Archive | August, 2011

Samoan Archers head for NC 2011

Cast our minds back to the South Pacific Games of 2007, where the Samoa Archery Federation competed with 7 archers, and with just these 7 won a total of 9 medals. The Samoan Observer reported that “it became the talk of the archery world” for Samoa, it’s newest member to Archery, topping the Oceania region […]

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Nuanua – Arc en Ciel Exhibition, 21st July – 21st Aug

The Vanya Taule’alo Gallery Once again The Vanya Taule’alo Gallery is having an amazing exhibtion of three well known Pacific artists. If you are visiting our lovely islands between the 21st of July and the 21st of August 2011, then this is one of our recommended ‘must do’ stops. Featured artist, Fatu Feu’u, born in […]

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Insel Fehmarn Food & Wine Fair – Saturday 10th September 2012

“A Celebration of Culture in Cuisine” Last year the Hotel Insel Fehmarn pulled off it’s first food fair, featuring a wide range of ethnic foods, wine and entertainment. Taking place on the large open field in front of the hotel, the atmosphere was jovial, with tourists and local people coming together to enjoy good food […]

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Samoa, Samoan Fale, Shanghai Expo

Anniversary of a Rite of Passage – Receiving a Samoan Tatau

It’s just over a year ago that co-owner of Polynesian Xplorer, received her malu (tattoo) in public from the celebrated master tattooist, Tufuga Ta Tatau Su’a Sulu’ape Petelo. As many young women in Samoa are reviving this ancient custom, you could question – what’s so special about that? But few agree to experience this painful and transformative ritual […]

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Saying farewell to Anna!

We were so very fortunate to have tourism icon, Anna Pollock, with us for three months at Polynesian Xplorer. Our time with her on our island home was all too short, and we farewelled Anna last week, in true Polynesian Xplorer Samoan style, with loads and loads of yummy local food provided by our team […]

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Lalomanu on High

  Not seen Nu’utele Island from this perspective before? Neither had we – until we headed out to the very Eastern most point of Upolu Island, and visited Taufua Beach Fale’s Mountain View Fales. Situated high on the hillside, with stunning views out over Nu’utele and Namu’a Islands, these fales offer a quiet escape from […]

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SSTA Office Opens at Mulifanua

A fantastic initiative of the Savaii Samoa Tourism Association (SSTA) launched today –  the opening of their Information Booth at the Mulifanua Wharf.  SSTA have been working on this initiative over the last year, with the aim of providing a comfortable waiting area, cleaner lavatory facilities and a well stocked information booth for travellers waiting […]

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