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Apia is one of the most famous cities in Samoa, and it is within an easy commute of Leauva'a. You'll find it approximately 11 kilometres to the east.
There's nothing like chilling out at the seaside. At some point during your trip, organise an outing to Lalomanu Beach, 55 kilometres to the southeast.
Feel like a little quality time with Mother Nature? Hop in the car and check out Afu Aau Falls, 50 kilometres away from Leauva'a. Alternatively, take a breath of fresh air at Papaseea Sliding Rocks, 11 kilometres away.
Like the sound of Papasee'a Sliding Rock and Lake Lanoto'o? These fantastic attractions are in Fasito'o Uta, just 7 kilometres southwest of Leauva'a. Or maybe the Robert Louis Stevenson Museum and National Parliament appeal more to you? To see them, go to Vaitele, 7 kilometres southeast.
You may have the urge to stay in Lepea for a little while. This place is 10 kilometres away and quite close to the Faleata Golf Course, Maketi Fou and the Falemataaga – The Museum of Samoa. Other nearby attractions are Flea Market and Fish Market.
To truly experience a place is to immerse yourself in the local food and drink, so get ready to crunch, munch, slurp and sip your way across Samoa. The only thing you need to bring with you is a decent appetite!
A traditional meal here tends to include crayfish and taro, two essential elements for which this corner of the world is famous for serving up.
When Leauva'a residents talk to you about their favourite foods, you're likely to hear taro root seasoned and baked in oven or oka l’a (marinated raw fish) uttered a few times. These signature recipes form part of the area's identity and ought to be on any foodie's must-try list.
Dinner isn't complete without dessert, so don't worry about counting calories and tuck into one of the most well-liked sweet treats, cooked green bananas in coconut cream.
Take advantage of the downtime on the flight over by practising some words and expressions in Samoan. 'Ou te sau mai ...' may be very handy. It's how you say 'I am from..'. One more common phrase is 'O fea e te sau ai?' ('where are you from?').
Celebrated throughout the whole country, Independence Day Celebration happens on the 1st of June. If you're going to be here during this important day, it'll be hard not to get swept up in the festivities!
"Toe feiloa'i" doesn't need to be so final. Why not put away a few Samoan tālās for when you return?
From Leauva'a, it's around 14 kilometres west to Faleolo International Airport (APW). This is the closest airport. Remember to allow yourself ample time to make your way there so you don't miss check-in.
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Reviewed on 28 Nov. 2019
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