If you’ve ever thought, “I want my holiday to taste like mangos and feel like happiness,” catch one of our flights to Samoa. Because in this archipelago on the South Pacific, you’ll find exactly that and more. With gorgeous landscapes, fun-filled cultural venues and hospitality as warm as the ocean breeze, Samoa is the perfect destination for an easy-going getaway.
When you’re searching for hotels in Samoa, keep in mind that there are two main islands to explore, as well as several peaceful islets. For easy access to big city amenities, postcard-worthy views and rugby matches, book accommodation near Apia Park in the capital city of Apia on Upolu Island.
Samoa is known the world over for its deep blue waters, relaxing beaches and cuisine that laughs in the face of low-carb diets. When you’re here, let yourself be a little lazy at Lalomanu Beach, where you’ll feel secluded even though you’re not far from other beaches and attractions on the north coast of Upolu. Slightly inland, check out the Samoa Cultural Village in Apia. Although Samoa was a colony of New Zealand until the mid-20th century, indigenous customs and artefacts have been well preserved and celebrated, and you can experience them first-hand. Next, float on over to Savai’I, Samoa’s largest island. If you skipped out of your Samoa hotel without a shower, no worries! Hike on over to the Alofaaga Blowholes on the southeast coast, where you can cool off with the help of several active geysers.
The natural special effects continue on the northwest tip of Savai’I, at the Falealupo Canopy Walk—a suspension bridge stretching far above the rainforest floor. After a long hike or sunning at the beach—hey, flipping over takes energy—it’s time to try the local eats. Traditionally, Samoan food involves a lot of taro root and yams smothered in a coconut milk sauce. You’ll also find barbecued meat and fish, chicken smothered in mango sauce and Chinese fusion. Already anticipating a post-dinner snooze? There’s plenty of accommodation in Samoa and food comas are to be expected, so eat up.
Touch down at Faleolo International Airport (APW), about 40 km west of Apia. To get around to all the stops on your itinerary, hail a taxi or pick up one of Wotif’s car hire options and roll out. To drive in Samoa, you’ll need to obtain a temporary license, so plan ahead or rely on local cab drivers.
Samoa wouldn’t be as vibrant as it is without some rain. November to April is the rainy season, with quick bursts of rainfall typical of tropical climates. Lovers of sunshine can pop by at any other time of the year. For reals. The rest of the year is mostly warm and sunny, though you may encounter some showers. But everybody’s gotta bathe sometimes, and Samoa isn’t an exception.
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