Ever wonder where your next best destination will be this year?
A place where you would love every facet of your trip.
Well, the Guam Visitors Bureau in the Philippines made sure I get the idea of the place I should be crossing out on my bucket list this year – GUAM!
It didn’t take me too long to wanting to visit the island soon.
So, whether it is a solo trip to see the beauty of nature, to couples having a romantic out-of-the-country tour or a family/group getaway, there are many reasons why you should love to visit Guam this 2017, here are some of them:
1. Love Yourself
If you want to pamper yourself with relaxation and stuff or test yourself physically, Guam is place to go this year.
Visitors can achieve maximum relaxation with luxurious spa treatments or snooze peacefully on the beach in the shade of a palm tree. If getting healthy and fit is the goal, the annual Guam International Marathon and Ko’ko Half Marathon attract thousands of travelers every year. Plus, Guam is a paradise for shoppers since goods that you buy are tax-free so, you get the best price deals if you compare it on a regular store elsewhere.
2. Love Family and Friends
If you want to create lasting memories with your family and friends, Guam can be your spot to make all those. With countless marine sports and loads of other fun activities like waterparks, dinner and magic shows, museums and cultural centers, festivals, fiestas and night markets.
3. Love Food and Drink
When traveling, food is one of the things that you should be trying in a new place. In Guam, you can always make sure that there are foods and drinks that you can find interesting to try, for the first time, or come back to. The Chamorro barbecue, red rice and chicken kelaguen are world famous. If that isn’t enough, Guam has restaurants of nearly every cuisine that will surely lease even the most particular palate.
4. Love History and Culture
If you love facts, history and culture, Guam has 131 sites across the island that are listed on the National Register of Historic Places that weave a fascinating tale of the island’s struggles, resilience and victories that date back thousands of years.
Learn more about Guam in a different, more personal way, far better than just browsing through the web or watching on TV.
5. Love the Environment
People like me who likes nature adventure, will definitely love Guam as it has picturesque landscapes. Very evident on the photos all over the internet about the island’s natural beauty. Of course, it is better taking them yourself than just looking at it on photo.
6. Love Romance
And if you’re looking for a romantic destination with your special someone, then Guam is a place to be. Whether as a destination for marriage, honeymoon or even rekindling years of being together, the Western Pacific island is a haven for lovers.
7. Close to Manila
Guam is just 3 1/2 hours away from Manila. A very close US territory destination to Philippines. According to Carmel Carpio of the Guam Visitors Bureau in the Philippines, Filipinos can get a “Guam Only” Visa from the US Embassy as an option for those not having a US Visa yet.
8. More Flight Options
Three carriers are now having direct flights to Guam giving more options for Filipino travelers wanting to go to Guam : United Airlines, Cebu Pacific and Philippine Airlines, so you have more choices of prices, amenities and schedules for you trip to the island.
Even Fil-Canadian Internet sensation Mikey Bustos fell in love with the island after his first visit. Now, he is even looking for property to buy and stay in whenever in Guam as he said, the island is beautiful, safe and really worth his time staying at.
You can also Visit the Guam booth at the Philippine Travel Agencies Association (PTAA) Travel Tour Expo from February 10-12, 2017 at the 2nd floor, SMX Convention Center, MOA Complex, Pasay City, to get special rates on visiting the island.
As for me and my fiancee Cristelle of GirlandBoyThing.com, this is definitely a place we will consider going to this year, especially when she heard the “tax-free” shopping. Hahaha.
See you all in Guam. Hafa adai!