How to Pack for Your Summer Vacation in Guam
July 16, 2017
Guam is a beautiful island country with plenty of beaches, sun and fun. But, as with any summer vacation, it can be difficult to know how to pack, especially if you’re going somewhere you’ve never been before. Here is a guide for packing for your Guam vacation.
- Pack for warm weather
Guam has a tropical climate and average summer temperatures range from 78–89°F (26-32°C). That means pack loose fitting, light-weight clothing. Natural fibers, such as cotton, are best. Don’t worry about being too casual; shorts and short-sleeve shirts are fine for both men and women in Guam.
- Don’t forget the nightlife
Guam has a fantastic club scene, and you’ll want to look your best. Remember to pack your dancing shoes for Guam’s only multi-level dance club.
- Prepare for rain
Guam’s rainy season runs from April to December, with the greatest amount falling between July and October. Umbrellas can be cumbersome to pack. I recommend a light weight rain coat or poncho.
- Remember the beach
Guam is an island, so you can expect beautiful beaches. Besides your swimsuit, remember to pack beach shoes or flip-flops and strong sunscreen. Water shoes are recommended for walking in the reefs. However, given the delicate, and endangered, nature of coral reefs, I advise against this activity.
- Dress for dinner
Dinner out can be casual or dressy, depending on your preferences. Just to be safe, I recommend a collared or polo shirt and flat front shorts for men and a sundress for women.
- Hats are your friend
When it’s not raining it’s nice and sunny, so remember to bring a wide brimmed hat to keep the sun off your face.
- Love nature? Bring sturdy shoes
Don’t be afraid to venture out from the city. Guam has lovely natural parks that any nature lover will want to make time for. Just remember to bring good walking or hiking shoes.
- A sense of adventure and fun
There are many wonderful things to do and see in Guam, don’t let anything hold you back.