Ah Beautiful Samoa – one of the Pacific’s most underrated tourist destinations. It
has warm inviting locals, pristine white sand beaches, jungles and rivers, clean
clear lagoons and pristine offshore reefs with plenty of fish. Samoa has a strong
Christian community with hundreds of welcoming churches along the two main
island’s coastal roads. Upolu offers tourists and fishermen dozens of resorts,
restaurants and activities, while the more traditional island of Savai’i has a more
laid back atmosphere. Savai’i is accessible by car ferry daily from Upolu and
definitely worth visiting.
Samoans enjoy a deeply traditional way of life according to Fa’a Samoa – the
Samoan way. Fa’a Samoa places great emphasis on providing warm
hospitality and it is a way of life that stretches back more than 3,000 years.
Fa’a Samoa celebrates traditional values, culture and environment. The three
main pillars of Fa’a Samoa are the matai (chiefs), aiga (extended family), and
the Christian church.
The waters around Samoa bring pelagics from all over the Pacific to within
just a few miles of the coasts. Blue Marlin, huge Yellowfin, Mahimahi, Sailfish
and Spanish Mackerel are common. On the reefs there are plenty Giant
Trevally as well as other trevally, Dogtooth Tuna, Coral Trout and more.
Diving too is excellent especially on the more exposed southern shores.
Church on Sunday with a local family – best singing you’ll find in the Pacific
followed a meal fit for a king.