Flights to Samoa
What to know before you fly to Samoa?
Abandon any idea of a to-do list. Come and let the beaches, lagoons, reefs, forests and lava tubes beckon at the right moment. Samoa is about half way between Hawaii and New Zealand and its 10 islands are the result of countless volcanic eruptions. Apia is the capital and Upolu and Savai'i are the 2 main islands (separated by a 90-minute ferry trip).
If you're inclined to move from your hammock or beach towel, you won't regret snorkelling or diving here: there are around 900 species of fish to spot, in addition to dolphins and whales, and 200 species of coral. Surfers will enjoy the islands too, with several breaks on both main islands to get the adrenalin going.
Beach walks, cliff trails, hikes to waterfalls and forest canopy walks allow leisurely and quick-paced (if you must) exploration of the geographic delights here. The more you explore the more you'll appreciate why Scottish writer Robert Louis Stevenson enjoyed his later life here.
Airports in Samoa
Flights from Australia to Samoa will disembark at Faleolo International Airport.
Faleolo International Airport (APW) is located 40km west of Samoa's capital, Apia, and is the main gateway into Samoa. The airport consists of one relatively small terminal building.