Top things to do

Top Choice Market in Apia

Maketi Fou

Abuzz with local merchants, shoppers, loiterers and men slamming it down over games of mu (Samoan checkers), this 24-hour market is a must-see shopping and social experience. Though primarily a produce market, prett…
Top Choice Cultural Centre in Apia

Samoa Cultural Village

Though this 'village' is open every weekday, it's the interactive sessions that are an absolute must. Knowledgable and extremely affable hosts take visitors through all aspects of Samoan cultural and traditional lif…
Top Choice Fusion in Apia

Palusami

This wonderful place uses organic, locally sourced produce to create incredible meals that combine Samoan flavours with international favourites (coconut beef stroganoff, anyone?). Other inventive fare includes eggs…
Top Choice Fusion in Apia

Bistro Tatau

This upmarket spot ranks as one of Samoa's best and most innovative restaurants, fusing local favourites such as palusami into soufflé and ravioli. Polished floorboards, white tablecloths, vibrant local art, tropica…
Bar in Apia

Sails

Apia's waterfront is well supplied with drinking options, though few open their doors on a Sunday and some of the dodgier pool halls aren't pleasant places to be at closing. All of them shut their doors promptly at …
Church in Apia

Immaculate Conception Cathedral

Looming over the harbour, this lofty cathedral is breathtakingly beautiful. Originally constructed in 1884, the building was recently rebuilt at an estimated cost of ST13 million: it’s a hefty price tag for a countr…
International in Apia

Edge

An excellent addition to Apia's up-and-coming dining-entertainment precinct at the marina, this laid-back spot is a top choice for a lazy lunch or dinner. A diverse menu offers Samoan classics, international favouri…
Club in Apia

Ace of Clubs

Hitch your fancy threads on for Apia's newest and classiest nightclub. Laser-lit and loud, it attracts an enthusiastic crowd with pumping dance hits, good drinks menu and brilliant security staff that ensures everyo…
Gallery in Apia

Vanya Taule'alo Gallery

This small but special gallery showcases the works of Samoan and other Pacific Island artists: prints, paintings, woodcarvings, jewellery, and other handicrafts are all top quality, and are all for sale. The gallery…
Italian in Apia

Giordano’s

Sit in the tropical back courtyard and tuck into exceptional pizzas featuring such exotic (for Samoa) toppings as olives, blue cheese, parmesan, pepperoni and anchovies. It was the first pizza place to open in Samoa…