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L’Andersen Air Force Base, située à l’extrémité de l’île, témoigne de la défense militaire américaine érigée durant la guerre de 1939-1945. Découvrez le rôle décisif de Guam dans l’histoire de la Seconde Guerre mondiale au Pacific War Museum, ainsi qu’au War in the Pacific National Historical Park.

L’île possède une histoire longue de quatre millénaires et plus de 130 de ses sites sont répertoriés au National Register of Historic Places (Registre national des lieux historiques). Explorez la légende derrière Two Lovers Point et assistez à des démonstrations culturelles à Chamorro Village. Visitez la capitale Hågatña à l’occasion d’un circuit à pied de quatre kilomètres qui s’arrête dans 17 sites historiques. Venez admirer les pierres de latte, ces piliers ancestraux coiffés d’un rocher en forme de tasse, qui servaient à soutenir les habitations.

Détendez-vous sur quelques-unes des plus belles plages de l’île, comme Ypao Beach Park, Ritidian Point, Tumon Beach et Gun Beach. Au large, une chance rare attend les plongeurs : explorer deux navires de deux guerres différentes, gisant côte à côte au fond de l’océan. Le croiseur allemand SMS Cormoran II a sombré pendant la Première Guerre mondiale, tandis que le cargo japonais Tokai Maru a coulé pendant la Seconde Guerre mondiale.

Séjournez dans le quartier de Tumon Bay, qui compte plusieurs hôtels, restaurants, attractions et lieux de divertissement. Sur Guam, vous en avez vraiment pour votre argent puisqu’aucune taxe n’est appliquée sur les achats.

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Ancient Chamorro village in Guam
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Guam has two official languages, English and Chamorro, the indigenous language.

Guam’s fine coral ‘sand’ on Ritidian Beach
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What you see on Guam’s beaches is fine coral, not sand, and it’s also what they mix with cement to make their roads.

A jungle waterfall in Guam
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An Imperial Japanese Army sergeant found on Guam in 1972 hid in the jungle for nearly 30 years after World War II ended.

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Gorgeous views from Ritidian Point’s beach

Ritidian Point

Nearly 20 kilometers north of Tumon Bay and set within the Guam National Wildlife Refuge, you’ll find this perfectly preserved white beach, where swimming, sunbathing and total serenity are popular pastimes.

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Governor Joseph Flores Memorial Park (Ypao Beach)

This family-friendly, accessible beach offers plenty of amenities and plays host to lots of events, including concerts at the bandstand. Also designated a marine preserve area, Ypao is known for its great snorkeling.

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The interior of Dulce Nombre de Maria Cathedral-Basilica

Dulce Nombre de Maria Cathedral-Basilica

Find this soaring structure built on the site of a 1669 Catholic Mission cathedral (the first here) along the Hagatna Heritage Walking Trail. Marvel at the glorious interior, which enshrines Santa Marian Kamalen, Patroness of Guam.

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Asan Beach Overlook in War in the Pacific National Historical Park

War in the Pacific National Historical Park

Stop in to T. Stell Newman Visitor Center, the park’s new museum commemorating bravery and sacrifices during World War II, featuring interactive exhibits and artifacts. Outside, explore coral reefs, wetlands and forests where you can fish, hike, snorkel or dive.

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Shipwreck diving in Guam

Apra Harbor Shipwrecks

Divers have long considered Guam a major diving destination, mainly because of the many shipwrecks found within minutes of each other in this harbor. Discover World War I and World War II vessels while moving through the 28-degree Celsius waters that are teeming with marine life.

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Cocos Island

Less than 2 kilometers off the southern tip of Guam is this enchanting island. Encircled by a turquoise lagoon, there’s plenty to do along its beautiful shores, including diving, windsurfing and fishing. The Cocos Island Resort offers even more.

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Snorkeling in Tumon Bay

Tumon Bay

High cliffs and sandy beaches ring the bay in the busy tourist district, which is also a marine preserve and features a popular public beach. Lining the shore are dozens of hotels, shopping centers, water parks and high-rises.

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Stunning views and photo opportunities from Two Lovers Point

Puntan Dos Amantes, or Two Lovers Point

Visit this cliff overlooking the Philippine Sea, where Chamorro legend says two lovers leaped so they could be together forever. The view from the 112-meter peak makes this Guam’s No. 1 tourist attraction.

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Taking in the view from Fort Soledad

Fort Soledad, Umatac

One of four fortifications built in the 1800s by the Spanish to protect Umatac, Fort Soledad is on a steep bluff. From the sentry post, get a spectacular view of the village, bay, mountains and coastline.

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Coconut husking display at Gef Pa’go Cultural Village

Gef Pa’go Cultural Village

To preserve local culture and pass down traditions, elder Chamorros demonstrate arts, crafts and cooking in this living Inarajan museum of thatched huts, modeled after a World War II-era community.

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Hot Air Balloon flying over Asheville, North California
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