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1. Posted by mintynw7 (Budding Member 36 posts) 7y

Hi me and my partner are going to samoa for 8 days next year and just wanting to get some advice information help from people who have been there already would love to find out more from the following

- where to stay?
- what to see?
- what to do?
- things to stay well clear of?
- and anything and everything in between

many thanks in advance and details will be helpful

[ Edit: Edited on 22-Jul-2009, at 01:48 by mintynw7 ]

2. Posted by Daawgon (Travel Guru 2001 posts) 7y

Just be sure you're headed to Samoa and not American Samoa - A REALLY REALLY BIG DIFFERENCE!

3. Posted by mintynw7 (Budding Member 36 posts) 7y

Yeah already made sure to do this.

4. Posted by alicethoms (Budding Member 4 posts) 7y

Well a good idea of going on a tour at Samoa.It's really beautiful and romantic place. You are definitely going to have a rocking time.

5. Posted by magykal1 (Travel Guru 2026 posts) 7y

I absolutely loved Samoa, you're going to be very glad you chose it!

In Apia, I stayed at the Outrigger which I thought was very nice and pretty decent value for money. If you're going to go for one splash-out meal, go to Sails, in one of Robert Louis Stevenson's old houses overlooking the harbour on the main street. Fantastic lobster.

Virgin Cove is a great little eco resort on a lovely bay around the other side of the island. They have a traditional outrigger canoe that you can borrow and paddle around the bay in.

For a real Robinson Crusoe experience, try Namua Island, a tiny cluster of fales on a little island off the coast of Upolu. It's a blissful situation on a lovely lagoon with waves breaking over the reef on the horizon. The family that run it ferry you over the lagoon in their outrigger - a great way to arrive. Low-tech, but fab.

I would personally choose to spend the balance of time on Upolu, 'cause I think it's a bit prettier. It is worth going to Savai'i though, particularly to see the blowholes, the lava fields and the olumoe waterfall (lovely place for a swim).

Things not to do? Personally I didn't particularly like Manase.