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The prominent city of Apia is within relatively easy reach of Matatufu. It's found about 30 kilometres to the northwest.
Need some beach therapy? Feel the salty wind whip through your hair as you listen to the serene sounds of the ocean at Lalomanu Beach. It's the best kind of medicine around!
You won't have to be stuck on the road all day to see a bit of nature. Just 30 kilometres out of Matatufu, Papaseea Sliding Rocks is a fabulous place to sit back and unwind. More delightful surrounds await at Piula Cave Pool, 18 kilometres away.
Remember To-Sua Trench. It's a terrific place to wander around if you've got a free afternoon.
Want to check out Togitogina Waterfall and Papapapaitai Falls? These great attractions are very close to the centre of Siumu, just 20 kilometres west. Base yourself here for a little while and venture outwards!
Go on a day trip and see what's on offer in Pago Pago. This place is 100 kilometres away and not far from National Park of American Samoa, Mount Alava and Matafao Peak. That being said, you shouldn't forget about Fagatele Bay National Marine Sanctuary and Cloud Rainforest to Reef Hike either.
Ready to chew, chomp, gnaw, nibble and gulp your way through Samoa? A world of delectable flavours awaits you, so dress in your stretchiest jeans and bon appétit!
A traditional meal here often includes crayfish and taro, two of the staple ingredients for which this corner of the world is known for dishing up.
You don't need to dither over the restaurant menu when you're in Matatufu. Get stuck right in and pick the area's specialties, such as taro root seasoned and baked in oven and oka l’a (marinated raw fish).
Cooked green bananas in coconut cream is a dessert that tells the story of this place in a single bite. Put in an order for a serving and then get another one to go!
Dedicated travellers will usually make an effort to learn a few words in the local tongue. They've come to realise that being able to interact with the local people isn't just convenient, it's really fun too! First off the bat, try to get your mouth around 'O lo'u igoa o ...'. This means 'my name is..'. 'O fea e te sau ai?' ('where are you from?') is another one you might need.
If you're considering heading to Matatufu in June, you'll want to be here on the 1st for Independence Day Celebration. There's always a hum of excitement in the air coming up to this day of national celebration.
Thankfully Matatufu isn't planning on moving anywhere, so this "Tōfā soifua" doesn't have to be your last!
If you're flying in and out, you'll most likely be using Faleolo International Airport (APW). It's 50 kilometres to the northwest. Pack up your suitcase, plan a convenient route and set your alarm!
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If you book in at one of our highly recommended accommodations, the expert staff will make sure that your stay is a cosy one. The Saletoga Sands Resorts and Seabreeze Resort Samoa are worth considering.
Reviewed on 27 Nov. 2017
Reviewed on 28 Nov. 2019
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