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    Lalomanu Beach, Samoa.

    by worldkiwi Written Oct 21, 2011

    Favorite thing: This beach is the best I saw in Samoa, during my ten day stay in that country. I was fortunate enough to have organised a five night stay right on the beach, so I woke up to views like these every day I was there!

    Nu'utele Island from Lalomanu Beach. Lalomanu from my fale deck. Looking east from the west end of Lalomanu. Whale, from my fale deck, Lalomanu.
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    Relazing the Samoa way

    by roundtheworld2005 Written Oct 7, 2005

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    Favorite thing: You don't find a lot of independent information on the web about (Western/Independent) Samoa. We didn't know really what to expect. What we got was pure relaxation amongst people who were as nice as any we met on our round the world trip. Our favourite part of the trip was spending time in lovely beach huts called fales on white, quite superb beaches like Lalomanu and Manase. Fringed with coral reefs they make for great snorkelling just off shore. Wonderful photos and Samoa information on my website http://www.labellevie.org.uk and follow the Samoa links.

    Fondest memory: People in Samoa are so friendly. Stay in beachfront fales (huts) and relax and enjoy family hositality at its best. Everyone sits around for meals and you meet so many travellers. The relaxed Samoan lifestyle is the thing we miss most.

    Manase Beach, Samoa Sunrise over Manase Beach, Samoa
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    Falefa Falls, near Lalomauga

    by FelixB Updated Sep 11, 2004

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    Favorite thing: Waterfalls are one of Samoa's biggest natural gift. They differ so greatly and yet is everyone astonishingly beautiful! One of the most beautiful is probably Falefa Falls. It is close to the villiage of Lalomauga, shortly after Matautu Point, when coming from Apia.
    In cause you can't find it, simply ask a friendly local. They'll know where it is and might show you it.

    Fondest memory: The main road passes the waterfall, but it's almost impossible to get a good picture from that side. So you have to cross the river: For that there's a wooden bridge. Me and my friends drove over it with a car and we managed it, otherwise I couldn't write about it right now. Well, the bridge didn't look like it was that stable and safe. So everyone was like, "Hmm, will we make it". But we made it and there is no problem with the bridge.
    (Don't bother following the road after the bridge as it is a dead end. The road is long, narrow and there are a lots of serpentines. Every now and then pigs, hens, dogs and even people appear in front of you or are blocking the way. In the end you'll find yourself in a remote village.)

    Falefa Falls
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    Meet the people

    by 2rs Written Feb 22, 2004

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    Fondest memory: Meet the friendliest and most hospitable people ever. If you are staying in one of the resorts make sure you get some time outside as well. I highly recomend staying in one of the more informal beach fales run by a family, where you probably will be treated as a long lost friend. Look at my people of Samoa travelogue for more.

    The Loni family

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    Stand, run, play and swim in...

    by Andra1981 Written Aug 30, 2002

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    Favorite thing: Stand, run, play and swim in the rain....the rain in Samoa is so heavy it brings back childhood memories of having fun and dealing with the flu when it's over..lol..the people in the village may look at you funny but it's worth a laugh lol. On a serious note - You must see the beautiful beaches Samoa has to offer - some villages may charge at point of entry from 2 - 10 tala depending on how you enter eg walking, by car or bike etc
    Photo: Cousin Tala (Jocelyn), Kurene and Lole

    Fondest memory: The children of samoa and the fresh water rock pool at the back of KURENE'S MINIMART.

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    Stroll along the seawall, day...

    by Teuila Written Sep 24, 2002

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    Favorite thing: Stroll along the seawall, day or night! Located in Upolu the main road of Apia you can walk\jog or just sit there, you meet so many people doing the same thing, great place to meet other people or simply sit and watch cars drive up and down Beach Rd.

    Fondest memory: Being among the most friendly people in the world, swimming at white sand clear water beaches, hiking up Mt Vaea to visit Robert Louis Stevenson and get a spectacular view of the island.

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    try to make a round the...

    by hanspeter_W. Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Favorite thing: try to make a round the island.tour by local bus..very exotic..you see the locals..all in skirts..even men in official places.

    people of west samoa

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