If you are looking for a seashore getaway on a tropical white sandy seaside, overhung with coconut palms, then this is your island! Or ought to I say…..islands. Upolu is the major island the place Apia, the cash, is positioned. Savaii, the greater island is quite a distinct knowledge, and not to be missed. There are a number of significantly smaller sized islands dotted together the coast.
While you will want to devote considerably of your time on a single of the glorious shorelines, there is a lot far more to do in Samoa. Beneath is a proposed itinerary for a 7 days .You would be very best to retain the services of a vehicle for sightseeing. You will want to get time every single working day to chill out around a pool, or at a seaside. Appreciate a leisurely lunch at 1 of the a lot of superb, open air restaurants and Loosen up!
Day one – Arriving at Faleolo Airport, you will immediately come to feel the heat! Regularly about 26-27 degrees celsius, night time temperatures rarely fall beneath 23 levels. It is about a forty five minute generate into Apia. You will quickly start off to loosen up, with your first experience of vibrant villages and crystal very clear turquoise drinking water stretching to the white foam of the reef. After you have settled in, it is a very good time for a quick wander about the town, or sampling a Vailima beer, close to the pool. Enquire which night the Fiafia is held. There are normally only 1 or two nights weekly when lodges put these on, so you need to have to prepare in progress.
Working day 2 – Early morning – Check out Apia, which includes the marketplaces. There are two markets – the Beach Rd Marketplace on the waterfront near the Tusitala(Kitano) Resort is for
carved picket products including the standard kava bowl
jewellery created from shell, coconut husk and seeds
You will discover that normally they do not discount. Inquire if they will give you a cheaper price tag for two and they will invariably reply that their boss is not below today so they cannot do this. It is value going for walks down to Marketi Fou the fruit marketplace, where you can wander amongst the locals as they do their typical everyday purchasing. Samoa does not have tropical fruits such as pineapples and mangos yr round. They have two three week seasons each year. Best resort in Samoa Savaii and oranges are usually obtainable, with other fruits such as passionfruit, guavas and vi fruit at various moments.
Afternoon – If you are keen to snorkel, Pololo Deep is on the edge of town and the only seaside near Apia. You will locate it very best at mid to reduced tide.
Working day three- Early morning- Check out Vailima, home of Robert Louis Stevenson, on Cross Island Highway. He was Samoa’s considerably beloved Tusitala – “teller of tales” , and lived listed here for the previous couple of several years of his life. You can search via the great colonial home which has been restored, and do the 40 moment stroll to the prime of Mt Vaea, Stevenson’s closing resting location, with wonderful views in excess of Apia.
Afternoon – After lunch it is a great time to get a forty minute coastal travel out to Piula for a cooling swim in the freshwater normal pool, which flows into a cave. Situated in the grounds of a superbly renovated church, you can appreciate the pool, searching out to sea above the slim rock wall, that separates the two. The pool closes at 4. o’clock, when the nearby girls bring the washing from the boys church boarding college down, and the fish arrive out from their hiding spots.
Working day 4 – All Day – Hire a auto and travel more than the hill, by means of the rainforest.Have a seem at the Bahai temple at the leading of the hill,then go and down to Coconuts Vacation resort where you could have early morning tea or lunch. Leaving Coconuts, follow the coastline street back again to Apia, by means of the many villages and seashores.If you have time to detour to Togitogi Falls, they are beautiful.Or you could like to arrive again by way of Papasea – Sliding Rocks. Very best when there has been a lot of rain.
Day five – Early morning – Get the car ferry to Savaii. There are numerous accommodation possibilities from seashore fales at Stevensons or Janes, Savaii Lagoon….. a middle option or Le Logoto for a much more magnificent expertise.
Afternoon – Only two kilometres together the street is Satoalepai village – in which you can swim with turtles. This is a very gorgeous location, and although the turtles are in captivity, they have a big pool, and are nicely cared for. They are quite helpful, and it was a highlight of my vacation.