Holiday Packages in Samoa
If you are looking for a tropical paradise, look no further than Samoa. Samoa is a set of nine islands in Polynesia that have a unique and interesting culture that will instantly captivate you. As an island nation, Samoa is particularly famous for its beaches and coral reefs. Samoan ocean water is clear and you’ll experience vivid shades of blue and green everywhere you look. As well as its coastline, Samoa is known for its gorgeous interior as well. Head inland to explore the country’s jungles, lava fields, and waterfalls. The people of Samoa are extremely friendly and love to teach visitors about the Samoan way of life. Experience the culture by attending Polynesian dance shows and eating lots of traditional foods.
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Flying to Samoa
Samoa has several airports that are spread across its islands. Travelling from New Zealand, you will arrive to the country’s major international airport: Faleolo International Airport (APW). The airport is located about 40 kilometres (25 miles) west of Samoa’s capital city Apia.
Travelling from New Zealand, you can arrive to Samoa on Air New Zealand or Samoa Airways. From Auckland, you can catch a direct flight to Samoa in less than 4 hours. If you are departing from another city within New Zealand, you can reach Samoa in no time at all with a short stopover in Auckland.
Where to Stay in Samoa
Throughout Samoa, some of the most popular holiday accommodations are resorts located right on the country’s coastline. While Samoa has its fair share of luxury, it can also be a great destination for budget travellers. Small hotels and guest houses offer affordable rates to accompany traditional Samoan style.
Saletoga Sands Resort
For a classic Samoan experience, check out the Saletoga Sands Resort. It is located on the island of Upolu and offers a serene and tropical atmosphere that is the perfect escape from your busy schedule. A variety of villas and bungalows are available, each with its own private deck overlooking the gardens and the ocean. A variety of activities and amenities are available at the Saletoga Sands Resort, including kayaks, snorkelling gear, a gym, a large swimming pool, access to a private beach, and Polynesian cultural shows.
Le Alaimoana Hotel
If you’re looking for luxury in Samoa, Le Alaimoana Hotel is the place to go. The hotel offers an intimate experience with only 20 guest rooms, so you can be assured you’ll get personalised attention. Each guest room is unique and offers handmade Samoan crafts and designs. As well as easy access to several beaches, Le Alaimoana is within walking distance of Palolo Deep Marine Reserve. Wherever you go within the hotel grounds, you’ll be able to see the ocean, making for the perfect relaxing holiday location.
The Savaiian Hotel
If you are hoping to stay on a budget in Samoa, this hotel offers rooms starting at $80 NZD per night. It is located on the Samoan island of Savaii and offers easy access to the main town of Salelologa. Rooms offer comfort and traditional Samoan designs that are great value for the hotel price. Amenities at the hotel include a swimming pool, restaurant and bar, and island tours that you can book onto.
Things to do in Samoa
For a small island nation, Samoa has a lot to offer. Being an island, of course there are plenty of gorgeous beaches. But Samoa offers a diverse landscape with so much to discover. Samoa has some incredible nature and has a rich culture that perfectly embodies the Polynesian islands.
All over Samoa, there are beautiful tropical waterfalls to experience. Each of the waterfalls is surrounded by island plants and trees, and many are complete with a swimming hole at the bottom where you can take a dip. Some of the top waterfalls to see in Samoa are Togitogiga Waterfall, Fuipisia Falls, Afu Aau Falls, and Mu Pagoa Falls.
Go Snorkelling or Diving
Samoa is surrounded by some incredible coral reefs, and the best way to see them is up close in the water. All over Samoa, you’ll have opportunities to rent snorkelling equipment or take a scuba diving course. Some of the best spots to snorkel and dive in Samoa include Palolo Deep Ocean Reserve, Apolima Island, the Rock, and Juno, which is a sunken ship filled with colourful coral.
Saleaula Lava Fields
The lava fields on the island of Savai’i were formed when Mt Matavanu erupted and covered five villages in volcanic ash. Between 1905 and 1911, several eruptions affected the area. Today, the lava fields are one of the most popular attractions in Samoa. While visiting, one of the stand-out features of the lava fields is a half-buried church and the Virgin’s grave monument.