Samoa (formerly Western Samoa) consists of two large islands,
Savai'i and Upolu, and seven smaller islands.
About Western Samoa,
Accommodation in Western Samoa,
of The Islands of Samoa, Savai'i,
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The Samoans are the second largest group of the Polynesian people,
after the Maori of New Zealand.
Most Samoans live in small coastal villages, and rely heavily on
Before World War I, Western Samoa was held by the Germans, and
Eastern Samoa by the Americans.
At the start of the First World War, New Zealand forces entered
Western Samoa and continued to administer the islands until Western Samoa achieved
independence on January 1st, 1962.
If you speak English then you'll have no worries in Western Samoa, as
it's the official language; along with Samoan.
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Upolu is the main island in Western Samoa, although Savai'i is the
Of the seven smaller islands that make up Samoa, only Apolima and
Manono, are inhabited.
Exploring Upolu is easy, with a good coastal road and several roads crossing the middle of
Upolu connecting Apia with the south coast.
Apia, the capital of Samoa, is on Upolu.
Apia has a large selection of hotels, inns and motels. Quite a few are pretty ordinary
hotels in out of the way locations and aimed more at visiting Samoans and businessmen than
Samoa Visitors Bureau:
Samoa's natural wonders of waterfalls, rainforests, mountains, volcanoes, and miles of
white sand beaches beckon the adventurer seeking peace and quiet away from the hustle and
bustle of modern society.
Savai'i is the third the largest Polynesian island, after
All visitors arrive at Salelologa, on the south-eastern point of Savai'i.
flights from Apia to Moata Airport take just 20 minutes. There are also ferries from
Mulifanua Wharf, on the western side of Upolu.
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Aggie Grey's Hotel:
Gary Cooper stayed at Aggies. So did William Holden, Raymond Burr, Cheryl Ladd, Robert
Morley, Marlon Brando, Denholm Elliot, Ian Richardson and Royal Families. And many a John
Citizen has stayed, felt like a star and been treated like royalty.
Sa'Moana Resort caters for up to 24 guests in high quality fales (bungalows)with private
facilities. Decor is vibrant Polynesian tones to compliment the fales extensive timber
features. Singles, couples, groups and families are all catered for.
Samoa Hotel Association:
Representing all accommodation and hotels in Samoa from luxury resorts to backpacker
Staying at one of the locally run beach fales around Samoa is a great
way to see the natural beauty of the country and to immerse yourself in the local culture.
There are few beach resorts outside of Apia Town, but at least 20 beach fales, so this is
the way to go for backpackers and discerning travellers.
By Go Samoa.
American Samoa @ Travel Notes:
Six Polynesian islands, below the Equator, comprise the southern-most territory of
the United States.
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