Samoa is known as the ‘Heart of Polynesia’. Historical sites and the richness of historical and cultural attractions make Samoa a great place to gain authentic cultural experience. The natural beauty of Samoa is equally fascinating. Spectacular blowholes, amazing waterfalls, picturesque coastlines and mountain lookouts are some of the many natural attractions of the country.
The two major islands are Upolu and Savai’i. Sitting in between the two main islands are two of the eight outer islands; Manono and Apolima are inhabited. Upolu, with the country’s capital of Apia, offers a wide range of activities and attractions. Among the sights not to be missed are the Robert Louis Stevenson Museum, the sacred burial grounds at Mulinu’u, and the Papase’ea Sliding Rocks, which are all within close proximity of Apia. The Falemata’aga Museum of Samoa is located at Malifa and offers information about the culture, history and environment of Samoa and the Pacific. Piula Cave Pool is the perfect spot to enjoy nature’s beauty. The natural pool here is ideal for swimming, snorkeling and picnicking. The pool cave itself sits underneath the church which makes it more thrilling and exciting. If you choose to drive down to the south coast of Upolu. You are doing yourself a very big favor by discovering the most found places of Upolu’s highlights. For example; snorkel in one Samoa’s famous Lalomanu beach.
Savaii is Samoa’s largest island. Here visitors can experience the Faa-Samoa, the Samoan way of life, which takes place at an easy and gentle pace. A well-paved road encircles the island and connects many attractions such as the Tia Seu Ancient Mound, the largest ancient structure in Polynesia; the Alofaaga Blowholes; the Afu Aau waterfall; the Saleaula Lava Fields; Satoalepai Turtle Sanctuary; the Falealupo Rainforest Preserve with its forest canopy walkway; the Giant’s Footprint in Falealupo; and the house of Rock located in Falealupo.