Samoa 'home away from home' for Christmas

It has been seven days of bliss for Australian couple Cameron Jones and Tiana Easton.

Flying into the country last Saturday to spend Christmas in Samoa, the Sydney-based couple say they have fitted in well since they flew over and Samoa feels like a home away from home.

Ms. Easton said it is not every day one gets to spend Christmas on a tropical island.

“Being away from family it’s sad but having Christmas on a tropical island you don’t get every day,” she said.

The last couple of days have been busy for the Sydneysider, as she said there has been a lot of activities to do and great hospitality.

“There were lots of festivities, live music and stuff that you have to do in a day.”

A first-time visitor to the sunny islands, Ms Easton said the friendliness of the local population and the weather have made a big impression on her.

“This is my first time in Samoa and it has been lovely, the weather is nice and warm also the people are so friendly and welcoming,” she said.

The couple did a tour of the island on Boxing Day and were amazed with Upolu’s sparsely populated community.

“We went on a tour of Samoa yesterday and visited all the popular places for tourists that were really nice,” Mr Jones added.

“We wanted to go somewhere nice for Christmas and we choose a tropical Island like Samoa to come.”

Enjoying the delights of the Taumeasina Island Resort before returning to Sydney on Sunday, Mr Jones said the hospitality of the resort staff was exceptional.

“Despite being away from family, but the staff here at Taumeasina Island Resort made it so special for us,” he said.

“It really great to see everything about this tropical Island because we have seen this on the internet and brochures.

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