Guam, USA

Guam is the largest and southernmost of the Mariana islands located in the western South Pacific Ocean. It is a US territory which is home to a current US military base. Guam is truly a tropical island paradise. At the Northern end of the island is a plateau of rolling hills and cliffs rising to 600 feet above sea level. Waterfalls, rivers and bays abound throughout Guam's central and southern areas. The capital city of Guam is Hagåtña and its most popular beaches are located at Tumon Bay.

Guam boasts excellent conditions for scuba diving and has a number of water parks and beach clubs that offer pools, water slides, and various other water sports. Other popular outdoor leisure activities include hiking (boonie stomping), skydiving, parasailing, deep-sea sport fishing and more.

Things to see and do

* Hagåtña
* Apra Harbor
* Tumon Bay
* Chamorro Village public market
* Joseph Flores beach park

Cruise Season – Jan - Dec
Currency – US dollar (USD)
Language – English, Chammaro, Japanese
Land Area – 541.3 km² (Guam)
Population – 175,000 approx
Electricity – 2 angled flat pins and 1 round pin centred below Australian style
Time – GMT plus ten hours
International Country Telephone Code – + 1 - 671

Port Location – The commercial port is located at the northern end of the Apra Harbor.

Transport Links – Won Pat Guam International Airport (GUM) is the only civilian gateway to the island. The main airline servicing Guam is Continental Micronesia, a branch of Continental Airlines, which offers non-stop service to Honolulu (continuing through to Houston) as well as nonstop flights to various destinations in Asia, Australia and Micronesia.

All other services to Guam is through East Asia on Northwest and JAL (both serving Tokyo, Osaka and Nagoya), Korean Air (Seoul), ANA (Osaka), China Airlines (Taipei) and Philippine Airlines (Manila).

There is no regular ferry service from Guam, but cruise ships do stop in Guam on various itineraries, generally as part of a Pacific crossing or world circumnavigation.

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