Talofa (Hello & Welcome)
Just five hours from Australia’s east coast and three and a half hours from Auckland, New Zealand across the glistening Pacific lies the Treasured Islands of the South Pacific, Samoa.
Blessed with stunning land and seascapes, Samoa is considered the heart of Polynesia and boasts a 3,000 year old way of life called Fa’a Samoa.
Fa’a Samoa provides a guideline for every Samoan on how to lead their lives – celebrating and embracing traditional values such as caring for each other and the environment. As a result, life has changed very little among many of Samoa’s people with time honoured customs still an integral part of life.
With a population of about 190,000, Samoans are also recognized as the friendliest people on Earth. Proud, happy, warm and welcoming, Samoans live in harmony with nature, ensuring the environment remains pristine, unspoiled, safe and clean, creating a place where your clients can leave their busy, noisy modern lifestyles behind and experience “true paradise.”
Samoa consists of ten islands, each offering very distinct and different environments to explore.
The two main islands are Upolu and Savai’i. Upolu is home to the capital Apia and Faleolo International Airport (APW). An inter-island ferry connects Upolu to Savai’i, also known as ‘The Big Island’.
There is accommodation to suit every client’s budget, from resorts with spa treatments to open air traditional beach fales. Getting around is easy – rent a scooter, car, hop on a colourful island bus or take a taxi and packed lunch for a fun-filled day.