Independant State of Samoa Warnings and Dangers

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Independant State of Samoa Warnings and Dangers

  • Crown of Thorns Starfish

    These little horrors are plaguing the reefs and beaches of the south coast of U'polu since the 2009 tsunami disaster. They are (fortunately) bright red and easy to spot when you're swimming. I was staying at Litia Sini Beach Resort in Lalomanu and they supplied a pole with a nail on the end to spear the little cretins. They destroy the reef and can...

  • FUNWAY RENTALS - be aware of these scam...

    "The biggest scam artists on the Island" is a better way of describing the company FUNWAY RENTALS in Apia, which I STRONGLY URGE you to STAY AWAY FROM! They are unreliable, untrustworthy scam artists that will try to force any kind of BS and lie upon you.Me and my fiancée had the unfortunate displeasure to deal with these liars and this is what...

  • Tafua Crater Part 2

    then John reminded us of the warning in the book, and how the sign said not to pay anyone any money and to report that to the chief, and that there was NO trail...we look up from the vines and rocks we are climbing over, and THE GUIDE WAS GONE!Then he popped out again, about 50 feet infront of us, telling us to "come this way, it's OK, come this...

  • Tafua left us in the...

    We followed the map and turned into a small road. There was a large sign that explained the rules of the village, and it was $2ST per person to enter the village but if ANYONE else asks you for money, please report it to the chief and do not pay. In the Lonley Planet book, it warms of car break- ins . We continued down the road for maybe a km. The...

  • Be Aware Of Mosquitos

    Although there is no malaria in Samoa, which is usually transmitted by night-active mozzies, be aware that there have been several outbreaks of dengue fever in Samoa in the past. The mozzies transmitting dengue are active during daytime so make sure you are equipped with a good insect repellent or wear long-sleeved clothes. Mosquitos tend to...

  • Some dangers in Samoa....

    When in the water, swimming, snorkelling, etc.1) There are Stonefish around.... best to wear thick soled shoes when walking in the water.2) Fire Coral.... I saw quite a bit at Lalomanu Beach when snorkelling..... don't touch anything when you snorkel.....3) Coral is sharp.... be careful not to step on it or cut yourself.... coral cuts are nasty and...


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  • briantravelman's Profile Photo
    Jan 10, 2014 at 5:09 PM

    I read that Samoan kids like to throw rocks at tourists. I am surprised no one mentioned that.

    • leics's Profile Photo
      Jan 11, 2014 at 1:09 PM

      I'm sure we would agree on a great deal, were we to meet in reality.

    • kiwi's Profile Photo
      Jan 12, 2014 at 3:43 AM

      There are still emotional issues dealing with devastation, lets cut them some slack. And maybe when a VTer sustains such rocks, someone will "mention" it. We are not accustomed to writing reviews on heresay.

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