Samoa enjoys warm, beach-friendly weather all year round. However, there is a distinct wet season between November and March. Ergo, the best time to visit Samoa is during the dry season which runs from June to September. .
Although life is extra easy in Samoa, the day-to-day cost will vary depending on activities, meals and any additional purchases during your stay. On the whole, staying in Samoa will not burn a hole in your wallet!
Samoa is one of the safest countries to travel to, heath-wise. There are no shots required, unless you’re travelling/ hopping from a country which has health advisories. There are no poisonous insects or critters, but that said – do keep a bottle or spray of industrial-strength mosquito repellent (they’re most determined!).
Banknotes frequently used are: 2, 5, 10, 20, 50, 100 tālā
Do carry cash on you (don’t worry, Samoa has one of the lowest crime rates!)
ATMs are available both in Upolu and Savai’i.
There is a small surcharge on top of your bank’s conversion rates/fees & charges
Both ANZ and Bank South Pacific have branches at the Faleolo International Airport
A typical Samoan dish is likely to consist of fish, seafood, and root vegetables but many resorts will cater for all tastes. Before you depart alert your resort to any dietary requirements you have. Some foods may contain traces of nuts.
Samoa is a Wi-Fi friendly destination and offers holidaymakers a number of options for connecting online. Most all resorts offer WiFi, as do restaurants and cafes
Stick to t-shirts and shorts for the most part! Samoa is a warm country, so unless you’re going to a formal restaurant (or church!), you’re pretty set!
Samoa is a fantastic destination for nanny services, which can be arranged through your resort or on arrival.
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