Quality time for sisters

By Nefertiti Matatia 21 April 2018, 12:00AM

Sisters Brooke and Annette Mocha find Samoa a perfect place for quality family time. 

Not only are they in Samoa for a holiday, but also to spend some time together as siblings because they live in different states in Australia. 

Brooke lives at the Gold Coast while Annette is based in Sydney.  It is both their first time to the Pacific. 

They’ve left the islands but they had the chance to share with the Dear Tourist just how much they did on the islands and the exciting places they visited. 

“It is a nice and very relaxed, beautiful place. The people are really great. The resort is really beautiful too,” Brooke shared.  

The sisters stayed at the Taumeasina Island Resort.   

“It is pretty awesome that the beach is so near to the resort,” she said.

“We rented a car and drove around the island and have been to Savaii as well. The waterfalls, caves and the trench have been the best part, I would say,” Annette added. “It is really nice especially the temperature of the water was great.”

Meeting local people is one part of discovering a new country.

“With the locals, we were mostly just in contact with the staff members here from the resort. But while driving around we have got a little lost and asked a lot of people on the street. We just missed the sign, but it was there. So everyone has been pleased to help us,” Brooke said.

In their opinion, there is not much to change in Samoa. 

“I would not say there is so much to do to make it easier for tourists because it is kind of untouched, I personally do really like this. It is not made too touristy, I avoid places like that. 

“I like that about Samoa, it is very different from going to other places, they kept the culture here I guess. I mean there have been signs we just did not see it,” Brooke explained.

Compared to their home, the people here seem to be more open.

“Everyone here is much more friendly than home. We really appreciate that here. It does not matter which time, everyone is saying hey,” they said.

They also shared their plans to return.

By Nefertiti Matatia 21 April 2018, 12:00AM

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