Nestled on the island of Guam in the North Pacific, Tamuning is a destination for high-end shopping, long beaches, and luxurious developments. It's the economic and commercial centre of the island as well as being a convenient hub for exploring the rest of Guam. Situated on the major Marine Corps Drive, Tamuning has three distinctive sides, recognised in the city's longer name,Tamuning-Tumon-Harmon. Harmon is where Guam's main industrial park is located, the village of Tamuning has a mix of shopping and residential neighbourhoods, while Tumon is the most popular tourist destination in Guam.
Tumon is long and thin, with broad beaches fringed by tropical waters and a distant backdrop of green mountains. The soft sand is a major attraction as is the various water sports on offer from the different beaches. Historic cathedrals and villages are found within walking distance of the shore while Tumon also has a long strip of bars and clubs that are busy throughout the year.
Part of Tamuning's rapid development can be accredited to its transport connections. Won Pat Guam International Airport is located here and there are non-stop flights to destinations on both sides of the Pacific. After landing, most visitors hire a vehicle or use local taxis to get around.
While Guam has been an American territory for over a century, local Chamorro customs have been retained. These can be experienced at the Wednesday night Chamorro market in Agana, or the Thursday night Mangilao market at Santa Teresita Church.