Samoa Travel Guides for Backpackers

5 Reasons why you should go to Upolu, Samoa

If you go to Samoa, you will fall in love with the people, the paradise environment, the strong culture and traditions. Discovering Samoan way of life is a unique and unforgettable experience. The Perfect Pacific Destination Samoa is located between New Zealand and Hawaii, just in the heart of the Pacific Ocean consisting of 10 islands including Upolu and Savaii, the two largest islands. Apia is the capital of Upolu with a population of around 37,000. Samoa is the perfect destination for travellers seeking a getaway for relaxation or adventure in a natural beauty environment and warm weather with an […]
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7 reasons why you should travel to Samoa

There are places that we never even dream of visiting. Samoa is probably one of them: maybe because of its remote location, small territory, and unknown culture. Before googling Samoa for the first time, all I knew about the country was the rugby team. Happily, I discovered much more than that. Although I can think of plenty of reasons to visit Samoa, here are the main 7 ones. Authentic As we all know mass tourism is damaging the authenticity of some destinations. Places that in the past where amazingly special, are now one more picture of the whole touristic package. […]
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Samoa: Highlights of Upolu and Savai'i

I would just like to start by saying I visited Samoa a week after Cyclone Gita hit which caused terrible flooding and damages. However, the Samoan people are so inspiring, everyone had already worked so hard to clean up and build their lives back up. The kindness and generosity of these people made Samoa one of my top 5 countries and would recommend anyone to visit this beautiful country. Now to get into the stuff you came here for, where you should go. Upolu Dave Parker Eco Lodge This lodge is a little further away from Apia, about an hour […]
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Samoa for backpackers

Samoa is an independent state in South Pacific formed by two islands: Upolu and Savai'i. Probably everyone has heard about it because of the tribal tattoos very fashionable on the past years. Most of the islands from Polynesia are known as a luxury destination and the honey moon paradise for couples. But Samoa is an oasis for backpackers and travelers with a tight budget who are crazy about adventures pure nature.          One of the things that most worries backpackers is where to stay. Well, now I'm going to introduce you the first (and probably the only one […]
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Talofa, Samoa!

  Settling in to Island Life Lalomanu Beach Late October 2015, right at the end of the Samoa’s peak tourist season, my partner and I jumped on a plane in Auckland to experience our first taste of the Pacific. We settled on Samoa (I say we, but it was probably 90% me) as I wanted to experience a touch of paradise but without being totally removed from the islands culture and heritage. It was perfect. As I stepped off the plane and breathed in the heat, to the sound of palms rustling in the breeze – I […]
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Samoa : Travel Tips for the Real Life Side of Island Paradise

Samoa : What to Expect I was lucky enough to spend two weeks in Samoa recently. I went, as many people would, with a surreal expectation of tropical days sipping cocktails on the beach; flowers in my hair and golden glowing skin. Although all of this is possible on the islands of Samoa, what I found was that the realities of being a human being (sweating, getting burnt and ill, sweating more, etc) intefered. It was like this some days, but not every day When I boarded my flight to Samoa in Auckland, I hadn't put […]
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