Looking for rainforest, beaches, lagoons, lava tubes and a love of 'no time like island time'? Harbouring a love for sprawling archipelagoes in the South Pacific? A holiday in Samoa is just the ticket (likely to be booked to Apia, the capital). Comprising 10 islands, about halfway between Hawaii and New Zealand, local culture has been 3,000 years in the making in Samoa. The 2 main islands – Savai'i and Upolu – are separated by a 90-minute ferry ride. Read more...
Sheraton Samoa Aggie Grey's Resort, Samoa 4.5 StarSamoa
Talofa lava and Afio mai to the newly refurbished Sheraton Samoa Aggie Greys Resort, the first five star branded resort ideally located on the volcanic island of Upolu. Offering everything you need for your holiday or business travels, within a short drive from the international airport, our waterfront resort will create unforgettable experiences. Immerse yourself in Fa'a Samoa, 'the Samoan way', the rich cultural heritage and warm family values passed down through generations. Traditional Samoan architecture meets modern design, echoing the shape of the lush lagoon and offers unparalleled views of the Pacific Ocean. Settle into one of our 133 spacious Ocean View guest rooms or relaxing suites designed with comfort in mind. Breathe in the fresh sea air and enjoy the cooling breezes from your own private patio or balcony. Our inviting signature Sheraton Sweet Sleeper Bed, offering multiple layers of crisp white linens and fluffy pillows, will leave you feeling well rested. A flat screen TV with cable channels and high speed wired and wireless internet access let you stay connected to the outside world. Delightful dining with flavours from around the South Pacific, experience the region's culinary talent for lunch or dinner in one of our five bars and restaurants. Revel in bountiful breakfasts and be enchanted on Friday nights in Apolima Fale Restaurant with our signature culture show & dinner; Fia Fia, Siva and fire dancers, that will be sure to create special memories of your time in Samoa. Indulge in our signature cocktails while enjoying the sounds of the sea and the beats of the evening's entertainment, or gather together in a traditional Samoan Fale for a time to remember and celebrate that special occasion. Enjoy a change of pace at Manaia Polynesian spa, escape the ordinary at Sheraton Fitness gym or take on the 18 Hole Championship Le Penina Golf Course. Warm and inviting smiles make you fell like you belong at Sheraton Samoa Aggie Greys; your place in the sun.
Travel Dates:5 October 2015 - 29 November 2015.
Where warm, tropical waters and cool southeast trade winds collide
With more than 900 species of fish and 200 of coral, it's easy to see why the diving and snorkelling are popular here; that's before mentioning the dolphins, rays and whales. If your ideal holiday means you've a surfboard tucked under your arm when you head to the beach, there are several great breaks on both islands. Alternatively, if you're feeling terrestrial, there are ample cliff trails, hikes, bicycles for hire and canopy walks too.
Samoan accommodation can be found at the plush and budget ends of the spectrum. If you want to prep for island time, keep your plans super simple and check out a Samoa holiday package. Then get your best hammock pose ready.