Fly To Guam
Guam is the biggest and most southerly of the Marianas Islands and has been an important army base for the United States since World War Two. It’s a tropical island paradise, with beautiful sandy beaches and coral reefs that teem with wildlife. Its capital Hagatna, is a charming combination of cultures from Asia, Europe, America and the Pacific Rim.
Aside from its resort life and historic city centre, Guam also offers a variety of sports activities, including hiking up Mount Lam Lam, snorkeling, diving and jet skiing.
Visa Requirements & SA Embassy Details
- South African passport holders do require a Visa for Guam. Make sure that your SA passport is valid for 6 months from your return and that there are at least 2 free pages available for stamps.
- There is no South African representation in Guam.
See and do
The island’s beautiful beaches offer a selection of activities, including fishing, windsurfing, kayaking and jet skiing. There are also a number of wrecks from the Second World War, so divers can examine these plus the beautiful coral reefs. As the war played a big part in Guam’s history, many of the attractions are historic including the commemorative monument at Apra Harbour Overlook that lists those who lost their lives during the three-year Japanese occupation. There’s also the South Pacific Memorial park in Yigo and the Pacific National Historical Park, location of five battle sites with a museum of relics and war photographs.
A.B. Won Pat International Airport – GUM
Guam International Airport is located on the island’s north coast, 5km from the capital city of Hagåtña. Although originally created as a military facility during the Second World War, the airport now serves around three million passengers every year. Although the airport facilities are basic, it’s efficient and smoothly run. Flights from cities in Asia and Oceania use this airport, as well as some from further afield, in the United States.
Food and beverage: Airport Tentekomai, Ben & Yan I, Burger King, Captain Kid Mobile Cafè, Domino’s Pizza, Golden Bowl, Micronesian Munchies and more.
Currency Exchange: ICE - International Currency Exchange is at Guam Airport.
Lost Luggage: Lost hold luggage should be handled by your individual airline’s help desk. Report items lost or found within the airport terminal to Guam Airport Police on (671) 646-0308/0321 or complete the form on the airport’s website.
Airport Hotels: There are no hotels at the airport. Nearby: Days Inn, Hyatt Regency Guam, Marriott Guam Resort And Spa, Onward Beach Resort, Sheraton Laguna Guam Resort and Tamuning Plaza Hotel.
Car Rental: Avis, Budget, Dollar, Hertz, National, Nissan Rent-A-Car.
Airport Hub: Guam International Airport (code GUM) is a hub for United Airlines and Asia Pacific Airlines.