Aussie first time travelers to Samoa enjoying Savai'i
Mitch and Jess Rose from Australia along with their two beautiful children now have a fair understanding of what Samoa has to offer.
That is after they spent two weeks visiting and relaxing in Samoa for the first time.
The family of four stayed in Savaii for the first week of their trip before heading to the main-island in Apia.
While in Savaii, they stayed at the Amoa Resort in Faga, Savaii. They also had the opportunity to tour the island and visit some of the natural tourist spots in Savaii.
Finding relaxation in a quiet and peaceful place was the main drive behind their trip which is why they came to Samoa.
"This is our first time to Samoa," said Jess.
"Before coming to Samoa, we didn't really have that much understanding of what Samoa is like. We just opened the map and after some research we decided to come to Samoa.
The couple admits that there are not enough convincing information available online about Samoa.
"Especially travelling with young kids.
"But we were looking for a place to have a holiday and some relaxation (that) includes going out to the beaches and discover other natural places instead of being stuck in the resort.
"We've been to the blowholes which was great. We were looking for place not as busy as the other bigger islands like Fiji and the main island of Samoa, some where quiet."
Asked about their experience as first timers in Samoa they said "it has been great."
Moreover, the couple said they definitely want to come back for another holiday to Samoa.
What are they taking back to Australia from their two-week trip in Samoa?
"Definitely the culture," they told Samoa Observer.
"We want to experience the culture, food and different lifestyle here in Samoa which we will take back with us when we return to Australia.
"We're very busy back in Australia and we just want to come here for vacation and get to enjoy our time as a family."
Jess is a pharmacist and Mitch works in the mining industry back in Australia.