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Practical Information

With a wealth of places to explore in an idyllic setting, Samoa is perfect for those looking for more than just an island getaway.

From the airport on Upolu Island, the capital and principal port of Apia is just a short drive away and well worth a few nights’ stay.

Upolu itself has some fantastic high quality properties and is easy to navigate by hire car, taking in the wonderful sights along the way. Savai’i, Upolu’s larger, but less populated sister island, is about an hour away by ferry.

The accommodation here tends to be simpler but the beaches are superb and the experience well worth the trip.

Travel Advice

Our country specialists can advise on any safety concerns you may have. For current information, please refer to the Foreign & Commonwealth Office website.

When to go to Samoa

You’ll find temperature and rainfall information, together with a month-by-month guide on visiting, on our guide for when to go to Samoa.

More Information
  • Flight Time

    30½ hours (Apia, via Auckland)

  • Recommended Airlines

    Air New Zealand

  • Time Zone

    UTC -11