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We all know — a life full of adventure is a life well-lived. So dust off your passport, pack your gear and say hello to Lalomanu!
Make your way approximately 40 kilometres southeast of Lalomanu and you'll reach the busy centre of Apia.
Does witnessing sunset by the ocean tempt you? Then make your way to Lalomanu Beach, 1 kilometre to the south.
The soft sounds of the natural world are waiting for you at Papaseea Sliding Rocks. It's situated just 45 kilometres away, so you don't have to be stuck in a car all day. Piula Cave Pool, 25 kilometres away, is another recommended choice.
To-Sua Trench and Sopoaga Water Falls are not far from the middle of Aufaga, 10 kilometres to the west of Lalomanu. Why not find your way there and have a look?
National Park of American Samoa, Mount Alava and Matafao Peak are all pretty close to Pago Pago, 85 kilometres to the east. Need some more reasons to stop by? Fagatele Bay National Marine Sanctuary and Cloud Rainforest to Reef Hike aren't far away either.
Are you ready to chew, chomp, gnaw, nibble and drink your way around Samoa? A world of delicious flavours is waiting for you, so slip on your stretchiest jeans and bon appétit!
If you're studying a menu, there's every chance you'll come across meals featuring crayfish or taro. They're some ingredients typically used in the cuisine here.
While Lalomanu features a variety of delicious foods, don't leave without tasting taro root seasoned and baked in oven and oka l’a (marinated raw fish). Considered regional specialties, you'll need to add them to your must-eat list if you really want a true taste of the region.
Because a life without dessert isn't worth living, you should definitely acquaint yourself with cooked green bananas in coconut cream. This sweet treat tells the story of the region in just one bite.
You're heading all the way to Lalomanu, so why not put in the extra effort to learn a handful of phrases in the local language? It will make your experience here a more authentic one. 'Fa'amalie atu' may be very handy. It's how you say 'sorry'. There's also 'Manuia le afiafi' ('good evening').
Celebrated throughout the entire country, Independence Day Celebration happens each year on the 1st of June. If you're lucky enough to be here on this important day, it'll be difficult not to get swept up in the exciting atmosphere!
You may be poor in Samoan tālās by the end of your trip, but you'll be rich in amazing experiences. "Toe feiloa'i" Lalomanu!
Situated 65 kilometres to the west is Faleolo International Airport (APW), the closest terminal. Make sure you have ample time to find it.
If you're planning to stop over, it's probably a good idea to book your Lalomanu hotel ahead of time (don't worry, last minute bookings work too!) Right now, you'll find just 4 places available on lastminute.com.au.
Reviewed on 23 Jan. 2020
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