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Alistair answered:My info is a little dated, Mary, but when I visited in the late '90s, what I remember is sun, sand, and sea! Did some diving, parasailing, and lots of lounging around. The island's western coastline is quite developed with lots of resorts and high rises fronting the shoreline. It's not the area's best diving, but you can get some pretty accessible reef dives in the protected Apra Harbor area. Charters will also take you further out for other wreck and reef dives. For non-scuba types, Fish Eye Marine Park offers a glimpse of undersea life in a cluster of massive WWII bomb craters by way of a long pier and observation platform. Nearby, War in the Pacific National Historical Park offers some context and insights into the conflict that raged here between Allied and Japanese forces during WWII. The park also offers some decent snorkeling and diving from the beach. Guam isn't exactly wild or exotic, but northerly Ritidian Point offers views and a slightly-less congested beach. If you fancy, you might also rent a Jeep or car to explore the less-jammed southern coastline. Down here, you might fancy a walk and picnic at Talofofo Falls. For what it's worth, we stayed at the Pacific Islands Club, a big all-inclusive that models itself a little after Club Med.