Up in the Samoan hinterland just at the outskirts of the capital city of Apia is the home of the famous Scottish author who spent his final years in Samoa. Known as ‘Tusitala’ (Samoan for ‘teller of tales’) his works include Kidnapped, Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde and Treasure Island. His beautiful mansion Vailima has been converted into a Museum set within lush gardens and is open to the public.
Considered by many visitors as one of the most beautiful swimming spots in Samoa. Afu A’au or Olemoe Falls plunge from the rainforest into a deep pool. Enjoy the serenity of this pristine freshwater pool and magnificent waterfall nestled in a tropical rainforest setting.
Located on Beach Road next to the Visitor Information Fale and overlooking the gorgeous harbour is the Samoan Cultural Village. Under the roof of various fales are authentic demonstrations of traditional Samoan activities including wood carving, basket weaving, tapa making and if you are lucky enough, even witness someone getting a traditional tattoo done by a master tattooist! Treat yourself to a meal straight out of the Umu or the traditional oven. Meet and interact with Matai (Chiefs), Tatau Masters, Carvers and Siapo (tapa) Makers at the Cultural Village.