Get out and explore - take advantage of all that Guam has to offer!! Here are some selected recommendations from our members. At the end, there is a comprehensive list of suggested activities to download and don't forget to check out the Fleet & Family Readiness Programs. MWR always has something going on.
1. GO TO THE BEACH AND SNORKEL
Here are some recommended beaches:
1. Gab Gab which has a large ocean water pool, limited sandy areas and a long beach area for swimming, snorkeling and diving. It is located on Big Navy.
2. San Luis is smaller and more secluded. Check the tides before going. It is also a popular dive spot.
3. Dadi beach is a nice stretch of beach but lacking for shady areas.
4. Ypao beach is next to the Hilton and is very kid friendly.
5. Polaris Point Beach now has a lot more sand and is a nice place to swim.
6. Tarague up at Anderson is beautiful but not always safe for swimming, so check the surf advisory before you plan your trip. It has a large sandy beach area, but a small swimming area. It does have a nice playground and a beachside café with limited weekend hours.
2. GO BOONIE STOMPING
If you like hiking make sure you pick up the book “The Best Tracks on Guam” for information on many great hikes. Family friendly hikes include Piti Guns, Priest's Pools, Asan Ridge and Talofofo Caves (easy) and Tarzan Falls, Lost Pond, Cetti Bay and Sella Bay (moderate). The Rec & Crew offers boonie stomps (687-4725), as well as Guam Park and Rec (475- 9620) and Guam Boonie Stompers (653-2897).
Check the MWR Monthly magazine for MWR sponsored stomps, check the local newspaper for Government of Guam Park and Recreation Dept stomps or pick up a copy of “Best Tracks on Guam” for discovering the hikes on your own. Guam is filled with hidden waterfall, historical sites and varied terrain.
3. GO DIVING
If you are a good swimmer and comfortable in the water, just do it- it’s a lot easier than you think! Micronesian Diver’s Association (located on and off base) offer affordable classes with excellent instructors, nice dive boats and a dive shop in the NEX that will offer items 10-20% below their Piti store prices. MDA will also offer a “Five Star Membership”- a card that gives you great discounts on dives and merchandise. They also have daily (and some night) boat dives. Scuba divers from all around the world come to the Micronesian islands just for the scuba diving so make sure you take advantage while living on one!
4. GO TO THE LIBRARY
As you will soon discover, it rains quite a bit on our tropical island. To keep the kid’s entertained during those rain showers, stock up on books at the local library. It is located by the Single Sailor Sanctuary and is open Tuesday – Friday 10 to 7 and Saturday and Sunday 9 – 7. The librarians are very warm and friendly and will help you out with whatever you need. There is a great children’s section. Story Time is at 3:30 on Wednesdays.
Guam Activities List
Suggested Guam Bucket List