Guide to Eco Tourism in Samoa

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Talofa lava!

Welcome to the 'Pearl of the Pacific'. Thank you for choosing Samoa as your destination for your holiday. We'll make every effort to ensure that you'll enjoy every minute of your stay.


Samoa has a population of 197,000 people. It is made up of two main islands, Upolu and Savai'i. The main town is Apia and is on the island of Upolu. There are other smaller outlying islands. Samoa normally has a wet and dry season. The dry season is from June to September and the wet season is from October to May. Samoans are usually friendly people. Samoan culture is practised mainly in the villages. Samoan is the main language but English is predominantly used in the town area. Some people from the villages have moved to Apia permanently while others have due to work opportunities and access to quality education for their children.

Eco Sites - Upolu

Lake Lanuto'o Walk

This lake is located at Tiavi, about 15 minutes from Apia Centre. You have to be energetic and fit to be able to take full advantage of this. But native forest lovers can still partake at their own leisure.

The lake is home to Samoa's golden fishes. There is no access for vehicles so they have to be parked on the main road. On average it takes one hour to complete the Lanuto'o Walk.

There is no entry fee. Visitors are advised not to touch the flora and fauna nearby.

Tusitala Track

This is located at Vailima, about 5 minutes from Apia Centre. The track leads the way up to the grave of Samoa's beloved Tusitala, Robert Louis Stevenson. The track begins at the foot of Mount Vaea. Quite a lot of fitness fanatics pound the track daily. It takes the average fit person 30 minutes to complete one round using the short track but one hour for the long track. The long track is recommended for the 'not so fit' as the short track is steep.

Both tracks on can be slippery on rainy days.

There is no entry fee.

Eco Sites - Savai'i

Lava Fields Sale'aula

This is the result of the Matavanu volcanic eruption in 1925.