Samoa not like other destinations
Samoa is not overly commercialised and for one couple from Brisbane Australia, this is what sets beautiful Samoa apart from the rest.
David and his wife Penny Gorman have been enjoying Samoa for a week and when they caught up with the Samoa Observer, they say they will be happy to recommend the destination to their families and friends.
“We do most of our travelling on cruise ships,” said David.
Staying at Taumeasina Island Resort, David and his wife were impressed.
“It's very nice and relaxing. The place is also friendly.”
There is something else about Samoa that David loves.
“It is not that much of commercialized like the other islands we’ve been to, including Hawaii. Back home in Australia it’s very dry.”
David said he has also been learning about Samoa’s history and finding out about the culture.
“Climbing down the ladder of the To Sua Trench was the best thing for me,” he said. “And then swimming in the water was so special. Our Tour guide told us the history of Samoa and it was fascinating.”
Penny said she enjoyed touring the island and getting to know the locals.
“We also had a whole day tour with a touring agent here and it was so awesome for us. We went to the To Sua Trench and we saw some waterfalls.”
The couple heard about Samoa and decided to take the plunge.
“We wanted to try somewhere different like Samoa. None of our friends has been to Samoa, and so we are the first ones.”
David and Penny had both worked for the Australian government.
They are returning to Australia on Sunday, where they will be keen to share the stories of their time in Samoa.