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1. Posted by mintynw7 (Budding Member 36 posts) 7y Star this if you like it!

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 Star this if you like it!

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 Star this if you like it!

Yeah already made sure to do this.

4. Posted by alicethoms (Budding Member 4 posts) 7y Star this if you like it!

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 Star this if you like it!

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.