Scenery, culture and the people attract Erin Daldry to Samoa.
It’s her second time to Samoa and she told the Dear Tourist team that she falls in love with Samoa every time she visits.
She is from Wellington, New Zealand and her recent visit to Samoa this year; she stayed at the Seabreeze Resorts, Aufaga.
The last time she has been on the island, she had the opportunity to go to Savai’i.
“I absolutely loved the blow holes in Savai’i and the To Sua Ocean Trench was awesome,” Erin said.
“In Upolu, there seems to be a lot more infrastructures and the town is more like a town in New Zealand, whereas in Savai’i it is a bit more rural.”
“The roads have been better in Savai’i; it was easier to drive because the roads were nice and smooth. I guess the road is not as good in Upolu because there are more cars using the roads.”
Erin said minimizing the careless dumping of rubbish plays a huge role in attracting tourists, and he says this can be achieved through more awareness.
“Because the country is so beautiful, you don’t want to put your rubbish anyhow.
When tourists come here, they are expecting a nice country; you don’t see rubbish on the advertising pictures. It is the same for the people who live here.”
“I have been really pleased to see the number of rubbish bins around the Taumeasina Island Resort,” she shared.
Erime said so far, Seabreeze Resort is one of the best restaurants she’s eaten in compared to places she’s travelled around the world.
“If you go into Apia, sometimes you go to a place a cafe and they be like fish and chips and Chinese food, when you are in Samoa I personally would prefer to eat oka and local food, what I think other tourists would like that too as part of the experience and culture.”
“The people in general are very polite. People at the Seabreeze were really friendly. They would remember things we want, for example we didn’t want any plastic straws.”
Erin said Samoa has kept its culture very well and that is what she enjoyed the most. “I really like Samoa, I am really pleased I came here,” she said.