Five Days

Spend a day or two exploring Apia, making sure to visit the Samoa Cultural Village, Palolo Deep Marine Reserve, the Robert Louis Stevenson Museum and catching a fiafia (dance performance) or fa'afafine show. The following day begin the loop around Upolu, heading east and soaking up the sights and village calm. Spend your first night at Namu’a Island Beach Fale then continue on around the island, stopping two more nights at the resort or fale of your choice. Don’t miss splashing around the To Sua Ocean Trench and stopping at the stunning beaches of the south coast.

Ten Days

Follow the five-day itinerary, then continue north up the coast of Upolu, stopping for a night on the island of Manono. The following day take the ferry to Savai’i and spend the next four days leisurely driving around the island counter-clockwise: get covered in mud at Dwarf’s Cave, take the eerie, scenic drive to Fafa O Sauai’i, and get blown away by the Alofaaga Blowholes. If you’re keen on archaeology and adventure, search for the mysterious Pulemelei Mound.