The Chamorro lovers cried a lot that night long ago. She thought it wasn’t fair that her father was forcing her to marry the Spanish captain. He thought he couldn’t live without her and so they stole away. Maybe they could live together secretly on a nearby island. But then thery were spotted by the Spanish soldiers and they made a mad dash to the cliff. The soldiers were coming fast. The young lovers tied their hair together in a single knot and jumped over the cliff to their deaths. The story has been retold for hundreds of years and to this day that cliff not too far from Tumon Bay has been called Two Lovers Point (Puntan Dos Amantes in Chamorro). It’s the place on Guam most visited by tourists.
Just before you reach the platform overlooking the cliff you will come across five panels that tell the story of the Lovers in just five words — one word per panel.
The five words in the story are Forbidden, Devotion, Despair, Tragedy and Forever.
Heart-shaped love-locks, mostly pink but some blue or green or orange, are everywhere. We last visited Two Lovers Point eleven years ago. The love-locks weren’t there then. You can buy the locks at the gift shop along with sharpies to personalize your symbols of eternal love.
You can obtain beautiful views from the overhanging platforms of the Philippine Sea to the west and of Tumon Bay to the south.
My son-in-law told us that the view from Two Lovers Point was the best he has ever seen!