An unincorporated American territory, Guam, in Micronesia is modern and developed in a way that lots of the Pacific Islands aren't. Yet amidst there is a quiet resurgence in traditional Chamorro culture that may yet see the island return to its roots.
The north of the island is dominated by the American Andersen Military Base; Ritidian Point is still worth travelling to though for the chance to emerge from the jungle onto a beach filled with sand butterflies rather than tourists.
Elsewhere, escape Tumon Bay, the glitzy tourist hub, and go in search of local experiences; catch a fiesta in Agana's Chamorro Village or visit the Chamorro Night Market to try regional delicacies. Alternatively, drive through rural southern Guam to see another side of island life and uncover pristine beaches.