Samoa travel guide

Samoa bus
Read our Samoa travel guide for everything you need to know about visiting the tropical island nation. From info on the best places to visit, sample prices, events and attractions, along with fast facts, you will be well schooled up on island life before you even leave.    

A white sanded paradise, the island nation of Samoa is just a short flight from New Zealand. Visit the two main islands of Upolo and Savaii and indulge in the slow pace of Samoan life. Spend your days swimming, reading and snorkelling, and your evenings socialising with travellers and friendly locals. Try your hand at feeding and swimming with turtles, or spend a few days getting your diving certificate. Whatever you do in Samoa, it will be slow and relaxed, just the way the locals like it.


Samoa fast facts


Population
182,000

Languages spoken
Samoan

Currency
Name: Tala
Code: WST
Symbol: ST

Electricity
The electricity is the same as New Zealand, 240 volts and AC 50 cycles, but can be converted to 110 volts in most hotels.

Time zones
GMT - 11

Country dialing code
+685

Weights and measures
Samoa uses both the Metric and Imperial system



*The Small Print

We've tried to make this destination guide as accurate as possible but please double check the essentials like visas, health and safety, airport information etc with the relevant authorities before you travel. STA Travel takes no responsibility for loss, injury or inconvenience caused as a result of this guide. All prices listed are in the currency of the destination, unless otherwise stated.

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