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  • Guam, Where Americas Day Begins!

    Feb 27, 2009 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Great weather, cool breeze, Beautiful scenery, Lots of fun, great hospitality, Great food, Mellow, Peaceful
    Cons: Typhoons, Expensive hotels and certain stores

    Summary: I’ve lived on Guam for fourteen years. I was born and raised on Guam, but left to upstate New York (which is nothing compared to Guam). The experiences I’ve faced are worth it. The Island/Area   The island is about 50 miles long ... read more

  • The simple life will draw you in

    Mar 21, 2009 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Island life is good, good food and sceneries
    Cons: I dont like the littering done and roads

    Summary: Well I'm writing a review on my island and on my home. Of course i wont be biased because i live here, i do know the bad points of this island. However this is a really nice place, if you know where to go.PeopleGuam is a melting pot of ... read more

  • Guam: Hidden Paradise

    Sep 15, 2007 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Lots of fun, safe, unique, and beautiful activities and things to see.
    Cons: Expensive, not much to do for families or children after sunset.

    Summary: After spending four months on the island of Guam I've experienced most of what the island has to offer, the good and the bad. Guam has a very unique history and culture that is well worth the experience. The Island Guam is located in the western ... read more

  • 2-year resident review, negatives then positives

    Jan 20, 2007 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Great outdoors, great diving, friendly folks.
    Cons: Negatives of island living (rarely competitive pricing, consumer interests often ignored) and some cultural concerns.

    Summary: I lived in Guam and will return--I liked the place's unsettled feel--but there are serious concerns any normal statesider might run into. You should expect the same sort of consumer goods problems you'd run into in a small town, and cultural problems ... read more

  • Guam/Tumon Bay Post 9-11, Luzon's Asian Adventures

    May 14, 2002 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Plenty to see and do. Hard to find yourself bored.
    Cons: Hot and Humid during the day. Can be expensive if not careful.

    Summary: Once off the plane and onto the Ramp of Guam's airport I was overwhelmed by the overbearing humidity only slightly tempered by the evening breezes off of the ocean. A 20 minute ride and we were changing clothes in the OUTRIGGER Hotel in ... read more

  • Home Sweet Home

    Mar 8, 2002 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Lots do and see, the food!
    Cons: Expensive,hot and humid

    Summary: Guam has always been home to me and since I have moved to Washington I find that very few people know anything about Guam so I thought I would share a bit of history about Guam. Guam is a U.S. Territory, English the primary language ... read more

  • There's a place in the Sun !

    Jan 19, 2002 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Guam is a beautiful island with the most wonderful people on this planet.
    Cons: The roads need some work...A little expensive, but where isn't?

    Summary: If you are military and you are at Andersen,AFB, DO NOT PASS THE OPPORTUNITY TO VISIT "BOMBER'S TAVERN" You can't miss this ORANGE building on the left,about a mile or two after leaving the base. This place is owned by a family of American's, Chomorro's ... read more

  • SCORE!!!

    Oct 2, 2001 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Guam is a very beautiful island, the beaches, women, and scenery is amazing!
    Cons: Isolated, Small and can be quite overwhelming with heat and humidity.

    Summary: If I could go back to Guam any day I would do it. The year I was there we had over 10 typhoons, and the biggest earth quake ever! What does that tell you? And I would still go back? The island is beautiful; you can snorkel at many beaches, ... read more

  • Moving to Guam?

    Dec 29, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Great hiking, diving, and scenery
    Cons: A long way from home

    Summary: As soon as you started telling people that you are moving to Guam you probably were flooded with sympathy. "Wow that sucks" or "What about the snakes - they are everywhere" or "What are you going to do out in the middle of ... read more

  • Guam, the little tropical paradise that could

    Aug 27, 2000 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Beautiful sights, friendly people, 87 degree year-round temperature
    Cons: High prices on food and clothing, very small, can see it all in one weekend

    Summary: Guam is a charming little paradise that can be fun for all people 18 years and older. The downtown area where all the hotels are is cluttered with bars, dance clubs, and strip clubs. But there's more to see then downtown in Tumon bay, ... read more

  • Guam: Paradise in the Pacific??

    Aug 11, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Beaches, lots to do/see, tropical climate
    Cons: too tropical for some (hot weather, rain), kind of costly

    Summary: I first came to the island of Guam in 1996, as part of a military deployment. When I heard I was going I didn't even know where Guam was. When I got here we were put up in $200+ a night rooms downtown and were able to enjoy the nightlife and other ... read more

  • A Laid-back, mini-Hawaii

    Jul 13, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: close to Korea and Japan simple lifestyle
    Cons: somewhat commercialised, not for the "backpacker" crowd

    Summary: I've lived in Korea for three years and Japan for nearly two--and Guam is the closest "American" destination if you want to take a short visit and soak up some sun. It is only about four hours from Seoul and Tokyo, and worlds away in ... read more

  • Feeling Hot Hot Hot

    Jun 25, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: If you like the beach....
    Cons: if not, you're screwed

    Summary: Ok, i'll be frank. This is Gilligan's island on steroids. For the love of god, if you are reading this now, do not, I repeat, DO NOT make Guam a plan on your travel destination Itinerary. With that said, I'll explain. I live here. It ... read more

  • "Orders to Guam!? Who did YOU p**s off?"

    Jun 24, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: No one knows about Guam
    Cons: Kind of pricey

    Summary: Guam, the Rock. Assignment here has always been viewed as the military equivalent of banishment, and I was unfortunate enough to be "volunteered" for temporary duty there. Thanks, boss. I prepared for this event with all the unbridled ... read more

  • Start A New Life On A Tropical Island

    Jun 3, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Beautiful island, beautiful people
    Cons: Expensive, distant, somewhat commercialized

    Summary: Is there anyone who hasn’t dreamed – especially on one of those dreadfully dreary dark February days when you’ve had it up to here with the cold and the snow and ice – of just chucking it all and starting a new life on some lush tropical island? ... read more

  • Cocos Island: The Local's Island Fever Cure

    May 18, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: away from the bustle of Tumon
    Cons: relatively long drive down

    Summary: Ah yes, the island life, everyone thinks.. Tropical breezes, warm sunshine, salty seas-- ai adai! Is that what they think Guam is all about? Pause the videotape. So to a local, a weekend consists of a few barbecues at Ypao Beach, or a big fiesta down ... read more

  • Guam : The little "Big" island

    May 4, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Gorgeous and serene atmosphere
    Cons: Not the best place for longer vacations

    Summary: Have you ever felt the desire to travel to a secluded paradise? An island city where every amenity found in the states is available? In that case, why are you reading this? Now don't get me wrong, Guam is a beautiful place. The views are ... read more

  • GUAM--Mantas and Turtles and Sharks OH MY!

    Apr 4, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Great weather, world-class cuisine, accessible diving
    Cons: traffic, earthquakes, typhoons

    Summary: Guam is a place one may take for granted living here, until a winter trip back to Iowa to 1) shovel snow and 2) huddle inside waiting to shovel snow makes you appreciate what it has to offer. For me, its greatest attribute is the ease of diving...very ... read more

  • Guam--Jewel of the Pacific!

    Mar 18, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Scenery, people, accomodations,genuine good time
    Cons: Not many, just wished I knew a little more Japanese language

    Summary: My trip to Guam was arranged through Military Historical Tours. The trip was for the 55th reunion of the U.S. Marines battle of Iwo Jima. On Guam I stayed at the Outrigger Hotel. I arrived Mar.8 and stayed through the 15th. Tha accommodations and ... read more

  • Let the good times roll...

    Mar 1, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Offers the same cuisine, entertainment, sundries one could find in any city on the mainland as well as island highlights.
    Cons: Expensive and pretty far from everywhere.

    Summary: Personally, I don't really suffer from problems with isolation - but when you're a California girl living in Saipan, there are things you tend to MISS... like good Mexican food, smokin' live Blues/Jazz/Rock bands, the Hwy 1 coastline, etc., etc... a 20 ... read more

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