Yona Real Estate
The village of Yona gets its name from the word “iyo-na” which means the ownership of something, material or otherwise. The village is a mere 20 square miles and has a projected population of 6,484 in 2018.
Situated on the east coast of the island between the Togcha and Pago Rivers, Yona was once a farming community because of its fertile land. Today, it is mainly a residential community with the heart of the village above the cliffs sandwiched by Ylig Bay and Pago Bay. There are many new large homes that were recently built in Yona with expansive ocean views. Homes in the inland residential areas of Baza Gardens and Windward Hills Estates, as well as Pago Bay Estates on the bay are popular choices. Both Pago Bay and neighboring Ipan, Talofofo on the southeast coast are growing exponentially with many beautiful ocean view homes continuously sprouting up along the hillsides.
Built in the 1990’s and recently expanded, Leo Palace Resort located in Mannengon Hills, Yona is a first class golf resort and sports complex, with meticulous baseball fields and soccer fields used for regional competition and spring training by Japanese professional baseball teams. This expansive development includes several high-rise condominium apartment buildings, a hotel, wedding chapel, bowling alley, fine restaurants and bars. Pago Bay Resort, a gated subdivision of oceanview and oceanfront house lots, is a new addition to the community. Other beachfront lots and oceanfront tracts of land in this area are prime locations for housing developments. Serious investors should consider this area as it still has some large tracts of land available, both along the coast and inland, with great potential for moderate or upscale housing developments and gated communities. There is great potential for Yona, Pago Bay and the surrounding villages along Guam’s eastern and southeastern coastlines.
In the not so distant past, Japanese soldiers forced the Chamorro to march to the prison camps in Yona. The Japanese tanks close to Segua River are a testament to the pains and horrors of war. Today, instead of prison camps, Yona is dotted by two opulent golf courses, Leo Palace Resort and Windward Hills Country Club and neighboring Talofofo is home to Country Club of the Pacific and Talofofo Golf Resort. Schools in this area include MU Lujan Elementary School, Talofofo Elementary School, St. Francis Catholic School, Notre Dame Catholic High School and Guam Adventist Academy, with a branch of the Guam Public Library as well.
Just a quick trip from Yona is the cascading waters of Tarzan Falls with a drop pool that is perfect for swimming after an exhilarating hike. If you're up for another hike, then go towards Sigua Falls, which drops over seventy feet into a deep pool. For those who want to be by the sea, visit Taga'chang Beach Park. This ancient Chamorro settlement is one of Guam's less explored gems. The beach is known as a good fishing and snorkeling area. If surfing is your passion, catch the waves at Talofofo Bay. You can enjoy the day with your family and have a picnic in several of the picnic areas available at both beaches. Don’t forget Jeff’s Pirates Cove. Located on the beach in Ipan, Talofofo, Jeff’s has homemade burgers, Chamorro fiesta food, steaks, seafood, and even a seaside museum.
Developing a tract of land or investing in your personal sanctuary in Yona, neighboring Pago Bay or Talofofo doesn't have to be a dream. Let us at Pacific Rim Realty help you claim it.
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