Talofa Lava !
Samoa is a postcard of natural beauty consisting of ten islands, each offering very distinct and different environments to explore - from the rainforest covered rugged volcanic mountain peaks of the two main islands to the vast valleys leading down to a coastline ringed with a necklace of white sandy beaches.
Within these lush green fertile valleys grow banyan trees towering above the rainforest canopy, full of tropical blooms and numerous varieties of vegetation.
Cascading waterfalls drop into rivers that cut jagged lines through the valley floor as they make their way to the ocean.
The coastline is a wonder in itself, with sparkling white sand beaches - in some places stretching for miles - and here and there are walls of sheer cliffs that drop straight into the Pacific.
Beyond the beaches and out into the blue lagoons scatter the rest of the islands that make up the Samoa archipelago, some inhabited, others with only nature’s wildlife, protected by the fringing coral reef that keep the powerful force of the Pacific Ocean at bay.
Amongst all this natural beauty are nu’u or villages with their churches, meeting houses and open fale or homes encircling the malae or village green.
Samoa is home to a people proud of their Fa’a Samoa (The Samoan way) - a culture 3000 years in the making – a heritage as rich and colourful as Samoa’s natural wonders.
This is Samoa – where the people, culture and nature give life to the islands.
Climate: Pleasantly warm throughout the year with an average temperature of 29 degrees Celsius. Conditions from May to November are cooled by the South-East trade winds.
Accommodation: A selection of hotels, motels, resorts and beach fale accommodation is available.
International: Virgin Samoa, Air New Zealand, Air Pacific, Polynesian Airlines, Inter Island Airways.
Entry Requirements: Visitors to Samoa do not require an entry visa for stays of less than 60-days. Visitors must have an onward/return ticket and a passport valid for a minimum of six (6) months after the intended date of departure from Samoa.
Health: No special requirements
Transport: Rental cars, taxis, ferries, and buses
Language: Samoan & English
For more information contact: Samoa Tourism Authority (contact details below)
NATIONAL TOURISM OFFICE
Samoa Tourism Authority
Ground Floor, FMFMII Building
PO Box 2272
Tel: +685 63500
Fax: +685 20886
Level 1, Samoa House
283 Karangahape Road
PO Box 68423
T: +64 9 379 6138
F: +64 9 379 8154
Level 1, 44 Mountain Street
Ultimo, Sydney NSW 2007
Telephone: +612 8507 5189
Unit 11 Blades Court
121 Deodar Rd, Putney
London SW15 2NU, UK
T: +44 (0) 208 877 4512
F. +44 (0) 208 874 4219
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