“It’s beautiful, even in the rain”

Samoa has become the most preferred destination for couple Sophie Bennett and Trent Dawson, who are already looking forward to their next visit.

 “We are here for the good weather but mainly to surf,” Sophie tells Dear Tourist.

“Trent really loves to surf and there’s really good breaks out there when we go out on the water.”

Trent says Samoa is a bit small but he loves it.

When the couple arrived from New Zealand, they stayed at Sheraton Samoa Aggie Grey’s Resort at Mulifanua.

They hired a car to explore the island and later moved to the Apia Township where they are staying at Taumeasina Island Resort.

“I love both resorts of course, they’re beautiful. The Sheraton on the beach has a more traditional style but here at Taumeasina, its more modern,” Sophie said.

She added that of their exploration of the beaches, waterfalls, To Sua Trench was one of her favourites.

“Everywhere I looked was beautiful and the beaches were really nice.”

The couple is no strangers to the Pacific. They have been to Fiji, Vanuatu and Rarotonga.

 “There is nothing to complain about because it has just been really good being here. Samoa is one of our favorite places other than Rarotonga,” Sophie said.

They are expected to leave Sunday morning and are intent on making the most of their stay.

The weather was not a problem as Sophie waded through Taumeasina’s beach waters.

“Even though it was raining, it is still absolutely beautiful. I went swimming while it was raining and thought, oh well I might as well make the most of it,” she said.

She even said that she had told Trent to extend so they could stay a bit longer but work and priorities beckon for their return. 

However they do look forward to visiting again.

“We have already started talking about visiting again because this is one of our favorite places.” 

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