Guam boasts a plethora of spots perfect for romancing your sweetheart. For outdoorsy types, there are a number of breathtaking sights for an intimate picnic. The island’s hotels have several upscale restaurants for a romantic candle-lit dinner. Whatever your romantic style, Guam’s natural beauty is sure to inspire love. Here are our top picks for romance…
A leisurely drive through Guam’s southern hills is as romantic as it gets. Guam’s rainy climate means you’re likely to experience misty mountains and what better setting to pull off the road and simply take it all in? Our favorite spots? The top of Cross Island Road and the winding streets in Merizo.
FORT NUESTRA SENORA DE LA SOLEDAD
The view from one of Guam’s most historical lookouts will surely inspire romance. Standing atop Fort Soledad, once a Spanish defense, you can see the charming village of Umatac and maybe even ride a carabao (look for Big John). It’s just one of the must-stop spots when you take a drive through Guam’s southern hills.
Get away from it all for a romantic trek that feels like you have the whole island to yourself. Time it right (early morning) and you may not see a soul! Pack a lunch (and lots of water), snorkel gear, and sunscreen, and you’re ready for a day at one of Guam’s most exotic and secluded coves.
TWO LOVERS POINT
An obvious choice, but still an inspiring locale for sweethearts as they contemplate the devotion of the lovers who leapt to their death at this iconic spot. According to legend, a beautiful Spanish/Chamorro girl was forbidden to marry her young beau, a strong Chamorro chief. Betrothed by her father to a powerful Spanish captain, the young woman fled to the very cliff where she met her true love. The forbidden were pursued to the edge of the cliff above Tumon Bay. Trapped, they tied their long black hair in a single knot, kissed for the last time, and jumped into the crashing waters below.
I MEMORIAS PARA I LALAHITA
Load up the picnic basket with goodies — we recommend gourmet cheese and wine — and head to the hills. The secluded I Memorias Para I Lalahita offers sweeping views of the coastline village of Umatac. A stone pavilion offers cover and is a perfect spot to admire the lush green valleys and your loved one’s smiling eyes.
ROY’S RESTAURANT & LOUNGE
They say the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach and we would argue that is true for a woman as well. With food that excites the palate, Roy’s is a perfect locale for a romantic dinner. Live jazz, sumptuous food, and first class service are sure to incite romance on a first date or a 50th anniversary. Roy’s is located inside Hilton Guam Resort and Spa in Tumon.
Don’t be put off by the name, Gun Beach has charm to spare. Get an aerial view of the place from the lookout at Hotel Nikko or take the jungle path hugging the cliff (behind the gun) to get to Fai Fai Beach. It’s the perfect place to watch the sunset!
THE BEACH BAR & GRILL
How could a glowing sunset not spark romance? This outdoor pavilion is an excellent location to watch the warm rays of the sun marinate the clouds at dusk. Order drinks and relax on the beachfront lounge chairs at this Gun Beach bar and grill. The lapping waves and cool night breeze are just divine.
DUSIT THANI GUAM RESORT
As Guam’s tallest building, there isn’t a bad view in the whole place. Head to one of Dusit’s restaurants like Soi or Alfredo’s Tuscan Steakhouse or simple take in the sparkling lights of Tumon Bay from the lounge. Be sure to make reservations!
ASAN BEACH PARK
Asan Beach Park is another of our favorite spots to watch sunset on Guam. Pack a picnic basket with wine and cheese, watch kite surfers bounce off the pounding waves, and simple take it all in. This is a quiet and expansive park for both lovers and families.