Couple’s unforgettable Samoan experience

By Emily Dunn ,

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TRIP TO THE MOVIES: Steven and Vanessa Smith from Brisbane, Australia visit the Apollo Cinema in Apia.

TRIP TO THE MOVIES: Steven and Vanessa Smith from Brisbane, Australia visit the Apollo Cinema in Apia. (Photo: Emily Dunn)

Steven and Vanessa Smith, both in their 50’s, have come to enjoy a three-week stay in Samoa. 

Taking advantage of their daughter’s work placement here on the island, they have travelled to visit her and indulge in local culture simultaneously. 

Originally from Brisbane, the couple undertook the four and a half hour flight into the tropical island. Since which, they have explored extensively. 

The Robert Louis Stevenson walk through the mountains, they found particularly impressive. 

The mountainous route has “some lovely views” says Vanessa. 

The black sand beach of Aganoa also made a positive impression. The exotic beach is the perfect place to watch the sun set after a long day of mountain walking. 

Steven described it as “clear and quiet.” 

To Sua trench never fails to impress, despite heavy rains, the couple still enjoyed the Samoan wonder. 

The beautiful island is reflected in its art work. Vanessa remarked on the wonderful art studios dotted around the island, in which you can find local art work and an array of styles to suit everyone’s preferences. 

The art work also provides an insight into the local culture and traditions of the Samoan people.

They took advantage of their proximity to Savai’i, going for one week during their trip. Samoa is often described as paradise, but seems to be even more so with Savai’i. There is less commercialisation, thus providing a very authentic and unblemished environment that will undoubtedly have tourists coming back.

The “very friendly people” are also a key element of what makes Samoa the place to be!

Steven and Vanessa are off to the Apollo Cinema in Apia, to enjoy the cool air conditioning.

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