Couples, shmouples -- fun activities for flying solo on Guam
Whether you’re flying solo or just need some “me time” over the weekend, there are plenty of safe and enjoyable activities for singles to be found here on Guam.
Your choices range from exploring your inner artist or scouring local java joints to soaring with the birds or swimming the ocean’s depths. Whether it’s the thrill of adventure you seek or a new pair of shoes, you’ll find all you need and more on island.
Of course, the best way to find many of these activities is to get up, get out and explore. And of the many sources of information and ideas available, don’t for get to get online and check out: GUAM.STRIPES.COM
For now, however, just to get you started, here are a few quick hits on some ideal activities for singles – or those just looking to enjoy their solo status for a day. Enjoy.
Here is a list of fun things to do if you are flying solo on Guam.
Take a batik workshop with a Guam master artist
Join Guam artist, Judy Flores for an afternoon of batik in her garden studio near Inarajan, Guam. Your ticket price includes material for four projects. Choose from making scarves, suncatchers or banners. This is an opportunity to work in a small group with one of Guam’s most well-known artists in her home studio in beautiful southern Guam.
Get some puppy love as a volunteer at G.A.I.N.
Spend some time with Guam’s neediest animals as a shelter volunteer. It’s a perfect way to give back to the community and feel good about your contribution. We’re pretty sure you’ll get some puppy love too. Get in touch with Guam Animals In Need (G.A.I.N.) today!
Run a Race
Guam 5ks are incredibly popular, well-organized, and often scenic. No need for a partner in these sometimes thousands-strong community events. Events range from triathlons to golf course runs to night-time events. Check out Guam Running Club for the latest events.
Pamper yourself with a spa day
In need of a new ‘do or a stress-relieving massage? Guam has tons of spas and salons, ranging from luxury to budget-friendly. Book an appointment with Skye Shin of Entre Nous Salon for the perfect color or cut. Diskana Sauna & Spa takes last minute bookings for massage and has a relaxing outdoor spa with Jacuzzi and sauna. We’ve got the skinny on local spas at Guam.Stripes.com.
Swim with the sharks
UnderWater World offers the chance to get up close (but hopefully not too personal) with sharks. Perfect for those times when you’re feeling like a feisty single! Grrrr, take that romantic love!
Hit up your favorite shops
Shopping solo allows you to hit up your favorite stores without requiring the patience and/or approval of your friends or mate. Does your wife hate shopping for sporting goods? Does your boyfriend loathe the mall? Now’s your chance to get some quality time with your credit card and hit the shops for some retail therapy.
Take a hike with Guam Boonie Stompers
Join like-minded hikers on treks across Guam ranging from easy to challenging. The Guam Boonie Stompers journey to the island’s most beautiful waterfalls, mountains, historical sites, and beaches. See upcoming boonie stomps every week in Stripes Guam (page 21, this week).
See Guam from 14,000 feet
A partner is built in to this experience, so no need to bring a friend. Experience Guam from above as you sky dive in tandem with an instructor. This activity requires you be 18 or older.
See SkyDive Guam for additional requirements and to book.Get your java fix on a coffee shop tour
Guam has nearly as many coffee shops per capita as Seattle, we promise! Binge on the island’s best mochas, fruity local frappes, and Chamorro desserts with your own personal coffee shop tour. With free WiFi and sometimes live music, you’ll have time to catch up on your blogging, Facebooking, or work (ho-hum). Head back to The Guam Guide and let us know which coffee shops are your favorite!
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