BG means Baldyga Group and it also means Best of Guam.
The Baldyga Group collection of companies owns and operates some of the finest tourist attractions in the Pacific. We offer the very best shows, theaters, dining, nightclubs, entertainment, sightseeing, dinner cruise and more. We are proud to have entertained over five million guests since 1990.
With hundreds of team members across three service divisions and a dozen companies, our businesses have a strict focus on quality. We are proud of our commitment to our guests, our team members and our community.
Entrepreneur Mark Baldyga and investor Sukeaki Izumi (I&F Corporation) establish SandCastle, Inc. as a 50-50 partnership to develop SandCastle Guam, an investment of $40 million. In 2005, Baldyga acquired sole ownership.
SandCastle Guam opens December 17, 1990 featuring a 500-seat fine-dining theater restaurant, a large scale production revue directed by Follies Bergere choreographer Jerry Jackson, an 800-capacity nightclub Onyx and the New Yorker private membership club.
Onyx undergoes a multi-million dollar renovation and is rebranded as the Globe Nightclub. The New Yorker becomes the Manhattan lounge.
SandCastle Saipan opens at the Hyatt Regency Saipan at a cost of $4 million.
Baldyga buys out the investors and acquires sole ownership of all companies.
BIG Media Group is launched including a digital signage joint venture with MCV/Docomo. The Visitors Channel, featured in all Guam hotel rooms, is acquired.
BIG Sunset Cruise opens as a 60-foot, 71 passenger two deck catamaran offering all-you-can-eat and drink dinner cruises.
The Beach Bar opens at a cost of $3 million on 25 acres of oceanfront property located next to the Nikko Hotel Guam and is quickly recognized as "The Best Bar on Guam."
The seven acre Lina La Park opens featuring a replica of ancient Chamorro Village, a Visitors Center with mini-museum, nature trails and a petting zoo.
The Beach Culture Show opens with an island show set in the ancient Chamorro village.
The Magic of Guam opens at the Guam Reef Hotel featuring comedy magician Hank Rice.
The Beach Culture Show expands its seating and relocates to the ocean front next to The Beach Bar.
Ride the Ducks, a $2 million investment, opens initially with two vehicles and a third vehicle is quickly added to meet demand.
Due to sold out crowds for the Beach Culture Show, a 500-seat dinner show pavilion is opened at a cost of $3 million, custom built for an original large scale production, Tao Tao Tasi (People of the Sea) featuring a cast of 50 performers in the most spectacular island style show ever presented in the Pacific.
SandCastle opens the multi-million dollar production Zubrick! featuring master illusionists Chris and Ryan Zubrick, the world class Hubei acrobats, contemporary dancers and of course the famous SandCastle tigers.
The leases for Magic of Guam at the Reef Hotel end after multiple extensions.
SandCastle Saipan at the Saipan Hyatt closes after 16 successful years.
Due to increased demand, Ride the Ducks adds a fourth amphibious vehicle.
All BG Tour facilities temporarily close their doors on March 17 for the first time in 31 years due to the COVID19.
The Beach Bar & Restaurant reopens and in Q4 the Tao Tao Tasi show reopens on a limited schedule. The SandCastle undergoes an $8 million reinvestment and redevelopment including: conversion of the dinner theater to a 500-seat traditional theater; installation of all new state of the art sound, video and light systems; production of a new show scheduled to open late 2022. In addition, the company is adding the following new and renovated outlets: the 80-seat Anemos Mediterranean Restaurant, the Long Bar, the Mou Muse private bar, a new sidewalk cafe, new sidewalk ticket center and the completely renovated Zoh Nightclub (formerly Globe). All scheduled to open in mid 2022.
Renovations ongoing for the major repositioning of the SandCastle and targeted reopening in mid 2022.