This was the poet's home for the last few years of his life and his burial site.
Discover Samoa's age-old culture and traditions in a fun and interactive way at the Samoa Cultural Village on Beach Road in the heart of Apia. Fa'a Samoa - the Samoan Way! Samoa is a traditional Polynesian society with Fa'a Samoa playing a vital role in village and community life. Samoans are proud of their strong Fa'a Samoa - which means 'the Samoan Way'. It is the essence of the Samoan culture and dictates how Samoans are meant to behave and their obligations to their elders, superiors, family, community, church and the environment. There are over 362 nu'u or villages in Samoa with a total of 18,00 matais (chiefs). Churches of various denominations feature in every village while meeting houses and open fales or homes encircle the malae or village green. Fa'a Samoa has a strong focus on welcoming visitors making Samoans friendly and hospitable hosts. However, Samoans expect their guests to observe and respect local customs. For a quick insight into Samoa's culture and traditions, visit the Samoa Cultural Village today.
You may want to try this again and again once you've experienced the thrill of skimming the 16-foot waterfall down this natural rock slide.
You don't need to pronounce the name to appreciate these spectacular falls that plunge 500 feet into a volcanic crater, surrounded by a lush rain forest.
If you’re willing to fight the crowds at this flea market in a shed, you may find some interesting Samoan handicrafts or mats, and you can even watch works-in-progress.
Cultural activities such as traditional house building, canoe making, tapa cloth making, coconut oil making, cocoa drink making, weaving, singing and traditional dancing comes alive on site every Wednesdays.
The Vanya Taule'alo Gallery is 4 minutes outside of Apia. We exhibit and sell contemporary and traditional Samoan art works and handcrafts. We source our artworks and handcrafts and gifts from Samoa and the Pacific. All items selected are created by reputable artists and artisans. We can send purchases overseas if wanted.