Exploring Tumon, Guam: Your Ultimate Itinerary
- Tumon offers white-sand beaches, shopping centers, restaurants, bars and various entertainment options.
- Crystal-clear Tumon Bay is a haven for excellent snorkeling, scuba diving, and various water sports.
- Explore historical sites amid modern amenities, making Tumon a well-rounded destination.
- (middle of most of the fun and action with Tumon beach, the hotels, the restaurants and the bars)
- For those with limited time in Guam, Tumon stands out as a must-visit location.
- Despite its modern surroundings, Tumon holds a rich historical background.
- WWII relics, including Japanese bunkers at Tumon Beach and guns at Gun Beach, remain in their original positions, often unnoticed by sunbathers.
Things To Know When Buying in Tumon
- Understand Tumon's geographical layout and proximity to essential amenities.
- Explore the neighborhood to identify key landmarks, shopping centers, and recreational spots.
- Research available housing options, considering factors like apartments, condos, or houses (predominantly condos)
- 90% are condos because of limited space and high demand)
- Evaluate the neighborhood's security and community atmosphere. High security. Safe to walk the streets even at night. Can be compared to Waikiki of Hawaii or Times Square of New York where all the high-end and luxury shops are located.
- Determine your budget for housing, utilities, and other living expenses
- Factor in any additional costs associated with the move or home purchase.
- If you buy a condo, you have to factor in Common area or HOA fees.
Schools and Education:
- Research local schools and educational facilities if you have children.
- Upper Tumon has John F. Kennedy public high school and St. John’s private school for Pre-K3 to grade 12.
- Check for nearby educational institutions and their reputation
- Fall under the Andersen school district
Transportation and Commute:
- Evaluate transportation options and commute times to your workplace or base
- Explore public transportation, parking facilities, and road conditions
- USO is in Tumon’s Dusit Thani Hotel
- Understand any specific regulations or benefits for military personnel
- Check for military housing options, if applicable (mostly condos and one property with Townhomes.
- Great location being in the center of Guam for those working at Big Navy, Andersen Air Force Base, Camp Blaz Marine Base
- Identify nearby hospitals (GMHand GRMC), clinics, and emergency services
- Explore local community centers, libraries, and recreational facilities
Legal and Documentation Requirements:
- Ensure you have all necessary documentation for moving or purchasing property
- Understand local regulations and legal processes related to real estate transactions
Utilities and Services:
- Set up essential services like water, electricity, internet, and cable
- Understand billing processes and payment methods for utilities
Things To Do in Tumon
Fun & Entertainment
Shopping & Dining
- The main hotel strip is a culinary hub, offering a variety of restaurants with international and delectable Guamanian cuisine
- Guamanian cuisine combines Asian, Spanish, and Pacific Island influences, creating a unique island fusion
- Must-try local dishes include Chamorro barbecue, red rice, and chicken kelaguen
- Tumon is the capital of retail in Guam, hosting boutiques of world-renowned fashion designers and beauty brands
- Upscale shopping centers such as T-Galleria Guam, Tumon Sands Plaza, Micronesia Mall, and The Plaza Shopping Center are prominent in the area
- The annual Shop Guam Festival, taking place from November to February, offers sweet discounts, enhanced by Guam's tax-free shopping status
Some of the most popular restaurants in the area include:
- Guam Adventures activities including Off Roading, Hiking, Mountain Biking, Go Karting, Snorkeling, and Ziplining
- Hike through the limestone forest and along the rugged coastline of Guam and journey to the site of an ancient Chamorro village
- SUP, Kayak, and Snorkel with Guam Adventures at the Hilton in Tumon Bay
- Canoe Paddling
- Coastal area offering snorkeling, fishing & sunbathing, plus lodging, dining & entertainment
- White fine sand
- Warm water
- Ypao Beach Park is within the Tumon Beach, hotel row area. It is located next to the Hilton and is a public space
- This bayside park, popular for picnics, features access to a fine sand beach & coral-filled waters.
- grassy spots for games, a sandy stretch, great swimming
Hotels & Resorts
- Guam Hilton Resort and Spa
- Hyatt Regency
- The Dusit Thani
- Crowne Plaza Resort Guam, an IHG Hotel
- Hotel Nikko Guam
- The Tsubaki