Samoa's weather and hospitality continues to woo couple

Samoa’s weather continues to woo tourists to our shores.

New Zealand couple Ken Pemberton and Sherida Penman Walter said they were drawn to the country by its weather as well as the nice and friendly personalities of Samoans.

Ms Walter told the Samoa Observer that this is their second visit to the island and they have noticed new developments in the country.

“The weather here is nice and sunny and warm and not like where we come from in Auckland where the weather is really bad,” she said.

The couple last visited Samoa in 2016 and stayed at the Seabreeze Resort, where they enjoyed the experience and vowed to return. 

Mr Pemberton said the new developments confirmed that the recovery from a natural disaster triggered by the cyclone is still underway.

“Now Seabreeze has worked hard to recover and [rebuilt] from the [disaster], and lots of things have changed,” he said.

While they enjoyed the hospitality of Seabreeze Resort back then, this time they were staying at the Taumeasina Island Resort. 

Ms Walter said they were enjoying their stay in one of Samoa’s newest resorts. 

“It's great to here where we can just relax and read our books, we can swim in the pool and the sea, also the site of the resort is beautiful,” she said.

Their arrival at the Faleolo International Airport was also an opening, according to Ms Walter, as they were in awe with the new airport terminal and the quality of the roads is changing perceptions about the country. 

Samoa’s ban on single-use plastic also surprised Mr. Pemberton, who said he was amazed to see the use of non-plastic straws in coffee shops across the island.

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