Nicknamed the “navigator’s islands” by the 20th century European explorers, the land formations produced by volcanism nowadays known as Samoa are famous for the maintenance of the historical customs, the political systems and the old language. The culture centered around the principle called vafealoa’i, translated as relationships based on respect has passed through generations its significant, solemn rituals and the wonderful belief in mythological gods and creation stories.
Listen to the ancient stories about Nafanua, the goddess of war or witness a unique art of tattooing with major cultural significance. Learn the traditional dance called sasa and feel the rhythm of the wooden drums, pole. Connect with nature and with the Samoan past as you visit the old geologic formations at To Sua Ocean Trench or remember art through one of its creators in the Robert Louis Stevenson Museum. Enjoy a relaxing afternoon with your children at Papassea Sliding Rock where you can admire the beautiful scenery of three small waterfalls and try out new water fun activities. Feel the holiday spirit at the Penina Golf Club or sipping a fruit flavored cocktail on the warm sand of Lalomanu Beach.
Adventure yourself in navigator’s islands and admire the fa’a Samoa, the traditional Samoan way.