Tatiana Motel Aggie Greys - Staff are rude, the only good thing is the pool! too expensive for a place just to sleep, not too concerned about Customer Service cos they know people will always go there!!!
Kitano - a bit better, nice pool! nice restaurants
Insel Fehmarn - friendly staff, rooms not very nice for the price
Pasefika Inn - much cheaper, basic accomodation, next door to peace corps so you meet heaps of people
Tatiana Motel - fantastic, cheap, and staff are friendly go out of their way to help you out!
Fiafia (entertainment) Nights...
Fiafia (entertainment) Nights - entertainment at the two Main Hotels -Aggie Greys and Kitano Tusitala includes Buffet Dinner & Traditional Samoan dancing (concert).
Fiafia nights are quite good if you would like to see some tradition Samoan performances.
The Coast - excellent DJ, cheap drinks, crowd in their 20s & 30s gets full at 6ish a lot of working people drop in after work for a drink, and stay till it closes. Usually packed jammed on a Thursday to Saturday, other days a lot quieter.
Eye Spy - excellent DJ, drinks a bit expensive, crowd in their early 20s, huge dance floor.
Mt Vaea - band is great, a bit rough it might pay to go with a local or someone that knows the place, crowd in their 20s, 30s and over.
RSA - band is awesome, huge dance floor, can get a little rough but crowd just having a good time :-) crowd in their 20s and over. Fiafia Nights - casual tidy
The Coast - just tidy I guess, didnt really notice, but you may not wear jandals (flip flops).
Eye Spy - no jandals I think, people tend to dress up a little here!.
Mt Vaea - anything goes.
RSA - same again anything!
The harbour. The white building is the cathedral.
The Tourist Office in Apia - a giant fale!
Matareva Beach 1997
Arriving in Samoa.
My boyfriend and I will be arriving at the international airport in Upolu, Samoa about 2am in the morning, we are then travelling over to Savaii on the morning ferry. Do you think it's best to just stay in the airport until the first ferry of the day which is at 8am or to try and find somewhere to stay for a few hours? What's the airport like, is it the kind of place you could kill 5 or so hours at? If you think finding a place to stay is the best option do you know of anywhere near the airport that's cheap?
RE: Arriving in Samoa.
The airport is small and the arrival and departure area, check in area etc. are....open...that means the front has no walls. There are seats but not comfortable enough to sleep on. Closest to the airport is the new Aggie Greys resort but maybe that would be too expensive for just a few hours sleep. The rest I know is all in Apia. But you can easy take the shuttle bus to Apia, spend a few hours of sleep and have a delicious breakfast at Seipepa Travel Home and take a local bus from the foodmarket (close to Seipepa Travel Home) and take the noon ferry to Savaii. If you dont want to take all your luggage with you to Savaii but just a daypack or a bag with things you need you can leave the rest of your luggage at Seipepa for free.
RE: RE: Arriving in Samoa.
Thanks for your help, I'll take a look at the Aggie Grey's resort. Do you know if you're allowed to take food into the country? We thought about taking some food supplies with us to keep us going if we get stuck in the airport!
Coming next year
We will be coming to Samoa next November. Can anyone give me some first hand information on Coconuts Beach Club?
We plan on 13 nights here and would like to know if it's as nice as the web page.
Any useful information would be appreciayed.
Re: Coming next year
Hi, I went to Samoa last year, it is one of the most beutiful places on earth. I went to Coconuts for a day, it is not very close to the main town of Apia, although it is very nice. I stayed at Aggie Greys, that was lovely, the rooms were nice and the people were very caring. There is a restaurant on the main strett, its above a shop, I can't remeber the name but you will see it, it is directly across the road from the beach, I think is called Seas or something like that, you have to go there, they have the most beutiful food
Re: Coming next year
I don't know about the Coconuts Beach Club, but you will definively have a good time in Samoa.
Look into staying at beach fales, if you're into unique experiences and are willing to live a simple life but idyllic life for a few days. Hotels are all over the world, but there are few places where you can fall aslep in a small hut next to the waves washing in on the beach at night I would recomend the beach fales at Lalomanu. Or tanu's beach fales aon Savaii. Have a look at my Samoa page for details.
RE: Coming next year
Samoa is soooo beautiful. With re: to staying at Coconuts... It is really nice.. but I would only stay there for a day or so.. and then move around.
The wonderful thing about Samoa is you can wander.
Make sure to go To SAVAII... it's just a short ferry trip away.. or quick flight. Stay at Regina's Beach Fales... for an authentic Samoan experience..safe.. food is great..etc..
I Upolu... depending on your budget... Sinalei.. (just next door to Coconuts.. is gorgeous. LOVE the place. If you give me an idea of your budget..and the types of things you want to do.. I can definately give you the do's and don'ts
I have travelled there for the past 10 years.. at least 2x a year.
If you you want luxury- Samoan style.. you have 2 choices..
Sinalei Reef Resort
Aggie Gray's (either resort) ONe.. is in town.. the other way out by the airport, however.. is close to the ferry heading to SAvaii.. So, my advice.. is to stay 2 days.. at each place.. and get a true feeling of the country.
Write me anytime.
I am heading back in late Jan.. early Feb.. Can't get enough..