Samoa Quick Travel Guide
With a travel rating of 46%, Samoa is steeped in Polynesian culture; but it also has the distinction – with its neighbor Tonga – of having the world's highest obesity rates. Maybe it's the good food, the good living, or the genes; but there is no debate that is a great South Pacific destination for PlanetHoppers! to visit. The two main islands of Upolu and Svai'i are some of the biggest islands in Polynesia. Upolu contains the capital Apia, the perfect introduction to Samoa, with the Palolo Deep Marine Reserve, a brilliant snorkeling spot, Papaseea Sliding Rock, a waterfall that you can literally slide down and very popular with kids and adults, and the spectacular Papapapaitai Falls, that plunges into a volcanic crater surround by lush rain forest. From the cultural angle, the Robert Louis Stevenson Museum and Old Apia Market will occupy you for many hours. Further out are the gorgeous Lalomanu and Lefaga Beaches. An absolute must see is the To Sua Ocean Trench, where you can take a death-defying climb down a very long ladder into a giant swimming hole, with fantastic views of the ocean. The island of Savai'i holds its own with the Falealupo Canopy Walk, Afu Aau Waterfall, Piula Cave Pool, and the raw power of the Alofaaga Blowholes, where you can toss in a coconut and see it blow into the sky! With so many varied things to see and do, Samoa is certainly no "featherweight" among the many choices in Oceania.
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PlanetHop! Travel Rating
Come to the Samoan capital of Apia, a small city with lots of charm and plenty of sites to satisfy any PlanetHopper! While urban sprawl may be spreading its fingers, Apia still retains many villages and historic areas, including ....
|Coordinates:||13 35 S, 172 20 W|
|Main Languages:||English, Samoan|
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