Within lush fertile valleys grow banyan trees towering above an emerald canopy full of tropical blooms and exotic vegetation. Cascading waterfalls drop into rivers, cutting jagged lines through the valley floor as they snake their way to the ocean.
The coastline is a wonder in itself, with sparkling white sand beaches - in some places stretching for miles - framed by sheer cliffs that drop straight into the Pacific.
Beyond the beaches and scattered across sapphire and turquoise blue lagoons are the rest of the islands that make up the Samoa archipelago, some inhabited, others with only nature’s wildlife, protected by the coral reef that keep the powerful force of the Pacific Ocean at bay.
Amongst all this natural beauty you will find nu’u or villages with their churches, meeting houses and open fales (homes) encircling the malae or village green.
With a population of 180,000, Samoa is considered one of the last bastions of Polynesian culture. Life has changed very little among many of Samoa’s people with time honoured customs still an integral part of everyday life.
Proud, friendly, warm and welcoming, Samoans live in harmony with nature, ensuring the environment is unspoiled, safe and clean. This marriage of respect for nature and the celebration of the traditional way of living (as dictated by Fa’a Samoa) creates a place where you can leave the busy modern lifestyles behind to experience “paradise”.
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