It’s tough to find exotic holiday spots that haven’t been overrun by tourism and tackiness. but Samoa is worth checking out. This destination ticks all of the boxes: warm, wild and far away from the madness of modern life. It’s also surprisingly affordable and unspoiled.
The key word for Samoa is simplicity. It is a contradiction in terms, peaceful with a wild spirit; it was born by the violence of a volcanic eruption. It’s a land of waterfalls and jungles that feels like a little slice of heaven. Samoa packages from Canada are available for any budget whether you fly or take a cruise.
What’s in Samoa?
Best known as the setting for Treasure Island, modern Samoa is comprised of two main islands, Savai’i and Upolu, and surrounded by several smaller, private islands. One of these little gems is Namu’a, which can be seen from Upolu’s port of Mutiatele, which is separated by a narrow strait, but seems like it’s located in another world. There’s snorkeling in the reef or lounging on the beach. Evenings can be spent at one of the beach-side spots called Fale eating a simple local meal by the mellow light of an oil lamp; there is no electricity on the island.
If you’re looking for a little nightlife, you can find it Apia, h of the easternmost island. It has comfortable accommodations. colourful nightspots and cuisine and an amazing cultrual centre. You’ll also enjoy shopping at one of the there local markets. This town makes an ideal base of operations for adventurous self-drivers who want explore the beauty of Upolu on their own terms.
Other sites of interest in Apia include the Samoan Cultural village with interactive displays and workshops, the Immaculate Conception Cathedral and – surprisingly – the Mormon Temple, which is a magnificent white granite building topped with a gold angel. For those who have an affinity for museums, there’s the Vanya Taule’alo Gallery and the Robert Louis Stevenson Museum.
How Do We Get There?
The best way to make sure that you have a hassle-free visit is to go through a travel bureau that specializes in South Pacific travel destinations. This is a locale that’s ideal for cultural tours adventure travel and sightseeing, both guided and self-directed. Although there are cruises from Vancouver, the best and most cost-effective way is to travel by plan and save your time for the pleasures of exploring Samoa. You really won’t need much money to enjoy it, but there are luxurious accommodations available if a splurge is in your budget.
Contact your travel agent to learn more about the logistics of an affordable holiday in one of the more budget-friendly, unspoiled spots in the South Pacific. But, you should hurry before the secret gets out.