Best time to visit Samoa
Find out the best time to visit the pristine islands of Samoa based on weather, prices and peak season.
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Samoa awaits you with its paradisiacal beaches, tropical inland forests and a rich culture.
We took into account weather, crowds and prices, and found the best time to visit postcard-perfect Samoa.
Best time to visit Samoa
We recommend visiting between July to September.
Why should I go then?
Although Samoa has hot weather throughout the year, July to September provides the much-needed relief from the heavy rains and humidity.
During this time, you can steer clear from both excessive crowds and typhoons.
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Samoa has a tropical climate with fairly high temperatures and humidity during most months of the year. The summer lasts from November to February and coincides with the rainy season. Winter lasts from April to September when the temperatures are slightly cooler.
The rainy season lasts from November to April and the dry season from May to October.
Relative humidity is high, ranging from 64% to 97%, and rarely falls below 56%.
The south and east coasts of the islands receive more precipitation due to the trade winds from the southeast. Samoa is prone to typhoons from late January to mid-March.
December and January are the peak months when the Samoans living abroad visit Samoa during the holidays.
Weather and prices
Best time to visit Samoa, weather-wise: July to September enjoys pleasant temperatures with dry weather and low levels of humidity.
Cheapest time to visit Samoa: Prices are lowest during February and March due to heavy rainfall and the possibility of typhoons.
Best time to visit Samoa...
- Surf:Although Samoa is an ideal destination for surfing year round, there are two seasons with distinctive swells. Due to southeast trade winds, the dry season (May to October) sees big swells (3ft–10ft) while the wet season (November to April) receives easy, smaller swells (2ft–5ft).
- Beaches:July to September is the best time to relax on the serene beaches of Samoa without experiencing intense heat and humidity.
- Waterfalls:The best time to view and swim in the tropical waterfalls is during the wet season between November and April.
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