What is Samoa Famous/Known For?
Samoa is made up of two major islands Upolu and Savai’i with four smaller islands that surround its landmasses. The beautiful country has its capital city in Apia and is positioned in the south of the equator, almost between New Zealand and Hawaii. Samoa is renowned for its amazing natural scenery, cool beaches, mountain and hills, and aquatic life. More specifically, let’s take a look at the 10 things that make the country so famous. Togitogiga Waterfall is a famous waterfall that used to be the swimming hole for the great warriors of Samoa years back. During the wet season, you get to experience its beauty as it becomes calmer and clearer. You can swim in the pool at the lowest part of the falls. The whole location looks heavenly and on a sunny day, it will be such a delight to swim in its waters.Click the next ARROW to see the next photo!
Palolo Deep Marine Reserve
Located in Apia, Samoa is the Palolo Deep Marine Reserve. The reserve offers you an incredible experience of being in close contact with colorful corals, fishes, turtles, and even reef sharks as you swim within the reserve. You can even hire a mask and a snorkeling gear at the marine reserve. Click the next ARROW to see the next photo!
If you are looking forward to learning to dive, Samoa is one of the countries to consider. The temperatures of their water lie between 26 degrees, and 29 degrees Celsius in a year and its visibility is almost clear. You can get diving lessons in the shallow lagoons or learn on a professional level to access the world under the sea. Explore some of the planet’s captivating seascapes and marine life. A well-known place for diving in Samoa is called The Rock. Click the next ARROW to see the next photo!
Lake Lanotoo National Park
Lake Lanotoo National Park houses the largest lake in Samoa, popularly called Goldfish Lake. Lake Lanotoo is located in the central Upolu highlands and bordered by rainforest. You can take a walk around the green lake which is a volcanic crater. Its nickname “Goldfish Lake” is derived from the abundance of goldfish which was brought in by German settlers. Click the next ARROW to see the next photo!
The coral reefs surrounding the islands are often hit by powerful waves producing some tremendous surf breaks in both Upolu and Savai’i. These spots are ideal for professional surfers as it is less crowded and idyllic. Click the next ARROW to see the next photo!
Fa’ataupati (Slap dance)
Samoa men perform the Fa’ataupati slap dance for weddings, birthdays and other festivities as a way of demonstrating strength. At special fiafia nights, these men perform the indigenous dance together with fire dances. Click the next ARROW to see the next photo!
Nature is seen in its wildest form at the southwest of Savai’i. You will get to watch how water is driven hundreds of feet up into the air by Alofaaga Blowholes. You will be amazed to see how a coconut being thrown into the blowhole launches high. Click the next ARROW to see the next photo!
Paia Dwarfs Cave
History has it that the Paia Dwarfs Cave, close to Manase, is the dwelling place of dwarves. You will get to find evidence of their footprints when you explore the long cave. Click the next ARROW to see the next photo!
If you are looking for a place to cool off and have a nice time while experiencing the wonders of nature, then you should opt for the beach. There are various beaches available in Samoa with their own unique features. One of the famous beautiful beaches you should visit is Lalomanu Beach- endowed with clear turquoise waters, white sand and peaks of white breakers and situated on the south coast of Upolu Island. Click the next ARROW to see the next photo!
Religion and Culture
The highly religious people of Samoa are known for their friendly gestures and hospitality. They are ever willing to carry visitors along with their local activities and make them feel comfortable.