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22 Things to do in Samoa - That People Actually Do!

22 Things to do in Samoa – That People Actually Do!

Samoa is a tranquil land of luscious forests, breathtaking beaches, shimmering seas and serene waterfalls. This tiny, idyllic country in the South Pacific is made up of two main islands, Savai'i and Upolu, as well as four smaller islands by the names of Manono, Apolima, Fanuatapu and Namua. The Lapita people discovered and settled in the Samoan Islands archipelago roughly 3,500 years ago, developing their own cultural identity and traditions here. Samoa is completely separate from American Samoa, a nearby territory of the United States, and is nowhere near as influenced by Western culture. Fortunately, this means you can appreciate the untouched natural wonders of the islands and authentically learn about a different way of life. Heading on a one-in-a-lifetime Samoa travel adventure sometime soon? Lucky you! Come back to this article while you’re there and use it as your guide to the most incredible Samoa attractions. Better yet, read…
Where to stay in Samoa

Where to stay in Samoa

The Samoa Islands are some of the best kept secrets of the South Pacific. Often overlooked in favor of the more famous Fiji or French Polynesia, the remote location and stiff competition keep Samoa accommodation prices competitive, so it is possible to have a budget friendly Samoa holiday. Budget travelers will want to look into the beach fales, a unique Samoa accommodation option. These open-air beach huts are a fun way to stay in Samoa without breaking the bank, and they are available at many beach areas. There are two main islands of Samoa; Savai’i and Upolu, not to be confused with American Samoa which is also nearby. On these two islands, there are several beach resort areas to choose from. With so many places to stay in Samoa, we have broken out the Samoa hotels and resorts to help you find the best area for tourists so that you…
Everything you Need to Know about Samoa

Everything you Need to Know about Samoa

With crystal clear water, lush green rainforests, volcanic mountain peaks and the friendly smiles of the locals, Samoa is the perfect place for those looking for an island paradise getaway.  If you’re in the early stages of planning a trip to Samoa, or already have a trip booked but still have a few questions to ask, then this article is for you.  In this post, I’m going to take you through everything you need to know to have the perfect Samoa holiday. Plan your trip to Samoa Need data for your trip to Samoa? We use Tep Wireless which offers unlimited data for $8 per day. Travelling King readers can get 10% off using the discount code TRAVELLINGKING on check out. Don't forget to get Travel Insurance, it's best to always be prepared! I would recommend travel insurance from WorldNomads.com, which is available to people from over 130 countries. It’s…
7 of The Best Samoan Resorts

7 of The Best Samoan Resorts

When it comes to the best Samoan Resorts, there is a range of great options from small luxurious boutique resorts to large resorts sprawled across massive gardens as well as more budget-friendly chalet style options. During a week-long trip to Samoa, I visited numerous resorts on the main island of Upolu as well as nearby island Savaii.  Some of the resorts I stayed in a night or two while others I visited for a meal and was provided with an inspection of the resort.  I have compiled all this information obtained from my own experiences of the resorts to put together this guide to assist in you finding the best Samoan resort for your upcoming Samoan trip.  Plan your trip to Samoa Need data for your trip to Samoa? We use Tep Wireless which offers unlimited data for $8 per day. Travelling King readers can get 10% off using the…
1 Week Samoa Itinerary

1 Week Samoa Itinerary

With crystal clear water, lush green rainforests, volcanic mountain peaks and the friendly smiles of the local people, Samoa is the perfect place for those looking for an island paradise getaway.  No matter how much time you have to spend in Samoa, you will be spending your days swimming in watering holes and idyllic beaches while learning about the culture of the Samoan people. If you’re planning a trip to Samoa, but just not quite sure how to split your time up, then this post is for you.  In this article, I take you through how to spend your weeklong Samoan holiday to ensure you see the very best the country has to offer.  This itinerary will see you visiting the very most beautiful pristine Samoan beaches, exploring natural attractions such as waterfalls and lava fields as well as having you learn about the Samoan culture and traditions.  Plan your…
The Ultimate Travel Guide to Samoa

The Ultimate Travel Guide to Samoa

In the middle of the South Pacific, you can find the beautiful Samoan archipelago. These two stunning islands are volcanic and covered in lush rainforest and vibrant vegetation, surrounded by paradise both above and below the water. In the bright turquoise seas you’ll find a diverse range of marine life and stretches of white sandy beaches that are Instagram perfect and to die for. A trip to Samoa is an escape to a timeless world marked only by spectacular golden sunsets and starry nights, forget your watch and your schedule and discover a real paradise. Aside from the beaches, there are many places to explore including a number of waterfalls to discover, fishing, fantastic surfing, endless snorkelling and scuba diving opportunities with the colourful tropical fishes and a chance to learn about sea turtles at the turtle feeding site. Aside from nature, the local people and culture have plenty to…