The island of Guam, a U.S. territory, is the largest in the chain of Marianas islands in the western Pacific. It is about three-quarters of the way between Hawaii and the Philippines in Oceania. The Marianas Trench, the deepest of the oceans in the world, is in Guam’s own backyard along with several Spanish wrecks, one of which is reported to contain a sizeable treasure. (The Government of Guam has a claim to it.) About one-fourth of the island is occupied by U.S. military bases.
The island relies heavily on tourism (mostly its neighboring Asian countries, e.g., Japan). As with many islands, there are a wide variety of water sports available to residents and tourists alike. World class hotels and restaurants, incredibly beautiful beaches and beach clubs, golf courses, tropical landscape, and Polynesian dinner shows are a major attraction for tourists to the area, not to mention its duty-free status.
Guam’s average temperature is 80F (28C) and the climate is very humid. However, many (if not all) of the buildings are air conditioned. It's easy to get around Guam as it is only about 30 miles long and 8 miles wide. The drive is scenic, mainly along the ocean side and cliff lines, and the water will tempt you to pull over and jump in!
Although an island, Guam is very much a cosmopolitan community that combines local Polynesian-style flavor with Asian and U.S. cuisines. The natives are Chamorros and natural born U.S. citizens, however the island is a melting pot of diverse ethnicities. The official languages spoken are Chamorro and English and the currency is U.S. dollars.