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A Tourist's Guide to Apia, Samoa

Part 6 (and final) of my South Pacific trip.

From Auckland, I fly into Samoa. I stay in the capital, Apia, and see the sights on foot. Then I jump in a taxi to see up in the hills and the other side of the island.
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Taumeasina Island Resort // Samoa with Kids!

Is Apia, Samoa on your travel list? If not you are definitely missing out on a gem! Apia is the capital city of the South Pacific island nation of Samoa. A short 5-minute drive from Apia, nestled among the scenic mountains of Upolu, is Taumeasina Island. This island is home to Taumeasina Island Resort the epitome of luxury and comfort for the entire family.

While visiting Apia, we had the opportunity to stay at the Taumeasina Island Resort where the kids were treated like family from the moment our driver picked us up from the airport! The resort offers a daily children's program, but unfortunately, our stay was too short to experience it, but we did spend hours on the playground with the South Pacific in front of us.
Don't even get me started on our gorgeous Waterfront 2-bedroom villa. Roo and Lightning Bug loved how much room they had to stretch out in, but the balcony overlooking the lagoon was their favorite feature. Being able to eat outside and hear the sounds of the ocean was so serene!

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10. Fatumafuti
Fatumafuti is a village in central Tutuila Island, American Samoa. It is located at the easternmost point of the entrance to Pago Pago Harbor, south of Pago Pago. Flowerpot Rock, also known as Fatu Rock, is found along the highway in Fatumafuti.

9. Vaitogi
Vaitogi is a village in American Samoa. It has many missionaries and tourists who are attracted by the shopping for local products. Vaitogi might be most famous of its legends about the Turtle and Shark.

8. Utulei
Utulei is a village in American Samoa. Utulei is the legislative capital of American Samoa, and is located in Pago Pago. It is home to most hotels and most historic buildings in Pago Pago, including the 1904 Courthouse.

7. Nu'uuli
Nu'uuli is a village on the central east coast of Tutuila Island, American Samoa. It is located on a peninsula several miles up from Pago Pago International Airport. Nu’uui is located between Pago Pago International Airport and Coconut Point.

6. Tafuna'
Tafuna' is a village on the east coast of Tutuila Island, American Samoa. It is located on a peninsula a mile north of Pago Pago International Airport and one mile south of Nu'uuli, American Samoa.

5. Fagatogo
Fagatogo is the Downtown area of Pago Pago, the territorial capital of American Samoa. It is the seat of the judiciary, and it is the commercial center of Tutuila Island. Its population is 3,000.

4. Ta‘ū
Ta‘ū is the largest island in the Manu‘a Group and the easternmost volcanic island of the Samoan Islands. Ta‘ū is part of American Samoa. In the early 19th century, the island was sometimes called Opoun. 

3. Tutuila
Tutuila is the largest and the main island of American Samoa in the archipelago of Samoan Islands. It is the third largest island in the Samoan Islands chain of the Central Pacific located roughly 4,000 .

2. Pago Pago
Pago Pago, the capital of American Samoa, comprises a string of coastal villages on Tutuila Island. It’s a gateway to the National Park of American Samoa, which protects lush rainforest, coral reefs and waters visited by humpback whales. Fagatogo village is home to the Jean P. Haydon Museum, exhibiting local historic artifacts in a former U.S. Navy facility. A trail leads up to Blunts Point Battery, a WWII gun site.

1. Samoan Islands
The Samoan Islands are an archipelago covering 3,030 km² in the central South Pacific, forming part of Polynesia and the wider region of Oceania. Administratively, the archipelago comprises all of Samoa and most of American Samoa. 

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American Samoa is a U.S. territory covering 7 South Pacific islands and atolls. Tutuila, the largest island, is home to the capital Pago Pago, whose natural harbor is framed by volcanic peaks including 1,716-ft.-high Rainmaker Mountain.

Divided between the islands Tutuila, Ofu and Ta‘ū, the National Park of American Samoa highlights the territory's tropical scenery with rainforests, beaches, and reefs.

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Samoa top 10 things to do and see

Samoa - a paradise in the Pacific Ocean. The top 10 things to do and see in Samoa! The best places to visit for your holiday!
Samoa is an island in the Pacific Ocean with lots of interesting places and activities! The capital is Apia, but the country has so much more to offer. In fact Samoa consist of 2 islands, Upolu and Savai'i. Besides stunning beaches and very friendly people, you can enjoy excellent snorkeling and fabulous walkways.

1. Canoeing Mangroves: experience the spectacular mangrove scenery by paddling a canoe through the dense mangroves
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2. Watching Blowholes in Alofaaga: The impressive blowholes show the pure power of the sea, propelling water hundreds of feet up into the air
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3. Hiking the Coastal Walkway: a great way to explore the coast with amazing lava rock formations and sea arches.
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4. Swimming with Turtles: In this shallow wide spacious water pool you get the chances to get very close to the turtles.
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5. Fire Dance Performances: as a tradition, the Samoan fire knife dance is very popular and spectacular.
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6. Snorkeling the underwater wonders: the incredibly clear waters of Samoa, together with a wide variety of tropical fish, make it a fabulous area for snorkeling
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7. Sleeping in a beach Fale: these traditionally constructed Fales, right on the beach provide a unique experience.
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8. Canopy Walkway: This treetop canopy walkway is constructed at 40 meters above the ground among giant banyan trees and will reward you with excellent views.
9. Lalomanu Beach: one of the pristine beaches of Samoa, a long stretch of white sandy beach shows you that you have reached paradise
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10. Looking at tomorrow: As the international date line used to be located west of Samoa, you were able to look at tomorrow. However, in 2011 the date line has been changed to the Western side, so now you will be looking at yesterday:)

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Samoa, officially the Independent State of Samoa and, until 4 July 1997, known as Western Samoa, is a country consisting of two main islands, Savai'i and Upolu, and four smaller islands.

The capital city is Apia. The Lapita people discovered and settled the Samoan Islands around 3,500 years ago.

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10 Things NOT To Do in Samoa

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The Samoan islands are surrounded by miles of pristine beaches, crystal blue ocean, and dazzling reef. But keep in mind that Samoa is a conservative country, and you should do your research ahead of time. Here’s our list of 10 things you should NOT in Samoa.

1. Don’t Stay Standing
When it’s time to get down to business, you’ll notice that Samoans all sit down on the floor to engage in discussion. It’s also considered rude to eat or drink while you’re standing.


2. Don’t Indulge in Kava
It’s customary to take part in the kava ceremony. This narcotic brew is made with the roots of a pepper plant, and the cup of liquid is passed around for everyone to sip and enjoy. Overindulging in the drink can decrease your reaction times and motor coordination.


3. Don’t forget to brush up on the Culture
Samoan Cultural Village and Knowledgeable guides will take you around through different exhibits where you’ll be given a fun history lesson. You’ll also be taught coconut weaving, watch an entertaining dance performance, and be treated to a traditional meal cooked over an earth oven.


4. Don’t Underestimate a Beach Fale
A fale is a hut on the beaches. You can actually rent one and wake up to the waves crashing right at your feet. These handmade structures range from simple to luxurious, but to get a true experience, you’ll definitely want to stay in the old school version made of wood and dried coconut fiber.


5. Don’t Leave the Water Without Your Lava Lava
After soaking up some sun on the beach, make sure to cover up with a lava lava afterward. It’s similar to a sarong, and it basically covers up your body so that you don’t offend the locals. And keep in mind, the lava lava is worn by both men and women.


6. Don’t Forget to Pay Taefu T Matafeo Store a Visit
Between Salelologa and the north coast, you’ll find a tiny establishment called Taefu T Matafeo Store. Inside, you can sip on some of the best espressos ever, while nibbling on homemade cakes. They also serve up light fare, including kimchi, and they have more than enough icy beer to go around.


7. Don’t Go Chasing Waterfalls…Just Joking
Samoa’s backdrop is rich with gorgeous tropical forests that are home to some of the most stunning waterfalls. On Upolu Island, you will find Sopoaga Waterfall at the foot of Lotofaga Village. At the base of the falls, you can also take part in an umu demonstration and coconut husking.


8. Don’t Be Surprised by Beach Fees
In Samoa, the majority of the beaches are owned by families and villages, and they charge visitors a small fee (from 5 to 20 tala) to swim, take photos on the beach, or even wander around the sand. If you’re staying at a resort, you won’t have to worry about this fee at all.


9. Don’t Visit the National Museum on Weekends
This museum should definitely be at the top of your itinerary, but make sure you stop by during the week, because they’re closed on weekends. You can send a special request to ask that they open their doors for you on a Saturday or Sunday, but there’s no guarantee that they’ll honor it.


10. Don’t Enter During Prayer
Prayer sessions can happen frequently, and if you find that you’ve arrived at someone’s home during a prayer, wait outside until it is finished. If you’re inside their home at the time the prayer’s set to take place, you’ll be expected to take part in the service as well.

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10. Mulifanua
Mulifanua is a village on the north-western tip of the island of Upolu, in Samoa. In the modern era, it is the capital of Aiga-i-le-Tai district.

09. Saleaula
Sale'aula is a village on the central north coast of Savai'i island in Samoa and is the traditional center of the Gaga'emauga political district. Chief council meetings are held at Vaitu’utu’u malae in the village.

08. Falealupo
Falealupo is a village in Samoa situated at the west end of Savai'i island 20 miles from the International Date Line used until December 29, 2011.

07. Salelologa
Salelologa is a village district at the east end of Savai'i island in Samoa. It is the main entry point into the island with the only ferry terminal on Savai'i.

06. Manase
Manase is a village on the central north coast of Savai'i island in Samoa in the political district of Gagaifomauga.

05. Lalomanu
Lalomanu is a village on the east coast of Upolu island in Samoa.The village is part of the electoral constituency Aleipata Itupa i Luga which is within the larger political district of Atua.

04. Savai'i
Savai’i is the largest island in the South Pacific nation of Samoa. Near Salelologa township, in the southeast, the Afu Aau Falls plunge down a rock face to a deep rainforest pool. Nearby, Pulemelei Mound is an ancient pyramid-like structure of basalt stones. In the southwest, the Alofaaga Blowholes shoot huge jets of water into the air. Northeast, trails lead to the crater of forested volcano Mount Matavanu.

03. Apia
Apia is the capital city of the South Pacific island nation of Samoa. Offshore, near Vaiala beach, Palolo Deep Marine Reserve is a stretch of reef with a deep, coral-lined hole. The Robert Louis Stevenson Museum is housed in the writer’s restored home. Nearby, at the top of Mount Vaea, is his grave. In the city center, the country’s natural history and cultural heritage are the focus of the Museum of Samoa.

02. Samoan Islands
The Samoan Islands are an archipelago covering 3,030 km² in the central South Pacific, forming part of Polynesia and the wider region of Oceania. Administratively, the archipelago comprises all of Samoa and most of American Samoa.

01. Upolu
Upolu is an island in Samoa, formed by a massive basaltic shield volcano which rises from the seafloor of the western Pacific Ocean.

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Top 10 Things to do in Samoa / Best 10 Places to visit in Samoa

1. Togitogiga Waterfall
2. Afu Aau falls
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4. Piula Cave pool
5. Lalomanu Beach
6. Satoalepai Turtle Sanctuary
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Samoa is an country comprising the westernmost group of the Samoan Islands, in Polynesia. Many of its islands have reef-bordered beaches and rugged, rainforested
interiors with gorges and waterfalls. The islands include Upolu, home to most of Samoa's population, and Savai'i, one of the largest islands in the South Pacific.
Smaller islands may have small villages or be uninhabited, some with wildlife sanctuaries.

Capital: Apia
Population: 195,125 (2016) World Bank
Currency: Samoan tālā
Continent: Oceania
Official languages: Samoan, English

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American Samoa is an unincorporated territory of the United States located in the South Pacific Ocean, southeast of Samoa. American Samoa consists of five main islands and two coral atolls.
American Samoa consists of five main islands and two coral atolls. The largest and most populous island is Tutuila, with the Manuʻa Islands, Rose Atoll, and Swains Island also included in the territory. American Samoa is part of the Samoan Islands chain, located west of the Cook Islands, north of Tonga, and some 300 miles (500 km) south of Tokelau. To the west are the islands of the Wallis and Futuna group.
American Samoa is a vastly underrated tropical destination that will delight you with its magnificent mountain ridges, wonderfully peaceful bays, soporific villages, and some of the world's most remote, uncluttered and utterly beautiful reefs and beaches. Once you land on the main island, Tutuila, it takes very little effort to look beyond the imported Americana of its main settlement, Pago Pago, to the shadows cast by the spectacular peaks crowding around the deep water harbor, the forest-lined roads switch backing over isolated mountain passes, and palm-shaded beaches that paradoxically empty the mind but fill the imagination. The locals also help you to acclimatize to this relaxing habitat by encouraging you to sing along to their favorite tunes on the crowded island buses, welcoming you repeatedly in the streets, and spinning out traditional stories on long, humid evenings.

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10 Best Cities to Raise Kids in America

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Got kids, or thinking about having some in the near future? Consider these among the best cities to raise kids in America.

1. Providence, Rhode Island
Along with many historic attractions that celebrate the nation’s colonial past, Providence boasts many safe neighborhoods, excellent elementary schools and high schools, and beautiful scenery.


2. Denver, Colorado
It is booming with employment opportunities. Its dynamic mountain scenery and great schools and communities with low crime rates make the Mile-High City a great place to hang your hat and raise some youngsters.


3. Cedar Rapids, Iowa (seed-er)
This city has great schools, a low crime rate and lots of community festivals and events geared for families. The “city of five seasons” also boasts more than 3,000 acres of parks and 24 miles of biking and hiking trails that are ideal for all ages to enjoy.


4. Boise, Idaho (boys-ee)
It offers urban cultural attractions and outdoor scenic experiences. A low rate of crime, award-winning schools and low cost of living make Idaho’s capitol especially appealing to families.


5. Middletown, New York
Its focus on education makes it attractive for families raising kids. Families have access to a wide array of parks, nature centers, zoos and activities associated with the Hudson River.


6. Suwanee, Georgia (sir-one-ee)
It has low crime rates and great schools. Lake Lanier attracts boaters and water lovers to the area. With its quintessential Southern charm, Suwanee makes a particularly liveable place for families to call home.


7. Spokane, Washington (spoke-an)
Brimming with events and festivals, Spokane conveys an inviting sense of community that appeals to all ages. The Spokane River also appeals to families who love the great outdoors.


8. Raleigh, North Carolina (rahh-lee)
This growing hub of the finance industry boasts plenty of cultural attractions and family-friendly amenities. There are more than 8,000 acres of park lands and nearby scenic attractions.


9. Virginia Beach, Virginia
It is a wonderful place to raise a family with its great neighborhoods, good schools, inviting beaches and picturesque scenery. Virginia Beach is a top-notch family-friendly city to consider.


10. Appleton, Wisconsin
Its relatively low cost of living, reputable schools and low unemployment rate make the city a great fit for a wide range of families. Appleton is known for its lively downtown hub and old-fashioned community values.

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