Special family celebration in Samoa

Greg and Kirstin Fleming came to Samoa to celebrate a 50th wedding anniversary. They are from Wellington, New Zealand.

They are here with their five children. It is their first time in Samoa but not in the Pacific because they’ve been to Fiji, Tonga and Vanuatu. 

“I see a difference between Samoa and Tonga. You can see that Samoa is more developed than Tonga and it seems to be more organised.

“The landscape and also the culture are very similar to Tonga. 

“On the other hand, Fiji is different in terms of the tourism industry, which is more developed than here,” Greg shared.

The family is staying at the Taumeasina Island Resort. 

“This resort here is just amazing; I would not want to change anything. This is beautiful. The people are really helpful they give us a lot of information.

“The people are lovely and very friendly. One of the staff members gave us a list of which restaurants we could go to. We went to Scalini’s, which was really good.

“The range of food you get here for the money is just great. We are looking forward to going to more restaurants and trying new things.

“It is pretty relaxed here. So now we have a little more motivation to leave the resort for food hunting,” the couple explained to Dear Tourist.

“We had a really nice taxi driver, sometimes their English is not that great but they really try,” Kirstin said.

Greg added: “I am surprised how strong the English is especially due to the fact that Samoan is the first language.”

They already have a lot of things planned to do in Samoa before they leave.

Kirstin pointed to her husband and son saying: “These guys are going diving tomorrow and we are going to rent a bus for the whole group and visit the To Sua Ocean Trench.

Greg said: “This time we are not going to Savaii, but I think next time I will definitely try to go there.”

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