Monday, April 25, 2011

Easter weekend in Guam

Flying to Guam to spend the Holy Week is a lot of BS! But I am not talking of the BS that you are thinking of. BS—meaning Beaching and Shopping!

I stayed at the Outrigger Hotel which was strategically located at the heart of Tumon Bay. It had a breathtaking beachfront, white sand beach with tranquil turquoise green water.  I could wake up to this everyday! Must I add that the accommodations were superb!

Outrigger Hotel, Tumon Bay

View from the top

If you don't feel like hitting the beach, the pool awaits you!

Beautiful Sunday morning

Luckily, after a series of meetings and a full-day tour,  I had the free time at the tail-end of my trip to lay on the beach and get some sun.  

Beaching in Guam ;p

All I need to relax at the beach ;p

As the sun sets, the beach transforms into a romantic setting as the torches around the beach are lit up.

Light the fire!

Sunset in Tumon Bay

It isn’t hard to miss the Japanese tourists in the resort who used to come in larger numbers. As an aftermath of the tragedies in Japan in March, the Japanese tourists have declined while the Koreans and Chinese are gaining in numbers. Of course, the Filipinos were everywhere as they compose a huge part of the population in Guam. Not very many know that our history is closely tied together.Did I mention that they also love singing in Guam?!

Karaoke at Kauia!

Apart from beaching, binging is another thing you can do in Guam. Be prepared to gain a few pounds while you are there. Finding good food isn’t a hard task. You get to satisfy your craving, whether it be eastern or western cuisines, fusion or traditional Chamorro grilled food.

My favorite seafood--shrimp!!!

Fresh salmon at teh buffet at  Hilton Hotel

I can eat sushi everyday!

Delmonico's specialty at Bayview Hotel

The best crab cakes I have ever tasted!!

Locals' favorite in the Southern part of Guam

Grilled fish burger and greek salad

For those who love shopping, Tumon Bay houses a row of luxury malls that offer brands from LV, Gucci, Prada, Bottega Veneta, Marc by Marc Jacobs, BCBG Max Azaria, Tiffany & Co., Cartier to name a few.  The convenience of having the DFS across our hotel plus all the luxury brands lumped together in a row of malls will sure put your EQ to a test. My travel companion succumbed to temptation and bought an LV handbag and an Omega Speedmaster (I shall not name her but she is one shopping addict!!). 

Duty Free Galleria across Outrigger Hotel

Tumon at night

My short trip to Guam was just a teaser. I am looking forward to attending the Maila Ta Fan Boka Festival on May 26-28, 2011. It's one of the most celebrated festivals in Guam and one of my potential favorites because it is one big foodfest!  I had a lovely Easter weekend  and I can't wait to get back to G! ;p

Happy Easter from Guam!


  1. Did you travel because of work or for pure leisure? Guam really looks nice!


    I enjoyed watching your travel show in GMA NEWS TV, "World Premiere" last night.

    I love to travel as well, your show gives me a hint of places I would like to explore someday.

  3. Great shots, Li! Hope to see you in Guam soon!

  4. Fascinating photographs. Love looking at the food.

  5. I like your photos of Guam. :)

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