"The view there is breathtaking"
New Zealanders Shane Mils and Stacie Ellington were attracted to Samoa because of its relaxing vibes.
Mr. Mils, 25, and Ms. Ellington, 22, are in the country to explore what Samoa has to offer.
“We have been to other islands like Fiji and Cook Islands but not Samoa, and therefore we made the decision to discover how Samoa was very different than other Pacific islands.
They are in Samoa for one week, staying at Taumeasina Island Resort where they say it's just beautiful.
"The view there is breath taking. Samoa seems very relaxing and the people are lovely. We do not have a laid out plan because we just wanted to relax, I guess we’re going to find out along the way what we are interested in doing,” Ms. Ellington stated.
Mr. Mils said they are interested in visiting the To Sua Trench.
“Samoa is very famous for its trench and of course we want to explore and make memories there – the photos we saw just drew our attention at its natural beauty.
“I had the chance to try Samoan food and it is very unique but my favorite is the palusami and it is made of taro leaves and coconut cream, which was absolutely delicious.
“But like any other tourist we all like a good drink. We love our alcohol and we tried Samoa’s very own beer which was Vailima, I remember drinking a lot,” Mr. Mils said.
The couple also relayed that they are heading into town for a walk to do some sightseeing and shopping.
“For today, we just want to enjoy a nice walk around the town area and have a look at the buildings and stores.
“I am intrigued about Samoa’s easy going life, not too busy or hectic like other places in the world, it feels just right.
“For us, the main purpose is to escape from reality and simply enjoy every day but we are keeping in mind about the weather just in case.”
The New Zealanders are returning home next week Thursday.