Samoa

IMPORTANT INFORMATION - As of 21st May 2021, there have been 4 historic cases of COVID-19 in the Samoan island, but no new cases with the last 7 days.  However, Samoa has updated its restrictions for travellers with regards to the COVID-19 virus.  Their tight restrictions are now ALL foreign nationals are not allowed to enter, unless they are permanent residents, classed as an essential worker and have been approved for travel by the Samoan Government.  For further information, see the Government of Samoa Ministry of Health website or their Facebook page posts.

 

Also, due to the measles outbreak in the islands in late 2019, it is also recomended that travellers make sure they are immunised for measles.

 

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MOST HOTELS IN THE SAMOAN ISLANDS ARE CLOSED TO GUESTS TEMPORARILY DURING THIS UNPRECEDENTED SITUATION AND ARE NOT TAKING ANY NEW RESERVATIONS FOR THE IMMEDIATE FUTURE.  THOUGH SOME ARE STARTING TO RE-OEN OR PREPARE TO RE-OPEN, READY FOR WHEN INTERNATIONAL VISITORS CAN RETURN.

 

WE WILL UPDATE WITH ANY NEW INFORMATION AS WE ARE ADVISED.


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Click HERE for a map of Samoa

 

With more than 2500 hours of sunshine annually and a sea temperature that rarely falls below 75°F, the weather, and the water here is just perfect! The volcanic islands of Samoa bid you 'Talofa Lava' or 'Welcome' to the heart of Polynesia. The islands are stunningly beautiful with pristine, white sand beaches with thickly vegetated covered mountains and many of the best waterfalls to be found on any island in the South Pacific.

 

With a population of around 200,00, Samoa has 2 main islands; Upolu, the more developed and westernised island, where the capital, Apia and the International Airport is located, with a population of around 150,000, and the larger but less populated island, Savaii, with only around 50,000 residents.  Both have amazing natural beauty, from the crystal clear ocean teeming with tropical fish and majestic turtles, to the lava fields, rainforests, waterfalls, mineral springs and caves.  You can see and experience tradtional Samoan daily life in many of the small towns and villages dotted around these beautiful islands.

 

Independant since 1962, the Samoan people are very warm and friendly and have proudly preserved their century's old Polynesian culture.  Each village has it's own Chief or 'Matai', who still retains a great influence over day to day village life, helping to maintain the cultural core for the nation.

 

Lying just west of the International Dateline, Samoa is one of the first countries to see in the new day in and to see the sunset at the end of the day!

 

With so much to do and see, and good value for money with a favourable exchange rate, we believe that Samoa is one of the South Pacific's best kept secrets....

 

All our itineraries are tailor-made to your exact requirements, but if you would like some ideas for itineraries and guide prices, please click HERE

 

Cruises around the Samoan Islands

Currently, there are no locally based cruise companies offering cruse itineraries around Samoa.  There are a few major cruise companies operating the large luxury liners, who offer itineraries across and around the Pacific that will visit some of these islands, but they are not frequent or on a regular basis.

 

SPECIAL NOTE, SAMOA lost a day......

 

So that Samoa is in the same time zone as its major trading partners in Australia, New Zealand and Fiji, on the 29th December 2011, it changed its time zone. Samoa leaped forward 24 hours to the 31st December and went into the same time zone as these countries.  So, if some of your Samoa reference literature was published before 2011, it will still show Samoa in the old time zone.

 

Please note: We are constantly updating the prices shown on this website, but due to volatility of the currency exchange markets at the moment with the UK Sterling rate, prices may vary from those shown.  If you wish to confirm any prices shown here, please contact us directly.

 

Click HERE to see the UK Foreign Office's latest advice for visitors travelling to Samoa

 


ISLANDS OF SAMOA
Upolu

Upolu

Upolu is the smallest of the 2 islands in Samoa, and is where the capital, Apia, and International Airport is located. Busier, more developed, westernised and more densely populated than Savai'i, there are still quiet secluded areas, tropical rainforest and beaches to explore.

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Savai'i

Savai'i

Savai'i is the larger of the 2 islands and is also one of the largest islands in the South Pacific. Much quieter and less populated than its smaller neighbour, it is a green paradise with many secluded beaches.

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