Attractions

Top Choice Museum in Around Apia

Robert Louis Stevenson Museum & Mt Vaea National Reserve

The Scottish author's former residence is an enchanting estate, with a centrepiece lawn and perfectly manicured gardens. Stevenson's mansion, substantially destroyed in the cyclones in the early 1990s, was lovingly …
Top Choice Landmark in Eastern 'Upolu

To Sua Ocean Trench

This outrageously photogenic spot is a Samoan icon; skip it to your everlasting regret. Though the first thing you'll see upon entering the grounds is To Le Sua (a smaller, drier depression), it's To Sua that is the…
Top Choice Geyser in South Coast

Alofaaga Blowholes

These powerful blowholes are among the most spectacular on Earth, and well worth going out of your way for. Strong waves are pushed through a series of lava tubes, causing rip-roaring, geyser-like explosions that sh…
Top Choice Waterfall in Around Apia

Papase’ea Sliding Rocks

Kids and adults have a brilliant time skimming down these natural slides – actually small waterfalls – into blessedly cool waterholes; you'll hear happy hoots even before you make your way down the long, precarious …
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…
Archaeological Site in South Coast

Pulemelei Mound

Polynesia’s largest ancient structure is the intriguing, pyramidal Pulemelei Mound (sometimes called Tia Seu Ancient Mound). Constructed sometime between AD 1100 and 1400, it measures 65m by 60m at its base and rise…
Volcano in Central North Coast

Mt Matavanu Crater

If you've got a 4WD and a sturdy pair of boots, a visit to the volcano responsible for the devastation visited upon northeastern Savai’i a century ago is worth a few hours of your time. In addition to the fun of the…
National Park in South Coast

O Le Pupu-Pu’e National Park

The name of this 29-sq-km national park means ‘from the coast to the mountaintop’. There are some superb (if rough) hikes to be had here. A trail (six hours return) winds through thick jungle to Pe’ape’a Cave, a lar…
Museum in Samoa

Robert Louis Stevenson Museum

The Robert Louis Stevenson Museum is set in the Scottish author's beautifully restored former residence, Villa Vailima. Stevenson had the mansion built in 1890 after deciding the climate of 'Upolu might ameliorate h…