Also known as the “Cradle of Polynesia,” Samoa is located in the Polynesian region of the Pacific Ocean between New Zealand and Hawaii. It was formerly known as Western Samoa after it gained independence on July 4th, 1997. Samoa is one of the most beautiful countries in the world with stunning hills, valleys, mountains, beaches, and many more. The country’s geographical elegance made it a hotspot for tourists who come to see some of the most breathtaking sceneries in the world.
The experience tourists have in Samoa is nothing compared to any other country in the world. It is an all-round country with beautiful and friendly people, lovely weather and an amazing culture. If you are looking for a fantastic holiday destination, here are a few reasons why you should choose this amazing country.
Samoa is one of the most beautiful nations on earth. Located about 5,200 miles west of Los Angeles, the country comprises eight small islands and two large islands, namely Savaii and Upolu. Its international airport and capital city, Apia, are located in Upolu Island. The country has stunning geographical features since the islands are volcanic, surrounded by lagoons and coral reefs.
The country’s rainforests are home to a variety of wild animals such as foxes, geckos, and a variety of bird species. It also cares for marine life with regular visitors to the island being dolphins, turtles, porpoises, and whales. It is home to more than 900 species of fish. Upolu Island hosts a stunning ocean trench called To Sua and is a must-visit destination for every tourist vising the country. The To Sua Ocean Trench is an example of what makes Samoa a tropical paradise unique from most tropical countries.
Since Samoa islands are volcanic, the Alofaaga blowholes, which are located in Savaii Islands, developed as a result of lava flows which made underwater caves. This unique tourist attraction is managed by the local village of Taga since land in Samoa is under customary ownership. To enter the site, you need to pay a small fee to the locals. Water from the ocean rushes into the lava tubes erupting form the holes in the ground. Water can reach up to 65 feet above the ground. Locals also throw coconuts into the tubes and watch as they are thrown close to 100 feet above the ground.
Samoa has several pristine beaches that have been well maintained by the locals. This unrivaled tropical paradise has white sand beaches that meet a magnificent palette of turquoise and sapphire waters. The two main islands offer favorable conditions for sea sports, like surfing. They are usually in the best condition from July to September.
Some of the best beaches in the country include:
-Lalomanu Beach – It is located in the southeast of Upolu with white sands and marine life
-Tafa Tafa Beach – Home to a variety of marine species, it is a special place to swim, snorkel and sunbathe
-Manese Beach – Located in Savaii Island, this beach accommodates a lot of tourists each year.
-Lefaga Beach – This beach is favorable for snorkeling and scuba diving.
-Aganoa Beach – Located in the east of Savaii, Aganoa is a popular surfing spot. It hosted the 2007 pacific games.
Samoa has a lot to offer. It is rich in culture, excitement, adventure, and beauty. There are countless things you could do in the islands that will always be memorable to you. Make sure you get to see the blowholes, amazing waterfalls, and several stunning beaches around the islands. If you are planning on going on a vacation, you should consider visiting this amazing country.