The desire to get away as soon as possible has all crossed our minds, as travel restrictions are slowly being lifted that dream holiday doesn’t seem so far away anymore.
Samoa is one of the rare countries without any cases of COVID-19, making the island nation one of the safest, secure and secluded Pacific destinations to visit once a travel bubble is established.
Only being a four-hour flight away, Samoa is the perfect international holiday to enjoy without having to travel too far from home!
Need more convincing? (We bet not!) Here is seven more seasons Samoa should be top of your list for your next holiday.
Space and Seclusion
In a post COVID-19 world, health considerations will play a big role in travel decision-making. Samoa’s smaller population, fewer tourists and wide-open spaces provide a strong sense of isolation and seclusion for visitors looking for a safe travel spot.
Samoa is a lot more than its beautiful setting, it’s Samoa’s ‘aiga’ (family) friendly attitude that makes its culture unlike any other. Fa’a Samoa, “The Samoan Way”, is the traditional code of behaviour and governance that is the backbone of Samoan society, even in modern times. A Samoan holiday fulfils the desire for purposeful holidays and human connection. Being one of the oldest cultures in Polynesia, there is so much to learn from Samoa’s rich culture, think traditional Siva and knife dancing, tattooing and carving demonstrations, traditional umu underground Samoan oven cooking and iconic Fautasi boat races.
Distance to New Zealand
Recently, Kiwis have been booking shorter trips, closer to their travel dates. Being only four hours away, Samoa’s close proximity and value for money ensures quick relaxing trips, well-suited for smaller budgets.
COVID Free Status
As one of the very few COVID-free nations in the world, Samoa is picked to be one of the safest countries Kiwis could travel to once the travel bubble opens. Beautiful experiences will be all about embracing the sense of solitude, and peace of mind knowing you’re safe amongst the untouched landscapes.
The uniqueness and authenticity of Samoa will capture your heart and your imagination. Samoa’s natural landscape is the most memorable for its contrast of lush tropical jungle, magical waterfalls, crystal clear ocean and beautiful white sand beaches. Experience the beauty for yourself by swimming in the To-Sua Ocean Trench or relaxing at Lalomanu beach.
Something for Everyone
Whether you are a thrill seeker or wanting to lay back and relax in the sun, Samoa has something for everyone. Those on the hunt for adventure can look forward to canopy walking in Falealupo Rainforest, sliding down natural water slides at Papase’ea Sliding Rocks or snorkelling with turtles. If relaxing is more your vibe, sit back and enjoy the pristine beaches with a cocktail in hand!
A Foodie Dream
If you’re searching for the best traditional cuisine, street food, fine dining or simply want to take in the breathtaking views while you dine, Samoa has it all. Indulge in some of the island nations fresh produce at the local markets, or taste delicious island cuisine at Mika’s Restaurant or Scalini’s in Upolu.