‘A lovely place to visit’

It’s been five days in paradise for David James.

Despite travelling alone, he has thoroughly enjoyed his trip. For him he prefers to fly solo.

The 55-year-old is from Dunedin, New Zealand. He is no ordinary tourist, he likes living in the moment.  His highlight of this trip was the Sheraton Beach Resort, Mulifanua.

After countless time of travelling to Fiji, he finally wanted something different. He found out about Samoa through his travel agent and it was by far a different, yet great experience.

“I came by myself and I do it all the time and it is my life. It is the easiest way to travel,” he shared with Dear Tourist.

“It is a lovely resort so if you want a holiday resort, that would be fine. That is all about that I have learnt here in Samoa.”

“Normally I go to Fiji and I wanted to go somewhere different so I came here. Everything was just too good.” “The beaches are better than Fiji in my view. Other than that it is similar,” he said.

Today will be his last day and everything that he was expecting in this trip was a reality for him.

“I work in an energy sector in New Zealand and coming here, it is relaxing and I haven’t really thought too much about work and it is a good break. This is a really big part of the reason that I am here, is to take time off work.”

“Most of the resort staff have been well trained they were really good. I was comfortable compared to the many other resorts that I have gone to.” 

The father of two shared his perspective of Samoa.

“People on the streets seem happy with their way of life, looks like a reasonable standard of living. Not many people live in rundown shacks and certain stuff like that.” 

“They have houses and they seem happy enough with their life. This is a lovely place to visit and I look forward to going to the big island next time I come.”

“So see you soon Samoa.” 

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