Samoa is a tropical archipelago halfway between Hawaii and New Zealand. There are two main islands, Upolu and Savai’i, and seven smaller islands. Samoan culture has had many colonial influences from Europe and beyond, but it still has one of the most traditional cultures in the Pacific. “Fa’a Samoa” is the local way of life, celebrating family, culture, traditions and nature. Live like the locals and you’ll be rewarded with unrivalled hospitality, pristine beaches, thrilling waves, active volcanoes, tropical rainforests and the freshest seafood you’ll ever eat.
Fast facts about Samoa
Where is it? Samoa is located in the South Pacific Ocean, about 4,000km east of Australia.
How do I get there? Take a cruise, or fly from Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth or the Gold Coast. Airlines servicing this route include Virgin, Qantas, Fiji Airways and Air New Zealand. Direct flights take approximately 5 hours and 30 minutes. Routes with a stopover take from 7 to 11 hours.
When should I go? Samoa has a tropical climate and it’s best to visit in the dry season, between May and October.
What should I do? Visit the Alofaaga Blowholes, explore the sites of Apia including the home of Robert Louis Stevenson, see an active volcano and ancient tombs on Ta’u Island, swim in warm lagoons, dive in the coral reefs, surf Samoa’s famed waves, trek though rainforests and put your feet up in a seaside hammock.