Hafa Adai (hello!) and welcome to Guam, a bucket list worthy paradise of secret beaches, scuba diving, hikes and more. Guam is home to approximately 200,000 people, comprised of 160,000 locals (yes, they are US citizens) and 4,000 United States military. Guam is the largest island of the Mariana Islands chain in the Western Pacific area called Micronesia. Prior to ceding to the US after the Spanish-American War Guam’s history extended back to 2000 B.C. with the native Chamorro people. Chamorro matriarchal culture of women as head of household is a main reason that Chamorro culture has survived. Located in the Pacific Ocean roughly between Japan and Australia, the island is multicultural, which is exhibited through its Asian and South Pacific influences in food and hospitality. Hiking, surfing, paddle boarding, snorkeling, diving. Whatever you fancy, there is no shortage of outdoor activities and watersports here. Bargain hunters will appreciate the tax-free shopping!