Located in the heart of Polynesia, below the equator and halfway between New Zealand and Hawaii, Samoa features rainforest covered volcanic mountain peaks, white sandy beaches, cascading waterfalls and fascinating Fa’a Samoa (Samoan Way) and Polynesian culture.
What to seeThe two main islands of Samoa, Savaii and Upolu are just 10km away from each other, but offer visitors different experiences.
Upolu is Samoa’s most populous island and home to the capital Apia, a small city with a colourful food market. Elsewhere on the island are snorkelling spots, blue lagoons, lush rainforests and rivers.
Savai’i with a smaller population than Upolu is Polynesia’s third largest Polynesian island and the perfect place to discover traditional Samoan culture and lifestyle. Natural highlights of the island include the tropical rainforests teeming with wildlife, waterfalls and the dramatic Saleaula lava fields, a landscape left behind after Mt Matavanu erupted more than 100 years ago.