Things to do in Samoa


| June 19, 2020

Things to do in Samoa

The main things to do in Samoa are situated within and around the country’s main two islands – Savai’i and Upolu. Although they are just ten kilometres away from each other, each offer different experiences. 

The more populous island of Upolu is home to the capital Apia – a small city with a colourful food market. Other attractions include Robert Louis Stevenson’s former colonial homestead, small and colourful churches, as well as pretty snorkelling spots, blue lagoons, lush rainforests and rivers.

Savai’i, with a smaller population, is the perfect place to discover traditional Samoan culture and lifestyle. The oldest Polynesian culture at 3,000 years old, Fa’a Samoa is typified by fale – traditional huts, built as places for families to gather; and colourful churches, where communities congregate and sing on Sundays.

Natural highlights of the island include cascading waterfalls, tropical rainforests full of wildlife, impressive Alofaaga blowholes, and the dramatic Saleaula lava fields – a landscape left behind after Mt Matavanu erupted more than 100 years ago.

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