Spend a few weeks in Samoa and you’ll agree that the island nation has some of the most enticing landscapes in the South Pacific. Hike up steep rocky trails, meander through lush plantations and explore an underwater world teeming with life. Here are our picks for the top ten things to do in Samoa…


To Sua Ocean Trench

Probably one of the most recognisable sites in Samoa, To Sua Ocean Trench is a 30 metre deep swimming hole with turquoise water accessed by a ladder, or those brave enough can skip the ladder and just dive straight in!

Coconut Beach Club Resort & Spa

With the only over-water fales in Samoa, Coconuts Beach Club & Spa offers guests a private, secluded stay in an incredible location. There’s an excellent restaurant, swim-up bar, spa and a range of activities.

Papase'ea Sliding Rock

Just 15 minutes’ drive from Apia, both children and adults will have a great time skimming down the waterfall into a cool rock pool at Papase’ea Sliding Rock. Competition for a seat at the top of the main five metre slide can be fierce, but there are also three smaller slides to enjoy.

Sinalei Reef Resort & Spa

From the moment you enter this stunning, naturally landscaped beachfront resort you’ll know you have discovered an Island sanctuary like no other. Guests will stay in traditional Samoan villas with ocean or garden views at this adults-only resort.

Alofaaga Blowholes

These impressive blowholes in the village of Taga on the island of Savaii are wave power in its purest form. They are particularly entertaining when locals throw coconuts into the holes, which are then blasted high up into the air.

Sea Breeze Resort

With the focus on outdoor living, all Seabreeze villas have ocean, lagoon and reef views. The waterfront bar and restaurant allows guests to enjoy excellent cuisine while watching the surf break on the reef.

Beach Life

If there’s one thing Samoa has an abundance of, it’s beaches. Wherever you choose to stay, you’ll be guaranteed white sand beaches and turquoise water – so take your pick!

Lalotalie River Retreat

This family owned and operated eco-venture is based in the village of Faleaseela. Locally known as ‘The Waterfall Man’, Tuiafatea Olsen will take guests on an adventure through the rainforest to a series of waterfalls perfect for jumping off into the deep turquoise pools below.

Samoa Cultural Village

Discover Samoa’s age-old culture and traditions in a fun and interactive way at the Samoa Cultural Village in the heart of Apia.

Robert Louis Stevenson Museum

When Robert Louis Stevenson and his wife Fanny decided to stay in Samoa in 1889, they bought 314 acres of virgin land close to Apia and named the estate Vailima. Today, the estate has been fully-restored and pays homage to the famous Scottish writer and his family.