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first timer

will be going to guam for 3 days 2 nights and will be staying at the royal orchard..what are the must see sites?restos?shops?

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1. Re: first timer

guam does not have a lot to see, culturally, that is. don't expect open arm friendliness- this is not the philippines; and they let you know it! shops- duty free in tumon and ben franklin- good souvenirs, restaurants- nothing to write home about: micronesia mall food court is ok, thai and vietnamese places on marine drive are good, or try to go to a local fiesta if you can- food is great, though if you are not chamorro, you will be the token. beaches- tumon bay in tumon, and tarague beach at andersen airforce base; if you can get in. believe it or not, the jersey shore has overall better beaches!

there is such a seperation on guam between local and military- the military has better stores, prices, facilities, etc. compared to the local population, and for a non DOD civilian to gain access to that advantage is almost impossible, which has forced an underground economy- goods are smuggled or stolen out of the bases and sold at a profit, but still at a price considerably lower than the local establishments.

night life: lights nightclub is the hangout, but if you are a male statesider, get used to the answer no( filipinos have a little better luck because guamanians consider them non-caucasian), or at least being ignored by the females- they prefer local guys. this is not wanchai in hong kong! the sandcastle also has dancing, and there is also the hard rock.

visit two lovers point, WW2 memorial in agat, and hike to the top of Mt. Lam Lam- only 1500 ft. rent a car- very little public transportation. beware- guam has manhattan prices with a mayberry RFD culture. it's very provincial here. ok to visit, but you wouldn't want to settle on this island. try mindanao- great cuisine, prices, beaches, and lots of friendly ladies!

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2. Re: first timer

The previous responder lived on Guam a long time ago (over a decade) and is pretty outdated on a lot of his info. For example, Ben Franklin has been defunct for a long time. Zerk has a much better handle on things.

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3. Re: first timer

Royal Orchid is well located for the beach, nightlife, and shopping. Look out for the trolley bus that can take you to the shopping malls. I'd recommend renting a car for one day so that you can drive around the island (have lunch at Jeff's Pirates Cove in Talofofo), Two Lovers Point, War in the Pacific Memorial Park.. and if you're there on the weekend, hopefully a fiesta! If you happen to be on island on a Wednesday, you should visit the Chamorro Village's night market which is located in Hagatna, only a few minutes away from your hotel.

As for restaurants, what type of cuisine do you favor and how fancy do you like it?

Disregard the first reply you received - this gentleman has posted before and seems to be more disgruntled about the ladies turning him down than anything else ;)

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