Saletoga Sands Resort "definitely a gorgeous spot"

Nadia Brown is in love with the peaceful surroundings of Saletoga Sands Resort and Spa.

She is just as impressed by the "very friendly" people and she wants to recommend the place to anyone visiting Samoa.

"Everybody is just so friendly and definitely a gorgeous spot here and will definitely come back," she said.

Nadia, 52, and her husband, who was out for a fishing trip during the interview, traveled to Samoa with a group of 50 people for a family wedding held at the resort.

"So I think there are about 52 of us here for the wedding so we went snorkelling yesterday and saw some amazing fish. I’ve never snorkelled before, too scared to go in the ocean in Australia, too many sharks," said Nadia.

"And being here for the wedding and just having all the family here with me and it is absolutely beautiful," she added.

Asked about her best memory of being in Samoa, she mentioned flower arrangements after snorkelling.

"The flower arrangements they make are just…I wouldn’t know where to start, they are just so talented," she said.

She also told of their adventures to the Papaseea Sliding Rocks and visiting Apia which she described as "absolutely beautiful".

"Last night they got me up and got me to do a little bit of a dance and yeah I was taught to dance like a Samoan lady and it was amazing, so we got a big video of it."

The Aussie tourist said she was not surprised about anything in particular in Samoa as she had heard a fair share from her Samoan friends back home.

"Everything I saw, I accepted that, you know that’s the way you guys live here and no not a lot have sort of shocked me. I have heard a lot about Samoa, I do have Samoan friends back in Australia and they’ve told me a little bit about Samoa, so it wasn’t a real big shock for me to come here," she told.

Although she was not prepared to have her mind changed about her dislike for the papaya fruit.

"I have never been a papaya person, never liked eating it in Australia, and the girls showed me and asked ‘do you like papaya’ and I said ‘no I don’t’.

"They said try it with a little bit of lime or lemon; amazing, and it was just beautiful. So I’m sure I’ll go back to Australia and do a bit of papaya," she smiled.

Nadia is a grandmother of three young grandchildren.

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