By Gina Cultrona
Want to spend a day doing something different and quite unique to Guam? That’s what my family and I did the other day, when we went to visit Hamamoto’s Tropical Fruit World in Yona.
We arrived in the morning around 9 a.m., just in time to sign up for the 9:30 a.m. trailer tour. This is a fun ride on an open carriage pulled by trailers that slowly takes its passengers through some of the 50 acres that belong to Mr. Hamamoto, a native Japanese who founded the farm in 1996. The ride was very informative, with the tour guide showcasing numerous tropical fruit trees native to Guam, and some imported directly from Florida.
After the tour, we proceed to a beautifully set table with fresh organic fruits ready to be squeezed in cups with slightly sweetened water. My kids enjoyed squeezing fresh lemons, and it was deliciously refreshing! There was also an optional fruit buffet with all-you-can-eat tropical fruits that are harvested in the morning according to the season. Don’t miss out on this delicious experience!
Before leaving we stopped by the gift shop that displays wonderful scented handmade coconut soaps, organic honey, and a variety of locally made souvenirs.
At the end of the day my kids enjoyed the ride, were excited to see some of the fruits hanging from trees that we find at the local grocery store, and were eager to get home to try squeezing some calamansi in water.
Well worth it, so check it out!
Hamamoto Tropical Fruit World
- Open daily from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
- Trailer Tours are at 9:30 a.m./10:30 a.m./11:30 a.m./12:30 a.m.
- Tours are in Japanese, but are available in English for groups of 15 or more. Call to reserve a tour in English (671) 789-6800.
- Trailer tour (40 min duration): $12 per adult and $7 per child (3-11 yrs)
- If you book a tour in English for a group, the cost for adult is $10 and $5 per child
- Fruits buffet $15 for adults and $10 for children
Gina is an Italian native with a passion for travel, photography and, needless to say, food! Having traveled with her husband, and lived in many countries for the past 10 years, she is happily fulfilling her passions. Gina recently moved to Guam and enjoys the warm weather, boonie stomping, and beautiful beaches! She earned a Masters in Health Care Administration, but in recent years has focused on marketing, sales, and event planning, as her new career.