Untouched, unspoiled and unique.
That’s what Louise of Sydney, Australia will tell her families and friends when she returns after her holiday in Samoa.
In the country for seven days, Louise caught up with Dear Tourist in Apia yesterday.
Louise said travel brochures do not do justice to the uniqueness of Samoa.
“Samoa is stunning, to say the least…I love it,” she told Dear Tourist yesterday.
The Financial Manager is staying at Sheraton Samoa Aggie Grey’s Hotel & Bungalows. She is dreading going back to the reality of life.
“I haven’t had enough of Samoa, just yet.
“I don’t think I can ever have enough though.
“I love it here, Samoa is untouched and unspoiled, compared to other Pacific Islands, and I’ve been to such as Vanuatu, Fiji and Noumea.
“Samoa is far more unique and I’m not just saying that for the sake of being here.
“I really do mean it, you should be proud of what Samoa has to offer for people like us, workaholics and then take time off to come here it’s just excruciatingly beautiful.
“I stayed at Sinalei and even that place is awesome, from the service to the rooms to the food. It’s an all in one package, for me and I just love it here.
Louise cannot get over the hospitality of the Samoan people.
“It’s like they are family. They are very helpful and very friendly and I can’t fathom over that to be honest.
“The Samoan culture where the youngster respects the elders is amazing.
“I mean even to the people they don’t know, If they are older than the young person, respect is given to nonetheless,” said Louise.
She was also admires the slow life pace compared to life in Sydney. “People here are chilled out, relaxed and again very friendly,” she said chuckling.
Louise was highly impressed with the culture of Samoa that is very much alive.
“I am really impressed the culture is not spoiled, Samoa are still in charge of their land, people here attend church every Sundays and then the strong bond that hold families together is magnificent.
“I don’t know where else you can find such originality,” said Louise to the Dear Tourist.
“I must say that I will miss Samoa when I return to Sydney.”