Several large hotels in Samoa open their doors to non-guests for their fiafia night - singing and dancing, usually with a dinner.
Some smaller places put on fiafia for their guests. I was lucky enough to go to two fiafia while I was in Lalomanu. The first one was on Wednesday night at Taufua Beach Fales. This is open to non-guests. Locals from Lalumanu village perform traditional and modern Samoan songs and dance and finish the night with a flashy fire dance. The same group perform for guests at Litia Sini's down the beach on Friday nights. The fire dancing happens on the beach and looks spectacular. The skill and physical stamina of the performers is amazing.
We were staying at Suva Central, Fiji just planning our surf trip to samoa, when I decided to youtube Samoa (the tsunami updates)and up popped this 30 second promo on Flip Flops bar & grill...I was like whoa...I thought Samoa was a developing country.
When we got there (Samoa) we were head bound to lulemanu the tsunami affected area and check out the surf.
So after sessions at the local surf spots we stopped by the "Flip Flops" and I must say out of my 4 day stay in Samoa I rate Flip Flops Bar & Grill 8/10 but better then any other nightspot over there...real relaxing...no dramas...nice pool table though..gotta check it out...
just a few suggestions maybe: 1. Reggae Music..get some!! 2. Some tourist dont want to bothered too much.
other then that I will remember Samoa because of Flip Flops...because I met my fiance there!!!
Dress Code: strictly Flip flops
many of the resorts along this beach ,tafua ,liti sini ,and others have a great fia fia night with dancing & singing afterwards, sometimes going onto a party in the small hrs
dont be shy
Dress Code: dont wear full length waders or blalaclavars its to warm
Close to the Matautu wharf...
for a great time..sit back and relax wit friends or if your out getting wild...hhhmmm..then just go ahead and do your own thing..bt just watch out coz there are some few utter nutters out thea looking for trouble..
close are 12 or 1am i think...
great bar..and good musik
Dress Code: anything i guess..no rags..lol..you can go in with your jandals...hamostyla
The Lighthouse is at daytime a kind of bar & restaurant thingy. But on weekends during nighttime it is turned into a nightclub. The Samoan folks (mostly those living in Apia) come here to dance and have fun. But also some of the tourist come here. It is said to be one of Apia's hippest nighlife spots. As a matter of fact there aren't much other ones anyway. The funny thing is that the whole establishment doesn't have much more than a roof and some pillars, but that's just the right thing for Samoa where it's hot and humid all the year round and if a big crowed is hitting the dancefloor you can imagine the temperatures.
Beware: Sometimes, when alcohol is involved, some people tend to start fights. Some people are aggressive, but most of the others just come there to have fun.
Dress Code: Come as you like
Every Wednesday there is a traditional dance show called Fiafia at the buffet restaurant at Aggie's. Tables are set up conference style facing the stage, so everyone can get a good view of everything. Reservation might be needed as many people from outside the hotel usually come to see the show. If you don't want to have buffet you can stay at the bar right next to the happening for free.
Native Samoans will dance traditional dances and live music will be played. After dinner people move to the pool where the best part of the show is going to happen: the fire dance. So get up earlier and save one of the deck chairs next to the pool.
There are several nightclubs in Apia, but when you get out of town there's not much partying going on.
In stead you can spend the evening with some new friends talking about good things as you share the view of the outlines of a palm against a clear sky speckled with stars, while the surf breaches the shore.
Depending on your taste of music - there are a number of night spots to choose from: Eye Spy in Apia, Upolu - is a good place to meet other people, it has a large dance floor and tends to be very popular among tourist's.
The Coast in Apia, Upolu - is another good place to meet other people. There is a DJ who mixes the sounds and may also take requests.
Cost: No cover charge.
Mt Vaea in Apia, Upolu - is an interesting and very popular spot for the locals. There is a live band playing a range of samoan tunes.
Cover charge: 3 - 10 tala
Dress Code: It's Samoa people - COME AS YOU ARE
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.
Dress Code: 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!
Siumu, Apia, Samoa
Good for: Business
South Coast, Maninoa Village, PO Box 3684, Apia, Upolu, Samoa
Good for: Business
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