CHOCK-FULL of diverse attractions against a stunning backdrop of oceanic vistas of the Pacific, Guam is an island in Micronesia well-known not only for pristine beaches and ocean waters that teem with underwater life, but also for rich historic sights representing a melting pot of Asian, European, Pacific Rim and American cultures.
The tourist hub at Tumon Bay in Guam, on the other hand, provides visitors with just about every kind of modern commercial offerings they can ask for – from duty-free shopping to a variety of multicultural restaurants, there is plenty to keep you occupied.
Along the bay lies a row of hotels and resorts, offering refreshing variety for every type of traveler, regardless the purpose of their visit.
Here are a few to consider if you want to make the most out of your Guam getaway.
Soaring 30-stories high, the Dusit Thani Guam Resort stands out as the first and only five-star resort in Guam, and also houses the first and only convention center and hydrothermal spa in the island. Uniquely Dusit Thani, the entire resort features an inimitable blend of local Guam culture fused with Thai hospitality and style.
Guests are presented with six types of suites and villas to choose from. Whether it’s the deluxe suite with lush green views or the villa with panoramic vistas of the sea, every single one is fully furnished with only the best amenities. The most expansive amongst these accommodations is Villa Azul, the first of its kind in Guam with facilities that include a private pool, terrace, living/dining room as well as a kitchen and spa room.
There’s a wonderful mix of dining options at Dusit Thani Guam, inspired by both local and global tastes. The Exclusive Club Lounge on the topmost floor also welcomes all Dusit Club and Suite guests to enjoy panoramic views while enjoying a selection of refreshments.
For those who want a relaxing massage, the hotel’s Devarana Spa offers a variety of Thai healing therapies along with special Guam-inspired treatments. Guests can also opt to use the spa’s exclusive hydrothermal facilities, which comprise a steam room, sauna, a vitality pool and a Vichy shower room.
Catering to a wide range of business and social events, the first and only Guam Convention Center at Dusit Thani Guam provides ample space and great service to ensure every event is a successful and memorable one. Read more…
Located at the heart of Tamuning and just 10 minutes away from the airport, Sheraton Laguna Guam Resort is within close vicinity to the popular Tanguisson Beach as well as a plethora of tourist attractions.
Tucked within a quiet, serene environment with panoramic views of the Philippines Sea and Pacific Ocean, there are a total of 318 guest rooms which includes the corner suite – a guest favourite that features a private outdoor Jacuzzi overlooking the ocean.
The centerpiece of Sheraton Laguna Guam is the extensive three-tiered lagoon housing an infinity pool that “flows” out to the breathtaking views of sea and island skyline. All around, guests are further treated to exclusive modern resort facilities at the fitness area and Sheraton Club Lounge.
Gastronomical experiences are a key highlight as well – each of the five unique dining spaces at Sheraton Laguna Guam provides a variety of cuisine choices to satiate different tastes. For something different, the Bayside BBQ restaurant offers an all-you-can-eat Chamorro-style barbecue accompanied by complimentary beer and wine along with a Chamorro dance show.
If fine dining is on your itinerary, The President (Nippon) Restaurant serves traditionally-prepared Japanese food, teppanyaki, and Asian fusion entrees in an intimate setting.
Whether it’s a wedding or a business function, Sheraton Laguna Guam has over 9,600 square feet of ballroom and banquet spaces to host almost every kind of event. There is also a uniquely designed White Arrow Chapel with views of the infinity pool and lagoon for wedding celebrations. Read more…
Looking out to the splendid views of Tumon Bay, Lotte Hotel Guam is located next to the tourist hub of Guam, offering guests a variety of options from shopping centers, restaurants and cafes to cultural sights and attractions.
What immediately stands out is the interior; impeccably designed by world-renowned architect HBA to incorporate a contemporary yet cosy ambience throughout the property. From the entrance, a magnificent lobby greets guests instantly while a unique terrace captures the surrounding beachfront vistas and lends the hotel a relaxing vibe.
The hotel’s 222 guests rooms are spread out across two wings – the tower wing and island wing, each offering panoramic views and a range of luxurious amenities. The hotel also provides plenty of facilities to help guests unwind, including an outdoor pool, fitness center, and a kids’ room.
Guests can also choose to have a relaxing meal or drink at one of the hotel’s restaurants or bar and lounges. La Seine restaurant, named after the famous river in France, serves a delicious buffet spread and a selection of ala carte dishes prepared from the open kitchen stations. The Lounge & Deli as well as the Horizon Cafe-Pool bar on the other hand offer cool tropical drinks and unique cocktails.
Lotte Hotel Guam is also fully-equipped with meeting and banquet facilities complemented by excellent services. Each of their five halls can accommodate events of any size and type, whether it’s a business seminar or wedding reception.
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