Samoa is best known for its enticing island landscapes that will definitely leave you captivated. With its exciting steep rocky trails and extinct craters brimming with life, you will have plenty to view here. Even the multicolored coral reef will leave in awe and surprise. With each surprise you discover here, you will definitely feel like Alice in Wonderland.
Each destination will leave you with a unique surprise, which gets better as you travel ahead. Apia is one such destination that is best known for its rustic ambiance and warm townsfolk. Upolu is another destination that is a must visit. Travel here and you will experience a spectacular tropical grandeur like no other. The island of Savai’i is best known for its lack of population and more of its tropical terrain, making it an excellent opportunity for you to discover your very own exploration adventure here. Some of the other places that are a must visit include Solosolo, Tiavea, Lotofaga and Siumu.
There are plenty of natural and modern day attractions that will leave you wanting for more. The Manono Island and Namua Island are best to explore, especially for its historic monuments and natural attractions. For a truly rewarding experience, you must visit the Papapapai Tai Falls. If you are looking for different adventure, head to the Papase’ea Sliding rocks, where you can ride down the waterfall into the pool located below. The Piuala Cave pool is also an exciting place where you can explore the caves as you swim. For a family vacation, you can head to the Lake Lanoto’o National Park for a truly enriching experience while you experience the local ecosystem first hand. For a relaxing trip, head toe Paradise beach for that peaceful ambiance as your frolic in the waters.
Samoans have a unique preparation of their meals where you can get a distinctive smokey charcoal flavour. A must try is the local umu, which is prepared with heated stones and charcoal and normally served in whole families. As part of this meal, you will find a variety of dishes, which include whole pig, fresh seafood, crayfish or even baked taro and rice. You must also try the palusami which is normally eaten as part of the umu. You can opt for the local beer or fresh fruit juices to wash down your meal.
There are plenty of activities to do here when it comes to the coastal areas. You can go surfing depending on your skill levels and choose between small swells and large swells in certain areas. You can even go fishing in the calmer waters near certain islands. Diving will leave you with a wonderful experience where you can come face to face with the local marine life or even explore a few dive sites. For more pleasant activities you can explore the local attractions or even frolic on the beach with your loved ones.
With plenty of activities and excitement to experience, surely there are a lot of adventures waiting for you. However, even a single mishap or calamity can turn your journey into a bad experience. With the possibility of these events happening unexpectedly, it is best to be prepared with a safety net. Flexicover, with its range of single trip travel insurance, multi-trip travel insurance, gap-year travel insurance and many other covers, ensures that you are well equipped for every eventuality.
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