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GETTING THERE

United flies from Reagan National to Guam, connecting through Houston and Honolulu. The carrier also offers service between Guam and Saipan. Delta flies from National and Washington Dulles to Guam but stops in Japan, so you’ll need a passport.

WHERE TO STAY

Holiday Resort and Spa

881 Pale San Vitores Rd., Tumon, Guam

671-647-7272

holidayresortguam.com

Full-service hotel in main tourist area with restaurant, spa, fitness center and pool. Near airport, beach and shopping. Rates from $125.

Hotel Nikko

245 Gun Beach Rd., Tumon

800-645-5687

www.jalhotels.com

Japanese-owned luxury hotel is tucked between Tumon Bay and Gun Beach. All rooms have balconies and water views. Rates from $125.

Fiesta Resort and Spa

Beach Road, Saipan

670-234-6412

www.fiestasaipan.com/index.php

The resort’s back yard is the beach. Modern rooms and loads of extra amenities, such as billiards, tennis, an outdoor bar, a Polynesian show, various restaurants, etc. Steps from the entertainment, dining and shopping of Garapan. Rates from $120.

WHERE TO EAT

Jeff’s Pirates Cove

Route 4, Ipan Talofofo, Guam

670-789-8646

jeffspiratescove.com

Lively restaurant and bar with American, seafood and Greek options, plus a museum and entertainment. Dishes from $10.

Proa Restaurant

Ypao Beach, Pale San Vitores Rd., Tumon

671-646-7762

Chamorro-Asian fusion dishes such as hibachi-style spare ribs and mochiko-crusted izumidai (tilapia). Entrees from about $13.

Shirley’s Coffee Shop

Century Hotel, Garapan, Saipan

670-233-4519

www.shirleyscoffeeshop.com/saipan

Serves Chamorro, Filipino and American cuisine, such as chop suey, congee and fried rice (including a spicy Spam version), 24 hours a day. Second location in Susupe. Dishes from $6.

WHAT TO DO

War in the Pacific National Historical Park

T. Stell Newman Visitor Center

Marine Corps Drive, Guam

671-333-4050

www.nps.gov/wapa/index.htm

Free visitor center with film and exhibits (open daily 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m). Also several outdoor WWII sites around the island, such as Asan and Agat Beach units.

Lina’la’ Chamorro Cultural Park

Gun Beach, Tumon

671-646-9512

Learn about Chamorro culture at the museum and through demos in the model village. Daily 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. U.S. citizens $10.

American Memorial Park

Micro Beach Road, Saipan

670-234-7207

www.nps.gov/amme/index.htm

National Park Service visitor center open Wednesday-Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Park also includes attractions such as Carillon Belltower, U.S. Memorial Court of Honor and Flag Circle, and Micro Beach. Free.

Guam Boonie Stompers

670-787-8830

www.facebook.com/guambooniestompersinc

Group leads hikes every Saturday. Meet at 9 a.m. in the center court of Chamorro Village in Hagatna. $2.

INFORMATION

www.visitguam.org

www.mymarianas.com

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