Yona

Located on the eastern side of this beautiful island is one of Guam’s finest gem’s, the village of Yona. Often described by its residents as “the pot of everlasting friendship”, Yona is the perfect mix of quiet island life and just a short drive to the hustle and bustle of the island.

As you drive into the village, you can’t help but notice the breathtaking views of the ocean and the magnificent cliff-lined landscape. Being one of the oldest villages on the island, Yona possesses a rich history, which makes its residents proud to call home. Some people wonder where the name Yona came from. In Chamorro the word IYO-NA, means to possess something or belongs to him. There was a man Jesus Sarafin, who was from the village that also owned a very large coconut plantation. When people would visit the village & see this huge farm, everyone would ask “Who owns that?” and this is where IYO-NA would come into play in the conversation. Later just shorting it to Yona.

With so many recreational choices in Yona you don’t even have to leave! Spanning a 6-mile area are three golf courses, Leo Palace which courses were designed by Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus, Country Club of the Pacific which is directly across from the ocean and the Windward Hills Country Club. Tagachang Beach Park is one of the most peaceful and beautiful beaches on Guam. Once home to an ancient Chamorro village, this beach was a meeting place for the residents to come together. Today is used by many to relax and enjoy this incredible landscape with covered areas which are a great place to break bread with family and friends. Another popular landmark is the Manenggon Valley Concentration Camp.

Market SnapshotSeptember 2020