Have you visited Guam? Do you have favorite place that you visited in the island? Here’s my top places that I visited in the island based on my preferences. I hope it helps you to create your own list when planning to visit Guam – one of the US Territory in the Pacific.
This is my favorite spot that I was able to reached while traveling around the island. This is the place that requires hiking which means you need an effort to see the place. Pagat Point is one of the amazing lookout or viewpoint to appreciate in the island. The Pagat Cave is an added bonus for the adventures that wanted to have activity with the nature.
I love this falls because it requires me to do a hiking even though it was not really a mountain. Another falls that I discover as part of my travel adventures. And I had a great time sit on its walls and enjoys the waterfalls.
Though I was scared in swimming a deep-sea water and even I was uncomfortable with my fins, I still love this place because of the colourful fishes under the water. I just need more exposure and experience with similar adventure.
Asan Bay Overlook now offers panoramic view of War In the Pacific National Historical Park in Nimitz Hill, Asan Bay and Fish Eye Marine Park. It also a reminder of its significance on the freedom of Guam from Japanese.
Libugon Vista Point offers birds-eye view of Tamuning, the islands’ international airport and Barrigada.
A gluttony adventure indeed in Chamorro Village every Wednesday where different kinds of people get out to have fun inside the village either through shopping of different kind of cultural souvenirs and to be fill the empty stomach.
Top 11 – Tumon Bay
The most tourist populated area in the island. Whether you enjoy the walk like I did in the bay or have an adventure in the water will fill-up your time here.
Top 12 – Tamuning
Walking in the city is not bad at all, if you just wanted to chill in the city, the island has Tamuning where you can enjoy the city life of the island.
During my visit in Guam, I had a chance to explore different lookouts or viewpoints in the island that gave me a chance to see its different beauty from different locations. There might be more lookouts in the island that I haven’t seen, but for the starter, here’s the 7 viewpoint that I had a chance to reached.
1. Two Lovers Point
This is the most famous and most accessible viewpoint in Guam. It offers one of the scenic view in the island.
2. Guam Adventures Yigo
I am not sure if this viewpoint is accessible to people who don’t join the Buggy Off-road Adventures but during the said adventure the North-East Coast scenic view is so lovely that I even think that I was looking at a paradise view from a distance at the top.
3. Pagat Point
This point requires hiking to reach and to have a chance to see the coastal scenic view. The Pagat Arch is the added bonus at the point.
4. Fort Santa Agueda
The overlooking at the top of Apugan Hill or Fort Santa Agueda, offers the West-Coast scenic view of the island and Hagatna City.
5. Asan Bay Overlook
This viewpoint offers the South-West scenic view and the birds-eye view of War in the Pacific National Historical Park.
6. Fort Soledad
This viewpoint of Southern Part of the island with the emphasis of Magellan Landing Site and historical Umatac Bay which significant during Galleon Trade.
7. Libugon Vista Point
This unnoticed viewpoint offers scenery of the famous Tamuning area, Antonio B. Won Pat International Airport and Barrigada Hill.
Discovery (Post#26) : Natural Cavern at Two Lovers Point
I didn’t notice this one during my first visit, but during my Island Tour and my second time touring the park, I saw this one as our tour guide made emphasis on it. We saw a pothole that we found after we crossed a small bridge. This cavern is formed as the water pass through the limestone and it was mentioned that this is around 20 stories deep. These photos are part of Guam Adventure Photo Collection April 2017.
Visiting Two Lovers Point gave me something that is one of the memorable place to help me how great and wonderful the world indeed. At the Lookout Point, one of the scenic viewpoint to appreciate is the scenery of Tumon Bay 400 ft from the ground. Then it also gave me a chance to see the vast ocean even looking towards the far Philippine Sea and to glimpse the island at one point. People loved the place because of these reasons I listed above and most of all, it’s because of its accessibility. These photos are part of Guam Adventure Photo Collection April 2017.
The next place that I visited in Guam during my second day is totally famous tourist spot in the island because of its legendary story that surrounds it and because of its great location that offers amazing lookout viewpoint of scenery of Tumon Bay, other parts of the island and even Philippine Sea.
After visiting Hagatna, I returned to Tumon area. From Tumon Sands Plaza, I walked towards T Galleria by DFS mall where the shuttle for Two Lovers Point terminal is located. I bought a ticket for $10 combining the shuttle fare and entrance fee at the park. The shuttle bus are not typical bus because it’s a trolley, semi-open trolley where you enjoy outside view while traveling back and forth from Tumon to Two Lovers Point, so beware during summer as the sun rays can hit you directly while inside the shuttle. The shuttle route also includes a drop-off and pick-up at Micronesia Mall only if the shuttle goes to Two Lovers Point Route. It does not stop at the mall when it goes to Tumon Route.
When we reached the place, I got off the shuttle, I saw the famous park. At the middle, the prominent statue of two lovers stands which shows the part of the legend story where they tied their hair together before they jumped-off the cliff. It is not unusual, that many visitors comes to the place for the main reason that it’s really accessible to public transportation and even to private vehicle. I started to wander the park and first thing to notice were people taking time having photos with the two lovers metal sculpture. Because I wanted to have a beautiful photos of the statue, I decided to do it later where fewer people around it. I went to the lookout point because at the back of my head, that’s the best point in Guam to see the scenic views of the island and Philippine Sea from the top without having so much trouble in hiking the area.
Name of the place few kilometers before the park
During the first visit, I bought my shuttle ticket which at first I was not aware that it comes with the entrance ticket to the Lookout Point. I went to the counter and plan to buy another ticket. Then, I saw other people showing their ticket and they allowed them to go in. Then I asked them, if my ticket which I showed them comes with the entrance, and they agreed to me. So they returned my payment and I went inside the Lookout Point.
When I walked inside the Lookout Point I felt excited because I knew that in few seconds I will be witnessing an amazing scenic views of the bay and the island. There are people taking photos at the best corner of the lookout area. And I took my time to enjoy the scenery and I took lots of photos of it. Because I was alone, I requested someone to take photos of myself, we waited a bit when the corner became empty for a moment I took my chance to stand and post with the beautiful and scenic background of Tumon Bay.
The scenery at the bottom of the cliff are fantastic as well, which signifies how beautiful the nature is.
Aside from scenic views to enjoy at the Lookout Point, since its late afternoon when I arrived at the park, I got a chance to witness the sunset.
Heart Lock Wall
And for the couple who wants to put some memories in the Lookout Point, there is the Heart Lock Wall where you can buy and put it in the wall. Because it became a tradition, it put colors to the Lookout Point.
From the Lookout Point, the cliff of the park are also visible and from a distance the restaurant can be seen and specially the iconic brass statue of the Two Lovers.
Before I totally left the lookout point area, I look around and near the exit, I took photos in a bit different angle which gave me a different view of the bay.
If you are familiar with the two lovers legend of the place, these murals in the wall inside the Lookout Point shows us the important scenario of the story.
Two Lovers Statue
The famous statue that has its story of its own. Once lost and thought to be a scrap and has been restored because of two real lovers visited the park.
The Love Bell
I learned that this Love Bell is presented by the people of Izu in Japan as part of the common bond between Japan and Chamorros. In relation to this, I found an interesting information around Lookout Point that Two Lovers Point has two sister city in Japan, Two Lovers Point at Izu City, Shizuoka Prefecture and Two Lovers Point at Kashiwazaki City, Niigata Prefecture in Japan. These three places has scenic landmark called “TWO LOVERS POINT” where the legend of love is born.
When I did my second visit in Two Lovers Point in Guam, I still take my chances to enjoy the places, the first time that I visited the place, it rained and almost sunset. The second time is sunny day which means I had a brighter day even it was a bit hot.
One thing that surprised me during the second visit was, I never saw the name written on the grass. I was not sure why I never saw this during the first visit, so it kind of good to be able to see this one.
Because of a brighter day, I cannot stop myself taking photos of familiar scenery but looking at these photos, I see the scenic views in a beautiful time of the day.
Some views under the cliff.
Heart Lock Wall
Two Lovers Statue
Two Lovers Point Story
Some of the new photos I captured and found during my second visit are the stories that surrounds the place. One is a legend story and second is an amazing real love story that happens in Two Lovers Point.
A discovery that exist in Two Lovers Point which is a natural cavern that thought to be around 20 stories in its depth.
This has been the added by Chamorro People as a memorial to the heart-felt event happened last Sep 11, 2001 in USA.
Some snapshots of the surroundings of Two Lovers Point.
1. Plan to visit Two Lovers Point ? – Please check information here.
2. Public Transportation to Two Lovers Point
If you are staying in Tumon, there is available public bus that goes to Two Lovers Point.
Ticket Fare : As of April 2017, round trip ticket is $10.00
Bus Station : (1) T Galleria By DFS, (2) JP Superstore, (3) Two Lovers Point
First Trip : (1) 09:30, (2) 09:33, (3) 09:39
Last Trip : (1) 18:00, (2) 18:03, (3) 19:00
Additional Resources : guam-beaches.com
Two Lovers Point is not the only one that has story on its own, if the tourist spot has its legends and real love story that surrounds it, even the Two Lovers Point Statue has its own. Last 2002, Typhoon Pongsona twisted and knocked the statue to the ground. Many believed that it’s too great to repair, the brass lovers was sold as scrap. The amazing facts happened about the statue, after 13 years, it was put back again to its location because of the people who now involve in the real love story that surrounds the place. These photos are part of Guam Adventure Photo Collection April 2017.
Something To Look At (Post#9) : Two Lovers Point Story – The Legend and The Real
I am not sure if all the visitors of Two Lovers Point aware that the place has two lovers stories surrounds it. Yes it is famous on its legendary story about two lovers dies in the cliff, but there is another true love story that surrounds it. Because of the legendary story and its statue, a real love story happens. Please read on to find it out. These photos are part of Guam Adventure Photo Collection April 2017.
Name Of The Place (Post#33) : Puntan Dos Amantes (Two Lovers Point)
During the visit in famous Two Lovers Point in Guam, I never noticed the name itself in the park. I spent so much time at the Lookout Point and unable to even found the name in the garden. But on my way back to Tumon, I was able to capture the name of the place. The second photo was captured during my second visit which part of the Island Tour that I booked to see more of the island. These photos are part of Guam Adventure Photo Collection April 2017.
Colors (Post#8) : Heart Lock Wall at Puntan Dos Amantes (Two Lovers Point)
Anyone who had a chance to visit Guam definitely heard about Puntan Dos Amantes or Two Lovers Point. There is a legend of two lovers that surrounds the place. The Heart Lock Wall shows colorful locks where mostly lovers put in the wall which became a tradition when visiting the place and became an attraction in the area. These photos are part of Guam Adventure Photo Collection April 2017.