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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Accommodation, Samoa, Apia, Holiday Home

Samoa Holiday Homes

A mere 7 minutes drive from the bustle of Apia, nestled with the cool forest of the hills surrounding the town sits Samoa Holiday homes – one of Samoa’s rare self-catering holiday cottages. This property is ideal for families or small groups who seek seclusion, privacy and independence with immediate access to the sporting facilities, […]

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Popular Travel Site Provides 20 Reasons to Visit Samoa

Thank you Matador U for sending such a promising young photographer to Samoa! If you need images to help spur you to include Samoa on YOUR bucket list, check out these 20 reasons to visit Samoa. The photographer is Abhimanyu Sabnis (Manyu for short). According to his profile on his web site Shutter Feet, Manyu is […]

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The Mangrove Garden

The Mangrove Garden, which opened in May 2011, provides a unique alternative to the traditional Samoan Beach Fale. Nestled under the shade of two enormous Pula trees and tucked in behind the mangroves, this enchanting garden provides a shady setting for a meal or a magical place to stay overnight. The Garden is located on […]

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Sunset View Fales – Manono Island

If you want to experience Fa’a Samoa in its purest, original form, then taking the 20 minute boat ride to Manono Island and a stay at Sunset View is a must. Manono Island is a small island between the two main islands in Samoa where there are no cars, no roads, and no dogs – […]

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Samoa, Siva, Don Bosco, Saleologa

Don Bosco Students Dance for the Archbishop and Prime Minister

In the previous Video of the Week, you could see the Don Bosco students practicing their dance routine. Here they are in a command performance  made in front of  His Grace Arch-Bishop Alapati Mataeliga and the Prime Minister, Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi  at the opening of the Don Bosco Secondary School in Salelologa, Savaii on June 6th. […]

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Avaaz — thanks for saving the dolphins but don’t hurt the innocent!

QUICK UPDATE (June 11) Thanks Avaaz for including the following statement on your campaign page yesterday – acknowledging the error, apologising to Samoa and recognising Samoa’s conservation efforts. Avaaz stated at the foot of their revised campaign: CORRECTION — Our early campaign communications mentioned Samoa as the country in whose waters the wild dolphins had been captured, […]

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Upolu Island, Samoa, Anna Pollock,

Sunday Outing – Samoan Style

Sunday is still a special, different day in the Samoan week. All commercial activity ceases and Samoans focus on family, church, relaxation and feasting. Church attendance is likely one of the highest in the Christian world and visitors are encouraged and welcomed to attend – if properly attired – any one of hundreds of church […]

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