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The Samoa Islands form part of Polynesia and the wider region of Oceania. The archipelago comprises of Samoa and most of American Samoa.
Visa and Immigration Procedures to Samoa
Visitors to Samoa can apply for a 60 day Visitor Permit on arrival. All travelers must have passports valid for at least 6 months, return air tickets, sufficient funds to cover expenses during their stay in Samoa and a residential contact address.
Things/Items Allowed into Samoa
Travelers can bring in 200 individual cigarettes, 2.5 liters alcohol and goods for personal use.
Things/Items Forbidden out of Samoa
Things/Items Forbidden into Samoa
Voice of Travelers to Samoa
Attractions in Samoa
I decided to vacation in Samoa so I booked my direct flight ticket from Air New Zealand. The flight was great as the cabin crew offered high-class services to passengers. I saw great beaches, surfing, waterfalls, and volcanoes at Upolu an island in Samoa. Other activities are also available like mountain hiking at Mount Vaea in Apia and surfing at Aganoa Beach on the east coast of Savai'i island. I also went to history and art museums, Paia Dwarfs cave, and went hiking on Mount Silisili which is the highest peak in Samoa and the Samoa Islands chain.
I decided to go visit Samoa because I have a friend who lives there who offered to tour me around. So, I bought my direct ticket to Samoa through Virgin Australia Airlines. Samoa has great landmarks like the immaculate conception of Mary Cathedral. A great place I visited to truly experience Samoa culture was the Samoa Cultural Village. I saw amazing architecture at Bahai House of worship. We stopped by this off-the-beaten-track attraction and we had a blast. We were able to get in the water and actually swim with the turtles! Overall it was a fun vacation with inexpensive activities. The views and landmarks in Samoa are spectacular.
Waterfalls in Samoa
Samoa has many beautiful waterfalls like Afu Aau Waterfall, Papapapaitai Waterfall, Papaseea Sliding Rock Waterfall, Togitogiga Waterfall, Sopoaga Falls, Fuipisia Waterfall, Falefa Falls and many others. They're all so beautiful!
Samoa Travelers' Frequently Asked Questions
Q. When is the best season to visit Samoa?
A. Although the weather is warm all year round, depending on what activities you would like to experience the season you should visit will vary. For travelers wishing to travel to beaches, hike and dive, July through October is the best season to visit as this is the dry season. For others who want to experience the cultural side of Samoa and take part in festivities and celebrations November through March is reccomended.
Q. What currency is used in Samoa? Are there banks and ATM machines?
A. Samoa uses its own currency called the Samoan Tala, comprised of dollars and cents. You can exchange your foreign currency at banks and ATMs in Apia Town (Tongatapu) and Salelologa Town (on the island of Savaii) or at exchange booths in the airport.
Samoa - Direct Flights to Major Airports
Airports handling direct flights to Faleolo International Airport • Auckland International Airport
• Sydney Airport
Flight Routes to Samoa
Faleolo Airport is the only international airport in Samoa. Direct flights to Samoa are only available from New Zealand on Air New Zealand, and from Australia on Virgin Australian Airlines.