Samoa is a scenic archipelago state where you can spend both beach and nature holidays. The terrain shaped by volcanic eruptions offers a lot to see.
According to countryaah, Samoa is an archipelago state in the Pacific Ocean, consisting of two main islands, Upolu and Savai, as well as numerous smaller islands. Together with American Samoa, Samoa forms the Samoan archipelago, which in turn belongs to the Polynesian archipelago.
The volcanoes of Samoa are asleep
The islands of Samoa are volcanic, and in the middle of both Main Islands rises a sleeping volcano. Tourism is a growing industry in Samoa and the archipelago is especially known for its tropical climate, lush nature and fine beaches.
The capital Apia with its airports is located on the island of Upolu, and the capital is often the tourist’s first stop in Samoa. Samoa has many natural attractions and naturally shaped attractions.
Tropical warm all year round
Short for WSM by abbreviationfinder, Samoa has a tropical climate and an average annual temperature of 26.5 degrees. The highest temperature during the day remains at about 30 degrees throughout the year and the lowest at night at about 23 degrees.
The dry season in Samoa runs from May to October and the actual rainy season in Samoa from November to April. However, rain and afternoon drizzle are also obtained during the dry season.
Beaches and nature walks
Beaches are one of Samoa’s tourist attractions. On the beaches of Samoa you can dive, snorkel, fish, surf and swim with turtles. For example, Lalomanu Beach is one of the most popular beaches on the island of Upolu.
You can also play golf and go on nature trips in Samoa. Although the island’s original rainforest has almost completely disappeared, the archipelago is still lush and rich in fauna. There are also many waterfalls on the islands.
Samoa is a reasonably safe destination, but the archipelago is occasionally threatened by earthquakes, cyclones and tsunamis. The tourist should also take care of the necessary vaccinations for dengue fever, for example.
Samoa is quite a religious country, so women in particular should avoid dressing too revealing in public places. The tourist gets along well in Samoa in English.
FLIGHTS, ACCOMMODATION AND MOVEMENT IN SAMO
Flying to Samoa
There are no direct flights to Samoa from Finland, but you can fly to Samoa via Auckland in New Zealand or Los Angeles in the United States.
Flight prices range from € 2,000 to € 8,000, so the price can vary greatly depending on the time and the number of stopovers. Samoa International Airport, Faleolo, is located about 35 km from the city of Apia.
Another international airport, Fagalii Airport, is located just outside Apia. Flights to Fagal Airport are mainly from American Samoa.
The hotel offer is evolving
As tourism develops, Samoa is increasingly finding good hotels, hostels and inns.
New and well-equipped hotels can be found especially in the larger cities, but the tourist can also stay in smaller villages with lots of small inns. Hotel night rates vary from EUR 40 to EUR 300, depending on the desired level.
It is easy to get around by taxi
When you want to move from place to place, the best means of transportation in Samoa is a taxi. Taxis are cheap and there are plenty of them. Buses are also an affordable means of transport. Samoa also has a lot of car rentals.
As such, a Finnish or international driving license does not go to Samoa, so if you want to drive a rental car, you must check your temporary driving license from a Samoan police station. The price of the certification is about 15 euros.
The capital of Apia
Apia, the capital of Samoa, is located on the island of Upolu, as well as both international airports. The town of Apia has good hotels, shopping, restaurants, bars and markets, making it a great destination for shopping and entertainment, for example.
From Apia you can also explore other parts of Upolu Island, such as nearby villages or Lolomanu Beach.
Jungle hiking on the island of Savai´
On the island of Savai, a tourist can hike in the jungle and walk along the Canopy Walkway, for example, at a height of 40 meters above the ground.
Situated between a sandy beach and a rainforest on the Tafua Peninsula, tourists can explore the indigenous nature of Samoa, visit the village of Tafua-tai and see volcanic craters inhabited by fruit flies.
A similar everyday life with Manono
Located between Upolu and Savai, the small island of Manono offers an excursion to the same everyday life. On the quiet and sleepy island you can explore fishing villages and traditional arts, as well as swim, dive or snorkel.
Manono is located four kilometers from Upolu and is best reached by boat from Manono-uta.