The Polynesian islands of Samoa are a wonderland of cultural discovery, where music, dance and visual arts are inherent to their culture. Those in search of immersive experiences will enjoy taking part in traditional ceremonies and visiting local villages and their markets to learn about local life. A tropical paradise, luxury holidays to Samoa offer endless adventure experiences, where one can bathe in the glorious waters of the To Sua Ocean Trench, snorkel in the marine-rich waters and kayak through the mangroves on the south coast of Upolu.
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POCKET GUIDE TO SAMOA
Charming Upolu, Samoa’s most populous island, may be small in size but it certainly packs a punch in terms of natural beauty and things to do. It is renowned for its pristine lagoons, lush rainforests, rugged cliffs, dramatic waterfalls, unspoiled beaches, and spectacular fishing, surfing, kayaking, and snorkelling. For an unforgettable swimming experience, it’s worth checking out the sublime To Sua Ocean Trench. Spend an afternoon in Apia, strolling through the bustling local markets selling crafts, fish & tropical fruits.
The volcanic Savai’i (often referred to as the ‘real’ Samoa) is the largest of the country’s islands and a picturesque smorgasbord of spectacular waterfalls, eerie lava fields, dramatic blowholes, and verdant rainforest, making it the perfect luxury holiday destination for outdoor enthusiasts. Must see attractions include Mt. Matavanu Crater, Paia Dwarf Cave, the Alofaaga Blowholes, and the Sale’aula Lava Fields. After an adventure-filled day, unwind on one of the pristine beaches or snorkel, dive and kayak in the crystal-clear waters.
Best Time to Visit
With a tropical climate due to its equatorial location, the best time to holiday in Samoa is between April and December, when the weather is drier, and the humidity is lower. Temperatures during these months range from 23˚C to 30˚C. Visit cultural attractions such as the Robert Louis Stevenson Museum, Immaculate Conception of Mary Cathedral and Samoa Cultural Village.
OROKO Top Tip
Luxury holidays in Samoa would be incomplete without taking part in any number of the bountiful water sports on offer. Lapped by the azure blue Pacific Ocean, the idyllic beaches of both Upolu and Savai’i offer ample opportunities for paddle-boarding, Hobie Cat sailing and kayaking, as well as snorkelling and diving among the coral reefs. Popular swimming spots include To Sua Ocean Trench (on Upolu Island) and the Afu-A-Au Falls on Savai’i Island.