The Samoan islands are located in the South Pacific are an exciting and beautiful travel destination. The islands sit between Hawaii and New Zealand. This makes flights to Samoa widely available; however, they are not cheap.
American Samoa is the only U.S. territory in the southern hemisphere. The Samoan climate is tropical with humid and sunny days mixed with rainy days in-between. From May to September which is the winter season. November through April is the rainy and hurricane season. However, there are some sunny days during the rainy season, and you can even have many hot days in a row.
Independent Samoa is where most visitors relax. It is quite a bit larger and less expensive than American Samoa. However, visitors should not miss the scenic beauty of Tutuila on the main island.
Samoan culture should be experienced by all visitors. Most Samoans are farmers and live in small villages with a chief. The people are loyal to their family and religion. Their culture can be seen at the Fiefia Island night dance shows which are usually seen at the larger resorts which include a buffet of authentic Samoan dishes.
Samoa is also known for its amazing cuisine. The seafood is fresh with all the fishes and prawns caught the same day. If you want a unique meal, then enjoy these native dishes at the hotels.
Thousands of people come to the island every year. There are plenty of hotels and resort to accommodate every lifestyle. Beach huts called Fales are available from many of the major hotels. Visitors can live in the fales and experience life as a local. The local markets are the best places to shop for souvenirs and crafts.
Many major airports have direct flights to Samoa. Once there, ferries and small charter planes will fly you between the islands. Most cities have a public bus service or vehicle rental facility.