Living on the beautiful tropical island of Guam means staycations are a welcome alternative to jetting off-island to relax. Eschewing the hubbub of Guam’s tourism center, Tumon, we ventured north to STARTS Golf Resort. We were soon seduced by the charm of the place. It’s got a Hitchcockian feel — Spanish style architecture, lots of flowering trees — and seemed the perfect place for a murder mystery to unfold. I felt like a Hollywood starlet taking refuge from the paparazzi in a Palm Springs resort circa 1960. Active imagination? Oh, yeah.
We dined at the excellent Japanese restaurant, Sensui, and strolled the moonlit golf course. The next day was spent soaking up the sun (a little bit too much of it) at the immaculate pool. A steamy bath in the extra long tub was just the respite needed on a Saturday afternoon.