Samoa has been populated for around 3,000 years. It was ruled over by Germany from 1900 to 1914 and by New Zealand from 1914 to 1962. It was in 1962 that it gained its independence. Today it is a popular tourist destination, mainly for people in Australia and New Zealand but other nations as well. Most people fly to Samoa and they often fly on smaller planes into Fagali’i Airport which lies on the outskirts of Apia, the main city of Samoa and its capital.
Fagali’i Airport has daily flights by Samoa Airways (formerly Polynesian Airlines) and Talofa Airways. The former company offers flights just to Pago Pago, American Samoa, while that latter one flies just to Tonga. Chartered flights also take off from Fagali’i Airport for those who want to tour Samoa and nearby islands from the air and there are also occasional emergency medical flights to American Samoa where the hospitals are more advanced.
According to Samoa’s tourism board there are some things to do on Samoa that no one should miss out on. The first of these is the Robert Louis Stevenson Museum. This is housed in this Scottish author’s final home and has his artifacts as well as others from the late 1800s. The museum is said to also have a beautiful garden behind it and visitors can visit his grave by climbing Mt Vaea just a short distance away.
Some of the natural sights to see in Samoa is the To Sua Trench which is a very idyllic spot to view the scenery. There is also a 30-meter crater right off the beach and you have to swim through an underwater tunnel to reach it. Once there you can see giant sea turtles, exotic fish, and underwater gardens all around you.