in some history. The views of the Umatac area are worth the stop as well. Always accessible, Free.
Don’t forget to check out the Spanish Bridge as you head towards Umatac. If you stop to walk the bay area in the village you’ll get to see a black sand beach!
T. Stell Newman Visitor’s Center – This small but mighty museum just outside of Naval Base Guam will provide you with the history of Guam. We found the displays to be very informative and we learned quite a few things during our visit. I also think this is one of the best places to get military & history books for this area. The 10 minute movie, The Battle for Guam, is worth watching as well. The museum is free to visit. Open daily from 9 am to 4:30 pm. Closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas, & New Years Day.
Valley of the Latte Adventure Park – We really enjoyed the Valley of the Latte Adventure Riverboat cruise, we did the one that included lunch. It’s a fun way to see and explore the local area. Plus you get to learn about some of the culture and history of Guam. The lunch was delicious & is the traditional local meal. You can also choose to do the cruise that does not include lunch, which is a bit cheaper. They also offer military/local discounts. Open daily from 9 am to 4 pm.
Chamorro Village – Chamorro Village is a great place to shop and get some local grub! While I like to visit it during the weekday when it’s sleepy and less crowded, it’s main draw is Wednesday Night Market Night. Every Wednesday starting at 5 pm you’ll find the place full of vendors, food, music, and even a carabou you can ride. Check out the taco stand, the shrimp tacos are so relish! Wednesday Night Market starting at 5 pm, Shopping & restaurants open daily as well, although availability & hours may vary by business.
Bikini Island Club – If you love spending an adventurous day in Guam’s amazing waters, this is THE spot to go! Bikini Island Club offers great military/local rates and for a set fee you can get 5 hours of fun and lunch! Dolphin watching, snorkeling, jet skiing, banana boat, screamer, & more! You can even add on parasailing as well. We had so much fun here and I can’t wait to go back! Military/local discounts offered. Open daily from 9 am to 6 pm.
Tao Tao Tasi Dinner Show – This is the must see dinner & fire show on the island! The Tao Tao Tasi Dinner show tells the story of the Chamorro culture. It includes dancing, music, fire, knives, and more. The buffet dinner was a generous spread and we all left stuffed and not able to eat another bite. You can also chose to just purchase tickets for the show and not the dinner if you’d prefer to do that. Dinner starts at 5:45 pm. Show starts at 6:45 pm. Military/local discounts available.
Fai Fai Beach – This hidden gem of a beach is located just to the right of Gun beach bar. Walk to the right and follow the path around by the WWII gun. Once down the ladder & across the bridge you’ll be on Fai Fai beach. This is a great beach for swimming, avoiding the tourists, and finding sea glass. Always accessible, Free.
Ritidian Beach & Guam National Wildlife Refuge Center, & hiking paths – The Ritidian area has lots of offer! There is a beautiful beach area with gorgeous white sand. Note the currents can be strong here so stay far from the reef if swimming. The Wildlife Refuge is free to visit and has some great & informative displays set up. There are also several guided tours including one to caves with pictographs that you can schedule for free. Also there are several hiking paths that you can check out on your own. Don’t miss the fantastic overlook area you can stop at to take some great photos of the area. Open daily from 7:30 – 4:30 pm, except on Federal holidays. No dogs allowed. Access & tours are free but tours need to be booked in advance.
Tumon – Walk the streets of Tumon, people watch all the Tourists, & see all the ‘fancy’ stores they come to shop at. JP Superstore has some cute item if your looking to shop. There are lots of places to grab some of the tasty food down there as well. Don’t forget to walk along the beach area and there is even hidden gem there, a swing on the beach! It’s located on Matapang Beach (by the zoo area), if you walk to the right while facing the beach you’ll run into it. Always accessible, although the gates to Matapang beach say they close at 6 pm daily.
You can get the checklist HERE