Apia Travel Guide

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    Me and the Ship
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  • Things to Do
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Apia Things to Do

  • The Bahai Temple

    It is not far from Vailima. Yopu can walk up there from Apia, it wil not take yopu more than one and a half hour.They will supply you much information about that religion. It would be better if you go during a Bahai ceremony.

  • Villa Vailima

    It is not far from Apia, just a few kilometers, you can even walk there, what I did. Sometimes people, withour asking, will offer you a ride. There is an entry fee and you will be shown many interesting things inside and will learn a lot about Stevenson. His tomb is up in a hill nearby.

  • Eat tuna in the market

    I used to buy half a kilo tuna, and then they women supplied me Japanese soja. It was delicious and cheap. There is a fountain in the same mnarket and can supply you dishes and forks. Everybody is nice in that market.

  • The Robert Louis Stevenson Home and...

    Late in the 19th Century, renowned writer, Robert Louis Stevenson, and his bride, Fannie Osborne left bonnie ol' Scotland for the South Seas in search of a place where Stevenson's tuberculosis would be less troublesome.The Robert Louis Stevenson Museum is set in the hills (reminiscent of his Scottish homeland) south of Apia Scottish in the author's...

  • Vailima Brewery Tour

    After a night out in Apia we woke up at Seipepa. Someone said there was a taxi outside waiting for us. Almost forgotten, the evening before we planned a trip to the brewery with other backpackers. Without having breakfast the taxi took us to the Vailima brewery for a brewery tour. Great experience, especially a couple of hours after drinking lots...

  • Get a tattoo

    Tattoo artist Kapuleni assisted by his son Senato uses traditional methods to create Samoan style tattoos


Apia Hotels

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  • Sinalei Reef Resort

    Siumu, Apia, Samoa

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • Coconuts Beach Club

    South Coast, Maninoa Village, PO Box 3684, Apia, Upolu, Samoa

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Business

    Hotel Class 3.5 out of 5 stars

  • Insel Fehmarn Hotel

    This hotel has a relatively interesting history which I encourage you to read if you happen to stay...


Apia Restaurants

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    by jorgejuansanchez Updated Aug 25, 2014

    Eating in Apia is great. They have many exotic dishes and their beer Vailima is wonderful.

    Favorite Dish: Fresh tuna and also papaya.

    I had a wonderful lunch !
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    • Backpacking
    • Budget Travel

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Apia Nightlife

  • by xdalth Written Apr 1, 2003

    The Coast and I Spy two of Apia's finest clubs, Its has a decent number of Locals and Tourists, the Music can range from PDiddy to Shania Twain through to Metallica with a reasonable amount of Contemporary Music from Islands all over the Pacific. Friday is the Big night,but most clubs close at 2 to 3 am Saturday morning. But for the price of Alcohol It is worth it because a few hours is all you will need.

    Dress Code: Wear what ever you feel like wearing. I got in to the clubs with Jandals, Ripped Jeans and a T Shirt.

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    • Luxury Travel

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Apia Warnings and Dangers

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    by TheJJuice Written Jan 19, 2005

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    I've heard varying reports on the true HIV rate in Samoa. As one would anywhere, practice safe sex and be cautious of sterilisation procedures. I witnessed several places doing tattoos (thr traditional way) without even cleaning the tools.

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Apia Off The Beaten Path

  • Mount Vaea

    When visiting the Apia area you might try taking a hike up to the top of Maunga Vaeawhich the final resting place of Tusitala which is a Samoan word for Storyteller also better known to us as the famed author Robert Louis Stevenson.Stevenson began his travels from his native Scotland after contracting TBand wanted fresh air so he traveled across to...

  • rent a 4wd

    rent a 4wd to get you around the island. trere is a sealed road around and cross the island, but off this road you will find a true wild expirience.Don´t forget to drive 4wd track! It´s track trough the banana and coconut-palm trees with a stunning views and great spots.

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  • Tokelau Apia Liaison Office

    This is the only place in Apia where you can request a permit to visit Tokelau. By phone from abroad is not a very succesfull idea. They will answer on th ephone and will be nice, but they will not do anything unless you go personally to the office. They helped me. I had to wait 3 weeks for the permit, but finally I got it.

  • Adjust to the pace

    Take extra time to explore Samoa. We spent three weeks in Samoa and probably felt like locals at the end. Dump the hire car and spend time travelling around the islands on the busses. They are an experience in themselves and worth the trip.The places you stop are wonderful and the people are always helpful and hospitable. There is a slowness in...

  • Don't Forget Insurance

    If your current health insurance doesn't cover you while your abroad, you should consider getting international travel insurance just in case something should go wrong.

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