Getting Around Guam – Tips and Tricks for Transportation

Ride the Ducks tour makes a big splashIf you are staying at one of the many hotels in Tumon, you will find transportation to and around your hotel easy.

From the Airport:

Upon arrival, take advantage of a shuttle to your hotel. Rates are very reasonable and you’ll probably be exhausted from your long flight; you won’t want to go through the hassle of renting a car or fighting traffic in a strange location. (And drivers in Guam can be – if not strange, exactly – different than what you are used to.) Most of the popular hotels offer this service but be sure to reserve at least 24 hours in advance.

Taxi service is unpredictable here, so if that is your preference, again, you should definitely arrange one in advance.

Once at your hotel you will find everything you need easily accessible – Tumon Bay, the beach and its gorgeous lagoon are literally at your doorstep. But when you are ready to venture out….

Shopping:

Public transportation can also be unpredictable, but we like the fun, dependable open-air trolley, the Red Shuttle Bus, which takes visitors from local hotels to the three major shopping centers, every 10 minutes, for the low fee of only $4. You can also purchase passes for 1-day, 2-days, and 5-days.

They also provide daily service to Hagatna, weekend rides to the Flea Market in Dededo Village, and every Wednesday evening there is a special shuttle to Chammoro Village for Market Night.

Sightseeing:

Of course, our favorite way to see the sights is with the crazy, zany, Ride the Ducks Land & Sea Tour! This 100% safe amphibious vehicle is modeled after a World War II landing craft and drives right into the ocean and floats! The tour starts in the center of Tumon, and passes historic Hagatna, the new museum, cathedral, Asan WWII park, governor’s offices, boat basin and the ocean port. It is easily the most fun and interactive educational tour you will ever experience. Adults and kids have a chance to drive the boat! There is a multi-language audio system in English, Japanese, Korean, Chinese and Russian, so you won’t miss a word. They even give out “quackers!” Click here to book your tour now!

Nightlife:

Whether you are planning to see the Sandcastle’s Las Vegas-style magic show (with tigers!), the Tao Tao Tasi beach dinner show (with fire dancers!), take in a Big Sunset dinner cruise, or dance all night at the Globe nightclub, many packages include transportation to and from major hotels.

Taxis:

The Beach Bar and Grill is about one and a half kilometers north of central Tumon. That doesn’t sound like much, but you’ll want to make a whole day and maybe evening of it so you’ll likely have bags to carry. Just ask your hotel to call a taxi for you, and ask the restaurant to call one when you are ready to go back.

Renting a Car:

If you want to go here, you’ll probably want to rent a car.

If you want to venture out into the more remote parts of the island, you will probably want to rent a car or even an SUV. Most of the large hotels have car rental services conveniently on site. This makes it easy to rent for only the time you need (and you won’t need a car most days.) The price is comparable to rentals in the USA, although insurance may be somewhat more costly. But we do recommend getting full coverage. The roads can be rough and the drivers can be aggressive! Buckle up and stay safe!

 

 

Valentine’s Day in Guam – Romantic Nights for Two

There really is no better way to express your love on Valentine’s Day than to take in a sunset dinner at The Beach Bar and Grill (voted one of Guam’s most romantic restaurants by Trip Advisor.)

This Valentine’s Day The Beach is offering a special price of $99 per couple for dinner. (You can invite a friend for $75 per additional adult; there is no charge for a child or infant but no meal is included.)

This includes a shared salad, appetizer, and dessert (chocolate torte with raspberry creme, sweet pickled goosberries and pistachio brittle – very romantic!) and 2 entrees (your choice of beef fillet or almond-ginger-crusted ahi tuna) per couple. A third adult can get all of the above items at $75. Drinks are not included so expect to spend a little more on wine or cocktails. Transportation is also not included but there is free parking available.

The special is only available on Wednesday, February 14th. Call 646-6800 or reserve your table online now!

You can extend Valentine’s Day for the entire month of February. This month, SandCastle Guam is offering a special discount of $300 per couple, $150 per additional adult ($50 for a child with regular child menu; no charge for infants with no meal.)

This includes admission to the spectacular Sandcastle show with magic by “Zubrick,” and a 4-course meal with soup, salad, main entree (surf & turf), and chef’s Valentine special dessert, along with coffee or tea and one bottle of Petalo sparkling wine per couple.

It also includes one Sandcastle signature stuffed tiger per couple (a romantic souvenir of the occasion) AND admission to the Globe nightclub for later that evening so you can dance the night away after the show.

Guests enjoy exclusive seating, however, a booth cannot be guaranteed. It is possible to upgrade to VIP seats with an additional charge of $50 per person. All seats command an excellent view of the biggest and best Las-Vegas-style show in Guam!

Transportation to and from major hotels is included.

Call 1-671-646-8000 or click here to book online!

The romance can continue with a Big Sunset Dinner Cruise, with a special, limited-time price for couples of only $150 per couple. This includes not only a romantic cruise on our 53-foot cruise catamaran with vistas of gorgeous sunsets, dolphins, and Guam’s crystal clear waters; but also an all-you-can-eat buffet and all-you-can-drink beer and wine!

Enjoy dancing or peacefully gaze at the stars – our professional and courteous staff will ensure a night to remember forever!

Transportation is included; please call 671-646-8000 for reservations or book your tickets online here!

Snorkeling and Diving on Guam – 5 Great Choices

Two boys in water with snorkels and swim-masks
Snorkeling is fun for all ages!

The island of Guam is home to some of the finest snorkeling, skin-diving and SCUBA-diving on Earth. All ages and skill levels will be fascinated by our coral reefs and the multitude of colorful fishes and other wildlife (manta rays, sea turtles, and more) found just offshore.

While Guam is part of the United States, with all the amenities that implies, it is also remote enough that it remains an undisturbed tropical paradise, with gorgeous beaches and warm, sparkling clean waters, making it a destination diving location. Divers come here from all over the world, and there are literally dozens of dive-shops providing equipment, lessons, and certification all the way up to instructor level.

The very best time to go diving in Guam is coming up, from February to April, during the “dry” season when there are no storms to disturb the waters.

First, what is the difference between SCUBA diving and skin diving? SCUBA stands for Self-Contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus, and the intention is to “go deep and stay long.” On the other hand, skin diving, sometimes known as free diving, is done with a minimum of equipment, usually only a snorkel, mask, and fins. As with snorkeling, much time is spent on the surface, diving down only to get a closer look at the world below. Since most of the coral reefs on Guam are in less than 20 feet of water, skin divers experience no lack of underwater adventures.

If you are staying in Tumon you will most likely find yourself on the beach by Tumon Bay. This is the perfect location to get your feet wet with snorkeling and skin diving. The 1.5-mile beach fringes a large but shallow (2-4 feet) and calm lagoon, bordered by a coral reef with a steep drop-off on the ocean side for diving. Families with children will want to start here as it is close to the hotels, with bathrooms and restaurants for refreshment. This is the most accessible and busiest snorkeling spot on Guam.

Next, you’ll want to explore Gun Beach, a more secluded cove about a mile north of Tumon Bay. It is considered by many to have the best shore snorkeling on Guam, as well as one of the prettiest beaches. The lagoon has shallow areas protected by a coral reef hosting vibrant marine life, with channels to the open water where divers will find an even more diverse underwater environment.

There are no public bathrooms on Gun Beach but it is home to Guam’s fabulous Beach Bar and Grill. This is the perfect location to spend your days, in and out of the water, with excellent food, chaise lounges, volleyball and more. As days turn into night, you can watch a glorious sunset while eating burgers, Bar-B-Q, or local Chamorro cuisine. (Diving is hungry work!) Most nights there is also live entertainment.

Warning: Tables are often sold out due to Guam travelers’ feedback from FIT travelers and others, so reservations are highly recommended. There is also a sofa reservation available for larger groups or a romantic couple. You can book your table here — remember, once you come you won’t want to leave, so you might want to reserve a few days!

Another great diving spot is Gab Gab beach, though entry is restricted to those with passes to the US Naval Base. If you have a contact there it is worth the trouble because the waters are uncrowded and perfect for snorkeling and skin diving.

And if you have the inclination, try Ritidian Point at the northernmost part of the island. It’s a national wildlife refuge surrounded by jungle and limestone cliffs, making it incredibly pristine and remote. Not for beginners, here the reef line is prone to rip currents so be sure to take care when snorkeling.

SCUBA divers also have access to the deeper barrier reefs farther offshore, usually a 10- to 20-minute boat ride away. You will find many companies offering lessons for everyone from curious beginners to experienced divers, often also providing transportation to and from popular hotels. Ask your concierge for recommendations.

For more information, there is a wonderful book called Diving & Snorkeling Guide to Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands, by esteemed local photographer and diver Tim Rock, available on Amazon.

Safe and happy diving to all!

What to Pack for a Winter Vacation in Guam

January marks the end of the “rainy” season here in Guam, but it’s important to know that we get some rain all year long — just not as much. So you’ll want to pack a flexible wardrobe that can go from rain to shine, and from beach to bar.

First, of course, make sure you bring your bathing suit! Two is better than one, so that you always have a dry spare. Whether swimming, sitting by the pool or on the beach, you’ll find you live in your swimwear.

Add a light-weight cover-up for women, or a t-shirt for men – you’ll be glad you did! Also good are a sun-hat, sunglasses, and sun-screen. Remember Guam is close to the equator, and sunburn is no fun. (Plus it leads to skin damage or worse. Stay protected!)

A beach bag will carry all your essentials like phone, key-card, credit card and ID. Save room for a water bottle – it’s important to keep hydrated. A solar-charger for your phone is handy. Don’t forget a book or a ball! (Unless you’re at The Beach Bar and Grill, where they have volleyballs and more for your entertainment.)

If you have special swimming gear like flippers, a snorkel and mask or goggles, or floaties for the kids, you’ll want to pack them. You can always rent or purchase these items here in Guam, but if you already have them, you’ll be able to use them from the moment you arrive. Guam has excellent options for snorkeling and diving, which we will talk about in our next post.

A lightweight jacket with a hood, or a poncho, or a collapsible umbrella will get you through those brief rainy squalls.

Flip-flops or sandals are popular choices for daytime footwear. You might consider bringing a dressier pair of shoes for evening. If you like to hike, Guam has some lovely trails (which we will also discuss soon.) Bring a day-pack and comfortable, sturdy shoes!

A few mix-and-match pieces of clothing in lightweight fabrics will round out your wardrobe. For men, slacks and a nice shirt. For women, well — you know what you want to wear already.

Don’t forget that as the sun goes down, Guam starts to sizzle! One evening you’ll want to take in a Las Vegas style dinner show at the Sandcastle, on another a beach Bar-B-Q show at the Taotao Tasi, and on another enjoy a spectacular Big Sunset Dinner Cruise (bring your jacket – it can get breezy!)

If you like your nightlife spicy-hot, The Globe Nightclub is not to be missed! Bring your party clothes and dancing shoes!

For a current weather forecast, check out The Weather Channel.

(chart from mariana-islands.climatemps.com)

New Year’s Eve Events

Looking for New Year’s Eve celebrations in Guam? We have 3!

The Globe Nightclub, Guam’s hottest spot for partying and nightlife in the center of Tumon, is featuring a special New Year’s theme “Black Ties and Lingerie.” The dancing will go into the wee hours with the latest music, famous DJs, Lingerie Models, Go-Go Girls, and state-of-the art light and sound.

The Globe offers a shuttle service to / from local hotels so you can drink and dance until you are ready to drop! Free parking also available. Regular admission starts from $10. The package which includes 1 drink and transportation, normally $30, is available at only $24.

Party like it’s 2018 on the largest dance floor on Guam!

The Beach Bar and Grill is heating up with a special celebration on the water, featuring a countdown to midnight. Watch the spectacular fireworks from the sand or your chaise lounge! The Beach Bar offers the best sunset viewpoint on Guam, casual dining, BBQ platters and live entertainment. Best of all, there’s no cover charge! This is casual celebrating at its best – bring your bikini and a beach ball!

Finally, the SandCastle dinner theater will have two special shows featuring acrobats, magic, tigers, and Las Vegas style showgirls, a free gift of New Years Party Props, with the later show culminating in a New Year’s countdown. All dinner guests will receive a complimentary glass of champagne to make a toast with the SandCastle cast members at the Countdown for New Years. Cast members will be coming down from the stage to meet and greet all guests right after countdown.

Seating options range from Budget Show to VIP Dinner Show. Where-ever you sit you will experience a fabulous combination entree of Lobster Tail & Filet Mignon steaks.

Most packages include bus pickup and drop-off so you can completely relax and enjoy.

The Sandcastle was voted Guam’s Best Tourist Attraction by Guam’s Visitors’ Bureau, but this show will be the most incredible of the year!

We will have 10% – 20% discounts on both shows through our site.

Click here for more information and special pricing on all three events!

How to Pack for Your Fall Vacation in Guam

Guam is a beautiful island country with plenty of beaches, sun and fun. But most people probably think of the island as a summer destination, but what about fall?

Here is a guide for packing for your fall Guam vacation.

  1. It’s still warm

Guam has a tropical climate and temperatures are still in the mid-80s (F). That means packing like its summer: loose fitting, light-weight clothing. As always, natural fibers,        such as cotton, are best.

  1. Rain

Fall is Guam’s rainy season, which is good if you want to save money as people generally prefer to travel during the dry season. Umbrellas can be cumbersome to pack. I recommend a light weight rain coat or poncho.

If it is raining, you probably won’t be hitting the beach though.

  1. Indoor fun

Even if it’s raining, there’s still plenty of fun to be had in Guam. Treat yourself to Guam’s only Las Vegas style show with the SandCastle Dinner Theater.

Featuring magic, acrobats and tigers, this is fun for everyone and the show runs rain or shine.

  1. The clubs are open

For adults, Guam has a fantastic club scene, and you’ll want to look your best. Remember to pack your dancing shoes and a cute outfit for Guam’s only multi-level dance club.

  1. Hats are your friend

When it’s not raining it’s nice and sunny, so remember to bring a wide brimmed hat to keep the sun off your face.

  1. Bring your appetite

Fall is the perfect time to expand your palette, and Guam is just the place to do it. Home to cuisine from all over the world, you’ll find old favorites and new delights on your trip to Guam.

  1. A sense of adventure and fun

There are many wonderful things to do and see in Guam, don’t let the fact that most people don’t view fall as vacation season hold you back from the trip of a lifetime.

 

Destination Wedding Guide: Guam Edition

You’ve decided you want to host your wedding in a tropical paradise. You’ve got plenty of options, but have you considered Guam?

Guam has everything you need to make your destination wedding beautiful and successful, and it’s a perfect honeymoon destination. But I’m sure you have a lot of questions about how to make your Guam wedding happen, so here is a handy FAQ to get started.

Do we need a wedding planner?

When it comes to destination weddings it’s usually advised to have a wedding planner, unless you can make frequent trips to the destination beforehand to make arrangements and meet with vendors.

The internet makes research and communication easier, but a local wedding planner will have contacts with flower merchants, halls, local musicians, everything you need for a wedding, and may be able to save you money by knowing when the off season is.

How do we get a marriage license in Guam?

Getting a marriage license on Guam is a multi-step process. A wedding planner should be able to help you to a certain extent, but most of the work has to be done by the couple in Guam.

You’ll need to make sure you have a photo ID (passport, driver’s license, etc.) and birth certificates for both the bride and groom. Both parties will need to present themselves at the Office of Vital Statistics to fill out the application and pay the fee. There is a 5 day waiting period after the application is filed before you can get married.

Note: Non-U.S Citizens need a “Marriage License Affidavit” form from the Office of Vital Statistics. This must must be completed and notarized on Guam.

Within 10 days of the ceremony the couple must take the signed marriage certificate to the Vital Statistics Office where they will receive a certified copy of the marriage certificate.

Should I buy my wedding dress in Guam or bring one with me?

This is up to you. Guam has bridal shops where you can buy or even rent a dress for your big day. Remember, if you want to buy a dress locally, you’ll have to travel for fittings; I don’t recommend waiting until just a few days before to buy your dress.

Discuss your options with a wedding planner in advance.

What about tuxedo rentals?

Guam has plenty of options for renting tuxedos for the groom and groomsmen.  This is something that should be discussed in advance with a wedding planner.

What about catering the reception?

Guam is a food lover’s paradise, with cuisine from all over the world. If you rent a hall for the reception they may have their own kitchen or catering service they work with, so be prepared to have a discussion with your wedding planner or the hall if you want a certain type of food.

If you’re choice is a beach picnic there are many catering options available.

But maybe your guest list is small, and you’d rather host your reception at a restaurant. With Guam you’re in luck. Whether you want a buffet, sushi or local Chomorro cuisine, Guam has a restaurant that can accommodate you.

What about the rehearsal dinner?

As stated above, Guam has an amazing array of restaurants. But for something truly special, treat you guests and wedding party to a dinner and a show.

The TaoTao Tasi Beach Show showcases Polynesian dancers and a fire show combined with a delicious BBQ buffet. They accommodate groups, such as wedding parties, and can offer discounts and upgrades, so contact them in advance to make special arrangements. They are also currently offering a complimentary VIP upgrades for newlyweds.

We want something intimate and romantic before or after the wedding, what can we do?

If you’re looking for something romantic, I recommend the Big Sunset Dinner Cruise. Enjoy a romantic sunset dinner, unlimited drinks, and dolphin watching with stargazing after it gets dark.

This is Guam’s only dinner cruise, so why not spend your romantic evening on it?

What about the bachelor/bachelorette party?

You can party on the beach or in your hotel room, of course, but why not put on your dancing shoes and hit Guam’s largest night club, the Globe. This three floor night club boasts multiple dance floors and a live DJ every night.

Best of all, the Globe offers a drop off service at your hotel so you can dance, drink and party all night without worries. Pick up service is also available, but you have to arrange it ahead of time.

There are so many reasons to make Guam the site of your destination wedding. So get in touch with a planner and make your dream happen today.

10 Reasons Why You Should Go to Guam for Your Family Vacation

Guam is a beautiful island with amazing beaches, delicious international cuisine, and the Globe, a multi-level dance club with a live DJ every night. So no surprise that many people think of Guam solely as an adult vacation spot.

Think again! Guam is the perfect vacation spot for the whole family. Yes, even if you have young children. The island is small; most everything you want to do will be close by, so no long drives. The weather is mild all year round, so Guam is the perfect destination for your kid’s winter vacation. And most importantly, there’s plenty to see and do, so you and you’re kids won’t get bored.

Not convinced yet? Here are 10 reasons why you should make Guam the destination of your next family vacation.

  1. Cultural Experiences

Chamorro Village is an outdoor mall in Hagatna that is open every day, but Wednesday evenings are special. From 5:30 PM – 9:30 PM the mall becomes an outdoor market with cultural dancing and cheap food, from $1 for a chicken or pork BBQ sticks and $2 for banana lumpia.

If you want to bring home special souvenirs, this is the time and place to buy them.

  1. Snorkeling

Always wanted to show you kids the wonders of underwater nature but live in a landlocked area? Then it’s time to go to Guam. Gun beach is just one great beach for snorkeling. But remember to bring beach shoes or diving booties to protect your feet from the corals.

  1. Submarine Tour

Atlantis Guam offers a unique opportunity for the whole family to view undersea life from inside a real submarine. This tour operates rain or shine, so don’t let weather stop you or your kids from enjoying a tour.

  1. Walk Underwater

Have kids that are a bit older and are worried they’ll be bored? Take them on a Sea Trek tour. This tour offers helmet diving, allowing you to walk underwater and see a protected marine area from outside a confining boat.

  1. The Ducks

No, I don’t mean the birds; I’m talking about the amphibious vehicles that go on land and in the water. Forget boring car rides all over the island, Kids love riding the ducks. And with tours in multiple languages, there’s no better way to take your family sightseeing.

  1. Magic

Guam is home to the only Las Vegas style magic show outside Las Vegas. Sandcastle Guam features a family friendly magic show, live tigers and amazing acrobats. Don’t want to have to figure out where to eat beforehand? That’s great; Sandcastle Guam has a dinner and show option. What’s not to love?

Through September 30, 2017 kids get in free if you book the show only option. If you prefer to do dinner and a show, kids get in for only $15.

  1. TaoTao Tasi Dinner Show

Accompanied by an all you can eat buffet; the TaoTao Tasi dinner show is a gorgeous spectacle. This special show features performances of ancient Chamorro warriors, dancers from the Tahiti Islands and Samoan fire dancers. It’s great entertainment for adults and kids and the buffet means even the pickiest eaters can find something they like.

Until the end of September children get in free with the show only plan and cost only $15 if you do dinner as well.

As a special bonus, there are Polynesian dance lessons offered to children at the show during dinner, also till the end of September.

  1. Dinner Cruise

Think dinner cruises are only for couples looking for some romance? Not true, the Big Sunset Dinner Cruise is perfect for families. Kids can enjoy fun fishing activities during the day, and possibly see some dolphins, and everyone can enjoy star-gazing away from the city lights at night.

  1. Food Choices

One of the best parts of vacation is eating out, but when you have kids you have to worry about what everyone will eat. The great thing about Guam is that there are so many choices. Whether you want tried and true American cuisine or to introduce your family to sushi, Guam is the place for it.

  1. Guam is amazing

There’s so much to see and do that this small list can’t incorporate all of it. So pack up your family and take them on an amazing trip they’ll remember forever.

 

 

 

Primer on Chamorro History & Culture Pt. 2

Chamorro culture is unique in the pacific. They have their own myths and storytelling traditions. The Chamorro also have their own unique dancing and singing styles, different from other Polynesian cultures.

So before you head for Guam, read up on the Chamorro culture with part two of this primer.

 

  1. Storytelling

Storytelling is the traditional way of passing down knowledge from one generation to the next among the Chamorro. Storytellers are venerated members of Chamorro society and are viewed as educators.

Chamorro culture is filled with myths and legends that are passed down for entertainment and education purposes.

 

  1. Myths & Legends

Local legends are a very important part of Chamorro culture. The Chamorro even have their version of the Romeo and Juliet story.  The legend of Puntan Dos Amantes tells of two Chamorro who loved each other, but couldn’t be together because they were from different classes.

Want to know how it ends? Read the story here.

 

  1. Dancing

The Chamorro people, like the indigenous peoples of Polynesia, have a rich cultural history of dance. Unfortunately, descriptions of ancient Chamorro dances are vague.

However, there has been a resurgence of interest in Chamorro dancing on Guam in recent years. Dance troupes have formed and teach modern Chamorro the dances of their ancestors.

If you’re interested in seeing Chamorro style dancing, as well as other beautiful Polynesian styles, make time to see the TaoTao Tasi Beach Show when you’re in Guam. This show features Chamorro dancers, Samoan fire dancers and Polynesian dancers from Tahiti.

 

  1. Music

Music is an important part of the Chamorro culture and takes many forms. Chamorro music has undergone many changes over the years due to occupations by the Spain and the USA, however, traditional music still exists.

A traditional Chamorro instrument called the Belembaotuyan, made from a hollow gourd and strung with a taut wire, has seen resurgence in popularity in recent years.

Check out this video to see how they are made, or skip to 6:59 to hear one played.

 

  1. Kantan Singing

The Kantan style of singing was, and still is, a very popular type of entertainment for the Chamorro people of Guam. It was also used as a distraction during long hours of work.

A singer would begin the round with a four-line chant that might refer romantically or teasingly to another person in the group. This was a challenge, and the challenged person would then take up the song and so on

Primer on Chamorro History & Culture Pt. 1

The Chamorro, the indigenous people of Guam, have a history that isn’t widely known. And despite resurgence in interest, their culture is still not widely understood.  So before you visit Guam, brush up with part 1 of this primer.

  1. History

The Chamorro are the indigenous people of Guam. Archaeological evidence shows that the Chamorro people, linked by language and culture, have lived in the Marianas Islands, including Guam, for more than 4000 years.

The Spanish began colonization of Guam in the mid-16th century. During this period, Spanish customs and the language were imported to Guam. The Spanish also converted the native Chamorro population to Catholicism.

In 1898 the United States took Guam during the Spanish-American War. The island briefly came under Japanese occupation during WWII but was recaptured by U.S. forces.

After WWII, Chamorro leaders lobbied for greater autonomy for Guam from the US and were successful in getting the island a civilian government for the first time in 1950.

  1. Religion

Today, thanks to the Spanish occupation of Guam, most inhabitants of Guam are Catholic.  However, before they were converted, the Chamorro people worshipped the Taotaomo’na, the spirits of their ancestors.

Contact with the Spanish changed how these spirits were viewed, over time these spirits have become viewed as demons and ghosts.  However, ancestor worship was not completely erased by conversion to Catholicism, as many people still venerate their ancestors side-by-side with Catholic saints.

  1. Food

Guam’s modern food scene is the definition of international.  A visitor can find restaurants serving Japanese, Chinese, Korean, American, and many other types of food. But this is a more recent development.

Ancient Chamorro people lived off what they could grow on land and fish from the sea. They ate a diet heavy in seafood, edible seaweeds and coconut before the Spanish came.

  1. Architecture

As with other parts of Chamorro culture, their architecture was influenced by the Spanish occupation of the island. The remains of traditional Chamorro architecture can be seen in the latte stones that can be found throughout the island.

Latte stones are support pillars carved from basalt or limestone topped with a circular stone.