Weeklong island escape for Australian family
Though they have only been here one week, the Kohomban family has had plenty of time to be enchanted by Samoa's natural attractions and style of life.
The Australians arrived in Samoa last Saturday for a holiday with their two young boys.
Michael Kohomban, spoke to the Samoa Observer at Tanoa Tusitala Hotel and said he was having a highly enjoyable family holiday, not least of all because the weather.
"So far its has been great and because I have two kids, so both of them are having a great time in pool," he said.
He added that he and his wife, Sherangi, and two kids, Dilesh and Shevan, had ventured out for a cross-island drive on Tuesday.
"We went to Savai'i [on Wednesday] and we went to the blow hole and after that we swim with the turtles; it was a great holiday for us," he said.
Mr. Kohomban said although the holiday has been going great one thing he thinks Samoa needs to improve is its tourist service.
At a cultural night this week, there was no one available to explain the meaning of the display, he said.
"[There should be people on hand to] explain more about the Samoan culture, like the what is the dance about, how often they do dancing and so [many] other things," he said.
He also admired a traditional fire dance but said he would like to have had a chance to learn more about its role in the culture.
"My two boys love the Samoan traditional food, like the basic food: the breadfruit, taro and banana also the way the Samoan people prepare the food," he said.
Another thing that Mr. Kohomban admires about Samoa is the way families gather at 6pm for family evening church and generally come together as a community.
"My father-in-law used to come here to Samoa for work, and he told us to come to Samoa and see what he has experience during his time in Samoa," he said.