Guam has a great history, of multi-colonialism, with the island having been ruled by three colonial powers in the last 400 years, Spain, Japan and United States, of which the United States continues to rule over the Island nation now, with Guam being an integral part of it. Located in the Western Pacific in the geographic region known as Micronesia, Guam is well known for its strategic military and economic position between Asia and the North American continent. Known to have been inhabited for thousands of years, archaeological evidence indicates that the Marianas Islands were one of the first places to be settled by seafaring peoples, possibly from Island Southeast Asia, over 4000 years ago. This tribe came to be known as Chamorro, thereby creating a unique style and culture, which has the world in awe today.
Post the WWII, Guam gained in prominence as a strategically placed nation, and with the US ruling over it, the Chamorros were introduced to democracy, the American way of living as well as all modern life that the world has to offer. Guam became a hub for economic and commercial development and the easing of military restrictions for entering Guam and the establishment of a local, civilian government, have made the island an ideal place for people from all over the world to visit, go to school, find jobs or pursue a variety of economic interests. Today, Guam has a diverse population that enjoys a rich, multicultural, modern and urban lifestyle, yet continues to carry the indigenous spirit, language and culture of its people, famously known as the Chamorro tribe, an indigenous group that holds its own while evolving and showing the world means and ways to live in perfect harmony with nature.
When visiting Guam to learn more about this great tribe and culture, stay at Wyndham Gardens, Guam for a memorable experience.