Melbourne family say Samoa destination of choice

The Spincer family of Melbourne are back in Samoa six years after their first visit.

They had a great time in their last visit and it made sense for them to return to this island paradise.

Ben Spincer, 47, and his wife Stephanie, 49, said in an interview with the Samoa Observer that their children were small in their first visit but that has now changed.

“We had a great time on our first visit to Samoa six years ago and we decided to bring our family back for a second holiday,” said Mrs Spincer.

Samoa’s climate and landscape continues to be star attractions for the couple, on top of the local population being friendly and helpful.

“The climate is warm and very lovely as well, and that is why we want to come here because we   had a great time on our first visit,” she added.

Samoa’s measles epidemic made headlines around the world including Australia, but the Spincer family ensured all their children were vaccinated before they traveled over.

Mrs Spincer said: “We all decided to make sure that we all have been vaccinated before we come, because we don’t want to spread or get the measles.”


The family are looking at mixing up their adventures on the island, when compared to their first visit, according to Mr Spincer.

“We mostly did everything that we had done during our first time here in Samoa, and we like to see the island landscape,” he said.

And with the children now being older, he said they can do what they did not get to do in their first visit, like going snorkeling and swimming.

The family has visited the big island of Savai’i and stayed at the lagoon bungalow and have already been to popular sites such as the Tosua Trench, seen the giant clam shells and other tourist attractions.

Last Friday the couple was at the Taumeasina Island Resort with their two sons Nick and Johnny and daughter Marianne.

Mrs Spincer, who does work on climate change, added that Samoa is now the family’s favourite holiday destination.

"It's one of the favorite holiday destinations and we are from Melbourne Australia and in the pacific Island this is our favorite island," she said.

The family will return to Melbourne, Australia just before Christmas.

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