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Holiday In Samoa

If you find yourself daydreaming of sunny skies, flatmate-free living and a whole lot of nothing on your schedule, it may be time to recharge your happiness battery. With nicknames like “Treasured Islands of the South Pacific” and “Cradle of Polynesia”, Samoa holiday packages are the perfect place for you to really get off the grid.

Things to Do in Samoa

Ever stared up at lush green palms as you float effortlessly 30 m below sea level? If this is your longtime fantasy, Samoa holidays have got you covered. To Sua Trench sinkhole, on Upolu, is a combination of thrilling and chilling—once you get over the heart-pounding climb down the ladder, the pools are oh-so-relaxing. After your soak, head to the Samoan Cultural Village in Apia to see cooking demonstrations and even live tattooing, if you’re lucky (or not so lucky, depending on how you feel about needles).

Look into Samoa car hire deals on and take yourself on a tour of the less-developed Savai’i Island. Swim among the Afu A’au waterfalls on the south shore to feel like you’re living in The Beach (no Leo provided, unfortunately). On the northern coast, treat yourself to some creep factor at Sale’aula’s eerie, lava-ruined churches and the “Virgin’s Grave”. The girl buried here was purportedly so pure that the lava flowed around her grave. (There are no such requirements just for visiting, though you should ask the locals for permission.)

Shopping, Dining & Nightlife

The Apia flea markets are the place to be to shop ‘til you drop, island-style. Find wood carvings, kava bowls, lavalava sarongs and unique jewellery (which may look like teeth, but don’t worry, they’re probably not). If you purchase Samoa packages to Savai’i, stay near the village of Salelologa, which has the island’s only ferry terminal, for the best shopping. Pick up a chilly niu (drinking coconut) and browse the produce markets for breadfruit, paw paws, ladyfinger bananas and other funny-sounding fruits.

Speaking of food, there’s no shortage of it here thanks to fertile volcanic soil and the bounty of the sea. At fia fia (feast) nights, pretty much anything comes wrapped and baked in banana leaves: crayfish, octopus, tuna and more, with plenty of coconut cream and banana. Western-style cuisine is also available for those who want a taste of home.

If it’s not fia fia night, your Samoa holiday can still have badass entertainment; just ask around to find the local fire knife dancing club. Yes, you read that right! Siva afi involves spinning flaming, towel-covered knives—and there ain’t no party like a fire knife party, cuz a fire knife party don’t stop (OK, it does eventually). Looking for even more excitement? Both islands have plenty of opportunity for you to chug Coco Locos and boogie the night away. On Apia, head to Beach Road; on Savai’i, you’ll find the most action in Salelologa.

What’s Next?

It’s easy to see why Samoans are called “the happy people” and you can join them with just a few clicks of the mouse. Check out Samoa holiday deals on and get ready to party like a Polynesian—just don’t try to bring fire knives on the plane.

Top Hotel Deals in Samoa

Saletoga Sands Resorts
Saletoga Sands Resorts
4.0 out of 5.0 Main South Coast Road, Matatufu
Free Cancellation
5.0/5 (2 reviews)

This resort is located on the beautiful southern coast. There are no cities nearby (except the local village) but that wasn't a problem. The resort provided everything we needed as well as cars for hire when we wanted to explore.

Reviewed on 27 Nov. 2017
Located in Matatufu, Saletoga Sands Resorts is by the ocean, a 4-minute drive from To-Sua Ocean Trench and 7 minutes from Sopoaga Water Falls.
Taufua Beach Fales
Taufua Beach Fales
2.5 out of 5.0 Aleipata, Lalomanu
4.8/5 (5 reviews)

Had an amazing 4 days here. The family were lovely people to meet, and extremely accommodating. The free evening meals were very tasty, and the way people sit down together encourages you to make new friends, which is great if you’re solo traveling. I highly recommend doing the umu feast on sunday, ...

Reviewed on 23 Jan. 2020
When you stay at Taufua Beach Fales in Lalomanu, you'll be near the beach and 5 minutes by foot from Lalomanu Beach.
Taumeasina Island Resort
Taumeasina Island Resort
4.5 out of 5.0 Beach Road, Apia
4.7/5 (7 reviews)

Service was very professional. We do wish that the resort notified us about events been held during our stay

Reviewed on 28 Nov. 2019
When you stay at Taumeasina Island Resort in Apia, you'll be on the beach and within a 5-minute drive of Apia Park.
Sheraton Samoa Aggie Grey's Hotel & Bungalows
Sheraton Samoa Aggie Grey's Hotel & Bungalows
4.5 out of 5.0 Main Beach Road, Apia
Free Cancellation
4.0/5 (6 reviews)

Our room looked lovely however it stunk of water damage. The aircon leaked, the bathroom shower had no front screen so water poured on to the floor near the entrance (bathroom floor was always saturated). Rooms weren't cleaned properly; my partner cut his foot on rocks whilst out and it bled into ...

Reviewed on 5 Oct. 2017
When you stay at Sheraton Samoa Aggie Grey's Hotel & Bungalows in Apia, you'll be in the business district, within a 5-minute drive of Apia Park and Robert Louis ...
Tanoa Tusitala Hotel
Tanoa Tusitala Hotel
4.0 out of 5.0 Beach Road Sogi, Apia
4.0/5 (4 reviews)

I chose the Tusitala because I had stayed there some years ago. In hindsight it wasn't the best choice and I should have gone for self contained accommodation for a more economical and easier stay. The staff were helpful but in somewhat Samoan ways didn't always quite grasp what was required. Hygiene ...

Reviewed on 6 Jul. 2018
A stay at Tanoa Tusitala Hotel places you in the heart of Apia, within a 5-minute drive of National Parliament and Robert Louis Stevenson Museum.
Sheraton Samoa Beach Resort
Sheraton Samoa Beach Resort
4.5 out of 5.0 Entrance Road, Mulifanua
Free Cancellation
3.6/5 (7 reviews)

Awesome beach front location and great for the kids

Reviewed on 19 Sep. 2019
With a stay at Sheraton Samoa Beach Resort in Mulifanua, you'll be on the waterfront, and 15 mi (24.2 km) from Giant Clam Sanctuary and 15.3 mi (24.6 km) from ...

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