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    • Capital: Apia
    • Climate: Tropical
    • Currency: WST - Samoan Tala
    • Dialing Code: 685
    • Drives on: Left
    • Emergency (Ambulance) #: 999
    • Emergency (Fire) #: 999
    • Emergency (Police) #: 999
    • Internet Top Level Domain: .ws
    • Land Mass (km2): 2831
    • Official Language(s): English, Samoan
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    • Population (est): 195,476
    • Time Zone (of capital): WST (UTC/GMT +13 hours )+1hour DST; Current time zone offset UTC
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    Samoa

    Major Tourist Attractions: Upolu, Temple, Alofaaga Blowholes, Biula Cave Pool, Aganoa Beach

    With white sandy beaches and rainforests, Samoa is a place to go to get away for a relaxed pace environment. The small islands make it easy to explore with a range of lodging, including tree house B&Bs, oceanside resorts, and rainforest hotels.

    Whether you lose yourself on a stretch of a white sandy beach or head inland to walk along rocky craters that rise above lava fields and rainforests, Samoa's relaxed pace is perfect for those who want to get away from it all.

    Speaking both English and Samoan, and officially on ‘island time,’ leave your schedules behind you and succumb to the idyllic setting of the South Pacific.

    Traditionally strong seafarers, follow a Samoan by boat to explore the bays and lagoons with crystal clear waters, perfect for snorkeling. While influences from New Zealand and Europe can be felt at the rugby or football game, it is through dance and cuisine, or the tattooed greetings from the Samoans that make this island true to their Polynesian roots.

    Sleeping in a hammock while being swung to sleep by an ocean breeze may be tempting, but visitors can find a range of lodging from tree house B&Bs to ocean-side resorts and rainforest hotels. The small islands make it easy for visitors to explore, whether by day or by week, there is so much to see.

    Here is a list of adventures that await you in Samoa:

    • Hire a boat ride to snorkel the coral and sea life around Samoa.
    • Visit the Saleaula lava fields that sprawl 20 square miles.
    • Eat a noni fruit, bought right from the farmer.
    • Brave a traditional tattoo: the p’ea for a male (from the knees to ribs) or a malu for a woman (knees to thighs).
    • Drink a koko samoa, a Samoan coffee.
    • Watch the lava flows on Savai’I.
    • Explore the lush plantations of cocoa.
    • Climb 472m to Mount Vaea’s lookout over Apia.
    • Surf the waves of Aganoa Beach, or just watch the surfers from a beachside bar.
    • Explore the black sand beaches and waterfalls at Mu Pagoa.
    • Watch the water rush through the Alofaaga Blowholes.
    • Dive into the crystal blue waters of the Piula Cave Pool.

    Embassy Contact

    Address: 5th Floor
    ACC Building
    Matafele
    Apia, Samoa
    Phone: 685 21436 / 21631 / 21452 or 22696

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