About Us

BG means Baldyga Group and it also means Best of Guam.

Baldyga Group 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 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.

Company History

  • 1987

    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.

  • 1990

    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.

  • 1999

    Onyx undergoes a multi-million dollar renovation and is rebranded as the Globe Nightclub. The New Yorker becomes the Manhattan lounge.

  • 2002

    SandCastle Saipan opens at the Hyatt Regency Saipan at a cost of $4 million.

  • 2005

    Baldyga buys out the investors and acquires sole ownership of all companies.

  • 2008

    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.

  • 2009

    BIG Sunset Cruise opens as a 60-foot, 71 passenger two deck catamaran offering all-you-can-eat and drink dinner cruises.

  • 2011

    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.

  • 2012

    The Beach Culture Show opens with an island show set in the ancient Chamorro village. 

  • 2013

    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.

  • 2014

    Ride the Ducks, a $2 million investment, opens initially with two vehicles and a third vehicle is quickly added to meet demand.

  • 2015

    Sea Touch Saipan interactive marine park, a $1.5 million investment, opens and is destroyed by a super typhoon within six months.

    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.

  • 2016

    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.

  • 2017

    Le Petit Cafe opens at T Galleria by DFS offering shoppers a variety of quality beverages, pastries, sandwiches and tasty treats.