Faleolo International Airport is a public airport located 40km west of Apia, the capital city of Samoa. It offers direct jet service to many major airports on the Pacific region, connecting Samoa to Polynesia, New Zealand, Australia, USA, and beyond. Until 1984, the airport could only accommodate jets as large as a Boeing 737. Jets as large as Boeing 747, commonly used to service long haul destinations like the US West Coast, Australia, or New Zealand, lands at the nearby airport, the Pago Pago International Airport, located in the village of Tafuna in American Samoa. Since the airport's expansion, Faleolo International Airport now serves most international traffic while Pago Pago International Airport only services flights to Honolulu.
If you wish to witness and experience traditional Samoan dancing, singing, drumming, and fire-knife dance, you should visit Aggie Grey's Fia Fia. Get a taste of Samoa's history and tradition by visiting the Museum of Samoa. Other things you can do while in Apia is to walk along the sea wall, go to the Palolo Deep Marine Reserve at the Vailala Beach, go fishing, with which Samoa is popular of, or play golf. Don't forget to drop by the flea market, the new market, and Janet's for interesting items and souvenirs including authentic Samoan and Pacific made clothing, jewellery, crafts, artwork, carvings, home ware, and more.
How to get around within Apia
Much of Apia is within walking distance. Taxis are cheap, safe, and are easy to hail down, and buses service the whole Upolu from downtown Apia.
How to get there
Apia is the capital city of Samoa and is approximately 20 miles from Faleolo International Airport where you will probably land if you wish to visit the city. Travelling from the airport to the city centre is easy. Right outside the terminal are a stream of taxis that could get you to your destination. Entering the city by boat, you will have to board occasional cargo ships that dock at Apia port on their way around the world. Twice a month, there is a ferry that sails to Tokelay, and Yachts can dock at the Apia Harbour.
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