Samoan Sua ocean Trench


Samoa overview

Samoa is a nation consisting of two main islands in the South Pacific, renowned for its stunning natural beauty, rich culture, and warm hospitality. Travelers can explore the pristine beaches, tropical rainforests, and volcanic landscapes, visit historic villages, and experience traditional Samoan customs and cuisine.

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Example Samoa itineraries

How long should you stay in Samoa?

If Samoa is your only stop, we recommend staying for 7-10 days. This will give you enough time to relax on the beach, explore the island, and experience Samoan culture. If you are planning to combine Samoa with other destinations, such as Australia or New Zealand, we recommend staying for 5-7 days. This will give you enough time to experience the highlights of Samoa without feeling rushed.

Seabreeze Resort Samoa at sunset
Samoan Bliss: A 7-Day Vacation for the Soul

Experience a week of pure bliss at the Seabreeze Resort in Samoa. Nestled amidst lush tropical gardens and overlooking pristine turquoise waters, this luxury escape offers an unparalleled oasis of tranquility. Indulge in spacious oceanfront villas, private plunge pools, and attentive service that caters to your every desire. Savor exquisite Pacific cuisine, unwind with rejuvenating spa treatments,...


Top Samoa locations

Upolu Ladder
Upolu Samoa

Escape to the tropical paradise of Upolu, Samoa, where azure waters meet lush rainforests, and warm hospitality welcomes you to an unforgettable holiday. Begin your adventure by unwinding on pristine beaches, where the soft, white sand beckons for lazy sunbathing and the clear waters invite you to snorkel among vibrant coral reefs. Immerse yourself in Polynesian culture by visiting traditional villages, where you can witness captivating dances and savor authentic Samoan cuisine. For adventure seekers, Upolu offers thrilling activities like hiking to the cascading waterfalls of Papapapaitai Falls, exploring lush jungle trails to reach the dramatic To Sua Ocean Trench, or riding the waves at some of the world’s best surf spots. History buffs will be captivated by the Robert Louis Stevenson Museum, a glimpse into the life of the famous author who found solace in Samoa. And don’t miss the chance to soak in natural wonders like the Piula Cave Pool or the rejuvenating waters of the Alofaaga Blowholes. Experience the harmony of nature and culture on this enchanting Read More

Savai'i Samoa

Savaii, Samoa’s largest and less developed island, offers a serene escape from modern life with its unspoiled natural beauty, rich cultural traditions, and welcoming community. Despite its la...

Best resorts in Samoa

Seabreeze Resort Samoa
Seabreeze Resort, Samoa

Designed with a unique Samoan flair, these accommodations prioritize outdoor living, allowing you to fully embrace the tropical paradise. Every villa is thoughtfully equipped with everything you need for an unforgettable stay, ensuring that your time at Seabreeze Resort is nothing short of extraordinary. ...

Saletoga Sands Resort & Spa, Samoa

Welcome to Saletoga Sands Resort and Spa, Samoa. Indulge in a paradise born from passion, where l...

Taumeasina Island Resort, Samoa

Taumeasina Island Resort is a luxurious resort in Samoa that offers a unique blend of modern amen...

Sheraton Samoa Beach Resort

Discover unparalleled amenities at Sheraton Samoa Beach Resort. Enjoy a world-class fitness cente...


Frequently asked questions

When is the best time to visit?

The dry season from May to October is generally considered to be the best time of year to visit Samoa. However, if optimal weather with clear skies and plenty of sunshine is what you’re looking for, plan your trip between June and September.

How do I get to Samoa?

Samoa is located in the South Pacific Ocean. Most travelers fly to Faleolo International Airport (APW) in Apia, the capital city of Samoa. Several airlines offer flights to Samoa, including Samoa Airways, Air New Zealand, and Fiji Airways. Direct flights are available from various cities, including Auckland, Sydney, Nadi, and Honolulu.

What is the currency in Samoa, and can I use US dollars?

The currency in Samoa is the Samoan Tala (WST). While the local currency is used for most transactions, some establishments in tourist areas may accept major credit cards or US dollars. It’s advisable to exchange some currency upon arrival, and ATMs are available in major towns.

What are the must-visit attractions in Samoa?

Samoa is known for its beautiful beaches, lush rainforests, and vibrant Polynesian culture. Some must-visit attractions include To Sua Ocean Trench, Lalomanu Beach, Piula Cave Pool, and the iconic Robert Louis Stevenson Museum. Other activities include snorkeling, diving, visiting traditional villages, and experiencing the Fa’a Samoa way of life.

Are there any cultural customs or etiquette I should be aware of in Samoa?

Samoa has a strong cultural heritage, and it’s important to respect their customs and traditions. When visiting villages or participating in cultural activities, it’s customary to seek permission and follow any guidelines provided. Modest dress is appreciated, especially when entering churches or attending traditional ceremonies.

What is the tipping culture in Samoa?

Tipping is not a customary practice in Samoa. However, if you receive exceptional service, leaving a small gratuity as a token of appreciation is always welcomed.

Are there any entry requirements or visas for visiting Samoa?

US citizens do not require a visa for visits up to 90 days in Samoa. However, it’s important to ensure that your passport is valid for at least six months beyond your intended departure date.

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