Top things to do

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…
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 Cafe in Salelologa & the East Coast

Taefu T Matafeo Store

If you're driving between Salelologa and the north coast, do yourself a favour and stop at this absolute gem of a place. It doesn't look like much, but there are sweet surprises in store: excellent espresso, indescr…
Top Choice International in Salelologa & the East Coast

Amoa Restaurant

This place is a true gem, and unlike anywhere else you'll find on Savai'i: it's a foodie destination unto itself. Fresh, locally sourced ingredients are used to create truly innovative takes on Samoan and Pacific cl…
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…