Samoa: A great escape

By Deidre Tautua-Fanene 01 July 2017, 12:00AM

If you are looking for a place to get away from the hassles of life and just let your hair down, Samoa is the place to be.

Ask Jackie and Delwyn of New Zealand and they will tell you.

The pair are here for a six-day holiday. And the dairy farmers are loving it.

“Samoa has been so good to us and we love it so much,” said Jackie.

The couple are staying at Taumeasina Island Resort.

“The place is just gorgeous as well. The staffs are friendly as well and the food is just great so we are enjoying ourselves.”

Asked what they love about Samoa,Jackie said it’s the people.

“From where we’re from people just stick to themselves and do their own thing but from the moment we set foot here until now we have people who come up to us and say hello and asking if we needed any help.

“It’s just different and we never get that back home because we are always busy with work and things.”

The To Sua Trench is one of their favourite places.

“That was beautiful.We also went to the place where the tsunami occurred and it’s amazing how people have built up themselves after the disaster.

“We also visited the Museum up at Vailima, the Robert Louis Stevenson Museum, and my goodness that was beautiful.We had a little exercise on the mountain as well.

“The town is just beautiful with all your traditional wear and earrings we actually bought some for us and especially the wrap around (ielavalava).That’s something new.”

They also enjoy a drop of local beer.

“Oh it’s got to be the Vailima Beer all the flavors,” said Jackie.

“It’s different and it tastes good.We love it, it’s very local so Samoa is just amazing.

“We are also looking forward to visit Savai’i today and we will be going to see the dwarfs caves, the blow holes and so much more.

“We will definitely recommend Samoa to our friends and families but we will tell them to stay longer because five days is just not enough to explore and experience this beautiful island.”

By Deidre Tautua-Fanene 01 July 2017, 12:00AM

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