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This might seem a basic question, and you will have to excuse my ignorance.
Im thinking of possible travel options for 2014 in the South Pacific from the UK.
My time period will be about 25 days, and my initial options are Samoa, Tahiti
Cook Islands or the Marshals. At present I think the cheapest option is to fly to Auckland,
and onto the desired Island. We are looking at somewhere with plenty to do. Nice beaches,
Friendly people and not too expensive. I have previously traveled through Fiji and loved the place.
Any advice would be greatly appreciated
Are there any guitars or ukuleles for sale in Apia or Samoa in general?
I'm looking to buy one to take with me to Tokelau..
A cheap one would do, I don't mind a second hand either (it's even prefered).
Thanks in advance.
Hi, Can anyone recommend a way to get from Tonga to Samoa, air, ferry, swimming, etc (joking about the last one).
I can only find flights going via Auckland and that's a bit expensive and timely.
Looking at going to Samoa for a wee break in a few months .. just wondering if there's anyone that has travelled there since Cyclone Evan and could give a good insite into the damage on beachs/facilities and what impact it has had on their stay? Wary of going to a destination still in cleanup mode and beaches covered in debris .. and travel agents don't seem to have any idea, they just want to make sales.
I was planning to go on a tropical holiday for a week in the pacific, and I came across Samoa.
It seems cheaper than Tahiti/Fiji and just as beautiful, but I was wondering what other travellers thought of it and whether they have any advice/any other recommendations of a tropical holiday that's cheap from Australia.
Oh and I would be going in April next year sometimes. But I am aware of it being the wet season in most of the pacific.
Is there any news from anyone in Samoa?
Hoping all the LP folk there (and everyone else for that matter) are taking care.
Are the fares between Samoa and American Samoa fixed and is last-minute space generally available? Or do I need to book in advance to lock in a seat and/or a decent price?
We'll be heading to Samoa in May as a side trip from a few weeks in NZ. We're uncertain whether we'll pop over to American Samoa, and I'd prefer the flexibility of waiting to book that inter-island flight until we're in Samoa.
A friend and I, are going to Samoa, in october : 7/15th
I was wondering me if someone or group will be there as well ?
we can maybe meet up and discover the islands together.
Ive booked a ticket to Samoa and I leave in 4 days! SCARY!
I havent booked accomodation yet or anything. I plan to get off the plane, find a place to stay for a night or so, then hire a car and travel around discovering different things and seeing different place.
This is where you can help me.
What are some places you can recommend I visit?
Any good hotels i can stay?
All info is much appreciated!
totally out of my comfort zone and looking for a fun relaxinf adventure!
thanks :) :)
Hello everybody my best friend and I are going to samoa landing in Upolu,Apia. I was wondering if anyone has speared over there and where there are good spots to go? we are hiring a car and will travel the island.we are going over in November any help will be appreciated
Hi all, can anyone tell me if I can buy a sim card in Apia that I can use for local calls
n to ring home (Australia)? If so which is the most reliable brand n how much will it cost?
Hi All, Am looking to fly from Sydney to Apia in August and was hoping you may be able to suggest the best and cheapest way of flying from Sydney to Apia direct. What airlines fly this route and what days do they fly? If a direct flight is not possible what is the shortest route? Thank you in advance.
hi there, can anyone help me with spearfishing info. Will be there in june for 12 days and looking for info on shore free diving or off the boat. And is it easy to find someone to take you out on a boat. probably not looking to do a tour etc.
Also any info on species available there, including crays/abalone etc.
i will be on both island so any awesome spots would be great,and if anyone is there at the same time and keen to have a go i'd be grateful for a diving buddy
Edited by: spearomad
We’ve just got back from spending 8 days in Samoa. We’re a couple in our late 20’s been travelling for a year and were on a tight budget. There wasn’t a great deal of information available for us to plan our trip – here are a few comments.
We arrived at 1am and were planning on heading to Savai’i on the 6am ferry. From comments on thorn tree we thought it would take a couple of hours to get through immigrations….but it only took 5 mins! We spent the first night sleeping at the airport – not the most comfortable airport to sleep in – plastic chairs no walls and windows and lots of stray animals wondering around. By 1.30am the airport was dark & empty, fortunately, the few remaining airport staff took pity on us and let us sleep on the floor in the air con passport control room and at 5.30am we got a free armed ride down to the wharf by security. The night would have been ... more »
Hi you Samoa experts, I have a few food shopping questions.
Q1: Is it possible to buy whole meal/whole grain bread ?
Q 2: Is there anywhere that sells wholefoods such as brown rice, wholegrain/bran brekky cerial, yoghurt?
Q4: Are there any restaurants specialising in Veggo food ?
Q 5: What kind of foodstuffs CAN"T you get in Savai'i that you CAN get in Upulo?
Edited by: EleanorSamia
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