If you are traveling to or throughout Samoa, you may find yourself landing at the Fagali Airport in Apia. It is on the smaller side (once being a grass-only strip), but that doesn’t mean you can’t find everything you need there. Here are a few helpful pointers if you are flying into the Fagali Airport.
Upon arrival, if you desire to exchange your currency to the Samoan tala, there is a money-exchange office in the main waiting area once you get through customs checkout. If, upon arriving, you find that the office is closed, there is a Western Union about five minutes away.
Just a few kilometers away from the Fagali Airport, The Deck and Tamarind restaurants at the Tanoa Tusitala Hotel have proven themselves to be desirable destinations for quality cuisine. With a bounty of national and international dishes available any time of the day, along with a very popular happy hour, there is something delicious for every taste.
If looking for something a bit lighter on the budget, Lynn’s Takeaway is a popular example of Samoan soul food. Located by the ferry terminal, it is one of those fairly hidden gems that all the locals know about and treasure. One of the most popular choices here is their beef soup–it is huge and potentially enough for two. There is also everything from chop suey to curry to choose from as well. Visit tripadvisor.com to find out more.
Things To Do
Located next to the Fagali airport, the Royal Samoa Country Club can boast of being regarded as one of the top one-hundred golf courses in the world. It is open to travelers, but should be arranged ahead of time by calling +685 770 4767.
If it’s Friday night and you did make it over to the Tanoa Tusitala Hotel for an epic meal at one of its restaurants, you might as well stick around until dark for Fiafia Night. The word fiafia loosely means “celebration” and you will find yourself in a celebratory mood after taking in traditional singing and fire-dancing.