Savaii has been regarded as the very heart of the Polynesian culture and Fa’a Samoa, so it is very important in Samoan folklore and songs. Legends, myths and stories originate from the hills and dales of this island – enduring centuries to this day and age. When in Savaii, we would recommend you pick as many tours and village visits as possible to immerse yourself in the fantastic stories woven over the centuries.
Because of the volcanic soil and tropical climate, Savaii contains more than 500 different species of flowering plants. Also, a quarter of those are only found in Savaii! Scuba-diving in and around Savaii is par excellence with any top ten diving destination in the world. The island’s volcano has carved out entire canyons and chasms in the seabed, plus the coral reefs harbor a plethora of aquatic flora and fauna.
You can find dolphins, lionfish, stingrays and the whole caboodle on a dive. Spend enough time down there and who knows, a sea turtle might high-five you! Have a day of riotous fun by the Alofaaga blowholes, surf a break, sample the local cuisine and relax in a beachfront bungalow – life could not be better!
Savaii is the biggest island in the Samoan group. But that’s the least in its street of fame. Home to the largest shield volcano in the South Pacific, Savaii is both mountainous and surrounded by coral reefs – making it very unique, indeed.
Set around 90 minutes apart from its smaller cousin Apia, Savaii is decades removed from the former’s modernity. Here, travellers can feel the Fa’a Samoa, or the Samoan way of life, envelope them. Peaceful, easy-going islanders will wave as you cycle or drive by, often pointing out the right shop, beach or restaurant for you to hang.
Essentially, Savaii is idyllic heart of Samoa. For more details about Savaii, Samoa holiday deals, talk to our South Pacific Specialists at 1300 991 751!